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Berkshires: Lake Buel, Private Waterfront, Dock, Your Own Canoes and Kayaks.

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The Cove: 360 feet of private waterfront.

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Little House at Lake Buel is a cute, unique, 6-room-long Country Cottage with a charming history, as each room was added in a different year. The house is situated along the crest of a gentle slope that overlooks our Cove (which spans 360' feet of private waterfront), the Dock and Swim Area. Though it is up to date with WiFi, TV, dishwasher, and phone, the Little House nevertheless retains its old-fashioned country feel.

Each of its pine-paneled rooms has a view of the Lake. Four people would be a comfortable fit, but six is our maximum.

The Dining Room is the Front Door Room. When you step inside, the Lake itself greets you, your eye drawn at once out through the picture window, down the slope to the shore.

To the right of the Dining Room, two steps down, is the Sunken Living Room with its huge antique picture window. This is the Peace and Quiet Room, perfect for collecting your thoughts, concentrating on your reading, your writing. It is also a wonderful room for listening to music on the FM radio/CD player, or for playing your own music on your fiddle, your harmonica, your ukulele. If you feel the need to be alone, you can close yourself in (or others out) by shutting the door to the Dining Room and the one to the Family Room.

The Family Room is just beyond the Living Room, two steps up. It is a spacious area with a high peaked ceiling, sliding glass windows on three sides, a sofa, easy chairs, an old-fashioned rocking chair, a glass-top table for dining, a hi-rise couch which opens to 2 twin beds for family or guests. The television is in this room.

Off the Family Room is a long Wooden Deck, your private aerie. It also overlooks the Lake. There are two chaise lounges for you there with a small table in between for your morning coffee, your evening cocktail. And there is an outdoor dining table and four chairs to go with it. The Deck is private enough for you to laze with your morning coffee while you sketch out your day.

The Country Kitchen is next to the Dining Room, to the left as you come in the door. A compact space, it nevertheless has a double-sink, lots of hot water, a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, electric coffee maker, refrigerator, plus all the pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, gadgets, and under-the-sink items you could possibly need. The Gas Grille is just outside the door.

The Queen bedroom is the next room beyond the Kitchen. It is en suite with the Twin Bedroom and the Remarkably Spacious Bathroom. The Twin Bedroom itself has sliding glass windows on three sides with privacy screens that roll down. Both the Queen bedroom and the Bathroom have ceiling fans; the Twin Bedroom has the breeze.

The Queen bedroom, the Sunken Living Room, and the Family Room all have baseboard heat.

All bed, bath, big beach towels, plus kitchen linens, are provided.

And a washer and dryer are at your disposal, detergent provided.

At the dock (shared with owner) are a wooden bench, sun umbrella, chaise, and chairs, plus two canoes and kayaks exclusively for your use. Life jackets of all sizes are in the Living Room closet. (Note: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires you have life jackets IN your boat. A non-swimmer or a child MUST be wearing his.)

Besides its creature comforts, here’s the best part of this summer place:

The Little House is comfortably nestled in an open woods on a quiet, old-fashioned, country dirt road that begs the early morning walk. Traffic is local, neighbors noddingly friendly. You'll feel safe there. A day or so after you've settled in, you'll find you have fallen into a spell. You'll realize you've been thinking not of your usual workaday cares, but of watching boats go by, of taking a swim off the dock, of surrendering to an afternoon nap out under the sky, re-discovering what relaxation really feels like. There's a certain magic in living by a Lake: There is nothing to do, there is everything to do. The beauty of it is, you don't have to do anything at all.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Note: Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property -- or in the boats. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Lounge Hi-Rise...moreless

  • NOTE: Bed linens are provided, along with bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and beach towels. Also provided are bed pillows, blankets, and quilts. No need to bring anything but your own personal toys....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Lavatory...moreless

