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Full Week Oflabor Day Available ,Book for Leaf Season,Thanksgiving

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

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-60 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

    at the discretion of the owner...moreless

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

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

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

Theme

  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 zone heat and air conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 dryers...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace:

    beautiful wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car garage with automatic door openers...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) 2 gas fireplaces...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for additional 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    2 washing machines...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    1 stone wood burning fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Jen airl double wall ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Jen air...moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$675
$3,500 $13,500
shoulder season
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
$2,300 $4,000
holiday weeks
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$675
$4,000
Winter rates
Jan 2 - Mar 7, 2016
60 night min stay

$7,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$475
$1,800 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Housekeeping For 8 guest $175
  • 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.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
bridgeport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
metro north, amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 7
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
butternut,catamount

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 five 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

  • six burner Wolf Range top

    six burner Wolf Range top

  • Dining Room seats 10

    Dining Room seats 10

  • Enjoy friends and family together in the spacious living room.

    Enjoy friends and family together in the spacious living room.

  • Den Fireplace, so cozy in winter, with French doors to patio and gas grill.

    Den Fireplace, so cozy in winter, with French doors to patio and gas grill.

  • Toile Bedroom with ensuite 1/2 bath

    Toile Bedroom with ensuite 1/2 bath

  • just a peek at the master bathroom.

    just a peek at the master bathroom.

  • upstairs guest bath with tiled shower and washing machine/dryer.

    upstairs guest bath with tiled shower and washing machine/dryer.

  • Lower level bedroom with ensuite bathroom and attached den.

    Lower level bedroom with ensuite bathroom and attached den.

  • The entry hall shows off the deep stairs leading to the second floor bedrooms.

    The entry hall shows off the deep stairs leading to the second floor bedrooms.

  • The patio looking towards the autumn view as the trees drop their leaves.

    The patio looking towards the autumn view as the trees drop their leaves.

  • Morning Room adjacent to kitchen
Table seats 12

    Morning Room adjacent to kitchen Table seats 12

  • Custom cook's kitchen.  Provencal cabinets and details

    Custom cook's kitchen. Provencal cabinets and details

  • Two Miele dishwashers either side of the sink make cleanup easy.

    Two Miele dishwashers either side of the sink make cleanup easy.

  • Looking out on gardens and woods

    Looking out on gardens and woods

  • a light filled space for cards or games on the  antique pine game table.

    a light filled space for cards or games on the antique pine game table.

  • 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.

  • Another large guest bedroom with double windows facing the gardens.

    Another large guest bedroom with double windows facing the gardens.

  • Queen sleeper sofa in den adjacent to lower level bedroom

    Queen sleeper sofa in den adjacent to lower level bedroom

  • full bathroom for lower level suite.

    full bathroom for lower level suite.

  • view from the house looking down the very private winding driveway.

    view from the house looking down the very private winding driveway.

  • 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

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3.75
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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