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Family Friendly Berkshires Rental

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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5 nights


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3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6+

Family friendly 3 bedroom house in Sheffield, MA located on a lovely unpaved road overlooking horse meadow. 1/2 mile from Route 41. 15 minutes from the stores, restaurants, theaters and farmers' market at Great Barrington, MA and convenient to all attractions in the Berkshires. Light, bright open floor plan. House is air-conditioned, fully child-proofed, stocked with toys and has WiFi. Screened porch, large lawn, kiddie pool and barn. Excellent biking around the home, with almost no traffic. Nature preserve and canoeing across the road, nearby farms with berry picking and roadside vegetables.

Local Attractions: 5 minutes from Appalachian Trail, 10 minutes from Catamount Ski Center and Blue Rider Stables, 15 minutes from stores, restaurants, theaters and Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington, 30 minutes from Wassaic Station (Metro North Railroad to Grand Central), 45 minutes from Tanglewood, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Theater Festival and Jacobs Pillow, 60 minutes from Colonial Theater and Berkshire Museum, 75 minutes from MassMOCA and Clark Art Institute.

Children's Day Camps:: IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires, Blue Rider Stables, Berkshire Museum, Animagic - Museum of Animation Special Effects.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marie Edesess
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016


based on 7 traveler reviews

Family Friendly Berkshires Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent for family with young kids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The kids loved all the toys to play with. The tree fort had a sort of pulley thing which seemed a bit dangerous but other than that the whole place was incredibly family friendly. There were tons of linens and towels. Everything we could need. Our children are small, ages two to six, and they were perfectly thrilled with the inside toys, the fort, the pool, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ww were wo blessed to be able to find this treasure with the beauty of God's creation all around.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with being here was true thankfulness. Out kids were in the area taking a course and we (grandparents) had a comfortable and very homey place to take care of our grandson. I was so impressed with the kindness and helpfulness of Marie the owner. We were treated like family and they even changed their own plans to be here this week with their kids to accommodate us. The home is decorated to be enjoyable and was super comfortable and clean. The property was stunning We enjoyed every moment and look forward to being back Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family/Friends Country Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect getaway home and location for family and/or friends. My family had the most wonderful stay here and can't wait to come back. The listing is just as described and pictured - bright, clean, spacious, full of toys/books for children, and kid friendly. On a beautiful back country road, close to so many berkshire attractions, with a farm right across the way. We woke up each morning to horses grazing in the field across the road. A big treat for little ones. There's a great big kitchen table on which we had lots of big family feasts and late night game playing. There's a nice rocky hill and a large yard for all kinds of play. Marie was so kind, thoughtful, attentive, and available for any questions we had. She was full of suggestions for things to do in the area. There's great hiking, skiing, tubing, horse back riding literally all minutes from the house. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying at this house on more than one occasion. The house lends itself to a peaceful and relaxing stay all year round. The views surrounding the house are spectacular. The house is surrounded by wide open fields, grazing horses and beautiful nature all around. The kitchen amenities are amazing. If you like to cook, you will find all the appliances and kitchen tools you could ever hope for. In the summer time we enjoyed barbecuing on the enclosed deck.

For nature enthusiasts, there are great places for hiking nearby such as Bartholomew's Cobble and Monument Mountain. Sheffield is located just twenty minutes from Great Barrington. We enjoyed going to local shops and restaurants, bowling and going to the movies in town. Our niece and nephew enjoyed swimming in the local Green River and at Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington. They also loved horse back riding at the Blue Rider Stables in South Egremont. The house is full of toys, games and puzzles which kept them occupied and content.

We LOVE staying at this house! It is simply a lovely and relaxing place to spend a week away from home. HIGHLY recommended for couples and families!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Perfect Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, tasteful, extremely comfortable home! Lush, quiet, expansive yard! Great lakes and trails within minutes. A great place for a family to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life but still a short drive away from the fabulous Great Barrington if you need that perfect cup of coffee or organic pizza fix. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Will go again (and again)

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in this house three times now. The pictures really don’t do justice to the open-concept living area. Unlike many other rental houses we’ve stayed in, this one is truly “light” and “bright,” cheery and stylish, a welcome break from the ubiquitous burgundy and forest green “country” furnishings that usually await us. Seated at the intersection of two barely-traveled dirt roads, it’s very quiet, with tons of grassy space for the kids to run around on.

While the house is clearly set up for families with children (and my kids think it’s paradise), it’s a great spot for child-free adults who want to soak up country life and still be within driving distance of a cappuccino, movie, boutique shopping, or gourmet meal. In fact, I referred a group of six colleagues who needed housing for a nearby conference, and they “didn’t want to leave.”

No TV there, although I think they have a DVD player. I know this is a plus for some, a deal-breaker for others…

I think the weekly rate is very reasonable, even when you factor in the cleaning fee. I appreciate that the owners use green cleaning products. If they allow pets or smoking, we couldn’t detect it, as several members of my family have serious allergies.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Racebrook Lodge
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Wassaic (Metro North Railroad)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sheffield Marketplace
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Salisbury Town Grove
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sheffield House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

House Phone does not have International Dialing Plan

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Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Linens and towels provided. Cleaned with 'green' products.

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