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Beautiful views of Fall Foliage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Fully Furnished Attractive Home Located in Pioneer Valley.

Furnished home with a fully equipped kitchen and pure well water. The home has Solar power. This home overlooks Mount Toby and is a short distance to the Book Mill, a Hidden Gem with Books and Beer as quoted by the Boston Globe. Beautiful landscaping. The home is fully furnished including linens and full kitchen supplies. The owner provides lawn maintenance and snow removal in the parking area. The home is located 20 - 25 minutes from the five colleges in the area. Additional attractions an abundance of restaurants, at all price levels, in the area as well as all the cultural offerings at the Five Colleges.. The well known Farley Rock Climbing spot is 15 minutes away and the Berkshire East ski and summer resort is 40 minutes away.

More Details

Stanley Habib
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Yiddish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Stanley Habib

Retired Professor and Retired Social Worker spouse. New Yorkers and New Jersey residents originally and currently Brookline MA residents.

Stanley Habib purchased this house in 1990

Why Stanley Habib chose Massachusetts

Got to know this magnificent area through our daughter and decided to have a second home here.

What makes this house unique

Guests typically find the home suitable for stays for just plain relaxation, enjoying the magnificent view and area and taking advantage of the numerous recreational, cultural and dining facilities in this five college area. It is a great place to stay if attending a graduation, picking up or delivering your student to the five college area. Often weddings are held nearby so family members stay to either prepare for the wedding or to attend the wedding. In addition many visit family members or are planning family reunions in the area and chose to stay at our welcoming home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montague in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom has a bed which sleeps two persons.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Area has abundant trails for cycling. The Connecticut River is nearby offering canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Mt Toby offers hiking and walking activity. Home is located near the well known Book Mill and there is an abundance of restaurants at a variety of price levels.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beautiful views of Fall Foliage
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Concord, CA


  • 4 of 5

The home rests in a very quiet and peaceful setting. We enjoyed morning coffee/breakfast on the deck and dining room table, overlooking the beautiful yard and scenery. It was exactly what we needed for our time away. And as somebody else pointed out, there is a swing in the living room and I did try it out! Thank you Miriam and Stanley!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shari and members of her family were very good guests staying at our home. They appreciated the view and the peacefulness of our home and we feel that the home does offer a restful peaceful place yet near enough to lots of amenities ( walks, biking, restaruants, culture etc. ) Shari and her folks left the house in fine condition and did what we ask of our guests. She respected our home and it was a pleasure to have she and her family stay at our home.
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Lovely house with nice vibe and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I’d like to point out something that none of the other reviewers have so far: THERE IS A SWING IN THE LIVING ROOM. I did not use it, because I am enormous, but if not having a swing in the living room is a deal-breaker for you, look no further!


The house is isolated and quiet. The vibe of the house is very 1971, but it has all modern conveniences like wifi, a stereo, central heat, etc. ( and check out that giant solar panel ) The southern side of the house has a GORGEOUS view of the mountains.

I stayed there for three days for my annual “enjoy autumn with all my old UMass friends” trip, but I’d like to bring my family there in the summertime for a week if possible.

Mr. Habib was very quick in responding to my questions. I felt very welcomed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James is the kind of guest one enjoys having for a couple of reasons. First he appreciated the somewhat unique nature of the house it being built with local tobacco barn wood , a wooden structure built in 1970s style and had features he liked. Very important to a host is that he respected our home by leaving it in excellent condition with all put away properly and all straightened up and clean. Stanley
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Fall in Western Massachusetts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Montague property. It was a quiet and peaceful setting, yet still very convenient to the Five Colleges area. The house itself was charming and the overall impression was very warm and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam was a very fine guest and really showed respect and appreciation, of the setting, of our home. It was our pleasure that she chose to stay at our home. The area of our home is in a lovely location in the Pioneer Valley and we enjoy it a lot as do many of our guests.
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Excellent location and peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 2 weeks during summer of 2016 and the rental was very much as advertised. It is a comfortable home with all of the essentials. The hosts were generous, inviting us to pick veggies from their garden and seemed concerned that everything was up to specs. Their information regarding the property and operational details were complete. I have dated familiarity with the pioneer valley so it was wonderful getting back into the feel of western MA. This house provided us with an excellent starting point to visit local farmers markets, food coops, restaurants as well as hiking, biking and swimming. All were within 30 minutes of this property. Several of my cycling adventures started from the house. A trip to Tanglewood topped off our visit. The house looks as though it would be comfortable for 3-4 (we were but 2). Our regret was that we did not spend more time at the house enjoying the garden, the view, and the peace. Dinner and lunch on the deck with a great view of Mt Toby should be part of your visit.

Our thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terence and his wife were really good guests at our home. They asked us about how to leave the house in good condition and indeed they did leave it in good condition. There stay was one of our longer guests and we appreciated the one or two suggestions they made. Glad they stayed and glad to have their pleasant respect for our home leaving it in fine condition.
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Worked just fine

  • 4 of 5

Modest, but complete accommodations. Found all that needed to make stay comfortable. Gorgeous view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and others were very respectful or our home and left all in fine condition. We are glad she enjoyed the view and found all suitable for her and her folks visit.
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A warm and welcoming family home in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this family home for her graduation week-end. The house was clean and amply provided for with linens, seating, beds, bathrooms and kitchen items to make my daughter and I, and several family members and close kin who visited us for meals through out the week-end, very comfortable. The home is simple and spare, but comfortable. For those wanting a host who is very helpful but who also grants privacy and allows guests to have a sense of independence in taking care of themselves, this is the perfect rental. For those who love nature, walks in the country, a quiet location and a view that is all embracing, including stars at night and hills and meadows - this is your place! A lovely stay, attentive hosts if any needs arose and a great location. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Leslie stay at our home to attend her daughter's graduation. We have been fortunate to have guests like her who respect our home and leave it in fine condition.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International or Boston Logan (further)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Huge amount of entertainment and restaurant opportunities since located in the Five College Area.And area towns of Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montague, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £58.42

Recall No Pets and No Smoking permitted. Please leave home in condition it was found. Rental includes all utilities and linens are provided. Fresh pure well water is available and is used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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