|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Furnished home with a fully equipped kitchen and pure well water. The home has Solar power. This home overlooks Mount Toby and is a short distance to the Book Mill, a Hidden Gem with Books and Beer as quoted by the Boston Globe. Beautiful landscaping. The home is fully furnished including linens and full kitchen supplies. The owner provides lawn maintenance and snow removal in the parking area. The home is located 20 - 25 minutes from the five colleges in the area. Additional attractions an abundance of restaurants, at all price levels, in the area as well as all the cultural offerings at the Five Colleges.. The well known Farley Rock Climbing spot is 15 minutes away and the Berkshire East ski and summer resort is 40 minutes away.
Retired Professor and Retired Social Worker spouse. New Yorkers and New Jersey residents originally and currently Brookline MA residents.
Stanley Habib purchased this house in 1990
Got to know this magnificent area through our daughter and decided to have a second home here.
Guests typically find the home suitable for stays for just plain relaxation, enjoying the magnificent view and area and taking advantage of the numerous recreational, cultural and dining facilities in this five college area. It is a great place to stay if attending a graduation, picking up or delivering your student to the five college area. Often weddings are held nearby so family members stay to either prepare for the wedding or to attend the wedding. In addition many visit family members or are planning family reunions in the area and chose to stay at our welcoming home.
The home rests in a very quiet and peaceful setting. We enjoyed morning coffee/breakfast on the deck and dining room table, overlooking the beautiful yard and scenery. It was exactly what we needed for our time away. And as somebody else pointed out, there is a swing in the living room and I did try it out! Thank you Miriam and Stanley!!
First of all, I’d like to point out something that none of the other reviewers have so far: THERE IS A SWING IN THE LIVING ROOM. I did not use it, because I am enormous, but if not having a swing in the living room is a deal-breaker for you, look no further!
The house is isolated and quiet. The vibe of the house is very 1971, but it has all modern conveniences like wifi, a stereo, central heat, etc. ( and check out that giant solar panel ) The southern side of the house has a GORGEOUS view of the mountains.
I stayed there for three days for my annual “enjoy autumn with all my old UMass friends” trip, but I’d like to bring my family there in the summertime for a week if possible.
Mr. Habib was very quick in responding to my questions. I felt very welcomed.
We enjoyed our stay at the Montague property. It was a quiet and peaceful setting, yet still very convenient to the Five Colleges area. The house itself was charming and the overall impression was very warm and welcoming.
We rented this property for 2 weeks during summer of 2016 and the rental was very much as advertised. It is a comfortable home with all of the essentials. The hosts were generous, inviting us to pick veggies from their garden and seemed concerned that everything was up to specs. Their information regarding the property and operational details were complete. I have dated familiarity with the pioneer valley so it was wonderful getting back into the feel of western MA. This house provided us with an excellent starting point to visit local farmers markets, food coops, restaurants as well as hiking, biking and swimming. All were within 30 minutes of this property. Several of my cycling adventures started from the house. A trip to Tanglewood topped off our visit. The house looks as though it would be comfortable for 3-4 (we were but 2). Our regret was that we did not spend more time at the house enjoying the garden, the view, and the peace. Dinner and lunch on the deck with a great view of Mt Toby should be part of your visit.
Our thanks to the owners.
Modest, but complete accommodations. Found all that needed to make stay comfortable. Gorgeous view.
My daughter and I stayed at this family home for her graduation week-end. The house was clean and amply provided for with linens, seating, beds, bathrooms and kitchen items to make my daughter and I, and several family members and close kin who visited us for meals through out the week-end, very comfortable. The home is simple and spare, but comfortable. For those wanting a host who is very helpful but who also grants privacy and allows guests to have a sense of independence in taking care of themselves, this is the perfect rental. For those who love nature, walks in the country, a quiet location and a view that is all embracing, including stars at night and hills and meadows - this is your place! A lovely stay, attentive hosts if any needs arose and a great location. Thank you!
Huge amount of entertainment and restaurant opportunities since located in the Five College Area.And area towns of Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton.
Recall No Pets and No Smoking permitted. Please leave home in condition it was found. Rental includes all utilities and linens are provided. Fresh pure well water is available and is used.