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Dramatic Architect-Designed Water-Front Home on Lake Garfield

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Welcome to Moore Cottage and our breathtaking view of gorgeous Lake Garfield!

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Charming, sunny and airy three-story home on beautiful Lake Garfield. Open loft-like space provides a unique 'tree-house' experience. House comes fully furnished and includes satellite TV as well as use of solo kayak and two-seater canoe.

Guests enjoy south-facing lake access, and enjoy all-day sunbathing on 30-foot dock. Naturally wooded environment with hundred-year old hemlocks, mountain laurel and other native species, provides privacy and contributes to no-weed swimming.

Property features two outdoor decks for lounging or watching sunsets. Enjoy al fresco dining on upper deck with an outdoor refrigerator, charcoal barbecue grill, table, chairs and umbrella. On chilly Berkshire evenings, relax next to the home's wood-burning fireplace, located in the living room. House is close to the Monterey sandy and lifeguarded town beach, popular with families, as well as the beloved general store, which serves breakfast and lunch and provides free wireless Internet access.

Just a short 15-minute drive away take advantage of fabulous restaurants and shopping in Great Barrington and other picturesque communities, including Housatonic, Lee (location of Prime Outlets), Lenox and Stockbridge.

In addition to the master bedroom with queen-size bed there are two bunk rooms each with a twin-size bed as well as a full-size, pull-out futon bed in the living room area. The property's 'house book' describes local attractions, activities and eateries. Click on website link for more photos and information.

Keywords: House, cottage, lakefront home, Lake Garfield, Berkshires, Monterey

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One pet may be allowed with owner's permission; additional non-refundable pet fee is required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    pull-out futon...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    platform-style bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    platform-style bed...moreless

  • Queen size bed (1) located in large master bedroom on third (top) floor; twin size platform beds (2) located on third (top) floor in two small, separate bunk rooms; full size sleep sofa/futon (1) located on second (middle floor) in living room, adjacent to (1) bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom includes brand-new (2013) glassed-in/tiled shower (replaces small tub/shower combo)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rental includes use of canoe, solo kayak and Sunfish sailboat.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Living room area includes built-in floor-ceiling book shelves with hard-cover and paper-back books, including a variety of children's books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    40-inch flat-screen TV mounted over living room fireplace; portable TV with VCR...moreless

  • Toys:

    Water/beach toys for young children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Assorted children's videos...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Gorgeous southern exposure/views of wooded lakefront across from Moore Cottage...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway can accomodate three or four cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land line as well as AT & T cell phone service ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Assorted beach towels...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Located in living room; renters purchase own wood/kindling....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker and French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Country kitchen/dining area combo features lake view...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Boat:

    One solo kayak and one two-person canoe...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks: one connected to house (one flight below lowest level); one at lakefront (reached by set of outdoor steps)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One solo kayak and one two-seater Gruman aluminum canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very wooded, very private (cannot see neighbors)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal-fired...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Assorted life jackets; floats, children's beach toys...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
May 29 - Jun 26, 2015
2 night min stay
$225
Summer Season
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750
Fall Season
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Dep. $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We rent Saturday to Saturday. Arrival is 2 pm or later and check-out is 10 am.

Pets will be considered and, if approved, a minimum pet fee of $100/pet (levied on stays of 2 - 7 nights; $100/pet/week for multiple-week stays) is required.

Three-night minimum stay (@$225.00/night) required for Columbus Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, 10/9, 10 and 11, 2015)

Payment in full (by check, money order or PayPal) is due upon signing of contract.


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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monterey General Store (and cafe)

Car: Necessary

The Berkshires have been a popular vacation destination since the Gilded Age, when 19th century 'cottages' (i.e., mansions) were built as second homes by wealthy East Coast families. It's an area rich in history, culture and recreational opportunities for the whole family.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: Lakefront property was purchased in 1980 and house was designed by owners (AIA architect) and completed in 1983.

Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
We fell in love with Lake Garfield and the Berkshires. It's so easy to get to Moore Cottage from both New York and Boston. And Berkshire County is an amazingly rich area, historically, culturally and recreationally.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Moore Cottage is close to many cultural activities, including Jacob's Pillow, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Tanglewood. It's fifteen minutes from Great Barrington and Lee; 20-25 minutes from Stockbridge and Lenox, all of which offer fine (and ethnic) dining, interesting shops and boutiques and great opportunities for hiking (including access to the Appalachian Trail in Monterey and Tyringham), walking, boating and fishing.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Moore Cottage and our breathtaking view of gorgeous Lake Garfield!

    Welcome to Moore Cottage and our breathtaking view of gorgeous Lake Garfield!

  • View from stone path to upper/lower decks and lake, dogwood in bloom

    View from stone path to upper/lower decks and lake, dogwood in bloom

  • Back view of house, facing south (lake)

    Back view of house, facing south (lake)

  • Steps from upper deck to lower deck and lake

    Steps from upper deck to lower deck and lake

  • Cozy living room; futon sofa converts to full-size bed (faces fireplace & TV)

    Cozy living room; futon sofa converts to full-size bed (faces fireplace & TV)

  • The property is wooded and very private; al fresco dining area on upper deck

    The property is wooded and very private; al fresco dining area on upper deck

  • Adirondack-chair seating on lower deck (facing lake), adjacent to steps

    Adirondack-chair seating on lower deck (facing lake), adjacent to steps

  • View of efficient country kitchen

    View of efficient country kitchen

  • Third (top) floor master bedroom w/queen-size bed; lake and woods (shown) views

    Third (top) floor master bedroom w/queen-size bed; lake and woods (shown) views

  • New bi-fold privacy doors added to each bunkroom in 2013

    New bi-fold privacy doors added to each bunkroom in 2013

  • Monterey public town beach at far west end of lake, 5 minute drive from cottage

    Monterey public town beach at far west end of lake, 5 minute drive from cottage

  • Lake view (looking west) after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall

    Lake view (looking west) after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall

  • Moore Cottage is a unique, three-story, south-facing, lakefront 'tree house'

    Moore Cottage is a unique, three-story, south-facing, lakefront 'tree house'

  • Thirty-foot lakefront dock allows easy access for weed-free swimming & boating

    Thirty-foot lakefront dock allows easy access for weed-free swimming & boating

  • Picture yourself here: view of lake from upper deck

    Picture yourself here: view of lake from upper deck

  • Long view from the water of south (rear) side of house

    Long view from the water of south (rear) side of house

  • Wood-burning living room fireplace and flat-screen TV (facing futon sofa)

    Wood-burning living room fireplace and flat-screen TV (facing futon sofa)

  • Sunset view of Lake Garfield from upper deck

    Sunset view of Lake Garfield from upper deck

  • Autum view of lake from lower deck

    Autum view of lake from lower deck

  • Lower level dining area (adjacent to kitchen) with view of lake

    Lower level dining area (adjacent to kitchen) with view of lake

  • One of two mirror-image small bunk rooms each with twin platform bed and storage

    One of two mirror-image small bunk rooms each with twin platform bed and storage

  • Our neighbors include ducks and herons and, of course, fish!

    Our neighbors include ducks and herons and, of course, fish!

  • Lake view after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall and dock removed

    Lake view after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall and dock removed

  • Lake view (looking east) after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall

    Lake view (looking east) after Lake Garfield is lowered in fall

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Speaks: english, french, italian
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