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Lakeside Living in the Beautiful Berkshires

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Newly Renovated 2BR 1BA Cottage with 1-min. Lake Access

Light-filled cottage with finished pinewood floors, right off Richmond Pond (which is a 200+ acre lake, stocked with fish). Six miles to Tanglewood, minutes to numerous Berkshire cultural attractions, a 5-minute drive to gym (with swimming pool), shopping, great restaurants and movies. Right over the New York border from Columbia County (Chatham, Hudson, Copake).

Master loft bedroom upstairs with queen sized bed, can sleep 3-5 downstairs (Living room, bedroom, den area, with a pool table too! 1 minute walk to shared lake access, 5 minute walk to well-cared for community beach., or 15 min. walk/5 min. drive to sandy town beach.

Great for couple(s) or families!

BR B Amenities: /B BR Phone, Cable TV

Kitchen: microwave, new gas stove, coffeemaker. New TV with DVD player. Linens included.

BR B Activities: /B BR Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Gym, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing.

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Joseph Trigoboff
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2016


3.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lakeside Living in the Beautiful Berkshires
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews


  • 1 of 5

We booked the house for a weekend trip to Tanglewood in July 2016, with another couple. Upon our arrival late in the evening we were unpleasantly surprised to find the bathroom in appalling condition. There were wet towels on the floor around the sink and toilet, and when my husband brushed his teeth, water ran directly from the sink onto the floor. The bathroom sink was unusable, as the drainpipe was not connected, which explained the wet towels on the floor. It smelled nasty. I called the owner, and she seemed surprised to hear this. How could she have been, though? Someone (presumably the cleaner) had put the towels down prior to our arrival. If the leaking was a new occurrence, surely the owner would have been called.

We were told it was impossible to get a plumber in (it was now the weekend). So for two days, the 4 of us had to brush our teeth, wash hands after using the toilet, and shave in the kitchen sink (the same sink in which we were preparing food and washing dishes).

The plumbing was scary for the whole weekend. It made weird, loud gurgling noises when we used the shower. It sounded like something was ready to explode in the bathroom. Every time one of us flushed the toilet, we crossed our fingers. Needless to say, I would never stay here again! This place was disgusting; a health hazard. These people were dishonest to rent their place on in this condition. While it did make for a somewhat amusing “bad travel experiences” story, that is not what I was expecting or hoping for our Tanglewood get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a few nights....beds were comfortable, pool table was a nice touch...wifi / sat tv were great to have. Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect little getaway place

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at this cozy cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Sweet, Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our pre-teen son stayed here very happily for three nights in mid-July. Attractively simple, clean, spacious cottage in a quiet neighborhood. There's a lake across the street with a place to swim (though we swam in lovely Lake Onota, Pittsfield). Between excursions to nearby scenic and cultural spots we slept comfortably, loafed in the house, bought locally grown raspberries and corn — and had fun playing pool! We thank Kim and Joe for offering this delightful vacation spot -- perfect for our needs!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A lovely weekend lakeside!

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described, and was convenient to Tanglewood and everything else you could want in a Berkshires getaway. Had a lovely time walking down by the lake.

Affordable and convenient, with communicative owners. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to know you had a lovely time in the Berkshires, and thank you for your kind comments!!
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A cute, private cabin by a lovely lake!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin offers everything you need for basic accommodations in the Berkshires. It is in a prime location to Tanglewood and many other area attractions and this location is ideal as a home base for exploring the area. The description of the house was accurate and Kim, the owner, was very helpful and accessible by phone to answer questions. We are big fans of Tanglewood and Baba Louie's pizza and this cabin is perfectly located for us! Also nearby many hiking trails and a short walk to a quiet swimming area in the lake. A great place to stay with young kids and if you're a pool player you'll be pleasantly surprised by the pool table! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks very much for your lovely review!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany, New York
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Community Beach
Car: necessary

The Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts, are known as a center of cultural activities, including but not limited to Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare Theatre Festival, Jacobs Pillow, Williamstown Theatre Festival, plus numerous recreational opportunities for hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, both in Berkshire County, and in Columbia County, just over the border in New York State. Our cottage is a six minute drive from Tanglewood, and close to the scenic towns of West Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee, and Great Barrington. Within 'day-trip' driving distance are Hudson, New York, Williamstown, MA, the 'Hill Towns,' northeast Connecticut, and Shelburne Falls (including the Bridge of Flowers). There is no end of things to do and see from Richmond, MA.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Linens Fee $75

Happy to consider queries for Spring/Summer/Fall, as our cottage is seasonal, and therefore only available from mid-May through October.

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Pittsfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized Ftn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sized Bed
    Living room - 1 queen , Queen sized Futon
    Den - 1 double , Full sized Futon
  • Cottage has 1 Queen sized bed upstairs - can sleep two, one Queen sized futon in the downstairs bedroom - can sleep two, one Living room couch which is a Queen sized futon that can be folded out - can sleep two; and one full sized couch which also folds out into a futon in den, can sleep one adult or two young children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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