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Best Vacation Property ( 2 to 17 people)

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Country estate for family gatherings, business meetings or friends get together

You WILL enjoy this beautiful jewel of a RETREAT near NYC and Boston for 2-17 guests !

6 bedrooms 4 baths COUNTRY ESTATE nestled on 11 beautiful acres with a pond , forests, cliffs and 1800 stone walls surrounded by conservation land. 2 nights minimum.

Come to this PRIVATE estate to rejuvenate yourself whether it is 2 or 16 of you .

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Reserve your GETAWAY or MINI CONFERENCE and RETREAT here your very own RESORT !!

Major tourist attractions are all within 1.5 hour. Come for the beautiful fall foliage.

Stroll along the well-designed spectacular landscaped grounds with the sounds of the chirping BIRDS and you will discover natural beauty that will delight any outdoor enthusiast.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the estate's POND as you sit and read a book on the bench and observe the many FROGS, turtles and fish that are in the pond or go for a ROWBOAT ride or float in a TUBE.

Relax and enjoy the fenced in ground SWIMMING POO( we have life jackets and pool toys for you ) or gather with your friends by the outdoor FIRE PITS and have a barbecue using our 3 large, propane GRILLS.

There is something for everyone here! Outdoor activities for adults and children include VOLLEYBALL badminton, croquet, soccer, football, horseshoe rings, HIKING and JOGGING around pond, horse paddocks, wooded trails.

Bring your BIKES to ride along charming country roads just out the driveway. We also have an assortment of TOYS (puzzles, card games, monopoly, building blocks, hula hoops) for adults and children to enjoy.

Enjoy quiet dinners in the dining room with seating for eight or outside for sitting for 12 plus, warm yourself or tell stories by the cozy stone WOOD and GAS fireplaces in the PUB room.

Enjoy all the comforts of home with modern amenities that include dvd, Netflix, WiFi , FANS, CENTRAL AIR and full use of washer and dryer.

There is an old fashioned pub living room, 2 family rooms, garden room, study area and library computer room for your use. You can have gatherings on the stone patios that surround the house.

On the property there are 5 brick or stone dust PATIOS that are on the four corners of the property to have group activities including firepits. By the house is a firepit for all to enjoy after dinner.

Great COOKING facility with 3 outdoor propane grills, 3 induction cook tops, 4 gas burners ( 10/17) and convection oven.

Sorry, NO pets in house or garage as we have family who have allergies. No SMOKING allowed in house, garage, pool house, any buildings and within 150 feet of any structure.

Guest access

Guests can enjoy or play anywhere on the property, and use the pool and pond. Please SHOWER and USE the TOILET prior to swimming in the pond or pool so that the pool and pond will stay CLEAN for you.

In the garage we have put sport equipment, toys, some rain boots and ponchos for you to use.

If you can put it back in their containers in clean condition after use would be appreciated.

Guests can use the rowing boat in the pond ( depth of 9 feet). Please use the LIFE JACKETS (4 for adults and 3 for kids) . There are NO lifeguard. Swim at your own Risk . Please watch your kids and be present with them.

What to bring ?

Bring your BEACH and BATH towels, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, INSECT spray, inside the house SLIPPERS, flip flops , SWIMSUIT, goggles and cap for pool, sandals.

Also bring RAIN GEAR and rain boots, light HIKING shoes with long pants, TOYS, games, outdoor sports equipment, BIKES and puzzles.

Bring paper goods ( large trash bags, paper towels, saran wrap, baggies quart and gallons, aluminum foil, napkins, paper plates and cups, plastic utensils).

We have teabags, salt, pepper, various spices, ketchup and mustard for your use .

No need to bring groceries. There are excellent grocery stores 10 minutes from the home to buy fresh ground COFFEE, bags of ICE , milk , orange juice, fruits, salads, nuts, seeds, and other goods.

Guest interaction

There will be caretakers who will be on the grounds every 2-3 days. They will be watering the outside gardens, removing the trash and cleaning the pool. For people staying on the property longer than 2 days,

Can you WATER the house plants please ? Please take care of this home as it is precious to us.

Neighborhood overview

Located in Sturbridge MA, Brimfield MA, Woodstock CT between Boston (1 hour) and NYC (2.5 hour).

10 minutes to Mass Pike route 90 and interstate 84. The estate is 45 minutes from Hartford CT, 1.1 hour from Providence RI, 30 minutes from Worcester Ma and 1.5 hour from the Berkshires.

This area offers much activity and major attractions such as OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE ( 200 ACRES), where you can see 1700 life , and the famous BRIMFIELD ANTIQUE SHOW of hundreds of acres of antiques from dealers nationwide (in May, July, Sept).

Also the ever popular Treehouse MICROBREWERY 15 minutes away. Other nearby activities include horse back riding, ANTIQUE Stores, museums, shopping, biking, hiking, FARMS, FRUIT ORCHARD PICKING, boating, fishing, PUBLIC GOLF, snowshoeing, and skiing, perfect for visiting any time of the year.

