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4Br Lakefront/Ski House: Fall dates open.

Marshal Root

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Marshal Root

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House: Fall dates open.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Otis House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR: sleeps 10, 3 full bath, Internet, game room w/ pool, ping pong, HDTV

Lakefront property with own dock on Otis Reservoir with beautiful views and garden. Great for fall foliage. For ski season: 25 minutes to Butternut, 55 minutes to Jiminy Peak, 6 minutes to Otis Ridge, and steps from lake for cross country skiing or skating. 2 minutes to 'downtown East Otis' with Katie's Country store and gas station with all essentials. 5 minutes to Tolland St Park, 12 minutes to Jacob's Pillow, 35-50 minutes from Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co, Rockwell Museum, Outlets in Lee, and the rest of the Berkshire's attractions. Max of 4 cars. House has full working kitchen with china for 10+, dinner table for 6, bar stools for 4, two refrigerators, electric oven with 4 glasstop burners, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Also has a washer and dryer and a back-up power generator. The basement has a 42' HDTV hooked up to satellite TV, full sized pool table, dart board, and separate ping pong table. Recently added high speed satellite internet with Wifi (1 Gig/week, no streaming videos please). Lots of games for young and old. The screened-in porch is used during 3 seasons and seats 10.

June/September Rental: The house comes with its own dock 75 feet from the back deck. There is a boat lift if you have a boat 18feet or less. Also available are a canoe and a kayak that can be put into the water. Otis Reservoir is a highly desirable lake because it is drained down 25+ feet every winter thus killing all seaweed. The water is beautiful and clean for all swimming and boating activities -- no green algea or seaweed. The reservoir is 1/2 mile wide and 4+ miles long. House has a wet room for storing all tubes, paddles, life jackets. Also, it is on the eastern shore of the lake which means it gets the afternoon sun -- more likely to be swimmable on marginal days. Also, good fishing right off the dock or down the lake.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marshal Root (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Marshal Root

I am a helpful, courteous landlord looking for high quality renters that will take good care of our second home.

Marshal Root purchased this house in 1998

Why Marshal Root chose Otis

Rustic beauty of the Berkshires with beautiful lake views, in a quiet bucolic town with access to skiing, dance, music, theater, outlets. Easy access from both the East (Boston) and the South (NY/CT). High quality home able to host guests from near and far to 'get away from it all' but still have modern comforts, full kitchen, satellite TV and wifi internet.

What makes this house unique

Please read the reviews to get an accurate picture of this property, what it is really like. Our guests have really enjoyed their stay here.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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4Br Lakefront/Ski House: Fall dates open.
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
United States
5

So much to do and see. . .

  • 5 of 5

. . . and that was before we even left the home.

Wonderful three level home (you're renting a home, not a house.) to use as a base for exploring the Berkshires or as a destination in itself. Immaculate, spacious property in a beautiful setting on a lake. The open layout of the house is great and kids have the best bedroom (with a bunk bed) upstairs with a loft like balcony. A place away for them and still in earshot for you.

Plenty of entertainment in the basement for young and old (limited channels on the tv so bring DVD's for the kids. . . but thats not why you are there anyway.) and a serene setting on the main level to enjoy the view any time of year. After arriving at night, the first thing I did upon waking and walking to the great room, was run back and get my camera. Don't let the 30 min travel to skiing keep you away in the winter, it is well worth it. The rest of the seasons sell themselves.

Well appointed kitchen, plenty of housewares to take care of everyone, comfy beds, enough bathrooms and the owners belongings are minimal and out of the way.

The only thing that keeps this from being a slam dunk, especially in the winter, is no fire place. Almost didn't choose this property because of it, but it would have been my loss.

The owners are very amicable, the transactions went smoothly and they had plenty of helpful hints and tips for the home and the area.

I'm trying to figure out now, when the next time I could get back there.

Don't hesitate to choose this property.

I attest that I am not a friend or family member nor am I being paid to write this review. . . ^_^

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very accurate review about the strengths and weaknesses: great views, full working kitchen, comfy beds and 3 full bathrooms vs. lack of fireplace, 30 minute drive to larger ski areas. One update: we now have satellite TV so you are not limited to one or two over the air stations. Also, we do have an outside firepit that we use three seasons a year. Come see for yourself.
5

East Otis Rental House

  • 5 of 5

Great Clean House on Lake. I met up with some friends at Marshal's house. House lives big with lots a living and sleeping space. We hope to return next year. House had lots of amenities and was in great shape when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and for leaving the house in great shape. We hope to have you back, Marshal
5

Absolutely Peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely rent this wonderful house again, we had my Bridal weekend here with entire bridal party and everyone loved the house and loved sitting out on the deck drinks in hand :)

We would walk down to the dock and sit for a bit taking in the scenery and on our last day Marshal had told me of a tree house up the road he had built with a friend and it was soooo much fun reading the directions and trying to find the tree house (which wasn't too hard at all) and we all took turns 2-3 at a time going up in to the house.

One of the days we stayed at the house we ventured to the Lee Outlets that were relatively close and then went downtown Lee and had the most amazing Lunch/Dinner at 51 Park, on 51 Park St, Lee Ma. I definitely recommend this place for a good local beer and handmade burgers and sandwiches. The chief even came out while we were there and made sure we loved our food.

