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Golden Victorian Set in Charming Berkshire Hamlet

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-9)

This lovely 1890's Victorian home was recently remodeled to accommodate more modern tastes, but it has not lost the antique quality of the original. But subsequently, there are now 3.5 bathrooms, 2 of which have jet showers and walk-in closets. The kitchen is designed more in a professional manner, and thus is open and airy and easy to use, as is the creatively decorated large dining room. It exists in the center of a small village, and the house seems to absorb much of the outside noises, so it is very quiet, (on this niche of a street). There is a children's playground about 50 yards from the house and there are very lush gardens, both flower and vegetable in the front and back, and a large lawn in the back, plus a large parking area.

The owner and her assistant are both excellent chefs and are available for catering, though the town of Great Barrington has so many restaurants, that almost every taste could be satisfied! There are also several museums in the area, notably, the Norman Rockwell (7min) and Chesterwood (5min) to name a few, as well as jazz venues, the Arlo Guthrie Center, etc.

Keywords: Victorian 1890's Townhouse

More Details

Property Manager
christina glass
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About christina glass

I am Ruth Adams Bronz, originally of Houston, Texas, but a willing transplant to New York and the Berkshires, have 3 houses in the village of Housatonic. The first one, I bought in 1972 and painted sunflowers on the walls. Then I had a restaurant in West Stockbridge, of regional American cooking (I wrote 2 books on that subject- Cornucopia, and Miss Ruby's American Cooking) and a few years later, established a similar restaurant in New York, which lasted for many years. I just ran back and forth to my house up here. In retirement, I rehabbed the shed into a studio and then bought the big Victorian next to my Sunflower House, and spent a few years rebuilding the Yellow House, with great pleasure. I love all my houses, and gardens, which are truly an oasis, despite being in the center of the village.

christina glass purchased this house in 1998

Why christina glass chose Great Barrington

The house was next door to my primary residence, and the idea originally was that I would move over to this home once it was rebuilt, but I changed my mind and decided to rent it as it is a large home to maintain for a single woman. We use all organic products and we try to be energy efficient. We try to do anything to accommodate you if you need anything we can supply it. We aim to please we do offer a yoga space and a mediation space

What makes this house unique

Great walks in the village-especially in the graveyard, and up around the Housatonic River. The peace and quiet is great, but you still can hear the murmur of happy children playing nearby. The house lends itself well to entertaining and can have many people inside without feeling over crowded. We also offer an organic local breakfast lunch or dinner upon request with an additional charge

Guestbook comments from the manager

We used this house to film a movie and the house was more than enough space for 10 film crew and all the supplies that come along with filming. The pantry and bar was stocked full of stuff the bathrooms had everything you could possible need for your stay I would recommend this house to anyone and the movie is called the gate wide open I would give the host and the house five stars
Mar 2017
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Housatonic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Five jet shower 150 square ft
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Sink 69 square ft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Duel variety sinks 69 square feet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 60 square ft
  • We use all organic products to clean with and we offer a spa like setting to each of the bathrooms we do have a mediation room and all products used are organic
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle bed 312 square ft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 120 square ft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 144 square ft
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2),Twin or Single Beds (1), Futon (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Jet Showers in 2 Bathrooms, substantial parking in back, quiet street, close to skiing at Butternut, Catamount or JimmyPeak close to Shakespeare and Co, Mahaiwe Theater and Barrington Stage, many entertainment venues. We just had a famous opera singer stay here her name was Alessandra Marc and she said the accustists are great for singing. We can also hold parties for Christmas, Easter, Passover, Valentine's Day, Bacherlotte Parties or Birthday Parties. We even held a proposal at the house over they summer.


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Golden Victorian Set in Charming Berkshire Hamlet
average rating of 4.821429 based on 30 reviews

We absolutely loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Everything we needed was there and available. Christine was gracious and hospitable. We loved the house and would recommend this treasure to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay if you would ever like to stay again please let me know you guys were great guests
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for only one night and had a wonderful quick vacation to go apple picking. We look forward to renting here again, but this time for a longer vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you were great guests we would love to have you come again
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. We went to Tanglewood for a concert, this house was just a short drive to Tanglewood. The house was stocked with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Very generous. The refrigerator was stock with cheese and meats and organic fruit and juices. Wine and champagne. Thank you so much , Christine.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay evwr

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and stock with everything that you could possible want the property manager Chrissy was very attentive and if we needed anything we had it within a matter of minutes I would recommend this place to everyone

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 adults and 4 young children had a wonderful time at this home. There was plenty of room for all of us, for all of our cars, and for the children to play ..inside and outdoors. The home was well stocked and clean. The house is located on a quiet side street in a quaint little town and it was very convenient as we traveled around the Berkshire area. We would definitely stay again. Thanks to Christina for all of her help in making this a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

We planned a family get together for a weekend and needed accommodations for 4 adults and 5 children ranging in ages 1 to 10. This house was perfect. The girls were comfortable on the downstairs futon and the older boy had a room upstairs with his own bathroom. Baby had a crib in his parents large room with its own master bath containing a large soaker tub and separate shower. We had the third bedroom with our own private bath. There was a large half bath on the first floor. The kitchen was very well stocked and Chrissy the manager is accommodating and generous. A great place for a large gathering. Nice family neighborhood with a great pub close by and a playground for the kids across the street. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
albany international airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brick house pub
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wassaic train
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cafe adam
Nearest Ski
9 Miles

Kripaulu is 8 miles away the Norman Rockwell is four miles and tanglewood is about 8 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

An additional 25 per person after six people per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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