SERENITY STONE COTTAGE ON 5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES IN A HISTORIC TOWN

Lisa Rose-Andrews

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SERENITY STONE COTTAGE ON 5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES IN A HISTORIC TOWN

Shelburne Falls Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

The Serenity Stone Cottage is tucked into 5 private acres of meadow, pond and forest in the historic town of HEATH in western Massachusetts. Close to the lovely village of Shelburne Falls & just 5m to Vermont! In the Berkshire Mts, just off the scenic Mohawk Trail. Many fabulous destinations (museums, artisan crafts, bistros, rafting, skiing, concerts and festivals) less than 1 hr away. The original Serenity Prayer was written by renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in this 1930's cottage! Explore the rich social/spiritual history or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat. European design w/balcony porches, courtyard garden, hidden stone stairway. Spacious interior (on 3 levels) thoughtfully renovated to reflect original charm. Antique & vintage decor/loft over living rm./cozy library/skylights throughout/fireplace/hardwood floors/original artwork & a few touches of luxury. Everything is new or freshly re-decorated & sparkling clean. Ideal for 4-6 pp.

How many Guests?: The Serenity Stone Cottage is ideal for 4- 6 guests. NOTE: Rates apply to a maximum of 5 guests; additional guests (i.e., more than 5 pp) subject to owner approval plus a nightly surcharge. Maximum of 7 guests allowed. This is a spacious cottage with many options for privacy.

The Master Bedroom Suite (w/ private full bath) is secluded from the rest of the cottage; it includes a small private porch, and a library/sitting area that offers a quiet retreat where you might read or write after the other guests are asleep.

An open Loft creates a third level above the main living room; light and peaceful, a heavenly place to nap.

The entire lower level of the cottage is an informal MOVIE and GAME ROOM - send the kids down to play while you sit on the south balcony porch and just listen to the birds (or watch the falling snow).

Come Watch the Seasons Change!: AUTUMN FOLIAGE in New England is spectacular! Come to the Serenity Stone Cottage in the Berkshires for the very best 'Leaf Peeping' mid-Sept. thru October. Our property has pine, birch, maple, ash, and cedar trees so you can enjoy the seasonal changes of nature just by sitting on the balcony porch overlooking field and forest.

Or drive the famous Mohawk Trail and be wowed by the colorful views along the way.

SKI BERKSHIRE EAST!!: The Serenity Stone Cottage is an all-season rental, ideal for FAMILY SKI VACATIONS!

BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER is just 6 miles away - this is a wonderful, family-oriented (and more affordable) alternative to the bigger mountains.

Plan a winter vacation at the Stone Cottage and SKI BERKSHIRE EAST .....they also offer snow-tubing!

We particicpate in the 'Ski and Stay Program,' offering you $10 lift ticket discount coupons!

ALSO: Close to Berkshire East is a place called 'Stump Sprouts' (in Hawley, MA) that offer fabulous x-country skiing & snowshoeing (equipment rentals and trails).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Lisa Rose-Andrews (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Lisa Rose-Andrews

THIS IS A FAMILY-OWNED VINTAGE COTTAGE THAT WE RENOVATED OURSELVES. WE LIVE IN SOUTHERN VERMONT, ABOUT 1/2 HOUR'S DRIVE FROM THE COTTAGE.

WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE GUESTS FEEL WELCOME AND COMFORTABLE. WE HONOR OUR GUESTS' PRIVACY AND WE ACCEPT SPECIAL REQUESTS, SIMILAR TO THAT OF A CONCIERGE SERVICE. THIS IS A TRUE LABOR OF LOVE. WE ENJOY SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCAL FARMS, CRAFTS, ADVENTURES (BIG AND SMALL), SCENIC DRIVES, ART GALLERIES, ANTIQUE SHOPPES, BOOK SELLERS, AND THE BEST PLACES TO EAT...THE 'SECRET FINDS' THAT MAKE A VACATION EXTRA SPECIAL.

