Lakefront property with own dock on Otis Reservoir with beautiful views and garden. Great for fall foliage. For ski season: 25 minutes to Butternut, 55 minutes to Jiminy Peak, 6 minutes to Otis Ridge, and steps from lake for cross country skiing or skating. 2 minutes to 'downtown East Otis' with Katie's Country store and gas station with all essentials. 5 minutes to Tolland St Park, 12 minutes to Jacob's Pillow, 35-50 minutes from Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co, Rockwell Museum, Outlets in Lee, and the rest of the Berkshire's attractions. Max of 4 cars.
House has full working kitchen with china for 10+, pots and pans, cooking utensils, two refrigerators, electric oven with 4 glasstop burners, microwave, coffee maker, Keurig, and dishwasher. Their is an outdoor 5 burner gas grill. Seating includes dinner table for 6, bar stools for 4, the screened-in porch is used during 3 seasons and seats 10. Also has a washer and dryer and a back-up power generator.
The basement has a full sized pool table, dart board, and separate ping pong table. The 42' HDTV hooked up to a Roku, YouTubeTV includes all major networks, NESN, NBC Sports Boston, ESPN, most cable channels, ability to "DVR" shows and lookup shows you missed. Roku also has Netflix and can support anything else you stream (HBO, Showtime, ...). New high speed wifi (400 MBps, unlimited) through optical fiber internet. Lots of "board" games for young and old.
Warm weather rentals: The house comes with its own dock 75 feet from the back deck. There is a boat lift if you have a boat 18feet or less. Also available are a canoe and a kayak that can be put into the water. Otis Reservoir is a highly desirable lake because it is drained down 25+ feet every winter thus killing all seaweed. The water is beautiful and clean for all swimming and boating activities -- no green algea or seaweed. The reservoir is 1/2 mile wide and 4+ miles long. House has a wet room for storing all tubes, paddles, life jackets. Also, it is on the eastern shore of the lake which means it gets the afternoon sun -- more likely to be swimmable on marginal days. Also, good fishing right off the dock (for smaller fish).
Views of lake, access to lake and dock, kayak and canoe, fully stocked kitchen with plates and pans to cook for and feed 10, high speed internet, pool and ping pong.
Ping pong, pool table, darts, swing set, large open room with staircase and balcony, largest bedroom with two twins, a pair of bunk beds, own bathroom. Tree house (home made, use at own risk) available on request.
2 night minimum booking
A $500 security deposit is required two weeks before arrival (with final payment). 35% of the rent holds the reservation.
Extra charge for each guest over 5 people of $10 per person per night.
Cleaning fee of $100 pays for 3 hours of cleaning and dump run.
My husband and our three children (ages 12, 12 and 16) just enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing long weekend in this beautiful lakefront home. It was extremely spacious and yet still felt very cozy - and you couldn't ask for a more picturesque setting. Unfortunately for us, Mother Nature did not cooperate during our much too short stay, and we were unable to enjoy all the outdoor activities that we had hoped. We did manage to get in a few trips in the kayak and some fishing from the dock - not to mention a successful s'mores session one evening at the outdoor fire pit! However, the house itself (especially the game room in the basement) offered plenty of ways to pleasantly while away the rainy hours. The Norman Rockwell Museum is only about 40 minutes away in Stockbridge and is a great way to spend a few hours. No admission is charged for children 18 and under and after visiting the indoor exhibits, we then spent some time outside exploring the gorgeous surrounding grounds. Returning to Otis, we enjoyed a delicious, affordable meal and fantastic service at the Knox Trail Inn just five minutes away from home base. Bad weather notwithstanding, we had a wonderful time in this lake house and Marshal, the owner, was extremely gracious and quick to respond to any questions. All in all, a great getaway in the sleepy, bucolic town that is Otis in April. Wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend :)
The house was lovely, bright, homely, scrupulously clean and had everything needed for a family of six on holiday. The setting was peaceful, with shady trees and the lake greeting us every morning. Canoeing and kayaking was a highlight and something that our 11 year old son had not done before. He had a wonderful time! We saw lots of wildlife; geese and their goslings, foxes, deer and some little creatures that we don’t have in the UK! Communication with Marshal was easy and his replies were prompt and very helpful. Katie’s Country Store in East Otis is well worth a visit. We are planning our return trip for 2021 already. Thank you Marshal for sharing your lovely house.
This was our second year renting this property. It’s waterfront location is ideal and home very comfortable - accommodating a large group easily with much to do. Marshal is very quick to respond which is so appreciated! Our group loves to kayak, hike and bike all within easy reach.
What a lovely home and what a fantastic piece of property. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I'm coming back next year...Bob Simek
This property has the most relaxing, beautiful view (in my opinion). Everything was as advertised. The owner is nice and prompt, a pleasure to deal with. Would consider renting again (so we could explore the area more). Thank you.
Love this property has a million dollar view and is so relaxing and comfortable looking forward to many more stays here!
The accommodations were exactly as stated and seen online. We had an enjoyable experience and would rent this home again.
It was so nice to get away and stay at this spacious, clean, cozy home with such a great view! Appreciated the easy accessibility of the owner via phone/ text. Already thinking of coming back again during summer months.
My family celebrated Thanksgiving at this beautiful house and loved the view, the peace and quiet and the homey welcoming house - the Kids had a great time playing pool and ping pong and the husband fished … thank you for the memories!!
Loved every minute of our stay. Would loved to go back. Thx Marshall.
Very clean, spacious, beautiful location and view, fun game room and responsive home owner.