About the property
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8), Lakefront on 2.6 acres w/Private Beach & Dock
Swim, ski, shop, spa, hike, and have fun! Beautiful lakefront Berkshire retreat. Wake up to trees, sunlight and the lake! Breakfast on the deck overlooking the lake, or on the patio on our private beach. Summer guests enjoy beautiful Lake Buel from our private docks, white sand beach, lakeside patio, or relaxing on the shoreline hammock. Guests may enjoy use of our canoe, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, life jackets, tennis courts, and tennis rackets. 5 minutes to Butternut Ski Area, Winery, Spa, Downtown Great Barrington, Appalachian Trail, Monument Mountain. 10 minutes to Stockbridge, Rockwell Museum, Skate Parks. Less than 15 miles to Lee Outlets, Tanglewood, Golf, Kripalu and more! End your days utilizing the grill and then enjoying the outdoor firepit. Great for all seasons. Beautiful, cared for home on Lake Buel. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 8. We do not rent for parties or for any gatherings of individuals other than those named specifically on the rental agreement. This is the perfect place to create special memories with your loved ones.
Keywords: Lakefront, Ski, Retreat, Great Barrington, Tennis, Hiking
Michael or Dina O'Connor
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Michael or Dina O'Connor
Our family bought this property to have a special place to make family memories. We built the home, designed specifically to share time together. Our four children enjoyed school vacations, all seasons, at this lakeside haven. Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating and ice-fishing were winter favorites. Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, dock-jumping and swimming were the summer lake activities. Daily tennis, trips to the skateboarding park, outdoor concerts, museums, fairs, apple picking and art venues filled summer and fall days. We are blessed with memories of busy Thanksgivings and active summer days. We hope that making our treasured home available to you allows your family to make your own special memories.
Michael or Dina O'Connor purchased this House in 1997
Why Michael or Dina O'Connor chose New Marlborough
Our home was built to our specific design. It is beautiful, open and clean. Linens and towels, provided and prepared for you. Bedrooms are set to your preferred specifications. The kitchen is a cook's dream. With kitchen open to the family room, the cook is part of the conversation. (But, don't cook! Enjoy the wonderful Berkshire restaurants and eateries.) Our private beach is unique in that there is a slow, gentle slope from the grass, to the sand, and into the water. We are lucky to have one of the few properties that has this natural feature! You and your children can safely walk into the spring-fed lake without worry of drop off, or precarious rocks. This also makes entering and exiting the water in the canoe, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards easier and safer. Our tennis courts are private, cared for, and have a great surface. We do ask that you wear only non-scuffing soles when using the courts. Thank you. This property and home are one of a kind. Please know that we do not rent for parties or gatherings. Only the persons named on the rental agreement are to be anywhere on our property or in any of our recreation equipment. Please contact us with any specific questions or concerns.
What makes this House unique
Please see above.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful family week by the beautiful Lake Buel
As a British Family of 4 travelling in the USA, our stay at the Lakehouse was voted the highlight by parents and teenage kids alike! The lakeside position is so beautiful and every consideration to make a fabulous stay has been thought of in the hosts' wonderful home.
Thank you, Sally, for your kind words.
You and your family are exactly the reason we share our lakehome: a beautiful family sharing special times, creating memories together.
The photo of the bald eagle you took while out on the lake will be part of our decor. What a shot!
Thank you for your perfect care of our home. You were the most gracious guests.
Hopefully you come back to Lake Buel again!
Fun lakehouse for a family weekend
We had a great time here for a couple families celebrating fourth of July. There were 8 of us in total - 4 adults and 4 children - and the house was more than enough space, beautifully furnished, and in a great location about 75 yards off the lake. Dina was a gracious hostess and made sure the house was immaculate before we arrived. We swam from the dock and small beach next to the property (although the lake is fairly weedy), canoed and kayaked, roasted marshmallows in the firepit, grilled, and did a daytrip to Tanglewood for a family concert. Highly recommended for a relaxed family weekend. Thanks for hosting us.
Thank you, Kermit, for your thoughtful review.
Since your visit, we have increased the size of the sand beach and added a stone patio under a tree-shaded area. All of this we did with visiting families in mind!
Thank you for your care of our lakehome. We are glad to share our Berkshire haven with lovely families like yours.
Thank you for a wonderful week at this beautiful lake house!
This house is perfectly located- peacefully overlooking the lake and yet 10 minutes to Great Barrington. It is spacious, immaculate, lovely, and comfortable-(the pictures don't do it justice). The house is equipped with everything you might need- from the cookware, to the hammock, to the tennis rackets, to the beach towels- truly everything. We loved spending time on the tranquil lake canoeing and kayaking.
The owners were warm and helpful. It almost felt like we were visiting friends.
Thank you- we can't wait to come back!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We do not rent for parties or gatherings of any kind. Only the persons/individuals named on the rental agreement are to be on the property/premises during the rental period. No pets. No smoking indoors. Disregard for these specifications is grounds for immediate eviction. Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns about this policy at 413-454-5451. Thank you.