"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!
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!
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.
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)!
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!