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

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience with skiing at your fingertips
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

Magical destination

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Sunny Pond for our family reunion! It was the perfect destination for our family reunion - plenty of room for all 17 people, and all accommodations were TOP SHELF! It even snowed on Saturday night during our stay, making the property a magical winter wonderland! Family members, young and old, were sledding at night and all day on Sunday! We had a fantastic time, and made so many memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for hosting large extended family outing

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from an amazing weekend with our extended family celebrating a birthday.

Property is beautifully maintained, and is large enough to host a large group (14-16). Everyone was able to have their own quiet space, but we were also able to share time together.

Great for families with little ones, as there is a fully stocked toddler room with toys and books.

The kitchen is very large and preparing family meals with 3 cooks in the kitchen was a breeze. There are two side by side dishwashers. Need I say more?

Lastly, the host was very helpful, responsive, and warm. You can tell a lot of love is in this home. Could not be happier!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The house has everything we could possibly need and then some. It snowed while we were there so the kids (and some of the grownups) were able to take advantage of the sledding hill. Very comfortable and inviting house as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property at Sunny Pond is outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

The views from all around the property are amazing. The inside of the house is incredibly spacious and very well decorated. The kitchen is large and easily accommodates up to 15 people eating meals. The house is close to major ski resorts as well as grocery stores and shopping. After renting several houses in the Berkshire area, we would without a doubt return to Sunny Pond.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Friends and families spent a fantastic long weekend at Sunny Pond. The home is warm, inviting, and gracious in space. Despite the number of adults and children running around, we never felt cramped. The homeowner was accessible and everything met our expectations, plus some! Looking forward to another stay in warmer months when we can enjoy even more of what the property has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House and property are fantastic, surpassed our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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

turnover fee $350
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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