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6 Bedroom Lakefront House on Beautiful Onota Lake

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Pittsfield House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-16)

Beautiful views and relaxation await you. Private location on 2 acres with 200 feet of lake frontage. Located on beautiful Onota Lake in the heart of the Berkshires, centrally located to all Berkshire County attractions and outdoor recreation.

Five bedrooms (with new comfortable beds) and two full baths. Linens and towels provided. Living room with wood burning fireplace, leather sectional sofa and 46' LCD TV and DVD player. Windowed sunroom over-looking lake. Den with TV and DVD player is great as children's area. Large flat, grassy yard is perfect for outdoor games or relaxation and lounging with surrounding woods for privacy.

Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Washer and dryer. Outdoor amenities include a gas grill, outdoor firepit, horse-shoe area, outdoor games, a small sandy beach, four kayaks and a canoe(on-premises, some life vests provided). Non-smoking property with parking for up to 4 cars, no pets allowed.

The Berkshires are a wonderful vacation spot in any season - - For the outdoor enthusiast there's miles of hiking/walking trails, state forests, Kennedy Park, The Appalachian Trail, lakes for swimming, boating, kayaking or canoeing (there are local boat rental places), waterfalls, mountains worthy of climbing for fantastic views - Mt. Greylock , bike trails - both mountain and paved, public tennis courts, golf courses, Canoe Meadows, The Audobon Sanctuary, downhill and cross country ski areas or shopping at local outdoor specialty shops - Plaines and The Arcadian.

- On the cultural side there's Barrington Stage, Shakespeare&Company, Berkshire Playhouse, The Colonial, Jacob's Pillow, Tanglewood, historic homes and Berkshire Cottage Guilded Age mansion tours, Norman Rockwell museum, Clark Art Institute, Mass MOCA, Pittsfield museum, Arrowhead, a local winery, specialty wine shops and much more.

- For fun there's Jiminy Peak activities in any season, Bousquet ski area skiing-water park and rope course, swimming, Third Thursday festivities on North Street, Beacon Cinema, skate park, Ashuwillticook bike trail, Farmers' Markets, local farm stands, Brattle Farm (private up close animal tours and chores by appt.), Hancock Shaker Village, Ioka Valley, Berkshire Scenic Railway, Lakes, Outlet Mall, Berkshire Mall, Guido's fresh market, Wachonah Falls, Bash Bish Falls, picnics, downtown style shopping in Lenox, Pittsfield, Stockbridge or Great Barrington, berry and apple picking, horseback riding, antique shops, July 4th parade, Tub parade (Sept.) and so much more.

20 minutes to Tanglewood

20 minutes to Jiminy Peak

Keywords: Lakefront, Onota Lake, Berkshires

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Berkshires

Quiet lake with beautiful views, private peaceful setting, perfect for relaxing family getaways.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved every minute of our week at your great place.

Made full use of surroundings—trip to top of Greylock, “On The Town” at Barrington theater, Berkshire Museum, Wachonah St. Diner for breakfast, Patrick's Pub @ Park Sq with cousins.

Hope we passed post-occupant inspection.

May we get in line for next year?

Regards, Jim
Jun 2013
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based on 17 traveler reviews

6 Bedroom Lakefront House on Beautiful Onota Lake
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews

Perfect for a Big Family with Little Kids

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and perfect spot for a week's vacation with the family. We had 10 adults and 5 kids (4 under 5 years old), and the house held us wonderfully. The bedroom setup worked out great with enough beds (+1 pull-out couch) for the grownups (5 couples) and a couple with enough room for pack n plays, a bunk room that 2 4-year-olds shared and could've been used for 4 kids had they been older, and even a cool nook of a room with two built-in twins that was perfect for a 13-year-old girl to escape the rest of our craziness.

The common spaces had plenty of seating for both hanging out and eating together, and the kitchen was well stocked with all the cookware and dishes we needed. There are 3 separate TVs, so plenty of ways to split up different tastes, although we never had to use them. And I have to mention the very new looking and huge washer and dryer as they were very useful to have.

The property itself is amazing. The huge, flat yard between the house and the lake was just perfect for lots of running around and playing games. The small beach was great for the kids and has a nice gentle slope into the water. The kids loved jumping off the small dock, and we made frequent use of the kayaks and canoe for paddling around and even a little fishing. This particular area of the lake was particularly quiet and calm. There's a peninsula on one side offering lots of protection and the entire opposite coastline belongs to a park and a health center, so it's all trees with no development.

If you're looking for an easy lake vacation with family and friends, you'd be hard pressed to find something better.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this awesome home. Plenty of room for 7 girls. This home is amazing. Lots of beds and plenty of room for meals together and fellowship. Love the large living room for playing games and watching friends DVDs. Owner is friendly and super responsive to any need that may arise. Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for the weekend of my wedding, owner is wonderful and very gracious, gives prompt responses. House is stunningly beautiful and very very comfortable. The whole family enjoyed our time there and will be coming back next year! This home is very well maintained, and the lake is crystal clear.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my cousin's graduation (more like my sister) @ Williams college. We were 10 adults & 4 kids. We fit perfectly in this house. We were able to have a dinner for my cousin & invite another family that lives close to there. The kids are teenagers & we did not have to leave for them to have a good time. We enjoyed canooing, kayaking. We had an awesome time. We want to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice - Excellent - Outstanding

  • 4 of 5

We rented this outstanding property the day after Christmas for a long weekend (10 Adults - ages 23 thru 54) and everyone loved the place. The property was clean and well maintained and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Plenty of room for everyone to hang out and relax - the place has a great set-up for all the bedrooms - beds and linens are of very high quality. The kitchen has everything you need (we had some great meals and we had plenty of room to all eat together). The living room and sun room are great for hanging out and enjoying whatever activity you plan on doing (reading a good book- watching the big screen TV - playing cards or board games while enjoying a nice warm fire). Plenty of space to all hang together but the layout of the house allows for everyone to enjoy their own space if they are looking for some quiet time. Also this is a great location for doing multiple activities (running/walking/ice skating - if the weather cooperates skating on the lake would be awesome but there are 2 indoor rinks within 20 minutes if the lake is not frozen - skiing). Also place is very conveniently located to all area attractions. All in all a great winter weekend get away - would recommend this place for a family gathering of all ages. Looking forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second lake house reunion with sibs and kids!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house two years ago and returned this year for another AMAZING week!! We can't wait 2 yrs to return and hope to make it an annual event!! The house is beautiful and comfortable with everything you need... The lake and full yard provide the entertainment for adults and kids!!! Kayaking out to see the eagles... Beautiful sunrise and sunsets on the lake,swimming in the clean clear water... and because we all grew up in Pittsfield a feeling of being home again!! It's the perfect escape!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tangelwood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, Colonial Theater, Jimminy peak, Mt. Greylock


Rates & Availability

Pittsfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall non-holiday
Oct 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
late fall non-holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
thanksgiving holiday
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
early winter non-holiday
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter non-holiday
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee $125

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Pittsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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