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Berkshire LAKE BUEL COTTAGE Great Barrington, walk 2 Priv Dock, Beach, Boating

Bedrooms 2
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5, newly restored cottage on 3/4 acre property

FLASH" We have decided to rent at heavily discounted rates , the last week in September through Nov. 2nd We will only consider 7 to 30 night stays The rates are as followed. For a 7 night stay - $900,, for 2 week (i4 night stay $1500)), for a 30 night plus stay - $2500 Please call my cell at 516 690 4376 for any questions. We are also looking at check-ins on Saturday with departures on Friday, but can be flexible.. Thank you, Michael

Ouur unique and charming, newly restored, cottage is beautifully furnished throughout. The cottage is comfortably nestled on 3/4 acres of property in an open woods rustic setting and private lake side Berkshire Community. Located in a child safe cul-de-sac, a stones throw away from our Lake Buel Cove. Book on-line or Call 516 690-4376 Reservations are. non-refundable!

COTTAGE INTERIOR: includes all the modern amenities you would want, new microwave, refrigerator, washer/dryer, AC units, separate bathroom ,washroom, laundry room... The heart of the cottage is a very large 30' long family room broken into 2 parts (see pics) equipped with a 40" 1080p flat scree/DVD Entertainment Center wired into an HD satellite carrier, high speed modem, WIFI and more... Directly off the family room, through 8' sliding glass doors, takes you onto a 300 sq' raised deck with a built in propane barbecue and outside patio furniture (seats 6-8) with table and chairs. This wonderful deck faces the backyard's great lawn, surrounded by natural shrubs trees for ulimate privacy with a backdrop of mountains for breathtaking beauty.

DOWN TO THE LAKE: Take a one minute walk down the road and you'll be able to access our private lake and community dock where we have our own boat slip that can handle your 16-22' motorized sport or sail boat. Next to the dock is a small beach head for sunbathing or swimming and where we keep our new 3 person canoe for your pleasure. Take a swim, or sunbath on our floating deck 50 feet from shore, or boat out to the middle of the lake and take in a piece of heaven.

If its' a romantic getaway or great family fun... Don't miss out... BOOK EARLY TO GET THE SPRING -SUMMER, FAll DATES YOU WANT ! Our cottage rental season formally begins April 15 - November 1st.

Please Note - our seasonal boat dock with 12 slips is installed sometime in April depending on the weather and is usually taken down by the end of October, but this doesn't effect accessing the beach head, for swimming, sunbathing, or using the canoe or rubber floats... at any time!


If you are looking for a unique vacation getaway, no noise, no cars, full of unforgettable memories, Lake Buel is a one of a kind pristine lake and one of the Berkshires' most prized jewels. Add to that, being 15 -20 minutest away from experiencing Jacobs Pillow renown for the best in contemporary dance or the Tanglewod Music Festival in Lenox, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, or take a 12 minute ride to Stockbridge, and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum the home town that inspired the illustrations/paintings of this American icon.

For those of you new to the Berkshires, hope you're beginning to get the picture. So, if a Carnival Cruise is not in your vacation plans this summer,, this is most definitely where you want to be.

More Details

Michael Luckman and S/O Perri Peters
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Michael Luckman and S/O Perri Peters

Michael A. Luckman is a featured multimedia artist, composer and landscape photographer owing much of his recent success to his lifelong live-in partner and girlfriend Perri Peters, a retired and much loved scool teacher from Long Island. Luckmans' many exhibitions have been showcased throughout the Berkshires. Portfolio copies of his multifaceted works can be viewed in the cottage, including a DVD library of his Visual Music - Paintings in Motion and Meditation Compositions.. .

Michael Luckman and S/O Perri Peters purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Michael Luckman and S/O Perri Peters chose Berkshires

This is a wonderful brightly lit cottage surprisingly equipped with nearly all the amenities you had hoped for beginning with our promise you'll find it sparkling clean...

RE THE KITCHEN; newly installed double stainless steel sinks countertops, a new microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, 4 buner gas cooking range and ceramic tile floors...A new washer/dryer,having its own space off the washroom room. RE THE FAMILY ROOM fully equipped with a digital satellite service, a newly installed 40' 1080p flatscreen with surround sound speakers, DVD, wireless hi-speed Internet, RE THE BEDROOMS, AC units in both rooms, brand new beds and linens, closets new dressers and more, RE THE BATHROOM - newly installed powder room with new shower/bathtub and a seperately enclosed washroom.

What makes this cottage unique

You'll find spontonaity here part of our lifestyle. Want to stroll around beautiful shops, galleries or enjoy a good meal in the historic town of Great Barringtonton, get in your car and under 7 minutes you're there. Decide last minute you'd like to take a swim out to our floating sundeck, do a little fishing off the end of the dock or canoe out to the middle of the lake, grab a towel and walk for a minute or two and you're at the entrance to our lake area.


New Marlborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off bathroom is a seperately enclosed washroom
  • new full size bath and shower. Separate room with sink and mirrors Further down hallway from washroom is a separate laundry room with new full size stackable washer and dryer and storage for linens, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , pull out high-riser sleeps 2, AC, closet, sunllit -3 windows
    Master Bedroom 1 - Full Size brand new bed , sleeps 2, AC closet dbl window,
  • Freshly painted, brand new beds in each room, 2nd bedroom has 3 windows , great lighting, My favorite feature,, the Master Bedroom has a truly comfortable top-end full size bed, that backs up all the wise tales you may have read about, boasting that the best nights sleep you'll ever the time you slept in the Wagon Wheel Lake Cottage... well it could be true..
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Did I mention the comfortability factor... imagine sinking into an oversized couch or club chair built for two after a day of exploration or swimming/boating with the kids. ... Now its time to relax, perhaps get the fireplace going... ,turn on some music, maybe let the kids watch a movie or play some interactive games ... Perhaps let your partner start the barbeque on the front deck while you head out through the back of the family room through 8' sliding glass doors to one of the cottage's best featues, a dramatic raised 240 sq.' back deck, overlooking the great lawn surrounded by magnificant trees all located on our property, Hearing only the ambient sounds of nature enhanced often by beautiful sounds of birds chirping, find that rare moment of quiet reflection.and take it all in. Or is it time to share some wine and watch a New England Sunset with someone special.


4/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Berkshire LAKE BUEL COTTAGE Great Barrington, walk 2 Priv Dock, Beach, Boating
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
New York, NY

Nice.. Clean..Newly done BUT couch & arm chair were very stained and looked disgusting. Easy fix..

  • 2 of 5

Slip covers should have been used. There was a problem with warm shower for the entire week. Not pleasant.. One bedrom has non operating air conditioning. Owner should remedy. I would not return nor recommend.. Owner could not remedy hot water or air cond.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry, we had a plumber cottage one day before you came up. Water temperature should have been set to high. All you had to do was call me on my Cell and I would have had it the plumber adjust it, Regarding the stains on the couch , we did buy slip covers before you came that our house keeper had put on! Regarding the AC in the guest room , I was not aware about the AC but we did have a large fan which you told ne your son liked better and since then have installed another AC unit! Please note, I was incapacitated this summer with paralysis, A retraction would be kindly appreciated! FYI, our other 4 guests this summer had a wonderful experience! Again , sorry for any inconvenience Michael!
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New York City

great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and myself had a wonderful week in this charming cottage a few feet from Lake Buel. The cottage was very clean, comfortable, with a lovely deck surrounded by tall pine trees and overlooking a large yard (which Sam, our dog,

particularly loved because we played retrieve the ball a few times a day....he slept like a log!). We barely used the a/c because the breezes were so pleasant though when we did, it worked great. The owner left clear instructions and was very available for any questions. The area is private, quiet and well into the woods though, only minutes from Great Barrington and lots of great restaurants and fun shopping. Catherine's Chocolates on Stockbridge Rd. is a must stop! And the Mexican Restaurant "Xicohtencatl" also on Stockbridge Rd, is exceptional. We recommend this getaway to anyone wanting peace, serenity, fresh air, and a beautiful lake. J.L.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovingly maintained property

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid time here and will be returning and recommending it to our friends.

The house is a comfortable two-bedroom that was perfect for a cozy long weekend. The owner goes the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need - from a canoe down at his lake dock to a pile of high-quality towels to a convenient kitchen. But bring your own condiments - like salt and oil and spices, etc. The owner is also very accessible if you have any questions.

The forested neighborhood is very special and it was fun to wander through the back roads looking at the other houses, each of which seems unique.

It was brutally hot and humid while we were there, but the two air conditioners cooled down the whole house. There was a strong fan as well. Naturally we didn't use the fireplace but it is very attractive. The deck is a treat - with relaxing chairs and a large glass-top table. It is nicely landscaped all around.

I enjoyed the fact that this spotless house has many touches of beauty - painted furniture, handsome prints, cool kitchen ceramics. It felt less like a rental than like home. You can stay here with confidence.

My only suggestion: the owner should type out his very useful notes (even recommending a couple of restaurants) so we don't have to wrestle with his handwriting!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norman Rockwell Museum
Tanglewood Music Center
The Red Lion Inn
"In West Stokbridge, probably the most well known formal historic hotel, with its great wrap ..."
Downtown Great Barrington
The Woodland
Lake Mansfield
Lee Premium Outlets
Lake Mansfield Beach
Housatonic Meadows State Park
Shakespeare & Company
G.B.Farmer's Market
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Egrermont Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Taconic Pkwy: 12 miles, State Rt 23; 5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Numerous at Great Barrington
Nearest Ski
4.4 Miles
Ski Butternut
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Buel Private Cove & Boat Dock
Car: necessary

20 minutes from the Tangelwood Music Festival, summer home of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. Minutes away from Town of Great Barrintown, Stockbridge, Lee , Lenox, Monterey ...hundreds of historical homes,, parks, nature trails, waterfalls, breathtaking mountain lookouts, great summer stock theatre, modern ballet, classical, jazz, rock venues....antiquing, art galleries, great resturants...The Berkshires at its' Best .


Rates & Availability

New Marlborough Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59

Paid Reservations are Non Refundable! The Standard Rate Period Starts - May 26th and Ends Sept. 4th. Long Stays: over one month, - Special Discounts can be negotiated depending on the month/season you stay! Please contact owner directly for a discounted quote . For guests booking 30 days or longer or 3 months plus in advance...partial payment terms can be worked out! House cleaning is done after every stay and if requested every 7 days if requested over two weeks, including professional cleaning of all linens and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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