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Stephen Brighenti

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

8BR Sept-May $7900/mo+Utilities,$3,450/wknd, $3950/wk, Summer $79K, $34,900/mo

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this Washington holiday chateau / country house

Country House, 7-8 Bedrooms + Den, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

If you are searching for the perfect private, quiet country escape in a walking neighborhood the historic estate is for you! Set on 4 acres, across a scenic country road from a waterfall and pond with a stream on property, this wonderful 18th century historic estate includes the main home, a guest house, pool and large flagstone dining terrace with barbeque. The 18th century farm house was expanded to include a large music living room with fireplace, a second large movie screening room, and an eat in chef's kitchen with a Viking 6-burner gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The main home and pool house are in mint condition with luxury furnishings including antiques, flat screen tvs, wifi, central heat and air conditioning, new down feather beds, comforters, and pillows, pressed cotton sheets and bathrobes. The giant master king bedroom has a master bathroom with a soaking tub, large shower, and two marble sinks. The private outdoor terraces are perfect for private entertaining, barbequing and dining. The heated heated pool is surrounded by a terrace with with numerous lounge areas and tables. The 3-bedroom pool house also has a separate kitchen and living room. The private home is on a designated scenic dirt road perfect for walking among other estates.

Located in Washington, within a few miles are the Mayflower Inn and Spa (great Tap Room, porch dining and piano weekends), the Gunnery Prep School, Washington's Historic Green, numerous other popular restaurants, antique shops, wonderful boutiques, art galleries, and farm stands. Golfing, hiking, fly fishing, canoeing/kayaking/tubing, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and Lake Waramaug beaches are all within 15-20 minutes.

Within an hour are the cultural centers of Lenox MA, Hartford CT and New Haven (Yale).

Washington is an easy low traffic 1 3/4 hour drive from NYC or Boston.

Maid service ($25/hour), catering, and baby sitting are available for an additional charge.

Pets are welcome.

Historic Main House

Master Bedroom: King Bed with private Master Bathroom

Bedroom 2: Double Bed

Bedroom 3: Double Bed

Bedroom 4: Double Bed

Walk-Out Lower Level: King Bed with Private Bath Room

Pool Guest House

Bedroom 1: King Bed

Bedroom 2: King Bed

Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

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  • pets considered
Stephen Brighenti (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Stephen Brighenti

I am an owner/restorer/operator of luxury boutique hotels in NYC and CT. I have renovated 15 Washington/Litchfield County homes to mint rental condition.

Stephen Brighenti purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Stephen Brighenti chose Litchfield County

This home is unique for its historic main house and the large additions made all in one of Washington's best neighborhoods.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Most people enjoy the high quality quiet and privacy of this home.


2 traveller reviews

8BR Sept-May $7900/mo+Utilities,$3,450/wknd, $3950/wk, Summer $79K, $34,900/mo
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful bright and cozy weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

With a large group from Brooklyn (10 kids, 10 adults) we are in an annual search for the perfect home to accommodate our growing families for a weekend getaway. I think we finally found the right place for each family to fit comfortably. The kitchen is great to cook in, the living areas are huge and have cozy furniture. The grounds are great and picturesque at every turn, good for adventure and the trampoline was a hit. We went hiking at nearby Mt Tom, went to get pumpkins at March Farms and finished with a walk around the Litchfield Boardwalk. This house was perfect and we look forward to coming again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bethanie! We were thrilled to have your wonderful family stay in our rental home and hope you visit again. Washington CT is an all-season town - glad you got to enjoy the fall foliage and activities and yesterday we actually had snow fall for the first time. All the best, Steve
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Brooklyn, NYC

An unexpected and delightful weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here along with three other families (with lots of young children) for a long weekend. We had a blast. During the days we went apple picking nearby at Marsh Farm (hay rides, corn maze and pumpkin patch for the kids). We went hiking down country lanes, past lakes and through the woods which adjoin the property. Each night we cooked huge meals in the fully-equipt kitchen and ten of us ate in the impressive dining room. We did jigsaw puzzles in the huge living room and (attempted to) play the grand piano. My wife & I agreed that we would love to come back and do exactly the same weekend away next year (drivign 2 hr 15mins from our home in Brooklyn, NYC).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
White Plains HPN, JFK, LGA, BDL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
See - many
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Multiple, New Milford, Torrington Public Courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amenia NY
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple see
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mohawk & Sundown
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Waramaug
Car: necessary

Washingto has Lake Waramaug and the Housatonic River for water activities, Mohawk and Sundown for skiing, SteepRock 1000-acre land preserve, numerous great restaurants, the Mayflower and Winvian Inns and Spas, antique shops, country fairs and farms for fresh produce


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Washington, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Winter
7 Sep 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
24 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Eve
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 22 May 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities, lawn care, pool cleaning/heat, snow plowing are billed extra for monthly stays as used.
Weekly/Weekend Rates are done last minute only within 3-4 weeks of the booking date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Washington, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom, Large Private Bathroom, 2 sinks, tub, shower
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large home theater screening room, grand piano music living room, great outdoor dining terraces and pool terrace, 18th century home expanded into estate, stream through property, across street from waterfall, perfect private estate in estate neighborhood