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Soho Chic Meets Historic Charmer, Walk to Town & Abutting Nature Preserve

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Completely stocked & updated kitchen with all the modern conveniences

Completely stocked & updated kitchen with all the modern conveniences Restored Grand Dame in historic Lenox Bright living room with large screen TV Separate spaces with an open flow allow for ease and comfort Sophisticated formal dining for eight people Cozy library is completely private for quiet activities Old world paneling and elegant colors create an ambience of serenity Comfortable seating area off kitchen has french doors opening to patio Spacious master bedroom has plenty of light and king-sized bed Master bedroom is equipped with wall to wall closets and TV Marble and tumbled stone tiling with a walk-in shower and jet tub Jack and Jill baths offer the flexibility of two private baths Rear bedroom has private bath with view of garden & woods Built-ins feature loads of storage and window seats Front bedroom captures floods of morning sunlight Features wall to wall built-in for plenty of storage The "gold room" is quiet and soothing with a queen bed More built-ins make the best use of space Bath features clawfoot tub, tiled walk-in shower & laundry Ample walk-in shower is tiled with "subway" tiles Formal front foyer is warm and inviting First floor tiled bath with walk-in shower Gorgeous bluestone patio off kitchen is private, shady  and tranquil Patio is surrounded by gardens and woods of the nature preserve

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lenox house description

This historic Lenox beauty is a mere four block walk to the town's center and a stone's throw to Tanglewood. Built in 1892 by E.E. Parsons, the home is reminiscent of a bygone era with lazy summers spent on the
wrap-around porch greeting neighbors and passersby. E.E. Parsons daughter married into the Kennedy family, for which the town's nature preserve, Kennedy Park, is named. The property on which the house stands today abuts the 180-acre park, with its extensive network of groomed trails and scenic overlooks. Access to the park is right out the back door.

This piece of Lenox history was lovingly restored to its original grandeur between 2005-2007. A complete update of the services, systems, interior, exterior, as well as new bathrooms and kitchens, were executed under the discriminating direction of the home's owner/designer. Quality workmanship, with an emphasis on authenticity, abounds throughout this 4 bedroom/4 bath Victorian home.


Interior : The interior appointments in this property: Gleaming, restored hardwood floors throughout the first floor; Plush 100% wool carpeting on the second floor; Granite countertops, energy star stainless appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchen; Baths have either a combination of hardwood floors with ceramic tiling and/or tumbled marble; Built-in custom cabinetry in the bedrooms.

Exterior: A great location: 2 minutes to Tanglewood; Walk to town; Abutting the nature preserve; Four minutes to gourmet food shopping; A lovely and private rear bluestone patio surrounded by a dry-laid rock retaining wall and beautiful perennial gardens; A rocking chair, wrap-around porch.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            marble bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            marble bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

            tiled bath & laundry...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Large-screen TV in the living room. Another TV in the master bedroom...moreless

          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Music Library:

            Extensive CD collection. Please feel free to copy, but treat them kindly!...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Room

                          General

                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Local Maps
                          • Security System
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Four off-street parking spots...moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Built in 1892, this house was designed to work with nature. Subsequently, it has a large wrap around porch and is abutting a wooded hill, which both provide lots of shade on the house and keeps it much cooler than outdoor temperatures. We provide A/C units in the bedrooms. Most of our visitors tell us they never turn them on!...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            100% cotton, high thread count linens are provided, along with fluffy, down pillows (and extra protectors). We provide down comforters and cotton duvet covers for chilly nights and comfy summers. All laundered with eco-friendly soap....moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            We have three. They are ornamental only....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator:

                            French door fridge. Bottom freezer. Ice Maker. Filtered water. ...moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Everything you could need at home. All in stainless, glass and cast iron or wood....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Kitchen:

                            We live a healthy, macrobiotic lifestyle. The kitchen features a food pantry, 5-ring gas stove, toaster, blender, coffee maker and grinder, electric kettle, hand mixers etc. We are avid cooks and there are plenty of spices as well as a full compliment of cookware in healthy stainless, glass or cast iron. There is also a nice sitting room in the kitchen with glass french doors to the patio and barbecue....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Spacious bluestone patio with hand-laid stone retaining wall. This is surrounded by blooming shrubs and lush perennial gardens and woods beyond. The patio feels like a private oasis with relaxing sunny mornings and shade in the latter half of the day, when you need it....moreless

