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Daniel Burack

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Berkshires Vacation Home on Hayden Pond

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Otis House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 2 bath, sleeps 10

Relax in this 6 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse located in a quiet country setting surrounded by tranquil woods and a fresh water pond. Private beach, plenty of fishing, swimming and outdoor space for a quiet and relaxing retreat. Large yard for baseball, volleyball, and all kinds of family fun. Canoe and rowboat life jackets provided. Bring your own kayak or sailfish (no motors).

Only 15 minutes from Lee Prime Outlets. Close to Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Stockbridge and other Berkshire attractions. We have satellite TV and DSL internet with wi-fi but don't forget your favorite DVD's , books, puzzles and board games. Blankets and pillows provided. Bring your own linens and towels. Washer/dryer, wood stove, gas grill, and kitchen supplies included. Bedroom 1 and 2 are on the first floor.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Daniel Burack (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

Berkshires Vacation Home on Hayden Pond
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Massachusetts
5

Comfortable and Roomy

  • 5 of 5

If you want high-end perks and plush amenities, this isn't for you. But if you want lots of space, privacy and comfort you can't beat this place. 6 dads stayed here last October for a 3 day golf excursion to Western Mass and it was exactly what we wanted - a comfortable place to hang out at night without feeling cramped or crowded. Our only regret was that we weren't at the house enough during the days to take advantage of the huge yard and the pond.

Dan (the owner) was a great host - since we had no issue with the house we never saw him, but he was very responsive to all our questions and easy to deal with, and even set us up at the golf course he owns nearby.

We definitely plan on returning this year.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croton-on-Hudson, NY
5

Spacious House on Gorgeous Property!

  • 5 of 5

This large old house provided plenty of room for ten members of our family (four generations) to spend quality vacation time together. Whether rocking on the porch swing, slugging around on the living room couches, or spending long relaxing meals at the dining room table, there was never a sense of being too crowded. The property has an extensive backyard with apple trees and some picnic tables for enjoying the outdoors, and the private access to the pond and use of the canoe and rowboat was a real treat. Boating on the pond was enhanced by the fact that the pond is undeveloped and there were no other people around--just us and nature. Another thing--the outdoor fire pit was a wonderful experience, too. We built a fire on several nights and enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making 'smores under the stars.

The house and property were all exactly as advertised--much to our surprise and delight. The place is well-maintained, and was clean upon our arrival. (We made sure to return it to that condition before leaving). Although there is an air hockey table and foosball table, we spent most of our time outdoors or on the porch (barbecuing). If the weather had forced us indoors more often, we might have taken advantage of those perks.

We would definitely recommend this rental to others--it's close to all of the action in the Berkshires, yet a perfect hideaway for those who want to get back to nature and relax. And there are lots of local establishments where you can get farm-fresh ingredients for your dining pleasure. (We had fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob nearly every night!)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
4

Rest, Relaxation, Peacefulness

  • 4 of 5

We came here for a family get-together (3 generations). This property is great for this kind of thing. Plenty of space inside and out allows everyone to enjoy without getting in each others' faces. Babies, toddlers, and older people can all enjoy wading and swimming at the sandy beach. We also toured the lake several times in the canoe that is provided. We even discovered a beaver dam and one day our canoe was tracked by two otters. Everything you need (except bedsheets and towels) to keep house and entertain yourselves is there. The worse thing we can say is that we couldn't find a potato peeler.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place for families

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our group which ranged from teenagers to 80+. The first floor bedroom and bathroom was perfect for the senior member of the party.

The grand kids had a great time on the lake fishing, canoeing, and seeing beavers and other wildlife.

The grounds behind the house that edge the lake are beautiful and well kept, and the firepit was a great hit with old and young.

We were close enough to points of interest to make day trips, but at the end of the day, had a cozy, homey place to return to.

It was very clean, and the internet service was good.

I would definatley come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great for College Buddies, Better for Families!

  • 4 of 5

In addition to 2010, we stayed again in Sept. 2011 are are soon to plan for 2012! The setting is great, house very neat tidy - the only thing they can't do for you is ensure great weather. The rooms are better suited for couples/families as opposed to 10 guys, but we got by nicely (otherwise 5 star). Owner added large flat screen TV in 2011, but you will likely want to be outside. We had a great fire each night and enjoyed the sky and camaraderie. Also, had better use of the lake in '11 and it was beautiful w/ lots of little coves to paddle into where streams flow into the lake, so bring your gear if you'll be more than the provided canoe can hold. Trust me, you won't want to leave-we didn't!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicopee, Ma
4

Hayden Pond Fun!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this rental. Three generations went and the place is so big that we could be alone or all together. Everything we needed was there. The pond was fun. There is a chalk drawing of the farm house by Dan from 3 years ago- good job!!! Make sure you read the beams in the living room. We did not sight- see, just enjoyed the quiet. Owner answers any questions. Would go again!!! ..................Karen

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping (Lee Outlets), Jacobs Pillow, Tanglewood

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Rates & Availability

Otis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$375
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

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Amenities

Otis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
Air Hockey Game and Foosball Table in upstairs game room and a multi-game table in the livingroom.

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