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Bob Watkins

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Waterfront home with deep water dock on Onota Lake

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Pittsfield House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom waterfront home with mountain views

Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a huge 3 season sun room on the second floor with an even bigger covered deck below. The main floor has the kitchen, two bedrooms, living room, the sun room and a bath. The lower floor has a huge family room with two sets of sliders onto the deck plus another bedroom and a full bath with clothes washer and dryer. The property also features a large, deep water dock for your boat. Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

This house is located on beautiful Onota Lake, in the heart of the Berkshires. Great for water sports, kayaking, fishing, or just watching the sunsets. Minutes away you will also find Skiing (Bousquet, Jiminy Peak), mountain biking, hiking, live theatre (Barrington Stage, Shakespeare and Company, The Colonial Theatre), golfing (more than 5 within 15 min), water park (Bousquet), bird sanctuary (Audobon).

**** Dec of 2015; We just completed several upgrades including a new gas fireplace in the family room and all new windows, doors, & siding - Just in time for winter!

More photos are available via email.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bob Watkins (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bob Watkins

We are a family of 5 that loves everything about the water - swimming, skiing, playing, fishing, kayaking, or just simple watching it. We could no longer resist the temptation to have a more permanent 'base' to enjoy it.

Bob Watkins purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob Watkins chose Berkshires

Our family has spent the last 20 years enjoying Onota lake. We love it so much we decided to purchase a home on it. We plan on building many memories here and invite you and your family to do the same.

What makes this house unique

From the moment we walked into the large sun room on the second floor we knew this was the house. With it's 180 degree view of the lake and Berkshire Mountains there is no place better to be, unless of course you want to enjoy the huge covered deck right beneath it.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Waterfront home with deep water dock on Onota Lake
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful, clean home, wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our week here very much. The house and property are very clean and quiet. Kitchen is well-furnished, nice, clean fridge with a working in-door ice-maker. I could (and often did) spend all day on the 3-season porch that looks out onto Lake Onota. Lawn is beautiful and well-kept. It was a hot, humid week when we were there, but the bedroom AC units kept things cool and comfy at night. Great location, convenient to Lenox/Tanglewood. We discovered nearby Burbank Park (just off Valentine Road) with a flat, paved path along the lake and a little sandy beach. We loved it and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved our stay in this beautiful home with a great

  • 4 of 5

Great lake house with lots of amenities really enjoyed our stay here beautiful views to the lake and load the three season room the house was clean and enjoyable and ready for our arrival some small comments for improvements would be better lighting in the three season room it's dark enough that you can't play a game at night adding a light kit to the fan and another lamp would probably be sufficient the same with the hallway there's no light in the hallway at all our biggest complaint would be the Wi-Fi which worked very poorly the entire time we were there it is extremely slow and does not work well please investigate this other than that this is a terrific Lakehouseand was terrific for our family

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week. The house was clean with plenty of room for a family of 5. I loved the three season room overlooking the lake. I would wake up and drink my coffee while watching the birds landing on the lake. It was fun to take the boats out. The house is convenient to Route 7. We would do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Outstanding home & location!

  • 5 of 5

My brothers & I stayed at this beautiful lake house for a week of bass fishing & relaxation. We had a fantastic time! The house in a great location on Lake Onota and has all the amenities and creature comforts you could ask for. The owner is pleasant and very helpful. The sunsets were outstanding and it was a great experience overall. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice stay at a scenic lake in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well maintained and stocked lake house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our time spent visiting family and friends. The view was gorgeous and the weather warm enough for us to enjoy the beautiful sun room. The house was clean and had everything that we needed for our stay. Upon our arrival in the evening, we had a small issue with the heating system. The owner returned our call very promptly and the issue was solved. We would definitely stay here in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Beauty on the lake

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home.

The host was available for any questions and the house was everything we expected and more.

We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Pittsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golf: Pontoosuc, Cranwell, Skyline
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I90 (Massachusetts Turnpike)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Port Smits
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Skiing: Jiminy Peak, Bousquet
Car: necessary

This house is located on beautiful Onota Lake, in the heart of the Berkshires. Great for water sports, kayaking, fishing, or just watching the sunsets. Minutes away you will also find Skiing (Bousquet, Jiminy Peak), mountain biking, hiking, live theatre (Barrington Stage, Shakespeare and Company, The Colonial Theatre), golfing (more than 5 courses within 15 min), water park (Bousquet), bird sanctuary (Audobon). Pittsfield state forest across the lake and is a 5 min drive

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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
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
February Vacation
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,400
 
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,400
 
 
Summer Shoulder
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$190
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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Non Summer, Non Holiday periods - Will also quote monthly rates during those times

Multi-payment - We have offered a 3 payment / 1/3 each option for advanced bookings...which we will still do

Can do Property Damage insurance in lieu of the security deposit
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Amenities

Pittsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Two Bunk Beds (4 twins) and 1 Full size Convertable
    Master - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Main Living Room
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Family Room. 1 Full, 1 Queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) two queen sleeper sofas, 1 full size futon and 1 full size 'click clack' style couch (very comfortable)., Bunk Beds (4) 4 total beds (2 bunk bed sets)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 person Kayak and 3 one person kayaks, water toys / floats, multiple fishing poles and lures available for use

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