CAPTIVATING ARTISAN BUILT HOME WITH SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS

Danielle Blade

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CAPTIVATING ARTISAN BUILT HOME WITH SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS

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2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Originally dating to 1800 's this highly unique property was purchased in 1999 by artist and master craftsman Mario Genova. The interior features plaster throughout, stone, marble and terra cotta mosaic flooring and wonderful architectural details. The cottage sleeps 4. The master suite features wonderful river and mountain views and adjoins a small artists painting/writing studio. The master bath is marble throughout and features mosaic flooring and an over-sized Jacuzzi bath overlooking the river. Upstairs there is a second bedroom and small sitting room. The kitchen is fully equipped and adjoins an elegant dining room. The living room opens on to a large deck equipped with a gas grill and outdoor dining set. The stone floored entryway houses laundry facilities and opens to a small stone dining deck. The perfect artists and writers retreat the cottage is located in a peaceful cul de sac on the banks of the beautiful Housatonic River, and offers an array of wonderful outdoor activities including, boating, canoe and kayak, fishing, swimming, biking, horseback riding and golf. The cottage is a short 10 minute walk to the Appalachian trail for hiking and bird watching and is close to the beautiful twin lakes. In winter months down hill and cross country skiing are close by and there are also many nearby trails for snowshoeing. Just a 10 minute drive to the famed Music Mountain which offers summer long concerts of jazz and classical music. The Cottage is close to the historic villages of Lakeville and Salisbury which both offer fine dining and antiquing and is approximately a 30 minute drive to all the Berkshire attractions. Enjoy day trips to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and CO, Berkshire Theater CO, Jacobs Pillow, Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Museums. Lime Rock Racetrack is a 10 minute drive. Lime Rock is also home to the Nunwell Glass Studio. Our good friends,local glass artists Andrew Pyle and Leslie French, offer classes, treat yourself or plan a couple's day learning to blow glass, you will amaze yourself and your loved ones exploring your creative side, and return home with wonderful treasures to remind you of your experience . Please contact us for details. The cottage is fully equipped with all amenities including hi speed wireless internet, cable TV and stereo system. Daily housekeeping service available, weekly housekeeping service required. Provisions delivery and catering available, we have access to the very finest gourmet, local and organic foods. Arrive to find the kitchen stocked to your specifications or a gourmet meal awaiting you. Provisions delivery, catering and housekeeping service fees may vary, please contact us for current pricing and options.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Danielle Blade (Owner)
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About Danielle Blade

Mario Genova owner of Great Falls Studio is a classically trained fine artist and a third generation masonry and plaster artisan. Mario offers top quality masonry, architectural plaster and design consultation in northwest Connecticut.

In 1999 Mario purchased and began the restoration of a highly unique property in Falls Village, CT. Overlooking the Housatonic River, the cottage at great falls originally dates to the 1800s and was in need of complete and extensive renovation. Over the past decade Mario has transformed the property using recycled and environmentally responsible materials wherever possible and authentic antique fixtures and accents.

Mario designed the cottage to reflect his love of Spanish and Italian architecture . Now complete, this captivating property is offered as a vacation retreat. In 2011 Mario purchased his next renovation and remodeling project. Casa Gardenia. Located in Ensenada in beautiful southern Puerto Rico. Work is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011.

Danielle Blade purchased this villa in 1999

Why Danielle Blade chose Falls Village

The Cottage is a rare gem, showcasing original artwork in each room and stunning architectural details.We provide top quality imported linens and towels and the small but very functional kitchen boasts good quality german knives, and calaphon cookware, also a food processor, espresso machine and french press. In cooler months we provide firewood and kindling . We take great pride in our guests comfort. For a very reasonable fee we offer provisions delivery, arrive to find the kitchen stocked to your specifications, we have easy access to the best local and organic foods. Catering is also available.

What makes this villa unique

The cottage is located in a marvelously unique, cultural area. Plan a spa or health retreat, contact us for information on local day spa's, masseuses and local therapists, plan a visit to 'Community Acupuncture of the Berkshires' for a tune up or to address a health concern, our friend Alan Rivenson is the best and most highly regarded practitioner in our area. Tour some local art studio's, take a glass blowing class or just relax with a glass of wine in front of the fire and enjoy the amazing views of both the river and the mountains, which are ever changing and provide constant inspiration , birdwatching along the river offers wonderful entertainment and in early spring bald eagles make their home in one of our tall trees and are seen often flying up river.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Captivating Artisan Built Home With Spectacular Water Views
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Falls Village Litchfield County
5

Peaceful, romantic and inspiring

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Cottage at Great Falls. It was our second visit and found it to be as amazing as the first stay, if not better. Our first visit was in the fall, we walked the Appalachian Trail, photographed the foliage and the falls. Mario and Danielle have a wealth of knowledge for this area; for this stay they recommended we rent a pontoon boat at O’Hara’s Landing at Twin Lakes in Salisbury. It was a wonderful idea; it’s a short scenic drive to the beautiful lake. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day floating and swimming.
I agree fully with Robin and Gregory’s reviews, their descriptions of the cottage are perfect. My favorite spot is the sunroom off the master bedroom overlooking the Housatonic River. Take time to walk the property, the cottage is artistic inside and out. You will leave relaxed, at peace and inspired to get creative.
Mario and Danielle, thank you maintaining this beautiful retreat in Connecticut and making it available for others to enjoy.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Falls Village Litchfield County
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at the Cottage in Falls Village twice and have been so pleased each time! I have now enjoyed days where it was chilly enough to build a fire as well as warm days where I opened windows for the fresh air and enjoyed the deck for coffee and visiting. It is a wonderful retreat with everything I need ... including the washer/dryer! The photos are completely accurate and the location is convenient to many wonderful outings. It is a treasure and I am looking forward to my next visit this October!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Falls Village Litchfield County
Elkins Park, PA
5

