'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' Except Here at the Lakehouse

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Lakehouse is convenient to everything and is located on Laurel Lake & Rte. 20. It is 2 miles from the MA Turnpike and is easily accessible to Berkshire attractions, outdoor activities, and shopping.
The house is casual and comfortable and beautifully decorated for lakeside living. The 'backyard' is maintenance free, as you are less than 20 ft. From the lake. There is a beautiful awning and maple-shaded, stone patio with recessed lights, a large barbecue grill and lawn furniture. In addition, there is a changing shed, hot tub, outdoor shower, kayaks, canoe and row boat that come with the property. For added fun, there is a water slide (built into the dock wall).
When you enter the house from the water level, there are 2 sets of French doors that open into the Great Room and kitchen. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances with a large separate refrigerator and freezer (commercial) and an electric, commercial double oven. There is also a 5 burner gas range, dishwasher, disposal (yes, public water & sewer - no septic) and trash compactor. The kitchen also has granite counter tops, a bar area with 4 barstools, microwave and toaster oven, and full kitchen supplies. The Great Room has 2 sitting areas, a gas fireplace, 42' flatscreen TV, a large dining table and a built in beverage area with wine cooler. Off of the Great Room there is a full bath and laundry room.
The second level, which is the main entrance from the parking area and street, has a large impressive entryway, and tucked away in the vestibule is an indoor sauna. Off the main hallway, there is a bedroom with French doors that open onto a Juliette balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee and paper (or your evening martini) and just take in the gorgeous lake views. This bedroom has a queen bed, full closet, TV, night tables and its own bath with a 6 ft. bathtub. The den can be used for occasional guests as a bedroom because it has a twin sofa bed. It has a flatscreen TV and 3 bay windows under which is a charming window seat across the length of the room, facing the lake. It also has a closet and its own bath with a shower.
On the next level, there are 2 more bedrooms. The green room, sunny and delightful, has a great lake view with 3 windows facing the water, a queen bed, night table, flatscreen TV and a closet. It also has its own bathroom with a shower. Next is the spacious Master Bedroom with its beautiful cathedral ceiling, lovely lake breeze, two large glass slider windows that face the water and two additional windows. The room is furnished with a queen bed, end tables, flatscreen TV, divan and lots of closet space. The Master Bath has a 2- person shower with separate shower sprays. A hidden cedar closet is a surprise bonus. Enjoy!
One more level to go, and the stairway to heaven is here: the piece de resistance, of The Lakehouse. Here is a nanny suite or teen haven equipped with a mini-refrigerator, mini-dishwasher, wine-rack, bar sink, granite counter top, and many cabinets. Also, there are amenities, such as a coffee pot, toaster oven, dishes, etc. so you can just chill and be away from it all without having to go downstairs to the Great Room. This room can be used as a bedroom, artist studio, reading room, or just a great place to escape! There is a full size futon couch/bed, flatscreen TV, 2 closets, and a bathroom with a shower. The sliding glass and screen door open onto the outdoor rooftop deck with a multi-million dollar view from 4 stories up, so enjoy sipping your wine, light the gas fire pit and leave the world behind. Nirvana awaits.
The Lakehouse is built to be a unique and fun place. There are no formalities, so just relax, enjoy, be yourself (or be someone else if you choose) and have a great time. We are happy if you are happy enjoying our house.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    renters---25 years old and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Lakehouse has no large outdoor grassy area, as its backyard is Laurel Lake. There is a large patio with steps down to the lake. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking environment....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love you, but we have bad allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This is a multi-level home so no wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Deep mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Deep mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Deep mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full futon...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    One twin...moreless

  • There are 4 or 5 bedrooms depending on if you want to use them as such. There are 3 queen beds with high-end, deep mattresses; 1 full futon; and one twin sofa bed in the den. The room with the sofa bed can be used as a den or bedroom. The 4th level mini suite has the full size futon bed, but this room can be also used for other purposes. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Full laundry room off Bathroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra large, 6-foot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    tiled with sliding rounding doors...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    tiled, double shower heads, extra large...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Corner shower with glass door...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    corner shower with glass door...moreless