Couldn't have asked for a better trip, Thank you again Marshal for renting out your lovely house with more then enough room to us for a memorable weekend of fun! Cant wait to rent it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Any renter who takes her bridal party to the tree-house is a 5-star renter in my book. Really glad they had a great weekend. Love to have them back. Marshal
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of 6 for an ice fishing trip. Although fishing was slow, our stay was fantastic. The kitchen has everything you could need, and there was plenty of room for all of us. The house is gorgeous, and the view of the lake spectacular. Clean, neat, and very comfortable. Despite all the snow this year, we had plenty of parking for our trucks and trailer, and we didn't need to touch a shovel. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We try to keep the house fully functional even with all the snow. The plow service has improved in keeping the full loop of the driveway open, space for 5 or 6 cars. New pics online show how the kitchen is stocked -- very different from a typical rental. Hope to have them back.
5

Great Holiday Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Just came home from an amazing stay at this home. The view and layout of this house takes your breath away. Especially in the morning and sunset time. Rooms were great and the finished basement was the best for our teenager daughters. They also loved exploring the water edge and dock. It's a very easy drive to the outlets or Butternut. Great assortment of games and loved that their was no tv in the main room. Our kids can't wait to come back in the summer to enjoy the water and porch.

Marshall is very reachable and professional. Great place for family and friend holiday escape!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like they enjoyed time inside and out. People who enjoy the natural setting are a good fit for the house. Our family uses the house a lot of the summer. Please look at the calendar to see what is available. We'd love to have you back.
5

Sweet October Stay Away

  • 5 of 5

Marshal, This location for our "sisters" getaway was more than accommodating and quite beautiful! The home was perfect and the beds very comfortable. There was plenty to do with all the games you provided along with a pool table and ping pong table. Very roomy and homey inside! The view from the back of the house is outstanding! Our outdoor exertions led us to some hiking areas nearby and the foliage was at its peak. I would highly recommend renting the Otis Lake house so much that we are considering it again for next year!

Thank you for a grand time!

DT

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is plenty of open space around the house and the lake for hiking -- a frequent question of renters. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you back soon. Marshal

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley Intl: Hartford/Springfield
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Knox Trail Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Blandford
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 23 and Old Blandford Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Knox Trail Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Butternut
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
backyard
Car: necessary

Beautiful rustic setting on a lake. Looking at the map, the marker is off: our property is ON the lake, and Candlewood Road is not as marked, not near the lake. Our property is at between the end of Langdon Lane and the lake. Quiet roads (Vine St) off the property lead to trails through the woods -- walk a mile through the woods to Katie's Country Store. Skate, walk, or ski to islands in the reservoir (in warmer weather, take the kayak or canoe and pick blueberries). Snowmobile to the local state park, Tollland State Forest, that surrounds 1/2 of the lake. Otis is a town that hasn't changed much in 50 years -- country stores, small restaurants, rural setting with a community used to meeting needs of vacationers and boaters. Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Butternut and Jiminy Peak all nearby.

Other Activities: skiing, skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, walking through woods, leaf peeping, bird-watching

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Otis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 1st week
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2nd wk
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$240
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Leaf season
Sep 17 2015 - Oct 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Leaf Season
Oct 21 2015 - Nov 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 10 2015 - Nov 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Christmas Week
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years week
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Jan 7 2016 - Feb 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb Break
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$310
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Feb 22 2016 - Mar 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Mar 8 2016 - May 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Online booking $30.00
Cleaning $100.00
Notes Rent calculation by Homeaway can be wrong, check with owner to confirm rates.
Online booking ($25 fee to cover credit card costs), Paypal or checks accepted;
A $500 security deposit is required. $300 or 40% of the rent holds the reservation.
Extra charge for each guest over 5 people of $10 per person per night.
Cleaning fee of $75 pays for 3 hours of cleaning. $450 rental minimum per visit.

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Amenities

Otis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, big: 8'x7'
    Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level, big: 6'x10'
    Lower level bath - toilet , shower , in basement, 5'x5'
  • Stocked with towels, shampoo and soap..
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master/kids - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunks, 2 twins, has own bathroom, upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , off Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , main level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , main level
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout on lower level
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout on main level, bright
  • Fold out couch in basement and on main level. Futon and blow-up mattress for extra children upstairs. Our kids love to sleep on the landing outside the master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dining for 10 indoors includes 4 bar stools at counter. For three seasons, additional patio dining table that sits 8-10 people. Kitchen has a new glasstop stove and a full set of dishes and cookware. Serve 10 people, run the dishwasher and ready for the next meal. There is a 2nd full fridge in the basement if you are stocking up to feed a lot of people. House is ON the lake, 60 feet from back door to dock and beach front. The lake is Otis reservoir, the largest recreational body of water in Mass. The lake is extraordinarily clean as they draw down the water each year so seaweed does not grow. In addition to dining, seating for 7 adults upstairs in LR, 6 adults downstairs in game room. House has back-up power generator. Upstairs has a 2nd (20 inch) TV with a VCR/DVD only. Downstairs has a flat-screen 48 inch TV with DVD/VCR and Satellite TV. Wireless internet (limited volume, 1 Gig/week: plenty for e-mail and browsing, not streaming). No pets plz

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