MONTEREY HOME - VERY PRIVATE, OUTDOOR HOT TUB, CLOSE TO LAKE, TOWN & SKIIING

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MONTEREY HOME - VERY PRIVATE, OUTDOOR HOT TUB, CLOSE TO LAKE, TOWN & SKIIING

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

This has been our home away from home and refuge from NYC for over 20 years. Before 2009, we never rented it as it is so perfect for weekend getaways. Unfortunately, we can't 'get away' much any longer.

Walking distance to Lake Garfield which has a sand beach and lifeguards.

Peaceful, deep in the woods. Very private on five acres of forested land. Toss a log into the wood burning stove and unwind from all the stresses of everyday life. The house is chalet style with post and beam construction and a cathedral ceiling. During the summer months, enjoy the screened in porch. Fabulous hot tub for all seasons.

It is close to Butternut and Jiminy Peak Ski areas. Butternut in particular is a family friendly mountain. In summer, enjoy Tanglewood, Shakespeare Theatre, Jacobs Pillow, Swimming, etc. All seasons enjoy the wonderful Restaurants, Antique Stores and welcoming Berkshires people.

Sorry but we do not rent to more than 4 unrelated adults.

Holiday Weekends are subject to higher rates and minimum stay requirements

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jay

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Travel with confidence
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4.9
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227690
+1 9413916269
Monterey Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

PERFECT BERKSHIRES RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
we spent a wonderful weekend here -- the house is beautifully situated, peaceful, and well-equipped. couldn't have asked for more.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227690
+1 9413916269
Monterey Berkshires
2

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY

Mad Hatter's Tea Party
  • 2 of 5
I spent a less than satisfying weekend at this cabin with five very good friends. The advantages: It is private, close to the lake and close to town and skiing. It is surrounded by beauty. Unfortunately the disadvantages outweighed these positives. The owner was reticent to rent to 6 unrelated people, so he proposed an exorbitant amount of money for the security deposit. He was reasonable in reducing this when we protested, explaining that we are six women in our 40s with children and careers. The challenges: We arrived on a cold Friday at around 5pm. The heat had not been turned up (it was set at 50 degrees and the notes around the house suggested keeping it to about 55 degrees). The hot tub had not been turned up (set to 70 degrees, so not usable until the following morning, our only full day there). When we attempted to use the hot tub, we found it filthy and quickly retreated. Unfortunately, none of us have been able to get the moldy smell out of our swimsuits. The kitchen sink was clogged and would not drain. When the owner was called, he asked us to contact the maintenance person. When the maintenance person arrived, he gave every indication that the owner was aware of this problem and had neglected to have it repaired. We were not able to find sheets (which were in the dryer) until the morning after our first night's stay. So we pieced together some bedding. The only reason the cabin slept all 6 of us was because I brought two Aerobeds. The fold-out sofa in the loft had a hand-written note on it that read, "Do not open". When the owner was asked about this, his response was rather cavalier. Apparently it hadn't been broken for very long (more fun down the rabbit hole). When my friend who had been in charge of making these arrangements attempted to talk with the owner about our not-so-savory experience, he was nonplussed and responded in a manner that lead us to believe he sees nothing wrong with the condition of the home, or his management style. So, I wouldn't expect much of this to change. I have rented homes through HomeAway/VRBO over the years and have consistently had positive experiences. I rely heavily on these reviews to help determine whether I will rent a property. I have always given positive reviews for places I've stayed in the past. I would be remiss to neglect letting potential renters know what this cabin is all about. I would not recommend this property or this owner to potential vacationers.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is interesting that after the person who rented the house tried to extort a refund for her stay, she had one of her friends post an anonymous review.

If you are reading this, then look at the other reviews dating back to 2009. Every one of them has 5 stars. This has been my vacation home since 1985 and I care about it and the people I rent to. I thought I learned long ago not to rent to more that 4 unrelated adults and it says so in the listing. The lady made such a heartfelt appeal that I thought I would help her and her friends out. It didn't turn out so well.

The security deposit has always been $1,000. That is the amount of my deductible on my homeowners insurance. I also presented the option of the $49 non-refundable deposit which goes to buying an insurance rider through Home Away. That is what these people chose.

The problem with renting to 6 adults who are friend is that they usually drink. A lot. So it is hard to tell what has really happened. In the winter months, it costs about $10 a day to operate the hot tub, so unless there is a request to pre-heat it, I do not ask the maintenance man to turn it up in advance. In fact, he had changed the water in the tub 3 weeks earlier, but many people do not follow the guidelines that request that you bathe or shower before using it to keep the water from becoming discolored. The chemistry of the water however is always perfect.

The kitchen disposal unit which was not clogged when my cleaning crew was in the house just a few days earlier. They put something down there that caused it to clog and I immediately called my maintenance man who was there the next morning who cleared it and he certainly did not say that I knew of a problem I did not address. This is another problem when alcohol is involved.

There are sheets and bedding in every room. In this case, they were in a basket in the bedroom that has the futon, but perhaps the late night & alcohol prevented them from finding it.

I had advised the renter that the house only sleeps six because the sleep sofa had been broken the replacement had not yet been delivered by Sears because of the winter weather. (It has since been delivered). I was told it was not a problem since the 6 ladies would find a way to fit into the 3 bedrooms.

I will once again, be more selective in to whom I rent. If you are one or two couples with young children who want to spend a fabulous week. Call. You won't be disappointed!
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
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Monterey Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

GREAT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
The property is great, very private and the region is beautilful. It was a very cold long weekend (President's Day) and we enjoyed very much the fireplace and the hot tub. Will be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227690
+1 9413916269
Monterey Berkshires
5

COZY SECLUDED VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Great cabin to stay in. Very clean, cozy - has excellent amenities, and is very private and secluded.

I highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227690
+1 9413916269
Monterey Berkshires
5

QUIET, PEACEFUL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
A lovely mountain home in a quiet peaceful place with all the amenities. Love to cook and kitchen well equipped; beautiful screened-in porch for those early risers who like to get up and read with a cup of coffee; after hiking, especially Monument Mt., the hot tub was great! The house was very clean and all you needed to do was just pack your bags.... Jay, you were very attentive! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monterey Home - Very Private, Outdoor Hot Tub, Close to Lake, Town & Skiiing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227690
+1 9413916269
Monterey Berkshires
5

FANTASTIC VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
This beautifully designed, well constructed, home is ideally located on a secluded spot in the woods. We spent two wonderful weeks here enjoying both the cultural activities in the area (Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow) as well as hiking and swimming. The house is meticulously clean and well stocked. If we needed any help, it was quickly provided by the caretaker. We enjoyed the large deck, the grill and the wonderful, large, screened in porch. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, the Red Lyon Inn is our favorite, and there is much to explore in the adjoining towns. We fully intend to return again and again. Thank you Jay, for renting your beautiful home.
Joyce and Larry
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Garfield
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Butternut
Car: necessary

Walk to Lake Garfield, 15 minutes by car from Stockbridge and Tanglewood. Butternut Mountain Ski Area 10 minutes away

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, snowboarding, health/beauty spa, boating, wildlife viewing

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Availability & Rates

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Monterey House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$225
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
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Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon - double mattress
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 6 Adults Maximum.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
The private hot tub is big enough for 6.
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