A Wonderful Early Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5
The cottage at Falls Village has to be the most peaceful setting we have ever rented in. Set on a country road with no outlet, and facing the Housatonic River, the cottage gave us a feeling of delightful seclusion for the long weekend we visited. The house is full of art, as well as artistic expressions in plaster, stone and tile. But at the same time, it was entirely comfortable and relaxing. The bathroom showcases Mario Genova's extraordinary tilework -- have you ever taken a shower inside a work of art? The huge window beside the tub, overlooking the deck and river, is an added bonus. The bedroom was a joy to wake in, with its views of the surrounding trees. The adjoining sunroom was our favorite spot, with its late-afternoon sun and screened windows on all sides. Every room had something special awaiting discovery, especially Danielle Blade's stunning glass sculptures throughout. When we tore ourselves away from the cottage, we hiked for a few hours on the nearby Appalachian Trail, which skirts the lovely falls from which the village gets its name. We took the recommendations of the owners and enjoyed meals at the Falls Village Inn, as well as Pastorale and the Black Rabbit Bar & Grille in Lakeville. Sunday brunch at the Toy Maker Cafe in Falls Village was the best meal, with great freshly-brewed coffee, sweet potato waffles and bacon. Yum! Danielle was quite responsive and accommodating as host, and we thank her and Mario for allowing visitors to enjoy their lovely cottage. You will love it!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Falls Village Litchfield County
5

One of a kind rental house

  • 5 of 5
This home is unique. Everywhere you turn is something else interesting to look at- including the gorgeous view from the deck, eating area patio/deck, or sunroom off the master. With the fall foliage it was superb. The master bed was comfortable and the bedroom overall super relaxing. The owners are very nice and helpful with multiple pages of writeups for "how tos" and "where tos". I will say that this is not a good place for children. There is no railing on the stairs to the second bedroom, it is filled with gorgeous antique furniture, glass doors and artwork. Better as a weekend getaway for mom and dad alone! There is a train track right behind the house, but it is very sparsely traveled. We heard one train all weekend. We thought it was cool. We would definitely recommend this house for a delightful weekend away in the berkshires. We would love to go back sometime!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Falls Village Litchfield County
Hamden, CT
5

Beautiful and Serene Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This cottage exactly met our expectations.It's just as attractive as a the photos, every space well designed for both beauty and function. The river view from the sunroom as well as the deck and patio meant that even on a rainy day we could appreciate the natural beauty of the location.
We were here at a quiet time of year, and enjoyed the serenity of the location. (And had a wonderful supper at Pastorale Bistro in Lakeville). Work commitments meant that we had to request a change in our reservation--this was done with no difficulty, which we greatly appreciated.
An excellent experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Falls Village Litchfield County
Bronx, NY
5

A Bit of Tuscany in Connecticut

  • 5 of 5
We just spent two contented weeks in the Cottage at Great Falls. The previous reviewers are right about the care and attention to detail the two artisan owners have taken with this property’s renovation. It is a joy to explore. 1) Mario is an artist as well as a master builder.There is tinted plasterwork throughout. The dining room has pastoral scenery painted around the room above the plate rack. There is more pastoral scenery painted in the master bedroom There is a barrel vault in the ceiling above the dining table. The bathroom floor has both a circular and a square design element set into the marble. The whirlpool tub is big enough for two. 2) As mentioned below, the furniture is tasteful and harmonious. Danielle and Mario’s own art work is scattered through the house. 3) All the creature comforts are present. Beds are comfortable; kitchen is small (no dishwasher), but exceptionally well- stocked. There are ample movies and music to choose from. The art books are heavy on Leonardo. 4) There is a large deck overlooking the Housatonic River with gas grill and deck furniture. Also there’s a separate stone patio with a wrought iron table and chair set. As you might expect, the grounds have been carefully shaped and planted. You will want to take as much care of this cottage as it takes care of you.

Falls Village is a very small 18th century farming village. Walking the road takes you past a horse farm and corn fields. Excitement is seeing a family of wild turkeys trundle across a meadow. The Falls themselves are used to generate electricity periodically, and can be reached on foot. There is a supermarket and wine shop about 4 miles away. Restaurants and theaters are in Lakeville, Salisbury, Sharon, Millerton, Great Barrington. It was difficult to say good bye; we will surely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rare property available for vacation rental in Falls Village Ct.

The perfect artists and writers retreat the cottage is located in a peaceful cul de sac on the banks of the beautiful Housatonic River, and offers an array of wonderful outdoor activities including, boating, canoe and kayak, fishing, swimming, biking, horseback riding and golf. The cottage is a short 10 minute walk to the Appalachian trail for hiking and bird watching and is close to the beautiful twin lakes. In winter months down hill and cross country skiing are close by and there are also many nearby trails for snowshoeing. Just a 10 minute drive to the famed Music Mountain which offers summer long concerts of jazz and classical music. The Cottage is close to the historic villages of Lakeville and Salisbury which both offer fine dining and antiquing and is approximately a 30 minute drive to all the Berkshire attractions. Enjoy day trips to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and CO, Berkshire Theater CO, Jacobs Pillow, Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Museums. Lime Rock Racetrack is a 10 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Falls Village Villa Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
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$5,100
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $175 Nightly

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Notes Base rental rate based on single or double occupancy. Additional persons $50 per night. Maximum occupancy 4 persons.
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Amenities

Amenities

Falls Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 13000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Marble throughout, mosaic floor and shower. Over sized jacuzzi tub with river views.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Top quality imported linens, clean and comfortable beds, wonderful views.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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