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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 BRS, 3 full baths, kid-friendly; sleeps 6-8; PRIVACY GREAT FOR 2 FAMILIES

NOT YOUR USUAL RENTAL PROPERTY! Charming country, wooded retreat on 3 acres in beautiful and historic Monterey. Privacy in house is perfect for mother/daughter or 2 family rental. Well-suited for kids of all ages. Air conditioning available.

ENTERING THIS LOVELY HOME WILL MAKE YOU SMILE!! Walk into a bright and airy multi-level home with cathedral ceilings, skylights, an open floor plan and views of the surrounding woods. It is very artistically decorated, sparkling clean, and stocked with.everything you need--linens, dishes, pots and pans, etc.. Lots of privacy between upstairs and downstairs levels makes the house perfect to have guests or for 2 families.

This is a 'child-friendly' home with lots of children's toys, games, books and videos. There are even Pak N Plays and booster seats/high chairs available for the little ones. Also have sides for toddlers sleeping in twin beds. The house comfortably sleeps up to 6 adults + children in 3 full BRs + convertible den with queen sleeper and 3 full baths, SEE CONFIGURATION OF HOUSE and more details by clicking on 'More Details' on lower left, corner of this box.

Walk to Lake Garfield's sandy town beach, staffed by a lifeguard, to fish, swim and socialize! Private tennis court is steps away. Nearby community dock for swimming and boating is private and available for your use.

You can walk to Monterey General Store for a cup of Joe and The New York Times, WSJ or Boston Globe; 10 minutes to Lee and Gt. Barrington's shops, restaurants,movies. Close to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Stockbridge, Lenox. Near working farms for fresh produce, great baked goods and animal-viewing.

This is a flashback to simpler times!!

Sorry, no pets due to allergies. (This house is perfect if you have animal allergies!!)

Owner will be nearby should you need any assistance or have any questions during your stay. A detailed house/area manual will be provided.



o Screened porch with dining/sitting areas

o Kitchen

o LR/DR combo with cathedral ceilings, sliding doors to deck

o Den or convertible 4th BR w.queen sleeper,large flat screen TV

o Full bath (tub/shower) with washer/dryer

o Expansive deck with dining table/lounge chairs/gas BBQ


o Bedroom #1- Master Bedroom

o Office with computer, printer, high speed-internet

o Full bath (tub/shower)

LOWER LEVEL (ground level)

o Queen BR #2

o 2 twin beds BR #3

o Den/TV room with Queen futon

o Full bath (tub/shower)

More Details

Dorene Beller
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Dorene Beller


Retired Banker

Dorene Beller purchased this house in 2005

Why Dorene Beller chose Berkshires

It has the feel of a wonderful and peaceful retreat. It reminds me of when I grew up in NYC and used to visit the country with my family--the look, the sounds, the simplicity! The house is so easy to maintain and provides a lot of privacy when my children and grandchildren visit.

That's me--with 2 of my grandkids--after walking down to The Monterey General Store for ice cream!

What makes this house unique

o Walk to beach and large swimming/boating lake

o Use of private tennis court within walking distance.

o Homeowner's Association also has private dock for swimming and boating

o Use of 2 kayaks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Believe the Pictures: A Very Special House.

We spent 5 wonderful weeks in this exceptional house. We loved the space , the well equipped kitchen, the deck for drinks in the evening, the music, the garden , the beautiful lake and the town of Monterey. All you need to do is pack and arrive. The owner left us a book with all the local attractions, restaurants, shopping etc. This is an owner who really wants you to love her home as she does. We loved the art in the house and all the warm touches that made us feel "at home". It was a joy to arrive and find the house so clean and welcoming, a bottle of wine on the dining table and the owner waiting to greet us. Every detail is taken care of. Just a note: loved all the beach chairs for concerts and evening lake sunsets. This house was meant to be filled with just makes you smile.
Jun 2013
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Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • o For stay of 2 weeks or more, there is no refund of deposit.
  • o Air conditioning will incur an extra charge, based on actual electrical usage, and $1000 security deposit. Arrange with landlord beforehand.
  • o Fee based or international calls will be deducted from security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level; Washer/dryer located behind closed area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
  • 3 full bathrooms with bathtubs, showers (and toilets, of course!)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master; Upper level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main level w. full bath; Queen bed; pocket doors for privacy
  • 3 full bedrooms PLUS den (convertible 4th bedroom) with very comfortable queen sleeper couch and bathroom. Also den in lower level has a queen futon and bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning, Outdoor play gym, kids toys and books, washer/dryer, outdoor gas barbecue, perennial flower garden, screened porch with seating and dining areas, fully stocked with linens, dishes, pots and pans, etc.


