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STOCKBRIDGE BOWL: Quaint Waterfront Cottage for your summer home!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 990 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 60 nights


About the property

Town and Country living with city amenities a friendly family location

Yes! Stocky, our waterfront cottage, and it's ideal location to Tanglewood (2& 3/4 miles) for JULY and AUGUST with possible extensions on either end. We only have one tenant for our minimum summer season of 2 months. . Stocky a quaint, simple, rustic, 60's style cottage in a location where you can enjoy the outdoors with the 2 available kayaks . Yes, walk out the back door ,to the dock and step into the kayaks (with vests) and explore the lake or paddle to the community beach, or take a walk in the woods. Perhaps relaxing on the porch or deck, reading or watching the occasional parade of kayaks paddling by while absorbing nature's calming, quiet, green scenery is your preference. A "jewel" of a location ( guest stated) where city amenities meet the beautiful countryside , away from the hustle and bustle and crowds of city life, yet near the wonderful world of culture like Tanglewood ,theaters, museums , and yoga (Kripalo) and fine dining with many (zagat rated) restaurants located less than 4 miles from the cottage.

Possibly barbecuing and candlelight dinners on the screened porch are more to your liking , hearing nature's sounds and perchance to see a firefly glowing by, as if to say "HI", to lighten your night and thoughts. Meals on the porch use fewer steps having the convenient window pass through.

The simple kitchen ( no dishwasher) is equipped for your cooking and serving needs. The bar is a handy spot for your buffet, liquid or cookie breaks or a quick snack or lunch. Inside dining seats four, or easily more by just extending the table ends.

There are two bedrooms one with a new king bed the second has twin beds. The living room couch folds back down as a bed for that occasional guest. The single bath has a shower. There is no washer dryer at the cottage.

There is basic cable TV and basic wifi, ceiling fans in bedrooms, kitchen, and dining area.

For your cultural interests beside Tanglewood, there is the Berkshire PLayhouse, Rockwell Museum,Mahaiwe or Colonial Theater,Shakespeare Theater, touring summer cottages which are in reality, mansions, built during the Gilded Age .

Additionally, the cottage can be used as a home base for further New England exploration where scenic drives can lead you to Williamstown to see the Clark Museum or Mass Moca , shopping at the Lee Outlet mall , antiquing, or hiking Mt Greyloch, the highest peak in Mass. and many more opportunities for further adventure.

Yes! Stocky! Make this your home for the entire 2 month summer season ( or more ) in the Berkshires ((including the 4th of July ),and come see what the Berkshires offer and are all about!!

More Details

Joan Tracht
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Joan Tracht

About US: Having been raised in NE and been to the Berkshires as a child, it was my hope and dream to enjoy the area as an adult with my family. We do not live close by, but we still enjoy the cottage with family and friends and many of the available activities including the beautiful green surrounding enviornment . We want to share this wonderful experience with you and hope you too get to know and enjoy this "jewel" of a location as a friend so aptly called it and feel as if this is yours for a summer and love it as we do

Joan Tracht purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Joan Tracht chose Stockbridge

We love the rustic location and the simplicity of the small cottage, knowing the basics are here to live the simple life, with views of beautiful green hills surrounding you. This is a place where the sun in the later afternoon shines on the lake making it glisten and reflects into your living room creating a lovely golden glow. We love the surprising diversity of this rural life- a place to easily enjoy a quiet, country walk...., or than maybe attend a world reknown Tanglewood concert while sitting on the lawn and picnicing !!!. . A place where people can create memories, wonderful times, practice their paddling skills on the lake and enjoy the simple life, "STOCKY".

Questions? Please contact us....

Joan and Ken


Stockbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany Int
Car: necessary


Norman Rockwell Museum

estates to tour:

The Mount-Edith Wharton(Lenox)


, Wentworth Hall,


Kripalu Center Yoga & Health

Berkshire Theater Festival

Bershire Botanical Gardens

Mt Greylock (Pitsfield)

Jacobs Ladder Dance Festival




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Available for (minimum)2 month season-July 1 thru August 31, with possible additional stays on each end by same renter. Holiday week rate extensions priced at holiday rates.
Deposit (50%) of rent due upon commitment to rent.Balance of rent due April 2.Additionally a Security deposit of $500 due at this time. Security deposit held and returned 45 days upon renter,s departure if the cottage is clean the way it was found with no need for repairs or damage.
Vrbo credit card fees are renter,s expense. Paymentcan be made by check.
Cancellation till Jan 15 full rent refund...after Jan 15, 50% of rent refunded...after April 2, no rent refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.