Private Romantic Cottage on a 7 Acre Estate- Swimming Pond, Gardens, View(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Only the owner shares this peaceful retreat -no other homes in views in view
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 one acre pond, 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.
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.
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 forecasted storms. A full refund minus fee of $75 will be granted for cancellation prior to entry but none for abbreviated stays. Please keep abreast of weather reports, as will I .
Better to be safe than sorry.
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 your cell phone needs to be set for wifi to email and text in the cottage. The cottage has its own wifi connection as well as a landline phone with answering machine.
Although the property is shared with the owner, your privacy will be respected. During
summer weekdays, there may occasionally be mowing in the afternoon. Or gardening.
You will be informed if someone needs to come near the cottage. So keep the window shade up, relax, and enjoy the spectacular view .
CHECK IN:2PM . Check out 11AM. Check out times may be flexible. Inquire.
Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no children or pets. Infants welcome.
Keywords: Cottage, retreat, romantic getaway, cabin, upstate getaway, Hudson Valley, Austerlitz, NY, Berkshires, 7 acre estate, swim, canoe, gardens, views,Tanglewood, Hudson,NY Great Barrington, Mass. Chatham, NY.,Kripalu
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Member since: 2002
- 550 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 31 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
May 29 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 23 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
5 minutes from the General Store in Spencertown
11 minutes to Chatham, NY and West Stockbridge, MA
15 minutes into Great Barrington, MA
18 minutes to Tanglewood and Lenox, MA
30 minutes to Hudson, NY
50 minutes to Albany
Midway between Boston and NYC (2 plus hour trip)
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: Am an expat of Manhattan but grew up outside of Boston.
Why the Owner Chose Austerlitz, NY, USA:
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 pond, 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, exercising on the gazebo. Yoga. Meditation. Slowing down.
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At peace by the pond
cottage entry in summer
table by picture window overlooks view
View from cottage windowMid October
enter from deck to kitchen
October. pergola, view from cottage deck front deck looking North
chaises can be moved from shade garden to sun
lily pond in summer
one acre swimming pond clear and 20' deep -Sept.
prospective guests checking out the pond
visitor to the silver garden
approaching the cottage from your driveway
bed faces picture window
Here's the view! Sept. 29
comfortable reading chairs
exit back door to private shade garden
your own private gazebo on the swimming pod
lily pond streams into the swimming pond (Sept.)
summer at the pond.
fishing in the mist at dawn
sunrise over pond in winter
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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