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4BR Lakefront/Ski House in the Berkshires

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House in fall with covered porch entrance, screen porch on right, grill on porch

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lakefront property with own dock on Otis Reservoir with beautiful views and garden. Great for fall foliage. For ski season: 25 minutes to Butternut, 55 minutes to Jiminy Peak, 6 minutes to Otis Ridge, and steps from lake for cross country skiing or skating. 2 minutes to 'downtown East Otis' with Katie's Country store and gas station with all essentials. 5 minutes to Tolland St Park, 12 minutes to Jacob's Pillow, 35-50 minutes from Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co, Rockwell Museum, Outlets in Lee, and the rest of the Berkshire's attractions. Max of 4 cars. House has full working kitchen with china for 10+, dinner table for 6, bar stools for 4, two refrigerators, electric oven with 4 glasstop burners, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Also has a washer and dryer and a back-up power generator. The basement has a 42' HDTV hooked up to satellite TV, full sized pool table, dart board, and separate ping pong table. Recently added high speed satellite internet with Wifi (1 Gig/week, no streaming videos please). Lots of games for young and old. The screened-in porch is used during 3 seasons and seats 10.

June/September Rental: The house comes with its own dock 75 feet from the back deck. There is a boat lift if you have a boat 18feet or less. Also available are a canoe and a kayak that can be put into the water. Otis Reservoir is a highly desirable lake because it is drained down 25+ feet every winter thus killing all seaweed. The water is beautiful and clean for all swimming and boating activities -- no green algea or seaweed. The reservoir is 1/2 mile wide and 4+ miles long. House has a wet room for storing all tubes, paddles, life jackets. Also, it is on the eastern shore of the lake which means it gets the afternoon sun -- more likely to be swimmable on marginal days. Also, good fishing right off the dock (for smaller fish).

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master/kids: 4 twin/ single

    2 bunks, 2 twins, has own bathroom, upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    off Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    main level...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    main level...moreless

  • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pullout on lower level...moreless

  • Great Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pullout on main level, bright...moreless

  • Fold out couch in basement and on main level. Futon and blow-up mattress for extra children upstairs. Our kids love to sleep on the landing outside the master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs, big: 8'x7'...moreless

  • Main Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    main level, big: 6'x10'...moreless

  • Lower level bath: toilet, shower

    in basement, 5'x5'...moreless

  • Stocked with towels, shampoo and soap..

Other Amenities

  • Dining for 10 indoors includes 4 bar stools at counter. For three seasons, additional patio dining table that sits 8-10 people. Kitchen has a new glasstop stove and a full set of dishes and cookware. Serve 10 people, run the dishwasher and ready for the next meal. There is a 2nd full fridge in the basement if you are stocking up to feed a lot of people. House is ON the lake, 60 feet from back door to dock and beach front. The lake is Otis reservoir, the largest recreational body of water in Mass. The lake is extraordinarily clean as they draw down the water each year so seaweed does not grow. In addition to dining, seating for 7 adults upstairs in LR, 6 adults downstairs in game room. House has back-up power generator. Upstairs has a 2nd (20 inch) TV with a VCR/DVD only. Downstairs has a flat-screen 48 inch TV with DVD/VCR and Satellite TV. Wireless internet (limited volume, 1 Gig/week: plenty for e-mail and browsing, not streaming). No pets plz...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' HDTV...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    3 season porch seats 10. Indoor dining room table seats 6 plus kitchen bar stools for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firebowl available for outdoor fires,smores. Bring lawn chairs from the house. No indoor fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Satellite high speed internet starting April 2013. Limited to 1GB per week or weekend....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With 30-foot A Frame cieling, floor to cieling windows looking out over the lake....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Good coverage for Verizon, average for AT&T, none for T-Mobile. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes/glasses for 10+....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Full sized, full power, built in over the stove....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is not bare -- we have spices, some of our staples...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two fridge/freezers, one in kitchen and one in basement...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony along the whole back of the house with a view of the reservoir. Second porch in front used for grilling, husking corn, covered entry into the house. ...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    1 bicycle available in the storage room....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 man kayak, 15 foot canoe seats 2-3. Paddles, life jackets for both....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful perennial garden with waterfall. Next to it is a swing-set and slide for children....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened in porch with 8 seats, we squeeze in 10....moreless

  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Not a pool, but we are 40 steps from a lake that is drained every winter, has no seaweed. Have our own dock....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Leaf season 2016
Sep 16 - Oct 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,100

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Leaf Season
Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
2 night min stay
$150 $240
Fri, Sat
$900

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Nov 9 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $225
Fri, Sat
$700

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving week
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$240
$1,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early December
Nov 29 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $225
Fri, Sat
$700

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas week
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$210 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Years week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$285 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season
Jan 4 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Presidents' Week
Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $310
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,700

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season
Feb 27 - Mar 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$160 $270
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Mar 14 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$140 $230
Fri, Sat
$750

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

June 1st week
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$170 $270
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

June 2nd wk
Jun 11 - Jun 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$200 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,250

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Online booking $15
  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Rent calculation by Homeaway can be wrong, check with owner to confirm rates.

