Berkshire Getaway at 'Tofu'S Retreat'

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-11 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wonderful Alford upscale family home with in ground heated pool; art barn, acreage; lush view & privacy.
Private tranquil getaway vacation home.Delightful tri-level saltbox which has been completely, thoughtfully & tastefully renovated with every comfort in mind.

Main floor: Enters into a breath taking chefs kitchen with high end appliances(6 burner Wolf gas oven); sub zero ref & freezer. The tones are rich brown & cream with real cooper accents.The kitchen counter seats 2. There is an adjacent dining area. The kitchen is just off a gorgeous wrap around deck with outdoor seating and lovely mountain & pool views. The great room has a stately granite stone fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating, The 3 season screen porch with propane stove is oversized and fabulous. The screens and an overhead fan keeps things cool in the summer. Just outside this area is a courtyard with hammock with gas grill standing by. There is a half bath on this floor.

The master bedroom is on the 2nd floor: with a queen bedroom suite, full bathroom and a large walk in dressing area.

The lower ground floor level: has 2 more bedrooms; one with a queen bed and a guest room with a queen size aero-bed. This room has its own massage table & sharper image style massage chair. This lower ground floor also has a den with a flat screen TV and additional sleeping facilities(a full size fold out sofa bed). These rooms share a full bathroom. These rooms open out to the outside with a sliding door. The laundry room is located on this level.

Outside: you have 5 acres of lawn, gardens, rock climbing, view, & pool area. The pool is gloriously fresh with plenty of outdoor lounge seating. There is a 2 car garage with artist/pottery studio with plenty of space to do some yoga as well.

The lovely rock border gardens are a gentle reminder that things are well tended.

This home is about 10 minutes from the center of Great Barrington & short ride to Tangelwood.

Keywords: family home,upscale,heated in ground pool, acerage,berkshires, Alford, mountain views, gardens, hiking, tranquil, country, rural, chefs kitchen, fireplace

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Green Elements such as: zero VOC paints,, wool carpets, air filtration; filtered well water, heated, non chlorine, cooper ion treated swimming pool(chemical free). Motorized massage studio space -paint, pottery , yoga....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Flat screen televisions in master bedroom, den and kitchen....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Master bedroom and main floor have window units. A/c rarely need as nighttime temperatures drop 20 degrees . ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Hot Water Basebaord, 3 zones...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    WOLF- 6 burner convection gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Subzero refrigerator & seperate sub zero freezer...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 23 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
WINTER 2015-2916
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
6 night min stay

$1,000 $3,500
Christmas Week-any 7 nights
Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2017
11 night min stay

flat fee
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 21, 2017
6 night min stay

$4,000 $15,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany or Hartford
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Great Barrington
89 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bridgeport, CT
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro North -Wassaic (50 min drive)
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Great Barrington- many restaurants
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut & Catamount

Car: Necessary


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The peace and quiet. Just the sounds of nature.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Pool


  • Den


  • Screen porch

    Screen porch

  • Kitchen


  • House entrance view from driveway

    House entrance view from driveway

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • master bath

    master bath

VRBO #398426

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Berkshire Getaway at 'Tofu'S Retreat'

Alford, MA, USA #398426

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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