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A Luxurious Retreat in the Secluded Hills Of Old New England.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,140 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4.5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Including Two Master's Suites. Handicapped Accessibility

Master's suite on third level with steam shower, Master's suite on lower level with handicapped access. Two bedrooms on main floor with a high-end bathroom. Fully-equipped office with printer, high-speed WiFi and desk. Library for guest use complete with many books on the Berkshires. Expansive deck overlooking private fields and walking trails with mountain views. Screened sun porch with Weber gas grill and wicker furniture. Well-equipped kitchen featuring Viking and Bosch appliances with a gas stove and soapstone countertops. Soaring cathedral ceilinged living room with large fireplace, piano, and guitar. Pool and ping pong tables with a downstairs bar and entertainment center. Outdoor fire pit crafted by local master artisan with eighteenth-century well covers. Hammocks and adirondack chairs for tranquil afternoons. Air conditioned. All hard-wood floors. Recreation room with ping pong and pool tables. The house was extensively renovated in 2013 and it has been professionally landscaped. There are walking trails through the 42 acres, which make wonderful cross-country ski trails in the winter. The central living area has a large fireplace for evening gatherings. Set back from the road, this home offers privacy, seclusion, and a true retreat-like setting.

Michelle S.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Michelle S.

A scholar and director of an arts and humanities center, I reside in Connecticut with my family and my dog. The Berkshires are my sanctuary from the bustle of twenty-first century quotidian life.

Michelle S. purchased this house in 2011

Why Michelle S. chose South Lee

The Berkshires have always been sacred to me and my family, and we are grateful not only to enjoy this unique site, but also to share its natural beauty and cultural merits with visitors.

What makes this house unique

From the moment that I see the sign Brady's retreat and turn into the drive, my quotidian concerns dissipate and I smile at the thought of evenings by the fire pit or afternoons curled up on the sun porch with an Edith Wharton novel.


South Lee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Foyer bathroom with slate floors, stone backsplash, hand-cra
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Expansive handicapped accessible bathroom fully renovated
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath with two sinks, tub, and marble steam shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Slate floors, new stone shower, glassed in, zinc sink
  • There are four bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom; air conditioning; cathedral ceilings
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cranberry linens with local quilt and curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Local furniture and quilt, curtains
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Handicapped accessible master suite on lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Trundle day bed; half-bedroom/study
  • There are 4.5 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(16 traveler reviews)

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A Luxurious Retreat in the Secluded Hills Of Old New England.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at the Brady retreat. It was our 50th anniversary and our family joined us there. We had 3 grand children and their parents and this four bedroom house plus one loft bed accommodated us perfectly. The house is so spacious and a porch and great yard are wonderfully inviting. We couldn't have been happier. August 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house and facilities and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great local information was given will try and revisit in the future

Only thing we noticed was that the basement bathroom sink and the main bathroom sink had some stink coming when you started the tap - not sure if it is because the septic is not clean

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five nights at Brady's Retreat with our closest friends and our two toddlers. The home was as beautiful as advertised: absolutely perfect, with ample open space for the kids to move around and private sleeping/bathroom areas for naps. There's even a play room in the basement, though our kids were too excited to run around on the beautiful grounds outside to use it. The kitchen is well-equipped, spacious, convenient, and open to the main living area. The home is located close the Mass Pike and the town of Lee, but it's only a 15-minute drive to Great Barrington and even quicker to Lenox/Stockbridge. Michelle was a wonderful host and made herself available for questions/advice in advance of our trip. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Three adult couples thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable, well-located house. We cooked extensively and had a good game night with the pool table and ping pong table.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Respite in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

The meadow setting was peaceful and serene. The house was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. It worked very well for couples to find their own space for quiet as well as engaging conversations. The screened porch looking out on a meadow of chirping birds proved to be a favorite gathering spot. With all the tension and expectations of parents-of-the-groom and the weekend of wedding activities, this was a perfect property and choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year renting this beautiful home. Our vacation is centered around a family reunion and this home is perfect for unwinding after days of fun events. It is also conveniently located near fantastic hiking trails as well as multiple museums and restaurants. Our favorite thing to do at the end of the day is gather in the screen porch to watch the fireflies in the meadow. Spectacular light show!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Lion
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cranwell Resort
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Mass Pike I-90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chez Nous
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Laurel Lake
Car: necessary

Brady's Retreat is set on forty-two idyllic acres in the charming Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. In the summer months, the Berkshires are a veritable cultural mecca where Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and multiple theatre companies offer a plethora of performances for discerning audiences. Multiple museums reveal the Berkshires' rich cultural heritage. The nearby Cranwell resort offers golf, tennis, and spa activities. There are outlet shops close to the house and there are multiple antiquing opportunities. Restaurants abound in the immediate area surrounding the house, including Chez Nous, The Red Lion Inn, and the Blantyre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Housekeeping $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

The maximum number of persons is nine, based on double occupancy in four beds, and one single. This policy is strictly adhered to, and a $100.00 per person, per night fee will be assessed for additional persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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