Online booking ($25 fee to cover credit card costs), Paypal or checks accepted;

A $500 security deposit is required. $300 or 40% of the rent holds the reservation.

Extra charge for each guest over 5 people of $10 per person per night.

Cleaning fee of $75 pays for 3 hours of cleaning. $450 rental minimum per visit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley Intl: Hartford/Springfield
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Knox Trail Inn
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Blandford
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 23 and Old Blandford Rd
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Knox Trail Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach
backyard

Car: Necessary

Beautiful rustic setting on a lake. Looking at the map, the marker is off: our property is ON the lake, and Candlewood Road is not as marked, not near the lake. Our property is at between the end of Langdon Lane and the lake. Quiet roads (Vine St) off the property lead to trails through the woods -- walk a mile through the woods to Katie's Country Store. Skate, walk, or ski to islands in the reservoir (in warmer weather, take the kayak or canoe and pick blueberries). Snowmobile to the local state park, Tollland State Forest, that surrounds 1/2 of the lake. Otis is a town that hasn't changed much in 50 years -- country stores, small restaurants, rural setting with a community used to meeting needs of vacationers and boaters. Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Butternut and Jiminy Peak all nearby.

Other Activities: skiing, skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, walking through woods, leaf peeping, bird-watching

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I am a helpful, courteous landlord looking for high quality renters that will take good care of our second home.

Why the Owner Chose Otis, MA, USA:
Rustic beauty of the Berkshires with beautiful lake views, in a quiet bucolic town with access to skiing, dance, music, theater, outlets. Easy access from both the East (Boston) and the South (NY/CT). High quality home able to host guests from near and far to 'get away from it all' but still have modern comforts, full kitchen, satellite TV and wifi internet.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Please read the reviews to get an accurate picture of this property, what it is really like. Our guests have really enjoyed their stay here.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • House in fall with covered porch entrance, screen porch on right, grill on porch

    House in fall with covered porch entrance, screen porch on right, grill on porch

  • View of lake through window, table for 6 on right, 4 bar stools at counter

    View of lake through window, table for 6 on right, 4 bar stools at counter

  • House facing lake with deck above, canoe and kayak stored on ground level.

    House facing lake with deck above, canoe and kayak stored on ground level.

  • Kids eating at kitchen counter sitting on barstools, living room, windows behind

    Kids eating at kitchen counter sitting on barstools, living room, windows behind

  • glass top stove, dishwasher, cookie sheets, baking dishes, utensils, spices.

    glass top stove, dishwasher, cookie sheets, baking dishes, utensils, spices.

  • Pool table and dart board.  Sliding doors lead to the lake.

    Pool table and dart board. Sliding doors lead to the lake.

  • Garden around waterfall with birdfeeder and swing/slide to right (not shown)

    Garden around waterfall with birdfeeder and swing/slide to right (not shown)

  • Queen bedroom #2 on main level with bureau, closet in wall on left.

    Queen bedroom #2 on main level with bureau, closet in wall on left.

  • Queen bedroom on top floor, closet, lots of rug space, bay window not shown

    Queen bedroom on top floor, closet, lots of rug space, bay window not shown

  • Plenty of glasses, mugs for a large crew. Coffee maker, toaster (under blue.)

    Plenty of glasses, mugs for a large crew. Coffee maker, toaster (under blue.)

  • Carved fox and blooming rhodos on path to waterfront

    Carved fox and blooming rhodos on path to waterfront

  • View from benches on dock.  Kids like to fish -- instant sunnies.

    View from benches on dock. Kids like to fish -- instant sunnies.

  • House in winter with lake behind, covered porch entrance, screen porch on right.

    House in winter with lake behind, covered porch entrance, screen porch on right.

  • View from deck looking over our dock on a still day in last days of October.

    View from deck looking over our dock on a still day in last days of October.

  • Living room/dining room with view of lake.  Screened in porch in background.

    Living room/dining room with view of lake. Screened in porch in background.

  • Stairway to landing with one LR couch, barstools, kitchen in background

    Stairway to landing with one LR couch, barstools, kitchen in background

  • Pool table, flat screen HDTV, two couches, swivel pool chair

    Pool table, flat screen HDTV, two couches, swivel pool chair

  • Twin beds, landing on right, walk in closet center, bunks in alcove, edge of BR

    Twin beds, landing on right, walk in closet center, bunks in alcove, edge of BR

  • Queen bedroom on main level with walk-in closet

    Queen bedroom on main level with walk-in closet

  • Full bathroom on main level: window, closet and shower/tub in mirror.

    Full bathroom on main level: window, closet and shower/tub in mirror.

  • Plates, bowls, cups, serving ware -- more bowls over fridge. Electric mixer.

    Plates, bowls, cups, serving ware -- more bowls over fridge. Electric mixer.

  • Pots, sauce pans, mixing bowls, storage space.

    Pots, sauce pans, mixing bowls, storage space.

  • Canoe and kayak available for renters -- paddles inside.  Inflatable is deflated

    Canoe and kayak available for renters -- paddles inside. Inflatable is deflated

  • View of sunset over lake from deck.

    View of sunset over lake from deck.

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 09/20/2016

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