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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy your vacation in a beautiful historic house located in the heart of the Berkshires. Located two and a quarter hours north of New York City, this circa-1770s center chimney colonial will charm and delight your family and guests. 88 acres of land with views of Mt. Washington and Mount Everett promises privacy, peace and quiet. Search 'Berkshire Winter Rental' on Vimeo to see a winter video of the house.

With 3100 sq. ft of wood floors and elegant decor, this spacious house was renovated with two additions: sunroom with master bedroom above, and the gourmet kitchen. The original portion of the house includes a den with fireplace and 42" plasma tv with satellite surround sound home theater system. Built-in bookshelves have loads of great reading and an eclectic DVD library that should have something for everyone. The Parlor is a wood-paneled room with wood-burning stove and door opening up to a small deck with adirondack chairs for lounging. This is a great room for entertaining. Connecting to the parlor is the traditional dining room which has a table that can seat 10 and a fireplace.

In the Master Suite, wake up to beautiful mountain views particularly spectacular during fall foliage season, and go to bed relaxed after taking a soak in the private master bath jacuzzi. Ethics Supply Co. bath products and candles along with luxurious bath robes complete the experience. Vaulted ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and walk-around deck make this room a relaxing retreat. All bedrooms feature down comforters, high thread count sheets and fans. All bathrooms feature hair dryers, robes, plush towels, body soaps, R&Co Shampoo and Conditioner and Kiehl's Shower Gel.

Bedrooms: In addition to the spacious master, there are three guestrooms with great architectural details like original wood beams and hardwood floors. The upstairs landing with skylights and gas stove features a day bed perfect for reading in the afternoon.

Kitchen: The gourmet kitchen features top-notch equipment like a WOLF eight-burner stove and Subzero refrigerator and is fully-stocked with cookware, utensils, barware, dishware and other essential cooking tools. Hook up your IPod to the kitchen stereo system and whistle while you cook! A secondary kitchen with another refrigerator makes entertaining for larger groups easy.

Flower gardens are in abundance and you will be enticed to the hammock to unwind and soak in the incredible mountain views. After playing a round of tennis on the clay court, enjoy a glass of iced-tea on the outdoor porch furniture at the tennis house bar. Or plan your summer bbq with friends and family gathered around the teak patio furniture with umbrella.

Other amenities include: walking trails, tennis court, two fireplaces, wood-burning stove, gas stove, air conditioning in the tv room, master suite, sunroom, and kitchen. WI-FI, cable HDTV, DVD, VCR, stereo, CDs, Jacuzzi tub, microwave, dishwasher, linens, washer/dryer, and three-story, two-car garage and ping-pong game room on the 2nd story. In the garage, find three bikes, and loads of outdoor games like bocce, croquet, corn hole, badminton, and more. A kids' out door playhouse and secret playroom in the twin bedroom are great places for the little ones to play.

Smoking is **strictly not permitted.**

Keywords: skiing, snow, fall foliage, tanglewood, berkshires, mountains, hiking

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jill's place was amazing! Jill was super helpful since we first contacted her and made everything go smoothly. The kids loved all the toys both inside and out and my husband and I loved all the luxurious touches throughout the house. Would definitely return!
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In addition to the bedrooms, there is a twin-size day bed in the upstairs landing,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
On-site activities: Tennis (picturesque HAR-TRU shared-use court), nature walks through forest protected by a conservation easement. **Opening of the court in the spring is dependent upon winter and spring weather (usually mid-May to October). Please inquire when booking. SKI RESORTS: For the winter ski season, the house has close proximity to two local family-friendly mountains. Catamount Ski Resort is just 6 miles away and Butternut is 12 miles away in Great Barrington. Jiminy Peak Ski Resort is a larger mountain with more advanced terrain and is 1 hour away. After your day on the hill, stop for dinner at the cozy Stagecoach Tavern, less than a mile from the house and serving wonderful farm-to-table cuisine. HIKING: Race Brook Falls trailhead is a short walk down the dirt road where you'll discover a beautiful 3-tier waterfall It's not a stretch to say thatto say that "Hawaiian waterfall" comes to mind when you visit Race Brook during the summer months.

