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Secluded Country Setting W/Great Views,Chef's Kitchen,Wrapar Porch

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Twin Oaks nature preserve on our wraparound mahogany porch in this 5 BR, 3Bath, adirondack-style country home. This lovely, secluded country retreat is just minutes from the MetroNorth station at Wassaic, so a very easy commute back to NYC. Also, just minutes from Hotchkiss prep school, Lakeville, Lime Rock and the Mudge Pond town beach. One master bedroom and two other bedrooms on the second floor, two on the first floor and a fully finished basement with lots of sleeping capacity and a 52 inch rear projection tv.

Keywords: Beatiful country home with wraparound porch to enjoy spectacular views of nearby mountain range. Amenities include a true chef's kitchen, updated baths, office, yoga room (can serve as bedroom), large family room and a wrap around covered deck. Large sleeping area in walkout lower level. Viking and SubZero appliances. Minutes from quiet town beach, Hotchkiss, Lakeville, Lime Rock.

More Details

Owner
Garrett Thelander
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Garrett Thelander

My wife and i bought this house because we fell in love with the area (Sharon/Lakeville/Millerton) and loved the feel of this adirondack-style house with all the modern amenities (it was built in 1996). We spend hours on the wraparound porch just savoring the pastoral views. Our kids love the privacy but also the quick access to local beaches at Mudge Pond and Lakeville.

Garrett Thelander purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Garrett Thelander chose Litchfield County

My wife and i chose this home as a future retirement location. We are very active outdoor types, and we fell in love with the proximity to biking, hiking, and lake activities. Also, there is an abundance of great antiquing, dining options and charming litte villages like Millerton, Salisbury and Lakeville. Lastly, winters are just as fun, as there are three ski resorts within a 30- 45 min drive (Catamount, Butternut, and Mohawk Mountains) and plenty of cross-country skiing.

What makes this cabin unique

Our house offers a very secluded setting with great views of the countryside, the perfect place to relax and unwind. There is a big lawn that is great for letting kids run around safely. Probably the thing most people like is the large chef's kitchen with an open layout - perfect for entertaining and cooking!

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Westchester County
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sharon Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Metro North station at Amenia, NY
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodlands (the best!), Lakeville
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Catamount Mtn (30 mins), Butternut (45 mins)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mudge Pond
Car: necessary

Very near Mudge Pond, in close proximity to beautiful Lakeville, Lime Rock, Millerton, Amenia, and Hotchkiss and Salisbury Prep schools. Just minutes from the Lion Rock Farm wedding venue in Sharon. Minutes from Mudge Pond Town Beach and Lakeville Beach. Half an hour from Catamount and Butternut ski areas. Great biking, canoing and kayaking all over the area.

Amenities

Sharon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1) One king bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) two Queen-sized beds, one in top floor bedroom, one in ground floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three twin beds total. One bedroom on top floor with two twins, one bedroom with one twin on the ground floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are two queen sized inflatable mattresses in the fully finished basement area.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Wrap around porch for great views of the countryside

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Relax and unwind at this secluded hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our son's wedding--close to Lion Rock Farm. Everything you need for a family or group that wants to be together. The kitchen/eating area is spacious, as well as the living and family room. Nice layout not to get in each other's way. The wrap-around porch adds to the appeal of the house. Towels and linens provided so no need to bring them along--even a washer/dryer! Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, special place for family fun or peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely, clean and spacious home. The host is kind and attentive. The setting is really gorgeous. Sunsets from the porch are a must!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon
5

Amazing house in the perfect location! Views that never end!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled far and wide from across the globe for a wedding in peak leaf season. The house and location couldn't have been any better!

For six adults we couldn't ask for a better house in terms of rest and relaxation!

We were pleasantly surprised when the owner called us the first evening, just to check in and see if we needed anything else. He's been great to work with!

The kitchen is well appointed with everything a chef could need. Just bring a deck of cards, your own food & drink, and toiletries, and you're good to go!

Groceries: We'd shopped at Costco in Hartford, but later realized that almost everything we could have wanted was available at the local grocer just down the road. While a little more expensive than shopping in a major city, when you figure the cost of time and gas, the local market is a bargain. They even have a sushi chef making a fresh selection daily! You'll likely run into one of the many down to earth celebs that live in Sharon.

The girls walked down to the local salon for mani-pedis ($40), and raved about the service and prices.

If you're lucky, you'll get to see tons of wildlife on and around the property. We were greeted numerous times by two families of deer, rabbits, and countless birds and owls.

The walk to the beach was beautiful! Be sure to pay attention to the beautifully hand carved gates at twin oaks! You can't see the gates from the house, but you can see the oaks!

Being out in rural CT, the cell service is limited. If you have a wi-fi enabled phone you'll be fine since the house, and most of the neighbors have wi-fi. If you don't, you may want to add Google Voice or another wi-fi phone service to your phone before heading out into rural America.

Be sure you check out the local towns, parks, and hikes! They are all stunning!

Kent: If you head to Kent, be sure and check out Kent Coffee (by the tracks), if for no other reason than to drool over their chocolates! The coffee shop on the other end of town may get more advertising, but don't fall for it, you'll only find tourists and bad coffee. Weekdays are the best.

Kent Falls: go on a weekday! The walk to the top is just that, an easy walk! While a WC or stroller may not make it all the way to the top (OK, they won't), there is still plenty for them to see.

Lime Rock: Go on a weekday, late afternoon. Since they were done with their official activity for the day they let us in for free and "explore", even letting us drive on the track!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delmar, NY
5

Spacious rental with nice view of the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house with a group of friends for a holiday gathering. The house is very spacious and comfortable, stocked with everything you need. Fantastic kitchen for cooking and socializing. All bedrooms are comfortable and there's plenty of extra blankets, linnen etc. Great rec room in the basement, which turned out to be the hangout of the kids. The owner is super nice and accommodating, even had cookies for us uppn arrival! Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Great house, perfect location, really nice owner!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to ring in the New Year with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and in terrific condition. The layout was great for the adults and our young children. Kitchen is well stocked -- we had several delicious big meals, living room is cozy with a nice fireplace, beds are all super comfortable, and basement rec area is a perfect spot for kids to play and watch movies. And the view and surrounding area is gorgeous (we hiked in the Audobon Center which is a special place). The owner of the house is super lovely, helpful and very responsive. Hope to stay here again soon! Fully recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Private, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a weekend stay! We stayed here with some of our family while we were in town for a wedding. The property is beautiful and well maintained. The pool table was a favorite among many people. We have children and they loved the swing on the deck and running in the yard. Wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee per stay $150

Rates are based on the immediate family (ie two adults and two-four children), rates will be different (ie higher) for larger groups.

Payment is made by checks upon confirmation of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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