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Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting for the Main House

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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A $200,000 update over the winter brings a state-of-the-art kitchen and mud room now with a combined dining room. Plus the laundry room has been moved upstairs and we refreshed all five bedrooms and the upstairs bathroom.

Long driveway leads to this private estate with meadows, woods, stream, pond and even a small pear and apple orchard, but you are still only minutes from downtown Great Barrington and 15 minutes from Tanglewood. 80 acres of fields and woodland along with modern amenities such as a private pool. Old world charm inside and out with gracious, large rooms to enjoy the quiet of the mountains when not swimming or taking in a concert. Wonderful stone patio with modern BBQ for evening cookouts or poolside cocktails. Large screened porch when the bugs are out. Washer and dryer in the house makes your stay an easy one. Good kitchen for entertaining or cooking for the family.

Nice mountain and forest views and plenty of trails for private walks. Owner's representative lives nearby should any special needs arise.

We have recently added a 55 inch TV (for videos or games - no cable or TV reception), rebuilt the driveway and repainted many of the rooms.

Off the beaten track, but a short ride to town: Set in the middle of a former 200 acre mink farm, you can put your daily life far behind you when you turn down our third of a mile driveway. Pool, great room and plenty of woods and streams for long quiet walks. While we have no cable TV channels there are many videos and DVDs and you can bring your own or rent downtown. Full wireless internet through almost the entire property.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a gourmet country feast.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 1 queen, 2 doubles, 3 twins, 1 twin bunk bed, 2 sleeper sofas. Private woods, stream, screened porch. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    The Berkshires surround you - with views to the southwest ...moreless

  • Town:

    The "Best small town in America" according to Smithsonian Magazine http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/photos/americas-best-small-towns-16180282/image-16180324...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many public ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    There are many courts nearby in Great Barrington - at the High School and at a nearby club. ...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 3 - Sep 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$400

Changeover Day: Friday

Foliage and Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$350

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley - Hartford
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Edgremont Public
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson NY
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 90 Exit 1
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 great places in Great Barrington
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut

Car: Necessary

Easy access to all the Berkshire cultural amenities and the outstanding South County antique shops and many excellent and award winning dining experiences. Downtown Great Barrington has emerged as the retail center of the Berkshires with many specialty shops. An easy drive to Mass Moca in North Adams or the Clark in Williamstown.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Owned by a three generation family partnership the Nemersons and Chertows of New Haven CT, Westport CT, Baltimore MD and Oakland CA we all welcome you our family compound and hope you enjoy the house and grounds as much as five generations of their families have.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington, MA, USA:
Built in 1927 by Lou and Beatrice Simkins of New York City - he a successful clothing and mink fur manufacturing on 57th Street - what started out as a simple weekend retreat during the 1930s expanded into a prosperous business raising mink and grey fox. In the 1960s the 130 acre estate with four buildings was sold to Reg Nettleton a professional mink rancher. He sold off half the land and ran the business until 1986 when we bought 40 original acres and then added another 40 over time. All remnants of the mink days have been removed by there are still the gracious land vistas and variety of trees and gardens that the Simkins planted during the 1930s and 1940s.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Near downtown but totally private - a great place to get away!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Chinese

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  • Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting for the Main House

    Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting for the Main House

  • A great place to cook and hang out with the family or friends in the Main House

    A great place to cook and hang out with the family or friends in the Main House

  • Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace in Main House

    Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace in Main House

  • One of 5 bedrooms in the Main House

    One of 5 bedrooms in the Main House

  • Grand dining area with large farm table that hold 12 to 16 part of  new kitchen

    Grand dining area with large farm table that hold 12 to 16 part of new kitchen

  • Three season screen porch in the Main House

    Three season screen porch in the Main House

  • 50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

    50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

  • Spectacular trees highlight the 1927 plans

    Spectacular trees highlight the 1927 plans

  • Large pool is well equipped with lounge chairs umbrellas for summer swims

    Large pool is well equipped with lounge chairs umbrellas for summer swims

  • Fully renovated Barn kitchen is waiting for holiday and weekend cooking and fun

    Fully renovated Barn kitchen is waiting for holiday and weekend cooking and fun

  • Second Barn Bedroom looks out over the woods

    Second Barn Bedroom looks out over the woods

  • In the Barn a beautiful new bathroom serves two of the bedrooms

    In the Barn a beautiful new bathroom serves two of the bedrooms

  • 100 acres property from above - 1/3 of mile drive separates you from the worl

    100 acres property from above - 1/3 of mile drive separates you from the worl

  • Everything you need for a great time! [Main House]

    Everything you need for a great time! [Main House]

  • Cozy den with fireplace in the Main House

    Cozy den with fireplace in the Main House

  • Newly completely renovated bathroom with shower in the Main House

    Newly completely renovated bathroom with shower in the Main House

  • New full bath, one of two in the Main House

    New full bath, one of two in the Main House

  • Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

    Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

  • Stroll around the pond - fish or just enjoy

    Stroll around the pond - fish or just enjoy

  • Main House Mud room for staging hikes & outdoor activities. Washer dryer too

    Main House Mud room for staging hikes & outdoor activities. Washer dryer too

  • Barn - We have added a renovated 3+ Bedroom Barn to our rental options

    Barn - We have added a renovated 3+ Bedroom Barn to our rental options

  • Master Barn Bedroom has a bathroom

    Master Barn Bedroom has a bathroom

  • 3rd Barn Bedroom can be set up for adults or kids

    3rd Barn Bedroom can be set up for adults or kids

  • Barn living room plus a 1,000 great room that can sleep many...

    Barn living room plus a 1,000 great room that can sleep many...

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, Chinese
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  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2016
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