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Beautiful Historical Monterey, Berkshire Property on 16 Acres

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Last updated: 05/16/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monterey house 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.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Garage:

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

          • Living Room:

            Double L shaped living room with 3 couches and 2 fireplaces. Selection of books in cabinet in living room....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Washing Machine:

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

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In Utility room next to kitchen...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


              • 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

              • Books:

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

              • Toys:

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

              • DVD Player
              • VCR


              • 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

              • 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

              • Free Long Distance:

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

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Lawn / Garden:

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

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 single kayaks and 1 large canoe...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small outdoor grill for barbeque...moreless


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


              • Live Theater
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Water Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Snowboarding
              • Rafting


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $1,750 $5,800
              * 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 $89
              • 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. Rentals for over two weeks, an additional cleaning service will be required of renters.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 4 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Lake Garfield
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski

              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.

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              Speaks: english



              • 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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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

              $300 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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