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ROMANTIC COTTAGE ON PRIVATE 7 ACRE ESTATE WITH PONDS, GARDENS, VIEWS

Beth Rinzler

Advertiser since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Beth Rinzler

Advertiser since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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ROMANTIC COTTAGE ON PRIVATE 7 ACRE ESTATE WITH PONDS, GARDENS, VIEWS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Alford Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Only the owner shares this peaceful retreat -no other homes in views in view

FALL LEAF PEEPER SPECIALS are available if

traveling during mid week. Inquire!

Spacious one room cottage on a private 7 acre

estate with swimming pond, lily pond, streams, gardens and views. Only the owner shares this

peaceful natural retreat, minutes from everything exciting in the Berkshires and Columbia County.

Originally built by artist caretakers to a Manhattan horticulurist, The cottage has it's own driveway, is a spacious, 550 sq. ft, with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and sky-lit bathroom. There is a

queen size bed, reading and dining areas, Cable TV, DVD, a CD player, WiFi, air conditioning and heat. It is comfortable, has charm and is

well equipped.

From a picture window where a table is placed, you can look over the gardens to the lake, a glorious view all year round.

In summer you can hear the stream trickling from the small front deck. Or step out the back

to a private shade garden with cushioned lounges for reading, a propane grill, table and

chairs for outdoor dining.

A gazebo cantilevered over the water is for your use alone. Perfect for reading, relaxing,

a glass of wine before dinner.

In winter, the cottage becomes a cozy cabin.

Bring books, hiking boots, snow shoes, even

skis. Catamount and Butternut are less than a

half hour away, Jiminy Peak and Bousquet a few minutes more.

The cottage is heaven sent for an individual or

couple who want to relax in a natural retreat yet still have access to all this popular tourist area offers.

Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and Columbia County. Once part of Massachusetts, Austerlitz

is on the NY/Mass. border Only 18 minutes to

Tanglewood and Kripalu. Less than half and hour to the towns of Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass., as well as Hudson, Hillsdale and Chatham, NY. There are

ski slopes nearby, golf and tennis, hiking, biking, fine restaurants, theaters, films, concerts. Museums, historic homes, antiques,

festivals, farmers' markets, wineries, distilleries, celebrity sightings ...and so much more.

POLICIES:

OCCUPANCY: two people unless special arrangements are made in advance for a guest. No charge for infant.

RATES quoted are for 2 people. They are all

inclusive. There are no extra charges or fees.

MINIMUM STAY: Stays of two nights minimum

usually apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund of the deposit minus a cancellation fee* will be granted if cancellation is made 31 or more days before the date of scheduled arrival. A 50% refund of the deposit will be granted if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to arrival. There are no refunds for no shows or abbrevieted stays.

*Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more:

$200. Fee for shorter stays:$75

PLEASE NOTE

that the property was once woods and although beautiful and almost always quiet, neither the cottage not the main house is immune to bad weather, critters, power outages and other such country things. We certainly do our best to prepare for contingencies that are beyond our control.

Also be aware that the property is between cell phone towers so it is rare for a cell phone to work until you reach the main road. There is internet and a phone with answering machine so you can make and receive calls. Many guests have expressed delight at the positive effect on their vacation; and of course, cell phone service is available at most shopping centers along the road.

CHECK IN:2PM . Check out 11AM. Check out times may be flexible. Inquire.

Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no pets.

Keywords: Cottage, retreat, romantic getaway, cabin, Tanglewood, Hudson, Great Barrington, Chatham, Kripalu

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Beth Rinzler (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014

About Beth Rinzler

Am an expat of Manhattan but grew up outside of Boston.

Beth Rinzler purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Beth Rinzler chose Alford

For years my family rented a tiny cottage in the area so as to escape the city in the summer. We began loving it more and more and making our weekends longer and longer. When we made the leap to move up full time, we chose this location

because it is on border of Berkshire and Columbia Counties, near all the bright lights, yet very peaceful and tranquil. We were hoping to find a property with one distinguishing feature; we never expected to find one with so many bells and whistles.

What makes this cottage unique

Swimming , canoeing, walking around

the lake, enjoyng the gardens, lazing about the property ,watching the hummingbirds skim past the flowers. Reading under a 100 year old tree. Listening to the trickle of the stream.

Fresh air. sipping that first cup of coffee outside, exercizing on the gazebo. Yoga.

Slowing down.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved being at your cottage. It was just what we wanted - quiet, beautiful,peaceful.

