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Expansive Countryside House, 7 Serene Acres with Pond & Woods

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bantam Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Expansive, light-drenched 3 bedroom house with large kitchen open to dining room seating 12. Cathedral ceiling in bright, spacious living room, library, 2 full bathrooms and great vibes abound in this country refuge for those seeking peace and silence.

House is located in beautiful 7-acres on a sloping hill with woods and pond. Hand-woven hammocks hang between trees for peaceful reading and napping in quiet location just 1/2 mile off Rte 202. The house faces East and early morning sunrises bathe the house beautifully through the enchanted woods.

The location is perfect for those looking for a country experience with civilized options. Nearby Litchfield, Washington and Kent offer a wide array of restaurants, pampering spas and antique shops. Hiking trails, water-skiing, swimming, snow-skiing, horse-back riding, wine-tastings at local vineyards are a stone's throw away.

As per past renters' requests, fast speed wifi is now available as well as desk in the library!!

Keywords: Ample, Bright, Secluded, Peaceful House with Great Vibes in 7 Acres of Beautiful Lawn, Woods and Pond

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

About The Owner

I'm a sales director at an art gallery in New York who enjoys the sophistication of New York and the excitement of travels, but who needs the restorative effect of the countryside.

Why The Owner chose Litchfield

Being a fulltime resident of New York City, I needed a place that would offer the ideal counterbalance to the city's frenetic pace and attitude. My place is in a tranquil, safe, beautiful location where I feel that I can get away from it all; no traffic, no humming air conditioners, no sirens, no honking taxis.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house has total privacy. It's placed in 7 very private acres on a road with almost no traffic. The only noise one hears is the chirping of birds or the crickets at sundown. Lie down on a large rock by the pond and listen to the frogs and stare at the star-studded sky, walk in the woods or on the surrounding hills. Its 3 minutes away from grocery stores, restaurants, charming Bantam Cinema, lakes, hiking, river-rafting, antiquing. The house has one story, simplifying mobility and adding to its free-flowing floor plan. Light and airiness abound.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed your house! You have fantastic taste and have made a simple house into a lovely warm home. I hope to be able to get back and visit it again sometime!
Aug 2010
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4.8/5 -
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Expansive Countryside House, 7 Serene Acres with Pond & Woods
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Wilmington, NC

What a fun place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful family gathering for Thanksgiving. We especially loved the library and dining room. I'd love to go back if we're up that way again. Pablo was quite attentive.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this house justice. It sits on a serene 7 acres. We spent most of our time just drinking coffee/wine, reading and hanging out with friends outside. The house itself is charming and full of big, beautiful windows that bring the outside in. We had a fabulous time and will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond our Wildest Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

Pablo's house exceeded all our wildest expectations. The house was perfect for us...gracious, charming, comfortable! Because of Pablo's artistic/aesthetic sense, the house was almost a feast for the eyes, without being showy or intimidating. It was perfect for our family, myself, my husband, our son and his girlfriend and my cousin and his wife...and off and in a couple of friends, lucky enough to come visit us. The setting helped us all relax and enjoy being together, whether we were taking walks on the beautiful property, or the lovely countryside, watching movies, listening to music, having wonderful cookouts on the refreshingly old fashioned grill, or poking around the charming nearby towns.

Only one possible suggestion and this I say with some hesitation, would be the addition of wifi. For those of us who needed to do a little work, it made this a bit challenging...not impossible but a little challenging. One other tiny thing is that some kind of work surface, ie a desk in one of the bedrooms would be helpful, again, for those unfortunate souls who can't tear themselves completely away from work!

Otherwise, I can't think of a thing I would change and we are all most appreciative to Pablo for sharing his beautif house with us...and can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for loving "Casalegre". And thanks to your suggestions and the requests of others, the house now has high-speed Wifi and a desk in the library! We can't wait to have you back!
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westchester county, ny

Charming, Well appointed Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Pablo's home was a wonderful place to stay for a small reunion with my girlfriends from college. We all chose this home to celebrate our 40th birthday together. We went out to eat, explored the farmer's market, shopped at antique stores, and enjoyed wine and great conversation in the living room and in the side yard. The space is inviting, yet spacious enough to seek a moment of quiet if that is what you needed. It is a stone's throw/short drive from almost anything you desire, and the location is safe, quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and hope to be back again. Pablo, the owner, was super helpful with tips on restaurants and activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Hartford, CT / White Plains, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Arethusa al Tavolo (Bantam)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stonybrook Golf Club / Litchfield Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Metro North- Wassaic, NY
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
CT (Community Table) / Arethusa al Tavolo
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Mohawk Mountain - Cornwall, CT
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Beach (Bantam Lake)
Car: necessary

Bantam/ Litchfield is civilized country-living. Outstanding restaurants reviewed by the NY Times, horse-back riding, golfing, antiquing, swimming and kayaking in jaw-dropping Bantam and Waramaug Lakes are available to those who value the pleasures of life and the bliss of privacy.


Rates & Availability

Bantam Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $150

$100 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bantam Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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