BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRE COUNTRY HOUSE, VIEWS-SUMMER SPECIALS!!!

Thomas Taylor

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRE COUNTRY HOUSE, VIEWS-SUMMER SPECIALS!!!

Sheffield House Rental Photos and Description

- 3 BR, 1 Sleeping Rooms, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 8

Brand new screened in porch. Beautifully furnished, private country home in protected (Nature Conservancy) Berkshire woods amidst towering Pines and hemlocks! Appalachian Trail, swimming, skiing, Sheffield and Great Barrington all 15 minutes away. Tanglewood - 30 minute drive. Enjoy your own flower gardens. Large deck, mountains views, wonderful neighborhood walks and many amenities ensure a relaxing, and luxurious environment for your special vacation. Antique furnishing and fixtures throughout.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We thoroughly enjoyed the house, its amenities, location and your wonderful gardens! Every time we turned into the driveway and past the gardens we felt we were at our HOME! What a wonderful place! Thank you so much.""Thanks for thinking of all the details of easy living for us. We enjoyed your home so much. Thank you for sharing your sanctuary with us."
Sep 2003
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Thomas Taylor

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This will be our retirement home. Tom is a consultant to health care and charitable organizations. Karen is an attorney working with employment and discrimination cases. Lola, our field spaniel is a wonderful ten year old! We live in Boston and enjoy the Berkshires as well as international travel with volunteer choir called Sharing A New Song.

Thomas Taylor purchased this house in 1997

We bought this place because the Berkshires is an incredible wealth of culture, BSO, Tanglewood, Theaters, Museums, Spas, Recreation, All Seasons, etc. We also have good friends in the area and love cultural events, the out-of-doors and the Berkshire community.

Quiet, nature setting with lovely scenery, art and other amenities. Private and still within 15-20 minutes of conveniences. Very nice back porch with mountain views, perennial gardens, close to many outdoor and cultural activities! Cherry floors, tiled kitchen and baths, designer lighting, international travel pictures and New England decor. Very comfortable home for escape from the City! Allows dogs!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Beautiful Berkshire Country House, Views-Summer Specials!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Beautiful Berkshire Country House, Views-Summer Specials!!!
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Sheffield Berkshires
NYC, NY
5

Beautiful country vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from two blissful weeks at this lovely country house. The front deck is sunny and delightful in the morning, the back deck, shaded by soaring pines, is cool and delicious in the afternoon. The house is homey and welcoming, with a great jazz CD collection, perfect and simple WiFi, and ample supplies of kitchen staples. The setting is quiet, rural, well off the road (which is well away from major roads), but not isolated. We took beautiful walks (me and our dog) and runs (my husband) along roads with spectacular mountain views, where we met cows, goats, deer and rabbits. We heard great music at Tanglewood and Music Mountain, and saw Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare and Company, all within easy reach. A beautiful spot provided by kind and responsive owners.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Berkshire Country House, Views-Summer Specials!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104868
+1 781 643-4017
Sheffield Berkshires
Washington DC
5

Perfect for active family that loves nature

  • 5 of 5
Our family (including 2 toddlers and a dog) stayed for 2 weeks in mid-July. We loved the beautiful woods, neighborhood farms and wonderful nearby trails. Tom and Karen made us totally welcome and were helpful with everything we needed.

The 3-level house stands on a steep slope, landscaped nicely with raised beds bordered with stone that are planted with perennials. On the main level: great room, dining area, kitchen, office, 1/2 bathroom, tv room (with futon) and screen porch. One open porch faces the yard (off the great room and office), and another at the back is perched right in the forest. Upstairs: 2 pleasant bedrooms with double beds and a bathroom with a tub. The basement: medium-sized room with 2 futons and a big tv, small bathroom with a shower, laundry room and separate entrance.

The house was clean and inviting when we arrived. It is very well stocked with books, games and CDs and has decent internet, and there are 2 huge televisions with cable and lots of movies; also speakers for ipod/iphone. There is a pantry, dishwasher, microwave, breadmaker, electric stove and blender, and the freezer has an icemaker. There are also 2 grills (charcoal and gas) and some bikes in the garage. Despite the hot weather (in the 90s much of the time), the fan in the great room kept the downstairs comfortable during the day, and it was cool at night. The great room has a wood stove and fireplace. The bedrooms (both upstairs) have window air conditioners. The house has plenty of sheets and towels and a washer and dryer in the basement. We didn't find the basement room as comfortable for sleeping as the upstairs bedrooms, but it's fine for a couple of nights.

