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Stylish Bird Lovers Retreat On 10+ Wooded Acres + Modern Writer's Retreat Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Br 2 Bath Retreat With Separate Modern Sleeping Cabin in the Woods

This home will be undergoing a significant renovation from October 2017 to April 2018. The renovation includes a new addition with a master suite (master bedroom w/sitting area and wood burning stove, private full bathroom and balcony) plus another new bedroom and upgrades throughout the existing home, including an expanded open concept LR/DR/Kitchen, a new media room, updated kitchen counters plus new floors and lighting throughout. Post renovation the house will include 4 full BR & 3 full baths w/central AC on 10+ wooded acres. Amenities include open cooks' kitchen w/Viking Stove, Wittus Shaker Wood Stove, high speed internet, DirecTV, Weber Gas Grill, W/D, screened porch, 3-sided elevated deck with open views & birds galore! Property also features a foot bridge over a seasonal creek and an established hiking trail to a modern sleeping cabin w/wood stove. Perfect for families or groups of friends. Ideal for nature lovers, birders, writers, artists, or anyone seeking a comfortable country escape with all modern amenities. Location is excellent for walking, hiking, bike- riding, kayaking/canoeing. Swimming is nearby at multiple lakes and the beautiful Umpachene Falls is short walk away. In addition to on-property hiking, the Robert Joffe Nature Sanctuary is steps from the house. Located in close proximity to Gedney Farm (very convenient for wedding guests), The Old Inn on the Green and The Southfield Store, there are also great restaurants, shopping, antiques, ice cream and more in nearby Great Barrington. In winter, downhill and x-country skiing & snowshoeing, pond ice-skating and more are all easily accessible. The Berkshires are a cultural mecca and the house is a short, scenic drive to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Rockwell Museum and more. Photos include architectural rendering of upcoming renovation.

Deb Bernardini
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Deb Bernardini

We work in music/arts and live full time in Northampton, MA. We have two college-aged sons and as empty-nesters, spend tons of time in The Berkshires with our beagle named Lucy.

Deb Bernardini purchased this house in 2007

Why Deb Bernardini chose New Marlborough

This property has been a wonderful family getaway for us since purchased in 2007. It is lovingly maintained, has a warm, inviting and comfortable vibe.

What makes this house unique

Rental includes a separate on-property sleeping cabin in the woods w/bed and wood burning stove. Entire property and home is dog-friendly!


New Marlborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Included in new renovated master suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , master suite w/sitting area, wood stove, full bath & balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Pre-arrival Fridge/Pantry stocking option available. House has a backup generator; does not lose power, even during winter storms or extended power outages.


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Stylish Bird Lovers Retreat On 10+ Wooded Acres + Modern Writer's Retreat Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

What a wonderful place to enjoy nature

  • 5 of 5

One morning we watched five deer graze and then leap over a dry creek bed 100 yds away as we ate breakfast! The hike to the nearby waterfall was well worth it. The house is a perfect place for being in the woods and fully enjoying your surroundings.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful space with a lot of natural light and plenty of room for my family of 6. Owners were helpful and flexible. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, private

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, great house.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, relaxing private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family vacation in New Marlborough. The house is well-equipped with just about all the essentials. We cooked and enjoyed the open floor plan of the living room with its huge windows. We didn't use the writer's cottage but could imagine it being perfect for its intended use. The house is nicely suited for two couples and kids. We especially enjoyed the nature walks that were walking distance from the house. Be sure to check out the beautiful Umpachene Falls (along with its well-kept grassy park).

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were two families travelling from Australia. After a hectic week and a half in New York, three days in this gorgeous house was very relaxing and restorative. Deb has thought of everything to make a short stay as comfortable as possible, from a well-stocked kitchen to videos and board games, all kinds of books, firewood, even toothpaste for those who forget theirs!

We loved exploring the towns and villages nearby (great thrift and antique shops!), walking through the forests and hills, and along rivers with evocative names.

Thanks Deb, we hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this home for families looking to relax in a quiet setting!

  • 5 of 5

Deb and Tony provided us with all the ingredients to an enjoyable winter retreat! The house was perfect for our ski getaway/ extended family reunion. This property oozes charm and had everything we needed for a comfortable family vacation. Thanks to Deb and Tony for also providing us with great hospitality, cookies and welcome note upon our arrival, along with extensive information about the house and the local area (things to do, places to shop and eat, and recommended hikes). Thank you! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Home is steps from a nature preserve with pond and established walking trail to a separate sleeping cabin. It's a short walk to the beautiful Umpachene Falls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99

The house is about to undergo a major renovation; 2018 pricing reflects the addition of a completely new master suite (bedroom, wood-burning stove, sitting area, full bath, private balcony) as well as an expanded open kitchen/living room, a new media room and upgrades throughout. Photos will be updated as available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.