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Teva Smith

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Built with Love for you! Bright and Beautiful. You will feel good being here.

14 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Stockbridge House Rental Photos and Description

Modern Home Bright With Natural Light And Beautiful Carpentry.

We call this house 'South Sedgwick' because of its location on a piece of land formerly used by the Sedgwick family for picnicking--an ideal spot for relaxation with stunning views of Monument Mountain and Ice Glen.

The house was built by the hands of its owners. Finished in 2014 with ash hardwood floors, custom white pine trim and mahogany decks. The interior has an open-concept floor plan inviting abundant natural light. Custom built-in features include a handmade nook bench looking out over an expansive nature preserve, a vibracustic hydrotherapy spa tub, an upstairs coffee porch, and more.

We have a first floor master suite. If you require handicap access please contact us regarding your needs.

Beautiful, big back yard opens into 11 acres of wooded land, where the Konkapot brook runs nearby. For those with a sense of adventure, trek through the woods and use this brook as a push off spot for leisurely kayaking through nearby rivers with gorgeous natural vistas. For the less experienced adventurer, there is an easily accessible kayak push off .1 miles away. Toward the western border of the house lies scenic railway tracks, now concealed by forest. The historic train station is only .3 miles away.

This prime location is in the center of the cultural epicenter known as the Berkshires. Nearby attractions include: Tanglewood, Berkshire Theater Festival, Naumkegg Gardens, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Teva Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Teva Smith

Nick and I bought this house in 2007. I was eager to learn about building and Nick an old friend, who at the age of four had asked for a tool belt for Christmas was willing to help. We started to plan a renovation for tand realized there really was not much we could save. Nick and I then went through a process of permitting and deconstructing and then rebuilding the house by hand. Using the best materials and Nick's spectacular design, we constructed an amazing home that we think you will love. Our story is one of perseverance, hard work and creative ideas which resulted in a truly uplifting story and you will feel that way while staying here.

Teva Smith purchased this house in 2007

Why Teva Smith chose Berkshires

We loved the location! The house has a side walk in front that goes into downtown Stockbride. The house sits on 11 acres of land. We are located at the epicenter of the premier cultural destination in America known as the Berkshires. We are a short drive to Lee, Lenox and Great Barrington.

What makes this house unique

We love the views from this property. We were excited when we found out the Sedgwick family used to picnic on the land because of the unique views.

The many outdoor seating areas are truly special as is the bright and modern inside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Plenty of space and a great location! Right on Route 7, so really easy to get to Great Barrington, etc. You can walk/jog to the town of Stockbridge, which is nice for those who wake up early and like to check out the surrounding area. Teva was very responsive and helpful. Responded to a call or text right away, and was a very nice host. A good time was had by all!
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Built with Love for you! Bright and Beautiful. You will feel good being here.
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Beautiful Huse in Stockbridge

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and spacious. Basic items all supplied (Even Cereal & Condiments!) Beautiful backyard, newer appliances, adequete internet, Excellent AC.

Thanks,

Steve Nellissen

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation home in Stockbridge. The house was well stocked, and the location is really central to anywhere you want to go. The house is new construction, and everything is really nicely done. We were very comfortable here and Teva and Peter were responsive to our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! Hope to see you in the future!
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Idyllic vacation in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem. We stayed for a week last year as well, and returned because of how lovely this house is. It is perfect for a large family, because of the 2 masters and ample space, large kitchen and sitting areas. We had friends and family with us all week, and thoroughly enjoyed the home as well as all the Berkshires has to offer - theatre, dance, music at Tanglewood, hiking and this year we were able to go boating as well with the kayaks and canoe at the house! Teva, his father Peter and Nick are all so great, so available and responsive when any questions come up. We were welcomed by treats - such a thoughtful touch - bottle of Prosecco, cheeses, chocolate, granola, coffee, fresh eggs!! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at this great home with my entire family. The house is beautiful and very well appointed. Upon or arrival, we found that the owner had left coffee, brownies and Prosecco! What a treat! The layout allowed for people to spread out or come together at the table. All of the rooms were great and we felt very much at home. The property has a trail leading to the river and a fire pit. We were sad to leave and our children said it was the best Thanksgiving ever!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Barbara M.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this wonderful house. We were a family of 3 adult couples and two children,

ages 4 and 2,and the house and grounds worked perfectly for us. We came to the Berkshires for a family wedding and stayed on for a vacation. Our activities were pretty much determined by our two young grandchildren, and the house and area served us well. We swam and kayaked at the Stockbridge Bowl, spent an afternoon at a playground in Stockbridge, ate out and shopped in Great Barrington, visited MASS

MoCA in North Adams and generally enjoyed ourselves immensely. At the house, we toasted marshmallows in the fire pit, cooked out on the grill and spent time in the hammocks and lawn chairs admiring the beautiful plantings and garden. The house is well located just off of Highway 7 which made for easy access to everywhere we wanted to go, and is situated so that you don't see the road, though there is some traffic noise.

