Elterwater--Sought After and Rare Private Idyllic Berkshire Lakefront(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Two bedroom, two full bathroom lakefront home
Light-filled, year-round lakefront house, with fireplace, all newly-furnished and decorated in mid-century retro style. Think 'Walden,' think 'On Golden Pond.' Two bedrooms--one queen-sized bed, two twins (new) two full baths, living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, den with pull-out couch, water softener, plus screened in porch, full laundry room, two car garage--and all on the most blissful private 150 acre lake with wonderful fishing--bass and pike--and just a mile off Route 7, Sheffield, handy to everything and spotlessly clean. Good cell reception, slightly rare in the Berkshires. This is a slice of heaven! Everything you need for that perfect getaway. http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sk7ag-2UV
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Member since: 2012
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Great as a base for everything Berkshires. Bikes available for your use with maps of local bike rides from the house--on Berkshire Bike Around Trail. Guidebooks provided for nearby trails, including closeby Appalachian Trail. Canoe and kayak available ifor launching on your own 200' lakefront--life jackets provided. Kripalu Yoga Center up in Lenox. Lime Rock racing down in Conn. A bottle of wine will be chilling in the refrigerator for you, along with seasonal snacks. You are meant to be pampered! Good wi-fi and internet so you're not cut off from the world. Great local restaurants....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
House is definitely in the country but it's not remote. You're just a mile off Route 7 in the middle of Sheffield yet you're on a country road with lots of peace, and quiet neighbors through trees....moreless
Sheffield is just one of those great little New England towns. It's small, but you can get whatever you need--post office, NY Times, banks, general store, restaurants,coffee shop, antique shops. ...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $10
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 8%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Incredible wealth of things to do all year round--all the cultural activities of the Berkshires within easy reach. Great hiking all year, especially close-by Appalachian Trail and Mount Washington Reservation. In summer, close to Sheffield's Berkshire Choral Festival. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Theater Company, Jacob's Pillow. Near to Berkshire School, too, to visit your boarding students or to attend Berkshire Choral Festival. We're five miles south of Great Barrington in Sheffield so you avoid the tourist crush--yet really close to everything--just a mile off Route 7. You have a prime lakefront location on a private lake with remarkable serenity. Great dining all around, including local Guido's Marketplace Cafe smack on Main Street, Stage Coach Inn. Beautiful Sheffield is also the site of historic Shay's Rebellion and the home of Mumbet, early Civil Rights figure. Great hiking-Mount Everett and Mount Washington--plus local covered bridge. Wonderful local wildlife on your doorstep with bald eagle, swans, blue herons. Plus, because of excellent location, you're also close (5 miles) to attractions south in Connecticut such as Music Mountain in Norfolk, Lime Rock for racing and Litchfield--perfect little New England towns, loaded with history. The quintessential New England experience and you'll be delighted you found it. (And ask about local UFO sighting!) Expanded cable with CNN, TNT, PBS, Discovery Channel, ESPN.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: English professor and husband fell in love with this idyllic house, not least because of the lake, which is amazing. Perfect in all seasons, and something to do all year long. We love the wildlife and drifting gently in the canoe across the private lake--wonderful winter views across private lake, great fishing in the summertime. The land across the road and across the lake is all preserved so your views are spectacular. Great local restaurants and, of course, everything the Berkshires has to offer. You'll be delighted with this rare find and come back again and again. You'll come for the culture--the music, theater, dance--and you'll stay for tranquil hours reading a favorite book on the porch, or beginning to write your novel.
Why the Owner Chose Sheffield, MA, USA:
This year-round lovely property has everything you want for the perfect vacation getaway--romantic weekend, hiking the Appalachian Trail, skiing, girls' retreat. Feel the weight of the world fall off your shoulders when you enter and look out at the lake, just beyond the slope to water's edge. Cozy wood-burning fireplace with wood supplied. Peaceful, yet not remote and on a sought-after, very private lake with views -- about a mile off Route 7 in Sheffield and just five miles south of Great Barrington. The house is a 60's ranch and is absolutely immaculately clean-- there's also the charm of hearing the screen door slam on the porch which evokes memories of summers past.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
200 feet directly on the 150-acre private lake with your own private dock and canoe and protected shoreline across. Surrounded by Land Trust protected property. Enjoy the cozy wood burning fireplace in addition to individually controlled heat in every room. You will never want to leave. Water is pure, tested, and good to drink. All linens and paper products provided--just walk in, relax, and enjoy this magical house--don't you deserve it?
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Morning coffee here, watching the bald eagle
Sun-drenched living room with stellar lake views!
Curl up & get cozy next to the fire! (Wood included!)
Sitting at the table, or sitting next to a roaring fire, lake views abound!
Comfortable twin beds.
Well-equipped kitchen, painted since this photo!
Bathroom with shower and full size tub next to bedrooms
Spring Summer Winter Fall it's always beautiful on the lake!
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness--the lake in Fall
Picture yourself relaxing on this lovely lake--there's a hammock and a grill.
Your walk down to water's edge
Welcome to your lakeside home.
All you need for dining as you look out over the lake.
Cozy and Comfortable bedroom (queen bed) with linens by Ralph Lauren
Den with pull out couch, overlooking the lake--flat screen tv.
Comfortably sized kitchen chock full of amenities.
2nd Bathroom with corner shower
Picture yourself on your dock on this lovely 150 acre private lake.
Red canoe waiting for you at your lakefront
Summer drifting on the lake
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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