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

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

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

JUNE SPECIAL Friday and Sat night, June 25,26 Total: $300 for this weekend. Save $100.

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 horticulturist, the cottage has it's own driveway and is a spacious, 550 sq. feet with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and a 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 is less than a half hour away, Butternut 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 adults unless special arrangements are made in advance for a guest.

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

PAYMENT OPTIONS; For fees of $1000 or more, you may have the option of paying a deposit of half to secure the reservation. For shorter stays, reservation is secured by
payment in full. (read cancellation info.)

MINIMUM STAY: Stays of two nights minimum apply most of the year. Summer and Holidays may require longer stays and special rates may apply. In general, rates are
lowest for the longest stays.

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 abbreviated stays.
*Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more:
$200. Fee for shorter stays:$75
An exception will be made in winter to this policy with cancellations that are due to expected storms. A full refund will be granted for cancellation prior to entry but none for abbreviated stays.

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.

















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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
Summer
Jun 26 - Sep 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,400
Fall
Sep 9 - Jan 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$1,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not 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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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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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, enjoying 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

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Photos

  • 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.

  • approaching the cottage from driveway

    approaching the cottage from driveway

  • bed facing picture window

    bed facing picture window

  • enter to kitchen

    enter to kitchen

  • cottage in its setting

    cottage in its setting

  • 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

  • Fishing at dawn

    Fishing at dawn

  • September view from cottage window September

    September view from cottage window September

  • 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

  • view from cottage window May 29

    view from cottage window May 29

  • table by picture window

    table by picture window

  • comfortable  reading chairs

    comfortable reading chairs

  • sky-lit bathroom

    sky-lit bathroom

  • 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

  • view from picture window early May

    view from picture window early May

  • cottage garden late summer

    cottage garden late summer

  • Oct. 10, 2014
View from cottage window

    Oct. 10, 2014 View from cottage window

  • Pergola viewed from front deck in September

    Pergola viewed from front deck in September

  • sunrise over pond in winter

    sunrise over pond in winter

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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