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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!

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Last updated: 10/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sheffield house description

Enjoy your vacation in a beautiful historic house located in the heart of the Berkshires. Located two and a quarter hours north of New York City, this circa-1770s center chimney colonial will charm and delight your family and guests. 88 acres of land with views of Mt. Washington and Mount Everett promises privacy, peace and quiet. Search 'Berkshire Winter Rental' on Vimeo to see a winter video of the house.

With 3100 sq. ft of wood floors and elegant decor, this spacious house was renovated with two additions: sunroom with master bedroom above, and the gourmet kitchen. The original portion of the house includes a den with fireplace and 42" plasma tv with satellite surround sound home theater system. Built-in bookshelves have loads of great reading and an eclectic DVD library that should have something for everyone. The Parlor is a wood-paneled room with wood-burning stove and door opening up to a small deck with adirondack chairs for lounging. This is a great room for entertaining. Connecting to the parlor is the traditional dining room which has a table that can seat 10 and a fireplace.

In the Master Suite, wake up to beautiful mountain views particularly spectacular during fall foliage season, and go to bed relaxed after taking a soak in the private master bath jacuzzi. Vaulted ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and walk-around deck make this room a relaxing retreat. All bedrooms feature Ipod docking stations, down comforters and fans. All bathrooms feature hair dryers, robes and plush towels.

Bedrooms: In addition to the spacious master, there are three guestrooms with great architectural details like original wood beams and hardwood floors. The upstairs landing with skylights and gas stove features a day bed perfect for reading in the afternoon.
Kitchen: The gourmet kitchen features top-notch equipment like a Viking eight-burner stove and Subzero refrigerator and is fully-stocked with cookware, utensils, barware, dishware and other essential cooking tools. Hook up your IPod to the kitchen stereo system and whistle while you cook! A secondary kitchen with a second dishwasher makes entertaining for larger groups (and cleaning up!) easy.

Flower gardens are in abundance and you will be enticed to the hammock to totally unwind and soak in the incredible mountain views. Or after playing a round of tennis on the clay court, enjoy a glass of iced-tea on the patio and plan your summer bbq with friends and family gathered around the teak patio furniture with umbrella.

Other amenities include: two fireplaces, wood-burning stove, gas stove, air conditioning in the tv room, master suite and sunroom, satellite HDTV, DVD, VCR, stereo, CDs, Jacuzzi tub, microwave, dishwasher, linens, washer/dryer, and three-story, two-car garage and ping-pong game room on the 2nd story.

Smoking is **strictly not permitted.**

Keywords: skiing, snow, fall foliage, tanglewood, berkshires, mountains, hiking


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years of age...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                A pet fee will apply...moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • On-site activities: Tennis (picturesque HAR-TRU shared-use court), nature walks through forest protected by a conservation easement. **Opening of the court in the spring is dependent upon winter and spring weather (usually mid-May to October). Please inquire when booking. SKI RESORTS: For the winter ski season, the house has close proximity to two local family-friendly mountains. Catamount Ski Resort is just 6 miles away and Butternut is 12 miles away in Great Barrington. Jiminy Peak Ski Resort is a larger mountain with more advanced terrain and is 1 hour away. After your day on the hill, stop for dinner at the cozy Stagecoach Tavern, less than a mile from the house and serving wonderful farm-to-table cuisine. HIKING: Race Brook Falls trailhead is a short walk down the dirt road where you'll discover a beautiful 3-tier waterfall It's not a stretch to say thatto say that "Hawaiian waterfall" comes to mind when you visit Race Brook during the summer months. ...moreless


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

                    We transferred all our music to our ITunes library and left our CDS for you. It's an eclectic mix!...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DirecTV HD connected to a 42" plasma....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    We put together a selection of DVDS that should offer something for everyone. We looked to Siskel and Ebert for a little help!...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain
                      • Mountain View:

                        Beautiful views of Mt. Race and Mt. Everett looking west....moreless

                      • River
                      • Ski-In:

                        The house is not ski-in, but two local ski resorts are within 15 minutes of the house....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis


