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Charming lakefront home in the heart of the Berkshires

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home right on the lake

This beautifully renovated lakefront house sits on a private country lane in the heart of the southern Berkshires. It’s quiet, but close to everything. Enjoy lunch on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Build a fire in the wood-burning fireplace or outside in the fire pit. Take the canoe out on the lake. One bedroom and a bathroom are on the main floor, while two bedrooms with lake views and a large bath are on the second floor. The house is fully furnished and the kitchen fully equipped.

Amy Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2016

About Amy Thompson

We bought our lake house as a retreat for us and our family and friends, many of whom live in nearby Boston and Hartford. It's a great gathering spot and we have already made lasting memories in this special spot.

Amy Thompson purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy Thompson chose Berkshires

We've always loved vacationing in the Berkshires, with its cultural attractions, natural beauty and varied activities.

What makes this house unique

The best parts: the lake just steps from the door, lunch on the screened in porch, beautiful views, the family of ducklings gliding by early in the morning, snowy walks on bright winter mornings.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming lakefront home in the heart of the Berkshires
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
New York City

Serene and relaxing weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our time here! The lake itself is gorgeous and peaceful, and it's lovely to be able to explore with the canoe available. The views from the house and the backyard are fantastic, and the house itself is clean and comfortable. Love being able to BBQ and then eat in the screened-in porch!

Here is a little video I put together of our weekend at the Berkshires:

And here is a blog post with additional photos:

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making this beautiful video. It really captures the feeling of the place!
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Toledo, OH, USA

Beautiful lakefront home in the perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here last July for a wonderful summer week. The home was charming, spacious and perfectly appointed for our stay. The first floor bedroom and bath were ideal for the early risers in our group with the teenagers sleeping upstairs in two large bedrooms. We especially loved the full lakefront view with big windows all along the lake side of the house and the large screened porch just off the kitchen where we were able to enjoy all our meals. The lake is peaceful and calm and the property (flanked on either side by wooded lots) was quiet and serene. We canoed, fished, hiked and built camp fires every day and enjoyed a full day trip to Boston (under two hours into the city!). The surrounding towns offer great restaurants and shopping (we visited Great Barrington, North and South Egremont and Sheffield). If we're in the Berkshires again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just right for an escape to an idyllic environment -- a lake, hiking trails, quiet, a fire pit! And you are close enough to all the attractions of the Berkshires to have the best of both worlds. The kitchen has everything you could need. Cozy fireplace and comfy beds, including space heaters should you need to get warmer! The owners were incredibly response to all our needs and flexible when we needed to adjust our stay. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

A wonderful, quiet place

  • 5 of 5

This house is marvelous: wonderfully appointed, clean, cozy, great fireplace and a beautiful view of the lake. Amy and Steve are terrific hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming location on a quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a full week at the lake house. The lake is very quiet and calm. Our two small children were able to play in the water which was so clean, and very shallow for the first 10 feet. Even in the canoe rides around the lake, you could almost see the bottom of the lake. We put the fire pit to use each evening to make 'smores. The town is a few miles from Great Barrington and a nice supermarket. We were early to bed and early to rise, and did a whole lot of nothing, which was our aim. We had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hull, MA

Quiet, beautiful, comfortable and clean!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful (hot) July week enjoying this home on a quiet lake. Getting to Tanglewood, the Rockwell Museum, blueberry picking, hiking and a host of other activities was easy. Canoeing was a real pleasure on this little lake. The owners could not have been more helpful in making our vacation so relaxing and easy. The downstairs bath and bedroom were very convenient for my 85 year old mother.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Egremont, MA
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Pittsfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Mass Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
North Egremont, MA
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Catamount Resort
Car: necessary

Charming lakefront house is near all that Berkshire County has to offer. Five miles from Great Barrington and 25 minutes away from the Boston Symphony’s summer home at Tanglewood. Just a few minutes from the area's two premier ski slopes, Butternut and Catamount. The Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge or Shakespeare and Company in Lenox are both nearby as are Catamount and Butternut Ski Resorts. The Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, MASS MOCA, Great Barrington’s Mahaiwe Theatre, outlet shopping and four-star dining are additional attractions.


Rates & Availability

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

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Sep 15 - Nov 1
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for stays longer than one month are negotiable.

Booking is confirmed with prepayment in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , One step up from main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom on upper level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , One step up from main level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom features a lake view, skylight and queen size
  • Pack-and-play crib is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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