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Lake House in the Berkshires: Stunning Views, Romantic Setting, Family Fun!!!

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Last updated: 09/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Canaan house description

Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, campfires and ice skating make this home ideal for a summer or winter family vacation. Downhill skiing in the winter and fine dining and world class cultural events in the summer are just a few of the local attractions.
Originally built around the turn of the century, we modernized the cottage to accommodate our growing family and endless guests. Two family rooms (one with a fireplace, one with a tv), a large deck, a 12' dining table, four bedrooms, including a bunk room plus an extra sleep loft turn this cozy cottage into an accommodation for two families with a gang of kids. The ambience is part Ralph Lauren and part 'On Golden Pond'; a place where everyone feels at home. It's where life-long memories have been made. We invite you to make a few of your own.
PS. If its just for the two of you, all the better ;)

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                32...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Corner room with stunning lake views...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Two single beds, lake view...moreless

              • Loft: 1 queen

                Loft, accessible by ladder. Perfect for teens....moreless

              • Master Bedroom 1 : 1 king

                On suite bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

                Bunk room!...moreless

              • Pull out sofa in TV room and window seats have also served as beds when all the relatives showed up. Also, portable crib....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Peaceful and unique as there are no buildings in our view across the lake...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Queechy Lake. Pristine. Excellent for swimming in the summer and skating in the winter....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Berkshire Mountains...moreless

              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                How many people can you squeeze around the 12' farm table? Our highest count was close to twenty. The more the merrier....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton sheets provided. Beach and bath towels provided. ...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Completely stocked kitchen. Nothing is missing from this kitchen....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Fully loaded with spices, various food items. Help yourself....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Gas...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Nearby - Jiminy Peak, Butternut...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $575
              Christmas - New Years
              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $600
              MLK weekend
              Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600
              President's Week
              Feb 12 - Feb 23, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $600
              Early summer
              May 28 - Jun 24, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600
              $3,800
              Columbus Day
              Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600 $600
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $500 $600
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,000 $9,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Heat (October-April) $100
              • Cleaning $100
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              An additional 15% will be added to rentals between December 24 and January 4, January 16-29, February 12-23.

              Guests are required to send a photo copy of their US Driver's License, or US or International Passport.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 09/25/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              Summer in the Berkshires is known for Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire and Williamstown Theater Festivals, and many more cultural events. Jiminy Peak has alpine slides and other fun activities

              MassMoCA is nearby.

              In the winter, it's just a short ride to Jiminy Peak for snow skiing or a little longer to Butternut.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989

              About the owner: I am an artist and a mother of three grown children. Having grown up in Miami, I gravitate to property on the water as I have a view of the Hudson River from my NY home and views of Queechy Lake from all but one room of this 'cottage'.

              Why the Owner Chose Canaan:
              I went to camp in the Berkshires, so I have been fond of the area since I was a child. Just two hours and change from Manhattan, this property offered our growing family the benefits of a wonderful lake house as well as the proximity to year-round cultural events and sporting activities. Whether boating, swimming, biking, campfires or just hanging out on the deck watching the light change on the water, there's nothing better than life on peaceful Queechy Lake. It's like camp! Only nicer...

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The view from our home is all natural -- no houses across the lake, only tree blanketed hills. That makes this house truly unique, especially given its excellent Berkshire location.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, greek, hebrew
               

              Photos

              • Pristine view from the deck off the house

                Pristine view from the deck off the house

              • Living room, very cozy and comfortable

                Living room, very cozy and comfortable

              • Dining room -
the 12' table can seat nearly 20 if you push it towards the window seat

                Dining room - the 12' table can seat nearly 20 if you push it towards the window seat

              • It's a pleasure to cook with that view!! The kitchen has nearly anything a gourmet cook would need.

                It's a pleasure to cook with that view!! The kitchen has nearly anything a gourmet cook would need.

              • Master bedroom, king bed, views of the lake and woods
(100% cotton sheets for all beds in our house)

                Master bedroom, king bed, views of the lake and woods (100% cotton sheets for all beds in our house)

              • Two twin beds with view of the lake

                Two twin beds with view of the lake

              • Second full bath upstairs; there's another full bath on first floor.

                Second full bath upstairs; there's another full bath on first floor.

              • Loft that sleeps two.

                Loft that sleeps two.

              • Be sure to catch the early morning mist on the lake.

                Be sure to catch the early morning mist on the lake.

              • Nearby Beebe Pond - easy to find on your walk or jog.

                Nearby Beebe Pond - easy to find on your walk or jog.

              • On the road to Willamstown, MA

                On the road to Willamstown, MA

              • Private. Neighbors are buffered by trees and a ridge. (see dock on the left)

                Private. Neighbors are buffered by trees and a ridge. (see dock on the left)

              • Stone stairs from the parking lot to the front door

                Stone stairs from the parking lot to the front door

              • Rocked my babies to sleep here :)

                Rocked my babies to sleep here :)

              • TV room (a new TV is over the book case)

                TV room (a new TV is over the book case)

              • View from the kitchen sink in winter - bring your ice skates!

                View from the kitchen sink in winter - bring your ice skates!

              • Partial view of master bath and dressing area

                Partial view of master bath and dressing area

              • Queen room with views of lake and woods

                Queen room with views of lake and woods

              • Bunk room for four

                Bunk room for four

              • Fall foliage in the Berkshires

                Fall foliage in the Berkshires

              • Fun on the lake!

                Fun on the lake!

              • Sunset on Queechy

                Sunset on Queechy

              • Snowy morning on Queechy.

                Snowy morning on Queechy.

              VRBO #504545

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, November 13, 2014

              $500 - $600 per night (USD)
              7

              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 09/25/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, greek, hebrew
              • Calendar last updated: 09/25/2014
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