Dramatic Foliage 5 suite estate

House - Entire home/apt · Sudbury Rd, Concord, MA 01742, United States

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Your host, Karen
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The Space

A spectacular and rare rental opportunity while this house is on the market. This New England home is surrounded by brilliant colors reflecting off the Sudbury River, meadows and woodlands abound, and a spot to be enjoyed whatever the season. This is one of the most spectacular spots to see the New England leaves!

Located in Concord Ma, 20 miles west of Boston and Cambridge it has easy access to schools and other towns.
One mile to the train, twenty minutes to Alewife station. This is one of the most beautiful and affluent historic towns in New England. There are so many biking and walking trails, historic sites and the home of Thoreau, Emerson and the Alcotts with near-by Walden Pond. The September issue of Boston Magazine highlights it here: (website hidden)

This estate, sits atop 40 acres adjoining the river and is surrounded by another 40 acres of conservation land behind it .While you experience a quiet area in the midst of nature, it is one mile to the historic Concord, filled with history,private schools, sites, and shopping opportunities.

The "rustic eclectic", 1905 home is perfect for a large family where family reunions or other holiday gatherings become the setting for entertaining and long term living.

Each one of the five bedroom suites is spacious with its own bath and often fireplace. There is about 7,500 sq. ft of living space plus balconies and screen porches, patios etc..

The first floor living area flows easily from a large living area and adjoining screened porch, to a formal dining area, to a large state of the art kitchen where several people at once can cook or hang out and chat.

There is river access and the ability to ride the pontoon or canoes over from the North Bridge Boat House. Walking trails abound. Bikers peddle all over this area and in winter the cross country sking is everywhere.

This is a wonderful comfortable artist's home – a weekend country house and getaway or can be used as a main home with nearby schools and restaurants.

Prices are negotiable depending on length of stay and numbers of people.

Interaction with Guests

By email and phone quite a bit before they arrive. My caretaker is available throughout the stay.

Getting around

If you are able to get to the train one mile away. It is sidewalk all the way.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $5500 /week
Monthly Price: $8000 /month
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $300
Check In: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Karen's home is spectacular. I was truly sorry to leave and can't wait to have an excuse to return. It is obviously the home of artists and world travelers with a keen eye to detail, charm and beauty. Furnishings are extremely comfortable while simultaneously one feels they are living in a museum. My only regret was not having time enough to invite friends and family to enjoy the experience. Karen is lovely and an excellent communicator. Anyone with an opportunity to be a guest in this house should consider themselves quite fortunate.

    February 2014
  • Fantastic place!! We had a wonderful time at his beautiful property. It definitely lives up to the photos and is spacious, historic, and charming with abundant character. The setting is incredible and we enjoyed exploring the grounds and walking to the river. Concord is nearby and has fun shops and historic places to visit. Karen was very easy to communicate with and worked with us on a flexible check-in and check-out. I highly recommend this property.

    November 2013
  • Karen is the best landlord you will ever have. From the very beginning, she is responsive, reasonable, helpful, and reliable! We spent one month in her Concord house and estate, a wonderful place to spend the summer with family and friends! Things went well during our stay with the only glitch, a short-term breakout of WIFI in the house. Karen offered immediate solution and was very responsive in follow ups as well. We will definitely come back and recommend the house to our friends!

    August 2013
  • We had a great time staying at Karen's house. The house and grounds are beautiful & tranquil. Karen was very helpful and accommodating during our stay. Plenty of room for our family reunion as it was.

    May 2013
  • This past weekend the non-profit organization I work for, American Widow Project with 11 military widows stayed at this beautiful estate! This house was perfect for our group. The setting was beautiful, I almost felt like I was in Tuscany with the unforgettable view looking down the hill to the river. The kitchen was a great gathering place for us to share our memories of our husbands and also feel the peace and tranquility that again the amazing view offered. As I was setting up the rooms for each of the widows to stay in before they arrived, I was surprised that every single room had a gorgeous view, so it made it really simple to decide who to put in what room. From the flowers on the property, the amazing sculptures throughout, the beautiful town of Concord - this was by far one of the coolest homes we have ever rented as an organization. Karen and Lauren had great communication and a question never went unanswered. They went above and beyond to help make our getaway event perfect. I highly recommend staying here and I want to thank Lauren and Karen again for all of their hospitality! Our group did not want to leave, it just felt like home.

