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Barbara Minkoff

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english


23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Great Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, enclosed sun porch, deck, fully equipped

Spend all year long near Lake Buel without a care in the world. Sparkling new home near Lake Buel with your own dock and swim platform (pictured) in a peaceful lakefront community. Experience brand new living quarters and furnishings in a country setting. Five minutes to shopping and dinner in Great Barrington. Two miles to wonderful snow skiing at Butternut Mountain. Drop the kids and come home for coffee!! Jiminy Peak and Catamount are also nearby. Just steps to water skiing, fishing, swimming or sunning on Lake Buel with your own beach, dock and canoe. Near Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Stockbridge and Norman Rockwell Museum. New washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, cook range, satellite TV with flatscreen, Wireless Internet and all other amenities await you. Come join the fun on the lake!! BOOK EARLY TO GET THE DATES YOU WANT!!

Great savings all year round. The longer you stay, the more you save. Book early and enjoy the beautiful Berkshires and Lake Buel for its fishing, boating and swimming. Come relax at our house!!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Minkoff (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this adorable cabin with our children for a week in August. The house was immaculate and very comfortable and cozy. The lake was amazing and we all swam and canoed and fished off the dock most of the day. At night Great Barrington has many great places to eat or to entertain the children. The kids loved to go bowling in town. Barbara was a breeze to work with and wonderful with all her suggestions for places to eat. We are looking foward to returning again.
Aug 2014
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based on 23 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.4347825 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as described. Very clean. Super cute. We were four people and each of us managed to have our own space at night with a futon in both the living room and sun room, and then a queen bed in one bedroom, and two twins in another.

It's located just over the hill from the lake. Just a two minute walk. We had so much fun hanging out on the dock and paddling around the lake in the canoe. In the local surrounding area we went apple picking, did a wine tasting, bought fresh raspberries by the side of the road, hiked some neighboring trails. The location is also very convenient to Great Barrington for restaurants and groceries.

As some of the other comments mentioned, the bedroom walls don't reach the ceiling, so if you're a light sleeper, it might be tough as you can hear everything going on anywhere in the cottage. It didn't bother us one bit and we learned that this is the style of other lake houses in the area.

Would rent this place again in a heartbeat. The owners were incredibly responsive, helpful, and kind. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Super cute & cozy - perfect for our family. The lake is a 3 minute walk, where there is a great dock to swim from, fish and soak up the sunshine. Canoe was a big hit too. The cottage has everything you need; looks brand new inside. All amenities. Charcoal grill outside excellent for grilling burgers and smores. A 10-15 minute drive to awesome restaurants, donut shop, grocery store, etc. (including my personal Favorite, Four Brothers Pizza)! Wi-Fi worked great, so checking emails was not problem. I 100% recommend this property. Very neat community around the lake - super friendly neighbors and very relaxed vibe.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway for our family of four and our dog. Close to Great Barrington and all the wonderful things the Berkshires offer. House is nicely renovated. Not much privacy since bedroom walls don't go up to ceiling but it was fine for us. Short walk to lake. Would be glad to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Lake Buel Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the Minkoffs for providing this adorable cottage for our recent stay. We thoroughly enjoyed this cozy home which was perfect for our recent long weekend. We loved canoeing on beautiful Lake Buel and took advantage of all that Great Barrington has to offer. We spent time reading on the outdoor and enclosed porches and cooking/BBQing dinners. If we had to complain about anything it might be the lack of serving/cooking utensils but we most certainly made do. Thanks again and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caren and Lew for the nice review. Sometimes the utensils and things get misplaced or lost with the outdoor barbequeing. We will certainly check it and replace what is missing. Glad you had a good time and thanks...Barbara and Arty
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! It is lovely and cozy and quite comfortable, and the access to the lake is fantastic — we would have done a lot more if we could have gotten the kids out of the water and into a car, but it seemed pointless. There is also a very nice, welcoming community around the lake, which adds to the homey feeling of the place. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet fall magic

  • 4 of 5

This cabin has every thing you need. Clean homey atmosphere, well decorated , good heat, and a hot shower. A fully supplied kitchen makes preparing a meal a breeze. A quiet getaway with lots of hiking trails, and town near by. Great stay ! Greg & Mary

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities: water skiing, fishing, sunning and swimming. The lake is usually not crowded and is beautiful and very clean.


Rates & Availability

Great Barrington House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
CC Administrative Fee $38
Maids Fee $75

Weekly and monthly special rates are available upon request

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Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand New!!
  • Everything is brand new!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , hi-riser
  • All new beds, bedding and furniture. The house is completely renovated inside and out.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Wireless Broadband computer access. Wall mounted flat screen TV with satellite service. Have breakfast on the picnic table and benches in the screened in porch or enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset from the outdoor deck.

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