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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience with skiing at your fingertips

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6.5 bedroom home sleeps 16 sits on a beautiful pond with spectacular views

This beautiful newly renovated Georgian Colonial home sits on 40 acres of beauty. This 6.5 bedroom home is a wonderful place to gather with family and friends. Although big the home is cozy and warm with many large rooms for people to gather. With a wonderful view and setting from all rooms of the house this property can be enjoyed all year. Close to 3 major ski mountains and sledding right outside the front door makes the property a snowy wonderland during the winter months. In the summer dive from our swimming dock into the pond where you can enjoy hours of fun with all the water toys to make for a great day. If you do not enjoy swimming in fresh water pond feel free to take our pedal boat out for a ride.

On the first floor the home has many wonderful rooms to enjoy.

The kitchen is where most gather and is very large and perfect for a big group to prepare meals. Appointed with 2.5 ovens/microwave/6 burner stove/ large refrigerator and freezer along with all you could possibly need to entertain and enjoy cooking in this spacious kitchen. All dishes/silverware/ pots/pans/ and the list goes on are all included to make your stay easy and relaxing. The great room off the kitchen has a wonderful fireplace to relax yet still be part of the fun In the kitchen. Our open dining room with a fireplace can hold many at the main table. We provide add on tables and chairs for large groups. The library with a fireplace is cozy warm room to enjoy the fire/ TV a good book or enjoy your company. The Livingroom is a great place to all hang out watch TV and relax. If you are working and need an office we have a private office with a computer and all you need to conduct your business.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor and are split into two areas.

One side of the house has three bedrooms each with a queen bed. There is a full bathroom on that side of the house and a second bathroom right down the stairs on the first floor. (if children want to sleep with parents most rooms can hold a mattress on the floor

The other side of the house includes the master with an in-suite bath, one guestroom with a queen bed, the children’s room with a queen bottom bed and a twin on top. There is a pullout trundle in that room as well. The smaller room has a day bed which pulls to two twin beds. There are two bathrooms on that side of the house. The third floor landing has a ping pong table and extra mattresses in case you need extra sleeping room.

Our finished basement includes a sleeper sofa for extra sleeping, a childrens playroom with a separate TV watching area, fully appointed gym with small refrigerator for cold towels and water and a Laundry room that includes a Washer/dryer an iron. The basement also has a bathroom on that level as well.

The front deck in the summer has couches and lounge chairs to entertain and enjoy the outdoors and take in the beauty of the pond and the setting. The back porch has a big table to enjoy meals outside. The play area with a jungle gym set is enclosed for the children to safely play.

Have a large group and need more space? We have the answer. Our separate guesthouse apartment includes a bedroom with a king bed, One small room with twin beds, a sleeping alcove off the living room with a day bed to sleep 2 and One bathroom. The small full kitchen is perfect to make meals and the living room dining area are off the kitchen for an open feel to the apartment. This apartment is used for overflow for groups renting the main house and will not be rented to other parties while main house is rented. This house is not for rent on its own.

Catamount ski area 10 minutes away Butternut 25 minutes away and Jiminny Peak 40 minutes away. We are close to Great Barrington (10 miles) and Chatham (8) miles. Movies, Bowling, museums, Tanglewood, are a stones throw away and we are 13 miles from the Hudson Train Station.

More Details

Owner
randi matalon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About randi matalon

My husband and I love this home and the property. Having two children who are very sporty it is hard for us to get there as previously. We believe a home is better with people in it and enjoying it. We do still use it and it is a home to us but time right now does not allow us to enjoy it the way we like to.

randi matalon purchased this estate in 2009

Why randi matalon chose Austerlitz

This is a wonderful special property. It is fully appointed with all you need to enjoy a great and special weekend. Our caretake is right down the street which makes it nice for you to know if you have questions etc.

What makes this estate unique

The setting is truly uniques and the pond is magnificent. It is serene, welcoming, and the feeling of the home and the property is very special. We fell in love with it the minute we saw it. It is special in the winter, summer and of course fall foliage in Sept/October

Amenities

Austerlitz Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • no events without a signed event lease No fire pits
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , top bunk twin, bottom bunk is a queen, twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , this is a daybed which is two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience with skiing at your fingertips
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Perfect house for a large group weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sunny Pond was the absolute perfect house for our group of 19. The house was immaculate and extremely cozy. The best part was the huge backyard, nice back porch and beautiful views of the pond. The kitchen was a chef's dream (it had everything you could possibly need to make a fantastic meal). I definitely recommend Sunny Pond if you're looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful 50th Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful two days and nights in Austerlitz at this property in October. the house had more than enough room for four couples and two children. The kitchen was truly dreamy - definitely plan to cook in at least one meal if you are staying here.

