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Charming lakefront home in the heart of the Berkshires

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home right on the lake

This adorable and comfortable lakefront house sits on a private country lane in the heart of the southern Berkshires. It’s quiet, but close to everything, and comfortable year round for swimming and boating or for skiing. 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 or take a dip off the dock. 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.


Owner
Amy Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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, New York 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 recreational 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.

Amenities

Egremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Guests must dispose of trash and recyclables at the Egremont Transfer Station before departing.
  • We require at a minimum one-week rental during the months of July and August.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , One step up from main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom on upper level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Lake views
  • Pack-and-play crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
Notes:
Fishing poles, life jackets, rafts, games and toys for the little ones are available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming lakefront home in the heart of the Berkshires
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house; warm lake; relaxing rides on a boat; large enough lawn to play mini-soccer and badminton. Amy was very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having Dmitri and his family as guests; he offered helpful comments and was very responsive when we got in touch.
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Bloomfield, NJ
5

Great week in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Lovely charming house with all the comforts of home plus a lake! Amy, out host was great! Hope to return next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Susan and her family stay at our place. They took full advantage of all our amenities, including even our bicycles, and were in touch throughout their stay to let us know how things were going. They were quite familiar with all the Berkshires has to offer so we are honored that they want to return with more family members next summer!
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4

Great lakeside cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at this very nice clean lakeside cottage. The house was just the right size for us and the screen porch was perfect. We had all of our meals there! It was great to be so close to Great Barrington which was full of restaurants, a movie theater, and our new favorite, SoCo ice cream!

Our one wish was that the house had a longer dock and a floating dock anchored out further in the lake. Closer to the shore, the lake is very weedy. Our kids are definitely lake swimmers but had to go pretty far out in the water to get away from the weeds. There may be restrictions on what can be built in the lake that prevented the owners from doing this? We did take advantage one day of the campground across the lake that had a great waterslide and swimming area - plus pool tables and kayaks for renting!

That said, we used the canoe at the house daily, the lake was quiet and peaceful - and we made friends with a mother duck and her 6 babies who came up and rested on the front lawn under the bushes every day. :-) It was a wonderful place to stay and the owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gwynne and her family were excellent guests. Ours is a small lake and the lake association is indeed very careful about the environmental impact of weed control. We will definitely look into making it possible to float our dock further out into the water. We hope they will come back to visit again.
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Hamden, CT
5

Charming lakefront summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely retreat tucked away on a small, placid lake. And it was one of the most well-stocked homes we have rented. Nearly everything is provided for, except for food and other consumables. We spent most evenings enjoying the fire pit by the lake, fueled by the ample wood supply. We spent the afternoons on the lake in the canoe and fished. We explored the surrounding towns and never had a bad meal. Great location! Amy was a gracious host and very communicative. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend away and couldn't have been happier. The house had more than enough room for us to relax, prepare meals and sit by the fire. We enjoyed waking up to views of the lake and relaxing on the floating dock with a cup of coffee. We felt like we were so far away from everything, yet we were so close to Great Barrington. We look forward to staying here again and next time we will bring our daughter. Between the canoe, the fishing and the swimming she will have more than enough to do!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Stephanie -- It was great to have you and Brian as our guests. Glad you enjoyed!!
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New York City
5

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: https://vimeo.com/135276632

And here is a blog post with additional photos: http://www.cestchristine.com/2015/08/a-weekend-in-the-berkshires/

  • 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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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Egremont, MA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Egremont Country Club (public course)
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates for longer stays are negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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