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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: 10/02/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • 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 all-day sunbathing on 30-foot dock. Naturally wooded environment with hundred-year old hemlocks, mountain laurel and other native species, provides privacy and contribute 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 and historic Monterey 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 platform 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.

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

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 10/02/2016

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 new (2013) glassed-in/tiled shower

Other Amenities

  • Rental includes use of a two-person canoe and a solo kayak.

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:

    Brand-new electric wall heaters installed fall of 2015...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Features lake view and wood-burning fireplace...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway can accomodate three or four cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Assorted beach towels; guests must provide own hand and bath towels...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee bean grinder, electric coffee maker and French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Brand-new dishwasher (anticipated for 2016 season)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Small, apartment-size gas oven and four-burner stove ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    House features walk-in butler's pantry; owner supplies basic items (e.g., TP, paper towels, trash bags, etc.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen refrigerator includes small freezer; additional small refrigerator for beverages located on upper deck...moreless

  • Stove:

    Small, apartment-size four-burner gas stove and oven ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    One solo kayak and one two-person Gruman aluminum canoe with oars...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 two0person Gruman aluminum canoe with oars...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wooded, very private landscape (cannot see neighbors)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal-fired...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

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

 

Reviews

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6/1-6/28:$175.00/night w/two-night minimum  
6/29-9/6:$1350.00/week (summer season)
9/7-11/1:$175.00/night w/2-night minimum;3-night minimum Columbus Day Wkend  
Additional non-refundable cleaning fee:$60 + $100 refundable damage dep. 
50% due upon booking; balance due as per contract
Weekly rentals run Saturday - Saturday - NO REFUNDS
Arrival time: 2:00 PM / Departure time 10:00 AM 

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Great Barrington
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic Station (Harlem Line from NYC)
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, MA, USA:
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
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 10/02/2016

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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 and lower decks and lake, dogwood in bloom

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

  • Enjoy 30 ft dock plus new  "L'" for boat moorings and new raft for sunning!

    Enjoy 30 ft dock plus new "L'" for boat moorings and new raft for sunning!

  • View from upper deck including table and chairs

    View from upper deck including table and chairs

  • Back view of house, facing south (lake)

    Back view of house, facing south (lake)

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

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

  • Our country kitchen includes a gas stove and oven

    Our country kitchen includes a gas stove and oven

  • Lower level dining area (adjacent to kitchen) w/lake view and new windows (2015)

    Lower level dining area (adjacent to kitchen) w/lake view and new windows (2015)

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

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

  • Monterey public town beach at far west end of lake, five-minute drive away

    Monterey public town beach at far west end of lake, five-minute drive away

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

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

  • Steps from upper deck to lower deck and lake

    Steps from upper deck to lower deck and lake

  • Picture yourself here: view of lake from upper deck

    Picture yourself here: view of lake from upper deck

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

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

  • 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)

  • Another view of efficient country kitchen (adjacent to walk-in butler's pantry)

    Another view of efficient country kitchen (adjacent to walk-in butler's pantry)

  • 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 (2013) bi-fold privacy doors added to each bunkroom; hall ceiling fan (2015)

    New (2013) bi-fold privacy doors added to each bunkroom; hall ceiling fan (2015)

  • Sunset view of Lake Garfield from upper deck

    Sunset view of Lake Garfield from upper deck

  • We hope to see you soon!

    We hope to see you soon!

VRBO #235997

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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