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Quiet Country Contemporary Home on Five Private Acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Architect-designed, contemporary, 3-bedroom country home. Sited on five private hillside acres with breathtaking views of the Housatonic River Valley in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. With geothermal heating and air conditioning, heated floors, wood, slate, and stone flooring, gourmet granite/cherry/stainless steel kitchen, spectacular spiral stair, and attached garage. Private WiFi network. Easy access to Cornwall's own Mohawk Mountain ski area (and about a 1-hour drive to nine other ski resorts) and covered bridge, the Housatonic River, antiquing, and the Appalachian Trail. Easy ride to Tanglewood and the Berkshires. Free summer season family pass to the town's beach (a pass will be provided to you, if you wish). Free tennis on town's clay courts.

Wifi enabled controls for the heating and air conditioning systems to permit remote adjustment.

Keywords: Country Contemporary, Private, Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning, Gourmet Kitchen, Heated floors, In-Town Skiing, Nine Other Ski Areas Within One-Hour Drive, Spectacular Central Stair, Near Antiquing, Foothills of the Berkshires, Near Tanglewood, Views of the Housatonic River and River Valley, River Canoeing and Rafting, Covered Bridge, Town Beach, Town Tennis Courts, Quiet, Green, Sustainable Design,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About The Owner

I am an architect with offices in Connecticut and New York City. Designing and building single-family homes has always been a major part of my practice. I selected this site because it is private yet close to in-town restaurants, shops, the Housatonic River, and covered bridge.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose West Cornwall

I designed and built my country home for myself and my family on five private, hillside acres. It is a serene location and I now want to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

There are activities for all four seasons.

Spring has the new growth of the surrounding forest and the newborn deer and wild turkeys. And there's hiking on the Appalachian Trail, which runs through Cornwall.

Summer has the lush verdant beauty that is unique to northwest Connecticut. The Housatonic River offers boating and fishing, and the town has a beach and tennis courts. Antiquing is readily available throughout the area and the nearby Berkshires and New York State. Tanglewood is an easy drive.

Fall offers spectacular colors for leaf-watchers. The surrounding forests turn ever so slowly from green to gold with peak colors generally around mid-October.

Winter is a paradise for skiers. Mohawk Mountain Ski area is in Cornwall. Nine other ski area are within an hour's drive.


West Cornwall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Part of Master Bedroom Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Part of Master Bedroom Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to West and East Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , West Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , East Bedroom
    Living Room - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2, inflatable AeroBeds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen-size Aerobeds (2).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Views of the Housatonic River and the Housatonic River Valley, in-town Mohawk Mountain ski area, geothermal heating and air conditioning, heated floors, green design, green construction, slate floors, hardwood floors, stone floors, quiet, private, gourmet granite/cherry/ stainless steel kitchen, spectacular central stair


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Country Contemporary Home on Five Private Acres
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with 10 ppl, many of them kids under the age of 10. There was ample space for them to play. The bedrooms are a great size. Could be more bed space. A number of ppl had to sleep on air mattresses which isn't what we had expected. The kitchen and common area are great for cooking and socializing. Could be more seating space in the common area. Otherwise a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem

  • 4 of 5

Great place hidden in the countryside. Close to many sites of interest in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stuart. Glad to have had you and your party as guests. Regards, Ira Shapiro
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for July 4th weekend and I have nothing but good things to say about the home and the home owner. The house is brand new, absolutely beautiful and set in a very secluded area. The home is situated in a very nice, small town located right on a river. The owner was very accommodating and gave me a great deal for such a magnificent home. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48.3 Miles
Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks (Hartford), CT
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
CT State Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Three restaurants in West Cornwall Village
Nearest Ski
4.8 Miles
Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Town beach
Car: necessary

Appalachian Trail runs through Cornwall, hiking loops nearby, Connecticut wine trail nearby, near Tanglewood and the Berkshires. In-town skiing, tennis, river sports, and beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $99

Seasonal and annual rentals are available upon request. A rental agreement stipulating the terms and conditions of the rental will be sent to the traveler. Reservations are not confirmed until all rental costs are paid in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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