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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • 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

              • Catering Available:

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

              • Dishwasher:

                There are two dishwashers....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Sub-zero refrigerator ...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave


              • 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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Wood Fireplace:

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

              • Gas Fireplace:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Garage:

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

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Covered Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace

              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


                  • 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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player


                  • Broadband Access:

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

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Master Bedroom features a jacuzzi tub....moreless

                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Bicycles
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-In:

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

                  • Mountain View:

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


                  • Museums
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming


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                  from 28 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


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


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

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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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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 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

                  • 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

                  • Den with fireplace and surround-sound system

                    Den with fireplace and surround-sound 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

                  VRBO #95599

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $525 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 3-31 nights
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