The location of the home was well situated between several towns - we went exploring to Great Barrington and at in Stockbridge, but were always eager to come home to cocktails on the beautiful front porch overlooking the pond.

Thank you Randi for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like living in a Norman Rockwell painting!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family of 13 - daughters, sons-in-law, and five grandchildren - spent four idyllic days at Sunny Pond. From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed and at home. We had plans to spend our days exploring the Berkshires but nobody wanted to leave Sunny Pond! The extraordinary kitchen (and extraordinarily well-stocked) was a cook's dream. The spacious dining room table seated us all and was the perfect location for Scatagories and late-night poker. The living room was ideal for the gang to watch a movie and mornings with coffee in the great room were wonderful for the adults to just sit and chat, something we never seem to find the time to do. But the magic for the grandkids (ages 11 to 15) was the pond, with endless swimming, fishing and boating. While some fished and swam, the others relaxed on the patio overlooking the pond on chaises. It can only be described as idyllic. The property was exactly as described on the website, in meticulous condition and arrangements were easy to make.

We did drag everyone out to the Norman Rockwell Museum and I thought to myself we were living in a Rockwell painting at Sunny Pond!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwinsville, NY
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This home is nothing short of breath taking! My brothers and I rented this house for our Father's 60th surprise party. He was so blown away when he walked into the sun room and saw all of his family there.

Everything about this home is perfect. There was plenty of room for the 16 of us and we never felt crowded. There are plenty of extra mattresses on the third floor loft if needed. The kitchen was amazing and had everything we needed. The layout was wonderful for a big crowd with the outside counter top circling around the kitchen.

We enjoyed the fireplaces very much. One is a double fire place between the living room and dining room. My personal favorite was the fire in the library. It was a very comfortable room to sit and relax in, and get away from my loud family! :)

We lucked out and had a beautiful weekend for weather. The pond was very clean. I am usually very skeptical on swimming in ponds, but I didn't hesitate to dive right in!

We are already planning a vacation for next year, this home was really something special! I am so grateful that Randi was able to share her gorgeous home with us for a very unforgettable weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwinsville, NY
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely breathtaking. The 16 of us were very comfortable with plenty of space to relax. There were plenty of extra mattresses on the third floor loft if needed. We really enjoyed the double fireplace between the dining room and living room. We also had a fire going in the library which was one of my favorite places to sit and relax. The kitchen is nothing short of amazing. The layout of the kitchen, dining room, and living room is perfect for conversing. A few of us were able to enjoy the gorgeous gym in the basement, it really has everything you need for a good workout.

We had a perfect fall weekend. The weather held up and it even got so warm that we were able to enjoy a swim in the pond. I usually get really nervous to swim in ponds, but this one was so clean and I didn't think twice about diving right in.

I can't wait to come back next year. My whole family is already planning a longer stay because it was just perfect.

Thank you for the hospitality, Randi!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ahhhh Sunny Pond!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to have 7 days of a true “sunny” pond, great weather all week for a family vacation of 20. There was plenty of room for all of us and we didn’t feel on top of each other in the space. We also rented the side apartment which worked out well for the younger adults that wanted to stay up all night, while the rest of the family could crash early if need be.

The house and property are even better in person! Randi’s house was well maintained and had everything and more of what we needed when we arrived. We had a family emergency within a few hours of arriving because my dad had a heart attack. The paramedics were quick to respond and Randi was very supportive and accommodating in our time of need.

I wish we could have stayed longer and we all hope to return next year so my dad can actually enjoy the vacation with our whole family!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pittsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Edgremont
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Catamount

Enjoy this Spectacular Berkshire area home for rent. Very grand this Georgian Colonial recently renovated home includes: a/c heat, two fireplaces, 7 bedrooms which sleeps 15, Living room, great room, library, country office, dream gourmet elk, 4.5 bathrooms, a third floor loft. The full basement includes a full gym, kids play area, kids tv watching area and laundry room. If you need more space there is an additional guest house that sleeps 4-6 (price for this no included). This property has a pond for swimming, fishing, and paddle boating. There is a bridge on the pond for access to the small island where you can sit, relax and enjoy the beauty. The second pond is another great place to fish. There are 36 gorgeous acres to enjoy hiking, biking or perhaps a walk to the bubbling brook. There is an outside fenced in child's playground with much to explore. 15 minutes from Catamount ski area, 25 minutes from Butternut and 45 minutes to Jiminy Peak Ski resorts. This very desirable Columbia County home is near Lenox, Tanglewood, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. This is a home truly anybody would enjoy.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
turnover fee $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.