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Joan Bernstein

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Sophisticated and modernized 18th Century Farmhouse

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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Overview

Bethlehem Village Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Wits End Farm is a beautiful bucolic representation of how gracious life can be in Northwestern Connecticut. The property includes typical New England stone walls, towering trees, vast lawns, extensive flower gardens, a vegetable parterre, herb garden, swimming pool, two ponds, a gazebo and a hammock for lazing. Beyond the 19C barn is a tennis court. There are comfortable tables and chairs for a glass of wine or relaxing on the field stone terrace.

There is a large twin bedroom, adjoining a Queen with a shared bath and a library with satelite TV. The large master bedroom has a television, a dressing room and big bathroom. The family room consists of a Q bed, twin bed, crib, sofa and chairs and big flat screen, perfect for extended family. There is a total of five bedrooms, four with ensuite bathrooms. A small office has a twin bed as well.

Fresh farm breakfast can be served in the dining room, country kitchen,on the terrace, or for a large group in the tack room.

The house has WiFI.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Bernstein (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

Sophisticated and modernized 18th Century Farmhouse
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Lake Forest, IL USA
5

Warm 18th Century Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautifully updated house. The grounds are bucolic and very private but because it was a January visit, we spent our time in the house playing board games by the wonderful fireplace in the living room. Our grandchildren enjoyed the books, toys and games in the playroom as well as watching tv in the library. The kitchen was my culinary dream, equipped with everything I needed. Skiing is a 30 minute drive away. We plan to rent the house in summer when we can enjoy the tennis court and pool, not to mention the gazebo and vegetable garden.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Having decided on a last-minute holiday to the US, we looked for somewhere to end our trip before returning to the UK. What a happy chance that we found this wonderful farmhouse.

Our host, Joan is warm and welcoming, a gracious host to her lovely home. She helped us with places to eat and visit - the ice cream parlour she recommended was the best! We really enjoyed chatting to her.

The house is a treat - beautifully kept, very comfortable and spacious. Parts of the house have been around for a few hundred years, enjoy the history!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Pre-Baby Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house along with 8 others for a getaway from the City as my husband and I were preparing for the arrival of our first child. It was the perfect respite, allowing us to have some meaningful time with our closest friends. The set up was perfect for several couples. At the same time, the historic house and grounds are large enough that we also had time for ourselves. We swam, rested, walked and made some amazing meals with produce from the nearby farm. Joan is lovely and was easy to work with as well. We hope to return again soon, this time with our baby boy!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Fall Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wits End Farm. The location was perfect for viewing the fall colors and exploring antique shops and flea markets in nearby Waterbury, Southbury, Washington, and New Milford. It was a great blend of convenience and quiet in a picturesque setting. (note: though proximate to many sights / towns, use of an automobile is a necessity) The accomodations exceeded expectations...which were high to begin with. The house was beautiful and comfortable, refined and inviting. Bedrooms and bathrooms were well-appointed. And the layout was equally suited for couples and families. Breakfast was delicious, varied, and made with organic ingredients. Combined with insightful conversation and local recommendations, it was the perfect start to each day. Lastly, I can't say enough about the owner, Joan. Her gracious hospitality and flexibility in accomodating our schedule were laudable. Our only regret was having to leave...but we will return. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut
5

Great character, landscape

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this house in August for a week, and we'd do so again without hesitation. The pictures here really do not do it justice. The house comprises two parts: the original farmhouse from the 1700s and a more modern (but matching) building behind it. Both are 2-stories and are connected by a 1-story section in which lies the kitchen. (This works out great for families: loud kids in one part, adults in the other.) The house oozes character. There are numerous places to gather as a family or get private time.

My only complaint about the location is that periodically a truck comes by and the shape of the surrounding valley makes the sound quite noticeable.

The outdoor grounds are wonderful. We swam in the pool, played frisbee in the lawn, and my daughter caught dozens of [preposterously large] frogs in the pond. We took a couple day trips through Lychfield county and had a grand time.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Switzerland
4

A recreative place to relax and to be

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a bed & breakfast on our way from New York to Boston and we landed in a green paradise embedded in an enchanting landscape. The owner welcomed us in her beautiful manor, which is surrounded by an ample park and magical forest. The farmhouse is affectionately and tasteful furnished with antique pieces and every piece tells a story. The rooms are big and comfortable equipped, the bathrooms modern and everything is clean and cultivated. The quiet and recreative atmosphere invites you to stay, reading a book near the swimming pool or sitting in a long chair under an old tree. We enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast including strawberries freshly picked from the garden. Of course the owner serves also rich American breakfast. For dinner she suggested a nice restaurant (less then 10 Minutes drive) which was a very good advice and again a pleasant experience. We are looking forward to staying again at Wits End Farm next time we will be in the region.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley/Hartford, CT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Washington Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Waterbury CT
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Oliva
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Woodbury
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Waramaug
Car: necessary

Located within 10 minutes of the picturesque town centers of Woodbury (antiques galore), Litchfield (including White Flower Farm) and Washington, Bethlehem is a quiet charming farming town central to the finest restaurants, shops, outdoor activities, and cultural programs of the area. It is the home of Regina Laudes Abbey, The Woodward House Restaurant, Nick's cafe, as well as The Riding Center and Another Farm, both offering adult and children horseback riding lessons. It is also the home of many farms offering fresh produce for sale as well as apple and blueberry picking in season. Very popular are the Little Town Christmas Fair, and the old-fashioned Bethlehem Fair, featuring tractor pulls, rodeo, theme park rides, art shows, vegetable and flower contests, 4H animals, and more.

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Rates & Availability

Bethlehem Village Farmhouse Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning and linens $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.35%

Rates actually depend on the dates and the number of people. Parties are not allowed, except at an extra fee and additional insurance/deposit, at the owner's discretion. There is a minimum cleaning and linens fee of $150. There is a damage and breach of contract deposit of $500. for a one week rental, in addition to the VRBO rental insurance.

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Amenities

Bethlehem Village Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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