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Light, Airy And Fabulous

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 Bath Surrounded By Meadow And Tree Views, Close To All Attractions

This is a special place and than 3 minutes to Lake Garfield! It's a very pretty and comfortable home. High vaulted ceilings with 3 Bedrooms and lots of windows so trees and green are seen from every angle. Peaceful and serene, it will make you happy.

Large master bedroom on main floor with large 2-part private bath with stand-up shower and Jacuzzi tub. 2 upstairs bedrooms (one with queen bed other with daybed - 2 twins). All rooms are nice size with space to move around. Two full baths and an extra half-bathroom - right off the kitchen. Great room with a working cast iron stove and Mitchell gold sectional sofa that looks out on the meadow. The kitchen is well stocked with fiesta ware and large pots and serving dishes. Located on a quiet country road with two porches overlooking garden and meadow. 1 minute from lake Garfield and the house has deeded rights to the lakefront including a private dock, swimming dock and kayaks. The popular Monterey Beach is 1 mile down the road. 10 minutes to the Lee outlets, 12 minutes into Great Barrington and 25 minutes to Tanglewood and Lenox and Jacobs Pillow. Very clean, neat and organized. Every thing is easy at Hopping Hupi.

Ilene Marcus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ilene Marcus

Went to camp in the Berkshires for years and wanted to share the tradition with my daughter. This house feels like the Berkshires.....

Ilene Marcus purchased this house in 2010

Why Ilene Marcus chose Monterey

With the vaulted ceilings it makes you feel light and free and relaxed and its so the stargazing is surreal.

What makes this house unique

Close to all Berkshire fun in a great small town. Green views from every window in the house and great design that its easy to keep clean and fits many people. Monterey is a special place, the most unexpected things happen.....


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , sink and toliet, separated from shower and jet tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Light, Airy And Fabulous
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

We love this house

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer we've stayed in Ilene's wonderful home, and we're hoping to return for more. The house is light, attractive, sparkling clean and very comfortable. Loads of stuff for our use in the kitchen and for the outdoors. Very quiet, secluded spot with big open deck and screened-in porch. We love swimming and kayaking in beautiful Lake Garfield, playing tennis, and taking long walks in surrounding wooded area. In the evenings, there's music, theater and great restaurants in neighboring towns. Thanks, Ilene, for sharing your beautiful house with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Warm Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. It has a very open feel. Pictures are a good representation. It was well stocked with everything we needed. The electric stove created a nice cozy ambience and was a good place to dry gloves. We enjoyed playing games around the coffee table and watching TV in the evening after a long day of skiing. We were too tired to try out the jacuzzi tub but it was large and could definitely fit two people. It was about 10-15 min from restaurants but a cute general store was only a few minutes away. The only negative is that the washer/dryer is in an unheated basement. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Great Barrington, Mass
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
New England Thruway
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Monterey Town Beach
Car: necessary

The Berkshires is very rich with Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow as well as craft fairs, galleries, great shopping and loads of farm to table restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spring/Sum Utilities/wk $120
Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $99
Deposit/week $300

Please note that rates are subject to change until confirmation. Also please note that if you pay through VRBO 3% of the total will be added to cover the cost of the credit card processing from your deposit. Thanks.

Summer Utilities fee ($120 weekly) includes unlimited phone, internet, DishTV, calls in the USA, well water, Gardner

Please note that if you pay by credit card please add 3% fee to price for processing

Please note that the $300 deposit per week is refundable after inspection and all bills received.
Thanks and looking forward to talking.

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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