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Captivating Artisan Built Home With Spectacular Water Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Spa and massage services available .Provisions delivery, catering , spa, massage and housekeeping service fees may vary, please contact us for availability, current pricing and options.

More Details

Owner
Danielle Blade
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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. Please contact us for availability.

Danielle Blade purchased this villa in 1999

Why Danielle Blade chose Litchfield County

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 steel, and Calaphon cookware, also a food processor, espresso machine and french press, grinder etc. 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 and holistic practitioners. 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. Close to all the Berkshires has to offer.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Falls Village Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Falls Village Inn
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Falls Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Please contact us for availability regarding catering and spa services.

Reviews

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Captivating Artisan Built Home With Spectacular Water Views
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful! Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin..... the photos do not do the home justice. So many personal and artistic touches. I hated to leave. Everything you need is there. Danielle is a wonderful host and timely in her responses. I highly recommend this cozy home full of love and comfort

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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a unique rental

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary place that we have stayed at three times now.

Beautiful inside---really an artistic achievement; see the photos, perhaps especially the bathroom! Has a nice view of the Housatanic River out back, and for me, the special treat of a train track snuggled in between the river and the house! Train goes by a couple of times a day. A thrill! The place is snug and there's not much lawn, but there is a large deck which adds significant space in good weather, and a number of special, unexpected places, like the little sun room attached to the bedroom which was a perfect place for me to write. And the location is terrific. Danielle and Mario were splendid to deal with and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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The Cottage at Great Falls Never Disappoints

  • 5 of 5

Danielle Blade and Mario Genova are wonderful hosts. Their artisanal taste is captivating and inviting. Bravo!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage, with all the comforts needed. Great location with lots to do. Danielle and Mario were great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Peaceful idyll in an artists' cottage

  • 5 of 5

These owners are masterful artists/craftspeople (masonry, glassblowing, and more) and their home is a beautiful showcase for their talent. It has been lovingly restored by them and is tastefully decorated. Super clean.

Perfect for a couple looking for a getaway to relax, recharge, or even just work in a calming environment. Near the end of a (non-thru) street on the Housatonic, it is quiet, quiet, quiet. Lovely hiking in the near vicinity, and kayak outfitters not far.

For those who love chamber music, the acclaimed Music Mountain is a mere 10 mins down the road--and its hall has a glorious acoustic. For those who enjoy cooking, a perfectly outfitted kitchen (lacking for nothing you could imagine wanting) and a terrific large outdoor gas grill, which called our names to grill delicious grass-fed beef and fresh sausages from the nearby Whippoorwill Farms. Yum!

Comfortable beds, linens, and fantastic all-marble bath w fine marble masonry in the shower and floor; large jacuzzi.

Owners were most accommodating of our check-in/out timing request and provided terrific pdfs of all the walks, restaurants, and doings in the nearby area. It is a long drive to some of the area performing arts attractions (Jacobs Pillow is an hour). But the drive was well worth it.

It is cozy, not really a place for small children. Exceeds the photos (which are also nice!) And I expect it would be charming in winter, as well! We'll be back for sure...

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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charming cottage with artistic touches in every room ... beautiful setting... wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this cottage multiple times and absolutely love it. Has everything a guest could need and is very comfortable. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Additional Guest Fee $65 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

Base rental rate based on single or double occupancy. Additional persons $65 per night. Maximum occupancy 4 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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