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The splendor of European Elegance offering cooking class,picnics, or dinner.

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Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Great Barrington house description

This fabulous house with a cook's kitchen, boasting a Wolf 6 burner range and two Miele dishwashers is well located close to all area venues.. Exquisite wood floors and a gas fireplace grace the morning room adjacent to this kitchen where you will have wonderful meals. The dining/living room adds an additional spacious sitting and eating area. Lunches on the patio are splendid reminders of lunches in small inns in Tuscany or Provence.

You will have an oversized one car garage and parking for three additional cars. Deer Trail is a private street with 4 other homes that are not visible from this house which sits so beautifully at the top of a hill. This is truly the illusion of seclusion, as you are five minutes from the center of Great Barrington with super markets, specialty food shops, clothing stores, restaurants, live theater and movies. A good walk will take you Taft Farms, which sells their own fresh produce, baked goods and flowers.

With the lake nearby for kids and adults , hiking up monument mountain just a few minutes from the front door and with every other imaginable sport available as well as a small airport, this Berkshire house is the one for you.

Keywords: This gracious residential home provides guests with both private areas for quiet moments and wonderful space for family and friends to gather. A separate owner's three room suite may be available for rental as well if owners are not in residence. Either way, guests will enjoy the wonderful amenities at their disposal for the lenghth of their stay. Home chef available for dinner or bar-b-que upon your arrival. Licensed and insured car service available for all destinations.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            at the discretion of the owner...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Den

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          • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) All are large sized bedrooms. The lower level suite consists of one of the king bedrooms and a private attached den with queen sleep sofa and large tv. The two king bedrooms on the upper level each have access to their own bathrooms, the queen bedroom has an ensuite 1/2 bath. The Master bedroom has a queen sofa bed for additional sleeping arrangements....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining room/living room combo. seat 8-10. The dining area attached to the kitchen is very large, seats 12 and enjoys a space for sitting and reading or t.v. watching....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            renters responsibility except for items such as salt and pepper...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fabulous custom kitchen with marble counter, bar seating....moreless

          • Stove:

            state of the art wolf 6 burner range...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            drip coffee maker also, french press...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            12...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            forced air heating on three zones with lower level rooms enjoying electric heat....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            immaculate towels and bed linens, always professional laundered....moreless

          • Garage:

            1 car garage with automatic door openers...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            beautiful wood burning fireplace....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            3 zone heat and air conditioning...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • This immaculate house easily accomodates two families. three king sized bedrooms, 1 with attached den with sleep sofa, 1 queen bedroom. State of the art kitchen has everything the committed cook needs and overlooks the morning room, with 14X27 eating/sitting area with. t.v. and fireplace. Also dining room/living room and den. Sleeps 10-12 .Beautifully landscaped property overlooking dense woods and gardens from patio. Minutes to restaurants and theatres in Great Barrington,Stockbridge,Lenox. 25minutes to Jacob/s Pillow. Housekeeping available. Areas for privacy and quiet as well as wonderful spaces for family and friends to gather together..pets at owners discretion,no smokers. Utilities included in short term rentals....moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Computer Available
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Playground
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High season
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $650
                  $3,500 $12,500
                  shoulder season
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $550
                  $3,500
                  holiday weeks
                  Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $650
                  $3,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  The above rates are for high season, July 1-September 7th.

                  For rates from September through June, please inquire. Long term rental available.

                  50 % deposit upon agreement, remainder two weeks before accessing property


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 06/26/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  bridgeport
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  metro north, amtrak

                  Car: Necessary

                  Every conceivable activity to enjoy a great time is available within 5-25 minutes of this house. Tanglewood, summer home of the BSO, featuring the symphony as well as special nights with James Taylor and the extraordinary Jazz weekend. Kid friendly on the lawn. Large water park about 50 minutes. House is 5 minutes from Lake Mansfield, which has a small beach and life guards. Rental of kayaks which will be put into the lake is available from the sports shop in Lenox. Two families with kids, or three adult families can easily share this large well kept home.

                  Licensed and insured car service available from all destinations.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: We are a couple who have residents in the Berkshires and Florida. We have three married children and seven grandchildren and a host of friends who love to visit us here in Mass. We enjoy golf, bridge, music and theatre and find that our lives here are so full that it is hard to imagine not having a presence in the Berkshires. We have been here for 18 years. I volunteer at VIM which is a free clinic for people without health insurance and I also volunteer at Tanglewood. My passion is cooking and I am a CIA trained home cook. My other passion is writing and my book, 'Having Guests Means Never Seeing the View' by Gayle Harmelin, is a humorous memoir about what life is like when you entertain all the time. It also has an appendix detailing all the activities in the Berkshires. This book will be available for renters reading while in the house. I also write a humor column for a local newspaper. My husband is a licensed and insured driver and sells real estate only to selected clients. Our home is truly our castle and we are giving you a chance to enjoy this environment and see what we saw 18 years ago.

                  Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington:
                  We first looked at the Hamptons and then the Jersey Shore. Only the Berkshires offered us a wealth of entertainment and sports options so varied, that everyone in our family from small children to adults could easily find enjoyment here. Just driving over country lanes fills the eye with exquisite mountain views and meadows lined with stone walls behind which you may see hundreds of sheep or Scottish steers. You will see clear lakes an the Housatonic River as it cascades from the far north through Western Mass. into Conn. Our senses are filled with a serenity particular to the Berkshires. Imagine taking your picnic to Tanglewood as your children or guests relax on the lawn enjoying film night with the Boston Pops as narration takes place by Steven Spielberg. This is what is in store for anybody who chooses the Berkshires, rated #7 in the world as best tourist destination by National Geographic Magazine in 2009.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This is a house for entertaining. The number of sleeping spaces coupled with the number of private sitting areas allows for quality time together as well as often needed time apart. The house is perfect for two families or three adult couples.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The splendor of European Elegance
offering cooking class,picnics, or dinner.

                    The splendor of European Elegance offering cooking class,picnics, or dinner.

                  • morning room sitting area with t.v. and fireplace.Arched French casement windows

                    morning room sitting area with t.v. and fireplace.Arched French casement windows

                  • Custom cook's kitchen.  Provencal cabinets and details

                    Custom cook's kitchen. Provencal cabinets and details

                  • Toile Bedroom with ensuite 1/2 bath

                    Toile Bedroom with ensuite 1/2 bath

                  • Den with french doors to patio

                    Den with french doors to patio

                  • The master bedroom with ensuite bath let's the morning light shine in.

                    The master bedroom with ensuite bath let's the morning light shine in.

                  • Morning Room adjacent to kitchen
Table seats 12

                    Morning Room adjacent to kitchen Table seats 12

                  • kitchen island, great for watching the cook.

                    kitchen island, great for watching the cook.

                  • Dining Room seats 10

                    Dining Room seats 10

                  • Den Fireplace, so cozy in winter

                    Den Fireplace, so cozy in winter

                  • Enjoy the gas grill for barbque or have your morning coffee facing the  garden

                    Enjoy the gas grill for barbque or have your morning coffee facing the garden

                  • Enjoy friends and family together in our French country toile living room.

                    Enjoy friends and family together in our French country toile living room.

                  VRBO #238790

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

                  $550 - $650 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-30 nights
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