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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience

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


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

randi matalon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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 Berkshires

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


Austerlitz Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family and friends birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully well equipped kitchen and dining experience! You can tell that a serious chef has used this kitchen. Everything you need to prepare and serve a group is here. Also the pond was delightful, especially as we had excellent weather for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best weekend at Sunny Pond with family ages 1-70! The house is exceptional - beautifully decorated, so well kept and fully stocked with anything we could want. And the property is idyllic - we barely wanted to leave all weekend. We enjoyed paddle boating in the pond, walking around the property watching the geese, made good use of the great kids playroom and just hung out. We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Group Trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a getaway from the city to celebrate my 29th birthday, and what the perfect selection it was.

The house is secluded enough that we didn't have to worry about disturbing any neighbors, and it was big enough that 14 guests in a home didn't feel crowded or overwhelming. There was wine and champagne to greet us upon arrival, and the house was just as beautiful and scenic as the images suggest. All of this is just a plus to how lovely and hospitable Randi was during the booking process as well as her groundskeeper who met us at checkout (and who is a photographer who took a group photo for us!)

The weather wasn't friendly enough to allow us to enjoy the outdoors, but with a fully stocked game wall, a ping pong table and a number of comfy spaces to curl up and read, we didn't mind being inside all weekend at all. We hosted dinner and brunch in the beautiful dining room, and it was intimate and beautiful. I could go on for paragraphs about how lovely the home was. It was clean, spacious, well-stocked, meticulously decorated, beds were comfortable, the water pressure was amazing and we didn't have one complaint from any of the guests. We all loved the home so much we did everything possible to clean up and treat it like our own throughout the stay.

This is a stunning property and we will be returning as soon as the opportunity arrives again and recommending it to friends for their stay.

Thank you, Randi, for allowing us such a warm and welcoming stay. Your home is a true gem.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pittsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Ski
8 Miles

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,500

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.