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Lovely Otis Reservoir Lake Cottage...

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom - 1 Full Bath - additional sink/mirror in one bedroom

Charming,updated cottage located only 200 steps to our private association beach and shaded picnic area.There is also a small play area and sandbox with toys for the children..The water quality of Otis Resevoir is pristine and has a sand and rock muck,weeds or lily pads like other lakes in the area...Enjoy peaceful water views and tranquil sunsets from the three season sun/screen porch or the open deck.

There is a kayak and small rowboat on the property for your use.

This cute cottage is close to all Berkshire attractions, yet located on a dead-end street for your privacy.

++ No online booking fee++

++ No cleaning fee++

++ After Labor Day discounts++

More Details

Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

Why Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006 chose Berkshires

Otis is a very peaceful and safe town tucked away in the foothills of the Berkshires.Never any crowds or traffic problems to contend with.

The beauty of the area and its culture was the background for many of Norman Rockwell's paintings.Its a place to take in what Mother Nature does best.

What makes this cottage unique

Almost waterfront location limits the direct motorboat/jetski noises and cost of direct waterfront properties without sacrificing a view of the water and quick access to the beach area.


Otis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , and sink.
  • Full bathroom includes shower,sink,toilet and tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Convienent vanity with sink and mirror in bedroom
    Master BR - 1 queen
  • One queen bed with SAT TV in master bedroom and window A/C..One double bed w/separate bath sink and vanity in 2nd bedroom with a/c.Two easy chairs in screen/sun porch with SAT TV with DVR and DVD/VCR player.Chest full of movies to watch.Various board games and movies to watch. Picnic table with umbrella in front yard. 2 Adirondack chairs and beach chairs on property.. small 10' rowboat w/oars and kayak for your use. Tubes/snorkeling/fishing/swimming/boating at beach allowed Picnic tables and childrens sandbox with toys at beach area..Shade and sun on beach area..Enjoy the pristine water quality with no weeds,muck or lilly pads. Otis Resevoir is known for its natural beauty and #1 drinking water quality.Email for other details.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Crystal clean water swimming just steps from cottage..Sandy beach with no weeds,algae or muck on lake bottom surface..Large sandox and toys for the tots,picnic tables for everyone..Hiking and biking trails minutes away. Power boat rentals across lake at Camp Overflow.A kayak and small rowboat on premises.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Otis Reservoir Lake Cottage...
average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews

Great family friendly waterfront cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family which includes a toddler and a dog. The beach was directly across the street (no pets allowed) and the dock is located a short walk away. We were able to let our dog swim off the dock and we spent time at the beach with our baby where there is also a giant sand box filled with toys which she loved.

The cottage was exactly as described and the owner was great to work with even letting us stay late on the day we checked out. We especially liked spending time on the front and enclosed porches.

We would certainly consider renting this cottage again if we return to Otis in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gary
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Wonderful vacation spot; everything as advertised

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I see other reviewers who seem put off by the cottage not having 4-star amenities, but their issues seem to be with inflated expectations not based on the the listing itself, which we found to be wholly accurate. The cottage is priced appropriately, is extremely convenient to the water, and was a comfortable place to spend our time. We did a good amount of cooking and didn't have any problems with the available supplies and utensils, though if you plan to cook, don't overlook bringing some basic pantry items like oil or butter, or spices beyond salt and pepper. The reservoir itself is gorgeous, crystal clear, and pleasant for swimming or rowing around. Just don't forget towels!

Many thanks to Gary for keeping this lovely spot, and for being readily available for any questions or concerns!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Zachary! I appreciate you taking time to review our property.
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Great summer get away cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered! Cozy and comfortable.

Very nice open floor plan with island kitchen.

The water quality is pristine as described.

Will return for sure.

Thanks Gary!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Tony!
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The cottage needs some basic TLC, but Otis Reservoir is glorious

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was grimy with old dirt and grease; the air conditioning was on or off (plug, unplug); I wore a raincoat one evening to do dishes as the faucet sprayed everywhere; no starter toilet paper; garbage situation was frustrating.

The beauty and clarity of the water never fails. The cottage is a stones throw to the community beach. We still had a lovely stay.

2 weeks past, my deposit has not been returned.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Mary! We are pleased to hear you had a "lovely stay" We realize each guest has a certain level of cleanliness and know we cant meet those with very high standards.We have been doing our best since 2006 and have had countless guests for eleven summer seasons now. Your full damage deposit was returned as per our info sheet. We wish you the best in your future vacation stays. Sincerely, Gary Thresher
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Very nice vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Best water quality we have ever experienced.

Cottage was cozy and clean.

It was located directly across a dead end street from the private beach.

Will return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Jeff!
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Our new getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this great cottage.We wanted an area that was peaceful and where

we could swim without driving anywhere.This cottage turned out to be a great choice.

Rate was fair (as we checked around) booking was easy and our whole getaway turned into exactly what was needed.

The water was crystal clear with a sand and rock bottom at the beach area and every place around the Resevoir we swam.

.Having stayed at smaller ponds in the area and the Berkshires what a surprise this was.

No muck,weeds,lily pads etc.Also no one bothers you about just parking and jumping in or having a picnic lakeside.

Especially nice was the Tolland State Forest to bike,use beach or just walk through.Also noted a free boat launch

and parking area.

Overall cottage was perfect for us and we will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear from you Tom!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt. 90
Car: recommended

Enjoy Otis Reservoir 1200 acres of absolute pristine water to powerboat, water ski, fish,canoe, or just relax. Cottage has small rowboat boat and kayack for renter's use. A boat mooring and use of a private association beach and dock located directly across the street from the cottage..Waters edge is 200 feet from front doorstep..This is a very peaceful and safe community area for couples or small families.Email for current rates.

Other Activities: power boating, swimming, kayaking,great fishing, fall foilage.


Rates & Availability

Otis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Save money! No cleaning fee charged.
Every guest to vacate cottage in clean,orderly
condition (as you will find it) for next tenant.
After Labor Day till Oct 15th for 2 nights @249 per night and get additional nights for only $150.00.


No homeaway booking fee!!
Personal/bank or money orders accepted.
Credit cards accepted (4% surcharge applies)
No refunds for voluntary early departures
or cancellation of reservation 60 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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