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Family-friendly in the Berkshires

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4-bedroom, 1.5 Bath Sleeps 6 adults + 2 cribs

4-bedroom, 1.5 bath home located in the heart of southern berkshire county. 2 miles to Butternut Ski Resort, 4 miles to the town beach (great for little kids), and 5 miles to Gt. Barrington for great restaurants. The farm table kitchen invites guests to linger over meals. The rocking chair front porch is perfect for relaxing. Guests can easily access all that the Berkshires has to offer including: Tanglewood, Berkshire Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Norman Rockwell Museum, and many other cultural attractions. Monterey is the perfect jumping off point for hikers and cyclists.

Kathy Coyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Swiss German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Kathy Coyle

If we could live in our home year-round we would but we live in Lucerne, Switzerland. We travel back to enjoy the house and its beautiful surroundings as often as we can but we also enjoy sharing our home with others who will appreciate its beauty and simplicity.

Kathy Coyle purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy,

We can't thank you enough for sharing with us your incredible home -- the most ideal haven for any and all families! We couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect place to enjoy each other and nature ... complete with more toys and books than can even be counted!!! It was truly a pleasure from start to finish and the kids haven't stopped talking about it since we left. We hope to make it an annual adventure!

Thank you for your amazing attention to detail and thoughtfulness, for opening your home to all of us, and for introducing us to the treasure that is Monterey!

Hopefully everything was found in good order. We left a few items in the fridge and freezer that would be good for quite a while, assuming there might be more renters after us. (if we goofed there and you now just have more to throw away the next time you arrive, I sincerely apologize!) Also, the buckets, shovels, etc were brought up from the downstairs to take to the beach and left on the cutting block in the kitchen. And finally, I *hope* we got all the toys back in their proper, corresponding containers! You have inspired my sister-in-law and I to better organize our toy collections :-)

Thank you again -- to you and to your family. We all send our deepest appreciation and are already looking forward to next summer!

All my best,

Aug 2013
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Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 2 bathrooms-1 half bath downstairs and 1 full bath with tub and shower upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , full bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • 4 bedrooms-3 full beds, 1 twin bed, and 2 cribs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Family-friendly in the Berkshires
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

Very spacious, extremely clean and attractive, great beds

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. The beds were firm and comfortable and there was plenty of space for hanging out. I had not noticed when I booked that there is no Internet and only AT&T cell service and I did find that inconvenient as a Verizon customer. It's a pretty quick drive to Great Barrington which has lots of restaurants and shops. It's also quite close to Monument Mountain as well as other trails.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in the berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kathy's house in the Berkshires. The house was clean and nicely furnished. Though it was on a fairly busy road it was far enough back to be quiet. It was a great location to get to various Berkshire attractions. The only issue we had was that the owner requested that we wash and dry the towels before we left at 11:00 am. Since we were already paying $100 housekeeping fee we did not feel that this was appropriate

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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modern design but folksy, well-appointed house

  • 5 of 5

Spacious four-bedroom house with everything we needed for a small dinner party one of the nights of our stay. Relaxing porch swing and rocking chair. Great big windows to let in the light.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Idyllic and serene.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house had all that we needed for our eating and sleeping needs. Our two year old daughter had a blast playing with all the toys and reading the small library of children's books in the living room. The neighboring towns of Stockbridge and Great Barrington provided all that we could want for activities and restaurants. Highly recommend the Mexican restaurant Xicohtencatl. Perfect home for families with young children, would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place for families with or without children!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and well maintained home that met out needs and was extremely accommodating for our family with young children. We had plenty of space of the 8 of us to stay and the onsite laundry also came in handy. The location is perfect for events in Great Barrington, we had a family wedding, and within minutes from Butternut Ski Resort. Like many homes in this area, this is no air conditioning so it did get a little warm in the evenings so fans would be helpful if temperatures are in the higher range. We are so thankful we were able to find a home to met our needs and was so affordable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great comfortable and relaxing to be in the berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Anyone with kids would love this property thank you Cathy for providing a relaxing kid safe environment for my family we loved it so much thanks again

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Prairie Whale
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Egremont Country Club or Wyantenuk
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Koi Chinese
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Butternut Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Monterey Town Beach
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are known for the cultural abundance as well as several nice restaurants. Our house is located within 20 minutes to the following venues: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival and more. The Appalachian Trail is within walking distance of the house. The Berkshires are also offer many hiking and biking trails to enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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