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Fabulous Berkshire Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our week in Sheffield. It was not long enough! I am the mom of four adult children (with significant others) and two young grandchildren. The house fit us perfectly for our mini family reunion. August Moon is the perfect spot to unwind, enjoy your family, and soak in the beauty of the Berkshires. Rainbows provided!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a lovely vacation at August moon

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a family trip! Stocked with everything you could need.

The only drawback were the mosquitos!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bria, we are so sorry about the mosquitos and the lack of effect of the spraying. We've contacted the company and the owner is looking into this. This is the first time in all our years of spraying that the mosquitos were not controlled. We will refund the additional cost of the spraying along with your full security deposit. Happy you enjoyed yourselves despite the nuisance!
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We loved August Moon

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time here with our adult kids and relatives. The house is clean quaint and comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked, there is a great record collection, as well as a nice sunny family room and a TV room for relaxing indoors. We enjoyed the patio, gardens and tennis courts daily, and one night had a fire and roasted marshmallows in the fire pit -- haven't done that since our kids were little! Our dogs loved the big open yard and did not want to leave. So all in all, it was the perfect spot for our family and we definitely hope to rent August Moon again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Our 2nd visit to August Moon!

  • 5 of 5

Just fabulous the second time! All three generations love this beautiful country house because it's the perfect blend of old (1770'S) and new (2017 technology), fabulous kitchen, proximity to good restaurants, beautiful gardens and acres to explore, bicycles, children's playhouse, tree swings, tennis court, great books on the shelves, music collection for everyone, nearby movie theatre, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow and on and on. We're looking forward to our 3rd visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Magical Weekend

  • 5 of 5

August Moon is truly an incredible place. It's the only home I've ever found in The Berkshires that has walking trails, a fire pit, tennis court, impeccable style and a truly magical feel to it. The house itself is a gorgeous blend of modern and antique. Comfortable and beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous and seem to go on forever. The area itself couldn't be better and is in close proximity to great activities, food, shopping, and so many wonderful parts of the Berkshires. My friends and I watched movies, went hiking (on the property as well as around the corner on a trail that took us to a waterfall!), had a fire in the fire pit, made dinner in the gorgeous and massive kitchen, drove down the street to Big Elm Brewery for a tasting, went antiquing on our short drive to Great Barrington where we had lunch at Prairie Whale, bought bread to take home at Berkshire Mountain Bakery, and even went out to the dream away lodge in Becket for our annual magical experience (check it out!). I've stayed in the berkshires many times and this is by far the most amazing property I've ever had the pleasure of staying at. Look no further, you've found the perfect house!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

  • 5 of 5

August Moon is the perfect blend of up to the minute technology and country comfort in a wonderful inviting space that is perfect for everyone. The acreage provides a beautiful, private setting and mountain views within a few minutes drive to exceptionally good restaurants (especially Patisserie Lenox), a movie theatre and unique shopping. The house is lovely, clean, well maintained, the beds are so comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped and the music collection is amazing. The property is exactly as described but better. It's close to hiking trails, historic sites and

antique shops.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Our Welcome Book features a list of local information related to: antiques shopping, dining, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Tanglewood, and art exhibits in the area.

SWIMMING: In the summer months, a refreshing dip is a must for cooling off. Here are some ideas:

Green River Water Hole: amazing spot! (2.5 miles north from S. Egremont on Route 23)

Lake Mansfield: a 40 acre body of water less than a mile from downtown Great Barrington. The lake has historically been a site for recreation, social gatherings, and solitude. Generations of swimmers have enjoyed its cool waters. A small beach with lifeguard and roped off swimming area is great for families with children.

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Rates & Availability

Sheffield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,100
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Winter 2015-16
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning $150

Higher rates will apply for holiday weekends. Site fee applies for weddings and group events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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