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Dawn Trachtenberg

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german

Vue de L'est - The East View

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Southfield House Rental Photos and Description

“Vue de L'est” is a modern interpretation of an old french country house, located in the rolling hills of the bucolic Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. It is situated at the end of a long drive in the middle of 20 very private acres of manicured lawns, rolling fields and mature woods, with open distant views, a pool and even a stream. The house, property and area offer all possible year round activities and enjoyment for large or small families, and family shares with ample hiking, biking, swimming, golfing, antiquing, canoeing, skiing, museums, art events and much more. Easy access from New York or Boston makes this house perfect for short or long term visits.

This year round private residence has a refined balance of authentic materials, fine craftsmanship, European antiques, and modern amenities offering personal privacy, open layout, extensive entertaining space, and integrated outdoor living. The bright and open house is replete with 200 year old barn board flooring, hand crafted doors, stone bathrooms, custom chef’s kitchen with 6 burner/griddle cooktop and 2 ovens, hand crafted bronze banisters, stone fireplaces, custom lighting, private owners wing, library and billiard room.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dawn Trachtenberg (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german


based on 6 traveler reviews

Vue de L'est - The East View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a lovely stay at your home. All was as promised. Accurate listing description and amenities.

Clean and well- maintained. Very good customer service, and we would recommend this property.

We enjoyed a variety of restaurants, concerts, movies etc.

The house is also a "destination" house for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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The house was exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Elegant home with space for all of us as we celebrated our boys graduation from Salisbury School. Location was perfect, close to the school and Great Barrington. Large kitchen/living space, ample bedrooms with comfortable beds, and wonderful grounds, perfectly manicured with a relaxing pool area. We would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We came here for vacation to escape the craziness of New York City. What a perfect place to stay! The home was spectacular - spacious with all of the amenities you can think of. The game room was equipped with an air hockey table and pool table - great for kids and adults! Each day, we ran outside in the beautiful (and big!) back yard and swam in the pristine pool. Close enough to Great Barrington, where there were great restaurants and playgrounds for the kids. All in all, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Stunningly beautiful Berkshire getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Vue de L'est. Our extended family of 13 all fit quite comfortably in the house for a long weekend to celebrate the patriarch's 90th birthday. It was a weekend we'll all remember forever. The house was spectacular! There was no creature comfort missing and the kitchen was perfect for the wonderful meals we prepared. We all can't wait to return to our new found Shangri La.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great stay at this extremely well appointed and welcoming home. We could not have asked for more - the pictures for the listing are great, but they do not do justice to the true quality of this home. And the owners were always gracious and responsive to our needs. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxurious getaway in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful getaway! Impeccably maintained home with fantastic attention to detail. Just minutes to Butternut, not that anyone wanted to leave the house! Dream kitchen and beautiful fire places, fantastic books and artifacts make it feel welcoming. I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Hartford, CT or Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Southfield Store
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wassaic - Metro North or Hudson - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 7-3mi, Taconic State Pkwy-20mi, US 90-20mi
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Old Inn on the Green
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Car: necessary

2 hours to either Boston or New York, close to Tanglewood for wonderful outdoor concerts during the summer. Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox provide great restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and antiquing. Abundant hiking trails - walk part of the Appalachian Trail. Visit historic homes, tour gardens, shop at a local Farmer's Market.


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Southfield House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $350

Rates subject to change without notice.
Required insurance fee of $99.

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Southfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Master Suite Bath Ensuite
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Large/open
    Guest/children's Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Main Floor
  • All bathroom are custom furnished with custom cabinetry and stone tile work as well as antique pieces of furniture.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Located in separate wing with Ensuite
    Green Bedroom - 1 king , Guest Room
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Room
    Guest/children's Suite - 3 twin/ single , with Ensuite Bath
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Room
  • House could sleep up to 15 with roll away beds. Additional fee would apply for additional people and arrangements for roll away beds would be necessary with additional fee for the rental of beds. Linens are color coordinated for each room and could include Frette sheets. All beds have down blankets with duvets which are changed for each rental. All linens are pressed and 100% cotton. Rooms are appointed with antiques as well as custom beds. There are no TV's in bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is perfect for large family gatherings or multi family rentals. There is ample space and rooms so no one feels as though they are on top of one another. The kitchen is large enough for multiple cooks. It includes a 6 burner gas cooktop with griddle, a professional espresso machine and coffee grinder in addition to a drip coffee pot. There are two dishwashers, one in the kitchen and one in the laundry room.

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