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Luxury Fox Hollow Estate Home on Laurel Lake-Dream Vacation Location & Amenities

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

220+ Acres W\ Tennis Cts, Indoor / Outdoor Pool, Canoe, Fishing Boat, Hot Tub ++

New Cape Cod Style 5BR, 3BA, , sleeps 10-14+. New fully equipped kitchen w/ center island, indoor and outdoor barbecues, wine cooler, 2 fireplaces, large deck with 8 person hot tub and super seating for beautiful sunsets, Dacquiris and Bloody Mary's ( ingredients included). Fabulous great room with pool table, 65' HD Smart TV and 60' HD Smart TV for you sports fans. Great indoor / outdoor sound system and don't worry about the neighbors. Summer weeks include 2 rounds of golf at nearby Cranwell Country club or Spa treatments for two at the Cranwell Spa or trade them for show tickets, Tanglewood, Shakespeare or Jacobs Pillar performances. Both Westinghouse and Vanderbilt agreed that this was the best location in the Berkshires. Take a very short hike (15 mins) to the nearby Edith Wharton Estate for some great drinks, snacks, super Jazz and the beautiful gardens. Norman Rockwell, The Clark and Berkshire Museums have new exhibits. They are waiting for you. GB, Stockbridge, Lee, Pittsfield and Lenox restaurants, shopping and crafts fairs are awesome, your table is waiting, Tanglewood picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets provided. Management on premises to take care of your every need. OMG. Bonus, just added entire new lower level, also a two person Kayak and free motor boating lesson.


Property Manager
Howard Eisler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Howard Eisler

My wife and I have been coming to the Berkshires for over 35 years. I've done some real estate, buy sell and renovate in NY Metro, Killington, VT and the Berkshires. We used to own at Lakeside Condo's for about 10 years on the same Fox Hollow estate before we went into the Ski Lodge business in Killington, VT. Now we've retired to Florida for about 7mos. a year and just had to come back to the Berkshires for the other 5 mos. We have another place in Lenox.

Howard Eisler purchased this house in 2013

Why Howard Eisler chose Berkshires

This property was just far to good. Westinghouse built the first electric house in SW Massachusetts less than a 1000 feet away. Vanderbilt bought it and built a bunch of buildings on the property for the private use of his family.. Overlooking Laurel Lake from the hill top are by far some of the best views in the area. When you talk about Berkshire locations this is about the best. Present day facilities on the premises that we have access to (no extra charges) include indoor and outdoor pools, club house, gym, tennis courts and of course 1000 feet of Lake front on Laurel Lake ready for fishing, canoeing and swimming with our own supplied boats and rafts.

What makes this house unique

This is the one of two single family unattached private home on the 220 acre Fox Hollow Estate that has ever been offered for short term rentals. This unique piece of real estate is awesome. As you take a short walk to the adjoining gardens at the Edith Wharton estate either on the horse back riding trails or by the lake route you will feel the draw that brought the Tycoons to this property. Centrally located to all Berkshire activities and wow what a vacation we have in store for you.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxury Fox Hollow Estate Home on Laurel Lake-Dream Vacation Location & Amenities
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us as we spent a weekend in the Berkshires celebrating Christmas! The house was comfortable and plenty large enough for our group of 7 adults and 4 children. We enjoyed fires in the fireplace, playing with the kids in the lower level, the very accommodating kitchen that allowed us to cook together and enjoy meals together and even the Christmas tree so we could gather around to open our gifts! The added bonus of snow made it look like a winter wonderland outside! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away in the heart of the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a nice fall weekend with a group of friends. Howard was excellent in providing directions and resources. We were thrilled with the space of the house and the amenities. Would definitely book here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, LOVELY SETTING

  • 5 of 5

The house looked small from the outside but there is plenty of room on the inside. Lots of rooms to spread out. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything you need for cooking, eating, and clean up. It's nice to go to a place where there is actually enough TP, paper towels, cleaning supplies, soap and a few essential pantry products so you don't have to run out and purchase these when you arrive. Beds were very comfortable and with three floor, plenty of space to spread out and relax. Cooking was easy with a very well-equipped kitchen and nice appliances. The home is attractively decorated with many of the owners antiques and artwork. There are games, soccer balls, and other indoor and outdoor activity items . We were only there for a weekend and could not take advantage of all the activities that were available at the location. The owner has made this house a welcome retreat that feels like home. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for Parties of Eight or Less

  • 3 of 5

We booked the house for a 70th birthday celebration. Although the listing indicate a minimum of 2 nights, the owner required us to take it for 3 nights. As advertised, the kitchen was well-appointed. The central island made it easy to cook and serve meals. The dining room table seats 8 people. The laundry was convenient. The Great Room really was great. The weekend was cool and rainy so the pool table was very popular with everyone. Also, as stated in the listing, there were 2 televisions in the Great Room. We weren't there to watch television, but it provided a diversion for the kids. Had the weather been better, we would have been able to take advantage of the many outdoor activities-the hot tub, the deck, the lake and all it had to offer. It was a wonderful spot.