  • There are 6 bathrooms. The lower level has a full bath with laundry room. Each of the 4 bedrooms and den has its own bath with shower or shower/tub. There is also an outdoor shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Lakehouse is whatever you want it to be. It can be an 'Away From It All' place, a romantic space, a sports adventure with swimming and boating, a luxurious place to sip some wine and unwind in the hot tub, relax in the sauna, or it can be your home away from home. 'Whatever you think about expands, so think happy thoughts!'...moreless


  • Books:

    That's what libraries and kindles are for!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    1 to be used in any room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Try the TV in the Great Room for music or tune into your ipod or iphone....moreless

  • Television:

    6 flat screen TV's--- 1 is in Great Room and 1 in each bedroom and the den. ...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Property is right on the lake, less than 20 ft. away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property is right on the lake, less than 20 ft. away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining table has 2 extra leafs so you can accommodate up to 12 people for dinner. There is also a granite counter top with 4 bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioners available and all rooms have ceiling fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also, a dryer on the first and third levels. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas stove/fireplace used in winter months, only....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    64 acre Laurel Lake with your canoe, kayaks, rowboat, and swimming....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas stove (for use in fall & winter) on lower level and electric heat in all bedrooms and entry. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    The internet is part of a bundled package with the land line and digital TV stations....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are sufficient sheets, towels, and blankets for all bedrooms, so don't worry....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room, that is one large open room including kitchen and dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    4 parking spaces...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line to be used with Time Warner specifications---anywhere in continental U.S. Renter pays for any international calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are plenty of towels for all bathrooms and a few beach towels, too! You won't have to drip......moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    You can be the laundry queen or king with a washer on the first level and also the third level. Wow! How exciting is that?...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip cup maker, French press, and Keurig...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, silverware, baking dishes, pots, pans, blender, fully equipped kitchen with major utensils and much more. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher is new and quite quiet....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    dishwasher, compactor, garbage disposal, farm sink, commercial electric double oven, full commercial refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler, 5 burner gas stove with griddle attachment. Cabinets galore. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    small commercial microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Commercial electric double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Please enjoy our gourmet kitchen and whatever pantry items there are for you. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large commercial refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas stove with griddle attachment...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    That's where we hang out and chill! Also perfect for tai chi!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cranwell Golf Resort is 1 mile down the road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks (two singles, one double), one canoe, life jackets, and paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lake is our lawn and requires no mowing or raking! There are some small trees and flowers---mostly maintenance free. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big Barbie!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    It's all yours unless your friend or partner wants to join you....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Way to go….. You will love it! It is so relaxing....moreless



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7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $175
  • Taxes Not included


The Lakehouse is available for rent by the week or by the month. There is an optional pontoon boat rental fee of $750. a week, due 30 days prior to rental.

Summer: $5000. Per week. through September 12, 2015.

ALL RENTALS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE BOOKED. Payment is due 50% upon booking and the remainder 50% upon rental. Rental insurance is highly recommended.

Cleaning Fee - $150. a week

The SEASONAL FEES FOR Fall THROUGH Spring ONLY beginning and ending on Sept. 13, 2015-June 18, 2016 are: monthly rate of $3500. plus ALL utilities.The cleaning fee is $300. for first month /last month and remainder of the months can be arranged with landlord. A security deposit will be required along with a lease.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cork & Hearth, Lenox, MA
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cranwell Golf Resort & Spa
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Lee, MA Turnpike
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cork & Hearth & Bombay Indian

