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Richard A. DeMartino

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Rental on Lake Garfield

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Monterey House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom Lakefront in the Heart of the Berkshires

Cozy waterfront 4 bedroom home is located on a large piece of property in the lovely town of Monterey, MA. Full access to Lake Garfield and all the treasures of the Berkshires. It is fully furnished and perfect for your wonderful vacation.

Accommodations include 3 Baths (Sleeps 8), with 2 decks, 2 docks (can moor large speedboats). We are right on the water so you are only a few steps from relaxing in a chair on the dock, taking a kayak for a trip down this 3 1/2 mile lake, fish from the aluminum rowboat.Bocce and badminton have been family favorites for years on the lawn. On cool evenings enjoy a fire in the open hearth woodstove. The kitchen is fully equipped with a commercial grade stove and has ample cabinet and counter space. Lots of lake views from the many windows in bedrooms and open living areas.

The master bedroom has it's own bathroom. Two guest/family bedrooms (one with queen bed and one with double bed) and 2 bathroom is on the main level. A bunk room is a delightful addition for 2 children.

The 2 large dock has room for sunbathing, swimming, boating access and fishing.

A paddleboat ,2 kayaks and rowboat come with the house.

Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow, four star dining, Lee outlet shopping, and other cultural and entertainment events abound.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Richard A. DeMartino (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Richard A. DeMartino

This is the home of the original owners of this fabulous retreat.

Richard A. DeMartino purchased this house in 1963

Why Richard A. DeMartino chose Berkshires

This is the third year renting our family vacation home. Our parents originally purchased the lake front lots on Lake Garfield in 1963. We built this fantastic home to spend all four seasons with all the activities a lake in the heart of the Berkshires has to offer. Swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, hiking, golfing and relaxing are among the activities you can enjoy. The cultural opportunities are second to none with Tanglewood within a half hour drive.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of opportunities for a couple or a large family to enjoy life in the Berkshires!!


based on 4 traveler reviews

Waterfront Rental on Lake Garfield
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Lovely & Well Maintained

  • 4 of 5

Spent a nice two week stay at this lovely nicely maintained and well equipped . Great location, close to trails for hiking, nice beach nearby for the little ones who want to play in the sand, interesting shops and restaurants. And of course lots of fun on the lake, boating, swimming and fishing. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax. Would visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! We really enjoy being able to share our home with guests each year.
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white plains, ny

return visit

  • 5 of 5

just got back from my 2nd long weekend at this lovely rustic home. i visited, again with my sister, brother in law, 2 other couples and my very best canine companion. we love the easy lake access, the comfy decor, the amazing photo-ops the lake has to offer from early morning till evening and for my favorite dog, the thrill of chasing chipmunks. i hope to do a three-peat the same time next year :) there is so much more of the berkshires that we want to explore.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Manny! Glad you had such a good time!!
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Wonderful Berkshire Lake Home in the Fall

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time with great weather in late September as fall colors were just beginning with 2 other couples and my sister in law. The home is perfectly situated on Lake Monterrey with gorgeous lake views and of the surrounding woods. It feels quite secluded yet still within a very short drive to Barrington and so many other Berkshire points of interest and activities whether they be cultural, recreational, shopping, or otherwise. The best of the Berkshires was easy to visit during our stay with a warm, comfortable, inviting, and scenic place to unwind and relax with our good friends when back at the lake.

The property description indicated is spot on regarding location and amenities. The photos are representative of this property and it is well maintained. The owner was accessible at all times, a pleasure to speak and correspond with, and addressed all important matters prior to our arrival and after our departure. This is a unique property lovingly constructed by the owner’s family members over a period of many years and reflects this warmth and charm. We thoroughly enjoyed the rustic character of the home in this much wooded lakeside setting. We were very pleased with the kitchen and ample space to spread out, whether in the living room and dining room area, or on the many docks and decks this home affords. We particularly enjoyed waking up and seeing the lake each morning. Simply being on the lake everyday and only steps away was worth our visit. Of course we used and enjoyed the kayaks and pedal boat every day both early and late. We had a very enjoyable stay in this home and would not hesitate to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, N.Y.

Fourth of July Visitor

  • 5 of 5

We used this property over the week after the 4th of July and had a fabulous time. The house is ideally situated on the lake with 2 docks to use. The bedrooms were cozy and private and the kids LOVED the bunk room. The kitchen was terrific for cooking and we used the huge gas grill outside a lot. It would be a good upgrade to get internet access but we used the General Store for wi fi. We will absolutely look to rent this property again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!. We try to be family friendly and take great pride in the lakefront opportunities that are available from the house.We will have wi fi for the 2014 summer season.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Great Barrington Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Egremont Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Roadside Cafe
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Butternut Basin
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Lake Garfield Lakefront
Car: recommended

National fish hatchery within 5 miles

Tanglewood, Lee Shopping Outlets


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Sep 11 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay

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Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Full tub and 2 Showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Master Bathroom Attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Great View of the Lake
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On the main floor of the house for easy access
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , A total of 4 can sleep in the bunk room on 2 bunk beds.
  • 3 Bedrooms with Queen Sized Beds and a Bunk Room for the Kids (Total 4 Bedrooms)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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