The downside was the lack of bedrooms. When we booked the house, the listing stated that there were 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In actuality, there were 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, and a study with a trundle bed in it. With the trundle bed open, it was very crowded, particularly since there were two large plastic storage tubs taking up quite a bit of the space. The listing indicated that there was a fifth bedroom and a third bath in the lower level. Unfortunately, there was no lower level. There was evidence of a construction project (plywood panels covering the future windows) but no 5th bedroom or 3rd bathroom. As indicated, there are two sleep sofas in the great room; however, to use them would require moving furniture. Also, be advised, the great room is the only gathering place in the house so whomever sleeps there would have to stay awake until everyone else went to bed and get up as soon as anyone got up in the morning. We were short of space and embarrassed that we couldn't accommodate the people we invited to our celebration. One couple ended up paying for a room at the Red Lion Inn for the weekend. To his credit, when I called the owner to indicate that we had a problem with the space that was advertised and what we actually found at the house, he paid for a room at the Black Swan Inn that we were able to use. The listing now states that there are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and that the 5th bedroom/lower level will be available after 6/15. We left on 6/13 and the room was a construction site. This is great spot but only comfortable for parties of 8 or less until the construction is completed.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The review is basically accurate. Expected completion date of lower level is 8/1/2016. We will have sleeping capacity for 14.
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5

Large ranch with central living room and kitchen with separate dining room

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for a reunion of our party of eight. Brand new furnishings. Plenty of light. large outdoor patio with large hot tub. Great house to hold a party with four bedrooms allowing plenty of comfort. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely maintained property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for an early December get together with a group of 10 friends. The home is consistent with the pictures presented here and had obviously been cleaned and prepared for our arrival. The property manager also personally checked in with us to make sure everything was in order and to answer any questions. Linens, towels and everything you could want in a kitchen were provided and in excellent shape. The surrounding area was also even nicer than I think any of us expected. All in all a great trip and a good experience. We'd definitely rent from Howard again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hartford International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mascots Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cranwell Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mass Turnpike Exit 2 , Lee
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arizona Pizza, Friendly's, Sloan's at Cranwell
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Jiminey Peak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Laurel Lake Town Beach
Car: necessary

Morning, noon and night you can fine tune your Berkshire vacation to whatever rocks your boat. In one week you will not be able to do it all. Below is a list of some of our favorites. The theatres such as the Berkshire Theatre Group (3), Barrington Stage theatres (2), Williamstown Theatre Festival (2) and Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center year after year deliver and just keep getting better. Shakespeare and Company is a must see (not just Shakespeare - 4). Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival has a huge seasonal assortment of traditional ballet to unreal hip-hop. Tanglewood features the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Symphony Orchestra, various chorale groups, guest performances by all genres of musicians, popular concerts by guest performers such as James Taylor. Tanglewood On Parade is my favorite night of the season. There are many afternoon performances on most schedules. The Norman Rockwell, The Clark and the Berkshire museums are worth visiting every season. Try to leave a little time for R&R and enjoy the stars and hot tub on the deck to top off a great day.

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Rates & Availability

Lenox House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter - 2
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Pres. Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,500
 
 
Winter - 3
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$2,995
 
 
Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$475
$2,995
 
 
Tanglewood 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$595
$3,850
$15,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning,Linens,Hot Tub $150
Refundable damage deposit $600
Property Damage Protection $79

Renters must print contract, sign contract, scan contract and email to hie0429@comcast.net.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lenox House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level Bath Services Both Upper Level Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , There is an extra sink in bedroom # 5.
  • Master bath, hall access for both main level bedrooms. Fabulous glass enclosure and tile. Linen closet with washer / Dryer. Upper level full Bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle pulls out for a king size or two twins, extra firm
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be used as a king, all brand new, extra firm
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be used as a king, brand new extra firm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has closet with built-ins for easy storage
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Available after 9/1/2015 do to hard winter construction
  • Great room has 2 couches that open to queen size beds sleeps 4. Lower level living room has a queen sleep sofa for 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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