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Spectacular Private Hilltop Contemporary Estate (Pool/Catamount/Bash Bish Fall)

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool


About the property

6 Bedroom/5 Bathroom private contemporary estate next to State Park

This fully renovated contemporary estate has it all to make it your place to escape all year round.

Sitting on 11 private acres abutting the Taconic State Park giving you access to over 6,000 acres from your own backyard. The 4,400 sqft house has an open floor plan ideal for entertainment with two sitting areas (each with its own fire place), a formal dining area which seats 10 people next to a large kitchen with Viking appliances and a granite countertop island.

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main floor and an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. The 6th bedroom is furnished as an office but can accommodate temporary beds. The Master bedroom not only has the best views in the house but a spectacular en-suite Master bathroom with a stand-alone extra-large tub, separate shower room and bidet.

Enjoy the views of your own heated private pool and the mountains from its two large decks, one has a large built-in bar-b-que.

The house has two separate finished basements, each with its own washer/dryer set, one covered car-garage and a 3-car parking area.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Sendaf

Our family purchased this property shortly after visiting a close friend who lives in the area. It was one of the first properties we saw, and we kept on coming back to it. You will feel the same way!

Sendaf purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Sendaf chose Berkshires

The property has a Estate feeling and while being within a 5-minute drive to downtown Hillsdale, nearby farms and cultural attractions, it is one of the few properties in the area abutting the State Park with direct access to trails from its own backyard while sitting on the top of the hill with Northern views of the Berkshires and Western views of the Catskills. It is the perfect place to vacation all-year-round.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Newly furnished with contemporary and transitional furniture. Fresh/new linens provided.

Extremely comfortable house ideal for relaxation and/or entertainment. Conveniently located to nearby Catamount Ski and Adventure Area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at this house for a weekend. And the pictures on this website do not do the house any justice. The house is beautiful. The views are exceptional. The owner was very helpful with all my questions and concerns as was the caretaker. She was there to greet us at the door and showed us around the house. I will definitely be returning again with my family.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

My Response Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you liked both the house, its setting and surroundings. It is a magical place! We will try to improve the pictures posted and highly appreciate your feedback to improve our listing
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mount Washington in Berkshire County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite; On first floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite; Double sink; Extra-large stand-alone tub
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On first floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Powder room conveniently located to living rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite Master Bath and Spectacular Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - Set-up as an office; Can accommodate a bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Spectacular Private Hilltop Contemporary Estate (Pool/Catamount/Bash Bish Fall)
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house - close to Catamount, Butternut and Bash Bish Falls State park. We visited all 3 places when we stayed for a long weekend along with another family. Even with 10 of us in the house it still felt big -- great layout, large kitchen, living room, family room, etc. The views from this property (esp the master bedroom) are also amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home, plenty of open areas to relax, modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

This home was very beautiful. We had about 7 adults enjoying a fall weekend away, and I'm actually thinking about booking again for a summer trip! I love the house layout - there is a living room area near the kitchen (which I love because everyone ends up in the kitchen) and also another grand living room on the other side of the home, both offering fireplaces and cozy places to relax. The house was updated and modern, and had any amenity and pantry staple that we needed which was great (I forgot sugar!). The view of the mountains is beautiful and you are a short hike away form Bish Bash falls. We visited Great Barrington and Sheffield - both about 15-20 minutes away so a great central location. The house was very clean, the owner was attentive and I'd certainly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the house and found it cozy and comfortable for your group. We are also happy that you were able to explore the many wonderful places within a short drive. We look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Lovely, spacious home in beautiful setting. High on hill, simple to enter hiking trails.

  • 4 of 5

Property: great views, privacy, sunset vistas, easy access to hiking and bike trails. Runners can get in some hill work.

Home: Bright, well furnished, very comfortable.Large, easily accommodates family / friends.

Utilities: all good with ample hot water, laundry, multiple full bathrooms.

Kitchen: all works - this is a family home rented out at times. You will be sharing space in the refrigerator and freezer. Cookware adequate. Stove, oven , microwave, coffee-maker, blender, outdoor grill all sufficient. If you are a more particular cook planning to prepare meals, consider bringing your own cookware e.g cast iron pan. Salad spinner also not present (as far as I could tell).

Outdoor pool: a treat, very nice, with excellent heater and filter. Well maintained, but no solar cover, so warmth is lost as nights can be cool. Be prepared to empty the basket filter of leaves in the autumn.

