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Serene, Private Waterfront Cottage --Perfect Summer Retreat!

(37 Reviews)

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Nottingham Lake from Back Yard

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

Enjoy everything the Berkshires has to offer from this beautiful, secluded, newly renovated waterfront cottage set on two acres of forested land. Perfect for families or couples. Swim, fish, or boat from the backyard. (Canoe and lifejackets provided.) Explore the stream that runs through the property. Picnic down by the water, or lounge on the deck. Make a fire in the firepit and eat s'mores. Or just sit down by the lake and listen to the sounds of nature while feeling the warm sun on your face. Very private--just one near neighbor. And if you want more activity, head to cultural activities such as Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Company; Mass MOCA, the Berkshire Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum; historic homes such as those of Edith Wharton and Herman Melville; outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking; and antiques and outlet shopping. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen!


Owner History: This newly listed property is owned by experienced vacation rental owners with other rental properties on Homeaway with consistent five star reviews. Reserve with us with confidence.

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    or full-size futon...moreless

  • The house has two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Alternatively, there is a study with a full-size futon sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sinks...moreless

  • One full bath on first floor, one on second floor. Second floor bath is brand new, with double sinks, tiled shower and floor. First floor bath has hardwood floors and a stall shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Ipod/iphone music docks in master bedroom and kitchen....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    Nottingham Lake, a small lake with only four homes on it, borders our back yard....moreless

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in main room and in master bedroom. Window fans for 2nd bedroom work quite well as the woods get cooler at night....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One (single) kayak and one large family-size canoe, with paddles and life vests (2 adult, 1 youth, 1 child)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge backyard, plus a stream and of course, the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 37 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall/Winter
Dec 3 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$139 $175
Fri, Sat
$895
Late Spring
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $175
Fri, Sat
$895
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,395
Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $185
Fri, Sat
$895
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,395

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Summer cancellation policy: 100% refund 60 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the booking if not re-rented. Off-season: 100% refund 30 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $100 cancellation fee up to the full amount of booking if not re-rented.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Springfield, MA
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 2
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut

Car: Necessary

Lakes, art, music, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, skiing, snowshoeing, foliage, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, theater, Berkshires, outlets, historic homes, gardens, Kripalu, Heartwood School, swimming, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing. House is on eastern tip of Nottingham Lake. The google map is mislabeled--the portion of Bow Ridge Lane that is south of Porcupine Ct. is actually Nottingham Court.

Other Activities: skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My husband and I own this house with another couple. All four of us had long careers in education or criminal justice, and two of us are lawyers. We are also parents of both young and grown children, and dog owners.

Why the Owner Chose Sherwood Forest, Becket, MA, USA:
Living in Boston, I missed the country I grew up in, and wanted to be able to recapture the country girl by having a foothold in the Berkshires. For my husband, it was the cultural attractions of the area. And for our kids, it was the lake and the wildlife!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We saw this house in the spring of 2009 and saw its great potential. At the time, the house was a one bedroom 600 square foot cottage, but it was on a beautiful, quiet piece of property with a lake and stream on two acres. We knew it could be paradise, and so we renovated it to add a second floor and take full advantage of the beauty of the land.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Nottingham Lake from Back Yard

    Nottingham Lake from Back Yard

  • View of back yard with Dock

    View of back yard with Dock

  • Nottingham Court Front Door

    Nottingham Court Front Door

  • Second bedroom with twin and Full Beds

    Second bedroom with twin and Full Beds

  • Living room with woodstove

    Living room with woodstove

  • First Floor Full Bath

    First Floor Full Bath

  • Study with full-sized futon

    Study with full-sized futon

  • Back yard with dock, picnic table, canoe, and lake

    Back yard with dock, picnic table, canoe, and lake

  • Water side of 180 Nottingham

    Water side of 180 Nottingham

  • Stream that runs through the property

    Stream that runs through the property

  • Master with Queen Bed

    Master with Queen Bed

  • Second floor full bath

    Second floor full bath

  • Dining area opening onto living room

    Dining area opening onto living room

  • View of Nottingham Lake from deck

    View of Nottingham Lake from deck

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

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