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Country retreat in the heart of Hudson Valley horse country with inground pool

Merry Sheils

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Merry Sheils

Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015
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Country retreat in the heart of Hudson Valley horse country with inground pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Chatham Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms + twin-bed sleeping alcove, 3-1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Escape the city heat in this stately, charming, updated, exquisitely furnished classic farmhouse on 8 acres with in-ground pool. 4 BRs plus twin-bed sleeping alcove, 3-1/2 baths. Three bedrooms have private bath. Parlor with baby grand piano, library with pull-out sofa, dining room. New chef's kitchen & family room, new master bath. 4 fireplaces. Elegant yet cozy. Perfect for relaxing and ideal for entertaining city friends. Close to Tanglewood and other Berkshires attractions, antiquing or simply enjoying summer's pleasures. No smoking and no pets.

Carefully restored with period antiques, the perennial gardens are thoughtfully planted and carefully maintained. The terrace is ideal for dining al fresco, and the porch is a welcome retreat. Vegetable garden ensures fresh herbs and vegetables in season; cutting garden with lovely flowers.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Merry Sheils (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

Why Merry Sheils chose Chatham

I was drawn to this area of the country because of my roots in the western part of our nation. It's serenity, rural nature, country roads ideal for running and cycling, and friendly neighbors have made it a good choice.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The stately elegance of this 200-year old home, built by a Revolutionary War soldier, was perfect for my love of period antiques and decor. Throughout the painstaking renovation process, we carefully researched and chose furnishings in keeping with the historical nature of the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your home is gorgeous!! THank you so much. Perfect place for us to reconnect and find peace. The Girls
Jun 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Country retreat in the heart of Hudson Valley horse country with inground pool
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
5

A beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious home in a gorgeous setting..

it was a pleasure to fall asleep under the plush comforter with the windows open to the autumn air..

and wake to the sounds of a country morning and the smell of coffee from the well-stocked kitchen.

Fireplaces (seemingly everywhere) take the chill off the evenings. A true retreat from the harried city.. yet not very far away..

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

our month in the country

  • 4 of 5

This was one of those rare occasions when the description and the pictures matched the reality. For us it was a working vacation,and having proper phone and Internet access was a definite plus. The owner goes out of her way to deliver the property in pristine condition,and even provides a guide as to how to best enjoy the property. Access to the fresh naturally grown vegetables growing in the garden,next to the full sized in- ground pool was a real delight. Having 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths made it easy to have guests without the feeling of being crowded,or competeing for the amenities. The house is decorated and furnished with an eye toward preserving and enhancing it's status as a 200 year old historic landmark. While the rest of the house is definitely a reminder of another place and time the kitchen is 100% modern and fully equipped with 2 ovens and dishwashers,...all done up in custom built bright red cabinetry and equipped with every possible cooking utensil.It is terrific

Since the house and its furnishings are antiques we would recommend this lovely house to adults and their well behaved children and guests.

If you're not willing to help maintain the ambiance created and maintained by the owner this is not a property to spend a month or more in the country. Another big plus is the houses easy proximity to charming Chatham,NY it's friendly people, and three restaurants of note Blue Plate,Chatham House,Destino. It's really nice to have civilization so close to country living.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Charming home in beautiful Columbia County

  • 5 of 5

I have been a visitor in this charming federal-style home on many occasions and in all seasons. It is a delight: perfectly scaled, ideally situated, and impeccably maintained. From North Chatham it is but a short distance to the Catskills, the Berkshires and southern Vermont. Fall color in the area is exceptional. For skiers and all who enjoy the outdoors the options are many. There are many restaurants, galleries, and antique stores in the vicinity, including those in Hudson, Great Barrington and Bennington. The house itself is designed for informality or formality, as you choose. The kitchen is well equipped in every respect, as are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Every room is comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. I have always enjoyed the ambience offered at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is all that we could have envisioned, and more. Located in Northern Columbia County, it is beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated with period antiques.

We lazed by the pool, took long walks along quiet country roads, slept late in the quiet and solitude.

The owner tended to every need, right down to setting the table for us and giving us full run of the pantry.

Bedrooms were clean, comfortable and more than adequate, and each had its own bath, something not often found in rentals.

We found it quaint to remove our shoes, believing we were helping to preserve a bit of history in this wonderful old house.

We visited in the summer and twice in the winter - we loved each time, and we'll be back this fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just rented this wonderful, 200-year old house nestled next to a horse farm and just minutes from the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Farm and 30 minutes from Tanglewood. From the very start, we loved it, and it only got better.

We were welcomed with a graciously set table with linens and country China, and a bottle of Champagne was chilled for us in the refrigerator.

The house has been renovated true to its historical period, filled with fine antiques and cozy nooks. It has 4 fireplaces, bedrooms with private baths and a welcoming porch with views of fields and gardens. The pool was warm and inviting and the terrace perfect for outdoor grilling. A few mosquitoes, but this is the country, after all.

The fully-stocked pantry made it easy to prepare meals, and we were only too happy to replace what we used (adhering to the "honor system") at the end of our stay. We never wanted to leave. We're planning to return for pumpkin picking and fall foliage.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

lovely house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just rented this beautiful, pristine, period farm house nestled on nearly 9 acres, and fell in love. It is stately, beautifully furnished and has been carefully restored to its 1813 origins.

We arrived and found the table set for us, a fully-stocked pantry and were delighted with the "honor" system, since it saved our having to make a mad dash to the store after arriving tired from the West Coast.

The experience was like stepping back in time, although with all of the modern conveniences, including a newly renovated kitchen, two dishwashers, professional-quality stove and a fireplace that made us yearn to return in wintertime.

The house had beautifully appointed bedrooms and baths, and although one room with bath had not yet been redone, it was clean, fresh and more than adequate.

The lawns and perennial gardens were a visual delight, leading to the pool where we could lounge amid views of distant fields and farms.

It was most pleasant to relax on the covered porch, glass of wine in hand, where our biggest decisions were what time we wanted to swim and dine. There was even a vegetable and herb garden, making our meal preparation a fun experience.

While old houses do have quirks, a quick call to the owner resulted in the caretaker being on the property within an hour.

We have told our friends and already we are planning our return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. As an owner of a property, I take pride in my guests' comfort, and I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed being at Merrywood on several occasions. Please come visit us in winter, when you can curl up with a glass of wine beside one of several roaring fires.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Jackson's
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Willowbrook
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
I-90
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Old Chatham Country Store
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Jimminy Peak
Car: necessary

Close to lake, golf course, tennis

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Chatham Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 4 weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300.00
Refundable damage deposit $800.00
Pet Fee $150.00
Property Damage Protection $79.00
Notes Rates depend upon number of people in your party, and may include a charge for utilities. There is a cleaning fee based upon number of people in your party. Damage deposit is based upon length of stay and the number of guests.

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Amenities

Chatham Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , next to pool
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - sleeping alcove with access to powder room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shared bath
  • Bedroom 5 is a pull-out twin sofa and has half bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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