Suggestions for owner (we talked):

1. Hard copy book "Welcome to our home" for guests would be helpful if placed on kitchen counter.

2. In the book: detailed information concerning what to do with garbage, recyclables, how to close up the house, at the end of the tenant's stay, location of key systems such as circuit box for electricity, main water valves, who to call in an emergency of owner is not available.

3. Would also be helpful to have more explicit information as to how to use the TV / entertainment systems. Internet access is ok, but broadband not consistently sufficient for streaming movies or music. It might be helpful to state this, either on-line or in the hard copy "Welcome" book.

4. Fireplaces - it was too warm to use during our stay, but if would be helpful if "Welcome" book addressed some typical questions e. g. where is the wood, special precautions, where is fire extinguisher or fire suppression blanket.

Overall: we would certainly consider returning and would recommend this property for those who seek a calm, spacious vacation rental. Had a lovely and peaceful time. The owner was extraordinarily gracious and responsive to our texts and emails as questions came up. Having a hard copy "Welcome" book will (hopefully) spare him most of the queries.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for your suggestions. We would like to note that all the information is readily available and well categorized in the Homeaway/VRBO Hospitality Manager to which each guest has access. We encourage all guests to download and use the app during their stay. Thanks again!
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A fabulous time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for a better Home Away experience! From booking to check in to check out, the home owner was very friendly and easy to work with. He met us at his spectacular home, gave us a brief tour and answered any and all questions we had. The home is spacious and comfortable and beautifully decorated. Every window has a wonderful view and the home is bright and airy. The house is perfectly situated with loads of nearby activities. Bash Bish Falls, Taconic State Park, Catamount, boating on Copake Lake, apple picking and Great Barrington for those looking for a quaint downtown experience. Lots to keep my group of 11 (older kids and adults) busy for two days though we also enjoyed hanging around the house. All in all, a winning weekend:)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property - modern, clean, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house during new year's week and it was perfect for our family. The property is beautiful, modern, clean, and well decorated (we loved the furniture!). Our favorite area of the house was the kitchen/living room/dining room space - the rooms are large and open and flowed very well...ideal for gatherings of families and friends. The second living room on the other side of the house is huge and filled with comfortable sofas and chairs and our kids loved playing in there. The owners were responsive and easy going. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to come back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that the house met your needs and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit.
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Beautiful secluded home - Perfect for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great place for family members from NY and MA to meet up and spend a nice long weekend together.

The home was large, very clean and stocked very well! The open concept made it so easy for everyone to help out at dinner and not feel crowded. The dining area seats 10 easily. There are plenty of bathrooms for everyone to get ready in, without being on top of one another. There are plenty of bedrooms and even an office with a blow up mattress. The views from the house were great! The area is very quiet and secluded. The owners were fantastic and responded to all inquiries within a short period of time. Since they did not have anyone at the home prior to our arrival, they allowed us to arrive a few hours early and they were flexible with the departure time as well. We enjoyed our hike to Bash Bish Falls. We hiked in from the MA side which was much more challenging than hiking from the NY side. My family had a great time at this property and I would definitely recommend it for a large group gathering! My only recommendation would be to arrive during the day since the area at night is dark. We missed the left turn into the long driveway as we drove up the hill because our GPS told us we arrived! You just have to bear left at the fork!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that your family from NY and MA were all able to find a convenient place to meet and celebrate the weekend together and the house and the area met all your expectations.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Columbia County Airport, Albany, Newburgh
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Egremont Country Club; Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson (Amtrak); Wassaic (Metro North)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Taconic State Parkway; I-87; I-90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Crossroads; Swiss Hutte; John Andrew's; Old Mill
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Catamount (3 miles); Butternut (15 miles)
Car: necessary

Within a two hour drive from New York City, this property is conveniently located next to the Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, Copake Falls, Copake Lake, Egremont and Great Barrington. Also within 20 minutes to Butternut Ski. Enjoy swimming in your own heated pool; hiking trail starts at property through State Park to Bash Bish Falls; play golf (Copake Country Club or Egremont); skiing (Catamount or Butternut); water sports (Copake Lake); or simply relax and enjoy all the cultural offerings of the Berkshires (Tanglewood). An ideal place to get away all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Mount Washington, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
30 night minimum stay
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
30 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Cleaning Fee £193.26

Utilities included for stays of 2 weeks or less. For longer stays, tenants are responsible for utilities.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and payment has been received.
Base rate applies to dates not covered by "Event Dates" and "Seasonal Rates" as per listing
Property Damage Protection required: $89
Security deposit required for stays longer than 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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