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Best Vacation Property

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country estate to hike, swim, run, bike, volleyball, horseshoe ring and cook out

Come Stay, Relax in this MAGNIFICENT and spacious Post & Beam Country Estate, 5 bedrooms with 6 beds and 4 baths, 5,000 square feet, nestled on 11 beautiful acres surrounded by conservation land.

Pricing 500$ per night first 2 people. Each additional person over age 2 is 125$ per night up to 12 . After 12, there are blow up mattresses for 5 more people for 50$/night.

15% discount from November 1 to May 1 excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

For events there is a fee of 20$ per person up to 60 guests.

Please tell us about yourself the people in your group and the reason for your visit. Please include # of adults/age of your kids, bedrooms needed and for how many nights.

Located in the town of Southbridge next to Sturbridge and Brimfield between Boston (1 hour) and New York City ( NYC) mid Manhattan (2.5 hours) with an easy 10 minutes access to Mass Pike route 90 to Boston and route 84 to Connecticut and New York City.

You will no doubt enjoy this beautiful jewel of a retreat!

All bedrooms are beautifully furnished and most have a private bath.

Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11:00am.

This charming cozy home was designed by Royal Barry Wills, a well-known American architect and a master of traditional Cape Cod style homes, particularly between the 1930‘s – 1950’s.

Enjoy quiet dinners in the dining room with seating for 8, warm yourself or tell stories by the cozy stone wood or gas fireplace with wide plank pine floored living room.

Enjoy all the comforts of home with modern amenities that include TV with cable , DVD, NETFLIX, WI-FI, heat , fans, CENTRAL AIR and use of washer and dryer. There is an old fashioned Pub/bar living room, 2 family rooms, 3 patios for your use.

You will be amazed at the comfort, charm and warm inviting atmosphere of this beautiful home!

Stroll along the well-designed spectacular landscaped grounds with the sounds of the chirping birds and you will discover natural beauty that will delight any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the pond as you sit and read a book on the bench or observe the many frogs, turtles and fish that are in the pond.

Relax and enjoy the fenced in IN GROUND SWIMMING POOL (pool towels, pool toys are for you and your family) or gather with your friends by the outdoor FIRE PIT or have a barbecue using our large, PROFESSIONAL GRILL.

There is something for everyone here! Outdoor activities for adults and children include VOLLEYBALL badminton, croquet, soccer, football, hiking and jogging around estate, horse paddocks, wooded trails.

We also have an assortment of sports equipment and indoor and outdoor toys for children to enjoy .

Great central location to visit New England area for families or couples, as Southbridge/Sturbridge is only 1 hour to Boston Massachusetts.

There are so many attractions to this area such as Amherst MA( town of 5 colleges with well known top liberal arts Amherst college ), Providence RI( Capitol of RI and home of ivy league Brown University and prestigious Rhode Island School of Design), Hartford CT( Capital of CT and home of Mark Twain and Katherine Hepburn). Others are Mystic Ct(quaint old port town on Atlantic with wonderful aquarium ), and New Haven Ct ( home of ivy league Yale University).

The estate is 1.5 hours to the Berkshires, MA area (summer musical/dance playground for NYC/Boston wealthy patrons in towns of Stockbridge (Norman Rockwell Museum), Lenox with Tanglewood music hall ,Jacob's pillow dance center and Edith Wharton's home, Great Barrington for Monument mountain hiking) .

The estate is also close to Newport RI (mansions and chateaus of the gilded age of Carnegie, Vanderbuilt and high society as well as sailing competitions), Watch Hill RI (most elegant town on the Atlantic ocean) , and 2 hours to Cape Cod (national seashore with bike trails, pristine beaches in quaint towns of Falmouth, Hyannis and Provincetown).

The often visited Wachusett Mountain Ski area with Mount Monadnock and Quabbin Reservoir (where you can experience an abundance of outdoor activities) a is also 1 hour away.

This area offers much activity and major attractions such as Old Sturbridge Village ( 100 ACRES), where you can see life as it used to be, and the famous Brimfield Antiques Show of hundreds of acres of antiques from dealers nationwide (in May, July, Sept).

Other nearby activities include horse back riding, antiquing, museums, shopping, biking, hiking, farms, fruit orchard pickings, boating, fishing, golfing, snowshoeing, and skiing, perfect for visiting any time of the year. Fall foliage is spectacular!

Location is at the intersection of Interstates 84 and 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike).

This is the PERFECT place to rejuvenate yourself and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Enjoy your getaway any time of the year!

Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed inside or outside the home.



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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why Carol chose Massachusetts

This charming home was designed by Royal Barry Wills, a well-known American architect and a master of traditional Cape Cod style homes, particularly between the 1930‘s – 1950’s. He lived in the same era as Frank Lloyd Wright, another famous American architect who was a master of modern design who designed over 1000 buildings, including the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York.

