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Family-friendly in the Berkshires

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4-bedroom, 1.5 Bath Sleeps 6 adults + 2 cribs

4-bedroom, 1.5 bath home located in the heart of southern berkshire county. 2 miles to Butternut Ski Resort, 4 miles to the town beach (great for little kids), and 5 miles to Gt. Barrington for great restaurants. The farm table kitchen invites guests to linger over meals. The rocking chair front porch is perfect for relaxing. Guests can easily access all that the Berkshires has to offer including: Tanglewood, Berkshire Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Norman Rockwell Museum, and many other cultural attractions. Monterey is the perfect jumping off point for hikers and cyclists.

Kathy Coyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Swiss German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Kathy Coyle

If we could live in our home year-round we would but we live in Lucerne, Switzerland. We travel back to enjoy the house and its beautiful surroundings as often as we can but we also enjoy sharing our home with others who will appreciate its beauty and simplicity.

Kathy Coyle purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy,

We can't thank you enough for sharing with us your incredible home -- the most ideal haven for any and all families! We couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect place to enjoy each other and nature ... complete with more toys and books than can even be counted!!! It was truly a pleasure from start to finish and the kids haven't stopped talking about it since we left. We hope to make it an annual adventure!

Thank you for your amazing attention to detail and thoughtfulness, for opening your home to all of us, and for introducing us to the treasure that is Monterey!

Hopefully everything was found in good order. We left a few items in the fridge and freezer that would be good for quite a while, assuming there might be more renters after us. (if we goofed there and you now just have more to throw away the next time you arrive, I sincerely apologize!) Also, the buckets, shovels, etc were brought up from the downstairs to take to the beach and left on the cutting block in the kitchen. And finally, I *hope* we got all the toys back in their proper, corresponding containers! You have inspired my sister-in-law and I to better organize our toy collections :-)

Thank you again -- to you and to your family. We all send our deepest appreciation and are already looking forward to next summer!

All my best,

Aug 2013
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Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 2 bathrooms-1 half bath downstairs and 1 full bath with tub and shower upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , full bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • 4 bedrooms-3 full beds, 1 twin bed, and 2 cribs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Family-friendly in the Berkshires
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Comfy home!

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I & 4 of our friends had a very pleasant stay. It's comfortable, simple & very clean. All the basic stuff is there. Kathy responded to my emails at no time. She emailed me suggestions of things to do, places to eat in the area. And also a list of things about the house which is a good thing to give to the renters.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay & we would go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious family home, well equipped kitchen. Needed overhead fans. Beds uncomfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely back & front yards, nice bbq & firepit. Located on main road.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queens, NY

A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in October 2015 with my wife and 15mo old. The house was perfect. A well organized, clean and comfy home. Very toddler friendly. There was a safety gate at the bottom of the stairs, tons of cool toys (for children young and old) to play with, and chipmunks galore! We had a blast sitting on the porch and watching the chipmunks go about their business. A great way to spend morning coffee time. Speaking of, coffee maker is a keurig, so we bought a 2-pack of reusable keurig pods to sample the local beans during our stay. We left one behind for others to use, but if it's no longer there you can easily get one in town.

The Berkshires are amazing. We really enjoyed exploring the nearby towns. The drives were stunning and worthwhile, and every Main Street we came across had something different to offer. (The Norman Rockwell museum is a must).

A+ vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my family coming to the berkshires for a wedding. Plenty of space and toys for my 4 young children to play with. Convenient location!

Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for a getaway! Incredibly kid friendly! Only complaint was the beds were not very comfortable. Other than that this home offered every amenity and more we could want away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven


  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 nights in May to participate in local marathon. House was perfect for 2 families with young kids. The place is very well stocked with toys, games, books and movies. Everything worked well, the kitchen is well stocked and the yard is perfect for grilling. some minor drawbacks: only 1 full bathroom with shower, no WIFI or cell reception on some carriers. Would definitely come again

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Prairie Whale
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Egremont Country Club or Wyantenuk
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Koi Chinese
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Butternut Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Monterey Town Beach
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are known for the cultural abundance as well as several nice restaurants. Our house is located within 20 minutes to the following venues: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival and more. The Appalachian Trail is within walking distance of the house. The Berkshires are also offer many hiking and biking trails to enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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