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Spacious/Lovely/Private Country House

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Austerlitz house description

Light pours into this large, modern house on the spectacular rural road that was once the home of noted poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Take a walk up quiet East Hill Road to her house, now a writing colony, or walk up a wooded path from the house to a magnificent 1/2 acre swimming pond surrounded by wildlife, where you can swim in summer, look at spectacular foliage in fall or cross country ski and snow shoe into miles of woods in winter.

The house has multiple spaces to read and relax. Wi-Fi, DVD player, CD. Private spaces include two huge bedrooms with queen beds and skylights, a large den with a brand new queen sized pull out bed and a kids room with three twin beds. Common spaces include a huge open living room/dining room/kitchen with cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows, a sitting room and a large deck with table and grill.

This is a great house to get lost in. But if you want some excitement there's downhill skiing, a great cross country ski center and lots of hiking nearby.

And to top it off there's culture and fantastic restaurants just around the corner. We're only 20 minutes from Tanglewood and all the theatre and fine dining of the Berkshires. At a great price,you can have it all!.

MINIMUM STAY ONE WEEK IN JULY AND AUGUST

Keywords: Country House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Nude Beach
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Stove
          • Air Conditioning
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • CD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Live Theater
              • Tennis
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Basketball Court
              • Sledding
              • Skiing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Snowboarding
               

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              Holiday Weekend ..... $650/ (3 nights)
              Regular ............. $500/weekend ..... $1400/week
              Summer and Holidays.  $1500/week MINIMUM STAY ONE WEEK IN JULY AND AUGUST
              Seasonal Ski rental price negotiable.
              There is a $100 mandatory cleaning fee
              There is a $300 security deposit for up to 5 people, $500 above 5.
              

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              Location

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Totally private deck

                Totally private deck

              • open living room/dining room/kitchen with cathedral ceiling

                open living room/dining room/kitchen with cathedral ceiling

              • cross country ski, snow shoe and sled right on property

                cross country ski, snow shoe and sled right on property

              • Totally private, secluded 1/2 acre swimming pond

                Totally private, secluded 1/2 acre swimming pond

              • Huge Bedroom with skylight, work space

                Huge Bedroom with skylight, work space

              VRBO #263517

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              Date last modified - Thursday, September 26, 2013

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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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