Lisa Rose-Andrews purchased this cottage in 2007

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Phoenix, Arizona
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WHAT A WONDERFUL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle routine of everyday life, you’ve found it. Serenity Cottage lives up to its name. Our family spent 3 weeks here in 2013 and another two weeks in 2014. The house is well maintained and furnished and provides all the amenities you could want and then some, with the exception of cable television. It does have a flat-screen TV which is hooked up to a DVD player and is also set up for Apple TV, which enables us to watch some of our favorite shows and rent movies. The cool nights make for great sleeping. The comfortable porch is great for lounging and enjoying the sunset. We used to go to a quiet lake in the North Woods of Wisconsin every summer, but with our daughter living in nearby Shelburne Falls, we have opted to come here instead and enjoy it just as much. Shelburne Falls is the prettiest town we have seen in all New England and was recently the setting for two movies, “Labor Day” with Kate Winslet, and “The Judge” with Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duval. It goes without saying, we look forward to coming back.

Brad P.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Fabulous Stone Cottage stay!

  • 5 of 5
This hidden gem was the perfect getaway for us. Having the delightful opportunity to spend the first week in May at the cottage was just what we needed. We arrived two days earlier than expected and Lisa couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating! The home was clean, well organized and provided all the immunities any guests may need. The gardens were beginning to bloom after a long winter. We enjoyed sitting on the outside deck daily listening to the stream that feeds the pond along with all of nature's other music. We had a chance to meet and talk with a couple of very nice neighbors as we walked to the Heath Post Office. We enjoyed our visits to Shelborne Falls and other nearby interests. There are many great books on the shelves, movies, games and comfortable furniture to enjoy it all. Firewood for the indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit were on site. The cottage is roomy, charming and cozy for one or multiple guests. Sharing dinner with Lisa and friends on our last evening was icing on the cake. Cheers to you, Lisa and thank you! We hope to come back another time.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

Aptly named romantic getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5
We loved this charming cottage retreat in western MA. Everything was super clean and well organized. Amenities were anticipated and provided. Lisa is a gracious owner who is attentive to detail and creates a wonderful guest experience, This was an anniversary getaway and my husband and me. We appreciated the quiet, and being surrounded by nature's beauty. It was cozy inside and the fireplace and comfortable furnishings provided a restful and romantic getaway. Did not experience too much of the surrounding area, but would love to come back in a season where we can enjoy the gardens here and some of the many things to do in this community.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Tranquil Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely stay at the cottage. My husband and I were joined by our daughter from NY for a wonderful week of reading, relaxing, and enjoying the silence. Lisa's library at the cottage is marvelous and includes many books by and about Niebuhr if you want to connect with the cottage's history. Beautiful Shelburne Falls is a short distance away and is perfect for dinner or browsing in art galleries. Lisa provided a notebook full of places of interest a short distance from Heath but we were too content reading in the backyard to go many places. My daughter did enjoy a visit to MASS MOCA and loved it. If you want a simple and serene cottage to relax and renew this is it. We hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

Perfect Girls Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I were looking for a house for a reunion weekend and this property was perfect! We're all in our 30s and have been friends since we were 9 and the place needed to be special. Serenity Stone Cottage was amazing! There was plenty of room for us to spread out, comfortably sleep, cook fantastic meals, and hang out. The place is clean, quaint, and lovely. We went for a beautiful walk in the area while we were there and really enjoyed the surroundings, but really, spent most of the time laughing, cooking, sharing stories and catching up in house and it was perfect! We enjoyed our stay so very much and highly recommend it. Lisa is fantastic to work with, extremely responsive and very accommodating.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Boston
5

Beyond Charming!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I often rent houses as a way of gathering (we come from several different states so it's the easiest way), and this was by far the nicest home we have yet encountered! It was only part of my family this time but we've already talked with each other about when we might be able to come back. It's absolutely a charming home, vacation rental or not. Beautiful, well kept gardens, quaint details, a warm fire...it was sad to come for so short a time. I have to thank Lisa, as well, for her generosity and welcoming spirit - all in all an absolute treasure of an experience. Thank you! Deborah
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The SERENITY STONE COTTAGE is located in the historic town of Heath (pop. 805), in western Massachusetts. Heath is 3 miles off Route 2, also known as the Mohawk Trail, a gorgeous drive through the Berkshire Mountains. Interstate 91 connects to Route 2 in Greenfield, MA. The Mohawk Trail boasts a national forest, antique shoppes, sugar houses, Native American crafts, the famous 'Hairpin Turn', and ends in North Adams, home of Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Heath is very near SHELBURNE FALLS, a charming village w/ famous Bridge of Flowers, artisan shops, bistros, film and music. The cottage is just 6m from BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER. White water rafting (and tubing and zip-lining) on the Deerfield River just 6m away! Also LESS THAN 6 miles to: fiber arts (angora goat farm), apple orchards, country store, winery, maple sugar houses, 'homestead' cheese, blueberry farms! Walk to hand-blown glass studio, local library, pet llamas, basketball court.

