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Beautiful Waterfront House Rental- Right on Lake Garfield

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Everyone says, 'WOW what a GREAT view' we have of the lake and we are only 40 feet from the water. Our home is well equipped and conducive to a comfortable stay. Enjoy our wrap around deck for relaxing or dining. The open airy living room/dining room combination with cathedral ceilings also features a full size wood fireplace for those cool summer evenings.

Stroll down to the lake to enjoy sunbathing or fishing from the large dock. Or canoe or kayak on the lake. The fishing is excellent and we have caught trout, large and small mouth bass, perch and many others .

The house is located on a quiet private road. It has a queen size bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the second guest room and twin over full bunk in the third guest room.

Minutes from Monument Mountain and the Appalachian Trail for great day hikes. And we are close to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and other cultural attractions as well as outlet shopping and other entertainment events.

Keywords: Lakefront,House,private,Tanglewood,Lake,Lake Garfield,Great Barrington, Berkshires, summer rental

More Details

Mike Putrino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - One of which is downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms have a Queen sized bed 1 bedrooms has (2) twin beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
-Minutes away from Appalachian Trail -15 Minutes from Stockbridge and Tanglewood, summer theatres, outlet malls, down town Great Barrington, -20 minutes from Catamount Mountain (outdoor aerial adventure park with zip lines)


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Beautiful Waterfront House Rental- Right on Lake Garfield
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
sherman, ct

Lovely Getaway to the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved our stay in Monterey and would recommend it for anyone. As always, understand you are renting a cozy lake cottage and that is what you should expect. We had everything we needed and found the home to be very clean upon arrival and easy to maintain during our stay. The one red-flag we had was the inability to access internet at all, so play your first few days out ahead of time. We easily were able to visit the neighboring towns and plan out our schedule for the next few days, but access at the house was non-existent. But if you're going for a family vacation, you shouldn't need wi-fi anyway. With a little planning ahead, it's not a problem at all. Enjoy your future stays!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Internet is just coming into the area and I hope to have it for the 2018 season. Maybe after that you can give me fire stars... 🤔😁
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Responsive owner, rough cabin, peaceful lake.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed being in Berkshires and exploring the nature and culture in the area. Using the kyacks and canoe were the highlight of our stay. The waterfront was a bit disappointing due to the drifting of weeds from the heavy growth in the lake, and also due to the goose and duck poop on the float (which the owner plans to remove - not visible in this picture), on the dock and on the lawn. Mike was extremely responsive when we expressed our disappointment about the weeds, and had a young man come every few days to clear the weeds from the area around the dock, which we really appreciated. He also quickly replaced items needed in the kitchen and dealt with a non-functional grill by supplying a brand new one. The cabin is quite small, which isn't immediately apparent from the pictures -- all the bedrooms plus one bathroom are on the main floor, and the living-room/dining area are chock a block full of furniture. We ended up putting 2 of the 6 dining room chairs in one of the unused bedrooms so we could move about the kitchen a bit more freely. In spite of these drawbacks, we did enjoy our stay a lot.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront home with an amazing porch.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time renting this house. Comfortable and in a great location. We will retirn.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house is wonderful with perfect views of Lake Garfield. The large deck allows room for everyone to enjoy the view. The dock is perfect to bring your boat up for the week and enjoy fishing on the lake. The grill and fire pit are also excellent! I can't say enough great things about this home. This year there is even a Keurig added in the kitchen, although I do love that while I am here I have the time to brew a fresh pot of coffee every morning. I always look forward to returning each year.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation to the MAX

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time staying at this lake house and we obsoletely love it. Lake Garfield is just an amazing lake and the location of this house is perfect. I believe it is in the quietest part of the lake that provides you with the feel as you're almost on your own island. The view of the lake from the porch is just breathtaking and being able to have your morning coffee or nighttime tea on the porch with this view is so relaxing that you will want to come back and stay here again and again (that’s what happened to me). The house is beautifully furnished and has everything that you need. The owner updated the kitchen cabinets this spring and IM IN LOVE WITH THEM. What else is there to do there besides the lake you ask? (I mean do you need anything else?) The lake house is walking distance to the general store and library (my son loves going to library to pick out some movies and books-this way we don’t have to pack any of that stuff). You can take a quick drive to Monument Mountain for an awesome day of hiking (best workout ever!!!) Also, if you love strolling around small towns and exploring some great little shops, Great Barrington and Lee are your neighboring towns and spots just for that. Want to head out for a nice dinner or a quick bite to eat; you will not be disappointment in the restaurant choices there either. But if you're a real shopaholic, the Lee Outlets are just 20 minutes away or so and have a HUGE selection of stores. There is a little beach waking distance as well that you can enjoy but honestly the dock at the bottom of this lake works fine for me and my family. I mean this spot is just a win win no matter which way you look at it. The price is so affordable for everything you get and for everything surrounding the lake house. The house is always super clean and the property is kept up very nicely. I’m in the process of booking my next stay. The owner/manager of this property is very pleasant to talk to and very accommodating and friendly. This is a winner.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Just booked this beautiful home for my third straight summer for next July. My family and I love this home.

The porch is outrageous. Nothing like sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and looking at pristine Garfield Lake, which is a stones throw from the porch.

The back yard include a an excellent gas grill, a fire pit and your own dock for swimming or sunning. Kayaks , canoes and a rowboat are available. The lake is very shallow and beautiful.

The house is very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, but you might want to bring your own Keurig. There is air conditioning but at night the mountain breeze is delightful.

Monterey is a great, one horse town. The General Store is maybe a mile away with great baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, newspapers and groceries. A help yourself farm stand is 2 miles away and the wonderful Roadside Cafe is less than 10 minutes away.

Close to Great Barrington, Lee,Lenox and so many attractions. My serenity spot. Even my dog loves it!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor Firepit


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/maintenance $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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