                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            Actually, wrap around porch, but there is no VRBO option for this. Faces street and side yard...moreless

                          • Large Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            Air Spa tub for soaking tired muscles in the master bath. This is much more hygenic than a jet tub...moreless

                          • Spa Whirlpool
                          • Jacuzzi
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great getaway home

                            Great getaway home

                            • Guest Jake B.
                            • Date of stay 09/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                            I stayed the weekend at this house with a group of 8 for a nearby wedding and it was the perfect spot. Plenty of space, as it was Very easy to feel at home from the moment we arrived. It was a quick walk downtown and our group was the envy of any other wedding guest who ha the opportunity to visit it. I would definitely stay here again on a future trip

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                          • Perfect home for a relaxing weekend

                            Perfect home for a relaxing weekend

                            • Guest Lyndsey T.
                            • Date of stay 09/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/27/13
                            We had a wonderful time at this house! It is beautifully renovated, very clean and very spacious! It was plenty of room for four couples. It was also a really nice walk into town-very close!

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                          • Comfort and relaxation in a gem of a home.

                            Comfort and relaxation in a gem of a home.

                            • Guest joyce g.
                            • Date of stay 08/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                            The house is perfectly situated near the lovely town of Lenox. Full of great shops and dining options and also close to Tanglewood. Enjoyed hiking in Kenedy Park which is also a short walk from the home. All the comforts of home were there and the added benefit of many new features throughout the house made it a comfort and pleasure to stay in.

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                          • Lovely home near great beginner ski slopes

                            Lovely home near great beginner ski slopes

                            • Guest Lisa S.
                            • Date of stay 02/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/22/13
                            We stayed at this lovely property within walking distance of the Lenox business district over Presidents Day weekend 2013. The property was spacious, tastefully decorated and clean. Our group included 4 adults and 4 children (ages 3-8). As our stay was in the winter and our goal of the weekend was to introduce our children to downhill skiing, we spent the majority of our time at nearby Butternut mountain (appx 20 min drive). Butternut turned out to be a perfect place for families with beginning skiers: reasonably priced lift tickets and rentals, high quality rental equipment, lots of bunny hills with "magic carpet" lifts and very nice, mature ski school instructors. We did not get to sample many of the restaurants in town but heard rave reviews of both Alta and Nudel; we did get to try Haven for breakfast and loved it! Overall, we had a lovely stay and thank Laura the owner for making us all so welcome!

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                          • Wonderful place for a holiday weekend

                            Wonderful place for a holiday weekend

                            • Guest Steve (Brooklyn, NY)
                            • Date of stay 11/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/11/13
                            Our family immensely enjoyed staying at this house. It was cozy and neat, and we felt at home in no time. The owner was extremely pleasant, courteous and helpful respecting our stay both in the house and in the Berkshire area. We would highly recommend staying here, and enjoying all the attractions of Lenox and environs.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great place to stay in the Berkshires

                            Great place to stay in the Berkshires

                            • Guest Natalie C.
                            • Date of stay 10/05/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/07/12
                            The house was wonderful. I stayed here with 7 of my friends and the house more than met our expectations. It was really spacious (all rooms had atleast a queen a bed) and was a great place to stay with a big group of people. I would most definitely stay here again and recommend this place to others!

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                          • Dream Home in Lenox