Other Activities: FLOAT DOWN THE DEERFIELD RIVER BY RAFT OR KAYAK...RIDE A ZIP LINE...SKI...TAKE A CHEESE-MAKING CLASS...DISCOVER LOCAL WINES AND ARTISAN HARD CIDER! PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT OUR EXLUSIVE LIST OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA!! WE LIKE TO SHARE LOCAL SECRETS ABOUT EATERIES,FARMS, MUSEUMS, LOCAL CRAFTS, ANTIQUES, BOOK STORES, CAFES, FIBER ARTS, BIKE TRAILS, HIKES AND SWIMMING HOLES, CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS, SPLENDID DAY TRIPS, YOGA AND MEDITATION,ETC, ETC! WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF IDEAS FOR KIDS' ACTIVITIES!

Golf: PLEASE ASK US about the best local golf courses!

Ski: BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER, just 6 miles from the Cottage!

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Availability & Rates

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Shelburne Falls Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-Season
Sep 13 2014 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$950
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Oct 23 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Notes !Off-Season EXCLUDES: Thnksg/ Xmas wks

RATES ARE BASED ON 5 GUESTS/ OCCUPANTS.
Additional guests (i.e., more than 5 pp.) subject to approval & reasonable surcharge per night.

HEAT CHARGE: Guests pay for propane heat (at owner's discount rate) by actual usage, during non-summer months.

FREE FIREWOOD

NO CLEANING FEE for considerate guests who follow check-out guidelines!

NO 'LINEN CHARGE.'
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Amenities

Amenities

Shelburne Falls Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice bathrooms! Newly re-finished, always fresh and clean. Complimentary soaps, shampoos and lotions.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , 3 room suite, private full bath
    White Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Dresser, closet, shared full bath
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Small but very charming single 'daybed'
  • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE has 3 rooms as follows: Bedroom w/Queen bed, dresser, closet (lots of cozy quilts and hi-quality linens), electric wood stove; Private full bath; Sitting room/ 'Library' with window seat and writing desk. Master BR Suite has skylights, and a little balcony porch off the library, overlooking the rock gardens. WHITE BEDROOM has 2 single beds, dresser, 2 closets ,and a shared full bath....this bedroom looks out to cedar grove and pine trees. YELLOW BEDROOM is small but very charming with single 'daybed', closet , shared full bath, and windows that open to courtyard garden. THE COTTAGE ALSO HAS A BEAUTIFUL LOFT - this is a bright, open space w/exposed brick, skylights, reading nook, and double futon couch.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • ski lift privileges
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Cottage is VERY PRIVATE, off the road, surrounded by trees, so zero traffic noise... Have a campfire at raised 'fire-pit table' located in cedar grove. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET has finally reached the cottage!... Easy walk to Library, Community Center, and Church in Heath Center... Near Deerfield River for rafting/ tubing/ kayaking in summer... Quick drive to great swimming ... Ask about guided Fly-Fishing... Ask about the area's best Golf Courses... No cell signal. Free local and LD phone service... Game Room w/couch, DVD/ Video Player (no network or cable TV), electric fireplace, large table/ chairs for board games (e.g. chess, scrabble, monopoly) Antique wicker furniture on south balcony porch...lawn table w/ sun umbrella...wrought iron bench by seasonal pond w/ native wildflowers... Basketball court is a 5 minute walk ... Artisan Glass studio across the road... Order some local 'homestead' goat cheese, and ask about cheese-making workshops!
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