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Early American House in Berkshires

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Egremont house description

This house is like stepping inside a Currier and Ives print or a Beatrice Potter illustration of simple, country good cheer. It is a few minutes' drive to two ski slopes and provides a snug place to relax whatever your day entails. It has a wonderful layout and is deceptively large inside. It's cozy enough for one person or a couple but also spacious enough to easily hold a family.
First floor has dining room, step-down living room, small hideaway room and den. Wood-burning fire place.
Second floor offers a wing for the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The main upstairs hall connects two bedrooms and large bathroom. This design means two couples can have relative privacy; adults and kids can enjoy some distance. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with queen bed (so 2 queens in the house). One bedroom has twins. A downstairs room off the TV den has single bed. One of the couches is suitable for an overnight guest.
The house was renovated two years ago to update the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. New kitchen appliances, wi-fi. Washer/dryer in basement. Screened porch in back of house for skis with pass-through window from kitchen for summer. Dogs are fine but sorry, no cats since many people are allergic. Parking in back, along white fence.

Part of the charm of the house is the way it catches light through the antique windows. Some built-in cabinetry, uneven floors and surprising nooks and crannies add to the delight. Kitchen is well equipped and there is ample linen. It's nicely located in the heart of historic *South Egremont, in a row of similar white clapboard houses. House is bright and sunny in winter; leafy and relaxing in summer. Have a nap, take a bike ride, grab a book, wind down, slip out of time.

Rivers, lakes, tennis courts within minutes in a car. Hiking options all around. 5 minute drive to Catamount Ski Slope, 15 minutes to Butternut Ski Slope. Walk a few minutes to Old Mill restaurant, post office, country store, liquor shop, Kenver ski outfitter, public golf course and free library. Lots of antique shops and auctions and tag sales. Five-minute drive to Great Barrington with art-house movies, nightlife, gourmet and organic food stores and Saturday morning farmers' market. Minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire School, Bash Bish Falls, and Shakespeare & Co. 30 minutes to Pittsfield theaters or Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Just over two hours from New York City and Boston.

House is located in village of South Egremont. The listing says Great Barrington because that works better with navigation devices.

Keywords: Country, Cottage, New England, Colonial, Vintage, House, Berkshires, South Egremont, Great Barrington, Retreat, Escape, Small Town, Outdoor, Activities, Hiking, Appalacian, Mountains, Swimming, Antique, Classic

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Some board games and toys provided...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (2) are in two rooms; three twins or single beds (3) in one room. Single futon on the upper floor that can be positioned in any room you like; pullout sofa in the TV den sleeps two. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Each bedroom has a window unit, along with one of the main livingrooms of the first floor...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • House has a good, eclectic reading library; some old books, some contemporary, equal mix of fiction and nonfiction....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    House has a lovely screened porch at the back, with seating area; cushioned wicker couch, wrought-iron coffee table and 3 matching wrought-iron chairs. ....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Village:

                        The house is nestled among other white clapboard houses of the same age, circa 1800. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Rafting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hospital
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Synagogues
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,000 $2,100
                      Winter-Ski
                      Dec 1 - Mar 21, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,350 $2,750
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning $100
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      For stays of more than two weeks visitors may pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking and then a balance 20 days prior to arrival. Full payment in advance is required for visits of two weeks or less.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hartford, Conn., or Albany, N.Y.
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Wassaic, N.Y.
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Taconic Parkway
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Mansfield, Great Barrington
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Old Mill or Egremont Village Inn
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Catamount or Butternut
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Egremont Country Clug
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Old Mill, Egremont Village Inn

                      House is 5 minutes from Catamount ski slopes; 15 minutes from Butternut. A big draw in summer is the Tanglewood Boston Symphony open-air summer festival and such leading nearby performing arts centers as Shakespeare and Co in Lenox and Jacob's Pillow Dance center in Beckett.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: I've owned the house for three years with a family member but I've known and loved it my whole life since it belonged to my grandmother, and after her, my parents. I live and work in New York and come up often, but a team of three local people run the place on behalf of guests. I hike with my dog in the woods, gather with family and friends, go to the local Triplex movies in Great Barrington, check out local historical sites, garden, read, think, bike, play tennis and cross-country ski.

                      Why the Owner Chose Egremont:
                      I bought this house because it was in my family and I love getting away to the country from New York. The night air in the Berkshires, the heavenly hills, the beauty of walking, driving, biking around. The Berkshires are a rarity in that they offer the relaxation of a beautiful natural setting with plenty of cultural offerings. I'm still discovering things here, the variety of places to hike and swim is extensive as well as the array of historical sites and theaters, concerts.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It's a rarity to sit in an early American house in a casual comfortable way, but this house provides that. Here you can sample the heart of an authentic, old, New England village, from the inside, looking out.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Front of house, summer.

                        Front of house, summer.

                      • Fireplace in livingroom; wood supplied for one or two nights.

                        Fireplace in livingroom; wood supplied for one or two nights.

                      • Sofa in small room off den, can be used to sleep a spare guest.

                        Sofa in small room off den, can be used to sleep a spare guest.

                      • Snack bar in front foyer.

                        Snack bar in front foyer.

                      • Diningroom, with kitchen door in upper left.

                        Diningroom, with kitchen door in upper left.

                      • Kitchen; showing open door to basement. Steps are steep, lead to washer, drier.

                        Kitchen; showing open door to basement. Steps are steep, lead to washer, drier.

                      • Kitchen, showing door that leads to dining room.

                        Kitchen, showing door that leads to dining room.

                      • Back view, screened porch. Steps commonly used since cars park back here.

                        Back view, screened porch. Steps commonly used since cars park back here.

                      • Car park spot, as viewed from dining room window.

                        Car park spot, as viewed from dining room window.

                      • Living room, door at left opens onto screen porch. Stairs to second floor.

                        Living room, door at left opens onto screen porch. Stairs to second floor.

                      • View onto main, large bathroom.

                        View onto main, large bathroom.

                      • View onto smaller bathroom, off bedroom wing.

                        View onto smaller bathroom, off bedroom wing.

                      • Livingroom; door leads to porch. Fireplace out of sight, at right.

                        Livingroom; door leads to porch. Fireplace out of sight, at right.

                      • TV den off main living room, guest room off this room, on left.

                        TV den off main living room, guest room off this room, on left.

                      • Front foyer, portion of lavatory door shown. Dining room at end.

                        Front foyer, portion of lavatory door shown. Dining room at end.

                      • Diningroom.

                        Diningroom.

                      • Kitchen; shown with door open to dining room.

                        Kitchen; shown with door open to dining room.

                      • View of kitchen from dining room doorway. Door to back porch on right.

                        View of kitchen from dining room doorway. Door to back porch on right.

                      • From front porch, stairs leading to yard on side.

                        From front porch, stairs leading to yard on side.

                      • Back view of house.

                        Back view of house.

                      • Yard view, taken from back of house.

                        Yard view, taken from back of house.

                      • Bedroom with queen bed, at top of stairs, next to bathroom.

                        Bedroom with queen bed, at top of stairs, next to bathroom.

                      • Winter afternoon in front bedroom. Earlier photo, room now set up with 3 twins.

                        Winter afternoon in front bedroom. Earlier photo, room now set up with 3 twins.

                      • Bedroom on wing with private bathroom (door, foreground  right)

                        Bedroom on wing with private bathroom (door, foreground right)

                      VRBO #332864

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, May 19, 2014

                      $175 - $220 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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