CHARMING WATERFRONT COTTAGE IN THE BERKSHIRES (BOOKING 2014 SUMMER WEEKS)

Mike and Julia Rindfuss

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING WATERFRONT COTTAGE IN THE BERKSHIRES (BOOKING 2014 SUMMER WEEKS)

Hinsdale Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 6

This charming 3-bedroom, 1-bath cottage has an open floor plan with a beautiful breakfast bar separating the kitchen from the main living area. Outside patio has picnic table and gas grill.

Campfire pit in the backyard with firewood supplied by owner.

Great water views from inside the cottage. There is a canoe, 4 kayaks, a row boat and life vests available for your use. Our renters also are allowed use of the association beach and playground located a short 1/4 mile away.

The cottage property has a nice slope into the water which is good for swimming and launching the boats.

For larger groups, please ask about our 4-bedroom, 2-bath waterfront house located next door (property # 118052 on www.homeaway.com). Properties can be rented separately or in conjunction.

The fall is also a beautiful time of year as the fall foliage is as good as anywhere in New England. Weekend or partial week stays available.

Lenox, Williamstown and Northampton as well as other Berkshire Attractions are all an easy drive away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Mike and Julia Rindfuss (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.1
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
4

WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 4 of 5
What an awesome little cottage. It is a cottage as the pictures show, but perfect for a relaxing week. We took our first family vacation with our grown children, daughter-in-law and 3 yr old granddaughter. The wonderful memories we will have could not be better. The lake is quiet and beautiful. We even contemplated buying here ourselves. Our one complaint though small is we didn't have a pot big enough to cook corn on the cob. We improvised and made cooler corn. We had a few cloudy cooler days and the lot is very shady so we made full use of the well stocked wood pile and fire pit. We used it daily and sat by it most nights. This truly is a charming little cottage. We took full advantage of the canoe, kayaking did some fishing and floating on rafts. Wonderful neighborhood took daily walks many to association beach where we even helped shovel the goose poop. Our granddaughter loved the beach there and the swings and slide. Can't say enough positive about our stay. Thanks Mike and Julia
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
5

Perfect Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! Our small family (2 adults, 1 baby, 1 dog) enjoyed a blissful week here. Exactly as described, this cozy cabin had it all. Basic and clean amenities, great yard, and amazing views of a beautiful lake. We spent the days sitting on the dock, kayaking, or visiting nearby towns, and our nights grilling dinner and watching movies.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Mike the home owner who was very friendly and generous. Definite thumbs up and we'll be certain to return!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
5

Restful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful little cottage, right Ashmere Lake. We have stayed at both the cottage and larger house next door, and have thoroughly enjoyed our stays. Both houses were well equipped with all we needed. The area is peaceful and quiet, with friendly neighbors. Boats shared by the two houses enabled us to get out on the lake almost every day. We were also able to take long walks or drive the short distance to cultural attractions in Lenox and Stockbridge. We were also grateful to have a place to vacation with our two well-behaved beagles. The owner (Mike) is very responsive and easy to work with. Two thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
Westfield, Mass
5

Wonderful stay in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
This is probably my third visit to this cabin on the lake, I would take it for the whole summer if my job would allow. I keep coming back for the quiet and beauty of the area. The cabin has all you would need for a relaxing get away, I spend my time walking. Feeding the ducks in the mornings while I drink my coffee, the owners are very easy to work with and accomodating. Internet is scratchie but then again thats not why Im here, If you need to unwind and enjoy the Berks this would be the place to be, I plan on spending alot of time here in the future, and the big house next door is perfect for Big Italian get togethers also, We've had our Thanksgiving there now for the last three years. And hope to keep doing so in the future,
kick back relax and enjoy,
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the cottage and lake as much as we do. I'm also happy to report that verizon has made a fix in the wiring that has resolved the prior inconsistency in internet access. One of our recent fall renters was able to work each day from the comforts of the cottage with no problems with internet access for the duration of their 2 week stay.
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
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Very disappointng

  • 1 of 5
Arrived at the cottage on a very wet Sunday afternoon having spent four hours driving from Brooklyn. Our first impression on entering the cottage was to get back in the car and drive back to Brooklyn. However, as it was getting late, we decided to stay for the night and make a decision in the morning. The cottage is very dark and dingy, the furniture is very shabby and the cottage is poorly equipped. The interior of the cottage looked very different from the pictures on this web site. We were very disappionted and were glad to get back to Brooklyn. .
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that these renters were disappointed and that the cottage was not what they expected. The cottage is as presented in our listing (i.e., pictures are current) and, while we recognize it isn't for someone looking for the amenities of a 5-star hotel, we work diligently to make sure it is well equipped and comfortable for our renters.

We are appreciative of our many satisfied renters and welcome the opportunity to talk with prospective renters in advance of reserving to ensure that the cottage is suitable for them. We would also be happy to arrange to have prospective renters speak with repeat, satisfied renters of our cottage.

We take pride in our cottage and the lake setting being conducive to a great vacation getaway and, while surprised by this negative review, thank the reviewer for highlighting that we should be more diligent in ensuring not only that we are comfortable with the prospective renters but also that the lakefront cottage is truely what they are looking for.

We look forward to having many more satified renters.

Sincerely,

Mike Rindfuss
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Charming Waterfront Cottage in the Berkshires (Booking 2014 Summer Weeks)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124600
413 443-0198
Hinsdale Berkshires
Duxbury, MA
4

Delightful Cottage on Ashmere Lake, Hinsdale MA

  • 4 of 5
We spent a delightful week in this cottage during October. We found the cottage exactly as described. It was comfortable and cozy and we immediately felt at home. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. Everything was clean and in working order. Although there are houses on either side of the cottage, the windows and view are toward the pond and we felt that we had a lot of privacy. The float was a wonderful place to sit with coffee or a book and the canoe and kayaks with life preservers was a real bonus. The lake is big enough for fun exploring. The cottage was a great central location for day trips throughout the area. We originally planned to stay 3 days then move further south but loved the cottage so much that we stayed a week. Mike (the owner) was wonderful as we planned our stay, good communicator and responsive. We already agree that we will go back to the area and stay in the cottage again.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

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Hinsdale, MA is a conveniently located area of the Berkshires as it is an easy drive to Lenox, Williamstown as well as Northampton. It is also an easy drive to Jacob's Pillow in Becket, MA and many other Berkshire attractions.

It is also an easy drive to Jiminy Peak and Brodie ski resorts. The frozen lake is also great for x-country skiing and winter walks.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Hinsdale Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug 30th - Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Partial weeks and weekends considered; Please Inquire   
 
Winter 2014
Oct 29 2014 - Apr 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: For winter rentals, see property # 118052 on www.homeaway.com   

Notes

  • $600 - $975/week
  • Off-Season: $600/week
    Summer Weeks as listed above

    Off-season rates and additional specials sometimes available - please ask.

Amenities

Amenities

Hinsdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 bedroom with double bed, 2 bedrooms with two twin beds each; Note: In one of the bedrooms, the two twins can be converted into a king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming