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Spacious architect designed clapboard house on 17 secluded acres w. pool.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Southfield House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, TV room w. Q size sofabed. Sleeps 13 max.

The house is accessed from a small dirt road, part of a network of nearby like roads, wonderful for walking, running and biking. At the top of the driveway, the views to the north west are breath taking, but the house itself and the pool are nestled in a grassy meadow down hill of the road for privacy.

The inside is open in plan with a large eat in kitchen (fully equipped) giving onto an double height dining room which in turns opens onto the living room. Stairs and a gallery connecting the bedrooms above flank one wall of the central dining space. A ground floor guest room and full bath are handicapped accessible via the adjacent one car garage. On the second floor there are 3 double bedrooms, one bunk room that sleeps 3, a TV room/office that sleeps 2 and two full baths each w. double sinks, one with a jacuzzi and a separate shower.

There is an enclosed breakfast porch off the kitchen, a screened porch off the living room and a several decks.

Weddings: The house is ideal as a home base for a wedding party. Small weddings and/or rehearsal dinners for up to 40 people can happen within the house itself. Larger weddings require a tent to be installed on the lawn. We have had both kinds. The open kitchen is ideal for caterers, and trhere is plenty of parking on site in the field above the house. Wedding parties are required to take the house for a whole week, and there is an additional fee of $1000 for a wedding party.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Guestbook comments from the owner

In the 11 years of renting our house we have never had a complaint on any subject and we have had many families return year after year. It is true that this one time we failed to clean the ovens. But the rest is unfounded. On their departure, by way of thanks, this family left furniture strewn all over the lawn, sodden towels to rot in the chest by the pool, and children's soiled band aids in the pool. Please disregard this comment if you can. Thank you.
Jun 2011
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Spacious architect designed clapboard house on 17 secluded acres w. pool.
average rating of 4.285714 based on 8 reviews
Hoboken, NJ

Amazing home & property!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for a wedding nearby and we loved it. The house is secluded off a dirt road on a very open, beautiful property. We fit a large party in the house very comfortably and we had no problems with any of the appliances.

This same group of friends and I rent houses 2-3 times a year and we've typically have a great experience with all of them, but this was the best experience we've ever had.

Leslie is great to deal with and we hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris was a wonderful tenant, easy to deal with, and he and his gang left the house more or less as they found it which is unusual for so large a group. Thank you, Chris.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a long weekend at the beginning of winter with three families. Had a great time and was able to use the sleds provided to go sledding - the kids had a blast.

The house was clean and tidy and owner is very accommodating having basic food supplies (including herbs etc) provided. We all felt very relaxed in this homely environment and would love to come back and visit in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our entire summer in this wonderful well-designed and well-equiped house. The beautiful grounds deliver a quiet setting and exceptional privacy. The swimming pool and loan provided the perfect playground for our visiting grandchildren, while the adjacent field was used to fly their kites. We had fun walking to the nearby waterfalls and enjoyed the occasional visits of deer by the old majestic apple trees. The owner is truly charming and was very helpful and responsive. Overall, a highly recommended restful getaway and a great base to experience the wonders of nature as well as the cultural richness the Berkshires have to offer. Thank you(-:

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

We have held many of our family reunions at this beautiful home in Southfield, Mass. for the past seven years, in all seasons, and each time we wish we could stay longer. The house is always immaculately clean, all appliances and utilities in great working order and our large family has plenty of room to spread out. We love using the fireplace in the cozy living room in fall and winter and the access to nearby skiing, hiking, Tanglewood, and good restaurants in Great Barrington.There's a charming cafe a few minutes away where we sometimes go for coffee or a terrific casual meal.

The new pool is a wonderful addition with its beautiful gazebo and luxurious chaise lounges. The many terraces are fabulous in summer and we eat our meals either on the screened porch, the back garden patio or under the fruit-laden apple trees.

This is the only home I've rented where the owner is gracious enough to give us use of lovely silver, china, linens as well as antique and designer tables and furniture. The house has an elegant, rustic character, filled with interesting art and the grounds are magnificent in every season.

If it's your first visit we suggest getting there in daylight as the roads are easier to identify.

We're already planning our next visit -- can't wait!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family's Christmas retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our large extended family has been spending the two weeks of the holiday at this house for 11 years. The house itself is lovely, set to provide privacy but also to take advantage of stunning views. And it's clearly a home where interesting people spend time. We appreciate the Turkish rugs, the fascinating books and the great CD collection. And we manage to turn out Christmas dinners for large groups just like we would at home. Like any home, it does have its quirks, like doorknobs coming off. But any problems we've had over the years have been quickly addressed. The location can't be beat. There's plenty of room to sled and build snow forts on the property itself. And it's minutes from the classic New England villages of Southfield, New Marlborough, and Monterey, which offer great food and summer cultural events, in spite of their tiny size. Great Barrington is 20 minutes away if you want to see a movie or visit a mall. We love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY USA

Our experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over MLK weekend in 2011. The owner was prompt in her response to our inquiry and provided detailed directions, house instructions, emergency contacts etc. The house was clean on arrival, there was ample bedding, and dishes, cutlery, cooking equipment etc.(all clean and neatly stowed). We enjoyed the spacious dining room (we were 3 couples with 4 kids and a dog), lazing by the fire, gorgeous views, excellent snow-shoeing on the property and the quiet and seclusion. It was an ideal house for a long weekend break and we quickly resolved to book again for the same weekend and President's Day weekend in 2012. We have rented several properties and our standards are pretty high. Within our group we boast a hausfrau, a germophobe and a gourmet cook. No complaints. This was easily one of the nicest houses we've rented and the owner one of the easiest to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
New Marlborough, MA
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
East Canaan,CT
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rte 7 & Canaan Southfield Rd
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
New Marlborough MA
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Buttnernut, MA
Car: necessary

All the major cultural attractions of the Berkshires are a short drive away: Norfolk (CT) Chamber Music Festival 15 mins, Aston Magna Music Festival 20 mins, Barrington Theatre Co. 20 mins, Tanglewood 35 mins, Edith Wharton's The Mount 35 mins, Jacob's Pillow 55 mins.

The area around the house is laced with dirt roads giving onto beautiful views and ideal for walking and longer hikes, mountain biking,sledding and cross country skiing. Butternut Ski Basin is 15 mins away. Nearby Umpachene and Campbell's Falls are ideal for picnics. There is a local public golf course and tennis courts. In addition to our pool there is a beach at York Lake 4 miles away.

Southfield (2 mi) has a charming cafe, and there is a general store and library Mill River (3 mi). Canaan CT and Great Barrington MA are the nearest towns each with a full compliment of restaurants, super markets, gourmet food shops, retail shopping, art galleries and cinemas. And the Lee Outlet Mall is 30 mins away.


Rates & Availability

Southfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
Sep 14 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 22
3 night minimum stay
Discounts: 22 nights or more: $200 Nightly
Nov 23 - Dec 2
4 night minimum stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $450 Nightly
Dec 3 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 15
3 night minimum stay
Apr 16 - May 23
3 night minimum stay
May 24 - Sep 13
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes There is a cleaning fee of $125 before and $150 after each tenant's stay. Utilities (other than excessive toll calls), lawn care and one visit per week by the pool people to clean the pool and adjust the chemicals are included in the rent.

There is a surcharge of $1000 for weddings and other large parties, and the minimum stay is one week for such events.

For a weekend stay a $500 deposit is required up front to secure the reservation. If the reservation is cancelled 30 days before the start of occupancy $250 will be refunded. Security of up to 1/3 the total rent will also be required and will be refunded at the end of the stay if there is no damage and if the house and grounds are left broom clean.

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Southfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sinks
  • Bath towels (and linens) are provided
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedding, linens and blankets are provided
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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