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Sandisfield, Berkshires, Secluded Lake Cottage on Private Estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very private "luxury" cottage on beautiful estate with numerous activities

A cozy "luxury" cottage available for a weekend break or longer vacation on a very private estate with two lakes. The cottage is about 150 yards from Mirror lake where guests will enjoy exclusive access. It is a 20 minute walk to the upper "source" lake. The property is 2+ hours from New York and Boston. 25 mins to Great Barrington, 40 mins to Tanglewood. Nestled in the rolling hills and mountains of Berkshire county. The two lakes of 20+ acres each sit on a 1300+ acre property with numerous streams and the Silverbrook river offering endless hikes, fishing, birding and outdoor camping possibilities. Wildlife in abundance. Family farm on site with horses, goats, chickens and ducks. Cottage itself is ideal for a couple or small family with an exceedingly comfortable brand new top end California King bed in the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a luxury leather couch with a pull out Queen size bed. It doubles as the TV room with Direct TV, new Samsung HDTV 40 inch flat screen. New convection range for fine cooking. Dining room and office space and bathroom with shower/bath make up rest of this cute cottage. Barbecue pit outside the cottage and by both lakes. Boating and swimming on lakes. This cottage is ideal if you want to get away to total seclusion and nature but still be close enough to artistic retreats in the Berkshires like Tanglewood or Norfolk music festivals and only a couple of hours from major cities. No Pets.

Personal Blog: We intend to update this "blog" on a regular basis to describe the current conditions at Woodcrest. Date 4/1/2017 It is still freezing! What looked like the beginning of spring once again fooled us. Maple syrup and eggs doing well but still waiting on the goats and a deeper thaw.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017


Sandisfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower/tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 200 sq ft master bedroom 100 sq ft second bedroom - pull out couch on luxury leather sofa also the TV room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Sandisfield, Berkshires, Secluded Lake Cottage on Private Estate
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I had a perfect weekend here. We were looking for an easy, end-of-summer, quiet retreat together before the business of the school year began, and this is exactly what we found.

The cottage perfectly suited our needs. We heeded the advice of other reviewers and brought exactly what we needed for our stay: chairs and food we wanted for simple meals.

We spent our time hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading, sketching, and relaxing by the water. Every day we enjoyed the quiet abundance of wildlife: hawks, salamanders, crayfish, frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, turtles, hummingbirds, porcupines and a family of wild turkeys. In the evening we relaxed around the outdoor bbq and campfire. Our final evening brought a spectacular view of the night sky from the dock.

Communication with Dominic was both prompt and clear.

In short, this was everything we were looking for and - for us - the best of what VRBO can be.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total seclusion and amazing private lake

  • 5 of 5

The super rustic cottage was a nice trip for my wife and I and our two young boys. The lake is fantastic and shallow throughout. My kids spent hours playing in the water and jumping off the dock. The 20 minute hike up to the source lake was an easy excursion up a very hilly trail. The owner was kind enough to provide local milk and free range duck eggs to try when we arrived. We had excellent Verizon LTE coverage which enabled me to use my hotspot and keep up with work emails.

Like the other reviewers stated, bring your own lounge or beach chairs if you want to to sit by the fire pit or lake. Also, the House is located at the intersection of Sears and Clark roads. Google maps will send you down the wrong street if you enter the house address.

We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage steps away from on an amazing lake.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this charming cottage. Perfect for a quiet vacation and privacy. The owner and family are very nice and friendly but are not busy bodies. The only drawback was a lack of lounge chairs at the house or the lake, so bring your own. I highly recommend and will come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful place for our family for a quick getaway before summer commitments started. It is clean and well-kept, with very comfortable bedding, a very functional kitchen, outdoor grill and firepit, and amazing grounds. Dominic provided lifejackets, and our two children spent two days floating around in the very private lake, delighted by the wildlife and the boats, including kayaks just their size. In addition, there was butter, milk, and eggs waiting for us when we arrived. Dominic was very helpful with all of our questions, flexible, and responsive. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to be able to come again in the future. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June 2016 Visit

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our visit. The lake, wildlife, and boating were amazing. We got to see turtles laying eggs, snakes, fish, porcupine, and an eagle. Our sons loved the swimming and wildlife. Place was nice and quiet. Our boys enjoyed playing board games in evening as well as a nice fire. Dominic was very nice about taking care of needs. Its rustic but so peaceful. Great for a small family or a couple. Thanks for sharing your woods with us!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely lake---relaxing weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend. The lake is beautiful and the property had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our stay. Dominic was a great host. He even let our girls visit their goats and ducks which was a definite highlight for them. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sandisfield Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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