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Large home w/ beautiful gardens on pond in Berkshires. Walking distance to town.

West Stockbridge, MA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 9

This house is close to Everything!! Tanglewood (3 miles), Kripalu (3 miles), theaters, Jacob's Pillow, Lee Outlets, etc.

3 BR, 2 bath private house. Sleeps 9. Highlights: Central air, private English garden and gazebo, updated eat-in kitchen, central music, mud room, bar area, and new 1st floor bathroom. House is located on Shaker Mill Pond with dock access. Perfect for a family vacation getaway. Large sunroom off kitchen has great views of the water. Large multi tiered deck off sunroom is great for relaxing and entertaining.

There is a dock on the water for easy access for kayaking and canoeing.

House has a pool table and convertible ping pong table.

It is the type of house where you walk inside and instantly relax.



Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Chris

I have been reinvesting all of the profits back into this house for many years. Anyone that has rented year after year have even commented on this. Any time someone asks me about this house I instantly say that "I love it." It is one of my favorite places. The only reason I rent it is because of work and having older children, I just don't get there like we used to. Please come and enjoy it as I do!!

Chris purchased this House in 2004

Why Chris chose West Stockbridge

This house has it all. It is very private but also walking distance to a charming Berkshire town that has restaurants, coffee shops, small grocery store, bank, liquor store, and antiques. The house has lots of sleeping space and entertaining space. There is a very large kitchen for entertaining and multiple areas outside to relax, play, or entertain.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Amazing view of the water.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, This is the "dorm." It has 2 bunk beds and a twin bed.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Village
              walking distance to the village: restaurants, bank, liquor store, market (small grocery store that has more than you would expect), book store coffee shops.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      central air
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      The house has wifi. 60 meg.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      The driveway along the front of the fence. Please do NOT park in the driveway behind the house. The belongs to the neighbor.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      there is a fire pit outside near the water


                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee and sugar are usually there for guests to at least get started!!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Everything that you might think you need is in the kitchen. Spices are also available for use by guests.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                  Lots of games in the front closet.
                                • Music Library
                                  Lots of CDs
                                • DVD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  There is BASIC cable.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  there are lots of DVDs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 kayaks and one canoe.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      large gazebo. It fits 8 chairs.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • shopping
                                                • sledding

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • skiing


                                                            • I do ask that you help me keep the rental rate as low as possible by washing the sheets and towels. This saves a tremendous about of time in turning over the house. Much thanks!!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful yard!!

                                                              Marie M.

                                                              Serene setting in a great town. We loved our stay!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am glad you enjoyed your time in my private paradise!! I love it there too.

                                                              Private and Convenient with Beauty all Around

                                                              Gina D.

                                                              This home is lovely and clean with beautiful updates on the lower level and absolutely beautiful, private grounds very close to the village center. Kitchen is well equipped with most everything you need to cook in (except the groceries) and within walking or quick driving distance from a variety of enjoyable restaurants and coffee shops. You can relax in the outdoor gazebo or on the deck facing the pond, go for a kayak or canoe ride, enjoy the fire pit, or visit the area's amazing shops, museums, orchards, wineries, gardens, and trails. There are stairs to the bedroom level that might be challenging for some. Very hard to leave this place behind.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay!! Come again.

                                                              Everything we needed!

                                                              Nancy F.

                                                              Our multi-generational group of 5 adults, a toddler and an infant had an enjoyable stay in July! The kitchen is extremely well stocked with dishes, glasses, pots, gadgets and even some basic cooking needs (oil, condiments, etc.). The 3 year old enjoyed pretending the sliding window between the kitchen and sun room was a McDonald's drive-through.

                                                              The 2 kayaks and canoe were used the first two days for quick trips down the pond - life jackets were available and the dock makes for an easy launch. We never saw anyone else on the pond - it's not one you would swim in. The gazebo was a pleasant place to eat in when we used the grill one of the nights. The location was an easy drive to both Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow. A small grocery store and a couple of restaurants are within a very short walking distance (skip the Art Park for now - not much to see).

                                                              A geese family seems to regularly visit the property in the evenings, so watch where you step! Also, be aware that there are always dozens of bees around the lavender surrounding the doors. We ignored them and they didn't bother us. Street parking in front of the house fits 4-5 cars in parallel. We never figured out how to access the cable channels but streaming on our own devices via wifi worked fine. We brought our own sheets to avoid the last minute sheet washing. Thanks for a great stay, Chris!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                              Very nice house in great location.

                                                              Richard F.

                                                              Very nice, well equipped, and well maintained house in great location in West Stockbridge. Walk to small town center, easy drive to music at Tanglewood, theatre, hiking trails, and everything else in the Berkshires. Beautiful private and peaceful grounds on water (Shaker Mill Pond) with gardens and backyard deck. Excellent family getaway with adult children. Owner was responsive and very easy to deal with.

                                                              Hated to Leave

                                                              Martin E.West Hartford, Conn.

                                                              Cocktails in the evening after Tanglewood with friends in Chris's new garden with the fountain bubbling in the background on day one, and Tanglewood in the evening on day 6 with my 5 year old granddaughter. A perfect week. Practically roll out of bed in the morning into Six Depot Cafe for their delicious breakfast, although you can make your own, everything but the food is in the house, and I mean everything . There's also upscale Rouge Restaurant and Truk Express for Vietnamese food, both a 5 minute walk to the small town center. Relaxing in the gazebo, kayaking on the lake, the list goes on and on..

                                                              Everything was perfect.

                                                              Martin E.West Hartford, Conn.

                                                              I hesitate to recommend this property, because if it is available next year, I want it to be available WHEN I WANT IT.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the review. I am glad that you enjoyed spending time in the house that I love!


                                                              West Stockbridge, MA, USA

                                                              3 miles from Tanglewood. 2.5 miles from Kripalu.


                                                              6 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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