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BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT BERKSHIRE RENTAL, LAKE GARFIELD

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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT BERKSHIRE RENTAL, LAKE GARFIELD

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Monterey House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Get away from it all at our beautiful lakefront wooded retreat. Swim, canoe, kayak, sunbathe, play tennis during the day, then enjoy the evening a short drive away at Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, or perhaps go to the movies in Great Barrington. Have dinner at the Red Lion Inn, or one of the fabulous restaurants nearby, or have it at home as you watch the sun set over the lake.

This private, modernized, 5 bedroom* cottage consists of two floors. The upper floor has a full kitchen (includes a dishwasher), a large great room with a dining and living area, featuring a beamed cathedral ceiling, skylights, a dramatic fireplace, and an entertainment area with a wide screen TV. The dining room table seats eight and overlooks the lake. A screened porch overlooking the lake extends off of the dining area. An open porch overlooking the lake extends off the living room area. The master bedroom, with a study area and a king bed (can be separated into two twin beds), and one full bath are on this floor. Downstairs, three bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with two twin beds and one with one twin bed) have lake views. The fourth bedroom, with two twin beds, also has a couch which can double as a queen bed. A full bathroom and a utility room with a washer and dryer are on this floor. The middle bedroom has large sliding glass doors which open to a large patio area with a garden, lawn chairs, a charcoal BBQ Grill and two picnic tables.

A flight of half-steps (constructed for a gentleman who had just had a knee replacement) leads to the dock and the lake. Two canoes and two kayaks come with this rental. Lake Garfield is managed for weed control (the water is lowered each winter to kill off the weeds) so the water is one of the the clearest in Massachusetts.

A magical lakeside retreat with all the comforts of home and easily accessible to the world-renowned art, culture, dining, and entertainment of the Berkshire hills. Look forward to a memorable vacation.

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* Although this cottage has 5 bedrooms, the maximum full-time occupancy is 6, and the rental fee is set with this in mind; extra sleeping capacity is meant for transient visitors only.

Keywords: Cottage, House, chalet, Lakefront, Lake, Lake Garfield, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Monterey, Great Barrington, Berkshires, summer rental, vacation home, retreat, swimming, boating, tennis, rustic, wooded

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349905vb
+1 -203-650-4009
Monterey Berkshires
Washington, DC
5

Best Berkshire Getaway Location!

  • 5 of 5
Staying at this bucolic cottage in Monterey MA is far and away the best Berkshire experience I've ever had. Whether kayaking on Lake Garfield, taking in the sunset on the dock, eating a barbeque dinner on the patio, or playing games by the fireplace at night, this place has it all. The owners keep the cottage well stocked with all sorts of amenities above and beyond expectations, including kayaks, and have clearly put time into maintaining and decorating the premises. There is plenty of space for a couples retreat or a larger group outing. A screened in porch, balcony and patio mean plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views.

The location is convenient to many other diversions such as hiking, apple picking or exploring towns like Stockbridge, Great Barrington or Lenox. The lake was not crowded on the weekend I stayed there giving a good feeling of seclusion that can be hard to find in popular weekend destinations. The owners Sean and Ann are very personable, responsive and accommodating. They've been vacationing in Monterey for decades so they are very familiar with area and provided a wealth of information to let us know what options were available.

I would definitely recommend this cottage due to such a positive experience I had and plan on returning next year myself.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349905vb
+1 -203-650-4009
Monterey Berkshires
Connecticut
5

Berkshire family getaway!

  • 5 of 5
You're in for a treat, this place is a real sanctuary.

We have had the pleasure of staying here for years, and consistently come back for more. Our last visit, we made ourselves at home right away. As usual, we enjoyed the stunning view of the lake, cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, movies by the fireplace, and hiking.

Beyond these favorite pastimes, our most recent stay in the cottage was particularly memorable because our 10 month old daughter took her first steps here. This is truly our home away from home.

Highly recommended. We look forward to more memories ahead here.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review.
business
Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349905vb
+1 -203-650-4009
Monterey Berkshires
3

Beautiful Lake, Property could use some updating

  • 3 of 5
Pros:
-Great location on beautiful lake and quiet road
-Tennis court across the street
-Canoes etc provided; really nice to avoid hassle of renting canoes and kayaks etc

Cons:
-All but one of the bedrooms are in the basement, which is moist, dank and moldy.
-Kitchen is cramped and could use some better pots/pans/knives etc.
-No way to play music from ipod
-Too buggy for outdoor dining. Could be improved with some brush clearing.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear you did not have an entirely positive experience. We will certainly review your comments and see what improvements can be made. For those who haven’t seen the property, I think it is important to clarify that what is referred to as a “basement” is the lower level of a split level house. Three of the four bedrooms on that lower level have beautiful views of the patio and the lake, and one of these has sliding glass doors onto the lovely dining patio and flower garden. The pictures on the website show this. It is true that the lower level has natural insulation so it is cooler than the upper level (many people see this as a positive), and when warm air from outside initially interacts with this cooler air it can cause condensation. (There is no mold.) This, however, is rapidly remedied as the breeze flows through the area and the temperature stabilizes. We will add this tip to the instruction booklet that is up there. We were rather surprised at the comment regarding bugs. We have always considered the relative lack of bugs (mosquitoes) around our house and lake front as one of the assets of the property.
business
Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349905vb
+1 -203-650-4009
Monterey Berkshires
Stratford, CT
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented for two weeks and got a real feel of Lake Garfield and the Monterey area. We had a wonderful time and the owners are extremely responsive and helpful. The cottage is adorable with amazing views. I love the two porches, one screened and the other in the open. The only negative is the long trek to the dock. But, the steps are very shallow and pretty easy overall. A lot of the houses on Garfield are up high and have steps but I'll bet they aren't as easy as these steps. Garfield is a beautiful lake, very clean, too. The area is loaded with cultural activities which really suits us. We adore the Berkshires. If you are in fairly good shape, there are no negatives to this darling cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We appreciate this nice review. For future renters it is perhaps helpful to know that the steps referred to are a flight of half steps that we put in for my father who had severe knee issues. These allowed him to navigate back and forth to the water. We have tried to make it as easy as possible to get down to the water safely, as well as to get into and out of our beautiful lake safely.
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Beautiful Lakefront Berkshire Rental, Lake Garfield
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349905vb
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Monterey Berkshires
Miami
4

Nice lakeside spot

  • 4 of 5
Not a luxury property but good value for the price we paid.
Owners prepared everything nicely and the family had a good time
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1760/wk,$6500/mo.
  • US Dollar
  • DATES BASE/WK BASE/4WKS SR.CIT*/WK/4WKS COUPLE/WK/4WKS
  • May 31 - June 20 $2200/wk $7040 $1760/$6500 $1760/$6500
  • June 21 - Sept 2 $2900/week $9280 $2320/$8350 $2320/$8350
  • Sept 3 - Oct 14 $2200/wk $7040 $1760/$6500 $1760/$6500
  • One time cleaning fee: $300 Damage Deposit: $500
  • MINIMUM 2 WEEK RENTAL
  • MAXIMUM 6 PERSON FULL-TIME OCCUPANCY: extra beds are for short term visitors
  • *max 4 persons,all sr.cit (or close)
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Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , can alternately be configured as 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
large dock with room for chairs and sunbathing, two canoes, two kayaks, 2 picnic tables and chairs/benches on patio, screened porch overlooking water, open porch overlooking water , lawn chairs, DR table seats 8, ipod dock on CD system, ceiling fan, a/c in MBR, private association tennis court,

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