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Charming, romantic, private luxurious new home

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths; sleeps up to 16

A beautiful new home very privately set in a natural forest on almost 9 acres of land surrounded by hundreds of acres of forestry land. When you drive through the stone pillars at the entrance of this home, you enter another world of beautiful indigenous trees, old stone walls, beautiful gardens, and a quiet, private oasis.

This home boasts 8 bedrooms, and 4 1/2 baths, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, a 3 season sun-room and a fabulous porch furnished with designer furniture. The main living area has cherry floors, and a large fireplace . Furnished with plenty of comfortable sofas and club chairs, this is a perfect home for a family reunion or for 2-3 families to share. It is fully equipped for young children (high chair, crib, port-a-crib, etc.) and comes with toys and games suitable for children of many ages. There is a built-in barbecue, a library filled with games and novels, a big-screen TV and a ping pong table. Outdoors there is a stone patio and landscaped gardens.

The main kitchen is truly a cook's kitchen. Granite counters, cherry floors, an Italian espresso machine---truly a kitchen for those who enjoy cooking. Outdoors there are covered sitting areas as well as stone terraces and numerous professionally landscaped gardens. There is a walk-way to the most beautiful, undeveloped and non-recreational lake in the Berkshires. The location is perfect for excursions to all the nearby attractions, but the home and environs are so beautiful, you may never want to leave!

We built this home for our own extended family, and we have frequently hosted 16-18 people here with everyone comfortably housed and content. Indeed, as one guest put it, 'It's as if you designed the perfect home for our particular family's getaway!'

More Details

Sharon Strassfeld
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an extraordinary experience it was staying in your home! The property is gorgeous, and your home is beautiful and comfortable. We all loved being there and look forward to our next visit to the Berkshires.
Apr 2010
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Great Barrington Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • There are 3 bedrooms with king sized beds. There are 2 queen bedrooms. There is 1 bedroom with two twin beds and a crib. There is one bedroom with 3-4 twin beds. There is a sitting room in the master bedroom suite that has a queen sized sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming, romantic, private luxurious new home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing House, Setting, Owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 5 days, for a Thanksgiving family celebration on our parents' 60th wedding anniversary. We were a large group, ages 2 to 81. The owner, Sharon, was clear and consistent regarding the fee. In the back and forth emails leading up to our arrival, Sharon could not possibly have been more accommodating. Her pride in the house and its amenities, (for example, the outstandingly outfitted chef's kitchen) was evident. Upon arrival, we were bowled over by the setting: a secluded road, a large outdoor play area perfect for football and frisbee, a gorgeous lake (which froze over during our stay), plenty of stacked wood for the fireplace. Inside, the many rooms are large, clean, and beautifully furnished. The house has three levels, and we used them all- the lower level for bedrooms, a ping pong tournament, play area for the baby, football watching and family video screening on the large screen TV/DVD. The main level has more bedrooms, that terrific kitchen, fireplace, living and dining room, large porch area. The upper level has more large bedrooms and a washer/dryer. There is ample room for being together, and plenty of quiet spots for some private time. The location: minutes from town, with its movie theater, bowling alley and many fine restaurants and fitness possibilities (we did yoga classes), is also a huge plus. Every one of us was comfortable and thrilled with the accommodations. Sharon promptly returned our security deposit, and even gathered together the stuff we forgot to pack up. While I was tempted to keep this amazing place a secret, I decided to post this review due to my respect for Sharon, and out of gratitude for having been able to celebrate a great family milestone in such a perfect setting.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for these comments. It was a pleasure to host a family as respectful and responsible as yours and I appreciate your kind remarks about our home. We'll look forward to welcoming all of you back!
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this lovely home over MLK weekend for two consecutive years now. We love it! We are four families with young children and this house not only fits us all, but everyone has plenty of space to relax and read, watch TV, play games, or just enjoy great conversation. The owner is very organized and has filled the house with everything a large group needs. We are definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented the house for a three day weekend. Our family had an amazing time. The common spaces are simply incredible. The outside porch is very relaxing with breathtaking views. The house is large, clean, and very comfortable. We are avid bike riders and the area bike riding is quite nice - rolling hills and nice scenery. We intend to return -- I suspect the fall foliage must be spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I have been there is the past. The setting is beautiful: quiet, no immediate neighbors, in a rural area close to cultural activities (Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow...). House is beautiful, fully equipped. I was there with my extended family, and there was sufficient room that we could each have private conversations when we wanted to, but we could gather as a whole family (especially for meals!). We hope to go back, once we can clear our schedules.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is perfectly located to take advantage of all the Berkshire attractions that abound year round. We are located on a gorgeous, non-recreational lake, ten minutes from Butternut ski area, and ten minutes from the gorgeous hiking trails at Monument Mountain. 20 minutes from Tanglewood, half an hour from Barrington Stage Company, 20 minutes from Shakespeare and Company, an hour to reach the fabulous museums in Williamstown and North Adams (Clark Museum and Mass MOCA). 5 minutes from Jiminy Peak where there's a ton of recreational activities all summer and fall as well, of course, as skiing in the winter. Not to mention Great Barrington's numerous boutiques, art galleries and restaurants!

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Snowboarding, Basketball Court, Shopping, Tubing

Golf: We're ten minutes away from Egremont Country Club.

Ski: Butternut Ski Resort, within a 15 minute drive, is graced by the best ski school on the east coast. We're also driving distance to Jiminy Peak, Catamount, and Brodie.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Standard rate is $1200 per night with a four night minimum stay. For all holiday periods there is a 10% surcharge and a one week minimum except MLK weekend when there is a 5 night minimum and 10% surcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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