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An acclaimed photographers country estate, arts community, near private schools!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Pet friendly, handicap accessible, sleeps 10, perfect for smaller events...

This Federal Style home has many original details, a center hall with an arched entrance and a spiral staircase going up to the third floor. Five double bedrooms with "Heavenly Beds" furnished with period antiques and luxury linens. Our dining room can accommodate twelve and the living room has a concert quality Steinway grand. The elegant paneled library has an entertainment center hidden behind folding doors. The kitchen is a chef's dream with the latest appliances and many extras.

Many of Don's famous photographs are on display throughout our home as is his amazing and large books of work. From Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash to Barbara Streisand, you name it and he has taken them plus numerous famous album covers as well.

We have two great outdoor eating areas/patios available in warmer months and the large Webber Grill can be used year round. The grounds can accommodate outdoor games such as croquet, badminton, horseshoes and various ball games.

More Details

Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2018

About Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein

We purchased our beautiful country home when our children were young and needed an escape from New York City. We bought at a auspicious time, as we were able to afford a gracious estate with a 17th century home and much land in a sleepy little New England town, which later became a favorite destination for the wealthy and famous. It was also a center for artists, which both my husband and I are, he is an acclaimed photographer and I am a singer. We have continued to maintain our NYC residency but prize our Sharon home for family reunions with the grandchildren and the beautiful gardens I cultivate.

Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein purchased this estate in 1978

Why Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein chose Sharon

The area is crammed with arts activities and outdoor sports opportunities. Other favorite activities include antiquing, fine dining, and going to art galleries and summer music festivals. The area is now active all year round and doesn't die down after the summer residents depart. And best of all, it is an easy and pleasant drive or train ride from the city.

What makes this estate unique

+lounging in the library before a crackling fire

+sitting on the side porch and looking at the birds

+drinks on the flagstone terrace, watching the sunset

+breakfast on the patio surrounded by flowers

+listening to music on our audiophile system streamed throughout the house

+handicap accessible and pet friendly

+very close to 6 private schools including Salisbury, Berkshire, Millbrook, Hotchkiss, Kent and Kildonen

+so much to see and do: Tanglewood, Sharon Tri-arts, Cascade Winery, audubon / raptor centers, chamber music, skiing, fishing, music festivals and much more,


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Sharon in Litchfield County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Owner may be present in separate quarters.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 second floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 third Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Third floor bathroom has a large soaking tub with hand-held shower. Second floor bathroom has a large glass enclosed shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Second floor yellow - 1 Large Double Bed
    second floor blue - 1 Large Double Bed
    third floor twin - 2 Single Bed
    second floor twin - 2 Single Bed
    third floor white - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The beds are mostly Beauty Rest "Heavenly Beds" except for some twin beds. There is also a trundle bed available for another person, if needed, and another single bed off our blue room... ..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have lawn sports such as croquet, badminton and horse shoe equipment available, our backyard is huge so enjoy them...


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An acclaimed photographers country estate, arts community, near private schools!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Nice house, great location, easy rental

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice old house just a few minutes outside of Sharon center. Caretakers live on site and are very friendly. They do their best to leave renters alone except when needed.

Our only comment is that the owner was concerned about us bringing kids and furnished a long list of house rules and things not to touch. We have certainly stayed in nicer rentals and never really been given such a list. This part was a little off-putting. Personally, if I were so concerned about my things, I would either not rent the house or remove those items.

Nevertheless, the weekend went off without a hitch. Coordination with owners/ caretakers was easy. What little time we spent on the property was enjoyable. We would come back and we would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Shahid family were wonderful renters and seemed to have enjoyed our house. Except for some dirty towels and bathroom rugs, they left the house very clean and neat. The refrigerator was spotless. We usually do not rent to families with more than two children. These two families had five young children who were to be watched by a babysitter while the parents were at a reunion. Fortunately they were able to bring a grandmother along to help, which made me feel more comfortable. The house is our second home and has recently been expensively renovated with no view to renting it. For this group of six adults and five children, we did feel that we had to make up some rules to assure that no expensive repairs or cleaning would have to be charged back to the renters. One spilled soda on the $2000 couch could have cost them hundreds in cleaning fees. Thus no food or drink outside of the dining areas. I'm sorry they felt this was oppressive. We enjoy sharing our beautiful house and hope the renters enjoy it too.
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  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and well equipped for our family. The caretakers live in guest quarters right next to the house and you can hear them when you are in the kitchen. They were very nice. Beside that this house is a great find!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend for a Family of Five

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Fair Rising! The house is a charming old farmhouse but we were pleased to find it has been impeccably maintained and is spotlessly clean. The house is great for families - there is even a charming little bedroom with a cozy play nook. The caretakers were lovely and helpful - especially when we city slickers could not figure out the flue on the fireplace! The house is well situated near Sharon Green yet very private and up a quaint dirt road. We would recommend this house for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxed getaway with their family.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband have spent two weekends at this beautiful home in Sharon. Both times we came away relaxed, happy, and reluctant to leave. We spent much of the first weekend outside, hiking in the nearby Audubon Reserve and a 30 minute drive away in Hidden Valley. We spent much of the second weekend reading in front of the splendid fireplace in the family room! All of the rooms in the house are elegant yet comfortable. The bedrooms are charming. We chose a bedroom at the top of house and it felt like being in our own little hideaway. The kitchen has everything you need, and more. The grounds are large and peaceful and we look forward to going back in the summer or fall to see them in fuller bloom. A lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting for a Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were perfect in every way. Large spacious house was perfect for our group with a number of bedrooms. Library with fireplace was such a great room to spend time in during the day with a beautiful wood burning fireplace to sit in front of. Great hosts made everything simple and easy for us, our arrival and departure were seamless.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These young married couples, ten people in all, were ideal guests. They loved our house and left it in perfect shape on their departure. The kitchen was spotless and everything was put back where they found it. It is a pleasure to share our lovely home with such conscientious and appreciative guests.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Winsted CT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sharon Valley Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hotchkiss School
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wassaic NY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mt
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sharon Lake
Car: necessary

Sharon is a classic New England town with a town green and surrounding 18th century architecture. The area is noted for its historic preservation with a museum of the Historical Society. The town is surrounded by beautiful farms, once dairy farms, but now mostly horses and exotic cattle. The Appalachian trail crosses the town lines and the Housatonic River cascades down the eastern edge of the township, where there is white water kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing. Our property has trails through our woodlands and cross country skiing across our meadow. There is plenty of room for various ball games and croquet on the lawn. It is a four season resort area with plenty to do at any time of the year. There is indoor swimming and tennis in the winter as well as all winter sports outside. Under the ancient oak there is a beautiful lawn just right for a small wedding or other ceremony.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Sharon, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring / Summer / Fall
1 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £772.5
Cleaning after departure £154.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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