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Beautiful Waterfront House Rental- Right on Lake Garfield

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Everyone says, 'WOW what a GREAT view' we have of the lake and we are only 40 feet from the water. Our home is well equipped and conducive to a comfortable stay. Enjoy our wrap around deck for relaxing or dining. The open airy living room/dining room combination with cathedral ceilings also features a full size wood fireplace for those cool summer evenings.

Stroll down to the lake to enjoy sunbathing or fishing from the large dock. Or canoe or kayak on the lake. The fishing is excellent and we have caught lake trout, large and small mouth bass.

The house is located on a quiet private road. It has a queen size bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in one guest room and 2 twin beds in the second guest room.

Minutes from Monument Mountain and the Appalachian Trail for great day hikes. And we are close to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and other cultural attractions as well as outlet shopping and other entertainment events.

Keywords: Lakefront,House,private,Tanglewood,Lake,Lake Garfield,Great Barrington, Berkshires, summer rental

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Mike Putrino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - One of which is downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms have a Queen sized bed 1 bedrooms has (2) twin beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
-Minutes away from Appalachian Trail -15 Minutes from Stockbridge and Tanglewood, summer theatres, outlet malls, down town Great Barrington, -20 minutes from Catamount Mountain (outdoor aerial adventure park with zip lines)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Waterfront House Rental- Right on Lake Garfield
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Just booked this beautiful home for my third straight summer for next July. My family and I love this home.

The porch is outrageous. Nothing like sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and looking at pristine Garfield Lake, which is a stones throw from the porch.

The back yard include a an excellent gas grill, a fire pit and your own dock for swimming or sunning. Kayaks , canoes and a rowboat are available. The lake is very shallow and beautiful.

The house is very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, but you might want to bring your own Keurig. There is air conditioning but at night the mountain breeze is delightful.

Monterey is a great, one horse town. The General Store is maybe a mile away with great baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, newspapers and groceries. A help yourself farm stand is 2 miles away and the wonderful Roadside Cafe is less than 10 minutes away.

Close to Great Barrington, Lee,Lenox and so many attractions. My serenity spot. Even my dog loves it!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trumbull, Ct, USA

Lovely view.

  • 3 of 5

I've been renting on Garfield for three years and on another lake nearby for 30 years. I thought that the cottage was in a nice location and had a great porch with a lovely view. The negatives are, it is small so don't try to have a bunch of guests. The kitchen table seats four. You CAN get a few more at the nice table on the porch. Technically, there are two bathrooms but the second bathroom is in the basement level, which is unfinished and kind of a mess. I let my husband use it occasionally. No one could sleep down there, very musty, too. Not finished. It COULd be nice if the owner decides to fix it up. It was great that there were kayaks there and a couple of canoes. However, maybe it's just 2016, BUT no one has mentioned in the reviews how icky the water is from the shore and the dock. So bad that I went in it only twice and my husband refused to go in at all. We went to the little public beach instead, which was very nice. But a big part of why we rent on the lake is so we can not just look at it but use it right from the cottage. That was a huge disappointment for us. I think that the quiet cove that the house is on may be a contributing factor in the milfoil, weeds and muck all over. Not only that but there is a weird tarp staked down in the water that feels like a spongy trampoline under your feet. I've never experienced anything like it before. The property is well maintained, although my daughter told me her room wasn't dusted at all, so she did it when we got there. Monterey is a great little town, the lake is pretty, the bedrooms were small but fine and people are very friendly. Nice neighbor, too. I think it would depend on what you are looking for. I've rented so many years that I have certain expectations: I want a larger table to eat at, maybe a half bath if not two full baths, and most of all, a nice clean lake to seem in. If you are a small group and don't mind driving over to the public beach, it's fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here with our son, daughter-in-law and twin 7-year old grandsons. The house is clean, well cared-for and comfortable. Lots of windows with good ventilation and natural light. The front porch has a nice roof overhang that makes it a great place for al fresco meals or games or hanging out in wet weather. Beds are comfy. Having 2 bathrooms is a plus with that many people in the house. Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Kitchen is in good shape, with a fridge, range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and Mr. Coffee that takes ground coffee. (Don't expect to use your K-cups.) Washer and dryer in the basement. There is a TV and a satellite dish, but there was no signal while we were there. As a backup, there are a ton of DVDs for movies.

Lake Garfield is beautiful. Not very deep. Has a fair amount of bottom vegetation - but pretty good fishing and wonderful for boating - kayaks to powerboats. In front of this property, the lake is shallow and doesn't lend itself to diving or jumping off the dock. But the dock is a great place to sit and enjoy morning coffee.

There are two canoes and, I think, 3 kayaks. (We brought our own kayaks.) There's also a small aluminum rowboat that would be a good fishing platform.

There is a nice 4 burner gas grill and a firepit. Make sure to pick up dry firewood at the Monterey General Store downtown on the way to the place. DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD FROM OUT OF STATE. Massachusetts does not want you to accidentally import the invasive Emerald Ash Borer with firewood you bring from home!

I'm told AT&T phones work OK here. We have Verizon. Service at 1 bar is sporadic - and forget about 4G ... BUT isn't that why you go on vacation? to get AWAY from the darned thing?

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity Now

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with my family and my dog at this beautiful lakeside home. We have been renting in the area for many years. This was the best by far.

The house is right on Lake Garfield. There is a dock for boating and swimming and it's a great place to take a swim. The house is on a quiet cove on the lake. Great spot to fish or bird watching.

The porch is outrageous. What a pleasure to go outside in the morning and enjoy the lake views and watch the birds at the many feeders. The perfect spot for coffee. We also used the gas grill often and loved having a fire pit.

The inside was very clean and comfortable. The beds were fine and the air conditioning was a big plus. The kitchen is fully stocked.

The location is excellent. Maybe a mile to town and the general store with it's delicious baked goods.

A short drive to Great Barrington, Lenox and Lee. Many good restaurants in the area and plenty of places to enjoy nature.

We loved this house and I will gladly rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely waterfront house on gorgeous lake

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the charm of this lovely house right on Lake Garfield. The new blonde pine panelling was not only bright and clean, but it permeated the house with the lovely aroma of pine. The living room/kitchen area boasted windows on 3 sides giving glorious views of the lake. The house is clean and decorated in a cozy fashion, and the large deck was a joy early in the morning for that first cup of tea and throughout the day in either shade or sun. There were many bird feeders hanging on the porch and trees and we saw a great many birds. Lake Garfield is very beautiful and my family used the 2 kayaks and the canoe to explore it. This part of the lake is in a 5-mile an hour, no wake zone and was quiet and beautiful even when the lake was busier with boats. There is a beach directly across the lake from the house for swimming. The owner is very pleasant and he called after we had settled in to make sure that we had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay at this house and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westfield, MA

Lake Garfield - GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week of fishing, bird watching, peace and quiet in this comfortable home right on the water! We loved the covered deck to "kick back" and watch the world go by. We explored Great Barrington and other areas in the Berkshires. We plan a return trip next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

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Season 1
Jun 1 - Jun 29
7 night minimum stay
Season 2
Jun 30 - Sep 7
7 night minimum stay
Season 3
Sep 8 - Sep 28
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Cleaning/maintenance $175
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