CHARMING LAKESIDE GINGERBREAD COTTAGE IN 5 COLLEGE AREA - SLEEPS 6-8

Rebecca Southwick

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHARMING LAKESIDE GINGERBREAD COTTAGE IN 5 COLLEGE AREA - SLEEPS 6-8

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2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps maximum of eight

Relax in our charming cottage while resting your eyes on peaceful Lake Arcadia. Slip into your suits & jump in across the street or walk 5mins to bask on the town beach. Take in the sun & fresh air as you picnic under tall pine & oak trees. Get away from it all as you lounge in our three sided screened in porch.

Picturesque Lake Arcadia is perfect for swimming, canoeing & kayaking. For serious boating & fishing, nearby Lake Metacomet (5 minute drive) has a public boat launch.

Our fully furnished cottage was built in1950 complete with knotty pine & fancy scrolled wood trim. There are three levels overlooking the lake: the main floor has an open living/dining area & a fully equipped kitchen. Sleep upstairs in a comfy queen bed or downstairs in a plush king bed.

Take a stroll on our beautiful New England town common circled by old churches & fine eateries. Explore the Five College Area's numerous amenities or the nearby Quabbin Reservoir, a one hundred acre wilderness park.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Rebecca Southwick (Property Manager)
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
5

The cottage was very picturesque & well-maintained

The cottage was very picturesque & well-maintained
  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here over my commencement weekend and we were very pleased with the cottage's ambience as well as its facilities. It is a short, pleasant 10 mins drive from Amherst College and I highly recommend it for a family vacation to the Pioneer Valley. The layout of the cottage may be slightly challenging for tall people but that inconvenience didn't cause any untoward harm. Dot was very amiable in settling us in and helpfully suggested interesting activities to keep us occupied outside the graduation festivities.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
5

Lovely cottage, gracious owners, perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Abigail's Cottage and its helpful owners made our Thanksgiving celebration a delight. We chose the cottage mostly because we were hosting dinner with an elderly relative who lives in Northampton. Driving to Massachusetts from our home in New York City, we ran into heavy holiday traffic and a fierce nor'easter, so we didn't get to Belchertown until late at night. The owners and their housekeeper kindly accommodated our late arrival -- even calling the next day to make sure we were OK. Not only were we fine, but we'd already taken advantage of the cottage's ideal location: not too far down the road, the Route Diner 9 is open 24/7 for anyone who needs a midnight meal.

In fact, the cottage's location is a major plus all around. The setting is beautifully tranquil and rustic, with sights of the jewel-like lake filling the front windows, and trees surrounding the house. Federal Street offers a quiet country road for a morning jog or walk into Belchertown. But a short drive west on Route 9 brings you quickly into Amherst and, a few minutes beyond that, Northampton. The range of restaurants, bookstores, cultural opportunities and shopping is unbeatable. In particular, we took advantage of the cottage's proximity to Atkins Farm to pick up everything we needed for Thanksgiving dinner.

We really enjoyed the cottage itself -- cozy without being cramped, with a well-equipped kitchen (very important for our purposes), spacious dinner table (ditto), and a luxurious collection of books and board games. We made full use of the offerings, with a family of two parents and two teenage/young adult children enjoying a series of games while shut in by bad weather. Notably, the cottage's three-floor arrangement means that the bedrooms are separated from one another and quite private -- an unusual and attractive feature in a small cottage.

