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Beautiful Historical Monterey, Berkshire Property on 16 Acres

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Last updated: 01/06/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This pre-revolutionary war house was built in 1739. With its 15 plus acres of land, with 2 acres of clear lawn, and hundreds of acres of woods surrounding, it is a private, quiet retreat.

The house is a half mile from a beautiful lake (Lake Garfield), with swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The fall season in the Berkshires is particularly spectacular with reds, oranges and yellows coloring the landscape and crisp cool weather.

The house has 3 large working fireplaces, 2 full updated bathrooms with large claw foot tubs. All the bedrooms are air conditioned and all rooms have screened in windows.

There is a large dinning room for meals, two small office/studies and two living room sitting areas. The kitchen has a new stove and microwave and toaster oven.

The solarium off the kitchen is perfect for eating and watching the birds, wild turkeys, deer and trees. Surrounded by sugar maples, birch, pine and beech, the fall leaves are also spectacular. Seating for 6-8 in comfort.

The house is a perfect retreat, near all the activities in the Berkshires. Less then 3 hours from New York and 2 hours from Boston, it is very accessible.

The two French doors open onto the large stone patio overlooking the back yard.

There are walking trails, biking, museums, theater, music and dance within 15 minutes, as well as wonderful restaurants, galleries and antiques.

It is a pre revolutionary war house with the charm of very old new England houses. It was once a garrison house on the Albany Boston Post road. It is a wonderful place to relax, with multiple sitting areas inside and outside.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Many children have been at the house over the years. It is an old house, with wooded areas, so one needs to be thoughtful about insects. It is not child proof (electric sockets etc)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    dogs may be allowed with an extra security and cleaning fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Queen bedroom, dresser, air conditioner...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom, two dressers, air conditioner...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    One double bed, dresser, dressing table, & air conditioner...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    An extra small room with twin bed & window fan...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), New queen size bed (1), queen futon in second living room downstairs, twin bed upstairs...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Claw foot tub, with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs: toilet, tub

    Hand held shower fixture...moreless

  • Bathrooms are both equipped with sinks, tubs. One with a standing shower and one with hand held....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This house built in 1739 or 1741 depending on who you ask. It has 3 working fireplaces, attached solarium for eating, a/c in all bedrooms, large stone porch, 2 acres cleared and 100's of acres of woods surrounding the property. There are two studies/offices, two large sitting areas, plus dining room. The property is a half mile from beautiful Lake Garfield with a beach with a lifeguard. We are located on a graded dirt road with very few houses close. It is very quiet, private and isolated but accessible....moreless


  • Books:

    Books available in living and small study. With Wireless you can access Kindle books as well...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    this is croquet, badmitton, as well as some things for young children to play with in the yard....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is a flat screen TV in the master bedroom. There is also a DVD in that room. Wireless service is best for netflix, or other TV service. TV is best for DVD's...moreless

  • Television:

    Yes, for dvd playing. There is a Roku device for streaming netflix and tv shows thru the internet on the tv. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Many children's toys and books are available in small study off living room....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    there are some videos available for viewing....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Round dinning table for 6-8 with fireplace...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All 3 main bedrooms have new A/C units in windows...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Utility room next to kitchen...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    3 fireplaces downstairs...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Kayaks and canoe available for use, as is badminton, and other children's games and books....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    USA and Canada are free long distance. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is 15 yards from house with parking in front of it. There is also parking directly across from the house....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    The house has satellite service for ethernet or wireless internet throughout the house. The TV is also equipped with a Roku device for streaming of movies and TV shows...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Each room has linens, blankets and towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Double L shaped living room with 3 couches and 2 fireplaces. Selection of books in cabinet in living room. Toys and books for children as well as videos....moreless

