VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
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
$ 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
Rates are based on 6 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:
Property Damage Protection$59
No smoking, pets are welcome
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Book with confidence
Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
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.
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.