4BR LAKEFRONT/SKI HOUSE ON OTIS RES: NOW WITH INTERNET

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Marshal Root

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

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4BR LAKEFRONT/SKI HOUSE ON OTIS RES: NOW WITH INTERNET

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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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marshal Root

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

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

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.

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: now with internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: now with internet
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Otis Berkshires
United States
5

So much to do and see. . .

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
. . . 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. . . ^_^
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.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Otis Berkshires
United States
5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
The pictures don't do it justice. Lovely view and a lovely home. It manages to be intimately comfortable, but also large enough to accommodate a group without feeling claustrophobic.
Owner's Response: Thank you for this positive review. Marshal
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: now with internet
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Otis Berkshires
5

Very comfortable, spacious getting away...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Just returned from a partial week at this wonderful home on Otis Resevoir. We were a party of 10, with 8 kids...6 of them teenagers and we had plenty of space and plenty to do! The home is really well laid out, with a bathroom on each of the 3 floors, great sleeping space upstairs and on the main floor and room downstairs if you really want to spread out. We had a fantastic time - the kids enjoyed pool, darts and plenty of board games!

We found everything we needed in the kitchen for preparing meals for our large group and there was plenty of seating so no one felt cramped. It was a great home base for skiing and snowmobiling. We'd definitely like to return and were sad to see it was already totally booked for the summer!

The owners were very responsive and easy to deal with. Highly recommend this property!
Owner's Response: How about a purple heart for the two adults traveling with EIGHT kids? Glad they enjoyed the house and found everything they needed. We do have a max of ten especially in the winter -- we only having dining spots for 10. Of course, I'm not sure the two adults ever sat down.

Thanks for the review, hope you can find a time when you would like to come back. Our calendar is accurate for many months out.
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: now with internet
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Otis Berkshires
5

Perfect Fall Folliage Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
While I'm guessing this is the ideal rental for summer and winter season, I'd also like to add that this was the perfect place to go leaf peeping in the Fall. Marshal was extremely accommodating with our last minute booking request and he was a true pleasure to deal with. We felt relaxed the second we walked through the door...that's something you can't convey in photos. I loved the fact that there was no TV in the main living room, so you can just sit on the couch and soak in the views of the lake. My 2 yr. old daughter really enjoyed the jungle gym outside and the books in the library. The house was clean and it's obvious that Marshal takes great care of his second home. We were able to take the canoe out on afternoon and enjoy the bright orange, yellow and brown leaves. We are looking for excuses to come back. We plan on starting a new tradition with this place (as long as Marshal rents it out) and will bring a few friends next time. This experience was just too wonderful not to share!
The only thing I'd caution folks that visit in the Fall is that Otis is a pretty sleepy town this time of year, and many of the stores/restaurants in the area are closed. The nearest town is about 15 min. away. So make sure you bring everything you need and hunker down in paradise.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Fall is a beautiful time to be in Otis. Totally agreed that it is a sleepy town. Katie's is there for anything you forget, but not where you want to do your main shopping. The best food is at Knox Trail Inn: they are open until after 10pm every night. I really like having these reviews make clear to future renters -- this is a bucolic, country retreat, not for those planning lots of shopping -- though the Lee mall is 25 minutes away and has grown to become a major shopping destination. Lee and Lenox also have terrific restaurants. Otis is more of a country experience. We'd love to have you back.
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4Br Lakefront/Ski House on Otis Res: now with internet
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Otis Berkshires
5

Simply Amazing, exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This home was exactly what we needed for our family vacation. 5 adults and 3 children under the age of 3, and this was our perfect get-away. We spent the weekend fishing on the lake, paddling around in the kayak, and several hikes to Kates Store. The kids loved the swingset and the super awesome tree house. My father, "Papa", who hadnt taken a day off in over a year, spent the days napping in the hammock with the grandkids and teaching them how to fish. My brother and I- the ever competitive siblings- took turns dominating the dart board, ping pong table and pool table. This home is extreemly kid friendly, and helped my family to create memories that we will never forget. Marshal is THE BEST. So easy to work with, and extreemly accomodating. I would recommend this home to everyone!
Owner's Response: Nice sized group for using the house. And they took advantage of many of my favorite things about the house. Katies store really is a walk back through the decades -- everything you need but NOTHING like Walmart. This is a great house to relax, enjoy the lake right out your back door, the extensive trails and woods, have some play time indoors, visit the local attractions of the Berkshires, play pool, Ping-Pong, and/or darts, but still be able to catch the game or do e-mail if needed. Thanks for the kind words. Marshal
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Map

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

Otis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Spring
Mar 5 2014 - May 2 2014
$120
$220
Fri,Sat
$700
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 1st wk 2014
Jun 10 2014 - Jun 14 2014
$230
$1,200
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2nd week
Jun 15 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
$250
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,300
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf season
Sep 19 2014 - Nov 3 2014
$150
$300
Fri,Sat
$950
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 5 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$130
$225
Fri,Sat
$700
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 30 2014
$250
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,200
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years week
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$300
$1,400
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 12 2015
$150
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb Break
Feb 17 2015 - Feb 24 2015
$275
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,200
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Feb 25 2015 - Mar 10 2015
$150
$250
Fri,Sat
$850
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $75.00
Online booking $25.00
Notes Rent calculation by Homeaway is often wrong, usually too high. Check with owner to confirm rates.
Paypal or checks accepted; A $500 security deposit is required. $300 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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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 View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Water Skis
  • Child's Swing
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
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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