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The Dacha: Summer Retreat, Winter Skiing in the Berkshires.

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The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Stephentown house description

The Dacha - a romantic, artsy, two-story home on the New York side of the Berkshires, close to the art hubs of Western Mass - combines full amenities with rustic country style, the privacy of a wooded setting and spectacular views from every window.

A Russian word for country home, 'dacha' (rhymes with cha-cha) reflects the origins of the owner. It conjures images of relaxing days and evenings with family and friends far from the city's hectic life.

Minutes drive from the ski lifts of Juminy Peak or hiking, boating and swimming at Cherry Plain State Park

The emblem of the house is the painting of a moose family at lunch, a copy of the Russian masterpiece by Alexei Stepanov in the Tretyakov Collection in Moscow.

The DACHA offers:

• Three bedrooms, two baths, sleeps up to 10 people
• Large living room (The Loft) upstairs
• Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, granite counters, microwave, dishwasher
• Dinner area with a working brick fireplace adjoining kitchen
• Washer and dryer
• Free wireless high-speed internet throughout the house
• Large HD satellite TV with DirectTV Premiun package (HBO, Cinemax, Sports channels)
• DVD and CD library, chessboard, and stuffed animals offering entertainment to every age and taste. Should you wish to party, there is enough dancing space in the loft.
• Yamaha keyboard for musicians
• Heating and air-conditioning

PRICING

$ 200 per night for a party of 5, then $ 40 daily for each extra guest, or:

$ 1100 per week rental for a party of 5, then $ 100 for each extra guest

Full logistical support. I am always accessible via telephone or electronically, and there is a house manager living in 10 minutes driving distance

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Skiing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Standard pricing
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      $900 $2,700

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $75
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      No smoking, pets are welcome


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      33 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albany International Airport
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Christiansen's Tavern at Jiminy Peak
                      23 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Mass Turnpike I-90
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Mario's Restaurant, New Lebanon, NY
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Jiminy Peak
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, MA

                      Car: Necessary

                      Notwithstanding the serene setting of the house, the area is abundant with culture,

                      Williamstown, MA (18 miles away) is a major cultural spot of New England. It is home to Williams College, the world renowned Clark Art collection and the Tony-Awarded Williamstown Theater Festival, which runs every July and August.

                      For music lovers, 19 miles away is Tanglewood - the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and widely known as one of the world's most beloved music festivals (opens on June 28 and runs through August 30).

                      The Meissner's Auction in the nearby New Lebanon attracts antiques collectors every Saturday night.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: I am a retired professor of biology in New York City, who loves traveling.

                      Why the Owner Chose Stephentown:
                      The house was purchased and totally redesigned and renovated in 2000. It has since been used by our family as a vacation home. The skiing at Jiminy Peak in the winter, the hikes and lake swimming in the summer, the colors of the fall foliage combined with the year-round cultural offerings of Williamstown and Tanglewood made our times here relaxing and stimulating through the years.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, russian
                       

                      Photos

                      • The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

                        The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

                      • Wooded setting

                        Wooded setting

                      • Spacious master bathroom with a cast iron tub

                        Spacious master bathroom with a cast iron tub

                      • South view from master bedroom

                        South view from master bedroom

                      • The Loft sofa

                        The Loft sofa

                      • Staircase with some of the Dacha's art

                        Staircase with some of the Dacha's art

                      • The dining area

                        The dining area

                      • 'Soviet Corner' -first floor bathroom with adjoining shower featuring USSR theme

                        'Soviet Corner' -first floor bathroom with adjoining shower featuring USSR theme

                      • Jiminy Peak, 5 miles

                        Jiminy Peak, 5 miles

                      • For antiques lovers

                        For antiques lovers

                      • Nestled in the pines

                        Nestled in the pines

                      • Master bedroom opens to serene north, west and south views.

                        Master bedroom opens to serene north, west and south views.

                      • West view from master bedroom

                        West view from master bedroom

                      • North view from master bedroom with an ancient birch tree

                        North view from master bedroom with an ancient birch tree

                      • Second floor  living room - 'The Loft'

                        Second floor living room - 'The Loft'

                      • The Loft entertainment center with HD satellite TV, audio, keyboard and CD and DVD library.

                        The Loft entertainment center with HD satellite TV, audio, keyboard and CD and DVD library.

                      • Kitchen, with black granite counters and windows facing north.

                        Kitchen, with black granite counters and windows facing north.

                      • The fireplace

                        The fireplace

                      • The smaller first floor bedroom

                        The smaller first floor bedroom

                      • Swimming and boating at Pontoosuc Lake - 15 miles

                        Swimming and boating at Pontoosuc Lake - 15 miles

                      • A major cultural center, 18 miles

                        A major cultural center, 18 miles

                      • The Taconic Sculpture Park - must see, 23 miles

                        The Taconic Sculpture Park - must see, 23 miles

                      $200 per night (USD)
                      3

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2014
                      Speaks: english, russian
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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