NEW SECLUDED BERKSHIRE WOODS VACATION HOME ON 13 ACRES

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NEW SECLUDED BERKSHIRE WOODS VACATION HOME ON 13 ACRES

Otis House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our home in Otis is a short drive from those well-known Berkshire towns…Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington, BUT it is in the middle of the woods in the southern Berkshires. It offers something that many of us don’t get enough of – serene quiet, nights filled with stars, a peaceful haven away from the world and a beautiful locale no matter what the season.

The house, a truly relaxing retreat, fits in beautifully with its surroundings, a wooded setting on 13 acres. Although only 4 years old, this new Colonial has a farmhouse feel with wide plank pine floors & natural wood moldings throughout. Soft colors adorn the walls & the furnishings are comfortable yet stylish. Each room features multiple windows & doors that bring the outdoors, forest views & streaming sunlight into every corner of the house. We think you’ll agree that it feels like “home.”

The layout of our home allows for room to be together & enjoy each other’s company or have some alone time. Living room has plenty of seating with two sofas, two leather armchairs & a recliner, all within view of the slide-out flat screen TV (with satellite TV & DVD player) & gas fireplace (for winter use). Sliders lead out to a very private deck that overlooks the yard, surrounded by woods on 3 sides. French doors at either end of the living room open onto the spacious screened porch with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan & wood-burning fireplace (year-round use if desired). Comfortable porch furniture makes this a great place to hang out & read or have meals “outside.”

The expansive kitchen & dining area are perfect for one of the most important parts of a vacation….eating & drinking. The kitchen will charm any cook with its granite counters with lots of prep room & new appliances. There’s room for friends to sit on stools at the peninsula counter and keep the chef company. The open floor plan provides a large dining area with windows & natural sunlight on 3 sides. Meals can last a good long time when you’re in such comfortable surroundings.

Three private rooms offer quiet, ideal spaces for peaceful, restful sleep. Two bedrooms are on the 2nd floor, with queen-sized beds, windows on two sides & ceiling fans. The den/bedroom on the 1st floor has a queen-sized pull-out sofa bed, TV & DVD player. There are pillows galore, crisp white sheets, fluffy comforters & quilts in each room…..all to make sleeping here a wonderful experience. The two bedrooms upstairs share a beautiful bathroom with shower & tub with marble surround. The den/bedroom on the first floor has its own bath just outside the door with glass-enclosed shower with river rock floor.

Off the kitchen is the convenient entrance to the garage (with automatic door opener) & there’s a new washer & dryer for your use. One bay of the garage is vacant & you can house your canoe, kayaks, skis, & sporting equipment or one car.

Even though our vacation home is on a VERY quiet unpaved road in the woods, you can still be connected to the world if you wish. We have a landline phone for free local calls & friends & family can call you at the house (bring a calling card for long distance, please). There’s Verizon cell service coverage (better in some areas of the house than others) & Verizon internet coverage if you have a data modem (much faster than dial-up, not quite as fast as a cable modem which isn’t available in our area).

All you need to enjoy our vacation home is your suitcase. Everything else is provided for your comfort & entertainment. You’ll find lots of DVD’s, CD’s, stereo system with iPod dock, games & puzzles, kitchen & bathroom staples.

The Neighborhood: Just .7 of a mile from the end of our driveway is Hayes Pond, a beautiful crystal clear pond that is perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing (10-min walk, 2-min drive). Our favorite walk, no matter what the season, is down the road & around to the back of the pond….isolated & beautiful. Our road is the definition of “the road less travelled.” Houses are scattered here & there back in the woods, pretty much how you would imagine a country road should look, wildflowers & nary a car in sight.

The Town: From the Otis website, “Otis is a town nestled quaintly along several lakes & ponds, against gentle slopes of the Berkshire Range, & in the Farmington River Valley. This Town is a haven for outdoor recreation having pleasant forests, open fields, cool streams, deep ponds & lakes, & nurturing wetlands. Along with natural elements the Town has a ski resort, several campgrounds, & State Forest Preserves. The natural setting, the small town laid back attitude, the small business enterprises & recreation opportunities makes it a good place to live.” We agree. It’s also a great place to visit!

The Surrounding Area: No matter the season, the Berkshires offer something for everyone. For the culturally inclined, there’s music, dance & theatre, museums, galleries & historic places. For outdoorsy types, there’s amazing hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, berry-picking. Shopping anyone? Lee Premium Outlets, unique boutiques & farmers markets abound. A fantastic array of restaurants (rustic diners to bistros to fine dining) are a short drive away & offer a wide variety of dining experiences no matter the time of day.

The Berkshires is truly the heart of canoeing & kayaking country with 75 lakes & ponds. The serene smaller ponds & rushing streams also make for great fishing (Green River Guide Service & Fly Shop right down our road). Wintertime recreation includes cross-country skiing, snowboarding & downhill skiing. Butternut Basin, Bousquet, Catamount & Jiminy Peak are all nearby.

Whatever you’re looking for in a vacation, it’s probably in the Berkshires….and all within easy access of our vacation home in Otis. Being at our Berkshire Woods House helps us restore our spirits, our minds and our souls. We hope it will do the same for you.