The yard, while lovely, was quite buggy in the late afternoon/evening (horseflies, no-see-ums and mosquitoes), so we appreciated the screen porch and used repellent liberally. We found some nice restaurants and shops in nearby Great Barrington, and a local bakery. We also went twice to Tanglewood (an easy drive) and picked up a family member at Bradley Airport in Connecticut, which is less than 1.5 hours away. About a 20-minute walk away is the Moon in the Pond Farm, where you can buy fresh eggs, milk straight from the cow and meat from the free-range livestock. There is a lot of protected land nearby (Nature Conservancy), home to owls and deer.

The bottom line is that Sheffield is a great location and this house has a million amenities that an active family will appreciate.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sheffield Berkshires
NY, NY
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Wonderful Family or Romantic Escape and Base for Exploring!

  • 5 of 5
We were so happy with our stay we have booked two more trips to this terrific country house. The house, property, and amenities are as pictured and described. Everything was clean and clearly well cared for by the owners. We felt so fortunate to find this gem and Tom was just a delight to coordinate with - so sensitive to all the details and very flexible. We stayed at the house with our young son along with another family with three children. The house is very nice and filled with wonderful books and treasures, but set up so that it is child friendly. We had terrific meals together around the dinning room table, game filled evenings, and plenty of space for all. The property is beautifully nestled on a hill with terrific wrap around porches, rock gardens, and views. You're also minutes from wonderful hiking, skiing, and other sights. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Many
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Great Barrington (bus), Pittfield (train)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Between Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 41
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Great Barrington, Salisbury
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stagecoach, Sheffield Inn, Others
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Catamount, Butternut --15 Minutes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Edgemont, Great Barrington, Salisbury
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sunrise Cafe, Stagecoach Inn, Many within 15 mins.
Car: necessary

Hiking, biking, swimming, walking, picnics, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Choral Festival, Hancock Shaker Village, Sheffield Historical Society, various music performances, summer stock plays, cultural events, movies, fine dining, antiquing, camping, excellent cross country & downhill skiing, historical sites, galleries, museums, pottery, glass, and much, much more! New screen dining porch facing mountains and sunset!.

Other Activities: Tanglewood, many theatres, artists, cultural communities

Golf: Edgremont, Hotchkiss, Wyantenuck, Canaan, Sharon, Stockbridge, Cranwell Coiuntry Clubs

Ski: Butternut and Catamount Ski Areas 15-20 Mins.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sheffield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 29 2014 - Oct 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
$6,950
 
 
Winter
Oct 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$295
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,950
$6,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195
Cleaning $100
Notes Summer Special - Book and Pay before April 30 - one week or more
$1,750 per week
$6,450 for four consecutive weeks
$8,500 for month of August through Labor Day
$15,500 Summer Season June - Labor Day


Winter (January - April): $ 995 per Weekend for Four/$1095 for Six
$1500 per week
Preference given for month long summer - some discounts available
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Amenities

Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telescope
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top Floor
    Bathroom - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ground Floor
  • Upstairs bath has full bath with tub, sink, nicely paitned Main floor has toilet with sink, small storage, nicely painted Lower floor has full bath with shower and sink, painted
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Top Floor
    Companion Bedroom - 1 queen , Top Floor
    Southwest Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Lelvel
    Caribbean Room - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ground Level
  • The Master and Companion Bedrooms are very nice, woodland views and well appointed. The Southwest Sleeping Room is the television room and has a door that closes for privacy and quiet,, its own thermostat and best woodland views as it opens onto the screened in porch. The Carribean Room is a ground level floor with television, full bath and double and single futons. Separate zone heat
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • pond
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • water tubing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
1 king, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 single as above. Internet, disposal, blender, juicer, bread machine; telescope, large deck, mountain bike, flower gardens, hammock, picnic tables & chairs; over 50 DVD/VCR movies, over 200 music CDs of all genres of music.
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