Lake, full-size pool, tennis courts, & fitness center, all in a rural setting.
- english, french
About Michael Dundas
We are retired educators whe love hiking, music, tennis (including paddle tennis), music, modern dance and the outdoors - all of which we find closeby. Although we have rented through a local agency and once through VRBO, we are very experienced house exchangers, having exchanged in Amsterdam, Paris and twice in the UK.
Michael Dundas purchased this House in 2000
Why Michael Dundas chose Otis
We fell in love with the Berkshires and have never regretted buying a property here. We enjoy the quiet but also hanging out with neighbors both at the pool and the beach. Best of both worlds.
What makes this House unique
The location is private yet within easy reach of amenities such as a lake, beach and pool (including a children's pool). The area has a wonderful country feel to it, an example being the underground, out-of-sight utility wires. Tanglewood is famous for its classical music and popular musicians such as James Taylor and Bob Dylan. There's something for everyone here.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Berkshire get away
My husband and I enjoyed our stay the house was very clean and had all we needed. We found it comfortable in a charming country setting.
It was a pleasure to host you both.
Perfect Berkshire vacation house
House was amazingly large and comfortable. The owners were so helpful and left us lots of great information about things to do. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you would need to cook. I loved the location - you can walk just a few minutes to the clear and beautiful, secluded lake with beach, to the tennis courts, and pool. This was a really beautiful, relaxing place to stay. We went to Jacob's Pillow (15 minutes) and Tanglewood (30 minutes) so easily and did lots of great hikes in the area, ate out in Great Barrington, went to the Mount in Lenox, and had just a fabulous week. I would love to come back to the Dundas' home again sometime!
Wonderful wooded retreat
This rustic chalet nestled in a very private wooded setting created a wonderful getaway for us. The owner was terrific to deal with and very responsive to all questions. They left excellent instructions about the house and suggestions, directions, and brochures for what to do in the area itself- even included a welcome note with a delicious bottle of wine! The house was very clean and though private is walking distance (about 1/4 mi) to a fabulous pool, a lovely swimmable lake, children's playground, clubhouse with gym, and tennis courts. We even walked to a delicious local diner for several breakfasts. (1 mi). The main level of the house was comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The master bedroom and bath is upstairs and has good storage and a really great bath. The only negative is that the bedrooms on the ground level were quite small and damp/musty, even with de-humidifier,though adequate for our short term guests. That area could benefit from better ventilation, which perhaps the owner will improve.
We are located a few miles east of Great Barrington in Otis, MA. on Route 23.