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Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006

Member since: 2006
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Lovely Otis Reservoir Lake Cottage...

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Berkshires Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 unbelievable unlike other smaller lakes in the area...Enjoy peaceful water views and tranquil sunsets from the three season sun/screen porch or the open deck.Use of a shared dock for loading/unloading boat passengers/fishing/sitting included.

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.Homeaway quotes are often not accurate for various reasons.Please email for exact pricing.

++Credit cards accepted++

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006 (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Lovely Otis Reservoir Lake Cottage...
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 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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Nice cozy lake cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We booked here and enjoyed our vacation very much.

The weather was a bit chilly to swim the first day but we used the kayak provided by the owner

to explore the reservoir and fish from the dock at the beach area.

Ive never experienced a lake with such clean water and a sand and rocky bottom as Otis Resevoir.

No lily pads or muck to contend with like other lakes in the area (yuck)

At night the SAT TV with DVR service was a great little extra.

Also a ton of books to read and CDs were there.

Cottage was clean and quite comfortable.The outside deck was great for just reading the paper

relax or get some rays.

Gary the owner allowed us to extend our stay 2 more nights than originally planned at a discount!

All in all..Very pleased!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and nice to hear from you! Gary
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Great cottage on beautiful Otis Reservoir

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a last minute getaway having been in the general area before.

Making reservations was quick and easy and we found Gary (the owner) very friendly and easy to work with.

Upon our check in I was pleasantly surprised to see everything was basically as pictured on the Homeaway site.

Otis Resevoir is by far superior to any of the lakes in the area especially better than the ones we experienced in Beckett and surrounding towns.If you like clean pure lake water with a rock and sandy bottom this reservoir is the place.

Gary also allowed for us to checkout later than stated in the cottage info sheet so we had a full day extra to fish and boat.

Overall a great getaway spot!

Andrea Adams

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you! Gary
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Great get away cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in the Otis area before but really enjoyed our stay at this cottage the most.No other pond in the area compares with the water quality of

Otis Resevoir.The cottage was in a great location and had everything we needed to feel comfortable away from home.Reservations were fast and easy and our damage deposit was returned with in one week.

We have paid more for direct waterfront cottages but found being a bit off the water was a lot quieter when it came to the power boat noises.The beach across the street was a very relaxing place to be and our five year old had an absolute ball.We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments! Gary
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Perfect getaway cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Overall our family of three enjoyed our stay at this cottage.

The beach and swim area across the street was very nice and the water quality

was the best we have ever experienced.Having family in Otis we have stayed at others in the area but Otis Resevoir is by far the best and cleanest.

The cottage was cute and quite comfortable.We also enjoyed sitting on the outside deck at night.We have booked for next year already!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time Alicia!
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Highly Recomended!

  • 5 of 5

We booked over the phone with the owner for a last minute getaway.

Upon arrival there is a beautiful view of the reservoir and beach area.It was a welcome relief after a two hour drive!

Everything was in the cottage for our daily needs and entertainment.We brought our own food and linens as spelled out in the info sheet.Very satisified with the overall condition of the cottage and the price and no cleaning fee.

Only regret is we had to leave! Our small family really enjoyed the whole experience and we are going to book next year for a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Carl!
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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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Checkout inspection fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.03%

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.


Personal/bank or money orders accepted.
Credit cards accepted for last minute reservations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Berkshires Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
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
  • Master BR - 1 queen , Comfy temporpedic mattress..
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Convienent vanity with sink and mirror in bedroom
  • One queen temperpedic bed with SAT TV in master bedroom and window A/C..One double bed w/separate bath sink and vanity in 2nd bedroom.Two easy chairs in screen/sun porch with SAT TV 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
Shared Boat dock for loading and unloading and a private powerboat mooring provided, for renters use..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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