St. Barth stylish design, heated pool, luxury amenities, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
About Stephen Brighenti
I am married with 3 children in college and a resident of Washington CT. My career has been developing and managing luxury boutique hotels in NYC and CT and restoring homes as luxury vacation rentals in Washington and Roxbury.
Stephen Brighenti purchased this House in 2015
Why Stephen Brighenti chose Roxbury
This home is one that I would choose to live in or rent - great design, location, privacy and furnishings.
What makes this House unique
Pristine St. Barth-Style bungalow home surrounded by Roxbury's best historic estate neighborhood and farms. Surrounded by the past or present homes of artists, actors and writers. Magnificent design with 2 fireplaces, vaulted living room, porch, den and master bedroom. Two fireplaces, heated pool, mint new eat-in kitchen. Dine or relax on the flagstone terrace poolside surrounded by new dawn climbing roses, lavender and blue hydrangea. Roxbury & Washington are located in historic, rural Litchfield County, within a scenic 2-hour drive from NYC and is exceptional for its excellent restaurants, spas, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, farms, historic homes, gardens, vineyards, distilleries, and orchards. The Gilmore Girls creator modeled Stars Hollow, the perfect Connecticut town, after Washington and the Independence Inn after the Mayflower Inn. It is the current or former home to many artists, writers, actors and Wall Street executives – referred to as "more Vermont, than Vermont" and "the un-Hamptons". Nature preserves, Lake Waramaug, and the Shepaug River offer extensive hiking, biking, and water activities. Mohawk and Sundown Ski Areas , Lime Rock Raceway, and Quassy Amusement Park are all a short drive. ExploreWashingtonCT and PoshPadsCT have the best listings of area amenities and event calendars. (Note that VRBO-HomeAway's map needs to be zoomed to really show Washington and Roxbury listings only and not homes 30 minutes away in less desirable locations.) All of my homes in Washington and Roxbury (PoshPadsCT) are beautifully landscaped with flowering shrubs, flagstone terraces with gas bbq. And heated pools. They are furnisged with Frette pressed cotton sheets, plush towels and bathrobes, down featherbeds, comforters and pillows. Optional maid and catering and massage services are available. All homes have Central heat and AC, WiFi, flat screen televisions with dvds, cable and movie channels, and central alarms.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great family weekend in beautiful green CT!
A family of 7 adults, one baby and two dogs rented this house for Memorial Day weekend. Communication for check-in was great and Stephen was really flexible about when we arrived and left. The house is very well furnished - tons of towels, sheets, comfy beds, 4 bathrooms, and plenty of seating for everyone, plus an extra propane tank for all the grilling we did. The kitchen is well equipped and we ate most of our meals at home although there are plenty of little towns in the area. The location is pretty rustic and VERY green - driving in the area was a treat. It's a bit pricey but I would happily recommend this listing to other big groups!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Painter Hill" Steve, the owner was super responsive and accommodating. The house was beautiful and so comfortable. It was super clean and had plenty of towels and a fully stocked kitchen with all the utensils and dishes you could possibly need. The pool was amazing and even had fun floats and the kids had a blast! There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and be comfortable. I would definitely recommend this property and look forward to coming back soon!
Great Property in a Beautiful setting
If you have never been to this part of Connecticut, you really need to make time to get there. The area is beautiful and full of great restaurants. My family and I were in the mood for something quite and peaceful and this was a great option for us. It was our second time in the area and both times we rented from Steve and had great experiences. Steve really knows the local area and the homes he rents are all great.
This home in particular is a nice combination of quite and calm with the ability to relax and recharge. I highly recommend the property and renting with Steve. He has a number of other properties equally as nice and I expect we will be back a third time next year.
Clean, comfortable, reliable host
Loved this house- it was was very secluded, relaxing with a beautiful pool, comfortable beds and a very communicative and reliable host. Would definitely stay again!
Roxbury and Washington are exceptional for their excellent restaurants, spas, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, farms, historic homes, gardens, vineyards, distilleries, and orchards. The Gilmore Girls creator modelled Stars Hollow, the perfect Connecticut town, after Washington and the Independence Inn after the Mayflower Inn. It is the current or former home to many artists, writers, actors and Wall Street executives – referred to as "more Vermont, than Vermont" and "the un-Hamptons". Nature preserves, Lake Waramaug, and the Shepaug River offer extensive hiking, biking, and water activities. Mohawk and Sundown Ski Areas , Lime Rock Raceway, and Quassy Amusement Park are all a short drive.