LUXURY ANTIQUE COLONIAL HOME WITH HEATED POOL

Gary Gunas

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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LUXURY ANTIQUE COLONIAL HOME WITH HEATED POOL

Sharon House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6. In Summer, Pool House Sleeps Another 2 with Bath

As featured in The New York Times, May 2012. (Just google 'Hurry if You Want a Pool!)

The summer rents as a single block of time, including Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. The rest of the year, we rent by the month, at $3000 per month, with a 3-month minimum.

Built in 1790, this sweet, lovingly-restored 'eyebrow' Colonial combines period charm with modern comfort and technology.  Two working fireplaces, central A/C in the main house, heated low-chlorine saltwater pool, WiFi broadband, Hi-Def cable TVs, frog pond.  The wood furnishings are all New England antiques, while the upholstered furniture is new -- welcoming, comfortable and very very clean. The perfect weekend home.

We're situated on 20 hilly wooded acres in the serene and verdant Northwest Corner of Litchfield County.

Pastoral beauty is everywhere, as are great restaurants, bookshops and antique shops.  The Appalachian Trail skims the distant back of the property, and canoeing on the stunning Housatonic River is but a few minutes away.  2 hours from Times Square, 45 minutes to Tanglewood.  Glorious autumn foliage, languid summers, and lovely deep snows in winter.

Area residents include Meryl Streep, Michael J. Fox, Henry Kissinger, Kevin Bacon (so just the 1 degree, then!).

The Area Around Our House: Nearby Rte 4 (a state-designed Scenic Road) meanders through some of New England's loveliest scenery, picking up picturesque towns and villages along the way. Besides the Audubon Society and Ellsworth Farm, right here in Sharon, you have the fine restaurants, bookshops, antique shops and gourmet food shops of nearby Kent to the south of us, and Lakeville and Salisbury to the north. Hike the nearby Appalachian Trail which skims the distant edge of our woods, or the pretty Mohawk Trail, which is just a few miles away. The famed Sharon Playhouse still puts on its summer musicals, and all the cultural amenities of the Berkshires thrive in a sophisticated, upscale, and gay friendly environment. Half an hour from the house is the charming Millerton Moviehouse, a mom & pop cinema with a nice cafe, showing first-run films in tiny, tidy rooms. Kent boasts, besides numerous art galleries, the nationally-famous Belgique chocolate shop run by a former White House chef. (Try their amazing Speculoos chocolates!)

The Seasons: Summer here is superb, of course, but this being classic New England, every season has its own extraordinary features. Some of the best fall foliage in the region is all around our house and town. (People frequently stop to take photos of our own exceptionally-pretty foliage from the street.) The occasional snowfalls can be deep and romantic, and spring is -- well, spring! Our hillside is dotted with hundreds of daffodils, followed by forsythia and then lilacs. Superb!

In spring (and after any heavy rain), make a point of crossing the ancient local covered bridges to see the waters cascading through heaps of boulders (Bulls Bridge, at the bottom end of Kent on Route 7) or to see the rapids swirling (West Cornwall, ten minutes north of us on Route 7). And of course, there's the beautiful Kent Falls, again on Route 7, just north of Kent.

History of the House: The property first appears in area maps as part of the pre-Revolutionary Studley wagon-wheel works, which made much use of our little pond and its then-robust feeder stream. The faint vestiges of wagon tracks crossing through our hillsides were for the transport of Studley's home-made charcoal from the hilltops down to their blacksmith's furnace by the pond. The town's surviving English property records, dating from the 1750's, show that the first recorded owner of the property was known as, quite simply, 'the Frenchman'. You will note that many panes of glass in the windows of the oldest section of the house are true antiques -- filled with the bubbles and ripples that were the result of primitive early manufacturing techniques. it's an effect that is extremely expensive to duplicate today, and the life it gives to the living and dining rooms is really lovely. Look for Clinton Wilcox's elegant signature, scribed into one of the panes with a diamond ring.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MINIMUM RENTAL IS TWELVE WEEKS. NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2014 !!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Gary Gunas

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 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

Luxury Antique Colonial Home with Heated Pool
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Sharon Litchfield County
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HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
In one of the most beautiful parts of the US, this is certainly one of the loveliest places to stay. The house is a perfect blend of antiques with all modern amenities. There are two charming bedroom suites and another bedroom in the eaves. We did not have use of the lovely pool house as it winter.
You can leave the house and hike for hours around the property. 5 minutes away is some the the most picturesque canoeing.
The owner is a delight and very accommodating.
I live in San Francisco and miss this house everyday.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Laguardia 82 miles, also Hartford Bradley Field
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wassaic, New York
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mudge Pond (Sharon Lake)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sharon Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Lakeville/Salsibury -- several
Car: necessary

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT RENT PERIODS OF LESS THAN TWELVE WEEKS.

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Availability & Rates

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Sharon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 2014
May 21 2014 - Sep 6 2014
109 night minimum stay
$30,000
Flat fee
 
 
Autumn-Winter-Spring
Sep 8 2014 - May 20 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Notes NOTE: 90-day minimum rental, notwithstanding the HomeAway template's inability to show anything longer than 30 days !!

This lease, with a three-month minimum term, will use the standard Connecticut realtor's template, with all the customary protections for both parties.

NOTE: Tenant will pay all utilities, cleaning and weekly mowing and/or snow plowing.

Pounds and Euros Also Accepted
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Amenities

Sharon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Lake
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Master is also Powder Room with Separate Entrance
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master, Bright and Cheerful..
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Skylight, charming, just down the hall from the Guest Room.
  • Lush towels provided. There's a further bathroom in the Pool House in summer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground Floor Master - 1 king , Working Fireplace, Flat-Screen TV
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Corner Exposure, Views of Wooded Hillside
    Upstairs Guest Room - 1 double , Cozy, Corner Exposure, Views of the Grounds
  • Fine linens, fluffy down duvets. Everything has been designed for comfort, calm, and discrete good taste.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • rafting
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