More info/photos - website: BerkshireWoodsHouse

Keywords: Private, screen porch, fireplace, quiet, Berkshire vacation getaway, wooded property, walk to pond, quiet country road, central air

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Owner
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About The Owner

We both have our own businesses and don't have regular business hours but seem to work all the time.....unless we take some time to enjoy our home in Otis. So our Berkshire Woods home is our haven away from home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Otis

We love what the house and property, our location in Otis and the southern Berkshires have to offer us....serenity and a chance to appreciate the world around us. It is a reasonable drive from our home in Yonkers whether we stay for two days or an entire week. It's only a little over 2 hours away but a world away from our everyday lives. Most of the homes in our community are also weekenders who share our love for the area and for the solitude it provides. And everyone waves to everyone...how nice and unexpected!

What makes this house unique

The great thing about where our house is located is that you can do as much sightseeing, dining out, shopping, going to the movies or a concert, outdoor activities as you like...all minutes from the house.... or you can simply do nothing and have a wonderful time. Although the house is in the middle of the woods, we still enjoy the conveniences of new construction: a super high-efficiency heating system (in winter), central air (in summer), well-lit rooms, and the latest appliances. There's no 'roughing it' in our vacation home. But you've still got the 'country' right outside the door. Our favorite walk is right at the end of our driveway, down the road and around the pond....quiet, solitary, beautiful.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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New Secluded Berkshire Woods Vacation Home on 13 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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New Secluded Berkshire Woods Vacation Home on 13 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364974vb
914 423-1836
Otis Berkshires
Oshawa Ontario Canada
5

Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Once agin we completely enjoyed our week long stay in this wonderful house. It is the perfect spot for relaxation and quiet with all the amenities. We especially appreciate how immaculate and well equipped the house is -- top of line everything, lots of towels etc, and complete directions on how things work. If desired, there is satellite TV and a good selection of DVDs and books. A new feature is the back up generator which we didn't have to use but would be wonderful in a power outage.
Toby is an excellent host who is prompt and efficient and great at offering suggestions about Berkshire attractions. We sampled more Berkshire riches by visiting the Freylinghausen-Morris house which is an interesting example of Modernist architecture and art and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, a fine old style institution.
Heartily recommend the house and the Berkshires!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Brad. We're very happy to have had you both back this year and as you did again in this review, you have opened our eyes to more things to do and places to see nearby in the Berkshires. We have your requested reservation set for next summer and we look forward to hearing even more about your activity itinerary then. Thanks again for being such great guests and taking such good care of the house!
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New Secluded Berkshire Woods Vacation Home on 13 Acres
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914 423-1836
Otis Berkshires
Ithaca, NY
5

Get Away From it all at This Beautiful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
This house played amazing host to five women from various parts of MA and NY. The location was central for us all to get to, not to mention gorgeous! Since some of us have known one another nearly 35 years, suffice it to say that it doesn’t matter where we were – we just like to be together.

That said, the Otis house was laid out perfectly for lounging around in the morning drinking coffee and eating breakfast, and then cozying up around the living room after a day of hiking, shopping and eating. The house comes with meticulous instructions about how to turn lights on, where to find things, and how to check out of the house. The owners spent a lot of time paying extreme attention to detail to be sure to make anyone comfortable at their house.

We would definitely recommend this house for families and good friends looking for a quiet getaway in the Berkshires. The neighborhood is very quiet, and yet town is 20 minutes away, which is very convenient.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the nice words. We want all our visitors to feel as good as we do when we're at the house - relaxed but close enough to outdoor activities and the towns of Lee and Great Barrington to enjoy all the area has to offer. Come back to visit again anytime!
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New Secluded Berkshire Woods Vacation Home on 13 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364974vb
914 423-1836
Otis Berkshires
5

Lovely late summer retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was a lovely and restful week with friends and family. The house was comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. It was like being at home. We made a number of meals in the kitchen, and enjoyed having pre-dinner drinks at the kitchen counter or on the screened porch. The evening fires on the screened porch were very special -- like being around a civilized campfire! Friends who came to visit couldn't believe what a find this was!

The area was wonderful to explore: Berkshire Museum, downtown Lee, Lenox (free jazz at The Mount), the Bidwell House, Naumkeag -- we explored and relaxed and had a good time.

This is a lovely and special home.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the nice words about your week at the house. Having all the activities of the nearby towns is a big plus, but always with the option to just hang out and relax with family at the house.
We hope to see you back again soon.
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New Secluded Berkshire Woods Vacation Home on 13 Acres
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Otis Berkshires
Yonkers, New York
5

Our Week in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
A very cozy, clean, wellstocked home in just a peaceful and beautiful setting. Just a few miles away to visit the historic towns of Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge which we so enjoy. Norman Rockwell Museum and the Red Lion are just two of our many favorite attractions. Plenty of antique shopping and clothing outlet in Lee is nearby. Great bargains and a quite a few retailers to visit. For leisure time in the house, many DVD's to watch and CD's to listen to. The home was well equipped with plenty of linens, towels and condiments for your needs. We stayed during the summer time (swimming pond nearby) but anytime of the year would be perfect. Toby, the owner was more than helpful in handling all the details and questions we had. We would definitely recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gloria,
Thank you for your nice words! What you liked about the house and its location are just what we enjoy when we spend time up there. We also always work in a visit to Great Barrington for restaurants, shops, the Triplex Movie Theatre, and in summer, the farmer's market. We look forward to having you visit again anytime.
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United States
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wonderful house

  • 5 of 5
It was one of our best vacations! I have to say that the house was a big part of it. So comfortable, so clean, so nice. I've been renting houses via vrbo for the past three years and it was by far the best one we stayed in!

