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Peaceful, Secluded Brookside Home in Litchfield County

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms plus convertible sofa, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

We call our wonderful vacation home, 'Serenity', because all your stress and worries will disappear when you're here!

This beautifully renovated, 120 year-old former mill sits just feet away from a lovely brook on a 7-acre, heavily wooded lot just off of Route 4 in Litchfield county, CT. In the summer, open the windows and you can hear the water flowing by from every room in the house. You'll love falling asleep to the sound!

There's lots of room to explore on the property. Splash around in the brook, watch for trout, or just sit and gaze at the waterfall. We're very close to the Audubon preserve, so you never know what rare birds you might see (there's a Blue Heron that loves to stalk the brook trout right next to the house). Like looking at nature but don't want to be out in it? You'll love the screened in patio with large sliding glass doors on three sides.

Feel like relaxing with a good movie? You'll enjoy the flat-screen TV and 24 hr. On-Demand movies through Comcast. Classic movie buffs will enjoy our Alfred Hitchcock movie library. Alfred Hitchcock was a good friend of a previous owner and often vacationed at the house! Of course, you'll never find a better spot for curling up with a good book.

Check out all the dining, shopping, and other activities available in beautiful Litchfield County, then come home and relax with a bubble bath in the huge clawfoot tub.

There's a fully-stocked kitchen with everything you need for whipping up a great meal and a nice big gas grill for those summer cookouts.

In the winter months, you'll love being surrounded by a wintry wonderland as you are warmed by the cozy fireplace. Winter sports fans will enjoy the nearby Mohawk Ski Resort.

*note: There is also a four-room caretaker's cottage on the property (opposite the garage, cannot be seen from main house) that is currently occupied. Contact us for more details.

We know once you've experienced 'Serenity', you'll never want to leave!

Keywords: House, Brook, River, Stream, Waterfront, Cottage, Country, Litchfield, Secluded, Quiet

More Details

Owner
Heather Jurewicz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Amenities

Sharon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full size bath upstairs with claw-foot tub and separate shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable queen size fold-out in Living Room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
7 private wooded acres with flowing brook and waterfall (water level seasonal)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful, Secluded Brookside Home in Litchfield County
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Stratford, CT
4

Lovely area. Close enough to everything we needed, the fishing we wanted to do, hiking, peaceful !

  • 4 of 5

Slept like we have never before, the running stream was a delight, the dense trees. Would definitely want to return. We were there for six weeks and could stay longer. Everything was available we needed.

Was surprised to find such a busy road close by, scenic but well travelled on week ends by motorcycles. It did not spoil our visit.

The owners are very responsive and available.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house for a small group.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults, a toddler, and a dog.The house itself is one of those classic colonial homes that has had many small additions over the years, which is pretty interesting. There was ample space for everyone, and the bedrooms are spread out in a way so you have plenty of privacy should you need it. It's very nice waking up to the sounds of the brook each morning. Just note that the sunroom isn't usable in the winter (which we anticipated), but I bet in the summer it's wonderful. The towns nearby are incredibly nice, and the nearby state park is beautiful as well! We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please join us again soon! :) Heather
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4

Relaxing, away, and exactly what the doctor krdered

  • 4 of 5

My stay at Serenity was nice. I read the reviews and New about the long path. It was appropriately lit and the path was cleared of snow. Because we stayed in the world yet, the nice three season porch was too cold to use. It is important to note that it is right on the main road and the person that lives on the property IS viewable from the main house - you share a garage with him. Although, he was no bother, but if your hoping to NOT run into anyone or see anyone, that will most likely not happen. The owners were responsive - we had the wifi go down and they responded immediately which was great. There were no curtains in the bedrooms and three season porch which was weird - I would recommend them for at least the upstairs bedroom as the lights from the road at night light up the whole room. There was only one role of paper towels and two smaller rolls of toilet paper - so we had to get those items (really not a big deal.). I have stayed at a few VRBO properties now and I would stay here again. The place has huge character, old crooked floors, fireplace it was very cozy. If your looking for more things like a dishwasher or cell signal, probably not for you. But if your looking for a place that's away, with a cool stream/brook running through this is your spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT
5

Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice, cozy getaway for Thanksgiving. The home is older but updated with many modern touches. Its a nice place to stay when you need to get away from city life.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm, cozy and a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, friend and I enjoyed a girls trip mid-October and it was the best trip I have ever been on! Staying in your beautiful home added to the small town, charming experience! It is in a wonderful location, not far from other towns but just far enough that you feel like you're in your own little world. We felt very safe, cozy and really enjoyed our stay! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll join us again soon! Best wishes, Heather :)
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5

Great Location - Perfect House for Our Trip

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, perfect for our group. The setting is beautiful and the brook behind the house is really nice(and sounds wonderful through the bedroom windows). The gas fireplace was very nice on chilly mornings or when we returned in the evening. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom and was perfect for my mother who accompanied us on the trip. Owners were super responsive and very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Prime fall foliage country on designated 'Scenic Route'. Minutes away from the Sharon Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort, Housatonic State Forest and Housatonic Meadows State Park, Kent Falls State Park, Appalachian Trail, and Historic Cornwall Covered Bridge. Many nearby cultural activities, including the TriArts Playhouse. Several nearby lakes with public beaches. Countless summer and fall concerts and festivals. Close to fine dining and world-class antique shopping. 15 minute drive to Wassiac Train Station (2 hr train to Grand Central Station and Broadway shows)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Holiday rate: $250/night (no extra per person charge), $1500/week
Please note, if renting weekly/monthly, no extra charge per person over 2 adults, only applies to the standard rate per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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