ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED LIGHT-FILLED EXECUTIVE HOME, W/POND ON 28 PRIVATE ACRES

Carmen Barros or Ron Grunhut

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED LIGHT-FILLED EXECUTIVE HOME, W/POND ON 28 PRIVATE ACRES

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4 Br And 4 Bath With Enough Room To Easily Accommodate 8.

Spacious, bright and inviting-with privacy and views, this house is ideal for family and friends to share! It's minutes from the best the Berkshires has to offer and perfect for nature lovers. Situated on 28.5 acres adjacent to the state park, it is southerly facing with sweeping lawns, trails, stream and beaver pond. Nearby are Butternut for skiing, Egremont Country Club for golf, and all the great cultural venues, shopping and restaurants of Great Barrington.

This inviting, uncluttered home would easily accommodate a large family, or two families (or couples) to share... and it has central heat and air conditioning. Ten minutes from the Great Barrington triplex movie theater and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and 15 minutes from Tanglewood or Jacob's Pillow. You can even hike Monument Mountain or the Appalachian Trail in the morning, and shop the Outlet stores in Lee before lunch!

The house features cathedral ceilings, four oversized bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Additionally the media-room can be used as another bedroom, or a Family-room/playroom/studio/TV/music room. The balcony overlooking the living room can be used for lounging or sleeping.

The kitchen is a chef's delight with convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, mixer, blender, Cuisinart and more. There is direct access from the garage to the kitchen for unloading grocery items, and a large pantry leading to the tiled “mud-room' with a washer, dryer and utility sink. There are individually controllable built-in speakers downstairs and on the screened-porch; a WIFI internet connection; and the media-room has a 5 disk DVD player with surround-sound.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Carmen and Ron

- I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our weekend at "Escondito". The house and setting was beautiful, and so well appointed we lacked for nothing. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful home with us. We hope to come back next year.
Feb 2014
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Carmen Barros or Ron Grunhut

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Ron and I have very different backgrounds and yet have a lot in common. I was born in Madrid, Spain, and have lived in Venezuela, Switzerland, and Italy. He was born in Miami, Florida and traveled all over the world with his parents since he was a small child. When we met we were both professional artists: he was a musician and I was a classical dancer. At a certain point we decided to change careers, he went to work on Wall Street and I used my other talent, languages, and became a conference interpreter.

Carmen Barros or Ron Grunhut purchased this house in 2002

We had been looking for a 2nd home for almost two years when a colleague invited us to visit the Berkshires. It was immediately obvious there were so many opportunities for feeding the spirit... with nature everywhere and a variety of cultural activities. When we saw the land where our house stands today, it was love at first sight! We worked hand in hand with our architect and must say that all the waiting and hard work to decide the floor plan and all the other details that make our house unique paid off. Come and see for yourself!

This home has been the favorite meeting place for our family for the past decade. Central to the best the Berkshires has to offer, there's always something interesting to do or see. We eat our meals on the screen porch during the summer months and it's a delight. Our grandchildren love to explore the property and have learned about engineering by watching how the beavers construct their remarkable dams. Most of all, we feel happy just being here to enjoy nature with all the comforts of this home. It's the ideal place to decompress and remember what's important in life, family and friends.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

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Architecturally Designed Light-filled Executive Home, w/Pond on 28 Private Acres
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ANOTHER 5 STAR REVIEW!

  • 5 of 5
A very pleasing property in every way. Perfect for us, 3 adult couples, as we each had our own bedroom and full bathroom. Beautiful inside and out. Wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Architecturally Designed Light-filled Executive Home, w/Pond on 28 Private Acres
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Maryland
5

EXCELLENT HOUSE AND SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home that offers privacy and solitude yet is close enough to everything you may need in the Berkshires. The house is well-equiped and has good separation between sleeping areas. The owners answered all questions and quickly responded to any concerns.
Highly recommended. We would love to go back.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
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Architecturally Designed Light-filled Executive Home, w/Pond on 28 Private Acres
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Wisconsin
5