Teva was a pleasure to work with, always available to answer questions and provide advice. Before

we arrived, I had asked about a crib, and he supplied one for us. Upon arrival, there was a welcoming treat

of cheese, crackers and wine as well as fresh eggs and strawberries. This was such a lovely gesture and much appreciated. This is clearly a well loved and cared for house and grounds and I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Immaculate, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas in this large sunny house--great light even during the short, dark days of winter. Teva was very welcoming. Told us where to get a fresh Christmas tree nearby and left a stand and Christmas lights for us. I forgot some clothing in the house when I left and he kindly mailed it back to me.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Norman Rockwell Museum
Canyon Ranch in Lenox
Berkshire Theatre Group
Tanglewood Music Center
The Colonial Theatre
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Cranwell Resort
The Red Lion Inn
Nudel Restaurant
Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar
Michael's
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
Stockbridge Bowl
Stockbridge Coffee LLC
Stockbridge
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
Berkshire Museum
Lee Premium Outlets
Gypsy Joynt -- CLOSED
Butternut Ski & Snowboard Shop
Nearest Airport
47.5 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lions Den
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Stockbridge Golf Club (private 1.3) Greenock
Nearest Train
13.7 Miles
Amtrack. Pittsfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
5.6 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike. Lee Ma
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Red Lion Inn
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Butternut
Nearest Beach
5.1 Miles
Stockbridge Bowl
Car: recommended

History of Stockbridge:

Stockbridge was first settled by English missionaries in 1734. The town has a tradition as an art colony. The sculptor Daniel Chester French lived and worked at his home and studio called Chesterwood. Norman Rockwell painted many of his works in Stockbridge, home to the Norman Rockwell Museum. James Taylor lived and sang about Stockbridge in his song sweet baby James.

On the border of the Province of Massachusetts Bay there lies a gentle valley indented by low, wooded mountains, each of a contour strikingly unlike its neighbor. The river of this 'Happy Valley' hesitates and lingers on the edge of that luminous, green bowl of forest and meadow, mean- while changes her accustomed dancing, vivacious step, and walks serenely in a curved path west and north across the lovely plain of Stockbridge, tracing a double, willow- fringed ox-bow, on which the birch canoe must travel five times as far as the horseman who rides from bridge to bridge.

This Taconic-Hoosac bowl in which Stockbridge lies was a home of the Mohekanew or Muh-he-ka-nuk, the people of the continually flowing waters, who, in past unknown suns, ranged far northwest. Here 'mid the softer hills of the Green Mountain range the tube told the hours of the day by mountain shadows, the sundial of the savage. Wnau-ti-kook is the first to become wrapped in shade as the sun falls below her summit. Above Rattlesnake or Deowkook- Hill of the Wolves- stands the north star, their compass of the night, whilst Orion served as their clock. Captain Konkapot's name for Rattlesnake Mountain was Mau-ska-fee-haunk when he indicated the north boundary of the tribe's lands of 'Housatonack [1] -allias Westonhook' - deeded to the whites ' in consideration of Four Hundred and Sixty Pounds, Three barrels of Sider and thirty quarts of Rum. ' The north line of Westenhook patent probably ran within half a league of the enchanting wild-wood park on Mr. Daniel French's estate at Glendale.

Personal Favorites:

Downtown Stockbridge is a wonderful and charming town. Big old mansions that are awe inspiring line the streets. There are restaurants and boutiques. The town is picturesque. Near by towns, Lenox, Great Barrington, Lee and Pittsfield offer a variety of restaurants shops, spas, trails beautiful views etc...

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Rates & Availability

Stockbridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,805
$15,000
 
 
Twlight of summer/Fall Foliage
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$549
From
$599
Fri,Sat
$2,499
 
 
November/Dec. not incl holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,299
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$549
From
$599
Fri,Sat
$2,536
 
 
New Years!
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$999
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,862
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$505
From
$555
Fri,Sat
$2,524
$9,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , High ceiling with sky lights
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand held shower head and 3 fixed heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , VibrAcoustic Hydrotherapy spa tub.
  • Half bath down stairs. Master bath down stairs. Shower with fixed shower head and hand held shower head. Deep tub with underwater music feature that allows you to feel and hear the music. Master bath upstairs has large shower with 3 fixed shower heads and one hand held shower head. High ceiling with sky lights. Full bath upstairs with shower and bath. High ceiling with sky light.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with twin daybed.
  • 4 Bedrooms. 2 Master Bedrooms. -Downstairs master has queen platform bed with mattress, walk in closet, master bath. Access to back deck. -Upstairs master. Queen select comfort/sleep number bed, Master Bath. Private coffee porch. Spacious closet. -Bedroom 1. Spacious with platform full size bed. Sofa that pulls out into a full size bed. Closet. Bedroom 2. Twin size trundle bed with slide out twin. Access to outdoor covered seating area with amazing view. Open office area upstairs has large couch with pull out queen size bed. Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor has a full size pull out bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A dozen local fresh eggs will be in the fridge when you arrive. Arrange to have all of your groceries stocked for your arrival. Arrange to have wine, beer and spirits stocked with complementing fruits and cheeses. Arrange to have massages. Arrange to have Chef prepare a meal or meals.

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