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NEWLY RENOVATED FAMILY LAKE HOUSE

Laura Linn

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Laura Linn

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2014
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NEWLY RENOVATED FAMILY LAKE HOUSE

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Monterey Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

This newly renovated, waterfront home and property uniquely combines an ideal Berkshire location with privacy, land and comfort.

Its size, layout and amenities can provide either the comfort for relaxation and can be an ideal setting for large families.

On the first floor, guests will find a beautiful living room, designed for relaxing, playing games, or watching movies. The centerpiece of the room is a fieldstone fireplace. The first floor also features a dining room that seats 10, a gourmet kitchen and a wrap around outdoor porch.

On the second floor, guests will find a master bedroom and bath, two separate guest rooms with additional bathrooms, and a bunk room designed for children that can sleeps six.

Outside, a large barn, originally built in the 19th century, over looks the property. Guests will have the unique opportunity to enjoy both a beautiful lake and 4 acres of property with specially designed gardens and paths that lead to private access to Lake Garfield.

The Lake side of the property includes a wonderful private deck with a masterful view, a private dock with canoes, a floating swimming dock and lots of water toys.

It should be noted that Lake Garfield is the most beautiful lake in the Berkshires because it is the only one managed for weed control. The water is lowered each winter to kill off the weeds, so the water is clear and weed free.

The property is located in the quaint village of Monterey, MA, which has a town beach, playground and wonderfully kind people.

The property is 15 minutes from the restaurants, galleries, shops, concerts and theaters of Great Barrington (rated one of “the coolest small towns in the U.S.A” by Budget Travel magazine).

The property is also 15 minutes from the towns of Lenox, Stockbridge, and Lee. In the summer, you can enjoy Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Shakespeare & Company, the Berkshire Theater Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s home and numerous other cultural attractions.

The house is quick drive to top-notch hiking and outdoor spots such as the Appalachian Trail and Beartown State Forest.

In the Winter, the house is located only minutes from the ski areas of Butternut, Otis Ridge, and Catamount.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Linn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Newly Renovated Family Lake House
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
business
Newly Renovated Family Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350206vb
-917-647-8776
Monterey Berkshires
Briarcliff Manor, NY
5

Wonderful Week and Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5
What a great house! We are savvy vacation renters with a keen sense for quality and the little details. This house has it all! An excellent kitchen, plenty of indoor and outdoor space, quality furniture, beds, linens, bathrooms, showers; not to mention an excellent waterfront facility, dock, and even a resident bald eagle just across the lake who liked to hunt in the shallows around the corner.

The master suite was perfect, the bunk room had lots of room for the kids and even my extended family had plenty of room. And the fact that the dog could come was awesome.

In terms of recreation, we spent hours on the docks, paddling the SUP, kayak and canoe. I encountered great road cycling with (very) challenging climbs. We day tripped to Catamount for family zip lining and exploring Bash Bish falls. I would also recommend this property for winter recreation as not only is catamount nearby, but Butternut is really close. Also, Great Barrington provided excellent dining and nightlife, and even a hospital for a 7 year old's split lip (boys will be boys)!

As for the online listing, I think we were pleasantly surprised to find the house was even better then the pictures. We spend hours in the screened in porch, eating, enjoying wine and cheese - even when a late June shower happened along.

I would highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Family Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350206vb
-917-647-8776
Monterey Berkshires
5

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our two daughters, and I had a wonderful week at the lake! We loved the house and beautiful yard. And we had a great time playing with the kayaks, canoe, inflated toys, paddleboard, and floating swim dock. We had a lovely quiet week with the lake to ourselves after Labor Day! Everyone was happy to simply hang out at the house and the lake, we didn't need anything else.

And we were excited to see bald eagles!

One day we went to the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park to climb the rope courses and ziplines. What a fantastic time! It's less than a 1/2 hour from the house.

My kids were so sad to leave, they really felt like this was home away from home. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Newly Renovated Family Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350206vb
-917-647-8776
Monterey Berkshires
4

Tom W.

  • 4 of 5
The home provided all that we needed as a family to enjoy the property and enjoy Lake Garfield.

The water toys were great to use. It was an asset that they were there and we did not have to bring our own.

Thank you we had a great week!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Newly Renovated Family Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350206vb
-917-647-8776
Monterey Berkshires
New York
5

Thank you!

  • 5 of 5
We have rented in the Berkshires before. Sometimes it has been frustrating. We get to the house and end up having to rent a canoe or having to go buy our own cooking knives. WE DID NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH YOU GUYS. THANK YOU! The place was so tranquil and so well equipped. You had everything a family would need. Boats, Kids Toys, everything. Thank you. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Family Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350206vb
-917-647-8776
Monterey Berkshires
New York, New York
5

Wow....

  • 5 of 5
This place is truly relaxing. We love the Berkshires and especially love Lake Garfield. I do not think there is any property on Lake Garfield with this amount of land and so reasonsibly priced. The barn is stocked with boats, fishing poles, toys, etc. We had such fun! When you visit make sure you go to Gould Farms, its about 5 minutes away - the kids loved seeing the animals, there is a great little homemaid pastry shop there and you can even go to the barn that houses the chickens and get fresh eggs! My favorite night was the evening my husband took the kids to Great Barrington for Pizza, and my Mother and I spent the evening on the screen porch, looking at the grounds, drinking wine and just talking. All in all, the setting and well thought out house made for simply a very special vacation. Thank you Laura, you are the nicest home owner ever!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Monterey Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$5,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Monterey Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Pak-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Kids' bunk room sleeps six
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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