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William Kay

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Berkshire ski/lakehouse sleeps 11, Catamount 3 miles, Butternut 10, Jiminy 30

10 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Great Barrington holiday chalet

4 bed 2 bath on lake sleeps 11 w/d, d/w fireplace, firepit on deck, books movies

On a safe private road sits this fully equipped charming lakehouse 3 Miles from Ski Catamount zip line adventure park and 10 miles from Butternut. Shallow lake freezes yearly, quickly and early.

2 baths, 4 br with 2 sets of Bunk beds, 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin, and pullout in LR. Wrap around deck, patio, bbq, volleyball, badminton, dock, kayaks, rowboat, hammock, pingpong. French Park a short walk away on quiet country road with baseball diamond, tennis, basketball, new playground, bbq pits, pavillon with restrooms, weekend horse shows. Our lake is a non-motor boat lake. Swimming is easily accessible directly from the lawn or dock. Jiminy Peak is 35 minutes away. Weekly minimum in summer. Weekends available other months.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Kay (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveller reviews

Berkshire ski/lakehouse sleeps 11, Catamount 3 miles, Butternut 10, Jiminy 30
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
4

Very relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation at the house. We had 3-4 adults and seven kids (ranging in age from 1.5-13 years) staying the property. The house is somewhat rustic but comfy. Bedrooms are very small, but the living area was more than adequate for our group. Kitchen has everything you would need to cook (except for microwave). There is a tv in the living room and another in one of the bedrooms. No TV reception as far as I know, but they had a large collection of tapes and dvds, so everyone could find something. We also uitilized the local library at great barrington to take out some more books and dvds. There is a nice collection of sports equipment in the basement, as well as some kids toys, a bunch of books from baby to adult, fishing poles, some bikes, and of course the boats (with a decent supply of life jackets). The grills are charcoal, so buy some if you want to use them. The fire pit is a nice touch if you like making fires. The lake is better for boating than for swimming. There is small clear area near the shore, but it has a lot of plant matter closer to the shore. If you're a good swimmer, further away from the shore is better, but for little kids it was somewhat of a problem. There are also beavers in the water, but those seem to show up only closer to sunset. Not too many bugs based on the location, but we did get some bites, so bring some bug spray. Shopping is close by (10-15 minutes) in great barrington. There is a also a great plaground, tennis and basketball courts (equipment available at the house) five minute drive away at French park. Overall, everyone really enjoyed our stay. I took a star off because one of the bathrooms had issues with water in the bathtub (cold water didn't work-the owner said he'll look into it) and because we ran into a problem with garbage pick-up. Also, verizon and at&t had reception, but t-mobil would not start working until great barrington (I could get roaming in French Park, but very poor reception). No wi-fi available. Overall, everyone really enjoyed our stay and I would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views from the lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the lake house! The view of the lake from the balcony is beautiful. The living room is really spacious and comfortable! The area is gorgeous and we really enjoyed kayaking on the lake and the fire pit outside! Just a short drive to Great Barrington and all its great shops, restaurants, and amazing Soco ice cream!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, Massachusetts
4

Nice rustic retreat for our extended family

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family (8 people + dog) stayed here for a week in July and really enjoyed it, despite the lack of AC during a heat wave. It was easy to kayak the lake, we could all eat dinner on the deck, we made s'mores around the fire pit, and the kids loved all the toys and games (plus the badminton net and hammock). I would definitely recommend it, but renters should be aware of a couple of things:

1. There's no Internet, and while the owner said AT&T cell service is excellent, we got virtually no signal with our Verizon or T-Mobile devices. (This was a challenge for me personally, because I had to work part of the week and was hoping to set up a mobile hotspot. But the adorable town of Great Barrington is very close by, with free Wi-Fi in the library.)

2. It's a pretty rustic and natural setting, which was a plus for some of us but not for everyone. We saw a number of beavers -- legit! -- swimming in the lake, which was really cool. We also saw a water snake near the dock, which was not as cool, and pretty much kept us from swimming the rest of the week!

If you don't mind getting up close and personal with nature, and are more interested in kayaking than swimming (or visit in the winter instead) then it's a really nice, cozy, pet-friendly place for a big group.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Scout group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the coldest week in Feb. to go skiing. There was plenty of room for everyone to gather together, to eat or work on art projects. The kitchen was small but functional and had plenty of dishes, utensils and large enough pots and pans. The only thing missing was a microwave. The beds were quite comfortable with plenty of extra blankets. The basement had the ping pong table but, it was unheated down there, so we didn't use it.

It was plenty warm in the house even with the temperatures below zero. There were shovels available to clear off the small snow. The driveway and parking area was plowed.

There were several ski places in the area to choose from.

Bill was quite accommodating and very helpful as we made arrangements to stay here.

We appreciate your generosity and kindness, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great choice!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house! it was raining the weekend we stayed, so we didn't get to use the lake much, but it was still cozy as ever and perfect for our group of friends. It's a gorgeous view on the deck, plenty of space, big comfy couch, and all the amenities we needed. Thanks Bill!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of friends over the weekend. The house is great, large, and clean. There are a lot of activities that you can enjoy during the stay such as badminton, volleyball, soccer and kayak. We love the deck that the house offers; a perfect view for an early morning coffee and BBQ. The kitchen is fully equipped and the basement have a lot of lifeguard jackets (all sizes) and many sports gear and equipment. There are 2 charcoal grills, a television (but DVD and VHS only), no Wifi, no signals with T-Mobile phone there (not sure about other carriers.) We were very sad that our short trip has come to an end. Thanks William for being such an awesome host. He is very helpful, nice and friendly. If we had any questions he always responds to our message quite quickly. We would love to stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
John Andrews
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Egremont country club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
John Andrews
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Catamount
Car: necessary

Mt. Washington state forest, Bash Bish Falls, Catamount ski and adventure park with zip lines, Tanglewood Music Center, Mahaiwe Theatre, Jacob's Pillow Dance, Canyon Ranch Spa, Hudson NY antiques, Sushi, Thai, Gourmet Pizza (Baba Louies), SoCo Creamery, candy shop, Berkshire food co-op and much more 5 minutes away in Great Barrington. Walk to Old Egremont Country Store opens 6am....selling from wine to worms!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,762
A$13,435
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$537
A$3,762
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$134
Pet Fee A$34
Property Damage Protection A$79

There is an additional 100$ cleaning/laundry fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • chalet
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed
  • sleep/sofa in LR
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Norman Rockwell Museum Nearby, Bard College at Simon's Rock 5 minutes away. Catamount adventure park with zip lines and downhill mountain biking 3 miles away.