IDYLLIC RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Superb accommodations & location. Our family (3 generations) was able to meet, relax, sightsee, and commune with nature. We even watched a moose enjoying it's dinner in the pond one evening. There is something for all ages to enjoy. The owners have thought of everything. If you can't find it in the house, you probably don't need it. We would highly recommend this property for a stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Monterey Berkshires
Philadelphia
5

EXCEPTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in many VRBO homes and "Escondito" was the by far best. The art and architecture are beautiful, the layout is open and airy and it was so well appointed we lacked for nothing. Ron and Carmen were professional and friendly and answered every question we had. We loved the home and look forward to revisiting it next winter.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Architecturally Designed Light-filled Executive Home, w/Pond on 28 Private Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501066vb
+1 917-754-3513
Monterey Berkshires
5

FANTASTIC HOME AND LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house for a week with another family (4 adults, 4 kids) and loved it. The house is well appointed, has lots of space, and is comfortable with a great layout. The owners were accessible and responsive when we had questions. The property is beautiful and you feel secluded but are close to everything. We've rented other homes in the area and would rent this one again.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Architecturally Designed Light-filled Executive Home, w/Pond on 28 Private Acres
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5

SOLITUDE AND TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
This architectual gem on a knoll surrounded by pines with a view of a pond was a true find.
The art work, books, games, gourmet kitchen, and light-filled family area made our family stay superb. I would recommend this home to anyone. The owners were very helpful.
Hopefully we will return again.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59.4 Miles
Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Peter Pan Bus Lines - NYC to Great Barrington
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rt 23
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Garfield Beach
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Butternut
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Great Barrington offers a wide variety
Car: necessary

Here are some Berkshire attractions and activities we recommend . . .

[01] Beartown State Forest - Benedict Pond

[02] Appalachian Trail

[03] General Store / Monterey

[04] Butternut Ski Area, & Ski School

[05] Post Office in Great Barrington

[06] The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

[07] Egremont Country Club, Golf Course

[08] Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge

[09] Naumkeag House and Gardens

[10] Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge MA

[11] Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge MA

[12] Berkshire Botanical Garden: Stockbridge

[13] Monument Mountain Trails, Stockbridge

[14] Sandisfield Arts Center, Sandisfield MA

[15] Edith Wharton home, The Mount - US-7N

[16] Catamount Ski Area, South Egremont, MA

[17] Premium Outlet Stores at Lee, MA

[18] Canyon Ranch Lenox, MA

[19] Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

[20] Shakespeare & Company, Lenox MA

[21] Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, Lenox

[22] Tanglewood 297 West St., Lenox MA

[23] Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket

[24] Herman Melville's Arrowhead Museum

[25] Bash Bish Falls State Park, Mt.Washington

[26] Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield  MA

[27] Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

[28] The Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield MA

[29] Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield MA

[30] Mount Greylock State Reservation

[31] Jiminy Peak Adventure Park, Hancock MA

[32] Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield MA

[33] The Clark Museum

[34] Mass MOCA

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Availability & Rates

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Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 27 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,850
 
 
Pre-Ski
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,200
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 16 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Pre Ski
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Notes Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in the property we are happy to discuss a custom made schedule and special rate for your stay. We will do our very best to accommodate you and your guests for your holiday or special event. Thank you for considering our home.

Security Deposit is required for all stays.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3888 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bathroom 1 in master suite has a 3 jet shower massage, separate full sized tub, bidet and flex-angle illuminated makeup mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 / Library - 1 queen , Sofa bed w/adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 (second level) - 1 queen , Adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 4 (Second level) - 1 queen , Adjacent bathroom
    Balcony - 1 double , Sofa bed with adjacent bathroom
  • All bedrooms are spacious, and have wonderful views of the pond
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
While our four bedrooms will comfortably accommodate eight adults on queen size beds, the full-size sofa bed on the balcony is more appropriate for one adult or perhaps two children.
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