About the property
- Villa1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4
Originally dating to 1800 's this highly unique property was purchased in 1999 by artist and master craftsman Mario Genova. The interior features plaster throughout, stone, marble and terra cotta mosaic flooring and wonderful architectural details. The cottage sleeps 4. The master suite features wonderful river and mountain views and adjoins a small artists painting/writing studio. The master bath is marble throughout and features mosaic flooring and an over-sized Jacuzzi bath overlooking the river. Upstairs there is a second bedroom and small sitting room. The kitchen is fully equipped and adjoins an elegant dining room. The living room opens on to a large deck equipped with a gas grill and outdoor dining set. The stone floored entryway houses laundry facilities and opens to a small stone dining deck. The perfect artists and writers retreat the cottage is located in a peaceful cul de sac on the banks of the beautiful Housatonic River, and offers an array of wonderful outdoor activities including, boating, canoe and kayak, fishing, swimming, biking, horseback riding and golf. The cottage is a short 10 minute walk to the Appalachian trail for hiking and bird watching and is close to the beautiful twin lakes. In winter months down hill and cross country skiing are close by and there are also many nearby trails for snowshoeing. Just a 10 minute drive to the famed Music Mountain which offers summer long concerts of jazz and classical music. The Cottage is close to the historic villages of Lakeville and Salisbury which both offer fine dining and antiquing and is approximately a 30 minute drive to all the Berkshire attractions. Enjoy day trips to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and CO, Berkshire Theater CO, Jacobs Pillow, Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Museums. Lime Rock Racetrack is a 10 minute drive. Lime Rock is also home to the Nunwell Glass Studio. Our good friends,local glass artists Andrew Pyle and Leslie French, offer classes, treat yourself or plan a couple's day learning to blow glass, you will amaze yourself and your loved ones exploring your creative side, and return home with wonderful treasures to remind you of your experience . Please contact us for details. The cottage is fully equipped with all amenities including hi speed wireless internet, cable TV and stereo system. Daily housekeeping service available , weekly housekeeping service required. Provisions delivery and catering available, we have access to the very finest gourmet, local and organic foods. Arrive to find the kitchen stocked to your specifications or a gourmet meal awaiting you.
Spa and massage services available .Provisions delivery, catering , spa, massage and housekeeping service fees may vary, please contact us for availability, current pricing and options.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Danielle Blade
Mario Genova owner of Great Falls Studio is a classically trained fine artist and a third generation masonry and plaster artisan. Mario offers top quality masonry, architectural plaster and design consultation in northwest Connecticut. In 1999 Mario purchased and began the restoration of a highly unique property in Falls Village, CT. Overlooking the Housatonic River, the cottage at great falls originally dates to the 1800s and was in need of complete and extensive renovation. Over the past decade Mario has transformed the property using recycled and environmentally responsible materials wherever possible and authentic antique fixtures and accents. Mario designed the cottage to reflect his love of Spanish and Italian architecture . Now complete, this captivating property is offered as a vacation retreat. In 2011 Mario purchased his next renovation and remodeling project. Casa Gardenia. Located in Ensenada in beautiful southern Puerto Rico. Please contact us for availability.
Danielle Blade purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Danielle Blade chose Falls Village
The Cottage is a rare gem, showcasing original artwork in each room and stunning architectural details.We provide top quality imported linens and towels and the small but very functional kitchen boasts good quality steel, and Calaphon cookware, also a food processor, espresso machine and french press, grinder etc. We take great pride in our guests comfort. For a very reasonable fee we offer provisions delivery, arrive to find the kitchen stocked to your specifications, we have easy access to the best local and organic foods. Catering is also available.
What makes this Villa unique
The cottage is located in a marvelously unique, cultural area. Plan a spa or health retreat, contact us for information on local day spa's, masseuses and local therapists and holistic practitioners. Tour some local art studio's, take a glass blowing class or just relax with a glass of wine in front of the fire and enjoy the amazing views of both the river and the mountains, which are ever changing and provide constant inspiration , birdwatching along the river offers wonderful entertainment and in early spring bald eagles make their home in one of our tall trees and are seen often flying up river. Close to all the Berkshires has to offer.
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Lovely Cottage and Location
My wife and I spent two days last week at this warm, cozy, beautifully decorated, well-cared for cottage. A great get-a-way that is not too far away. The location is incredibly scenic and private.
We had a wonderful weekend at this property!
The property was beautiful outside and inside! We couldn't have asked for more!
The sweetest rental in Falls Village
We have been coming here for at least five years when visiting our family. It is a beautiful house, furnished and decorated with original works by its artist owners, who are unfailingly attentive and delightful. It is perched on the bank of the Housatonic River at one of its prettiest spots, just above the Great Falls, which you can hear through the stillness of the fresh air. It is extremely comfortable and charming. We especially love the sun room looking out over the river, an inspiring place for reading, writing, or just chilling. The full deck with a cooker is very pleasant in the warmer weather. Highly recommended! We know all the rentals in the area and this one is far and away the best, and at a very fair price.
Absolutely beautiful! Peaceful and relaxing
Where to begin..... the photos do not do the home justice. So many personal and artistic touches. I hated to leave. Everything you need is there. Danielle is a wonderful host and timely in her responses. I highly recommend this cozy home full of love and comfort
A wonderful getaway location.
This was a meticulously clean, perfectly comfortable, and beautifully decorated home.
Thanks also for your prompt and very pleasant communication!
a unique rental
This is an extraordinary place that we have stayed at three times now.
Beautiful inside---really an artistic achievement; see the photos, perhaps especially the bathroom! Has a nice view of the Housatanic River out back, and for me, the special treat of a train track snuggled in between the river and the house! Train goes by a couple of times a day. A thrill! The place is snug and there's not much lawn, but there is a large deck which adds significant space in good weather, and a number of special, unexpected places, like the little sun room attached to the bedroom which was a perfect place for me to write. And the location is terrific. Danielle and Mario were splendid to deal with and very helpful.
Rare property available for vacation rental in Falls Village Ct. The perfect artists and writers retreat the cottage is located in a peaceful cul de sac on the banks of the beautiful Housatonic River, and offers an array of wonderful outdoor activities including, boating, canoe and kayak, fishing, swimming, biking, horseback riding and golf. The cottage is a short 10 minute walk to the Appalachian trail for hiking and bird watching and is close to the beautiful twin lakes. In winter months down hill and cross country skiing are close by and there are also many nearby trails for snowshoeing. Just a 10 minute drive to the famed Music Mountain which offers summer long concerts of jazz and classical music. The Cottage is close to the historic villages of Lakeville and Salisbury which both offer fine dining and antiquing and is approximately a 30 minute drive to all the Berkshire attractions. Enjoy day trips to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and CO, Berkshire Theater CO, Jacobs Pillow, Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Museums. Lime Rock Racetrack is a 10 minute drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Base rental rate based on single or double occupancy. Additional persons $65 per night. Maximum occupancy 4 persons.