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Jesse

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Berkshire Monarch Hill Retreat , Pool, Views, Skiing, Secluded

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Berkshires Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

At an elevation of 300 feet above the valley, this house boasts one of the most inspiring and expansive views in all of the Berkshires. Private and secluded, the 42 acre parcel is nestled inside Bartholomew's Cobble, a 329 acre bird sanctuary with abundant walkways through fields of wild flowers and limestone outcroppings. Grab a blanket and a basket of goodies for a 5 minute hike to Hurlbert's Hill to enjoy a magnificent sunset with friends and your favorite spirits! Or you can enjoy the entertainment, shopping, and fine dining only 15 minutes away in Great Barrington.

With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this luxury home comfortably accommodates 8 people. The property includes a 4-bay garage with ample room to park your vehicles and recreational toys. Other amenities include, a full gym, satellite TV, surround sound music, a swimming pool with cabana, and beautiful gardens. Kitchen, pantry, bar, and great room designed for entertaining. You will not find a better place for getting away, slowing down, and relaxing. Come see and experience this fabulous mountain retreat.

Keywords: Totally Private and secluded, Spacious Country Home, Meadows, Mountain Vistas, Cobbles, Hiking Trails, River Walks, Canoeing,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jesse (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Berkshire Monarch Hill Retreat , Pool, Views, Skiing, Secluded
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything for everybody!!! We had such a diverse group - two couples, one toddler, one 5-year old, one teenager and my 70-year old mom. I could not imagine that one house would be able to accommodate everyone so perfectly! The living space with the dining area is so huge and comfortable, we never felt crowded. The open kitchen is the absolute magnet of the house, we were all gathering there several times a day around a huge granite island. The house is very airy, open, breezy and the views are everywhere!!! And they are breathtaking! The house is sitting on top of the hill and the wrap-around terraces make you feel like you are on top of the world. The house is spotless, everything (sheets, towels, dishes etc.) is top notch and super fresh and clean. The house is stocked very thoughtfully and has everything, from the spices in the kitchen to the bathroom essentials and the flashlights on the bedside tables. AND there is an entertainment room, AND there is that gorgeous pool you see on the pictures, AND the nature around the house is phenomenal (the nightly firefly “shows” were magical!), AND there is a man cave in the garage with the pool table, foosball, poker table, full gym and more, AND there are work areas for those of us who cannot completely “unplug” during the vacations. But the owners, Jesse and Ellie, are the true “stars” of our experience, they will make your stay everything you wanted it to be and more. They are always a phone call away, ready and willing to accommodate, knowledgeable about the area and very resourceful. Jesse set us up with the local seafood distributor and we had the best oysters on the planet delivered to our door. We also needed a notary and within 5 minutes of texting Jesse for suggestions we had the names and phone numbers of not one, but two notaries in the area. This kind of assistance is priceless when you are not familiar with the area. My son will be in college in MA for another couple of years, so we truly hope to go back again. And again. And again. :-) Thank you, Jesse and Ellie!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Truly Memorable Memorial Day Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family (of 6) rented this wonderful home from Jesse and Ellie in order to attend our son's graduation from a local school and relax over the holiday weekend. It could not have worked out any better.

The home is spectacular: secluded but accessible, well-appointed and meticulously maintained; and the owners are fantastic: caring, detail-oriented, and honest. It has a high-end resort feel with plenty to do (on and around the property) in a truly relaxing, natural environment.

We would strongly recommend both the home and the owner to friends and family. It's a can't miss vacation rental that surpasses its description.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great owners, great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 adults stayed at this fantastic property for 3 nights over the Christmas holiday/weekend. I cannot thank the owners, Jesse & Ellie enough! Thank you for being so accommodating especially during a holiday time! Sorry this review is long, but there is too much to gush about and I'm trying to be thorough/helpful.

The owners were extremely easy to deal with, easy to contact & very fast responses, and make sure to greet you upon arrival! They even went above and beyond to put up some Christmas decorations in the house!

The house was immaculate when we arrived. In fact, my mother-in-law (who is a very tidy lady) was extremely impressed by how dust-free the home was; especially given how large the home is, it must be a lot of work to maintain & dust! The kitchen is an excellent set up and fully loaded. Our family is very into food and cooking, which was perfect for preparing our multi course Christmas dinners and other meals. I loved the set up of the center island with range, oven and bar stools because this was like a chef's counter! We wish we could have used the outdoor jacuzzi/hot tub & pool, but it is winter and this is more reason to return during another season.

