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Peaceful, Secluded Brookside Home in Litchfield County

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 2-8)

We call our wonderful vacation home, 'Serenity', because all your stress and worries will disappear when you're here!

This beautifully renovated, 120 year-old former mill sits just feet away from a lovely brook on a 7-acre, heavily wooded lot just off of Route 4 in Litchfield county, CT. In the summer, open the windows and you can hear the water flowing by from every room in the house. You'll love falling asleep to the sound!

In the winter months, you'll love being surrounded by a wintry wonderland as you are warmed by the cozy fireplace.

We know once you've experienced 'Serenity', you'll never want to leave!

There's lots of room to explore on the property.

Splash around in the brook, watch for trout, or just sit and gaze at the waterfall. We're very close to the Audubon preserve, so you never know what rare birds you might see (there's a Blue Heron that loves to stalk the brook trout right next to the house).

Like looking at nature but don't want to be out in it? You'll love the screened in patio with large sliding glass doors on three sides.

Feel like relaxing with a good movie? You'll enjoy the flat-screen TV and 24 hr. On-Demand movies through Comcast. Classic movie buffs will enjoy our Alfred Hitchcock movie library. Alfred Hitchcock was a good friend of a previous owner and often vacationed at the house! Of course, you'll never find a better spot for curling up with a good book.

Check out all the dining, shopping, and other activities available in beautiful Litchfield County, then come home and relax with a bubble bath in the huge clawfoot tub.

There's a fully-stocked kitchen with everything you need for whipping up a great meal and a nice big gas grill for those summer cookouts.

Winter sports fans will enjoy the nearby Mohawk Ski Resort.

Prime fall foliage country on designated 'Scenic Route'.

Minutes away from the Sharon Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort, Housatonic State Forest and Housatonic Meadows State Park, Kent Falls State Park, Appalachian Trail, and Historic Cornwall Covered Bridge.

Many nearby cultural activities, including the TriArts Playhouse.

Several nearby lakes with public beaches.

Countless summer and fall concerts and festivals.

Close to fine dining and world-class antique shopping.

10 minute drive to Wassiac Train Station (90 minute train to Grand Central Station and Broadway shows).

More Details

Owner
Heather Jurewicz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

Amenities

Sharon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Convertible bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
7 private wooded acres with flowing brook and waterfall. Certain pets may be allowed w/ separate pet deposit.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Peaceful, Secluded Brookside Home in Litchfield County
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Great house for a small group.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults, a toddler, and a dog.The house itself is one of those classic colonial homes that has had many small additions over the years, which is pretty interesting. There was ample space for everyone, and the bedrooms are spread out in a way so you have plenty of privacy should you need it. It's very nice waking up to the sounds of the brook each morning. Just note that the sunroom isn't usable in the winter (which we anticipated), but I bet in the summer it's wonderful. The towns nearby are incredibly nice, and the nearby state park is beautiful as well! We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please join us again soon! :) Heather
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4

Relaxing, away, and exactly what the doctor krdered

  • 4 of 5

My stay at Serenity was nice. I read the reviews and New about the long path. It was appropriately lit and the path was cleared of snow. Because we stayed in the world yet, the nice three season porch was too cold to use. It is important to note that it is right on the main road and the person that lives on the property IS viewable from the main house - you share a garage with him. Although, he was no bother, but if your hoping to NOT run into anyone or see anyone, that will most likely not happen. The owners were responsive - we had the wifi go down and they responded immediately which was great. There were no curtains in the bedrooms and three season porch which was weird - I would recommend them for at least the upstairs bedroom as the lights from the road at night light up the whole room. There was only one role of paper towels and two smaller rolls of toilet paper - so we had to get those items (really not a big deal.). I have stayed at a few VRBO properties now and I would stay here again. The place has huge character, old crooked floors, fireplace it was very cozy. If your looking for more things like a dishwasher or cell signal, probably not for you. But if your looking for a place that's away, with a cool stream/brook running through this is your spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT
5

Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice, cozy getaway for Thanksgiving. The home is older but updated with many modern touches. Its a nice place to stay when you need to get away from city life.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm, cozy and a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, friend and I enjoyed a girls trip mid-October and it was the best trip I have ever been on! Staying in your beautiful home added to the small town, charming experience! It is in a wonderful location, not far from other towns but just far enough that you feel like you're in your own little world. We felt very safe, cozy and really enjoyed our stay! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll join us again soon! Best wishes, Heather :)
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5

Great Location - Perfect House for Our Trip

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, perfect for our group. The setting is beautiful and the brook behind the house is really nice(and sounds wonderful through the bedroom windows). The gas fireplace was very nice on chilly mornings or when we returned in the evening. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom and was perfect for my mother who accompanied us on the trip. Owners were super responsive and very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado
5

Perfect, Quiet Location in the Country

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Cozy, comfortable, and very well furnished. This was an excellent location to stay and enjoy the autumn foliage (as you are right in the middle of it all). We did several day trips from here to Millerton, NY to catch a movie, Garlic & Harvest festival in Bethlehem, CT, and Sharon Audubon Society is just down the road and a great place to walk around. We would definitely recommend this location to others (actually already have). Hopefully we can visit in spring or summer in the future to enjoy the contrasting seasons. One note for travelers, if you are arriving very late at night as we did, you might want to bring a flashlight as the path to the house is very dark and not lit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at "Serenity"! Thanks for letting us know about the path, it's possible that a lightbulb is out on the motion light, we'll look into it! Best wishes, Heather & Tony :)
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Map

Halfway Between Sharon and Kent, Close to Housatonic River

Other Activities: Prime fall foliage country on designated Scenic Route. Minutes away from the Sharon Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort.

Ski: Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort

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Rates & Availability

Sharon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59

From $200/nt - $1000/wk - $3000/mo US Dollars

Off Season (Fall, Winter, Spring): $200/night (2 night min), $1000/week, $3000/month

Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years: $250/night (3 night min), $1500/week

Summer Season (Memorial Day-Labor Day): $250/night, $1500/week, $4000/month

Note: We only accept month-long reservations for the peak season until approx. April, after which we will gladly accept reservations for shorter stays!

Credit Card payments accepted through Paypal; American Express, Visa, MasterCard.
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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