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Lisa Shaber

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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13 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Alford House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

Exceptional house and outstanding location. Set on 2 secluded acres in Alford MA, off a private lane, yet close to everything. This beautifully furnished, contemporary home sits on a wooded knoll with sweeping views of meadow, mountains and forest from every window. The house is lit all day by large windows, skylights and French doors opening onto 3 wood decks. Enter to a large, stone floored foyer leading to the airy Living Room with cathedral ceiling and skylight. French doors open to a deck and lovely view of old growth forest. There is a huge and open kitchen/dining/ living area with Great Room featuring hardwood floors, a wood burning stove and French doors leading to a screened in porch facing west and providing incredible views of the sunset in bug-free comfort. The Weber gas grill is right on the deck. The kitchen is fully equipped and has tons of counter and storage space and a large island. The layout of this home is perfect for entertaining friends and family. The bedrooms in the house are comfortably separated from common spaces and are luxuriously appointed and the MBR also has its own private deck. All rooms are large, airy and inviting. Flat panel TV with DirectTV service, DVD player and WiSpring wireless internet included.

Just 10 minutes from the center of Great Barrington, a charming Berkshires town with many excellent restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, the classic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, triplex movie theater, music venues, the Berkshire Co-Op Market, Guido’s gourmet, Big-Y grocery store, CVS, and more. Fifteen minutes to skiing at Butternut and Catamount. Dozens of hiking opportunities in the area, plus winery and orchards. 25 minutes to Stockbridge, 30 minutes to Tanglewood and Lenox. Swimming at Lake Mansfield 10 minutes away, or 40 minutes to Lake York in Sandisfield State Park. A few minutes’ drive to the public golf course at Egremont Country Club

Fieldstone FOYER opens onto a large, designer LIVING ROOM with cathedral ceiling, elegant leather seating and oriental rug, with gorgeous scenery through large windows and French doors opening onto the rear deck. Curl up with a book from the LOFT area library or relax with your favorite music.

Main floor MASTER BEDROOM and FULL BATH furnished with queen bed and bonus day bed. French doors opening to a lovely outdoor deck facing the woods, with a wrought iron bistro table and chairs perfect for breakfast. SECOND BEDROOM on the main floor features bay window and door with its own deck, with a stunning view of Monument Mountain across a green open pasture. Private THIRD BEDROOM features 2 twin beds, extra roll-away bed and a second television. Beautiful SECOND FULL BATH with updated fixtures is convenient to both bedrooms, the great room, kitchen and living room.

Lovely, bright, fully-equipped KITCHEN features premium range, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee grinder and maker, microwave and toaster oven. Loads of storage and workspace, including a large center island with counter seating for 2 and walk-in pantry. Adjoining GREAT ROOM with dining table for 6, comfortable sofa, loveseat, large flatscreen TV and woodstove. Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors onto the SCREENED PORCH with second dining table for 6, love seat, Weber gas grill and access to the deck. This is the perfect place to eat a summer meal or have a glass of wine and enjoy the magnificent view of Monument Mountain as the sun sets.

Large LAUNDRY ROOM is conveniently located on the main level. Plenty of parking for residents and guests in the TWO-CAR GARAGE and large turn-around driveway.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lisa Shaber (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

QUIET LUXURY RETREAT, INCREDIBLE VIEWS, NEAR CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS & SKIING
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Great open and welcoming house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our family reunion of 7 ! Lots of open areas in the house for being together and finding quiet space. Big kitchen and wonderful screened in deck was our favorite places to gather! Also the privacy of the setting and views enhanced our experience. We made use of some cultural and natural events in the area but spent a lot of time together in this very nice house!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Home

  • 5 of 5

Lisa ha been a gracious host with a very lovely home. It was well stocked with all of the cooking tools you would need, towels, nice sheets, comfortable beds, excellent laundry room, and bathrooms which are well done. The view from the house are really beautiful. The home had a really nice large Dining table and comfortable chairs. It was a pleasure to sat at this home and we would definetly recomend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really great place in the heart of the birkshires

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to stay at this lovely home for most of September and part of October 2015. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped. The screened porch is fantastic for meals, entertaining or just relaxing and watching the deer, turkeys and all the other wildlife that live in the area. Lisa is a wonderful host. Any question or information we asked about was made available immediately. We would recommend this home to anyone who would like a great place to stay that is private but near everything. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this house!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at the house twice, both times in the winter. The house is lovely - airy, clean, with beautiful views and pretty furnishings. It has everything one wants to have at home to be comfortable, including a well equipped kitchen, a wood burning stove, TV, lots of towels, games, books, comfortable beds. The list could go on. The owner is a pleasure to deal with, very attentive, helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend this house to a friend - in fact, we had a couple of friends visit us for a day both times we stayed, and they loved the house, too. Butternut and Catamount ski areas are 15 minutes away, and in the summer, Tanglewood and theaters are close. Or, in the winter, there is something about staying inside, sipping hot chocolate by the fire and watching the snow fall... Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Well-appointed house with great views!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully laid out and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. We had three young kids with us who loved walking around and exploring the house. The location of the house is central to a lot of local attractions. Lisa was very responsive and helpful from our initial outreach through our time up at the house. We had a minor issue with the wi-fi our last day at the house and Lisa went out of her way to help us fix it and was extremely apologetic. It was overall a very comfortable stay and we would definitely look to rent it again if we return to the area!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Woderfull

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed there for Thanksgiving, it was very relaxing. The kids had a great time. The house is comfortable and it has everything you need. Lisa has a lot of patience and is very understanding. It is a house that has breathtaking views any time of the year. I can't wait to go there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Amenities

Alford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Plus twin roll-away and queen Aerobed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming

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