2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps
Why Doug Deville chose Sandisfield
We bought this home and property to renovate as we do this as a hobby. It has been a labor of love and now we hope to share our work with you. Also, Sandisfield is a quiet community situated around much cultural, scenic, and active opportunities. We hope you'll take advantage of all to be seen and experienced.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A great find for our Berkshires getaway!
I can't say enough good things about this property. The house is at once cozy and spacious, tastefully decorated, clean, and exceptionally well-equipped and organized. We felt right at home and able to relax from the minute we arrived. The well-cared for gardens and grounds are a special bonus. So lovely! The location is convenient to the many wonderful sights and cultural events in the area, and it's just a short walk to the very peaceful and quiet West Lake. No cell service at the house, but there is a landline if you need it, and the wi-fi was mostly reliable. Doug was available, accommodating, and responsive. We'd never been to Sandisfield before but would definitely return!
It was a pleasure to have you. Thanks for leaving the place spotless and you were certainly extremely easy to work with regarding any questions or needs. All the best to you.
Lovely house in the South Berkshires
This is a lovely house in the South Berkshires. We're used to the "traditional" Berkshire rental: a little run down, a little musty, with about 25 years of owners' knickknacks on display, and noisy neighbors close by. If that's what you like, don't rent this house! It’s recently renovated so the inside is new -- and very nicely finished. The kitchen is super well equipped and included tons of food. Little finishing touches made it seem like a casual boutique hotel. Relaxed but delightful. And that's just the inside. Outside is a huge lawn (lots of open space, no other houses in sight) with dramatic plantings, beautiful flowers, a vibrant vegetable garden, and tons of birds. More goldfinches than I've ever seen in one place, plus woodpeckers, hummingbirds, etc. A short walk (under 5 minutes) to West Lake, which has to be one of the quietest lakes around -- no motor boats, often no people. There's no real beach and the bottom is kind of rocky but the water is great. You can drive a short way to more conventional swimming places with lifeguards and roped off areas (York, Lake Garfield, Benedict Pond) but we didn't bother. It's a bit of a drive to Tanglewood, Outlet Mall, supermarkets, etc., so you'll want to consolidate those trips. Internet is excellent; cell phone is okay (find a good spot and don't wander around). There's also a land line. Bedrooms are a drop snug but fine. Livingroom/dining area is roomy and the screen porch (with another dining table) is really the best place to eat. Only one bathroom but there's also an outdoor shower (why shower indoors when you can be outside??). Big almost empty double garage for your cars (if you want) or just use it for bikes – or as a workout space if you have a rainy day. Doug was relaxed and accommodating and is just an email away if you have any questions.
Wow. You're a writer. Thank you for your wonderful review. Very glad you had a nice time, and a pleasure to work with you and great fun emailing back and forth. Hope you'll consider another visit; return renters get a discount!!
Beautiful, sophisticated, country home
Beautiful, inside and out. Impeccably maintained, wonderful open floor plan! So close to all attractions, highly recommend
Thank you Sally and Peter for your lovely review. Hope you had a great reunion. Our pleasure to have your stay.
We highly recommend this place. Really special -- the perfect combination of simplicity and comfort with the focus on the beautiful garden and wildlife. We arrived from a smoggy foreign capital to find a note asking us to take anything we wanted out of the vegetable and flower gardens and promptly did -- devouring the broccoli and checking for ripe strawberries every day. The children raced around on the lawn doing all of the things they can't do in the city; kicking off shoes to pick flowers, collect crab apples, chase frogs, birds and butterflies and hurl water at eachother. When they got tired of this we walked a few minutes up the road to West Lake and went canoeing or drove ten minutes to York Lake for swimming and blueberry picking or Lake Garfield for free swimming and more kids. This is an amazing place for running (lots of dirt roads) and cycling (lots of small roads without many cars). Monterey General Store or Southfield Store are cozy spots for coffee and gourmet food a ten or fifteen minute drive away. The beautiful Southfield Canaan road takes you to Stop and Shop for groceries(20 minutes) or you can drive 30 minutes to Price Chopper, Guidos, Big Y, Food Coop in Great Barrington. The house is snug and simple, not fancy but very clean, light and well designed with excellent water pressure and heating and is well stocked. There is a porch for eating. Nice neighbors. Perfect owners -- generous, helpful and accessible, unobtrusive.
Wow. You are a writer! Such detail. We are very glad you and the family enjoyed a "slice of our heaven" and greatly appreciate your kind words. All the best to you....
Bob and Nanc Johnson
Great atmosphere, beautiful ground, beautiful, cozy for all seasons. Would definitely come back!!