About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Beautiful, spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, family home in the Berkshires located on a private road on crystal clear Richmond Pond with private dock for swimming and boating. Our home in the Berkshires is comfortable and clean with hardwood floors, skylights, spacious closets, and wood paneling. It has been newly renovated, with a new dishwasher, new refrigerator, new stove, energy efficient washer and dryer, and lush landscaping. There are many books, games, a fully equipped kitchen with a table and six chairs plus additional dining room table which seats up to 10. We provide clean linens, a rowboat, a paddleboat, life preservers, and many water toys. The house sleeps 7 people in comfortable bedrooms. There is a large wooden deck with a table, umbrella, and chairs, and a second shower in an adjacent building with plenty of hot water. No smoking. Good quality Time Warner Wireless Internet is provided, plus cable TV (flat screen), DVD and VCR. (Note that Time Warner Wireless was installed in 2016 so earlier reviews do not list it.) Fishing is excellent in Richmond Pond; it is stocked with a variety of perch, pumpkinseed, bream, bluegill, rock bass, bullhead, brook trout, brown trout, crappie, largemouth bass and pickerel . It is a 15 minute drive to Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony); also close to Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge; Barrington Stage, Pittsfield; Lenox; Great Barrington; Jacob’s Pillow; and Williamstown. Albany airport is 1 hour away. Hiking, biking, and water skiing are all available.
Keywords: Cottage. Country house
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Carol Silverman
My sister and I have spent summers here for 30 years. We have collected folk art from around the world.
Carol Silverman purchased this House in 1980
Why Carol Silverman chose Richmond
The location is secluded and relaxing, and there is a good combination of outdoor activities and cultural stimulation. Shopping is convenient.
What makes this House unique
Great place to relax. Neighbors are quiet and helpful. We will gladly tell you about our favorite theaters and restaurants.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This home was a lovely place for us to stay for my husband's bday weekend. It was cleaner than the average summer house rental, and didn't have that damp mustiness that homes in lake communities usually do. It also felt more like a home than most, and I'm not sure why-- maybe the decor?-- but it felt like a house that was much loved by its owners and their families.
If you're considering renting here, just be sure that you fully understand that this is NOT a lakeFRONT home, and that you won't have lake views from the house. If you're expecting lakefront, you'll be disappointed, as I see one reviewer was. (The lake is beautiful, though!)
This was a terrific rental and highly recommended. Thanks, Carol!
The lake is a 2 minute walk from the house. The property consists of 2 large lots: one lakefront with our private dock, row boat, paddle boat, and shed with beach chairs and water toys; and one set back from the lake in a wooded and lawn setting, with our house.
This is a wonderful house. Very comfortable and spacious for family time and for privacy.. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you will need to enjoy cooking. The lake is beautiful and is just a minute walk from the front door.
A great place for a Berkshires vacation
This is pretty house in a beautiful setting. Lots of room, interesting decorations, great views from the windows, a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and a one minute walk to a quiet lake. The house is a short distance to Tanglewood and good theater.
And Carol was always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.
Peaceful Cottage by the Lake
Stayed at Carol's lovely cottage by the lake over Memorial Day Weekend and really enjoyed our stay, the best thing was that we could bring our dog. The house has an open layout and its full of charm and character, lots of light and a lovely deck. The lake is within a couple of minutes walk on a private road and there is a private deck shared with another house. Went to the lake a few times and took our dog for a swim. The views from the dock are astonishingly beautiful, true Berkshires and enjoyed watching the sunset as well. Overall the house is well appointed and Carol is excellent at keeping in touch and answering any questions we may have. I would recommend renting this beautiful house to anyone who is looking for a tranquil stay, looking to enjoy Tanglewood since it is very close and anyone who has a dog.
To clarify, our private dock is not shared with another house; however, we allow our neighbors to store their kayaks outside our shed near our dock, and occasionally, they ask us to use our dock. In return, our renters can ask our neighbors to use their kayaks! Our neighbors never refuse!
This is a great house - comfortable and convenient
This is a large house that would accommodate a
good sized family. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen had all necessary gadgets. Through many windows there were lovely views of trees. The lake was generally quiet and peaceful. The location is great for visiting theaters, Tanglewood, and the area's museums.
Charming cottage, great location
This charming cottage is bigger than it looks--sleeps up to 7, with a nice kitchen and 1 1/2 baths. Beautiful great room where you'll want to spend your time, and a short walk to a lovely lake. The arts and activities of tge Berkshires are all close by. Bonus: neighbor has cute chickens that visit!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly rates are negotiable. Nightly rates on holiday weekends slightly more than weekdays. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. Utilities and linens included. Refundable cleaning deposit required. No refunds after payments are made. Discounts can be negotiated for stays of more than a month. No winter dates available. We offer Pay Pal and other payment options. No winter dates are available. Pet fee of $30 is per night.