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House is steps away from a brook and waterfall!Arizona Room surrounded by views of nature! Perfect for reading, playing games, luxurious naps!
Charming Brookside Country Home
Charming Brookside Country Home
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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"Serenity", our fully renovated vacation home, sits next to a lovely brook and waterfall on a peaceful, heavily wooded lot in beautiful Litchfield county. Three comfortable bedrooms, plus a fold-out. All the amenities for a perfect country getaway!

The space

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!
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 Arizona Room 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.
In the winter months, you'll love being surrounded by a wintry wonderland as you are warmed by the cozy fireplace. Winter sports fans will enjoy the nearby Mohawk Ski Resort.
We know once you've experienced 'Serenity', you'll never want to leave!

Guest access

The main house and surrounding yard and brook will be yours for the duration of your stay. The driveway and garage, separated by a stone path from the main house, is shared by our main house guests and our caretaker apartment tenants (the apartment is on the opposite side of the garage from the main house, and cannot be seen from the house and yard areas).

Interaction with guests

We manage the rental of "Serenity" remotely, so our interaction will only be through email and phone. You are unlikely to come into contact with our apartment tenants excepts possibly when taking out your car. They do not use the main house areas, and they know our guests come here for privacy and peace and quiet. The apartment tenants do have a dog, FYI, but it is on an electric collar/invisible fence system.

Other things to note

*** Please note: We charge an additional $20 per bed used other than the Master (flat fee, not per night), which allows us to offset the extra time the housekeepers have to do laundry for larger parties, while keeping the nightly cost down for single couples. Unfortunately, the AirBnB system does not have a way to include our normal "per extra bed" fee in your initial quote, rather than an extra Per Person fee (which would be higher). Please note that our weekly and monthly rate is all-inclusive, as well as the higher nightly rate for Holiday weekends and the Peak summer season, and there is NOT an additional charge per person on top of the $(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (depending on season) per month, regardless of occupancy. If this affects your rental quote, I will reply with a "special offer" reflecting the correct pricing. AirBnB is working on a fix to this issue.

We have a two night minimum normally, three night minimum during Holiday weekends.
We generally require month-or-longer rentals during June-August, but will open any unsold dates up to shorter stays around May.

Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Internet
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people $30 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $150 NZD
Weekly Discount: 29%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Because the house is on a well and septic system, we do have a strict eight person maximum occupancy, and the number of overnight guests must be stated in our rental agreement.
We do allow one or two well-behaved pets.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE (outside is fine)!

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Arthur User Profile
August 2017
perfectly clean house, nice windowed living room...

Matthew User Profile
June 2017
Do you ever get to a point where you feel beaten down by the world and you'd really appreciate it if would mind stop spinning for a week or so to allow you to slow down and catch your breath? My wife and I were looking for just such a trip and decided to search the NW corner of Connecticut on a friend's recommendation. Our rental, Serenity, as the name implies, is a place to go to relax. The area is beautiful, the small towns that dot the countryside are interesting to explore, and it will be a challenge for you to find a chain restaurant or store anywhere nearby. It is another, quieter world. The house itself is warm and comfortable and so relaxing. There are a couple of different sitting rooms, along with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. The house sits next to (literally almost on top of) a running stream and small waterfall that provided the soundtrack to our stay. If you can't totally let go (me) there's Wi-Fi internet that works perfectly and cable TV. If there's one funky thing about the house, it's that it sits closer to the road than I would have imagined. However, every house in NW Connecticut sits close to the road--it must be a zoning thing. Not to worry, the traffic is at worst light and cars passing by were never an issue. Plenty of markets with fresh local food are close by and Heather's recommended restaurants were spot on (a special callout for the White Horse Inn!). Sorry for rambling on, but I'm a careful renter slow to decide as time off is precious and I always really want to find a place that delivers. Serenity provided everything we were looking for--and more! We highly recommend this house.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks for the kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, Matt, and we'd love to have you back anytime! Best wishes! :) Heather and Tony
June 2017

Lauren User Profile
April 2017
We had a great weekend away! The house has a beautiful creek and small waterfall in the back yard which made for a very peaceful environment. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable weekend away and was well equipped for cooking meals. There was also beautiful hiking and scenery close by.

Stephanie User Profile
April 2017
The house was a perfect fit for me and my friends for a weekend getaway. The surrounding scenery, towns, an attractions were well matched with the tranquillity and serenity the house offered. Heather is a great host. The house had just had some repairs made to the yard and she was very upfront in her communication as to not have any surprises. But a little less grass wasn't going to bother us. Will absolutely consider this home again for future trips. Thank you.

Zach User Profile
March 2017
Had a lovely weekend stay at Heather's cabin in Sharon. The house is conveniently located between many of the quaint towns in NW Connecticut - so it's easy to drive up to Sharon, or equally easy to get to Lake Warmaug or Washington. The home is quiet, well appointed, and a nice place to relax and listen to running water from the nearby stream
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks for the review, Zach! Hope you'll join us again soon!
March 2017

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
My friends and I met here for a weekend full of board games! We had a great time and the house was perfect. The scenery was beautiful and the house had everything we needed. Heather had great communication prior to our stay, and we felt well equipped with instructions and what to expect with the house.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks, Michelle! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you'll join us again soon!
March 2017

Jennifer User Profile
September 2016
Great location to Limerock racetrack. My allergies flared up with strong musty smell downstairs. Those without allergies may not be bothered. The grill did not work and grates were rusted which was a disappointment as we were to grill and spend time outside that weekend. Three season room was modern and had great views outside. Heather responded quickly and handled the situation accordingly.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Jennifer, we really appreciate the feedback, and we're so sorry you weren't 100% satisfied with your stay. It turns out there were several items to which our long-term summer renter neglected to call our attention, otherwise we absolutely would have had them fixed prior to your arrival. For example, the two a/c units were no longer functioning properly, and there was a drip in the master shower and kitchen sink. This, combined with your visit being during the most humid part of the year, contributed to the mustiness you spoke of. Our handyman has taken care of all of these items, so it is no longer a problem, but it is a cabin in the middle of the woods, so I agree that the place is probably not ideal for those with strong allergies. The grill needed the battery replaced in the starter, but we weren't able to find any problem with the grate, there's no "rusted through" area. Perhaps you were seeing the charred areas that generally get cleaned off when someone heats up the grill? At any rate, it's perfectly functional now, but we appreciate you letting us know it wasn't turning on. We take a lot of pride in our place, and we are looking forward to returning to our overwhelmingly five star reviews. Best wishes, Heather :)
September 2016

Scottsdale, Arizona, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Heather User Profile

My husband and I have been renting out our beautiful vacation home, "Serenity", in Sharon, CT for several years now, and we have had many lovely people make great memories in our place, which we love! Until that magical day when we can be Snowbirds, it makes us so happy to know that nice people are making memories in the house when we can't be there ourselves!
I am an Arizona native, and my hubby was born and raised in Connecticut. He still has lots of family back there, which is why, on one of our trips back, we ended up finding and falling in love with our little brookhouse! We knew we couldn't pass it up, even though we'd have to rent it out for a while to be able to afford it, it was just so special!

Response rate: 100%
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