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Light pours into this large, modern house on the spectacular rural road which was once the home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Take a walk up this pristine country road to her house, or walk up a wooded path to a magnificent private 1/2 acre swimming pond where you can swim in summer, look at spectacular foliage in fall, snow shoe into miles of woods in winter.
If you're looking for excitement, the house is near skiing at Catamount and Butternut, hiking on Appalachian trail, great restaurants and antiques. Listen to the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood or go to terrific theatre in the nearby Berkshires.
House has large living room, sitting room, deck, Wi-Fi, DVD player, CD. Four rooms to sleep in including:two huge bedrooms with queen beds and skylights, a smaller bedroom room with three twin beds and a large den with a brand new queen sized pull out bed.
Rural splendor near fabulous culture. You can have it all.
all seasons Sep 22 - Sep 22, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
1/2 of booking is needed to secure rental. The remainder is due one week before booking.3
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Swim, Catch Frogs, Read and Relax or Play in Open Area by 1/2 Acre Swimming Pond 1/8 Mile from House up Wooded Path.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: My sister and I grew up in New York City, but we always wanted to have a place where we could escape and just be in nature. We both fell in love with Columbia County. Before either of us got married or had kids we bought our house in Austerlitz together.
Why the Owner Chose Austerlitz: We love Columbia County because each area is more beautiful than the next. There are farms, mountains, woods. It's less than three hours from New York City and Boston, but it's quiet and laid back. It's totally not touristy but we're only 15 minutes from the Berkshires so we have all the culture and great restaurants we could want. Living in Brooklyn we wanted a location that felt really rural so we searched till we found a house on an unbuiltup dirt road, set back, so that we could have total privacy.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We loved the house as soon as we saw it because of the open living space with its cathedral ceiling and wood stove, plus the beautiful 16 acres the house sits on. Our dream was to build a pond which we did in 1997. 12 years later the 1/2 acre swimming pond with over an acre of cleared land around it, about 1/8 mile from the house, is spectacular. We sometimes can't believe it's ours. It's an amazing, magical space with frogs and dragon flies where our kids have learned to swim. Three years ago, we realized the house just wasn't big enough for our two families so we added a large extension, two huge new bedrooms with skylights and large windows, a sitting room with a bank of windows, lots of closets and a bathroom with skylight. The house is now really large with many spaces for a large group or two families like ours to find space and privacy.