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Beautiful Berkshire family home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+

This is a beautiful 5 bedroom Berkshire, post and beam private house nestled in the woods just off the Appalachian trail. Set on one of the Berkshires most coveted roads, 12 mins to Butternut Family Skiing & fresh water swimming in Lake Garfield, boating, fishing, classical outdoor concerts at Tanglewood.

The Space

The large comfortable house has 5 good size bedrooms with a private room downstairs with its own sleeping quarters, WC and living area with separate bedroom off it. Excellent kitchen and dinning areas with deck dinning, screened porch dinning and large garden table to fit 8+. It's very family friendly (well behaved dogs & cats welcome) with swings for the kids. The house was built in 2006 and has excellent insulation - It's cool in summer and warm in winter. There is WIFI through out house and in the garden, even on the hammocks!

The famous Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within 25 minutes and the area is rich in entertainment for all ages and very family friendly. 15 minute drive to skiing and the Appalachian trail is only a 10 min drive too if you fancy a long walk.

Even though you feel completely private, this house is only 5 minutes to the local village with the famous Monterey general store selling local food produce and the town beach for swimming, boating and fishing lake. In the winter we're only 15 minutes from the wonderful family friendly ski mountain of Butternut.

Historic Great Barrington is only 20 minutes drive with many excellent local restaurants and shops, farmers markets + local food stores. A Guidos and Big Y's are within 20 mins drive for all your grocery needs.

The house has 5 bedrooms and beds for 10 people, 3 x queens & 4 x twins, but there are 2 twin air beds + 1 queen bed for extra people to stay. Accommodating up to 12 people comfortably.

A cathedral living room with windows up to the 30 foot ceiling, an English farm house dinning table seating up to 8, a French velvet sofa, a large wood burning stove as well as a spacious kitchen with Whirlpool large fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Two bathrooms one with a roll top bath and two showers plus a guest toilet. There is also a large screened porch for summer dining and entertainment.

Downstairs is a private 700 sq ft family room which opens onto the garden; with two separate bedrooms with queen size beds and a separate living room with original Danish furniture. One bedroom has its own third toilet. This is a great family area.

There is a washer/dryer downstairs plus a drying room for, swim towels, ski clothes and a shed to store skis.

Please note that we only have internet enabled TV, Roku which provides Netflix and Amazon Prime and other internet cable services if you have a subscription.

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richard spalding
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About richard spalding

English family living in NYC, this is our country and summer/winter house.

richard spalding purchased this house in 2012

Why richard spalding chose Monterey

It's nestled in the Appalachian mountains, close to a loverly swimming lake and ski mountain. Easy access to shops and great restaurants with local food. 25 mins drive from Tanglewood and other historic houses and gardens.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, sunny and private, but only 5 mins from lots to do. Very child and pet friendly.


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Garden/Family Room - 1 queen , Private bedroom/studio, with access to 4th bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ideal for families looking for a big space to grill and relax, hammocks for the grown ups, trampoline, woods and ball games, swings for the kids.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Berkshire family home
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful house and surrounding area.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great and just as specified. Spacious house, large yard, and a very relaxing environment.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy winter weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights with a couple of families at this warm, cozy and comfortable Berkshire home. We had plenty of room for all - the kids took over the downstairs level and the adults played cards, made meals, and cozied up to the fire on the main floor.

There was snow but the driveway was plowed and ready for us. The house is close to Butternut and Otis Ridge which is where spent our days skiiing and tubing. Great Barrington is so close too but we were happy to hang back at the house.

Everything went smoothly from booking, to the instructions Richard sent, to getting around.

Monterey is a little beyond the Berkshires beaten track but its worth it - perfect for family and friends. Great rental - hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a warm and cozy Christmas weekend in this lovely property. The house was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen had all we needed to make wonderful meals. Thank you Richard for making everything so easy for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Berkshires Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we stayed here and no doubt there will be a third. This home just has everything that we need. There is plenty of room, the kitchen is set up perfectly for all of our cooking needs and most importantly, the whole house is extremely clean. Richard, the owner was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we may have had. A true Gem in the middle of the Berkshires!!

John N

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I had a lovely four nights at this house to celebrate Thanksgiving. We especially loved the open floor plan on the main floor, so the folks in the kitchen could interact with those in the living and dining areas. Although we didn't use the lower level very much, we appreciated that there was a second, separate living space. It was so cozy to have a fire in the stove (and wood was plentiful), especially considering the snowfall. I would note that, if you are planning to watch a lot of movies, the TV on the main floor (where the comfy seating is) is very small/laptop screen size.

The house is on a very quiet road, on which we enjoyed taking walks and jogs. Richard was very responsive to any questions and helpfully alerted us to bring our snow boots! Last but not least, the beds were comfortable, and the house was very clean!

Thanks for hosting our holiday!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury in the country!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. The pictures don't even do it justice. We recently spent a fall weekend here with two other couples and all of our children and it was the perfect spot to relax, cook, hike, and unwind with friends. It has everything you need in the kitchen and truly comfortable sleeping arrangements. The whole area is really peaceful and the house is just so cozy and spacious that you can all spread out and do your own thing. The big beautiful yard is perfect for the kids to explore and have fun in while you sit on the deck and relax. Don't miss the adorable village market which has great sandwiches and coffee! Many thanks to Richard for all of the great recommendations and for saving the day when we left some important stuffed animals behind! We definitely plan to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Garfield
"Fantastic for swimming - sandy beach and nice slope for kids"
The Monterey General Store
"Great local store for the basics, good coffee, ice cream and excellent croissants! "
Berkshire National Fish Htchry
Roadside Store & Cafe Monterey
"Great local farm to table lunch place"
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Old Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
5 mins to town lake
Car: necessary

Rural house, but with easy access to village, shops and lakes, outdoor concerts, berkshires


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $170
Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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