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Spectacular Foliage and New Bike Trails

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Spectacular Foliage and New Bike Trails
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
Lopez Island, WA

A lovely oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a very positive experience at this very original home in Montague. The property is beautiful, a well kept lawn and garden with a stunning view out over a farm field to the forested hills in the distance (must be gorgeous in the fall!). The house is definitely unique in its design; feels home built and cozy. Plenty of light and comfort in all rooms. There is not a lot of sound privacy the way the house is built, so take note if that is important to you.

The owner was readily available by phone to handle questions we had. Very friendly and helpful. Definitely a family place! I highly recommend this home. And by the way, it was a perfect home base for attending a wedding at the Montague Retreat Center.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And as home owner I and my wife found the guests to be very pleasantly appreciative and respectful of our home. They left the home in very fine condition and really observed any requests we made on how to take care when they depart. They are right the area is very beautiful in the fall.
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Cambridge, MA

Unique home with wonderful view and gardens

  • 5 of 5

I co-owned this home long ago (well, in the '80s and '90s), and I've stayed in it a number of times in the last several years. So I know it well and recommend it highly! If you want to stay in the country (though reasonably close to Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, and I-91), you should definitely consider this one-of-a-kind, multi-level "adult treehouse" with interior walls reclaimed from local barns and a fabulous view and garden! (And the current owners are responsive and caring, to boot.)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that Shane was able to enjoy the home for some rest and relaxation and memorable time. As a guest for a few times she has made us very happy to have her since she respects the home, appreciates the area and takes great care during her stay. I am sure she would be that way in any arrangement she makes through VRBO.
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This home was in the perfect location for us. We attended an event at UMass over the weekend and this home made it very convenient. Plenty of space for the four of us, and the yard and gardens were beautiful. One thing to note though is there is only one bedroom with a wall unit air conditioner. Our family overheats easily, but fortunately, we had cooler nights during our stay so it was not an issue.

Overall, an excellent stay and the owner is very good to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to hear they enjoyed the beauty of the area and the nice landscaping at our home. They left our home in fine condition and it was a pleasure having the family as guests
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Dracut, MA

perfect little hideaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a great cabin with tons of personality. Lot's of windows. Lot's of light. The view is great. I could have slept on the porch with the breeze blowing through. Stanley was extremely attentive. I asked him for golf course recommendations and even though he didn't golf he went out of his way to research courses in the area and sent them to me. He even checked in while we were up for the weekend to make sure everything was going well. If you're looking for quiet charm and comfort, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I and my wife are pleased that Jon and his family enjoyed their stay while attending a wedding in the area. They were very respectful of our home and left it in fine condition. Indeed tho I am not a golfer I realize we do have a public course in the area.
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Son's Graduation Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend at this comfortable, fun, eclectic home. It has beautiful flower gardens and gorgeous views. Stanley is a great attentive host. He tested me during our stay to make sure was going well.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorretta and family were really good guests. They respEcted our home and left all in fine. Shape. They were very responsive to my asking if all is well. We are glad they were able to enjoy their son's graduation
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Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful house and surrounding outside grounds. We were close enough to Hampshire college to enjoy our daughter's graduation, but far enough away to feel like we were away "from it all".

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and family were very respectful of our home and left it in fine condition. We Were able to keep in touch which assured that all matters were in good shape. I am glad they were able to enjoy use of the home to attend their daughter graduation
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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
1 Dec 2017 - 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 £75.81

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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