                          • Dining Room


                          • Activities Guide
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            The tv room has a window-mounted unit. The master bedroom and sunroom have separate Fujitsu units....moreless

                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access:

                            High speed internet available via satellite service provider, HughesNet....moreless

                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Fireplace
                          • Firewood
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Garage:

                            The second story of the garage has a ping-pong room....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            In the upstairs landing there is a Vermont Castings enamel gas stove....moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Linens Provided:

                            High-thread count sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes....moreless

                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Shampoo
                          • Sunbed
                          • Telephone
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            (2) There are two fireplaces: one in the dining room and one in the tv room....moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            There is a wood-burning Vermont Castings stove in the wood-paneled parlor in the center (and oldest) part of the house. It's a great place to have a romantic dinner!...moreless


                          • Blender
                          • Catering Available:

                            We have a list of local caterers should you need them....moreless

                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Top-Notch Kitchen: Viking 8-Burner Gas Stove, Sub-zero Refrigerator, Cast-iron cookware and full range of cooking utensils and drinkware....moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            There are two dishwashers....moreless

                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen:

                            A second kitchen includes a second sink and dishwasher. When we entertain, we set up this area as a bar. Kitchen features separate IPod stereo sound system....moreless

                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Sub-zero refrigerator ...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                          • Balcony:

                            Master bedroom has a wrap-around balcony....moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Bicycles
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The kitchen patio has a teak dining set and the flower garden patio has a table and chairs along with two sun chaises. ...moreless

                          • Large Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Raft
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Tennis Court
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Wood Deck

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Indoor Hot Tub
                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Jetted Tub:

                            Master Bedroom features a jacuzzi tub....moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Mar 16 - May 31, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Housecleaning $150
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Taxes Not included


                              Higher rates will apply for holiday weekends. Site fee applies for weddings and group events.

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                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Ski

                              Car: Necessary

                              Our Welcome Book features a list of local information related to: antiques shopping, dining, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Tanglewood, and art exhibits in the area.

                              SWIMMING: In the summer months, a refreshing dip is a must for cooling off. Here are some ideas:

                              Green River Water Hole: amazing spot! (2.5 miles north from S. Egremont on Route 23)

                              Lake Mansfield: a 40 acre body of water less than a mile from downtown Great Barrington. The lake has historically been a site for recreation, social gatherings, and solitude. Generations of swimmers have enjoyed its cool waters. A small beach with lifeguard and roped off swimming area is great for families with children.


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                              • Kitchen Entrance to the house

                                Kitchen Entrance to the house

                              • Aerial photo shows how private and pristine this location truly is.

                                Aerial photo shows how private and pristine this location truly is.

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Eat-in kitchen and outdoor patio with teak dining set and BBQ

                                Eat-in kitchen and outdoor patio with teak dining set and BBQ

                              • Piano in the sunroom

                                Piano in the sunroom

                              • TV Room with fireplace (not shown) and surround sound movie system.

                                TV Room with fireplace (not shown) and surround sound movie system.

                              • Master Bathroom with jacuzzi

                                Master Bathroom with jacuzzi

                              • Queen Bedroom 2

                                Queen Bedroom 2

                              • Upstairs landing/reading nook with daybed and gas stove

                                Upstairs landing/reading nook with daybed and gas stove

                              • Club Tennis

                                Club Tennis

                              • Nighttime sky

                                Nighttime sky

                              • Wedding Arbor

                                Wedding Arbor

                              • WInter


                              • Gourmet Cook's Kitchen

                                Gourmet Cook's Kitchen

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Sunroom with doors to tiled patio and flower gardens

                                Sunroom with doors to tiled patio and flower gardens

                              • Parlor with woodburning stove

                                Parlor with woodburning stove

                              • Master Bedroom with wrap-around deck

                                Master Bedroom with wrap-around deck

                              • Queen bedroom 1

                                Queen bedroom 1

                              • Twin bedroom

                                Twin bedroom

                              • Secret attic playroom

                                Secret attic playroom

                              • Har-tru tennis court

                                Har-tru tennis court

                              • View from the tennis court

                                View from the tennis court

                              VRBO #95599

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

                              $550 - $571 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

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                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 10/07/2014
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