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Spacious Berkshire Summer Rental, Private Dock on Lake 3 BR/2b

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Carol Silverman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

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 Berkshires

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.

Amenities

Pittsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom in downstairs bedroom has toilet, sink and tub/shower; it is newly painted. Bathroom upstairs has toilet and sink; in addition, outside, there is a fully enclosed shed with a shower and dressing room with electricity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has an air conditioner. All bedrooms have plenty of drawer and closet space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We own two adjacent lots; one is lake front with our private dock; the house is set back on a lawn. It has beautiful international folk art on the walls.

Reviews

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Spacious Berkshire Summer Rental, Private Dock on Lake 3 BR/2b
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
5

A Dock of One's Own

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I rented the house for a weekend getaway. The house was charming and very clean. We were surprised there were several houses on the same street, in fairly close proximity, and the lake can't be seen from the house. The house has great windows and great light, but not much of a view. But then we walked down to the dock and were so pleased, nothing else mattered. Sitting on the dock, the sunset was gorgeous, setting on the other side of the lake, behind the green hills. The dock is a perfect spot for a sunset picnic. Or a morning coffee. On our last day, we went for a swim and the lake couldn't have been more refreshing. Cool, clean water, the lake surrounded by enormous pine and birch. The dock was also great to lie out and get some sun, with the giant pines providing partial shade. The lake alone made our stay infinitely worthwhile. We also loved that the house is only 10 minutes from Lenox, where we had great tapas and bought some great books at "The Bookstore." All in all, a great weekend at a reasonable price. We also appreciated that our security deposit was returned within days.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house is located on a private road which we share with one other house. The other house is five minute walk from ours. We have two large wooded lots; one is lakefront with our private dock and shed (full of water toys and oars for our rowboat); the lot other is set back a little with a lawn, our large home, and many tall trees. Sunsets are indeed gorgeous!
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5

Nice weekend on Richmond Pond

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property from Friday evening until Monday morning and we had a very nice visit. The pond is quite large and nice swimming with a rocky bottom off the dock. We saw several blue heron, a lot of ducks, geese and their babies and about 20 box turtles sunning themselves on rocks on a kayak trip around the pond. The sunsets are beautiful - last night on the dock we had the pleasure of watching a bald eagle soar over our heads and around the cove three times. A neighbor said they see it every night at that time. The property is on the quiet side of the pond, without much development which made for a very restful stay. The neighbors are all very friendly and came to us to offer their kayaks and paddle boards. We golfed on Saturday at a nice course only 15 minutes away. You'll enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Homey and warm

  • 4 of 5

Lovely decor! We enjoyed our stay much because of the atmosphere created by this home's interior. Many of our needs were anticipated and there wasn't much we could have wanted. We heartily recommend this place--with a prime location and just a short walk to the lake. You will find a breathtaking view at it's shoreline. Give yourself a treat by renting here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

serene cabin with lake access

  • 4 of 5

We are a professional couple and were looking for a place outside of NYC to get away during the weekends (summer 2016.) This was a very good choice for us. The lake and private dock are exactly as shown in the photos. Spectacular, serene and unspoiled. The lake is clear and lovely for swimming - many are not because of too many motor boats and overgrowth of invasive weeds. We enjoyed watching the migratory birds and relaxing on the dock with endless magical sunsets. The house and property are generally very quiet. With excellent high speed internet we were able to get away from NYC but still stay connected to work -- which was necessary for us.

We attended concerts at Tanglewood -- it is a very short drive and it's easy to get lawn tickets. We found many good places to purchase food and wine. We hiked the nearby trails which were never crowded and so well maintained.

The owner could not have been more responsive. Very easy to deal with anytime we had a question.

The house is rustic, with well equipped kitchen and both gas and charcoal grills. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

College Roommates

  • 5 of 5

My college roommates & I get together 1x/year & this year we wanted to stay near the Clark Art Institute. This house was perfect for our get together! Carol was easy to work with & very responsive to emails. Mid October is a wonderful time to visit the Berkshires - the colors were amazing! A bit too cold to enjoy the water but the scenery from the dock was lovely. The house was cozy, warm, spacious, very comfortable & very clean. The living room with the glass walls was lovely & we enjoyed feeling like we were surrounded by nature. Although, the house isn't lake front - you could see a bit a of the lake from the living room. We enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen & sleeping on such comfortable beds. Many wonderful towns/activities were close by. Not having WiFi made it a little more challenging to make plans but we managed to figure out where we wanted to go without it:)! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place, good price point!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for 4 nights and everything was as described. Communication with the owner was efficient and prompt. While we really used the property as a place to sleep, there were ample facilities and equipment for meal preparation and family dinners. Richmond Pond was simply gorgeous with fall colors. Outside shower room was pretty cool, although we did not use. Cell phone coverage can be spotty there (especially Verizon) and there is no WIFI. If it had WIFI, I would give 5 stars! :-) Very cool artist with an interesting background lives next door..check out his studio if open.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AT&T cellphone service is excellent all over the house, dock, and lawn; Verizon can be accessed on the lawn and dock, and we have contacted them to upgrade their access. We can help renters get WIFI via an AT&T access thumb drive; it is very cheap and reliable.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Pittsfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Peak
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
July 4/Labor Day fee $100
Pet Fee $30

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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