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Cozy Cottage for a Relaxing Vacation

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps up to 7

This cute cottage features a fully-equipped RECENTLY RENOVATED KITCHEN!! New stainless-steel appliances, a five-burner gas stove, cheerful red-checked flooring, a beautiful farm-house sink. It's truly a pleasure to cook in.

Four-season sun porch was also recently refurbished with new cork flooring, furniture and paint job. Cozy and relaxing!

The cottage has many other amenities: Located on four acres off a dirt road, the house offers visitors restful seclusion, but with plenty of culture and great winter skiing nearby! Minutes to Great Barrington, Lenox, the Lee Outlets, Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow. The surrounding area features access to state and local parks and beautiful cross-country ski trails. It's just a mile to the village of Otis and the Otis Ridge Ski area.

In addition to a large DVD collection, the house includes a Roku 'streaming entertainment device' and complimentary subscription to Netflix. Pay-per-view movies are also available for a nominal fee.

Three bedrooms (two with double beds and one with bunk beds) sleeps six. Additional comforts include washer/dryer; new dishwasher; gas grill; deck with Adirondack chairs and cafe table for two; glassed-in porch; a wood stove with firewood; and a caretaker nearby. Wireless Internet available. Beautiful, well-tended gardens. Quiet and secluded, a great place to get away!

More Details

Owner
Emilie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Emilie,



We really enjoyed our stay. We all miss the place and wish we were still there.



Everything about the house was great. We have rented over a dozen houses in the past 10 years with varying degrees of amenities, locations, proximity to towns, shops, nature, etc. Your house ticked all the boxes. Easy to get to from Boston and New York. Near a big town, nature, general stores. Fully furnished and equipped - one of the group said that the house had everything we needed, down to the lemon juicer. Another was looking for needle and thread to darn his sock and was happy not only to find both items, but also remarked how organized the drawer is! Of all the homes we have rented, yours is definitely in the top 3.



Thank you again for a great visit. Best wishes for a happy new year!



Regards,

Helen
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Otis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 1st floor Bedroom - 1 double , full bed
    1st floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Four-season sun porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (sleeper sofa)
    2nd floor Bedroom - 1 queen , full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cottage for a Relaxing Vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Wonderful place, perfect to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from yet another trip to Otis and can't praise this house enough. It's perfect -- not too far away from all the things to do & to see in the Berkshires, yet in a location that provides absolute quiet. The house is completely surrounded by trees. The neighbors are fairly far away and it feels as if you have the forest to yourself. All rooms are tastefully decorated and have a very personal touch - we always feel that it's a home away from home. The kitchen is completely new and has everything that is needed. The dining/living room area is spacious, with a cosy fireplace. Everything is well-appointed, well maintained and extremely clean. There is also internet and free Netflix. It's hard to describe but the whole house has a calming effect -- we always feel well-rested and relaxed when we are there. Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this wonderful house for almost two months last summer and it was the perfect spot for us. We have two small children and there was plenty of space, inside and out, for them to explore. The house was equipped with all of the amenities we needed for an extended stay - especially the kitchen. Everything was clean and obviously well cared for and much loved by the owners, who were incredibly helpful in working with us to set up our arrangements for the summer. There is great swimming and hiking close by and Otis is centrally located to several destination spots in the area. We look forward to returning to this little gem in the Berkshires again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely lovely!!! We had an incredible stay here. The place is situated in an area filled with many fun things to do, and close to every conceivable Berkshire activity. We came to stay with an elderly gentleman and an overly active black labrador, and both were extremely happy with the accommodations!!! The dog was so excited to be there, and the elderly man was very happy that there was a bathroom available on every level. The place is meticulously kept- it has everything you could ever want for a summer/winter vacation. Emilie is amazing, and even though we didn't get a chance to meet in person, she did everything in her power, even from afar, to make sure we were taken care of. The cottage is decorated in such a tasteful, and individual, quirky way, everybody in our party commented on it. It is so inviting, and welcoming, and makes you feel like you are a guest of the family. New, retro, yet at the same time, strangely familiar...i can't recommend this place enough, except to say that i hope nobody seriously searches out this hidden gem, so that we can book it any time we want!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY
5

Cozy and efficient

  • 5 of 5

My family and I ( 6 of us altogether) spent 4 nights in this beautiful location. We swam and trekked nearby, shopped at the outlets and enjoyed a concert at Tanglewood despite the rain.The house is roomy with two baths and bedrooms separate for the kids, and a lovely deck. Very clean and appointed well for eating in. Very quaint and nestled in a beautiful wooded area. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany or Hartford
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Otis Ridge
Car: necessary

The Berkshires has a wealth of summer and winter activities, from skiing, hiking, biking and lake swimming, to music at Tanglewood, dance at Jacob's Pillow, shopping at the Lee Outlets, and dining in Great Barrington or Stockbridge. The Clark Art Museum and MASS MoCA are an easy day's outing. Otis Ridge Ski Area is less than a mile away; Butternut is only twelve miles.

Other Activities: Jacob's Pillow, Tanglewood, Lee Outlets

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$875/week
The cottage is available for less than a week. Please contact us for rates for shorter stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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