We'll be back. We know the area well (my wife is from Amherst originally), we have family here, we visit often. We can't think of a better choice to stay in while visiting than Abigail's Cottage.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
Bath, England
5

Cozy cottage by the lake

  • 5 of 5
We were visiting the area for the first time from England to see our daughter who is at Umass. The cottage was in a good location with easy access to Amherst and is in a pretty spot just by the lake. Our daughter stayed with us a few nights and loved it. The cottage is cute, well equipped and the lounge and upstairs bedroom are cozy and homely. Downstairs is a bit more basic but has a great king size bed. Dot and Rebecca were very welcoming and genuinely keen to make sure we had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay. We would definitely recommend Abigail's cottage for a stay in the Amherst area.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
Gardiner, Maine
5

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
I had the relaxing experience of spending two nights with seven Mothers and daughters at the Gingerbread Cottage. What a cozy, well maintained , welcoming cottage. The table allowed all of us to be seated comfortably so mealtime was a social event. The location was a real plus, a short drive to downtown Amherst or Northampton. Amherst has a large farmers market on Saturday mornings and there are many restaurants in the area. We enjoyed the Irish Pub in Northampton and the Amherst Brewery. There are also many interesting shops in the area. An added plus at the cabin was the quality of the kitchen cookware and the towels and bed linens.(fluffy bath towels and soft sheets!) There were games and puzzles available if we chose to use them and we found the notebook for guests provided lots of extra information about the cabin and the area. This is a wonderful place to spend time and I would highly recommend it to families looking for a place to host a small family gathering,
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
5

Wonderful, Peaceful Cottage Stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Abigail’s Cottage for a week in July, 2013. The cottage was very comfortable and had many amenities that made our stay enjoyable. There was a great kitchen and the cottage was equipped with a BBQ, board games, books and a DVD player. Wireless internet access was provided, a plus for us! The lakeside beach is just a few minutes away and is a nice place to bring families to for a swim in the lake. Dot was very friendly and helpful, providing us with all the information we wanted. She was flexible in the timing of our arrival and in resolving a mishap that occurred due to an accidental spill of sunblock. Great place for a peaceful vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Lakeside Gingerbread Cottage in 5 College Area - Sleeps 6-8
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189587
(978) 355-6582 (Massachusetts, USA)
Amherst Central Massachusetts
Chicago
5

Big Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Abigail's Cottage provided a comfortable and stress-free setting for our family holiday. Plenty of room for our group of 7 . . . including sleeping arrangements. Meals were a joy . . . with a well stocked kitchen a table that could easily have accommodated a larger group.

The place was exceptionally clean and well maintained. Snow was cleared from the drive & parking area. The neighborhood is a pleasant place to walk or run. Plenty of shopping & restaurants within a 5 or 10 minute drive.

Rebecca & Dot are great hosts. We're looking forward to our next stay when we return to this area.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Bradley Int'l Airport, Hartford, MA
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Town Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Arcadia is in Belchertown and the Five College Area of Amherst, Smith, Mt Holyoke, Hampshire and Umass Colleges. Visit Amherst (15 minutes) with its many international restaurants, Emily Dickinson House and Amherst College Dinosaur Museum. Or visit Northampton (25 minutes) for cultural delights and Smith College's exceptional art museum.

Within a 15 min drive: For outdoor enthusiasts, visit the Quabbin Reservoir Park, over 1000 acres of wilderness with hiking and biking. Or take a 10 minute walk and get on the Metacomet/Manadnock trail with miles of trails. Bike the Norwottuck rail trail from Belchertown to Northampton.

1/2 hr drive: Butterfly Museum, Historic Deerfield Village, Yankee Candle and the Mass Pike.

3/4 hr drive: Old Sturbrige Village, Brimfield Antique Markets.

2 hr drive: Boston, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos.

3 1/2 hr: New York City.

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Availability & Rates

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Amherst Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$230
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Graduations
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$285
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$230
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Holiday weeks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are $1,295.00/week.
Cleaning Fee for over six guests or a one month or longer stay is $125.00.
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Amenities

Amenities

Amherst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully stocked with towel sets (bath, hand and washcloth). A full line of cleaning products, paper towels and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Day bed & Trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Day bed & Trundle
  • Top floor bedroom: one queen and one day bed with a trundle - sleeps 4. Walkout level: one plush king - and one day bed with a trundle - sleeps 4.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
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