Dramatic Architect-Designed Water-Front Home on Lake Garfield
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom includes new (2013) glassed-in/tiled shower
- Rental includes use of a two-person canoe and a solo kayak.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
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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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.
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.
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
Enjoy 30 ft dock plus new "L'" for boat moorings and new raft for sunning!
View from upper deck including table and chairs
Back view of house, facing south (lake)
Cozy living room; futon sofa converts to full-size bed (faces flat-screen TV)
Our country kitchen includes a gas stove and oven
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
Monterey public town beach at far west end of lake, five-minute drive away
Moore Cottage is a unique, three-story, south-facing, lakefront 'tree house'
Steps from upper deck to lower deck and lake
Picture yourself here: view of lake from upper deck
Adirondack-chair seating on lower deck (facing lake), adjacent to steps
Long view from the water of south (rear) side of house
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)
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)
Sunset view of Lake Garfield from upper deck
We hope to see you soon!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 10/02/2016
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