                            Dream Home in Lenox

                            • Guest User (Tribeca, NYC)
                            • Date of stay 09/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/12/12
                            We were going to a wedding of friends who own a home in Lenox & asked the bride to be to check out a few of the homes we looked at on VRBO. We were going to be 3 couples attending the wedding with the groom to be spending the night before the wedding with us. The bride to be got back to us saying this house was the nicest of all the homes & that we would fall in love with it & never want to leave & she was right. The home was perfectly situated for a walk into town or for a walk through Kennedy Park which abutts the backyard. The antique home has been lovingly restored with antiques & modern conveniences. My husband & I were the first couple to arrive on Fri evening & had a hard time deciding which bedroom to take since they were all different & exquisitly appointed. We settled on the master since it had the king bed & we loved the en suite bathroom with the boating wood flooring. After the Friday evening food & drink we returned to the house & all comfortably sat in the living room or I should say the largest of the living rooms since ther were several. The next day after a great brunch at Haven in town, we returned to the house to lounge around in preparation for the soon to be exhausting debauchery of eating, drinking & dancing at the wedding. Since all the guys were lawyers with big trials to prepare for, the large dining room table became the workspace while the rest of us relaxed, reading the paper in the sitting room off of the kitchen or in the living room reading the fabulous books of the owners. We all loved the fully equipped kitchen, especially the huge butcher block which served as an island although we hardly used it at all. It was a wet weekend so we didn't take advantage of sitting out on the back patio which looked so inviting with serene landscaping & the park woods beyond the home. You can't miss enjoying yourself at this home!

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                          • Charming, spacious gem just outside Lenox

                            Charming, spacious gem just outside Lenox

                            • Guest sharon s.
                            • Date of stay 09/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/04/12
                            This historic property is located within an easy walk of downtown Lenox with all of its attractions and a block away from a beautiful state park. The house is set back from the road and very private, with a lovely garden and a stunning stone wall encircling the patio. The gardens are fading at his time of year, but are creatively planted and well-tended. The house itself has been beautifully restored with a perfect balance struck between maintaining its charming character and providing a comfortable living environment. The sizable bedrooms are fitted out with well-crafted built-in cabinets. the wood flooring downstairs in is well maintained and the carpet upstairs was in pristine condition during our stay. The bathrooms, linens and lighting were what one might expect to find in an excellent hotel. We were not able to take advantage of the kitchenf since we were committed for meals elsewhere but it was a equipped with top o the line appliance. The common areas was cozy. Overall, the house was a perfect melding of luxurious and livability.

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                          • Wonderful place to stay while enjoying Lenox

                            Wonderful place to stay while enjoying Lenox

                            • Guest Aaron P.
                            • Date of stay 08/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/12
                            The house was charming and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and very easy to work in. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and on the back patio and also in the very comfortable den in the house. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and nicely appointed bathrooms. We enjoyed the wonderful walk into town every morning. No complaints at all and we hope to have an opportunity to come back for a longer stay.

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                          • Wonderful place to stay while enjoying Lenox

                            Wonderful place to stay while enjoying Lenox

                            • Guest Aaron P.
                            • Date of stay 08/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/12
                            The house was charming and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and very easy to work in. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and on the back patio and also in the very comfortable den in the house. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and nicely appointed bathrooms. We enjoyed the wonderful walk into town every morning. No complaints at all and we hope to have an opportunity to come back for a longer stay.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Mar 16 - May 24, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $695
                          $3,150 $5,000
                          Late Spring
                          May 25 - Jun 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $795
                          $3,885 $5,000
                          Summer
                          Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,950 $11,000
                          Autumn
                          Sep 3 - Oct 21, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $795
                          $3,885 $5,000
                          Late Autumn
                          Oct 22 - Dec 14, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $695
                          $3,150 $5,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $795
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change

                          Peak period rates apply for holiday periods (other than summer)

                          Monthly rates available (except as indicated) upon request

                          Long term rates available upon request

                          Deposit of 50% required at time of booking to reserve space

                          Final payment due two months prior to arrival date

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                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: Hi All, I originally grew up in Orange County, NY in a community very similar to the Berkshires. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City where I began a 20-year career in the travel industry. During the course of those years, I worked in nearly every aspect of travel with a discriminating clientele. My husband and I moved to the Berkshires in 1998 and purchased an historic, four family building in Great Barrington, which I converted to short term, furnished vacation and corporate rental business. I ran that business for 12 years, with great success. In 2004, we purchased this Lenox beauty, which required an extensive gut renovation. Between 2005-2007, we rebuilt this house from foundation to chimney. At this point, I studied and passed my Massachusetts Real Estate and Construction Supervisor exams. I now work for Berkshire Property Agents in Great Barrington - the number 1 sales agency in South County for two years running - and have my own development business, Green Gables. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC breast cancer. Through drive, research and commitment, I beat it in six months - without surgery. I have started a non-profit. WIN (Women's Integrative Network) to enlighten women struggling with cancer about options and tools available to them utilizing integrative medicine. In 2011, I turned my attention to the renovation of our historic multi-family building in Great Barrington, which I spearheaded as designer, developer and general contractor. The building is now on the market as four gorgeous and spacious (1100-1600 SF) condominiums, located four blocks to town on a quiet, dead end street. With my background in the service industries of hospitality and travel, as well as design and construction, I know what travelers want - comfort, convenience, cleanliness, dependability and location.