We have been, my husband and I, working so much lately, not spending so much time as a family and it was the perfect get together with our two boys! We loved the Otis Ridge ski area. It was perfect for us as our boys never skied before, so the small family style ski lessons worked perfectly for them. My husband skied the last time 20 years ago so it was also perfect for him. As for me, I don't ski anymore as I went through many knee surgeries, but I loved spending my afternoons at the lodge with very friendly people.

My occupation is being a chef, so I fell in love with your kitchen, cooking for long hours after a ski day! The only comment that I would have is that, with such a beautiful kitchen, you should add one or two pans, like frying pans.
Anyway, we had a blast!

Thank you so much for everything, we are surely coming back!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house and it's especially nice to hear that the Otis Ridge Ski area and the Grouse House restaurant suited you and your family so well.
Since it's less than 10 minutes from the house, it's the convenient alternative to the big mountain at Butternut and the other nearby ski areas that are more challenging for experienced skiers.

And we loved hearing from a chef that you enjoyed cooking in the kitchen at the house. We will be sure to have a few more skillets for you on your next visit. Thanks again for your nice words and for taking such good care of the house while you were there. Come back for another visit anytime!
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Otis Berkshires
Minnesota
5

T & J, Minneapolis

T & J, Minneapolis
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this beautiful home. The home was super clean and had everything we could possibly need. Everything at the home was as advertised and is very well maintained. Toby was very easy to work with. He responded promptly to our request and he is very detailed, providing easy to follow directions to the home, providing suggestions of things to see and do and instructions on how to operate the television, washer/dryer and thermostat. The location is quiet and very picturesque, especially in the fall and is convient to many attractions, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in nearby inStockbridge, the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield and several boutique shops throughout the area. The food at Fratelli's is delicious and has an extensive menu. We highly recommend this home to anyone who seeks a quiet retreat in the woods to relax and enjoy the view.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, T&J. We're very happy that the house was a great place to celebrate your 25th anniversary! Fratelli's, right in town, has good food, with Great Barrington and Lee a short drive away for more dining and good shopping. We were sure the house would be the perfect place for you to get away from it all, yet be in the middle of so many things to do, in the fall or any season. Come back and visit soon!

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Nearby Activities: Historic Places/Museums/Gardens (Chesterwood, The Mount, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Ashintully Gardens, Normal Rockwell Museum, Naumkeag, Berkshire Scenic Railway, Sandisfield Art Center), Entertainment (Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co, Berkshire Theater Festival, Barrington Stage, Mahaiwe Theatre), Shopping (Lee Premium Outlets, antique stores, boutiques), Hiking and Nature Preserves (Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, The Applachian Trail, Monument Mountain, Tolland State Park), Water Sports - kayaking, canoeing, boating, waterskiing, fishing (Hayes Pond, Otis Reservoir, Goose Pond, Benton Pond and many other bodies of water), Sporting Areas (Cranwell Resort & Golf Club), Ski Resorts (Otis Ridge, Butternut, Bosquet, Jiminy Peak, Catamount). Getting here: 2.5 hours from NYC & northern NJ, 2 hours from Boston & Greenwich, CT, 1 hour from Northampton, Amherst & Springfield, MA, 4 hours from Burlington, VT.

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Notes

  • From $550 (3-nt wknd) - $1100 (wk)
  • US Dollars
  • Peak Summer Months of June, July & August (5/27 - 9/2) : minimum one week rental
  • Other months - minimum 3 night rental, add'l nights: $150/night
  • • 3-Night Weekend: Check-in noon Friday, check-out noon Monday - $550
  • Weekly: June, July, Aug, Dec, Jan, Feb: Saturday to Saturday - $1,100
  • Weekly: Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May: Saturday to Saturday - $950
  • Holiday weeks and weekends - contact owner for specific dates and rates.
  • All Reservations and payment due no less than 3 weeks prior to start of rental
  • $100 cleaning fee for all rentals.

Amenities

Amenities

Otis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The full bath upstairs has a sink, toilet and tub/shower. The full bath on the first floor has a sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The den with queen size sofa bed is the third bedroom.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each second floor bedroom has a high quality, very comfortable queen-sized bed with four pillows, quilts and comforters. In the den/bedroom on the first floor, there is a queen-sized sofa bed with four pillows, quilt and comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • skiing
Notes:
.7 mile to Hayes Pond (10-minute walk, 2-minute drive) for swimming and kayaking and fishing.

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