FALL foliage is spectacular! The many attractions close by are Amherst MA ( town of 5 colleges Smith, Williams college with well known top liberal arts Amherst college ), Providence RI( Capitol of RI and home of Brown University and prestigious Rhode Island School of Design), Hartford CT ( Capital of CT and home of Mark Twain and Katherine Hepburn).

Others are Mystic Ct ( quaint old port town on Atlantic with wonderful aquarium ), and New Haven Ct ( home of Yale University).

The Berkshires in MA offers (summer musical/dance playground for NYC / Boston wealthy patrons in towns of Stockbridge (Norman Rockwell Museum), Lenox with Tanglewood music hall , Jacob's pillow dance center and Edith Wharton's home, Great Barrington for its charming quaint town, North Adams for the famous MOCA largest modern art old factory buildings, Berkshires mountains for hiking) .

The estate is 1.5 hour from Newport RI (mansions and chateaus of the gilded age of Carnegie and Vanderbuilt as well as sailing competitions), Watch Hill RI (most elegant town on the Atlantic ocean) , and 2 hours to Cape Cod (national seashore with bike trails, pristine beaches in quaint towns of Falmouth, Hyannis, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown).

The often visited Wachusett Mountain Ski area with Mount Monadnock and Quabbin Reservoir (where you can experience an abundance of outdoor activities) is also 1 hour away.

Getting around

Only 10 minutes from Interstates 84 and 90. There are 4 major airports all within 1 to 1.2 hour drive ( Logan in Boston, Hartford Ct ( 45 minutes ), Providence RI, Manchester NH. Westchester county airport and all the NYC airports are withing 2.5 hour drive.

The nearest train is Amtrak ( going into Boston) in Worcester Ma 30 minutes away. There are private limo services that can pick you up and drop you off at the airports, Boston , NYC or any nearby cities.

Other things to note

Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. Do you want to stay a HALF a DAY from 11 am to 500 pm on day of departure for a final get together ? We offer that for only 0.4 % cost.

Pricing 450-650$ per night first 2 people. Each additional person over age 2 is 75 to 100$ per night up to 16 .

Cleaning fee 150$ for 2-4, 300$ for 5-7, 500$ for 8-10, 700$ for 11-12 and 850$ for 13-16.

There is a 10 % DISCOUNT from November 1 to May 1 excluding holiday weeks ( Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine etc) and Brimfield Fair weeks.

Do you want to have a party or gathering for friends that are not staying with you ? There is a fee is $30 per person over age 5 up to 100.

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More Details

Property Manager
Claire
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Why Claire chose Southbridge

This charming home was designed by Royal Barry Wills, a well-known American architect and a master of traditional Cape Cod style homes, particularly between the 1930‘s – 1950’s. He lived in the same era as Frank Lloyd Wright, another famous American architect who was a master of modern design who designed over 1000 buildings, including the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York.

What makes this house unique

This is a magnificent large Hansel and Gretel like cozy home with beautiful grounds of fields, pond, swimming pool and horse paddock area and yet just 45-80 minutes from the major cities of New England .

This is the most beautiful unique home you will ever stay in and one of the most beautiful grounds you have ever seen.

Map

Old Sturbridge Village
"The best reproduction of colonial colony over hundreds of acres"
Playa del Carmen -- CLOSED
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
"Perfect for armory"
Worcester Art Museum
"great art museum"
Mark Twain House & Museum
"Hartford the home of Mark Twain"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
3 major airports :Hartford, Boston , Providence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
a half mile
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Southbridge Golf Club 1 block away
Nearest Train
16 Miles
25 minutes in Worcester Ma
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-84 and Mass Pike # 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
variety in a 2 mile radius
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Wachussett Mountains 1 hour
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
pond is on property, nearest beach water is 1.5 hr
Car: necessary

1 mile from Old Sturbridge Village, 1.1 hr to Boston, 1.2 hr to Providence RI, 1.5 hrs to Newport RI, 2.5 hrs to NYC, 1.5 hr to New Haven Ct, 45 minutes to Hartford Ct , 25 minutes to Worcester and Springfield Ma. 1 hr from Mystic seaport Ct.

Great New England location at junction of Mass( highway 90 Mass Pike) and Connecticut( highway 84). Next to famous Sturbridge village( reenactment of colonial time over 100 acres), National known Brimfield Antiques Fair over thousands of acres. There are lots of hiking, biking, swimming, boating, vineyards, fruit orchard picking, charming little villages, world class museums, great restaurants and coffee shops.

