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Beautiful Family House in the Berkshires

richard spalding

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

richard spalding

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015
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Beautiful Family House in the Berkshires

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Monterey House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+

This is a beautiful Berkshire, post and beam private house nestled in the woods just off the Appalachian trail. Set on one of the Berkshires most coveted roads close to fresh water swimming in Lake Garfield, boating, fishing, classical outdoor concerts at Tanglewood & Skiing are all close by.

The Space

The large comfortable house has 5 bedrooms with a private room downstairs with its own sleeping quarters, WC and living area with separate bedroom off it. Excellent kitchen and dinning areas with deck dinning, screened porch dinning and large garden table to fit 8+. It's very family friendly (well behaved dogs & cats welcome) with a large trampoline and swings for the kids. The house was built in 2006 and has excellent insulation - It's cool in summer and warm in winter. There is WIFI through out house and in the garden, even on the hammocks!

The famous Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within 25 minutes and the area is rich in entertainment for all ages and very family friendly. The Appalachian trail is only a 10 min drive too if you fancy a long walk.

Even though you feel completely private, this house is only 5 minutes to the local village with the famous Monterey general store selling local food produce and the town beach for swimming, boating and fishing lake. In the winter we're only 15 minutes from the wonderful family friendly ski mountain of Butternut. Historic Great Barrington is only 20 minutes drive with many excellent local restaurants and shops, farmers markets + local food stores. A Guidos and Big Y's are within 20 mins drive for all your grocery needs.

The house has 5 bedrooms and beds for 8 people, 1 King & 2 queens & two twins, but there are 2 twin air beds + 1 queen bed for extra people to stay. Accommodating up to 12 people comfortably.

A cathedral living room with windows up to the 30 foot ceiling, an English farm house dinning table seating up to 8, a French velvet sofa, a large wood burning stove as well as a spacious kitchen with Whirlpool large fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Two bathrooms one with a roll top bath and two showers plus a guest toilet. There is also a large screened porch for summer dining and entertainment.

Downstairs is a private 700 sq ft bedroom and living room with original Danish furniture and a queen size bed and third toilet + another bedroom with a queen bed off this room.

There is a washer/dryer downstairs plus a drying room for, swim towels, ski clothes and a shed to store skis.

Please see guest reviews at:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1759151

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
richard spalding (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About richard spalding

English family living in NYC, this is our country and summer/winter house.

richard spalding purchased this house in 2012

Why richard spalding chose Monterey

It's nestled in the Appalachian mountains, close to a loverly swimming lake and ski mountain. Easy access to shops and great restaurants with local food. 25 mins drive from Tanglewood and other historic houses and gardens.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, sunny and private, but only 5 mins from lots to do. Very child and pet friendly.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Family House in the Berkshires
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

September vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home! The location was secluded yet easy to navigate to and from and was conveniently located near some of the best places in the berkshires. All accommodations and mechanical systems were comfortable and functioning properly. The linens were amazing! The owners were accommodating and very easy to deal with. Advise Fido that the locals include one grumpy porcupine! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome, please come again!
5

Wonderful house and location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in late July. The photos are accurate, but can't convey how it feels to be in this house. The rooms are large and light, with high ceilings and lovely furniture. This is NOT a typical summer rental. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a new king bed with a fine headboard; two identical bedrooms with twin beds are adorable and full of toys that my 3 year old grandson had fun playing with. The upstairs bathroom is large and light, with a standing tub and separate stall shower. Another bathroom on the main level also has a shower. The bedrooms on the lower level were charming and have their own small bathroom. When my two grown sons and their families were with us for 3 days, the house easily accommodated everyone. Inside and out, the house was immaculate and well maintained. We like to stay in upscale hotels when we travel -- this house met my standards.

Outside, a large deck with gas grill had room for all of us. The property is lovely and very private. We never heard a lawnmower, and you can't see another house from the property. We loved the rural location of this house, close enough to Great Barrington and the major attractions of the Berkshires, but with a genuine country feeling. Lake Mansfield, with a small beach area and grass as well, is a 5 minute drive from the house. We also explored some nearby farms where we had lunch and bought fresh produce and baked goods. The Bidwelll House is an authentic early 18th C home just a mile or so away and very interesting to wander through. The Prairie Whale restaurant in GB is great for dinner. We also liked Alium in GB a lot. Cafe Adam is very good, too. The Clark Museum in Williamstown is an hour away, and worth the drive.

The owner promptly answered our questions before we rented, and sent a very helpful list of restaurants, grocery stores, and nearby attractions. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who wants a wonderful house to share with family or friends in the Berkshires. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Boston
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Old Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Butternut
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
5 mins to town lake
Car: necessary

Rural house, but with easy access to village, shops and lakes, outdoor concerts, berkshires

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,200
$8,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,750
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 30 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $79
CC fees of 2.5% apply $0
Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes A 2.5% fee will be charged if you use a credit card to pay

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - Garden/Family Room - 1 queen , This is a private bedroom off the downstairs living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Ideal for families looking for a big space to grill and relax, hammocks for the grown ups, trampoline, woods and ball games, swings for the kids.

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