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Stockbridge! 1/2 mile from Red Lion inn. Great Barrington, Lenox, Lee close by.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Please note that if this property is booked our 2nd beautiful property may be available. "The Gatehouse on Golden Hill." #932941.

More Details

Owner
Teva Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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

Your home was lovely and filled with lots of love (and lots of karaoke singing) this weekend. Our friend has cancer and this was her wish. Our children said your home was the favorite part of the trip. 💜



Thank you again! Next time we visit we will bring you a treat to enjoy from Mystic, Ct!



Take care!!!!!
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.

Reviews

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Stockbridge! 1/2 mile from Red Lion inn. Great Barrington, Lenox, Lee close by.
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Charleston, SC USA
5

Excellent house and location. One of the best stocked rentals I've ever had.

  • 5 of 5

Everything went great. Very attentive and friendly owners. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unionville, CT
5

A modern escape in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited the Berkshires for a relaxing long weekend. The house was spectacular! We were welcomed with fresh eggs, fresh strawberries, a cheese board and sparkling wine. Such a treat! It comfortably accommodated eight adults and one 3 year old. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and there were plenty of sitting areas for relaxing. The kitchen was well-stocked and large enough for multiple people to cook together. The house even had toys for our 3 year old son, which he absolutely loved! We thank Teva for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

My bridesmaids and I stayed here the weekend of my wedding weekend. It worked out perfectly. Peter was there upon arrival, ready to greet me with a full tour of the neatly designed and spacious house. I walked in to chilled champagne, a bowl of eggs, strawberries, and cheese. Too much! We loved every minute of our stay. The house was spotless, bathroom features were like new, and the outdoor space was glorious in early summer. I just wish we had had more days to explore decks, grilling area, and hammocks. I'd recommend to anyone. Thanks, Peter and Teva!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Washington, DC
5

Dream Home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic for your next family vacation. For us, it was a relaxing escape from Boston to celebrate my sister's graduation. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by the host's father, Peter, as well as some sparking wine, cheese, and strawberries--a very nice touch. The home is beautifully renovated with lots of light and a huge backyard for entertaining. The host/his father were responsive to any questions or concerns we had. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in February and had a wonderful time at this lovely house. We can say that we got the best of all seasons as we started off with the entire property in snow and ended up with Spring-like conditions by the end of the week! Plenty of room for two families and lots to do in and out of the house. House is very comfortable with lots of light and every amenity from kitchen/living areas to wifi/speakers/screens to the vibra-acoustic tub/sauna. House is secluded thanks to the large property but close to the main road. Hard to get the kids to leave the house as we explored the many acres of land surrounding the house and the stream that connected to the main river that can be explored by boat. We even enjoyed a warm night with the outdoor fire pit and view of the stars. House is in a perfect location with a 10 minute walk to Stockbridge and a 10 minute drive to Great Barrington. Short drive to Pittsfield, Lenox, and Lee for museums, skiing, hikes, and great food. Teva was extremely helpful and had great advice for places to go in the area. He went the extra mile by even getting us a new blender when we found that the one at the house wasn't working! Now that we had a glimpse of what summer would be like at the house, we will have to rent again. Thanks so much for an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 families just returned from a long weekend at "South Sedgwick" and had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and perfectly located within a 1/2 mile from Stockbridge and also less than 15 minutes from Great Barrington. The set-up is perfect for a group of friends to stay together since there are two large master bedrooms, two additional bedrooms, and plenty of space to hang out together both downstairs and upstairs. The owner was very responsive and was so kind to leave us Prosecco, fresh eggs, apple cider and donuts upon our arrival. We enjoyed ALL of those treats. Looking forward to returning again next year! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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
Ski Butternut
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 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 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

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $199

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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