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Waterfront Getaway on Private Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Our Convenient Location

This quaint 1200 square foot home rests at the edge of Long Lake in New York’s scenic Berkshires. Just two hours north of NYC, and only 10 minutes from Massachusetts Border, this conveniently located vacation getaway offers the privacy of country living.

What Makes our Lakefront Home so Scenic

Whether you wake and catch a glimpse from the bedroom window of the glowing morning fog rolling across the water, or enjoy a romantic evening on the spacious porch overlooking the lake as the sunsets, this picturesque private lake provides a stunning setting.

George DeWitt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Getaway on Private Lake
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Clean, well kept, quiet, comfortable, peaceful, all as described

  • 5 of 5

We loved this. My husband and I brought their two teenage daughters and they each brought a friend (total of 6 of us). We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the lake, rowboat, raft and canoe. On the first day we spent most of the time at the house and then took a short outing to Bash Bish Falls, walking down to the Falls on the MA side as it is a little steeper. We'd been told that the "no swimming" signs were often ignored, so 3 of the 6 of us plunged into the icy water. The others enjoyed the sight and scrambling along the banks of the falls.

On the second day we did the Catamount Aerial Ropes Course. Fantastic, and tiring ....

Irene and her son were very friendly and showed us everything we needed to know, including how to disconnect the WiFi before the kids realized it was available, which I loved. If you want to do that, it's good idea to give them a heads up before you arrive. Had fun teaching the kids how to work a record player. We ate all meals in because it was so lovely to just be there.

We will definitely come back if we're able and will stay here. Lots of things to explore in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely week

  • 4 of 5

We loved the setting and found the house very comfortable in all respects. We would have preferred that the vegetation in the back be cleared to allow swim access to the lake from the house dock. It was absolutely delightful to sit on the back deck admiring the lake and enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful regeneration!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this lakeside house. Right on the water, facing a small lake filled with birds, water lilies, and other wildlife. Quite, peaceful, close to farms and orchards. Close enough to larger towns to shop and get your gourmet coffee fix. Had a great time in a lovely home, hand-built by its owner. The 15-year-old pined for wi-fi, but it was a small pining.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this waterfront home. We were working with our horse at "A Horsedrawn Affair" which ended up only being a short 15 minute drive. This place turned out to be a perfect spot to stay and enjoy our afternoons and evenings.

The camp was clean and well kept and nicely situated on a little lake with no motorboats or jet skis, so it was very quiet. The place is older decor (charming retro) and well equiped with a full kitchen and barbecue grill and everything needed other than food and drinks. We enjoyed the canoe (there's also a rowboat but we didn't get time for that). We brought our own fishing gear and caught several fish in a few hours; one bass was big enough to keep and have for breakfast the next morning!

We really enjoyed the stereo and record albums dating back to the 60's, 70's, and a few 80's. Nice to listen to Sinatra in the evening with dinner. There were also lots of VHS movies and games to keep you occupied if the weather didn't cooperate.

The immediate waterfront was blossoming lilypads, but with a few strokes of the canoe paddle, we were out beyond them and onto a swim raft where we could swim in the clean water and get some sun.

The master had a queen bed; the other bedroom had 2 twins and I think several people could comfortably sleep on the couches in the big living room. The air conditioning kept it nice and cool and dry throughout the house.

Groceries and liquor store were available about 20-30 minutes away, so there's a little planning needed for those items (HIllsdale or Pine Plains).

We would definitely stay again and recommend it to others!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay over the Fourth of July. George was very responsive with our questions ahead of check in and was flexible with both our arrival and departure times. The home was in tip top shape -- the beds were incredibly comfortable!!! The deck was just perfect for enjoying the summer weather- we enjoyed soaking up the sun, playing card games and dining all from the deck! The floating dock was quite an enjoyable way to soak up the sun or look at the stars.

We had a wonderful time and would look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque, quiet and soo retro :)))

  • 5 of 5

I loved the feel and vibe of this property, itS very clean and spacious. Everything you need and more is there! I forgot few things such as scewers and they had it! The hose is full if character and the decks are great! Indoor porch helped at night a LOT to keep the bugs out and still enjoy your dinners. Boats were very nice abd comfortable and we had so much fun just being out on the lake and for fisherman out there the place has some VERY nice trophy Bass!!! And plenty of them too.. Great experience with the property as well as the owner was very pleasant and helpful and made the experienxe seamless

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wasaic Train Station
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Catamount Ski Area

A few nearby Attractions include:

Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

Berkshire International Film Festival 2010: Great Barrington, MA

May 30 - June 2, 2013

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2013: Dodd Farm, Hillsdale, NY

August 2-4, 2013

Tanglewood Music Series, Lenox, MA

June 29 - September 1, 2013


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £161

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Primary renter needs to be 21 years of age or older and MUST be an active guest for the period (cannot sign in for underage renters please).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ancramdale, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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