Queechy Lake - A private, peaceful lake and one of the three cleanest lakes in NYS.
Berkshire Lakefront House with Amazing Views
Berkshire Lakefront House with Amazing Views
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Enjoy the culture of the Berkshires & Hudson - 15 min from Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare & Co, PS21, McHaydn Theatre, Mount Greylock, Jiminy Peak Resort, zipline parks, Bousquet & more. Restaurants & market within driving distance and a membership-only beach within a short walk. Great lake views with wrap-around porch. The lake is quiet & family-friendly. We welcome couples, solo adventurers, and families (3 bedrooms, sleeping 6, 2 couches & 3 cots for kids & lots of room).

The space

Enjoy the lake views and peaceful surroundings from multiple indoor seating areas or on the large, wrap-around porch of this cozy, historic Victorian. A great writing retreat, family vacation or escape from life. The open floor plan makes it ideal for family gatherings and mingling. The retro kitchen has a four-burner stove, oven, microwave, both Keurig and 10-cup coffemaker, toaster, blender, toaster oven and dishwasher. Both bathrooms have new toilets and sinks. Large first-floor living area with tons of seating and a 40" smart flat-screen TV (120 channels DISH network). Log into your Netflix and enjoy! (NOTE: For winter guests, the house is on a hill, so 4WD vehicles are advised. We do have a person to plow and sand the hill who lives nearby in case of emergencies.)

Guest access

The only place on the premise we'd prefer guests not access is the basement. No, there are no skeletons or ghosts there. But it's an historic home with an unfinished basement. Besides, who wants to be in a basement when the gorgeous lake is so close?

Interaction with guests

I live nearby and work from my home, so I'm easily available. Happy to help!

Other things to note

Our lake community is lovely and peaceful. As one of the three cleanest lakes in NYS, you'll soon realize why this lake is the best kept secret.

Cell range: Verizon and Sprint work fine, but T-mobile gets no reception.


Business travel
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Amenities
Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Dryer
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $292 NZD
Security Deposit $730 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 floor mattresses
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

- As is the Airbnb tradition, please treat my home as if it were your own. It's appreciated you leave the space as you would after staying in a friends home or moving out of an apartment, and not like a hotel room. Excessive cleaning outside these parameters could result in loss of security.

-Please respect that we often have same-day turnover, especially in the summer months, and need to be able to clean it quickly and thoroughly for our next guest. On those days, if you could strip the beds and bring the towels to the laundry room, it would be greatly appreciated!

-Checkout is promptly at 11AM, especially in the summer months when we need a quick turnaround. If you need extra time, please arrange it ahead of time. I cannot guarantee a late checkout or early checkin will be available.

- Infants/toddlers welcome. There’s a pressure gate for the stairs in the master bedroom closet upstairs.

- Please leave all the garbage bagged and in the big trash cans on the back porch (extra garbage bags are under the sink).

- Please use the recycle bin on the back porch (door is in the kitchen) for plastics, cans and cardboard.

- No smoking. No pets.

- Please don't eat food in the bedrooms.

- Please wash all dishes, or at least load and start in the dishwasher.

- Please don't leave cooked food in the pots and pans, crock pot, microwave or oven. Throw it all away and put in the garbage cans on the back porch by the exterior kitchen door.

- Please put all dirty towels in the first floor bathroom. If you have time to toss a load of towels in the washing machine, that would be appreciated!

- The lake is a family-friendly neighborhood, so please respect your neighbors, keep the noise down at night and remember, voices travel on the water, so appropriate language is appreciated.

- If using the pedal boat, please use life jackets for your safety.

- No parties.

- Please respect the cleanliness of the lake and don't leave litter in or by the waterside.

- Please don't hit golf balls into the water. I didn't think I'd have to leave that rule, but yes, someone did it.

- Please let me know as soon as possible if something needs repair or if you have any special needs I can assist with. I can easily be reached by text or Airbnb message and only live 10 minutes from the lake house.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There is one step to the house, but I do have a handicap ramp, if needed. However, there is no bedroom on the first floor.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From May 25 - Sep 3, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

35 Reviews

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Debbie User Profile
October 2017
Jeanne's home, including the view of the lake, was wonderful for our large group of friends who were looking to stay in the Berkshires. We visited just as the leaves were starting to change and could not be more happy with our decision.

Amer User Profile
September 2017
Jeanne is a great host! And her place is great for a relaxing stay by a beautiful lake. We had a great weekend in the Berkshire.

Allison User Profile
September 2017
A truly special home with an incredible lake view! Jeanne is a wonderful host who clearly wants her guests to enjoy their stay. This is a family friendly home that's great for kids of all ages.

Arthur User Profile
September 2017
Amazing views and great weather made for a fantastic family vacation at the Lakefront House. Jeanne was great and the house had everything we needed for a wonderful stay!

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
Had a fabulous stay with a million dollar view of the lake! Jeanne was so welcoming and helpful. Thank you!

Mary User Profile
July 2017
As others have written, the view is fantastic. The lake greets you every morning, remains in the background all day, is there for a quick boat ride, a swim, a stroll, and glistens for you morning and night. The house is comfy, warm, welcoming. Elegant touches. Super supplies of towels, nice bedding, and adequate kitchen and bath supplies. Lovely oriental rugs, cozy comforters, and pillows. Good tv. living room furnishings, art work, and plenty of space.

David User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay here -- wish we could have stayed longer. Everything was scrupulously clean and very comfortable, and the lake was beautiful to watch from the porch or living room -- we didn't go swimming but we saw a lot of folks enjoying the water. The door code made it easy for all of us to come and go at will. Found everything we needed in the kitchen to make breakfast and tea and could have made whole meals if we'd stayed longer. Enjoyed sitting in the hammock. Thanks for the welcome goodies! Our GPS placed the house much closer to the restaurant, but if you just keep going you will see the old Queechy Lake Motel sign which is a clear landmark for the driveway.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Jeanne User ProfileJeanne is a superhost.

As a graduate of Cornell University's Hotel School, I ran a motel and restaurant for 15 years before pursuing a writing career. I'm now a screenwriter and novelist, wanting to explore the world and meet people who will inspire my work and enrich my life. I'd say the best way to describe me is with this quote: "She was unstoppable, not because she didn’t have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite of them."

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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