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Romantic Cottage on Private 7 Acre Estate with Ponds, Gardens, Views

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alford cottage description

FALL LEAF PEEPER SPECIALS are available if
traveling during mid week. Inquire!


Spacious one room cottage on a private 7 acre
estate with swimming pond, lily pond, streams, gardens and views. Only the owner shares this
peaceful natural retreat, minutes from everything exciting in the Berkshires and Columbia County.

Originally built by artist caretakers to a Manhattan horticulurist, The cottage has it's own driveway, is a spacious, 550 sq. ft, with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and sky-lit bathroom. There is a
queen size bed, reading and dining areas, Cable TV, DVD, a CD player, WiFi, air conditioning and heat. It is comfortable, has charm and is
well equipped.

From a picture window where a table is placed, you can look over the gardens to the lake, a glorious view all year round.

In summer you can hear the stream trickling from the small front deck. Or step out the back
to a private shade garden with cushioned lounges for reading, a propane grill, table and
chairs for outdoor dining.

A gazebo cantilevered over the water is for your use alone. Perfect for reading, relaxing,
a glass of wine before dinner.

In winter, the cottage becomes a cozy cabin.
Bring books, hiking boots, snow shoes, even
skis. Catamount and Butternut are less than a
half hour away, Jiminy Peak and Bousquet a few minutes more.

The cottage is heaven sent for an individual or
couple who want to relax in a natural retreat yet still have access to all this popular tourist area offers.

Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and Columbia County. Once part of Massachusetts, Austerlitz
is on the NY/Mass. border Only 18 minutes to
Tanglewood and Kripalu. Less than half and hour to the towns of Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass., as well as Hudson, Hillsdale and Chatham, NY. There are
ski slopes nearby, golf and tennis, hiking, biking, fine restaurants, theaters, films, concerts. Museums, historic homes, antiques,
festivals, farmers' markets, wineries, distilleries, celebrity sightings ...and so much more.


POLICIES:

OCCUPANCY: two people unless special arrangements are made in advance for a guest. No charge for infant.

RATES quoted are for 2 people. They are all
inclusive. There are no extra charges or fees.

MINIMUM STAY: Stays of two nights minimum
usually apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund of the deposit minus a cancellation fee* will be granted if cancellation is made 31 or more days before the date of scheduled arrival. A 50% refund of the deposit will be granted if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to arrival. There are no refunds for no shows or abbrevieted stays.
*Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more:
$200. Fee for shorter stays:$75

PLEASE NOTE
that the property was once woods and although beautiful and almost always quiet, neither the cottage not the main house is immune to bad weather, critters, power outages and other such country things. We certainly do our best to prepare for contingencies that are beyond our control.
Also be aware that the property is between cell phone towers so it is rare for a cell phone to work until you reach the main road. There is internet and a phone with answering machine so you can make and receive calls. Many guests have expressed delight at the positive effect on their vacation; and of course, cell phone service is available at most shopping centers along the road.

CHECK IN:2PM . Check out 11AM. Check out times may be flexible. Inquire.

Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no pets.

















Keywords: Cottage, retreat, romantic getaway, cabin, Tanglewood, Hudson, Great Barrington, Chatham, Kripalu

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            welcome to bring infants...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Fully equipped Kitchen with Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Charcoal and Weber Propane Grills(BBQ), Canoe, Private gazebo for reading or relaxing on pond, gardens, walking path around pond, indoor and outdoor dining areas...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library:

                The beginnings of a DVD library, will be adding more....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                one acre mini lake ( or swim pond) 22' deep and clear...moreless

              • Ski-Out

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Cottage combines living room with bedroom and dining area...moreless

              • Parking:

                your own private driveway with parking space ...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                By permission. Inquire before making reservation....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                small deck overlooking grounds...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                cantilvered over pond , for cottage guests alone, lounge chairs, exercise space...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe for one acre lake ( swimming pond)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                seven and half acres - many gardens...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 9 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $900
              Holiday
              Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Rates are all inclusive and are subject to change.Mid week specials may apply for stays of 3 nights or more. Inquire. Sorry no pets and sadly no children. Infant welcome free of charge.

              For reservations made at least 31 days in advance, guests have option of paying a deposit of half of fee to secure reservation. The other half is due 21 days prior to date of reservation. Take personal checks, money orders or paypal. Reservations made less than a month in advance of date of arrival are due in full. Paypal or priority mail are required.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 11/17/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow,Kripalu,theater, concerts and Blue Grass Festivals, Country Fairs, Farmers' Markets, Antiques, Fine Dining, Historic Homes, Botanical Gardens, six great New England Towns to visit, and new to the area, even a nightclub or two, live music and dancing. Located on the cusp of Mass/NY.

              Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1994

              About the owner: Am an expat of Manhattan but grew up outside of Boston.

              Why the Owner Chose Alford:
              For years my family rented a tiny cottage in the area so as to escape the city in the summer. We began loving it more and more and making our weekends longer and longer. When we made the leap to move up full time, we chose this location because it is on border of Berkshire and Columbia Counties, near all the bright lights, yet very peaceful and tranquil. We were hoping to find a property with one distinguishing feature; we never expected to find one with so many bells and whistles.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Swimming , canoeing, walking around the lake, enjoyng the gardens, lazing about the property ,watching the hummingbirds skim past the flowers. Reading under a 100 year old tree. Listening to the trickle of the stream. Fresh air. sipping that first cup of coffee outside, exercizing on the gazebo. Yoga. Slowing down.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

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              Photos

              • Oct. 10, 2014
View from cottage window

                Oct. 10, 2014 View from cottage window

              • One acre spring fed pond.  22' deep,clear and lovely. Swim,canoe, fish.

                One acre spring fed pond. 22' deep,clear and lovely. Swim,canoe, fish.

              • bed opposite picture window and view

                bed opposite picture window and view

              • enter to kitchen

                enter to kitchen

              • sky-lit bathroom

                sky-lit bathroom

              • private shade garden

                private shade garden

              • lily pond with stream to
one acre swimming pond.

                lily pond with stream to one acre swimming pond.

              • dawn early May

                dawn early May

              • view from picture window early May

                view from picture window early May

              • cottage garden in September

                cottage garden in September

              • October.  pergola, view  from small cottage deck
 front deck looking North

                October. pergola, view from small cottage deck front deck looking North

              • early morning in winter

                early morning in winter

              • approaching the cottage from driveway

                approaching the cottage from driveway

              • cottage in its setting

                cottage in its setting

              • table by picture window

                table by picture window

              • comfortable  reading chairs

                comfortable reading chairs

              • exit back door to private shade garden

                exit back door to private shade garden

              • your own private gazebo on the lake

                your own private gazebo on the lake

              • canoe and dock  early may

                canoe and dock early may

              • Fishing at dawn

                Fishing at dawn

              • September view from cottage window September

                September view from cottage window September

              • Pergola viewed from front deck in September

                Pergola viewed from front deck in September

              • Rainy morning mid October

                Rainy morning mid October

              • sunrise over water in winter

                sunrise over water in winter

              VRBO #13495

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              This listing was first published here in 2002.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $129 - $200 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2002
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 11/17/2014
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