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Beautiful Lakeside Home In The North Adams/Williamstown Area

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Windsor Cottage is a beautiful, newly renovated lakeside retreat located on Windsor Lake in North Adams, MA. where you can enjoy your own private water access from your front lawn. You will feel like you are in the middle of the forest, yet you are in walking distance to the town, Mass MoCA and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as well as many bars and restaurants. In addition, it is a 10 minute drive to Williamstown and Williams College. The lake offers non-motorized boating, swimming and spectacular fishing. On Wednesday evenings in the summer you can sit on your deck and enjoy concerts that are held in the pavilion on the lake. The home offers a large great room for relaxing and dining, a fireplace, a full kitchen that is well equipped for all of your cooking needs, one and a half baths, comfortable beds with brand new pillow-top mattresses, a huge deck and a spectacular screened in porch where you can relax the night away. A multitude of games, a ping pong table and videos are also available.Cable television is provided as well. Wireless internet service is available at the local library one mile away or at MCLA, which is a half mile away. Cell reception is excellent. Windsor Cottage is a great place to enjoy all of what the Berkshires and Southern Vermont has to offer and is the only lakeside rental property in the North Adams/Williamstown area.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Terri

We purchased Windsor Cottage in September 2013 from the couple who built it 35 years ago. It was a well loved family retreat, but had not been updated since it was built. Despite the decor, we recognized it as a very special place. We have spent the past 9 months bringing it into the 21st Century, while striving to make it inviting and comfortable. For fun and comparison, we have displayed pictures of each room prior to the renovation throughout the home. Everyone who has visited the cottage has given us very positive feedback. We have decided to share the home with others so that they can experience the unique beauty and tranquility of Windsor Cottage as well.

Terri purchased this house in 2013

Why Terri chose Berkshires

My husband and I grew up in the Berkshires and we both have fond memories of time spent at Windsor Lake. When the rare chance to purchase one of the few lakeside properties came up we jumped at it. North Adams is the smallest city in Massachusetts, but there are hundreds of cultural and natural attractions in the area and Vermont is only about a 15 minute drive North. No matter what you want to do, golf, ski, shop, tube, fish, take in a play, visit a museum or take a scenic drive, you can do it from here. If you want to visit a big city we are only 2.5 hours from Boston or 3 hours from New York City. Our location truly encompasses the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property immediately when we walked in the door. There is something special about the place. My favorite pastime is to sit and watch the water and see how it changes from day to day and moment to moment throughout the year. The house has been designed for relaxation and enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is well located, seemingly remote, but with nearby access to local attractions and restaurants. I enjoyed sitting on the deck, looking out over the water in the morning - very peaceful. The charming furnishings and immaculately maintained rooms made for a very pleasant stay. I would highly recommend this property
Aug 2014
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North Adams House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
  • Please provide your own towels. Thank you.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , One of these beds is trundle bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This is a first floor bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the 2nd floor.
  • Please provide your own sheets. Thank you.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lakeside Home In The North Adams/Williamstown Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was just beautiful and the owners were so accommodating. My family had a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salem, Massachusetts

Beautiful quiet rental close to lots of activities

  • 5 of 5

The setting of the house is beautiful. The lake is serene and quiet; the surrounding trees add to the peacefulness. We swam, fished and kayaked in the lake most every day. I enjoyed sitting on the deck and reading while overlooking the lake.

The house itself was spotless (the cleanest rental ever) and had everything we needed. Four adults were very comfortable all week.

We went to the Clark Museum and Mass Moca; took a few hikes including Mt. Greylock; and just enjoyed the beauty of the area.

The owner was very responsive to texts.

I highly recommend this rental.


  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Denise for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We just added a canoe to our boat collection as well. I am also glad that you appreciated the care we put into maintaining the house. Thank you again for staying at Windsor Cottage!
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Lovely cottage on Windsor lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Windsor cottage, I was only disappointed that we hadn't booked it for longer. The cottage was very clean, nicely decorated, well equipped, and comfortable. We enjoyed fishing from the dock, kayaking, swimming in the the lake, and the easy access to nearby biking, hiking, and theatre. We also had many enjoyable meals on the porch overlooking the lake. The owners were very responsive and helpful when we had a question during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the new dock helpful. Windsor Cottage is a great place to get away from it all!!
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Fantastic short break on Windsor lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house. Really relaxing. Great trails and a swim in the lake each morning and evening to cool down were fantastic. The rowing boat was great fun and we used for hours on the lake. Nice bbq each evening as the sun went down - the house is a fantastic location and layout with everything you need....just wish we had time!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back again. The boat will be waiting and the new dock makes it so much easier to get in and out!!
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Great house on beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I come every year to see my in-laws. House was very well appointed and super clean. Hostess Teri went the extra mile for us. We loved having use of the boat and kayak. Great to be near my husband's favorite museum, Mass Moca. And the remodeled Clark Museum nearby is breathtaking. We plan to stay again next season.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed the house and our amazing museums! Our location makes you feel like you are away from it all, yet you are close to everything! Hope to see you next year!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful Lakeside home! Our 10th Annual Girls Weekend and this is our favorite place so far! What a beautiful area!!!! We hope to be back next year! The cottage had everything we needed and so relaxing and enjoyable sitting on the deck looking out at the lake. We attempted to use the row boat and that provided a lot of laughs! Enjoyed a fire in the fire pit and just had a BLAST! Thank you for sharing your cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your weekend at Windsor Cottage!! We are always improving and adding to our property. Next year we plan to add a paddleboard to go along with the rowboat and kayak to offer the opportunity for even more fun and adventure!!
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Mass Museum of Contemporary Art
"If you want to visit a unique world class museum this is the place. There really is no plac..."
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bars and Restaurants are in walking distance.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Adams, Williamstown and Stamford, VT
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown North Adams.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

North Adams House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Please provide your own sheets, pillowcases and towels. There is one queen bed, one double bed and four twin beds.
**Due to insurance purposes, we are unable to allow more than the house maximum of 8 people (including children) on the property at any time. Therefore, we cannot allow the use of Windsor Cottage for reunions, family gatherings or parties that exceed 8 people. We do not charge extra fees for boat use or cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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