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Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

A short drive from New York City or Boston, or a flight into Hartford or Albany and you're in a new world of peacefulness - Gemini's Place in the Berkshires. Surrounded by tall trees and flowering shrubbery, kick off your shoes and relax on the screened porch with your summer read. Or if you're feeling energetic, you're steps to the lake - swimming, fishing, boating - or minutes to the Appalachian Trail for an afternoon hike.

The Berkshires are famous for their cultural opportunities - musical, theatrical and dance productions - and who could resist an evening picnic supper on the 'great lawn' of Tanglewood combined with a premiere performance of the Boston Symphony or Pops at their summer home.

Many guests take advantage of the Berkshire's fine restaurants but if you prefer to cook, the pantry is stocked with basics so you can spend your vacation funds visiting places of interest like Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Studio, Jacob's Pillow, the Edith Wharton House, the scenic railway, golf courses, secret waterfalls in Mill River, dozens of unusual antique shops and the hidden treasures of Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee and Great Barrington. Come, we promise you'll have a good time!

Keywords: House


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Two dressers, closet and desk area....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle Bed opens for two, dresser...moreless

  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 150 paces to lake access/swimming area and lots of fun!


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Mostly classical...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    No local stations...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Swim, bring your kayak or canoe, state boat ramp available, MA fishing permit required. Third row back....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Come to the Berkshires for hiking, art, music, the scenery, and relaxation....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units in bedrooms. Keeps house cool. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    National Only...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two couches, two recliners, TV, games, videos, ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Bring your own. State ramp on other side of lake....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:


  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened, couch, table and four chairs, outdoor chairs....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two-man rubber raft. Noodles. All water sports at your own risk. Some fishing gear, state license required. ...moreless



from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 6 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$896 $3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included


Discounts for multiple weeks. Call owner for rates. Home 919-639-1015; Cell 919-815-7317.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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Car: Necessary

Tanglewood (summer home of Boston Symphony), live theater, concerts and dance productions; John boat with paddles (use at own risk) and life preservers; inflatable boat; fishing rods; water sports; DVD collection; 1 queen, 2 twin beds, sleeper sofa; state boat ramp; Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge, Berkshire Botanical Garden, regional outlet shopping, relaxation on screened in porch.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: We're boomers who work hard and play hard. Mr. J is retired from the telecommunications industry and Mrs. J continues providing conference, meeting and event planning. Work took us to North Carolina but our love is the northeast and our vacations in the Berkshires every spring renew and rejuvanate.

Why the Owner Chose New Marlborough, MA, USA:
We first drove into Great Barrington in 1967 on our motorcycle. We never forgot the GB planting as you come over the Housatonic Bridge. In '84 we had opportunity to buy a family vacation place and the cottage was perfect. Close to lake for swimming, a state boat ramp, an airport for private planes and we were in paradise. Our sons loved exploring the woods, stream and nearby waterfall. Now it's our grandsons who explore. The cottage is waiting for you, too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The cottage is nestled in a quiet vacation community. Sounds of bird calls and the hum of boats from the lake tell you you're on vacation. No need to scurry for email. Instead, pick up a book, take a nap, go for a swim. Leisure is the name of the game at Lake Buel. But if you must do email - the house boasts WIFI. So come and enjoy!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Gemini's Place

    Gemini's Place

  • Heart of the Home

    Heart of the Home

  • Romance and Entertainment

    Romance and Entertainment

  • Computer Station with Wireless

    Computer Station with Wireless

  • Rainy Day Entertainment 1

    Rainy Day Entertainment 1

  • Linen Closet

    Linen Closet

  • Glass Fetish

    Glass Fetish

  • The real heart of the house - it's all about R&R.

    The real heart of the house - it's all about R&R.

  • Living room by night

    Living room by night

  • Master Queen

    Master Queen

  • Trundle Bed Sleeps 2

    Trundle Bed Sleeps 2

  • Boat's Eye View

    Boat's Eye View

  • Old Fashioned Games

    Old Fashioned Games

  • Dishes


VRBO #118701

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, May 08, 2017

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