    August 2012
  • We are a Model & talent agent and needed a great location for a photo shoot with room for staff as well, Every room is so well done, and the views are breath taking, The hand painted stone art is enchanting
    I could go on for hours, It was great, and Karen is a wonderful hostess , everything you need to feel at home,
    We had a great time and exploring the home was half the fun.you could feel the happiness there.
    Thank you
    Gina Leblanc

    August 2012
  • We held our catered rehearsal dinner at the estate it was a perfect setting for our gathering. We had an indian-american wedding and this was a wonderful place to incorporate the things we wanted to do. The kitchen is spacious and has a very large island - this was perfect for the caterers as well as for the guests. We had a 1 hour tabla & sitar concert in the living room and also had a woman in the living room to do mehndi(henna) for hour guests. Because it was a rainy evening, we were mostly inside. However people still loved the views of the river. Once the rain stopped, people did go out on to the patio a bit. The home has lots of artwork and sculpture was just a very interesting place to be in addition to having our dinner there. The kitchen is modern and dining room/living room has more of an antique feel.

    Karen is a wonderful airbnb host and I would definitely recommend working with her if you think this might be the right place for you. She is prompt with her responses, kind and very very helpful!

    August 2012
  • Lauren and her lovely home exceeded all of my expectations! She responded in record time and answered all of my questions before and during our stay and she made us feel very welcome! We were in the area for work and to our delight, we wound up on a lovely vacation in this home full of warmth and charm and romantic character. I feel like I had read a really great book when we left the manor. There are stories in every room and unexpected surprises around every corner. It was simply divine!

    June 2012
  • We had a great time at the country estate! The beautiful house and grounds were breathtaking. In all, 8 of us stayed with plenty of room and privacy for a multi-generational family gathering. The hosts were easy to communicate with and very flexible on arriving and leaving times. We would love to return some day.

    May 2012
  • My sorority was looking for a rental for a day that would be able to accommodate 150 people and the Concord house was our answer and savior! Lauren was not only willing to entertain the idea of having us over but was communicative, generous, and accommodating every step of the way. Words cannot describe how beautiful the property is as well. A well-furnished, artistically magnificent, and spacious house with views to write home about, it was exactly what me and my sorority sisters needed. If you are even considering making this house your home for any period of time, DO IT! We certainly didn't want to leave and I know you will not want to either. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES!

    April 2012
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johns hopkins,london school of econ, georgetown law (Lauren) University of Tulsa, Hahnemann Med College, Boston University,
Founder/CEO - Two Degrees Food (Lauren) Wife Karen is art therapist and sculptor
Lauren Walters is an entrepeneur- grew up in Missouri - worked in the US Senate, lived in Concord for 25 years - chairs a few boards, - one in ed and technology - another in consensus building - and is now the founder and ceo of Two Degrees Food - a social venture based in SF. see (website hidden). We have moved to the Mill Valley area and -have two sons, Ed and Peter. They often help manage these properties so we will mention them here. Ed is working in Cambridge, having just left DC and Brookings. Peter, more recently graduated from Trinity College, is working with Two Degrees in business development and is a tall ship sailor! Karen Cadenhead is currently a sculptor and was previously a professor of Art Therapy.- She hails from Oklahoma. (she is pinch hitting with Two Degrees when needed in art and account management ) As a couple we love to travel, meet new people and explore new ideas. We would be called early adopters. We spent the first years of our married life renovating and creating spaces..love to collect architectural salvage and make it into something. Now we are exploring innovative ways to have social impact. While network seems a trivial term, we not only know a lot of people but love to connect them in useful ways. We have found this site an unexpected way to discover like minded people and in some cases, have become friends.
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