|Minimum Stay||3 - 90 nights|
Charming, totally updated cottage located only 200 steps to our private association sandy beach and picnic area.There is also a small play area and sandbox with toys for the children..The water quality of this Resevoir is unbelievable..Enjoy peaceful water views and tranquil sunsets from the three season sun/screen porch or the open deck..If you have a boat, a private boat mooring is included for your stay..Use of a shared dock for loading/unloading passengers/fishing/sitting etc.is included..This cute cottage is close to all Berkshire attractions, yet located on a dead-end street for your privacy. Renters are always welcome to view property before reserving.
P.S. Rate quotes given by Homeaway are often unreliable..Please email me for the correct rates.Thankyou!
'Almost waterfront' location limits the direct motorboat/jetski noises and cost of direct waterfront properties.without sacrificing a view of the waterfront and beach area.
Just returned from a week at this Otis cottage. We could have easily have stayed longer.The place was really comfortable and we quickly felt very much at home. This is the place for a quiet, peaceful get away.
The porch is a great place to have your morning coffee and look out at the lake. The grill was used often, as well as the picnic table out front which is in the shade after 2 o'clock. Very peaceful sitting on the front lawn.
Great beach right across the street. The water is crystal clear and the bottom is very clean. No muck.
I would definitely consider a return visit to this cottage. My family of 5 felt very at home and really enjoyed our stay.
We have family in the Otis area and looked online for suitable accomadations for our family of four.We found this on Homeaway(which we have used many times) and contacted Gary the owner for rates and availability.He answered all our questions in a friendly mannor and our checkin,stay and checkout was flawlesss.Our security monies were returned within 5 days.
The cottage was clean and quite comfortable with a great fall view of the Resevoir steps away.My husband used the kayak provided and did some fishing while I went shopping at the nearby Lee Outlet Stores.We visited our family,took some road trips to nearby attractions (dont miss the Norman Rockwell Museum) and overall had a very relaxing and pleasant experience.We will be returning in the Spring and Summer as this was the perfect home away from home!
We made arrangements with the owner over the phone to stay at this cute lakeside cottage located directly accross from a clean private beach.The water quality was the best I had ever experienced.Picnic tables,adirondack chairs,a shared boat dock and a large toy box filled with toys were there for everyones use.
It was the end of the summer season but a hot spell allowed us to
swim alot and catch quite a bit of fish.
The cottage was clean and very suitable for my wife and two children.There was a trunk full of movies to watch and also SAT TV. There are so many things to do within a short drive of Otis Resevoir.
Jacobs Pillow,Tanglewood and the famous town of Stockbridge.Also the Otis Town Library has a free museum upstairs.The whole town had a Mayberry RFD theme to it.
Quite a nice change from the big city!
The only regret we have is that we couldnt stay longer!
My family and I had a great time at this rental. It is located right across the street from a nice beach with crystal clear water. While at the cottage, we went to Tolland State Forrest and enjoyed all it had to offer! Cottage was very nice. Plenty of room for a family of four!
Here at the moment - run. This has been a horrible experience for my family. Had originally booked for 2 weeks. First red flag- owner wouldn't accept payment through website unless I paid the fee. He talked a good game so I went ahead. Got a call from owner a month before I got here, owner asked me to leave early as he forgot he had a BBQ planned and then did not want to adjust the price because he said I was no longer eligible for the weekly rate, after he asked me to leave. I offered to stay until Thursday to accommodate him. That was the second red flag. I asked at that point to cancel. Owner left very nasty message on my voicemail and refused to work with me. Third red flag. We arrived yesterday and called owner immediately. The cottage is very dirty, damp, moldy, and outdated. The smell of mold is overpowering. We are sick to our stomachs. Fans and dehumidifiers everywhere so owner is clearly aware of problem. It is infested with fruit flies but owner says he had them all over his house too - that's just the way it is. Then he tried to blame it in the people who just left. The pillows and coverlets are filthy and stained and owner told me he doesn't wash them or the mattress pad. He asked if I thought hotels wash them - yes I do. The property is not what you see in the pictures. They are clearly from years ago. The deck is peeling, the front window broken, walls are stained and damaged, furniture is shabby, dirty and stained. Some of the outdoor furniture is broken and the picnic table has seen better days. The inside hasn't seen a coat of paint in years. I will post photos on main website and will be sending them to Homeaway and Verbo. Boats that are advertised are filthy - can't be used, as is inner tube. There is no place to dispose of trash. Owner would not tell me where the dump is and said I should call town hall. I have asked owner to refund money but am still waiting for a response. Owner does not return calls or texts. Run as fast as you can from this place. Owner says nobody else has ever complained and doesn't know what I'm looking for. I find that very hard to believe. I thought I was coming to a pretty little cottage to stay on a vacation with my family. This owner does not act in good faith. He denied all of this but I have the pictures to prove it. I worked hard to save for a nice vacation and it is so upsetting and disappointing. I wish I had googled his name before I paid my money not after. Bad.
I would like to say we did have a very nice time and the property is in a picturesque location. The proximity to the lake was great and the water was crystal clear, just as advertised, and a lot warmer than we were expecting. We really enjoyed use of the row boat and kyack. We caught a ton of fish, which was stated in one of the other reviews and was one of the top reasons why we booked this cottage. The place was small but had everything we needed. However, there were a few things that were missing from the Overview and from the other reviews which are just good to know (not necessarily good or bad):
1) There is no linen service
2) There is no trash removal service, so you have to remove any trash from the premises yourself and you do not have access to the town transfer station
3) The lake was great but it has a rocky bottom, not a sandy bottom as specified in the Overview
4) There are security cameras on the outside of the house
5) The last picture on this site was for a neighboring dock which belongs to another family and is for their private use only
6) We think we saw the other beaches that the Overview mentioned, but none of them were as good as the beach closest to the cottage
Overall we had a very nice time and would consider staying here again.
Enjoy Otis Reservoir 1200 acres of absolute pristine water to powerboat, water ski, fish,canoe, or just relax. Cottage has small rowboat boat and kayack for renter's use. A boat mooring and use of a private association beach and dock located directly across the street from the cottage..Waters edge is 200 feet from front doorstep..This is a very peaceful and safe community area for couples or small families.Email for current rates.
Other Activities: power boating, swimming, kayaking,great fishing, fall foilage.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 3 2014 - May 16 2015
90 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Save money! There is no cleaning fee charge..
Every renter vacating property is to leave cottage in clean and ready
to re-rent condition.
Credit cards accepted only for last minute reservations..
No refunds on confirmed reservations.
Travel insurance may be purchased through Homeaway.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.