Full of charm and very private, this design team's personal home is a three bedroom lakefront house and a summer vacation dream. While carefully retaining the important elements of a storybook lake cottage, such as a knotty pine paneled living room and fieldstone chimney piece, modern additions are incorporated into the design to maximize comfort and convenience.
The screened porch affords panoramic views of the Southwest Cove and the broader expanse of Otis Reservoir's main body. Watch the early morning kayakers and fishermen in close and the late rising water skiers and boaters in the distance.
If you're up early on the July 4th weekend or on Labor Day you can see the beloved 'troubadour of the lake' playing 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' or 'Reveille' on his trumpet while skiing on just one ski! We're not kidding. Otherwise, relax in the vintage rattan furniture and enjoy the view. Have fun preparing meals in the remodeled kitchen. It has granite counter tops, a true English farmhouse sink and stainless steel appliances. It's fully equipped with all the tools and utensils a gourmet cook could need and for the Alfresco cook there's a large stainless steel gas grill on the side deck, which has its own dining area and the same great view.
The master bedroom overlooks the cove and lake and has an en suite Waterworks bathroom. The king size bed faces double windows looking out onto beautiful sunrises over the lake. It's equipped with a luxurious tufted top mattress and four roll out storage drawers. The bath includes all Waterworks fixtures, a custom tile shower with hand shower and a view of the lake through its clear glass enclosure
The queen size bedroom is fitted with a comfy Shifman
mattresses. Right across the hall is the guest bathroom that is shared with the third bedroom. That bath, also Waterworks equipped, includes a tub/shower combination with hand shower as well as a stacking washer and dryer tucked into its own closet. The third bedroom has twin beds, with Shifman mattresses too. On the lower level is a large family room that features a sectional with sofa bed and can accommodate two extra guests if needed. This room has a flat screen TV, its own Radio/CD player, plenty of big comfortable seating and shelves full of books Two sets of patio doors open onto the large, stone paved upper patio. This area can be fully shaded by the electric retractable awning or fully exposed to the sunshine. Just a few steps down from there is the smaller, lower patio. This is a great spot to stretch out and enjoy close proximity to the lake. It's like lounging on a boat deck. Adjacent, is the little art studio that's a wonderful hideaway, useful for arts and crafts or just reading and snoozing undisturbed.
Stepping stones from the lower patio lead to the dock and a paddle boat for your use plus room for a boat up to 24 feet long. Here too is a sitting spot provided by the cushioned dock box and two pull-up chairs. After all that pausing and sitting take a stroll around and enjoy the gardens that have been developed with love and enthusiasm. Don't forget to look at the 'Irma Bombeck Garden', half way up the driveway. Can you tell us why it's named that?
We want you to truly relax and enjoy Bally Mavaurneen while you are there, so we have included in the price the services of our wonderful garden lady, Donna, complete lawn services and the garbage will be collected from pails in the garage once a week. Our house cleaner will come to freshen the house and change the linens for you weekly. We've tried to provide everything for a great time in the Berkshires.
And speaking of the Berkshires, we are only 15 minutes away from the world famous Jacobs Pillow ballet festival, 40 minutes to Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony and even closer to the Berkshire Festival Theater in Stockbridge. These are just a few of the extraordinary cultural and entertainment delights that make the Berkshires such a special summer vacation destination. For the more energetic, biking, hiking, waterskiing, golf and riding are all nearby so come and enjoy.
Keywords: 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN IN A GARDEN SETTING ON A SAFE SWIMMING COVE WITH A DOCK AND PADDLE BOAT
PADDLE BOAT USE AVAILABLE TO RENTERS. FULL DOCKING FACILITIES WITH A PARKING PLACE FOR TRAILER ( MAX 24')