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Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Min stay varies
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Deirdre J
Hosting since November 2016
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (27)
This charming cottage is nestled in the woods a short walk to a beautiful lake. Visiting in late October we were not expecting to be able to enjoy the screened in porch but due to exceptionally mild weather, we had lunch and relaxed on the porch watching and listening to the leaves fall. Close to Great Barrington and Stockbridge for dining and shopping. We hope to return soon!
Visited October 2020
Written 23 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This is a lovely, small, 2 bedroom cottage in a community of cottages on Lake Buel. The listing describes it well. Deidre communicated with me easily and quickly, though we didn't need to contact her during our stay b/c everything we could possibly need was in her write-up. The cottage was very clean. Diedre has decorated the cottage with care and whimsy (bathroom walls mural, folk decorations in each room). The furniture is adequate but on the older sider. Internet is DSL, so not fast. The kitchen has a full complement of everything you need to cook with, and all appliances work perfectly. In fact, there is a supply of basic spices and supplies one would need to cook. I loved the gas fireplace that warmed us up in the morning and evening since it got cold (40's) while we were there. The trees around the cottage and the lake were beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again.
Visited October 2020
Written 17 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We had a fantastic stay. The house was very homely with everything you could need. The lake was just a few steps away and a lovely place to relax with a drink and a great view at the end of the day. As was the porch with candles all around at the house and grill to use. The location was beautiful in a quiet cul de sac, with a few houses around but lots of woodland. It was an easy drive to Great Barrington, Appalachian trail routes and mountains around. Diedre was a great host, providing a detailed breakdown of everything about the house (perhaps there could be a printed version in the house?) and answering questions about our stay in advance. Check in was very easy with the lock box. The house is a little tricky to find in the dark, so along with the instructions Dierdre provides, google maps finds it but doesn't know how to make the link from Downs road to the house (so follow Downs road and keep going!). We had the best time. Thank you!
Visited September 2020
Written 1 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Owner bent over backwards to help me get through the process (which I confused). Lovely experience!
Visited September 2019
Written 8 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the New Marlborough house. It is nestled in the woods but still close to all major attractions in the Berkshires. The owner has thoughtfully provided everything you can want to make one's stay convenient and comfortable, whether a full set of kitchen equipment and spices, linens and towels, or games. The screened-in porch was a delightful place to start and end the day for eating, reading and just relaxing. We look forward to renting it again next year.
Visited July 2019
Written 16 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

A very clean and comfortable home and stay. Was a beautiful location. The whole family enjoyed the stay.
Visited July 2019
Written 30 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Our family of three rented the cottage for a few days for our Tanglewood visit. The cottage is nestled in the woods but has neighbors nearby. When we entered through the screened in porch, I felt a childhood summer vacation vibe -welcoming and peaceful. It had full amenities-air conditioning in bedrooms, stocked kitchen, appliances, washer/dryer. When not in town, we played board games and had coffee on the porch. We did not visit the lake. We drove a lot as points of interest(Tanglewood...) are 30 minutes away-as Deirdre mentions. All in all it was a lovely stay and we would definitely rent again.
Visited July 2019
Written 27 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Delightful and refreshing as well as cozy and inviting. Although I was there for 'work" ( a part of the Berkshires Art Festival as a vendor) we met/brought in friends in from Minnesota and had good visits, went to plays and toured the Mount and other local attractions. The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed meals there as well as dining out. Easy access to grocery and other amenities. LOVED the screened in porch/deck and appreciated that there was a washer/dryer on premises. Boon! The drive in the first time is an almost challenge - if you miss any direction - but once there - all becomes clear. The Lake was inviting and cool woods in the heat of summer relaxing. (hooray for ac and fans when needed) It was easy to feel at home. Contacts with the owner were friendly and she/they were very accommodating in special requests. "Let's meet here again" was our feeling as we left our vacation time. Thank YOU for sharing your Berkeshire escape spot.
Visited June 2019
Written 19 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

My wife and I and our little pet rabbit just spent a week at this location. Very nice cottage with pretty much everything provided. It is a short walk to the nearby lake although the hill coming back is a bit steep. We are not lake people so didn't spend too much time there. We mostly like to tour and see what historical and cultural sites are nearby. Very close to Great Barrington, about a 15 minute drive and also close to Stockbridge, Another 15 or minutes north up route 7. We had very nice weather although hot and humid but was lovely tucked back in the woods. One word of caution is if you use your GPS to find the cottage once you enter the gravel road (Downs Road) to the lake houses it may tell you to make a left onto Lawrence. Instead follow Deirdre's instructions and make the right turn and you will find the house easier. I would stay here again if we get a chance to visit the Berkshires again.
Visited September 2018
Written 11 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We were looking for a place to stay while visiting family in Great Barrington. This cabin served that purpose without any issue, had everything we needed for our visit and was clean. I would just comment on the directions so you can be prepared. Not a major issue, but something that could be done better. We arrived very late at night and tried to use our gps since I had been able to properly map it through googlemap (streetview). That got us lost for a while so I tried to revert to the directions. This area is a bit of a maze and the streets are not regular streets, there are unpaved roads with no street signs. You're essentially driving in the forest with winding roads, so at 11:00 pm, finding our way was a bit of a challenge. I think simpler directions would have gotten us there a lot quicker, rather than a full paragraph with turns at "fences" or "house being built", "yellow house" or "turn under trees", all difficult to see at night. A simple map would be even better. There's really only really a few turns. Maybe a picture of the house from the road would also help as all the pictures you can see are from the top of the hill, not from where you will arrive so you will not recognize the house. Do not let that discourage you, this would have been easier during the day, and once you've driven it once, you're good.
Visited June 2018
Written 9 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions

Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Lake Community - Near Town, Attractions has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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