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Danielle Blade

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Captivating Artisan Built Home With Spectacular Water Views

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

Overview

Falls Village Villa Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Danielle Blade (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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.

Reviews

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based on 20 traveler reviews

Captivating Artisan Built Home With Spectacular Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful Cottage in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented the cottage for a weekend get-away. It is located in the small town of Falls Village, close to multiple farms and vineyards. We spent our time relaxing, venturing out only to buy local produce and meats, as well as go wine tasting.

The cottage is very well maintained and clean. The owners clearly took great care in designing and decorating, and thus it has a comfortable "homey" feel. The space was more than enough for a single couple and could accommodate a second couple in the upstairs bedroom. The views of the river and surrounding trees are beautiful from bright french windows throughout the house. The bed and furniture are very comfortable. The owners are extremely responsive and professional. This was our first experience with VRBO and the owners made it a very easy process, which we really appreciate. Additionally, they supplied us with lists of stores, restaurants, and attractions in the area. We felt very well cared for and would certainly consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, Massachusetts
5

Best yet!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at numerous vacation spots over the years, and this house in Falls Village was our favorite. Attention to beauty in every detail made us feel like we were in a museum. Luxury bedding, bath supplies and well-stocked kitchen made us feel well cared for, even though we never met Mario or Danielle. Someone had clearly anticipated our every need. We especially appreciated the thorough and detailed instructions for how to use everything from the fireplace to the TV. Even where the light switches were located! The house is the last house on a quiet street, overlooking the river and a short walk to the great falls. Lots of small towns around to explore, and wonderful hiking on nearby sections of the Appalachian Trail. Train tracks run right behind the peaceful deck. We were thrilled when finally a train actually came by! Felt like little kids counting the cars. (Not to worry - we were there for four days and only saw one train go by).

And they have amazing weather there! Sunny and in the 60s or 70s everyday!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely property for three weekends in August of 2015. If you're looking for something off the beaten path that's incredibly quiet, well-maintained, comfortable, clean, and has owners who are attentive and care for their property, this is your place. Since no one was staying at the house during the week in between my three weekends, Danielle let me leave some personal items at the house in between stays, which was much appreciated. I had guests stay at the house with me on the various weekends, and Danielle was easy to work with to make those arrangements. This house serves as a good base to explore this hidden corner of rural CT.

While the pictures on VRBO provide an accurate view of the house, it is better than the pictures. With respect to value for your money, it doesn't get much better than this on VRBO. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage and it was a very warm welcoming return. The fireplace had been updated to gas and it is aesthetically enjoyable, efficient and convenient. Just like last time Mario and Danielle had provided all necessities in the kitchen and menus to local restaurants. The cabin was meticulously clean. It had been some time since our last visit but for some reason it gave us a feeling that we had just been there. Just a cozy place. Will return again! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our stay at Danielle and Mario's artisan cottage. We live in New York City and our goal was to relax and enjoy some beautiful scenery. We loved the view from the cottage, enjoyed walking around the area, and were very impressed by the art and stained glass in the home. This was just our first visit but we would hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, District of Columbia
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

As frequent travelers to Falls Village for family visits, we have been looking for the perfect place to rent for long-term stays. And this is it. Mario and Danielle have done a superb job of restoring this lovely cottage, which has one of the most beautiful locations in the area on the Housatonic River just above the Great Falls. When we first entered the house, we were literally stunned by its beauty, cleanliness, the care of the workmanship of every detail, the owners' wonderful taste, the attention to guests' comfort and convenience, and of course the setting. Our first visit - and certainly not the last - was during Thanksgiving and we can only imagine how wonderful it will be to spend summer evenings on the patio. Mario and Danielle are extremely attentive to any need of their guests and instantly responsive. We have rented many properties as vacation homes, but this one is by far the best and we have every incentive to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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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Falls Village Villa Rental Rates

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$1,400
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

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Amenities

Falls Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 13000 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
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

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