Recently refurbished 1914 Lakeville farm house, a great escape year around. Walk out front door to tennis courts and across park to Town Grove (beach). Restaurants, groceries, coffee/tea houses, libraries, bike path, art galleries, and hiking all within easy reach.
Located on a quiet street, the house will sleep 5 adults comfortably in 3 BRs; crib also available upon request. First floor: LR, DR, kitchen with central island/breakfast bar, 1/2 bath. Second floor: MBR (queen bed), BR 2 (queen bed), BR3 (twin) - all with ceiling fans and A/C in season; full bath with double vanity and washer/dryer. Interior features best of both worlds: original hardwood floors, panel doors, hardware, with completely renovated kitchen and bath (fall 2008). Park in driveway or on street.
Owners live in town and are happy to serve as resources if needed.
Pettee Street is in the middle of the village of Lakeville. Walk out the front door and across the street to a large town park with tennis courts, and a basketball hoop and swings. The park is bordered by the walking/bike trail to Salisbury (less than 2 miles away) where there is good coffee, groceries, a bakery, the oldest public library in the US, boutiques, wine store, etc...
On the other side of the park, there are some high end and more reasonable restaurants, and two blocks further on is the Town Grove, which is the beach on the lake, with lifeguards, a playground, and outdoor grills and picnic tables. 5 minutes to Millerton, NY, with movies, good coffee, bookstores, Harney Tea and a range of restaurants. 25 minutes to Great Barrington, MA, with all that has to offer, and within 45 minutes of Butternut, Mohawk, and Catamount mountains for skiing.
There is no real public transport where we are, however, Metro North comes to Wassaic Station, 20 minutes away, and you could book a taxi from there, about $50. You can then bike or walk to a number of restaurants, stores, groceries, bookstore, coffee and other businesses, as well as parks, the lake, hikes, etc.
Other things to note:
In the summer months, the preference is for monthly rental, with full summer rental being the ideal! Full summer rental is $12,000 (plus taxes and cleaning fee and VRBO charges). Monthly rental in the summer is $4,000 (plus extras listed above). Monthly rental in the school year is $2,500.+ More