  • Parking:

    parking both across from the house, on the side and down at the garage is available for up to 5 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is available for cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phones are located throughout house. No cell phone service at house. If your cell phone has wireless you can possibly connect it thru the wireless server for service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    In Utility room next to kitchen, with supplies...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    There are 3 working fireplaces with dampers. Duraflame logs are required for clean burning. Only one log at a time can be used in a fireplace....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    New stove, microwave and toaster oven. Solarium attached to kitchen, with seating for 6 to 8. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    full size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is stocked with supplies and paper products....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    stove is 4 burners with griddle area in middle. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large stone patio in back of house. French doors open onto the stone deck from the living room. Chairs and umbrellas available. Covered front porch with chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single kayaks and 1 large canoe...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    there is a 300 square foot screened in porch being finished this spring beautifully furnished for sitting and eating, as well as solarium off the kitchen and large back patio off living room...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Over 2 acres is landscaped and cleared surrounded by maple, pine and birch woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small outdoor grill for barbeque...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing is nearby, Butternut, Catamount and Otis. Equipment not provided....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts are available within a few miles of the house....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life vests provided....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 12 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,400 $7,000

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Included


Renters are expected to use the transfer station (garbage). Arrangements with the caretaker of the property for garbage disposal can be made. If the caretaker removes garbage there will be a $50 per week charge. Cleaning fees and taxes are now included in the rental fee except if there is a dog.. Rentals for over two weeks, an additional cleaning service will be required of renters.

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Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Aiport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Prarie Whale
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
many close by
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many close by
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Garfield

Car: Necessary

The property is near Tanglewood (9 miles),Jacob's pillow, Berkshire theater. Williams College and MASSMOCA is one hour away. Close to shopping, antiques, galleries and all the Berkshire's offers while also being quiet and private. Half mile walk to Lake Garfield. The town of Monterey has a wonderful general store, post office and library.

The house is surrounded by a forest of 100 year old sugar maples birch and beech trees which are particularly wonderful during the fall when the leaves are changing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: Abbot Bronstein and Carol Ladewig We have been coming to the Berkshires for over 30 years. My parents bought this house as a retreat from New York on the weekend and summers. It is a serene setting in a small lovely town. Although we now live in the San Francisco Bay Area we return as often as possible to Monterey.

Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
The Berkshires remains one of the most stimulating, beautiful areas in the east. Near New York and Boston but far enough away as well. Skiing in the winter, fall leaves, lakes and hiking all year round. Home of Boston Symphony in the summer, Shakespeare and Co.,Jacobs Pillow Dance, you are in the midst of cultural events and beautiful rural New England.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This pre revoultionary war house with 3 fireplaces is located in Monterey, a picturesque small New England town near Tanglewood,Jacob's Pillow and repetory theater. Beautiful Lake Garfield, with swimming and beach is less then 1/2 mile away. Many hiking trails. The house has 2 acres cleared and the rest wooded. A new screened in porch will be finished this spring adding another room for reading, eating and relaxing.

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Speaks: english



  • road in winter up to house

    road in winter up to house

  • View of the house from the side yard

    View of the house from the side yard

  • Monterey house winter

    Monterey house winter

  • Primary living room and fireplace

    Primary living room and fireplace

  • Side living room, fireplace view

    Side living room, fireplace view

  • Solarium in winter

    Solarium in winter

  • Upstairs hallway

    Upstairs hallway

  • Bedroom with double bed, view 1

    Bedroom with double bed, view 1

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • View of  stone deck and back yard

    View of stone deck and back yard

  • Summer, 2013 backyard

    Summer, 2013 backyard

  • Summer - Monterey

    Summer - Monterey

  • View of Living Room, looking towards front of house

    View of Living Room, looking towards front of house

  • Side living room with futon couch

    Side living room with futon couch

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen


  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom with double bed, view 2

    Bedroom with double bed, view 2

  • Lake Garfield at sunset

    Lake Garfield at sunset

  • View from back porch, 2013

    View from back porch, 2013

  • Sunset from backyard, 2013

    Sunset from backyard, 2013

VRBO #251141

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