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Lakeside Living in the Beautiful Berkshires

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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.

More Details

Joseph Trigoboff
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017


Richmond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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(10 traveler reviews)

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Lakeside Living in the Beautiful Berkshires
average rating of 3.6 based on 10 reviews

Perfect for us

  • 4 of 5

This was just what we needed. Modest-sized house, with a full kitchen, good beds, a TV -- and a pool table fit for rank amateurs like us. A lake across the way with a community beach that we largely had to ourselves, and a slightly larger public beach half a mile further down the road . Kim and Joseph Trigoboff were very good at responding to requests. Fifteen minutes or less from Tanglewood, great pizza and ice cream -- generally a good vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad our cottage at Richmond Pond enhanced your stay in the Berkshires, and you are most welcome!!!
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Cozy lakeside cabin

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here before and were looking forward to our return! The cabin sleeps our family of four very comfortably; we could have even had friends stay and still had plenty of space. The location was ideal for us, needing to go back and forth to Tanglewood several times, and always via the "back way," avoiding all the concert-related traffic. Also convenient to Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Lenox, and Pittsfield. And we loved the cider doughnuts from the market at the top of Boy's Club Road!

The kids absolutely loved having a full-size pool table right in the living room. We wish there was a short cue for making shots from the side closest to the wall, but it was easy enough to adapt! The bathroom is adequate, and shower could be better, but everything was clean, with plenty of towels and extra supplies close at hand.

The next time we are looking for a place to stay near Tanglewood, we will start our search right here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Ken...we are very glad to know that you enjoyed yourselves, and that your visit to the Berkshires was enhanced by your family's stay at our lakeside cottage in Richmond Shores!!
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excellent ,really relaxing

  • 5 of 5

love the place and really good everything around

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time in the Berkshires!
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Would not recommend

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival and walking into this cottage, it was obvious that it had not been cleaned. It was filthy with baby diapers in the baskets, trash bags out front on the lawn, dust balls everywhere. This surprised all of us (two other couples) because when we received the rental agreement there were very strict instructions on cleanliness because of family allergies. Well I travel around and this was by far the dirtiest place I have ever stayed and would not go back. I usually don't write negative reviews but I need to let others know about this one.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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
Owner's Response: I have worked closely with my plumber this season to do my best to avoid a repetition of the situation which made this tenant was unhappy. Indeed, most who stayed both before and after this mid-July 2016 reservation were happy to give positive reviews of our lovely cottage. I have since addressed the issue, and I am sorry it occurred.
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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