PRIVATE ROMANTIC COTTAGE WITH SWIMMING, GARDENS, VIEWS

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Beth Rinzler

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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PRIVATE ROMANTIC COTTAGE WITH SWIMMING, GARDENS, VIEWS

Alford Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Book summer weeks starting now. (Week begins Friday or Sunday) $1280

Your own driveway off a quiet road leads to a one room cottage on a seven acre estate . The property is lush and expansive. There is a one acre lake or swimming pond, a lily pond, steams, gardens and views. Aside from the wildlife (deer, rabbits,robins,geese, herrons, owls, frogs etc.), only the owner shares this peaceful setting with you. There are no other homes in view. Yet a short drive takes you to all that is happening in this increasingly sophisticated area . The cottage is heaven sent for an individual or couple who wants to get away and relax in a natural retreat and still have the many options for entertainment the Berkhires and Hudson Valley afford.

Originally built by artist caretakers to a Manhattn horticulturist, the cottage is spacious: 550 sq. ft, with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and sky lit bath. There's a queen size bed, reading and dining areas, a smattering of antiques along with

Cable TV, DVD, a CD player, WiFi, air conditioning and heat. It is comfortable and well equipped.

From the picture window where a table is placed, you can look over the gardens to the lake . The view is glorious all year round. In winter, the cottage becomes a cozy cabin. Bring books, hiking boots, snow shoes, skis.( There are several slopes less than an hour away.)

As the weather warms , 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 and a table and chairs for outdoor dining.

A gazebo cantilevered over the water is for your use alone .Perfect for yoga, reading and relaxing, a glass of wine before dinner. There is also a dock from which to swim or canoe. The lake is about an acre, over 20 feet deep...clear and lovely for swimming.

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 a half hour to the towns of Great Barrington, Stockbridge, and Lenox, Mass. as well as Hudson, Hillsdale, and Chatham, New York.

An easy two and a half hour drive from Boston or upper Manhattan. There are 4 ski slopes nearby... golf and tennis,hiking,biking; fine restaurants, theaters, films , concerts. Museums,historic homes, antiques, festivals,farmer's markets, wineries and distilleries, celebrity sightings,and so much more.

Pollcies:

OCCUPANCY: 2 people in the cottage. Infants fine. Inquire about the main house guest room with en suite bath for your occasional guest .

RATES quoted are for two people. They are all inclusive. There are no extra charges or fees.

MINIMUM STAY -Stays of two nights minimum usually

apply.

DEPOSIT- A 50% deposit required to secure reservation - by check if time allows.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A 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 date.There are no refunds for no shows or abbreviated stays.

Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more: @200.

Cancellation fee for shorter stays, $75.

CHECK IN: 2 PM 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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Beth Rinzler

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english
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Am an expat of Manhattan but grew up outside of Boston.

Beth Rinzler purchased this cottage in 1994

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.

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

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Private Romantic Cottage with Swimming, Gardens, Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Just what we wanted

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.....
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Slice of Paradise

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Thanks for the restful weekend in an idyllic setting. Appreciate your sharing
your slice of paradise with us.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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My New Favorite Respite

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Beth, thank you for the opportunity to discover the most rejuvenating setting I've found in years! I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful cottage, and the grounds and privacy were heavenly. I spent half my days exploring the Berkshires and the other half enjoying the surroundings of my haven. This is the perfect place for a single person or couple to get away and remember all that is important. I'll see you again very soon -- I plan to spend two a weeks a year in my new favorite respite.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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What a wonderful cottage

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
Good Morning, Beth. What a wonderful cottage! Paul and I are both delighted to be here. Thank you for all the amenities you have provided.
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we loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Beth,
Thank you - we loved staying here. This cottage has a remarkably sweet feeling + we loved all the little touches of real china and comfortable bedding.
Gail and Dick

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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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Availability & Rates

Alford Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150-$210/nt - $750-$1295/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rates all inclusive - 2 night minimum ; Inquire holiday weeks.
  • SEPT, OCT, : $195/ nt. $995/wk. Inquire mid week specials.
  • NOV- APRIL: $160/nt for 3 or more nights. $180/ nt. weekend
  • MAY-JUNE 22:$195/nt. $995/wk.Inquire mid week specials.
  • JUNE 23 - LABOR DAY: $210/nt. $1295/wk Friday or Sunday entry.

Amenities

Alford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
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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