Newly Renovated - Sleeps Up to 10 People - Everything Thought Of And Provided
About Matthew Frankel
Prior to purchasing the property, we rented in the Berkshires. It always drove us crazy how these properties would cost and arm and a leg, but the owners were did not provide amenities to truly enjoy the stay. For example, we once rented a house on Stockbridge Bowl, only to learn the house did not provide any boats. We once rented a place in New Marlborough and the home did not have even one cutting knife! With Smiling Dog Meadow, we have thought of everything for you. We believe we have you completely covered. Just about everything you can imagine is provided.
Matthew Frankel purchased this House in 2010
Why Matthew Frankel chose Monterey
Please read the details we provide on VRBO to give you a sense of everything regarding the property, but having spent many Summers in the Berkshires, I think what distinguishes Smiling Dog Meadow the most is that it couples direct and private lake front access with about 5 acres of private property. We are not aware of any reasonably priced property that provides both.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
perfect ski getaway for our big family
smiling dog could not have been a better set up for our big family - the kids loved the bunk room, and we really enjoyed the fireplace and cozy living room. The kitchen was well equipped too. The owner and property manager were quick to respond to our questions & concerns, and we would definitely return for another stay.
Summer at its best
Having briefly visited the area before, I knew that we would want to return. Everything was better than expected. This farmhouse has been restored beautifully, and it is simply, comfortably restored in a stylish manner. The dock, hammocks, swimming float are spectacular, and there were more aqua toys than we could ever think of using. Lake Garfield is a rare gem, and the area is full of things to do...and don't get me started on all of the fresh food options from bakeries, farm stands to the local goat farm's fresh cheese. While we were all adults, this is a great house for kids (we couldn't use the bunk room) Yes, the house doesn't sit right on the lake, but it has enough grounds tp give it a certain amount of privacy. The 3 minute walk to the private dock is easy. The owners have thought of so much, were so kind and ready to solve any issue that might arise. ( we only had one, a randomly beeping alarm, that had an easy fix.) We are very grateful that they have chosen to share their home with others. We hope to return.
This property was very clean and comfortable. The owners were great and very responsive.
The array of boats and the cleanliness of the water were highlights! The owners made everything so easy and available. The toys in the barn were fabulous for our little ones and they loved the bedroom with the bunkbeds, toys and books. We all enjoyed our stay very much!