Car: Recommended

This property is the best location for everything in the Berkshires; two miles off the MA Turnpike, conveniently located on Rt. 20. The following are all a 5-15 minute drive: Cranwell Golf Resort & Spa (also home to a great pub), Canyon Ranch Spa (rated one of the best in the world), Tanglewood Music Festival (summer home of the Boston Symphony and a must visit), Shakespeare & Co. (excellent performances), the Prime Outlets in Lee (everyone loves a bargain, and only 2 miles away), Berkshire Theater Festival, the Barrington Stage Co., the Colonial Theater (all professional and wonderful theaters), Kripalu Yoga Center (beautiful and so calming there)., Edith Wharton's the Mount, Naumkeag, Chesterfield, (historical old cottages of the once rich and famous), Stockbridge, with the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Red Lion Inn & Country Curtains (a must visit), Gt. Barrington, sometimes referred to as mini NY with its shops and restaurants, the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield (great hands-on for kids and wonderful foreign movies shown at their Little Cinema), Berkshire Medical Center (terrific emergency room that, hopefully, you will never visit), the Berkshire Athenaeum, which has branches in all the surrounding towns, including Lenox and Lee. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (a must see with wonderful performances and often offers free workshops), the Appalachian Trail, and so much more hiking and biking, including many state forests that are easily accessible. Within a half hour drive is the Berkshire Mall and Mt. Greylock, filled with hiking trails. Another 15 minutes beyond that is Williamstown with Williams College, the Clark Art Museum, the Williams College Museum (this is a definite must visit because the campus is so gorgeous and the museums are the best). Don't forget the Williamstown Theater Festival with great perfomances throughout the summer. North Adams and MASS MoCA Museum of Modern Art are a 10 minute drive from Williamstown. There are so many wonderful fun and cultural activities in the Berkshires that it is hard to include everything. We will be happy to give more explicit suggestions and also recommend restaurants. The dining is amazing in the Berkshires with so many diverse choices. Just driving around the Berkshires and enjoying the mountains, lakes, rivers, and foliage is a great way to spend the day. You never know what you may find hidden in some of the hill towns. Most likely, you will discover an unbelievable place to eat and an antique barn filled with treasures!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are fun people who believe in enjoying life and having a good time. We designed The Lakehouse to fit in with the landscape of the property, which is multi levels. The first half of the house was completed in 2006 and the second half was just completed. It has been a work in progress for many years on and off, as this was our second home until it became our first home, but now we are sharing it with you during part of the year. I am a Berkshire native, so I pretty much know my way around, and my husband has lived in The Berkshires for 35 years. He is a 5th degree black belt in karate, but I'm the boss (obviously, as I wrote this). Truthfully, we love life, travel, and people, and if you choose, we would love to meet you and show you around the house upon your arrival, so you will feel comfortable and at home.

Why the Owner Chose Lee, MA, USA:
Why not this property? Lake property is soooo valuable and hard to come by, so to speak. Laurel Lake is not a really large lake, but is a lake that attracts fishermen, sailboaters and kayakers. There are a few motor boats, but mostly pontoons, canoes, kayaks, etc. Because of the fantastic location on Rt. 20, it is so easy and convenient to drive anywhere. Just drive out of your parking spot, and you are on your way. It is not a great property for animals (sorry, but no pets, although we love them, but allergies are terrible) or toddlers, as it is on a main road and also has little room for playing outside. The Lakehouse may not be a good choice for someone who is challenged with stairs, as there are multi levels (unless he or she chooses a lower bedroom). The house has a western view with the most beautiful sunsets imaginable and also the most glowing full moons that glimmer at night and reflect off the water. Heavenly and really indescribeable! There is always a lake breeze and all the rooms have ceiling fans and if needed, air conditioners are available. If there is a cool night, turn on the electric heater in your bedroom and snuggle up.The Lakehouse has incredible Icylene insulation and outside noises are hardly noticeable.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you love views, water, hot tubs, saunas, eating, drinking, sunning, culture, mountains, reading, relaxation, and more, then you will love The Lakehouse and the Berkshires. If you want to 'dress down' for dinner at home, walk barefoot, and do whatever the heck you want, when you want, then spend some time at The Lakehouse. It's waiting for you!

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Speaks: english, Hebrew

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  • Lake view of The Lakehouse

    Lake view of The Lakehouse

  • The sauna

    The sauna

  • Sunset on Laurel Lake

    Sunset on Laurel Lake

  • View from the Juliette Balcony

    View from the Juliette Balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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