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Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Austerlitz - Sunny Pond

7 bedroom home sleeps 15 sits on a beautiful pond with spectacular views

Come and enjoy this large yet cozy home. it is a wonderful place to gather as a family, friends or exchange your vows.Corporate picnics, think tanks and retreats also welcome. This newly renovated Georgian Colonial home includes 7 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 15. With the bedrooms split with 3 bedrooms on one side of the house and 4 on the other the house feels private from all rooms. Enjoy large gatherings in the large, dream eat-in-kitchen with a separate formal dining room that can hold up to 16 people. Cozy up with a book in the library with a w/fp. Other rooms include: living room, great room w/wbf, country office, loft space, 4.5 bathrooms. Separate Guest house on property sleeps 4-6 people(not included in price). The basement has a full laundry room, tv watching area, kids playroom and full gym. There is beautiful outdoor terrace for dining al fresco. The front porch deck is large enough to entertain outdoors and enjoy the beauty of pond and scenery. Close to all major ski resorts in the area for winter activities (Catamount, Jiminy Peak and Butternut). Movies, live theatre, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, and much more all in the area. 13 Miles from the Hudson Train station makes for an easy commute.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

randi matalon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016

Why randi matalon chose Berkshires

This property is gorgeous, truly unique and filled with warmth.

We cannot enjoy the house at this time but feel someone should since it is truly a special place.

What makes this estate unique

The Pond is truly Magical. In the evenings during a full moon watch the pond absolutely light up. The house is special, fully renovated and built to share memories with special friends and family.


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Treat yourself to a true Berkshire Experience
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Stunning and Spacious Home for a Weekend with Family

  • 5 of 5

We arrived knowing we had reached perfection. Randi has a stunning home on a beautiful piece of property in the Berkshires. We had only 11 people in the main home, but it didn't feel too large or too small. The kitchen is phenomenal (this is the place where our family loves to gather and spend the most time together!). The master bath is also absolutely amazing. Really, every part of this home is awesome - we took advantage of the entire house and property during our stay - solid workout room, beautiful walks right on the property, lovely fireplaces, the list could go on and on! There are also some great grocery stores in the area - we would highly recommend Guidos for some really nice specialty items! We truly had the most perfect weekend with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, peaceful, truly perfect Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented out Randi's house for our Wedding and it was truly everything we could have ever asked for.

The house and guest house are beautifully and perfectly decorated and really perfect for large families to hang out in and not feel crowded. The main house has many bedrooms and living spaces that allow for everyone to have their own space if needed or hang out all together and play games. My favorite part of the house has to be the top of the line kitchen! We found our family mostly gathering in there as it is huge and has all equipment needed for delicious meals to be made. Our grandparents stayed in the guest house which is truly a house in itself with its own kitchen bathroom bedrooms and living room. It was hard to get my grandma to leave there!

The grounds. I don't think words can even do justice to how beautiful it is up there! The lake is beautiful and we had so much fun taking the paddle boat out and floating on it. We didn't venture in for a swim but it did look very welcoming.We loved sitting on the back deck and listening to how peaceful and quiet it was- especially for us coming from NYC where peace and quiet don't exist.

As mentioned-we were renting this for our wedding and we felt we were taking a risk not going with a venue but Randi was so helpful and kind and answered any and all questions we had about Austerlitz and nearby attractions! We had rented a big tent to be on the grass for our wedding reception to be held under and had our ceremony in front of the lake giving a truly beautiful setting for such an amazing day.

Theres only one "con" which we didn't consider to be one at all and that is that there is no cell phone service at the house. The house does have wifi and house phones though so it was actually really refreshing to not have everyone staring at their cell phone all weekend!

I really cant say enough great things about this house and neither can my family members as they are non stop talking about it and we are 100% planning on returning for a weekend to enjoy it some more.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We also think the property is special and clearly we love it. The cell service is a problem in that area that is why we always allow our guests to use our home phone for any calls they need to make or receive. Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again.
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Family Reunion August 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our family reunion. The house was big enough for the whole family: 14 adults and 12 children, mostly toddlers. Randi had a high chair and crib, all the great toys in the basement, and the play-yard outside. The Dads loved the exercise room. Everyone loved the paddle boat and the pond. We each took turns cooking a dinner and we loved the kitchen. The location was perfect, it was easy to get to from the airport in Albany and the grocery stores near by. We highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Truly magical"

  • 5 of 5

We had the loveliest of celebrations for our mom's 80th birthday. We cannot say enough about this home! The house is gorgeous! Beautifullly decorated, meticulously clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed to prepare all the meals for our large family gathering. We ranged in age from 80 to 12 and we were all able to enjoy the beautiful setting. Everyone was comfortable and had plenty of room, yet it felt perfectly cozy. The athletes in the family loved the exercise facilities. The owner is accommodating and easy to work with, she has thought of everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Reunion House

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for a large family getaway. Plenty of room to spread out, huge kitchen for cooking great family meals and large bedrooms for everyone. The grounds are peaceful and the pond is perfect for swimming and lounging around. Went for a couple great hikes nearby and walks around the neighborhood too. We all loved this place so much we've booked it for next year...Thanks Randi !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely perfect. We had 5 kids under 10, and the pond, playground and playroom were so great. The adults were actually able to relax a bit since the kids were so occupied. The house itself is just gorgeous, so well done and comfortable too! I would rent it again in a second, the perfect combination of nature and luxury!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pittsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Ski
8 Miles

Enjoy this Spectacular Berkshire area home for rent. Very grand this Georgian Colonial recently renovated home includes: a/c heat, two fireplaces, 7 bedrooms which sleeps 15, Living room, great room, library, country office, dream gourmet elk, 4.5 bathrooms, a third floor loft. The full basement includes a full gym, kids play area, kids tv watching area and laundry room. If you need more space there is an additional guest house that sleeps 4-6 (price for this no included). This property has a pond for swimming, fishing, and paddle boating. There is a bridge on the pond for access to the small island where you can sit, relax and enjoy the beauty. The second pond is another great place to fish. There are 36 gorgeous acres to enjoy hiking, biking or perhaps a walk to the bubbling brook. There is an outside fenced in child's playground with much to explore. 15 minutes from Catamount ski area, 25 minutes from Butternut and 45 minutes to Jiminy Peak Ski resorts. This very desirable Columbia County home is near Lenox, Tanglewood, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. This is a home truly anybody would enjoy.


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Prices for this holiday estate in Austerlitz, Berkshires

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Austerlitz in New York

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Bunk Bed , top bunk twin, bottom bunk is a queen, twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , this is a daybed which is two twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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