  • The Remarkably-Spacious-'Bathroom #1' has a ceiling fan, curtained clerestory windows for privacy, and a shower big enough for two. Toilet tissue, facial tissue, and little bars of soap are provided. 'Bathroom #2' is a Lavatory off the Living Room at the other end of the house. It has a double-dutch door which invites conversation. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen: Dishwasher detergent 'pellets' are provided instead of liquid or powder (look under the sink). Also cloth kitchen towels, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, Zip-loc bags, and cooking utensils aplenty. If you run out of anything, please let us know. We want you to be happy....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Please do NOT take our books home with you....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Limited, but passes the time on a rainy day....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat in the Lounge, the Sunken Living Room, and in the Queen Bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two of each....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
Jun 7 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Sunday

July through Labor Day
Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Week of August 23 will include Labor Day. There is a terrific fireworks display on the holiday weekend sponsored by the Lake Buel Association. The booms echo down the Lake, bouncing from Berkshire hill to Berkshire hill. It is awesome. You can witness the whole display from the dock.

Half your rent (NON REFUNDABLE) will secure your reservation. Upon arrival, kindly bring the balance of your rent in CASH. Also, please bring your security deposit of $300 in the form of a check. If you leave no (serious) damage behind, your security check will be mailed back to you in tact a day or so after your departure.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY or Hartford, CT

Car: Necessary

 

Manager info

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lake Buel is a jewel in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Township of New Marlborough. It is near all the sights and sounds and scenery you've heard of that draw one to this area. The Little House is on the southwest shore of this Lake in a pleasant largely summer community that has been in existence for over 100 years. Its piney forest, with an understory of deciduous trees and shrubs, is home to a multitude of small animals and birds, making nature-watching a positive delight. Lake Buel has three Inlets and is spring-fed besides, keeping the water continually refreshed (in other words, you won't get sick if you accidentally swallow it). There also is an imperceptible current that moves the water gently along towards the Dam. This is why the water remains so clean and clear year after year. If you are on the dock or out in one of the boats on a sunny day when the surface of the Lake is as still as glass, you can see right to the bottom. Our cautious resident sunfish may perceive your footfall on the dock. If you toss in small pieces of bread, they'll bravely appear in numbers to feed, raising the curtain on a comedy of competition. You might even spy a harmless Wood Turtle trying to get into the act. Our side of the Lake is shallow. And in our Cove the Lake bed is sandy, just perfect for little feet.


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Photos

  • The Cove:  360 feet of private waterfront.

    The Cove: 360 feet of private waterfront.

  • The Dining room (with seating for 6) looks out on the Lake.

    The Dining room (with seating for 6) looks out on the Lake.

  • Lounge (Family Room) is 12' x 18', sliding windows on 3 sides, and door to deck.

    Lounge (Family Room) is 12' x 18', sliding windows on 3 sides, and door to deck.

  • A Country kitchen. This window looks out on the Lake, too.

    A Country kitchen. This window looks out on the Lake, too.

  • The Queen bedroom has a ceiling fan.

    The Queen bedroom has a ceiling fan.

  • 26' wooden deck, a great place to relax and watch the world go by. Dock below.

    26' wooden deck, a great place to relax and watch the world go by. Dock below.

  • The Little House at Lake Buel.

    The Little House at Lake Buel.

  • Sunken Living Room, just perfect for quiet contemplation. A picture window, too.

    Sunken Living Room, just perfect for quiet contemplation. A picture window, too.

  • Another view of the Lounge.

    Another view of the Lounge.

  • This is the rest of the Kitchen, compact, but complete.

    This is the rest of the Kitchen, compact, but complete.

  • The Remarkably Spacious Bathroom with ceiling fan and shower big enough for two.

    The Remarkably Spacious Bathroom with ceiling fan and shower big enough for two.

  • Dock on a magnificently still morning when the Lake is like glass. Beautiful.

    Dock on a magnificently still morning when the Lake is like glass. Beautiful.

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 10%
  • Calendar last updated 05/31/2015
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