What makes this house unique

This is a magnificent large Hansel and Gretel like cozy home with beautiful grounds of fields, pond, swimming pool and horse paddock area and yet just 45-80 minutes from the major cities of New England States ( Boston, Hartford, Providence, Worcester, Springfield ).


Southbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 post and beam - toilet , shower , very charming next to the 2 single black and white bed
    Bathroom 4 purple - toilet , shower , purple and dark walnut cabinet with stone tiles
    Bathroom 1 ivory - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 SINKS master ivory with brass elegant
    Bathroom 2 yellow with black/white - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , master bathroom 2 SINKS. 18 by 17 feet , 10 feet ceiling
  • each bathroom is unique and charming
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • aqua Bedroom 4(17ftx17ft) - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    black/white Bedroom 5(16ftx16ft) - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    red bedroom 1(40ft x 24ft) - 1 king , bed sleeps 2 but carpeted floor can have 3 air mattresses
    yellow/grey Bedroom 2 (36ft x17ft) - 1 queen , sleeps 2, size can have one air mattress on floor
    pink/green Bedroom 3 (22ftx16ft) - 1 queen , sleeps 2, floor can have one air mattress
    Yellow Room - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2
  • All have new mattresses and bedding of the highest quality with the softest new quality towels. Teenagers and kids can sleep on the single air mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
staff on site, place to get away from the city, family reunions, get together with college friends, wedding venues, corporate events, birthdays , anniversaries surcharges: extra person 40$/night, high season( Brimfield fair dates, Christmas( 12/23-1/2), Thanksgiving week, July 4th week, Labor day week) extra 30$ per bedroom per night


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Best Vacation Property
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect property for wonderful wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

When my now-husband and I decided to get married at my parents house in NE CT, we hoped to find somewhere special - and close-by - to host us and our wedding party. We couldn't have asked for a better spot. It was 7 min from my parents' home, 7 minutes from the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center (where the rest of our guests would stay). We were able to host a welcome reception (casual rehearsal dinner) on Friday evening for an extra fee, and our friends/family all complimented the house/property. The staff was helpful but also hands off. There were a few maintenance issues (sediment in water, broken oven and burners, a wobbly bed, and some in-progress yard projects that were a bit unsightly) but given the general cleanliness and overall upkeep of this large property, we couldn't consider these big problems. Overall, we had a wonderful few days at the house and would definitely recommend it for others!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear how guests enjoyed their stay. We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful stay and found the home and property perfect for your event. And congratulations on your wedding! We are so sorry about the issues of the water, stove and landscaping. The drought had unfortunately caused some sediment in the water in our well but it has since been rectified and the water is crystal clear! The stove has been fixed as well and we have completed our landscaping project and the grounds look absolutely beautiful. Again, thank you for your stay. We do hope you will return someday!
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Reading, PA

A Fantastic Place for a Wedding or Large Event!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to take the time to THANK YOU for allowing us to use your absolutely beautiful property for our wedding. We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our important day a very special one! We will never forget it! We are so glad that we found your estate and it was exactly as it was described – and more! We are still receiving the most wonderful comments from our guests! From the moment we had our first conversation with the manager, we knew this would be the right place for us. She was so helpful, and detail oriented, and answered any and all questions that we had. We appreciated that she spent so much time with us going over every detail and helped everything go so smoothly. And we can’t say enough about the property! We have never come across such a stunning property. The grounds were immaculate and well maintained. The flowers and trees were georgous! We loved having an outdoor wedding and were able to take amazing photos by the pond, pool, and in front of the many beautiful flowers. My family stayed overnight (there were 15 of us) and we found the house to be well maintained as well. Each room was beautifully decorated and it truly felt like home. We wanted a laid back, country feel and this is exactly what it was. The bedrooms were nice as well and the beds were very comfortable. My mother in law is a gourmet cook and LOVED the kitchen! We had some wonderful meals there. THANK YOU again for everything. Thank you to your staff as well. They were available to help with answering all our questions. We will definitely be returning. And I am sure some of our guests who attended the wedding will too!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great girls weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire house for one night - about 12 of us - and loved it. The house was simply fabulous and we really loved it all! The kitchen was definitely a focal point for us to gather around. The house was spotless and clean and well maintained. There are many rules to follow but all in order to take great care of the loved house. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was amazing. The first thing you notice is the humongous yard, pond, pool, fire pit, and it is completely surrounded by wilderness. Just the property and it's location alone are worth staying at this house. The house itself is beautiful, inside and out. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, sleeps 12 on beds, but there is plenty of room for many more. You could put a dozen kids on air mattresses, and sleep over 24. Excellent for a family get together or reunions. Great location for a vacation away from the city. I was pleasantly surprised with all of the subtle accommodations. Chocolates when you arrive getting you in every room, paper goods stocked, outdoor necessities like bug spray available, plenty of linens. I honestly would have been able to drive there with nothing, and survived for a week. There were new drinks and food, laundry ready to go, firewood stocked, grill ready to go, unbelievable sound system throught the house and back yard. Don't get me wrong... You have to bring all of your own stuff, but it was amazing to me how had I forgot something it was available. I was extremely happy with this rental. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house with gorgeous grounds. A fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5

