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Berkshires38 Wooded Acres, Jacuzzi, Woodstove, Wireless, Lake Frontage

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths (shower jets, whirlpool tub), comfortably sleeps 5

More info & photos:

Charming house with the feeling of a cottage yet with modern appliances and conveniences, set on a knoll with adjacent cathedral-like pine forest.

** Stone fireplace, woodstove, beautiful kitchen with modern appliances (gas stove, microwave, refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, dishwasher, breadmaker, crockpot, blender, etc.)

** Cathedral-ceiling living area, full screened porch, 2nd-story deck, pantry/utility room with washer & dryer

** Bose sound system, 50 inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, DVD, VCR, collection of movies & exercise tapes, high-speed wireless Internet (DSL), PlayStation with DDR

** Kid's corner, books/games/puzzles/toys, outdoor swings and swing-chair for two, two car sheds, two bicycles and helmets, fresh organic blueberries and raspberries in season

** Air conditioning in master bedroom

** Piano

** Guitar

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Karl Finger
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Bulgarian (some!)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , lots of body jets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lots of body jets
  • Both bathrooms have lots of body jets. Upstairs bath has jacuzzi jets in the tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sealy TempurPedic; air conditioner
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , excellent couch to double futon in living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The house comfortably sleeps 6 (plus 2): There is a very comfortable double futon in the Living Room..
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
** Outdoor grill with an extra propane tank. ** air conditioning in master bedroom ** Private lawn behind house and lots of private woods, stream, mountainside for hiking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Berkshires38 Wooded Acres, Jacuzzi, Woodstove, Wireless, Lake Frontage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

comfy and private

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and comfortable. Karl was very helpful navigating the property and making himself available in the event we needed anything.

The property is very private and Lake Garfield is peaceful and relaxing! The area offers many outdoor activities and delicious dining options or choose to stay put enjoying all the amenities the cabin has to offer.

Looking forward to another visit soon!

Thank you Karl!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing get-away

  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to have a peaceful winter break and we certainly found it with this cabin. It was charming and comfortable. We enjoyed being in the woods with a short walk to the lake. The master bedroom was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Karl, the host, made himself accessible and came up to meet us. He was a great host. As it was winter, we kept the wood-burning stove going, which added to the charm and comfort. The cabin was stocked with all of the basics you could need. Overall, we had a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lake weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great access to the lake. There is a dock just a short five minute walk down the road that you can relax on and swim off of. Bring some floaties and you can just float in the water all day. Perfect for swimming. If you have little kids, the beach nearby might be better. But the dock was perfect for my friends and I to sit and relax all day. We loved it. The house was clean and nice and had everything we needed. Karl was very helpful.

The house can be a little hard to find at night in the dark, so make sure to follow the directions Karl emails you. The GPS might lead you astray.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean Property, Wonderfully Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

this was the perfect, easy getaway for my husband, 22-month-old, and I. the house has everything you need, especially if you like to cook as much as we do, and karl couldn't have been more accommodating, even though he was miles away while we were there. he called and gave me the run down before our arrival, and told me to call whenever i needed. the home phone was not working, and we didn't have reception on our cells, but we relished in disconnecting for 5 days. plus, the area seems very friendly, and the neighbors weren't too far (tho the property is very private) in case of emergencies. most of the time, we read our books in the back yard and listened to the trees in the wind. i can't wait to go back! VERY comfortable king-sized bed to boot…and lots of great, vintage children's books and movies for those who have kids…cozy cottage living!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Retreat from the City

  • 4 of 5

We have rented this property twice in recent years. It is a lovely, well maintained, spacious home. We love the fireplace and the master suite. The only bummer is that there is now AT&T cell service. I loved that everyone had to be off the grid - together! Not many places left to get away from technology. Certainly no fault of Karl or the property of course. Karl is also always up to date on the cultural goings-on nearby. It's fun to have a local's knowledge of where to hear great live music.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic charm with modern amenities and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time at this house! It’s clean and very comfortable, with a good kitchen and bathroom equipment, a nice Tempur-Pedic bed in the master bedroom (you can even heat the mattress during cold nights, which is a wonder if you have rheumatism like me), an efficient wood-stove in the living-room and even a piano for music lovers. There is a lovely lawn behind the house where both our cat and dog had fun all day long, as well as a balcony on the second floor where I loved sipping my morning tea in the morning sun.

Most of all, it’s located right in the middle of the woods and very close to Lake Garfield, so we completely disconnected from urban stress during the week we stayed there, while also enjoying gourmet shopping at Monterey General Store or having nice little rides in the Berkshires. The owner, Karl, is very professional and hospitable. He had us promise we would come back in the Winter, and it will be hard not to.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter-Spring 2017
Feb 28 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage (Oct 2017)
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring 2017-2018
Oct 31 2017 - May 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Holiday Weekend Rates (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc.) are slightly higher.
There is a $100 minimum cleaning fee per rental.
Utilities (heat and electricity) are not included.
Unlike other rentals, where the owner lives far away or uses a management service, we live just down the road, so we can pop over at a moment's notice if you need assistance or have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hartford and Albany, approx:
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
(eg, were 7 Sushi Restaurants in Great Barrington)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
2 nearby Ski Areas: Butternut and Otis, BOTH
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Monterey Town Beach (private frontage right here)

Lake Garfield is one of the best lakes in the area. There is private frontage with boat dock and raft for boating, swimming, and fishing; or, the town beach is an easy walk (1.2 mi). Four minutes to Monterey's center (great General Store, evening concerts, library, etc.). Close to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival, Movie Theaters, Stockbridge, Lenox, Norman Rockwell Museum, etc. Majestically peaceful location: pine forest, streams, 40 acres---perfect for hiking and walking. Beautiful fall foliage; winter skiing and snowshoeing; air conditioning in master bedroom.

Other Activities: Much theater, concerts, clubs (& concerts in Monterey)


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