The location is great and has plenty to do! I was a little worried that the Berkshires may not have a lot to do in the winter, especially for our family members who are not into skiing (but this winter was oddly too warm for snow anyways). It is no joke that Hurlburt's Hill (great view) is practically in the house's back yard and there are easy trails right in walking distance. For people looking for sample itineraries/recommended places to go to, below is a list of where we went, which were all in comfortable driving distance from the house:

*Bash Bish Falls - easy trail rewarded with great waterfall views

*Spoon - restaurant in Lenox. Their fried chicken & pancake is a must!

*Chocolate Springs Cafe - great chocolate and cafe in Lenox

*Schantz Galleries - glass art gallery in Stockbridge. Has pieces by Chihuly.

*Vault Gallery - art gallery on Main Street in Great Barrington

*Allium - farm to table concept restaurant in Great Barrington

One tip about this house is that here is a ~0.6 mile uphill drive to get to the house, but this is what makes the house so rewarding (the views and seclusion).

Thank you very much again to Jesse and Ellie! I would easily recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Berkshire Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Look no further than this exquisitely maintained, richly appointed, and exceedingly comfortable house, magnificently located in a state forest with wide vistas, peace and quiet, privacy and luxury. You will enjoy in particular the solicitousness of the delightful and helpful owners who cater to your every need. Conveniently located near hiking, swimming, canoeing, and cultural attractions. A perfect place in every way.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the nicest homes in which we have stayed for a family vacation. We brought our 4 young adult children on vacation for the Memorial Day weekend. The home has a great living space, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of space for people to do their own things and a beautiful view. We enjoyed the freshly laid eggs by the chickens. The pool is a beautiful and relaxing place to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. The owners are terrific and made us feel as if we were their houseguests. The home is well-equipped and it felt as if we were welcomed and stayed at a friend's home. It did not have the sterile feel of a rental property. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great weekend in the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

My family recently returned from a long weekend at this property with two other families and we all had a great time. The owners answered all of our questions and were easily available if any thing came up. The house is great for entertaining, huge living space and kitchen with top appliances. We cooked all of our meals there (using veggies and herbs from their garden) The pool is great and the house is wired for music in all rooms and outside too! The property was clean and well maintained and well located. Easy car ride to boating, hiking, and Great Barrington.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Butternut Basin & Catamount
Nearest Point of Interest
Bartholomews Cobbles
Nearest Point of Interest
Canoe Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Howden Farm Stand
Car: necessary

'Arial Sight Seeing', 'Twin Lakes' 5 Min, 'Lime Rock Race track', 'Berkshire School, Hotchkiss School, Salisbury School, and Indian Mountain Schools' all within 15 Min, 'Ski Resorts: 'Butternut Basin and Catamount', 'Summer Catamount Adventure Park', Great Barrington for fine Dining and Entertainment , Lakeville Ct for fine Dinning, Norfolk Ct ' Infinity Hall' great live entertainment ! all within 15 min, NY City 2 Hr, Boston 2.5 Hr

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Rates & Availability

Sheffield Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning Fee $200

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Amenities

Berkshires Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4/ Half Bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1/ Full Bath - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 / Full Bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 / Full Bath - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master, Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chiefs Kitchen w/2 Viking ovens 6 burner gas cook top , large island & Subzero fridge/dishwasher,would make even B.Flays throw down! Open to the Great Room is a 8' cherry farm table, hickory floors and stone fireplace. Full bar w/subzero wine storage/Ice maker sink/dishwasher and fridge that will please the most innovative host. Knotty cherry pantry w/dishwasher/Sink and Refrigerator west of great room a Stone patio/Weber grill and south side of the GR slider doors leading to 400 Sq Ft..sun deck with partial vine cover arbor. Full Second Kitchen w/pool and patio access, A shaker cabinet launder room with a sink only a nanny could love! Solid Body 4 station Gym,Tread mill, bench press and speed bag leads you to the Pool table, 34' TV, satellite music,self cleaning 38'Sports swimming pool w/Jacuzzi seats, Cabana, Music Inside/out. Private Master suit deck, 2-42' and 1-52' Sony HD TVs, teak patio furniture, Smooth decks N E S sides of house, fenced in space for vegetable garden. more!

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