Amenities

Southbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no outside shoes in the house. Only slippers and clean socks. Please take good care of the house.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Purple bathroom # 4 - toilet , shower , Second floor purple and dark walnut cabinet with stone tile
    Bathroom ivory #1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , first floor master , 2 sinks across from Aqua bedroom
    Bathroom #3 Rose - toilet , shower , First floor , next to the black and white bedroom
    Bathroom #2 black/white - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , first floor, largest, 20 by 25 ft, adjoins red bedroom
  • each bathroom is unique and charming
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • black/white Bedroom #1 - 2 twin/ single , First floor ,sleeps 2, connected to grey bathroom
    Yellow Bedroom #6 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor, sleeps 2, 19 by 19 ft
    grey Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Second Floor sleeps 3 ( air mattress), 38 ft by 18 ft
    aqua Bedroom #4 ( 17 ft by 17 ft) - 1 queen , First floor sleeps 2, across master ivory bathroom
    green Bedroom # 3 - 1 queen , Second floor ,sleeps 3 (air mattress), 25 by 17 ft
    red bedroom #5 ( 42 ft by 25 ft) - 1 king , First floor sleeps 5 (3 air mattress),joins master bathroom
  • All have new mattresses and bedding of the highest quality with the softest new quality towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
staff on site, place to get away from the city, family reunions, get together with college friends, wedding venues, corporate events, birthdays , anniversaries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect property for wonderful wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

When my now-husband and I decided to get married at my parents house in NE CT, we hoped to find somewhere special - and close-by - to host us and our wedding party. We couldn't have asked for a better spot. It was 7 min from my parents' home, 7 minutes from the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center (where the rest of our guests would stay). We were able to host a welcome reception (casual rehearsal dinner) on Friday evening for an extra fee, and our friends/family all complimented the house/property. The staff was helpful but also hands off. There were a few maintenance issues (sediment in water, broken oven and burners, a wobbly bed, and some in-progress yard projects that were a bit unsightly) but given the general cleanliness and overall upkeep of this large property, we couldn't consider these big problems. Overall, we had a wonderful few days at the house and would definitely recommend it for others!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear how guests enjoyed their stay. We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful stay and found the home and property perfect for your event. And congratulations on your wedding! We are so sorry about the issues of the water, stove and landscaping. The drought had unfortunately caused some sediment in the water in our well but it has since been rectified and the water is crystal clear! The stove has been fixed as well and we have completed our landscaping project and the grounds look absolutely beautiful. Again, thank you for your stay. We do hope you will return someday!
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Austin, tx, usa
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained and fascinating house and grounds. Something for everyone in a three generational group. We had food catered and I would highly recommend this.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mahwah, New Jersey
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Just left our short 4 night stay at this gorgeous house and we had a wonderful time. To start with, the house itself is very charming! Each room is an adventure with lots of details and beautiful decor. We got a little lost in the beginning! There are so many rooms with nooks and crannies....we giggled as we tried to navigate through them all. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking as well! From the beautiful landscaping with fire pits and flowers......to a spectacular pool, complete with pool house! We didn't want to leave the property!

My favorite times were early morning, having my coffee outside while the hummingbirds visited each flower and the butterflies fluttered around.

The owner and staff were extremely kind and very helpful with any questions we had, and recommendations on what to do and where to eat!

Thanks so much for a restful, fulfilled vacation with very special memories for us all.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, You and your family are the perfect guests. Please come again anytime. Thank you for your visit and we are very happy that you had a great time. We wanted you to have a wonderful experience. Yes indeed your description of the property is how we see it as well. Our goal was to make the home beautiful and the grounds with the large pond to be breathtaking planting many trees and flowers for the pollinators. We are also committed to not use pesticides and chemicals and have installed solar power for the property. The property is surrounded by conservation forest with 1700 stone walls which is open for your exploration.
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5

Outstanding. Special.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great to work with. House was beautiful, charming, interesting, and huge.

As advertised, it has everything a group needs to enjoy a stay of any length, and because there is so much to enjoy on the property and in the home, you won't want to leave.

We had a family reunion here, and it was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles Vadnais is the perfect guest. He was communicative and very respectful of the property and home. He and his family and friends are invited to come back again.
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Reading, PA
5

A Fantastic Place for a Wedding or Large Event!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to take the time to THANK YOU for allowing us to use your absolutely beautiful property for our wedding. We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our important day a very special one! We will never forget it! We are so glad that we found your estate and it was exactly as it was described – and more! We are still receiving the most wonderful comments from our guests! From the moment we had our first conversation with the manager, we knew this would be the right place for us. She was so helpful, and detail oriented, and answered any and all questions that we had. We appreciated that she spent so much time with us going over every detail and helped everything go so smoothly. And we can’t say enough about the property! We have never come across such a stunning property. The grounds were immaculate and well maintained. The flowers and trees were georgous! We loved having an outdoor wedding and were able to take amazing photos by the pond, pool, and in front of the many beautiful flowers. My family stayed overnight (there were 15 of us) and we found the house to be well maintained as well. Each room was beautifully decorated and it truly felt like home. We wanted a laid back, country feel and this is exactly what it was. The bedrooms were nice as well and the beds were very comfortable. My mother in law is a gourmet cook and LOVED the kitchen! We had some wonderful meals there. THANK YOU again for everything. Thank you to your staff as well. They were available to help with answering all our questions. We will definitely be returning. And I am sure some of our guests who attended the wedding will too!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great girls weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire house for one night - about 12 of us - and loved it. The house was simply fabulous and we really loved it all! The kitchen was definitely a focal point for us to gather around. The house was spotless and clean and well maintained. There are many rules to follow but all in order to take great care of the loved house. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

This is a beautiful immaculately kept country estate. Please we ask that you take care of this home when you come as if it is your own home. We would be much appreciative.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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