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Spacious/Lovely/Private Country House

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

MINIMUM STAY ONE WEEK IN JULY AND AUGUST

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    New gas system...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

 

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Sep 22 - Sep 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
$1,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

1/2 of booking is needed to secure rental. The remainder is due one week before booking.3


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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, spanish

 

Photos

  • Pristine half acre pond is all yours

    Pristine half acre pond is all yours

  • Enter house through sliding glass doors or basement

    Enter house through sliding glass doors or basement

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Bedroom 2, with workspace and sitting area

    Bedroom 2, with workspace and sitting area

  • quiet sitting room

    quiet sitting room

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • Den with bay windows, Bed and Board pull out bed

    Den with bay windows, Bed and Board pull out bed

  • interior sleeping cabin. Check if it's rebuilt for summer 2015

    interior sleeping cabin. Check if it's rebuilt for summer 2015

  • private path to pond

    private path to pond

  • 1/2 acres of natural bliss

    1/2 acres of natural bliss

  • cross country ski or snow shoe on acres of private woods

    cross country ski or snow shoe on acres of private woods

  • House. 4 acre lawn directly by it. Always mowed

    House. 4 acre lawn directly by it. Always mowed

  • open livingroom/dining/
kitchen -cathedral ceiling

    open livingroom/dining/ kitchen -cathedral ceiling

  • cathedral ceiling looking onto open kitchen

    cathedral ceiling looking onto open kitchen

  • Bedroom 1, huge with skylight, work space

    Bedroom 1, huge with skylight, work space

  • deck with grill. Just totally redone

    deck with grill. Just totally redone

  • brand new bathroom

    brand new bathroom

  • bathroom 2

    bathroom 2

  • reverse angle den

    reverse angle den

  • sleeping cabin

    sleeping cabin

  • path to pond

    path to pond

  • looking out to Catamount Mt.20 min drive to skiing

    looking out to Catamount Mt.20 min drive to skiing

  • snowy winter

    snowy winter

VRBO #263517

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  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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