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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/vanity/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 bottom..No muck,weeds or lily pads to contend with 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.++Non peak season discounts available++

More Details

Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Gary Thresher - CyberRentals Member since December 2006 chose Otis

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We don't charge a "cleaning fee" so every guest is required to vacate the cottage clean and ready for next guest.
  • No linens,towels,etc. provided. There are blankets and bedspreads in the cottage.
  • All garbage to be removed from premises. Security deposit deductions made for non compliance. Thank you!
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
  • 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. Picnic table 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 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
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • 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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(35 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Otis Reservoir Lake Cottage...
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 35 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: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gary
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Great little getaway spot for us!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here four times in the last seven years without any issues.

Although summer is the absolute best time to be here if you enjoy swimming and watersports, we enjoy our cooler weather stays.

The cottage is located in a beautiful spot about 150 ft. from the waters edge.

My husband is an avid fisherman and makes use of the kayak provided by the owner.

We also love to do day trips and visit friends in the area.

Overall after staying elsewhere around the Resevoir we have always been happy here.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Carla!
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We found this lovely cottage updated and had everything we needed.

Beds were comfortable and my wife enjoyed the island kitchen and open floor plan.

The cathedral ceiling made the cottage seem much larger.

No problems making quick reservations with Gary the owner.

We feel the rate was very fair (as we have stayed in the area before).

Overall a very good vacation home to choose.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super comfortable, clean cottage above Otis Reservoir

  • 5 of 5

What a super experience! The cottage has s great view of Otis Reservoir and easy access to same. The floor plan is open, spacious and sunny. The furnishings were comfortsble. And the house was fresh and immaculately clean! We highly recommend your cottage for rent and hope to book it again next year. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Overall not a great experience.

Our first problem was a difference in what was listed as provided on the vrbo listing, and on the owner info post booking. We found a solution with Gary but it was a major inconvenience for us.

The property is in need of a deep clean and is in a general state of disrepair. Previous renters had left it surface clean but the carpet was covered in pet hair, there were layers of dirt around the baseboards and in the bathroom, the garbage bin and coffee machine were covered in mold, stained bedding in the closets etc. Some of the window screens and doors had holes in and as a pp stated, we found it odd there was no curtain or anything over the front glass doors.

Whilst we in no way expect a hotel style standard of service or cleaning for a self catering property, we didn't expect this (and we stay in 1-2 similar price and style owner rented accommodations a year.) Other VRBO properties we have rented where there is no cleaning fee it is usually a) because the owners absorb the cost within the rental price or b) ask renters to keep clean AND go in after each rental is finished and do a deeper clean themselves.

I understand from communicating with Gary on the stay that they will be doing something to address this for following seasons.

Whilst the location and proximity to the lake was nice, we decided to cut our stay short due to the state of the rental, and booked somewhere else in the area for the following 3 nights.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Hannah, thank you for your helpful comments. We have indeed installed new carpeting and fresh interior paint. The minor items you mentioned will also be addressed this week. Very pleased you liked the location and the close proximity to the beach and swimming area. Regards, Gary Thresher
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Suffield Ct.

Been renting here for the last five summers!

  • 5 of 5

Love the open floor plan with the eat in kitchen,the sunroom for TV or reading and sometimes just taking a nap! I can watch my 2 girls play at the beach area which is directly across the street.They love to spend hours there as water toys are allowed.

Water quality is absolute pristine and we socialize with other couples during our stay.

Highly recomended by us!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear from you Carla..See you next year!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85
Damage Deposit $350

Save money! No cleaning fee charged.
Every guest to vacate cottage in clean,orderly
condition (as you will find it) for next tenant.
Linens-towels-pillows not provided.
All trash must be removed from property upon vacating.


No homeaway booking fee!!
Personal/bank or money orders accepted.
Credit cards accepted (3% surcharge may apply)
No refunds for 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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