4BR LAKEFRONT/SKI HOUSE ON OTIS RES: NEW TIMES AVAILABLE

Marshal Root

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

Marshal Root

Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english
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4BR LAKEFRONT/SKI HOUSE ON OTIS RES: NEW TIMES AVAILABLE

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

Overview

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. 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)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

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
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: new times available
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: new times available
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Otis Berkshires
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Otis Berkshires
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
The write up was everything it was said to be. It was our first family vacation and was so much more than we expected. There were 11 of us and eveything we needed was provided, it was very clean and neat, and there was more than enough room. The view was magnificant from inside and out. We enjoyed the canoe, the kids loved the playset and the firepit with toasted marshallows. We played a lot of pool and board games and had fun conversations. It was a perfect vacation and we hope to go again to do the things we didn't have time to do. The owner is very friendly and easy to talk with. Words can't describe what a wonderful experience we had and what a super place this is. I recommend the property to anyone wanted a great getaway. Lori
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks brought some amazing weather -- their kids were swimming in the reservoir in late September -- that doesn't happen a lot. Hope to have them back. Thanks for the review. Marshal
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Otis Berkshires
5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
It was our first family vacation and the house was perfect except our stay was too short. It was more than we imagined it would be. The house was more than adequate for 7 adults and 4 kids. We enjoyed the view, boating, playing pool, board games and roasting marshallows. We did not see any local attractions as there was so much to do at the property we spent all our time there and ran out of time. I wish our stay was longer. The owner was very pleasant to work with and I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great vacation getaway. We hope to go again.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to have them back. Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Marshal
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Otis Berkshires
5

Fun weekend trip!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for a weekend trip with family and friends. Great house with plenty of things to do. The house was very clean. The reservoir was beautiful. Marshal is responsive and professional. Overall, it was great weekend. Look forward to coming back in the future!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Look forward to having you back. Marshal
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Otis Berkshires
5

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We really liked this house,the owner was really nice and helpful,the house itself is clean and comfortable,overall,it was a really good vacation for us.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Succinct and to the point. Thank you.
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Otis Berkshires
5

Beautiful and Entertaining Lake House

  • 5 of 5
Myself and some high school buddies came here to catch up on our busy lives. We planned on going kayaking, grilling and having fires, but the weather did not cooperate. Thankfully the home was equipped with a pool table and ping pong table so we were thoroughly entertained.

The view of the lake is beautiful and you are little steps from the water. We will definitely be coming back when the weather is nicer so we can get out on the water.

Sleeps 8 comfortably in the 3 level home and there are restrooms on each floor. Plenty of parking. I would definitely recommend this home if you enjoy boating, kayaking or canoeing.

The owner, Marshal, was very responsive and genuine. I 100% recommend this home
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the weather. Glad the house could keep everyone entertained. It is big enough to hold a group comfortably, but a lot more fun when Mother Nature cooperates.

Next time,
Marshal
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Map

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

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
 
Peak Leaf season
Sep 22 2014 - Oct 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Leaf Season
Oct 22 2014 - Nov 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 12 2014 - Nov 24 2014
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 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years week
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb Break
Feb 17 2015 - Feb 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Feb 25 2015 - Mar 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Mar 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 1st wk 2014
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2nd week
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Online booking $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

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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