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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience

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

We welcome all family gatherings, reunions, weddings, engagement parties, corporate picnics etc.

More Details

Owner
randi matalon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 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

Amenities

Austerlitz Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

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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Queens, NY
5

Co-Hosted a Birthday Group for 14

  • 5 of 5

From my very first conversation with Randi, I was incredibly confident that our stay would be in good hands. Randi was very thorough, agreeable and understanding. My reservation with a previous property fell through so we contacted Randi rather last minute and fortunately, she was available, willing and able to share her beautiful property with us.

The space is incredible. Better than the pictures. The property is like two large houses connected. The house sits on a massive property. The kitchen is beautiful, massive and comes with everything you may need. I cannot wait to bring future birthday and wedding clients to Sunny Pond!

Thanks again, Randi!

Reg.E Warren

reginaldwarren.com

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway Weekend House!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a very close knit group of friends, who occasionally experience a serious case of separation anxiety when we cannot all fit under the same roof for a weekend getaway. That said, Randi's home in the Berkshires with the perfect solution for our group of 16 adults (couples and singles) to call home for MLK Weekend. We made use of both the main house and the guest house, which made for spacious accommodations. Given our affinity with dinner parties (and food in general), the kitchen, dining room and outdoor grill were all than more suitable for our needs. We even hired a private chef to cater dinner for the crew one night and it was the best kitchen her team had ever worked in. Working with Randi couldn't have been smoother. She is very professional, responsive, hospitable and flexible. Lastly, there was an overall charm about the house that set this a part from any other place where we have stayed in the past. Each room had its own character, which appealed to everyone in the house. Would absolutely rent this house again in the future. Thanks again, Randi!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning and Spacious Home for a Weekend with Family

  • 5 of 5

We arrived knowing we had reached perfection. Randi has a stunning home on a beautiful piece of property in the Berkshires. We had only 11 people in the main home, but it didn't feel too large or too small. The kitchen is phenomenal (this is the place where our family loves to gather and spend the most time together!). The master bath is also absolutely amazing. Really, every part of this home is awesome - we took advantage of the entire house and property during our stay - solid workout room, beautiful walks right on the property, lovely fireplaces, the list could go on and on! There are also some great grocery stores in the area - we would highly recommend Guidos for some really nice specialty items! We truly had the most perfect weekend with our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful, peaceful, truly perfect Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented out Randi's house for our Wedding and it was truly everything we could have ever asked for.

The house and guest house are beautifully and perfectly decorated and really perfect for large families to hang out in and not feel crowded. The main house has many bedrooms and living spaces that allow for everyone to have their own space if needed or hang out all together and play games. My favorite part of the house has to be the top of the line kitchen! We found our family mostly gathering in there as it is huge and has all equipment needed for delicious meals to be made. Our grandparents stayed in the guest house which is truly a house in itself with its own kitchen bathroom bedrooms and living room. It was hard to get my grandma to leave there!

The grounds. I don't think words can even do justice to how beautiful it is up there! The lake is beautiful and we had so much fun taking the paddle boat out and floating on it. We didn't venture in for a swim but it did look very welcoming.We loved sitting on the back deck and listening to how peaceful and quiet it was- especially for us coming from NYC where peace and quiet don't exist.

As mentioned-we were renting this for our wedding and we felt we were taking a risk not going with a venue but Randi was so helpful and kind and answered any and all questions we had about Austerlitz and nearby attractions! We had rented a big tent to be on the grass for our wedding reception to be held under and had our ceremony in front of the lake giving a truly beautiful setting for such an amazing day.

Theres only one "con" which we didn't consider to be one at all and that is that there is no cell phone service at the house. The house does have wifi and house phones though so it was actually really refreshing to not have everyone staring at their cell phone all weekend!

I really cant say enough great things about this house and neither can my family members as they are non stop talking about it and we are 100% planning on returning for a weekend to enjoy it some more.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We also think the property is special and clearly we love it. The cell service is a problem in that area that is why we always allow our guests to use our home phone for any calls they need to make or receive. Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again.
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Tallahassee, Florida
5

Family Reunion August 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our family reunion. The house was big enough for the whole family: 14 adults and 12 children, mostly toddlers. Randi had a high chair and crib, all the great toys in the basement, and the play-yard outside. The Dads loved the exercise room. Everyone loved the paddle boat and the pond. We each took turns cooking a dinner and we loved the kitchen. The location was perfect, it was easy to get to from the airport in Albany and the grocery stores near by. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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

Austerlitz Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

turnover fee $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

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