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Beautiful Berkshire Escape with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights


Sheffield House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 8 in 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 Bathrooms. Beautiful New Screened in Porch.

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Thomas Taylor
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015
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About Thomas Taylor

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

Why Thomas Taylor chose Berkshires

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


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(4 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Berkshire Escape with Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Tucson, AZ

A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I together with our small dog and cat had a wonderful time at this beautiful Berkshire country home. We are from Tucson and previously lived in Connecticut and were able to use the home as a springboard to see our old friends from Connecticut and savor the

cultural attractions of Norfolk, CT, Music Mountain in Falls Village CT, as well as Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow. The location was terrific and its closeness to Great Barrington with all its fine restaurants was another bonus. The house was comfortable and accommodated our family from Boston and friends form the area. The owners were helpful in all arrangements and I recommend this fine house to other prospective renters,

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Washington DC

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

Rates & Availability

Sheffield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $195

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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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