Deb enjoyed the swimming in the pond and we enjoyed sitting in various parts of your property and just reading.....
Aug 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Romantic Cottage on Private 7 Acre Estate with Ponds, Gardens, Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 39 reviews
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Alford Berkshires
5

Romantic, Quiet, Super Private, Very clean

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I needed a weekend getaway and we decided on this property. It's absolutely gorgeous set in the woods on the owners property but a safe private distance away. We actually never saw the owner and have the full use of the entire property which includes a beautiful garden and a nice pond walk as well as outdoor seating and lounge chairs a table and a Pergola that overlooks the pond and has stunning views of the woods and the foliage.

The owner was very nice on the phone and very prompt whether it was phone or email.

The house itself is small but surprisingly large on the inside that has a separated small kitchen and opens up into a studio with a large bed that is looks more like a large boutique hotel suite. It was beautifully appointed and very clean.

We plan on going again as it's conveniently located about 20 to 25 minutes to Lenox, Stockbridge, Lee and about 35-40 minutes to Great Barrington and the drives are absolutely magnificent
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jamie, Again thank you for your review. Just to clarify
distances to local towns: Great Barrington is a 16 minute drive to town. Lenox has a short cut so Tanglewood can take 18 minutes. A few mintues more to center of town.
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5

Extremely relaxing environment and wonderfully cozy cottage stay!

  • 5 of 5
Owner was very responsive and friendly in emails and over the phone. Upon arriving to the cottage, the first thing you notice is how peaceful it is. You feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. The cottage was extremely clean and contained necessary appliances and utensils for cooking. The owner thought of every contingency and included instructions and/or suggestions in a thoughtful binder. The cottage was private but we felt welcome to call the owner with any questions or concerns. Overall, our anniversary stay was perfect, and a large part of the reason was our stay at this cozy cottage! We will be recommending this cottage to friends and family, and hope to return someday as well.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michelle and Derek, thanks for taking to time to write a review .
I am so glad you had a good visit and hope you come back every anniversary and at other times too!
Best,
Beth
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Staying Berkshires

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was great and is perfectly located for day trips and hiking. There is complete privacy and it is quite charming. We had a good stay and enjoyed the area so very much. The hostess left a binder with lots of suggestions and that was very helpful!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Kenneth and Jean, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. And thanks for taking time to write a review. Come back!
Beeth
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Manhattan, NY
5

Wonderful lovely stay in this beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5
I loved staying at Beth's romantic and beautiful cottage. The cottage has everything you need, including a very clean and cute bathroom with lots of natural light, and even a kitchen and fridge. The cottage is very spacious, with very good mood lighting. The garden and pond are all as seen in the pictures, beautiful and quiet. Beth is a very kind and friendly host and also extremely considerate. We very much enjoyed our stay there and hope to be back soon. The surrounding area is also very beautiful, and you can do some good hikes if you like.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alford Berkshires
Flanders, NJ, USA
5

Coming Home!

  • 5 of 5
Beth: Once again we were thrilled and delighted with the cottage. It is utterly charming and so very well equipped. And the grounds, of course, are lovely. (I even featured the cottage in my recent novel, "Brainways.") This was visit number three, and we will be back next year. It's like coming home. Best regards, Hank and Karen.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Alford Berkshires
5

Tranquil

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have rented this cozy cottage three times and look forward to staying here again. We vacation in the Berkshires but enjoy the peacefull surroundings here and Beth is always most helpfull when we need recomendations. Very quiet location yet literally 5 mins from downtown Lenox or Stockbrige.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

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Car: necessary

Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow,Kripalu,theater, concerts and Blue Grass Festivals, Country Fairs, Farmers' Markets, Antiques, Fine Dining, Historic Homes, Botanical Gardens, six great New England Towns to visit, and new to the area, even a nightclub or two, live music and dancing. Located on the cusp of Mass/NY.

Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley!

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Alford Cottage Rental Rates

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Holiday
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are all inclusive and are subject to change.Mid week specials may apply for stays of 3 nights or more. Inquire. Sorry no pets and sadly no children. Infant welcome free of charge.
For reservations made at least 31 days in advance, guests have option of paying a deposit of half of fee to secure reservation. The other half is due 21 days prior to date of reservation. Take personal checks, money orders or paypal. Reservations made less than a month in advance of date of arrival are due in full. Paypal or priority mail are required.
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Amenities

Alford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fully equipped Kitchen with Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Charcoal and Weber Propane Grills(BBQ), Canoe, Private gazebo for reading or relaxing on pond, gardens, walking path around pond, indoor and outdoor dining areas

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