We rented five bedrooms at the Heart of Gold Inn along with two other families. There were six adults and five kids. Everyone had an absolutely wonderful time. The rooms/bathrooms were absolutely lovely, the kitchen spacious and well-stocked with pots/pans/amenties, and the two fireplaces (one gas, one wood) provided the perfect ambiance. Our hostesses/hosts were friendly and so helpful. We will definitely be back! Thank you again for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we found this place! I must say that this place was more than what we hoped for!! My husband and 3 children and in-laws stayed in this amazing home. We were a little nervous having never used VRBO before but as soon as we arrived, we knew it was the perfect place for us.

As we were driving to the home, we noticed that is was a very quiet, peaceful ride through the country. As we pulled into the driveway, we received a warm greeting from the housekeeper. She welcomed us and gave us a tour of the home. As we entered the home, the first thing we noticed was how immaculate, spacious, and how wonderfully decorated it was! The huge kitchen was very clean and fully equipped. I love to cook and knew that it would be perfect for family meals. We made breakfast every morning and ate on the dining room table. From there we had a wonderful view of the back yard with patio, rock wall, beautiful landscaping. It was very peaceful. The living area had a comfortable sofa and a fantastic flat screen TV, DVD and working fireplace. Actually there were 2 living rooms, one with a beautiful wooden bar stocked with glasswear. My husband had to work on his laptop during our stay and was so happy that we had wifi.

We wanted a place that the kids could also hang out and feel at home, which it definitely was. It was very kid friendly! The kids were super happy. They also provided us toys for the kids to play with (volleyball net, balls, games, bicycles etc.).

Not only was the place great but so was the host! Definitely 5-star service. She was so helpful, responsive, and friendly. She answered all our questions and everything went smoothly. She was like our personal concierge as she recommended places to see, visit, shop and eat. We were very last minute guests but she made sure that we would have nothing to worry about and informed us of all the details that we needed. She even called several times to check on us and make sure we were comfortable. The housekeeper was also there to help with any questions we had.

There is nothing bad that I can say about our stay here other than we hated to leave! I highly recommend this place to anyone. My sister is getting married next year and I think it would be a great place to have her wedding!

I can go on and on about this place but in a nutshell, WOW!!

Thank you so much for letting us stay here! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, We so much enjoyed having you and your family stay. Please let me know if you still plan on returning in the summer. The kids would LOVE the pool and the pond! Just so you know, we also can do large events at the home such as weddings, birthdays, corporate and group gatherings, anniversaries. It would be an ideal venue for your sister's wedding! Cindy
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Rates & Availability

Southbridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fall 2016
Nov 30 2016 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

This is a beautiful immaculately kept country estate. Please we ask that you take care of this home when you come as if it is your own home. We would be much appreciative.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Old Sturbridge Village
"The best reproduction of colonial colony over hundreds of acres"
Playa del Carmen -- CLOSED
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
"Perfect for armory"
Worcester Art Museum
"great art museum"
Mark Twain House & Museum
"Hartford the home of Mark Twain"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
3 major airports :Hartford, Boston , Providence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
a half mile
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Southbridge Golf Club 1 block away
Nearest Train
16 Miles
25 minutes in Worcester Ma
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-84 and Mass Pike # 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
variety in a 2 mile radius
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Wachussett Mountains 1 hour
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
pond is on property, nearest beach water is 1.5 hr
Car: necessary

1 mile from Old Sturbridge Village, 1.1 hr to Boston, 1.2 hr to Providence RI, 1.5 hrs to Newport RI, 2.5 hrs to NYC, 1.5 hr to New Haven Ct, 45 minutes to Hartford Ct , 25 minutes to Worcester and Springfield Ma. 1 hr from Mystic seaport Ct.

Great New England location at junction of Mass( highway 90 Mass Pike) and Connecticut( highway 84). Next to famous Sturbridge village( reenactment of colonial time over 100 acres), National known Brimfield Antiques Fair over thousands of acres. There are lots of hiking, biking, swimming, boating, vineyards, fruit orchard picking, charming little villages, world class museums, great restaurants and coffee shops.


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