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Spacious Berkshire Summer Rental, Private Dock on Lake 3 BR/2b

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful, spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, family home in the Berkshires located on a private road on crystal clear Richmond Pond with private dock for swimming and boating. Our home in the Berkshires is comfortable and clean with hardwood floors, skylights, spacious closets, and wood paneling. It has been newly renovated, with a new dishwasher, new refrigerator, new stove, energy efficient washer and dryer, and lush landscaping. There are many books, games, a fully equipped kitchen with a table and six chairs plus additional dining room table which seats up to 10. We provide clean linens, a rowboat, a paddleboat, life preservers, and many water toys. The house sleeps 7 people in comfortable bedrooms. There is a large wooden deck with a table, umbrella, and chairs, and a second shower in an adjacent building with plenty of hot water. No smoking. Good quality Time Warner Wireless Internet is provided, plus cable TV (flat screen), DVD and VCR. (Note that Time Warner Wireless was installed in 2016 so earlier reviews do not list it.) Fishing is excellent in Richmond Pond; it is stocked with a variety of perch, pumpkinseed, bream, bluegill, rock bass, bullhead, brook trout, brown trout, crappie, largemouth bass and pickerel . It is a 15 minute drive to Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony); also close to Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge; Barrington Stage, Pittsfield; Lenox; Great Barrington; Jacob’s Pillow; and Williamstown. Albany airport is 1 hour away. Hiking, biking, and water skiing are all available.

Keywords: Cottage. Country house

More Details

Owner
Carol Silverman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About Carol Silverman

My sister and I have spent summers here for 30 years. We have collected folk art from around the world.

Carol Silverman purchased this house in 1980

Why Carol Silverman chose Pittsfield

The location is secluded and relaxing, and there is a good combination of outdoor activities and cultural stimulation. Shopping is convenient.

What makes this house unique

Great place to relax. Neighbors are quiet and helpful. We will gladly tell you about our favorite theaters and restaurants.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Car: necessary

Amenities

Pittsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom in downstairs bedroom has toilet, sink and tub/shower; it is newly painted. Bathroom upstairs has toilet and sink; in addition, outside, there is a fully enclosed shed with a shower and dressing room with electricity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has an air conditioner. All bedrooms have plenty of drawer and closet space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We own two adjacent lots; one is lake front with our private dock; the house is set back on a lawn. It has beautiful international folk art on the walls.

Reviews

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Spacious Berkshire Summer Rental, Private Dock on Lake 3 BR/2b
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a lovely place for us to stay for my husband's bday weekend. It was cleaner than the average summer house rental, and didn't have that damp mustiness that homes in lake communities usually do. It also felt more like a home than most, and I'm not sure why-- maybe the decor?-- but it felt like a house that was much loved by its owners and their families.

If you're considering renting here, just be sure that you fully understand that this is NOT a lakeFRONT home, and that you won't have lake views from the house. If you're expecting lakefront, you'll be disappointed, as I see one reviewer was. (The lake is beautiful, though!)

This was a terrific rental and highly recommended. Thanks, Carol!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lake is a 2 minute walk from the house. The property consists of 2 large lots: one lakefront with our private dock, row boat, paddle boat, and shed with beach chairs and water toys; and one set back from the lake in a wooded and lawn setting, with our house.
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house. Very comfortable and spacious for family time and for privacy.. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you will need to enjoy cooking. The lake is beautiful and is just a minute walk from the front door.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place for a Berkshires vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is pretty house in a beautiful setting. Lots of room, interesting decorations, great views from the windows, a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and a one minute walk to a quiet lake. The house is a short distance to Tanglewood and good theater.

And Carol was always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cottage by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Carol's lovely cottage by the lake over Memorial Day Weekend and really enjoyed our stay, the best thing was that we could bring our dog. The house has an open layout and its full of charm and character, lots of light and a lovely deck. The lake is within a couple of minutes walk on a private road and there is a private deck shared with another house. Went to the lake a few times and took our dog for a swim. The views from the dock are astonishingly beautiful, true Berkshires and enjoyed watching the sunset as well. Overall the house is well appointed and Carol is excellent at keeping in touch and answering any questions we may have. I would recommend renting this beautiful house to anyone who is looking for a tranquil stay, looking to enjoy Tanglewood since it is very close and anyone who has a dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To clarify, our private dock is not shared with another house; however, we allow our neighbors to store their kayaks outside our shed near our dock, and occasionally, they ask us to use our dock. In return, our renters can ask our neighbors to use their kayaks! Our neighbors never refuse!
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5

This is a great house - comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This is a large house that would accommodate a

good sized family. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen had all necessary gadgets. Through many windows there were lovely views of trees. The lake was generally quiet and peaceful. The location is great for visiting theaters, Tanglewood, and the area's museums.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is bigger than it looks--sleeps up to 7, with a nice kitchen and 1 1/2 baths. Beautiful great room where you'll want to spend your time, and a short walk to a lovely lake. The arts and activities of tge Berkshires are all close by. Bonus: neighbor has cute chickens that visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $30
July 4/Labor Day fee $100

Nightly rates are negotiable. Nightly rates on holiday weekends slightly more than weekdays. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. Utilities and linens included. Refundable cleaning deposit required. No refunds after payments are made. Discounts can be negotiated for stays of more than a month. No winter dates available. We offer Pay Pal and other payment options.
No winter dates are available.
Pet fee of $30 is per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.