                          Why the Owner Chose Lenox:
                          The reason I decided to buy this house originally was to renovate and sell it. However, I knew that if selling were not possible, we could always rent it because of the fabulous location. We are truly at the epicenter of all the cultural and natural offerings of the Berkshires. The main gate for Tanglewood is only 1.5 miles away, we have 3 or more golf courses nearby, there are several cultural sites in Lenox either walking distance or within a few miles. Lenox is also right near all the summer stage theater. My husband and I are outdoor enthusiasts and we love the easy access to hiking, biking and swimming. The town has several area beaches on two lakes within a two minute drive. There is a great rail trail about 15 minutes away. My husband and I ride there a lot Spring through Fall. Lenox is nicely situated in the middle of the county, which means it is easy to access attractions north and south. Additionally, the lot on which the house sits abuts the nature preserve. I use those trails every day and can't imagine living without them now. I can go to the grocery store everyday, which is important for us because we eat a very fresh and seasonal, vegan diet. I walk to town nearly every day to go to the post office or run an errand. It is really just a great location.


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                          • Completely stocked & updated kitchen with all the modern conveniences

                            Completely stocked & updated kitchen with all the modern conveniences

                          • Bright living room with large screen TV

                            Bright living room with large screen TV

                          • Sophisticated formal dining for eight people

                            Sophisticated formal dining for eight people

                          • Old world paneling and elegant colors create an ambience of serenity

                            Old world paneling and elegant colors create an ambience of serenity

                          • Spacious master bedroom has plenty of light and king-sized bed

                            Spacious master bedroom has plenty of light and king-sized bed

                          • Marble and tumbled stone tiling with a walk-in shower and jet tub

                            Marble and tumbled stone tiling with a walk-in shower and jet tub

                          • Rear bedroom has private bath with view of garden & woods

                            Rear bedroom has private bath with view of garden & woods

                          • Front bedroom captures floods of morning sunlight

                            Front bedroom captures floods of morning sunlight

                          • The "gold room" is quiet and soothing with a queen bed

                            The "gold room" is quiet and soothing with a queen bed

                          • Bath features clawfoot tub, tiled walk-in shower & laundry

                            Bath features clawfoot tub, tiled walk-in shower & laundry

                          • Formal front foyer is warm and inviting

                            Formal front foyer is warm and inviting

                          • Gorgeous bluestone patio off kitchen is private, shady  and tranquil

                            Gorgeous bluestone patio off kitchen is private, shady and tranquil

                          • Restored Grand Dame in historic Lenox

                            Restored Grand Dame in historic Lenox

                          • Separate spaces with an open flow allow for ease and comfort

                            Separate spaces with an open flow allow for ease and comfort

                          • Cozy library is completely private for quiet activities

                            Cozy library is completely private for quiet activities

                          • Comfortable seating area off kitchen has french doors opening to patio

                            Comfortable seating area off kitchen has french doors opening to patio

                          • Master bedroom is equipped with wall to wall closets and TV

                            Master bedroom is equipped with wall to wall closets and TV

                          • Jack and Jill baths offer the flexibility of two private baths

                            Jack and Jill baths offer the flexibility of two private baths

                          • Built-ins feature loads of storage and window seats

                            Built-ins feature loads of storage and window seats

                          • Features wall to wall built-in for plenty of storage

                            Features wall to wall built-in for plenty of storage

                          • More built-ins make the best use of space

                            More built-ins make the best use of space

                          • Ample walk-in shower is tiled with "subway" tiles

                            Ample walk-in shower is tiled with "subway" tiles

                          • First floor tiled bath with walk-in shower

                            First floor tiled bath with walk-in shower

                          • Patio is surrounded by gardens and woods of the nature preserve

                            Patio is surrounded by gardens and woods of the nature preserve

                          $564 - $795 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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