'Silo Studio' Cottage
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Charming and romantic,' Round' Cottage on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Formerly, the cottage was sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson's summer studio on the Santarella Estate. The two-story cottage has a charming bedroom with 35 foot high conical ceiling with canopied bed upstairs with views through massive, multi-paned "mill windows" to the trees and sky and out to the lily pond. The downstairs sitting room looks out on the babbling brook and lovely gardens.

The space

Now open year-round! Charming, One Bedroom Cottage, former sculpting studio on the Santarella Estate in Tyringham, MA. Known as the "Silo Studio" Cottage. There is a bedroom with canopied queen bed upstairs and a sitting room with window bench-seat, coffee table, table and chairs, kitchenette area with wet bar with Micro/Fridge coffeemaker, toaster and bathroom with shower are downstairs. Fall asleep to sounds of the babbling brook and views to pond and forest from the large screened openings upstairs, like living in a "tree-house". Accommodates two only, fully furnished, all linens, towels included. There is Satellite DTV and Wireless Internet on site. The cottage is situated on four acres including lovely gardens, beautiful lily pond, running brooks and 2 acre woods. Absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind experience!
Please Note, the cottage has traditionally been a three season rental from approximately March- November, however, due to much interest and demand, we have recently added a larger capacity pellet stove and made winterizing efforts and plan on keeping it open for guests interested in a winter experience in the cottage! Please keep in mind that access to our grounds may be limited with the accumulation of snow in winter months. During predicted extreme weather events, we will gladly work with guests to change reservations as we are always concerned for their comfort!

Our lovely grounds are open to our guests. There are garden paths, babbling brook with stone bridges, loveliest of lily ponds, stone bench seating area with 'chiminea' and firewood for guest's use. There are two acres of woods with a loop trail as well. The town has an exceptionally beautiful Swimming Pond about 2 miles away which our guests may use. There are BBQs and picnic tables and it is often deserted.
While we do have a pet friendly policy, prior approval and acceptance of our rules and policies is required before a pet may stay with you in our accommodations. There is also a $25.00 additional pet cleaning charge.
The cottage is located on the Santarella Estate surrounded by gardens and storybook architecture. Santarella is located in the Tyringham Valley, tucked away 3.5 miles from Mass. I-90, a lovely and magical place where one feels like they have stepped back in time. This is definitely a place to 'get away from it all', enjoy quiet, rural surroundings close to the Appalachian Trail and Tyringham Cobble for hiking and many lovely ponds for swimming or kayaking.

Vehicle is necessary. Grocery and other shopping at 3.5 miles.

Guest access

Guests have the private use of the cottage during their stay and are welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy our lovely estate.

Interaction with guests

We live in a cottage next door and are available to our guests whenever they have questions or need assistance. We try to protect our guests privacy at all times. Grounds-keeping and maintenance on the property are done when guests are away if possible.

Other things to note

Please note: If the Silo Studio Cottage is not available for the dates you want, please check our Airbnb listing for the unique and larger Grand silo Tower Suite which might be open. For larger groups and families, we also offer the spacious four bedroom Colonial Farmhouse at Santarella on Airbnb which will accommodate up to 8 guests. All our accommodations have have private access/entries and do not impact each other. You may see us or others on the grounds occasionally and most likely on weekends and holidays. We do allow a one-day stay only If there is a one day opening on the calendar.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee ₹3352
Security Deposit ₹6369
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price ₹15085 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Common courtesy and quiet enjoyment of a lovely and serene environment.Pet Policy

Dogs are allowed as long as these rules are followed: 1) The dog must be kept on a leash at all times on our property as we have a cat and other guests. 2) Dogs may not pee anywhere on our lawns because it burns holes and kills the grass. There are gravel paths and areas which may be used if necessary and plenty of brush areas as well. 3) The dog may not be left alone in the cottage while you are away under any circumstances due to potential barking/howling which will disturb us and our other guests staying at Santarella as well as possible interior damage or safety issues for the dog. The dog must be with you at all times or please don’t bring her! 4) Finally, the dog must have it’s own bed and not sleep on/in our linens. There is a $25 pet cleaning charge to bring a dog. If these policies are acceptable, you are welcome to bring your dog.

Cats are allowed under the following condition: Cats: 1) must be in a crate when left alone 2) must have a litter box 3)  must have a scratching post or other
device and not use our furniture 4) must have their own bed and not sleep on our linens. Cats should be on a leash and attended at all times when outside. There is a cat who lives on the property as well as occasional predators (fox, coyote, fisher-cats) on the property.  There is a $25 pet cleaning charge to bring a cat. 

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The parking area is 150 feet from the cottage.
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Rhonda User Profile
October 2017
The host is very helpful and friendly. Lots of brochures and restaurant info are provided so you can plan your day. We visited back in the spring and fell in love with this fairyland setting,so we booked another visit for October, leaf peeping season in New England. We just completed that visit and I must say that it is even more magical with the colored leaves everywhere! Romantic, lacy canopy bed in upper level bedroom with huge windows to take in the view of the back yard. The shower stall is rather small and irregularly shaped because the building is round. I was recovering from an operation and was unable to maneuver it this time...something to consider if you are handicapped and need a standard tub or shower stall. There is only a microwave for cooking so we brought a small crock pot to make dinner and it worked out fine. The grocery store is about a minute away by car. We will definitely have to visit again next year. We can't imagine going to the Bershires and just getting a run-of-the-mill hotel room after staying here. No way!
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Response from Denise:
Thank you for your kind review Rhonda! It was very nice to see you and John again and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Santarella. We hope you continue to recover from your surgery and welcome you back anytime!
October 2017

Alice User Profile
October 2017
This place is like entering another realm. A charming and overall wonderful stay.
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Response from Denise:
Thank you Alice! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again!
October 2017

Nicole User Profile
September 2017
Another wonderful stay!

Rachel User Profile
September 2017
Denise and her family were great, very friendly. The entire property is beautiful. We had a great time during our stay in the Silo Cottage.
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Response from Denise:
Thanks Rachel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
September 2017

Joe User Profile
September 2017
It's everything you want it to be. Quite, clean, comfortable and of course, stunning. It's like you're sleeping in an amazing tree house. If you're looking for a romantic getaway, this is the one.
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Response from Denise:
Thank you Joe ~ It was a pleasure having you and Abby as guests and we're glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage! We hope you will come and visit again!
September 2017

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
Such a great experience! We will be back for certain. It was a great place to unplug and enjoy our honeymoon. Denise was so helpful as was her husband. Great restaurants, great area! Can't wait to return again
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Response from Denise:
Thanks Jess! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to come and visit again in the future!
September 2017

Evie User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time staying at the Silo. The valley is even more picturesque than imagined, and the buildings and grounds feel like the site where a great story takes place. We could have been in the Shire or visiting the Weasleys in Harry Potter, and I plan on coming back with a few good books next time. The pond is quiet and beautiful as well, with its frogs and water lilies. A+++ retreat.
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Response from Denise:
Thanks for choosing to stay at Santarella and for your kind and generous review Evie! We so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Silo Studio Cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we hope you will come back and visit again and bring your books!
August 2017

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My husband Dennis and I are the owners of Santarella Estate and Gardens in Tyringham, MA. Over the past twelve years, Santarella has been a labor of love and the realization of a dream for us. It is such a unique and magical place and must be shared ~ Airbnb is one of the best ways we have found to make it accessible to guests seeking a simple "get-away-from-it-all" or a complete "reality-shift," Santarella is the place to be.

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