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Modern Dwell-published home - available throughout the year

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 14 nights

About the property

3 bedrm, 2 bath, open light-filled living spaces

This is a perfect getaway on a quiet rural road, looking out on a private wooded view. The open entertaining area includes light-filled Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. The Kitchen has island seating and the cook looks over the garden - this is a kitchen for a cooking enthusiast.

The comfortable private bedrooms all overlook the garden and woods. The 2nd Floor Master Bedroom has two walk in closets and a wall of windows - the bed is queen size. The main guest room (first floor) with a queen size bed has an in-room vanity and closet. The third bedroom (first floor) also has an in-room vanity as well as a full (double) bed and plenty of room to play. The Den (Second Floor) has a sofa bed (full/double size).

The Master Bath (adjacent to Master Bedroom) is generous in size and has a two sink vanity, a huge soaking tub overlooking the woods and a shower big enough for two. The 2nd bath (First Floor) is smaller but nicely detailed with wall hung toilet and sink and an easy walk in shower. While it is not technically handicap accessible, this bath has grab bars and is good for the elderly.

Other rooms include a central art/game table within the Open Entertaining area, the 2nd Floor Den (already mentioned) for quiet work or movie watching, and a 2nd floor Laundry Room. There will be storage area in basement available.

Outdoor spaces include - flower garden, herb garden, lawn and patio with seating for four, 2nd floor covered deck with a hammock.

Beautiful details and materials throughout- this is a very sustainable house. Architect owner lovingly designed this house in 2006 and has used it regularly with her husband and young daughter. The house is family friendly but not child-proofed. You can search online using 'Sharon, CT, Dwell, Beavers' and you'll see a great Dwell article and slide show on house.

Please note also there is a one bedroom Owner's loft (bed, bath, kitchen, living) above the detached garage - separate and private from the house. The owners stay there every few weekends but in no way disturb the privacy of the house and the property . The loft is not included within the rental rate but could be available for additional rent.

More Details

Lynn Gaffney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, basic Korean
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Lynn Gaffney

I am the architect of this house and many others in the NY, NJ, CT areas. My husband and daughter and I spend many wonderful weekends and breaks at our Sharon home and love Litchfield County and the Hudson Valley with all they have to offer. We live mainly in Brooklyn.

Lynn Gaffney purchased this house in 2006

Why Lynn Gaffney chose Connecticut

We've been renting the house for a few years now and we've had wonderful guests thus far. We're looking forward to many more. We sometimes overlap since we use our owners loft approximately every other weekend - but this is a very separate private loft.

What makes this house unique

Are you a writer? An artist? A person who enjoys quite, light filled rooms and walks along a country lane? Do you appreciate modern spaces without clutter? Do you want to look through a wall of glass - out over the garden - while cooking dinner? This is the house for you.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Modern Dwell-published home - available throughout the year
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Quiet and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the house. It was very quiet and the owners were highly responsive. We would return.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Who Could Ask For More

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of July at this spectacular property on the outskirts of Sharon Connecticut. I don't need to extoll the virtues of the location but the house itself added immeasurably to our enjoyment and made the month stay one of the most enjoyable (of many) vacations we have ever had.

Lynn was a tremendous hostess, the house was generously supplied with all that one could desire. The building itself shows the smart creativity of the owner/architect with the massive windows affording views and light that changed during the day and made the interior space "at one" with the beautiful forest outside. Incredibly well insulated both day and night and just a pleasure to spend time in.

Kitchen incredibly well appointed and so much fun to use, living space quietly comfortable, bedrooms and bathrooms 5 star.

All in all one could not ask for more and I recommend it most highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natural beauty meets ultra modern living

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were looking for a fall leaf- peeping getaway not far from NYC. After reviewing several homeaway properties over drinks and dinner they left the final choice (out of three) to me. So I felt a great responsibility.

After careful review I chose 'Bog House' because in addition to meeting all of our desires, the pictures of this clean, modern bright home blew me away.

So very soon after contacting Lynn, the owner and architect of the property we were on our way!

Since the family was on property finishing up their Colombus day weekend we were lucky enough to get a personal tour. The property did not disappoint and was all that was expected and more!

As we did not plan a very active vacation we stuck close to Sharon, only making trips into town for cooking supplies. As self-described 'foodies' we spent each night in the well-appointed kitchen and at the grill. But if you are looking for a fine dining experience outside of the home the are some very well reviewed restaurants not far away.

The woods surrounding the property were secluded and very beautiful and it was even warm enough the have lunch outside.

Though there ended up only being two in our party, the home was large enough to offer privacy for several couples while having enough warm bright, gathering places to socialize in.

So if you are looking for someplace where you can look up at night and see all the stars in the sky and listen and hear nothing at all, than this is the property for you!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Terrific Property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a week and regretted that it was not longer. The layout, furnishings and location of this home could not have been better. Our host gave us info on house and was readily available to answer any questions. I love to cook and there was everything available from wonderful pots and pans to space for cooking for any number of people. The beds were fabulous! The backyard was a wonderful playground for our grandson as were the games our host had left for our use. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably Modern House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. Everything was of high end quality and very clean. We would definitely stay here again and willingly recommend it to others. Lynn was very responsive to our needs and she did everything right to make our 2 week stay a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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New York

Great house

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic stay in this house over a long week-end and we wished we could have stayed at least one week-10 days to fully enjoy the beautiful nature and surroundings. We went every day to the Mohawk Mountain Ski area (10-15 min drive) which is just perfect both for beginners and more advanced skiers. There are many shops and restaurants close to the house, but we preferred staying in and cooking in the very nice and modern kitchen. We will definitely aim to come back in the spring and summer - and take more time to enjoy the place. The owners were very helpful and trustworthy.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest good bars - The Woodland or Serevan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sharon Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Wassaic stop on MetroNorth
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest good restaurant- The Woodland or Serevan
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mohawk Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
A quaint lakefront beach (Silver Lake of Sharon)
Car: necessary

Countless activities within minutes i.e. hiking Appalachian Trail, swimming in pristine local lakes, rafting or fly-fishing the Housatonic River, berry and apple orchards pick-your-own, vintage car racing at Limerock, skiing at Mohawk Mountain, biking, running or snow-shoeing the quiet country roads, nature preserve at Audubon, etc. Local culture and dining in Kent (CT), Salisbury (CT), and Millerton (NY) are all within 15 minutes from house.


Rates & Availability

Sharon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Monthly
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
14 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For stays longer than 2 weeks an additional cleaning fee ($125) is charged every two weeks. The mid-stay cleaning will be coordinated with guest for most convenient time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sharon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , double vanity, large windows
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Not technically handicap accessible, but good for elderly
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full wall of windows, walk in closet, sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , in-room sink, closet, bookshelves w/ reading chair, bright
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , in-room sink, lots of room to play, bright
  • Although technically not a bedroom, the den has a fold down sofa (double or otherwise known as full-size bed) for guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Our housekeeper will clean the house once during a monthly stay at a day arranged with you prior to your stay. She will not do linens or wash clothes.

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