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Golden Victorian Set in the Charming Berkshires

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


About the property

Spacious 3 Bedroom House, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

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. There are now 3.5 bathrooms, 2 of which have jet showers and walk-in closets. Most guests prefer to enter through the back door as its the entrance closest to large back parking area, and leads right to the heart of the home. The kitchen; is designed in more of a professional manner, as well as being open, airy and easy to use. From the kitchen, leads a large, creatively decorated dining room and half bath. The dining room continues to a smaller collaborating area which includes a nice music player and our "globe bar". All of this extending into the living room allows for a very open, enjoyable atmosphere. It exists in the center of a small village, and this well-insulated home does well at keeping the inside 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 of the house as well as land owners right next door. This house holds a very large lawn in the back including chickens and an organically grown garden. Also includes a large parking area with some storage space in one of the garages.

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.

Property is under new management, updated photos soon to come!

Keywords: Victorian 1890's Townhouse

More Details

Property Manager
Danielle Lis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Danielle Lis

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.

Danielle Lis purchased this house in 1998

Why Danielle Lis chose Housatonic

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 attempt using all organic products and we try to be energy efficient. We aim to please!! We do offer a yoga space and a mediation space. Please always feel free to let us know if we can supply you with anything in particular.

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 - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 , Sink 69 square ft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Duel variety sinks 69 square feet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 60 square ft
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Five jet shower 150 square ft
  • Half bath downstairs with beautiful art walls. Bathroom with master bedroom offers 5-jet shower, double sinks and a beautiful soaking tub. Second bedroom offers bathroom attached with another 5-jet shower and ample storage space. Third bedroom would use hallway bathroom with tub/shower combination bath. We offer a spa like setting to each of the bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 120 square ft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 144 square ft includes day bed/pulls out to 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3),Twin or Single Beds (2), Futon (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • 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
Quiet street with a family/dog park as well a convenience store, and a resturant/pub a short walk away. Close to Butternut and Catamount for winter fun. Also close to Kripalu, Shakespeare and Co, Mahaiwe Theater and Barrington Stage. (Many entertainment venues). There are many hiking spots, walking trails, scenic drives, lakes, delicious local food options from coffee shops to farmers markets. If you're really looking for that family fun spot with exercise rooms, a game room, gymnasium, or a pool and hot tub/sauna, Berkshire South Reg. Community Center is only a five minute drive down the road with Simon's rock only about ten behind it. Opera singer Alessandra Marc stayed in the house and mentioned the acoustics are great for singing. We can also hold parties for whatever the occasion.


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Golden Victorian Set in the Charming Berkshires
average rating of 4.8125 based on 34 reviews
Harwich, MA

Wonderful old Victorian with modern kitchen and baths

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space to spread out. Chrissie Glass, the caretaker of the property was helpful and accomodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were great guests would love to have them again
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Wonderful Berkshire Victorian

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for Christmas and had a wonderful time. Christmas lights decorated the front porch and a fully decorated Christmas Tree lit up the main parlor. Christina greeted us, toured us around the house and introduced us to the fully equipped kitchen, stocked with spices, teas, coffees and many other goodies. It was snowy and frigid outside but well heated cozy inside and the large parking lot and driveway were plowed early. The bedrooms and baths are very roomy with excellent showers, more than ample towels and linens. Comfortable furniture,TV, Internet, CD player, many DVDs all available, a wonderful place to spend some time,

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for large groups, well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent this house while in the area for a friend's wedding. Originally we had 6 adults but ended up being only 4. The house makes the most sense for a larger party -- plenty of bathrooms and areas to share space. Chrissy, who manages the property, stocked the kitchen with more food than the four of us could eat-- this level of service was something above and beyond what we had expected so it's worth mentioning. The kitchen is very well equipped and would be great for hosting any group event (holiday, reunion, etc). Showers had great water pressure. House is old fashioned in decor, which seems appropriate for the historic area.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mahopac, New York

A Perfect Home for a Weekend Getaway with Family! A Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! Chrissie Glass, the caretaker is wonderful.. All you need to pack is our clothes.... Bathrooms are stocked with every toiletries imaginable.. The kitchen is stocked as well... She went to the store for extras.. Lots of room for you and guests to enjoy the home and not step all over each other... The bedrooms are large! Beds are comfortable! I enjoyed coffee on the front porch in the morning... Quiet street and neighbors are friendly!

I'm definitely going to stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great would love to have you guys again
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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: September 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: September 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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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
Additional Guest Fee $25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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