Winter on a lake in Western Mass

House Sitter Needed for Username: HouseoverLake   


Posted or Updated: Aug 14,2017   Applications: 19

Western Mass, Amherst
MA,Massachusetts United States

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Jan 25,2018
For 3 months | Medium Term

We are seeking, preferably, a couple to housesit for us for 3 months from late-January until late-April of We live in a contemporary glassed-in cedar home cantilevered over a small quiet lake in Western Mass. Depending on the season, the lake can be used for swimming, non-motorized boating, water and ice fishing, skating and skiing. Great wildlife and beautiful views from every room in the house.

House has cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 floors, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, radiant heat, a small wood stove in family room, full kitchen, 2 decks. We have full cable TV and high speed internet access. There are abundant artwork and books. No garage and no basement. There is minimal yard maintenance. 

We are on a small private dirt road, off a 2 lane state highway and next to a railroad track. The road is plowed and sanded during the winter, but there will need to be  snow removal  around the house and parking area.  It is a 5 minute drive to the nearest supermarket, gas, pharmacy. 10 minutes into the center of town and 15 minutes to the center of Amherst, 30 minutes to Northampton and Springfield. 90 minutes to Boston and 3 hours to NYC. The "Five College area" offers incredible cultural events all year round. Outdoor recreational activities, e.g. cross country and downhill skiing, skating, hiking abound.

No pets; houseplants will need watering; 

Couple without children or pets preferred.

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