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 19 reviews

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House & Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a month for the past three summers. The landlord was both proactive and reactive, always anticipating what would make it more comfortable, and responding immediately for the smallest of problems. Great location, close to Lake Garfield, and near the local store and library. House makes entertaining easy and fun; nice deck, large dining room table, lots of room for visitors, well-equipped kitchen, tons of games, chairs for Tanglewood --- everything you might think of is right there. There is a lower level with 2 bedrooms, bath an living room which is very private. What we used as master bedroom was an open loft area. We have rented for many summers and this was by and far, the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. I will miss you and your family this summer. I hope you have some great travel adventures next summer and, perhaps, you might find the time to visit us in the Berkshires for a while!
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An ideal spot for a vacation in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

Dorene Beller's Berkshire retreat becomes your home away from home the moment you cross the threshold. It is a clean, warm and welcoming home that easily accommodates both children and adults. There are comfortable spaces (both inside and outside) to come together as a large group and enough room to also have private time. It is a big plus that the children's bedroom is on the lower level. With a baby monitor, we could put the small children to bed and continue adult conversation upstairs. The home was exactly as described and photographed.

The home is artfully decorated and everything you can possibly need is fresh and within easy reach. The kitchen is well appointed and an easy work space. Lake Garfield, the Monterey General Store and two supermarkets are nearby. We enjoyed swimming in the lake, hiking throughout the area, visiting museums and a concert at Tanglewood. Dorene provides a complete list of suggested activities and restaurants. She is also responsive to any problems or requests.

At the end of our stay in 2016, my whole family was planning our return trip to Dorene's home! I highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is such a sweet review! Thank u so much and looking forward to welcoming u back next summer.
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Tranquil, well located and beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in this beautiful home, located so close to our favorite Lake Garfield. The setting is very private and the open floor plan and generous deck make for a perfect summer getaway. The home was very clean and fully appointed. The owner is wonderful to work with and I can highly recommend this home for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. I truly want all of my renters to have a great experience and I take it personally. So I appreciate your sharing your positive experience.
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Beautiful getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a quiet getaway spot and this house was a perfect fit. The fireplace, comfy couch and peaceful surroundings were our favorite features. The home was spotless and well-maintained. Dorene was very accommodating and welcoming. We will definitely return to this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great Getaway-built/equipped for extended families

  • 5 of 5

You really don't need to bring anything except clothes. Everything else is provided - including linens and towels. The kitchen is small but very well equipped and Great Barrington (GB) has some excellent places to buy everything for great meals - Guido's was our favorite. Lots of places to eat out as well including some fine pizza from Baba Louie's in GB and Fratelli's in Otis.

The house is also fully equipped with everything you need for little ones. Our two toddler grandkids had puzzles, games, toys, books, the backyard slide and tons of beach toys to entertain them. There was even a high chair, booster seat and a potty seat. The house is also laid out well for groups of mixed age with three separate living areas and full baths on each floor. We had four generations there at one point and everyone had their own space. The community areas (deck and main floor great room) are perfect gathering places.

The town beach is close by and was perfect for kids of all ages. Lots of shady spots available, too. We also explored the local parks, the fish hatchery and several nearby farms and enjoyed a wonderful circus performance in GB. The village is tiny but has a good playground and a flock of resident ducks for entertainment. The General Store is expensive but convenient and does breakfast and lunch. The Roadside Cafe on Rt 23 toward GB is worth the drive just for their pancakes (the large is REALLY large).

In short, this is one of the best vacation houses we've ever rented. and it is unusually well appointed. It has AC but we never needed it. It always cooled off at night. In fact we needed blankets on several occasions.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The location of the house is central to everything. The quaint town of Monterey, as well as a life-guarded beach and lake, are a beautiful walk from the house. A short ride brings you to the towns of Great Barrington,Lee, Stockbridge, Otis and Becket. It is a short to drive to Jacobs Pillow, Tanglewood, Shakespeare, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

o All payments are non-refundable
o Security deposit $500 required or purchase of $1500 Damage Protection coverage for $59
o Sorry, no pets allowed due to allergies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.