BANTAM LAKE WATERFRONT COTTAGE, 90 MI FROM NYC. ENJOY LAKEFRONT LIVING.

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Jill Austin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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BANTAM LAKE WATERFRONT COTTAGE, 90 MI FROM NYC. ENJOY LAKEFRONT LIVING.

Bantam Lake House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Our fully equipped year-round cottage is an easy 90-mile drive from NYC and we spent almost every weekend there when we lived in NY. House is comfy, not fancy, with a great location on the lake looking west so sunsets will awe you and your guests all year.

The main living area of the house is an open design kitchen, dining, living room with gas fireplace and full bath.

The master bedroom with en-suite bath has a king bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed with a double lower bunk and twin top bunk with room on the floor for an aerobed. We also have a pack'n'play available if needed. Inside and outside dining tables each seat 8.

Our cottage is not large but the vast outdoor space and the open-ness of the indoor space never felt crowded or uncomfortable. Regardless of the season, the cottage offers much whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not.

The deck, partially shaded, extends the length of the house (over 60ft) and is great for entertaining or simply lounging by the lake. Make a fire in the evenings (or during the day when the weather is cool) to really feel like you are in the country. Down a few steps from the deck is our beach and dock. Bring your boat or borrow our canoe to explore Bantam Lake, CT's largest natural lake. The back yard is almost an acre of lawn and across the road is a trailhead for White Memorial Conservation Area with miles of trails for hiking & biking. You can be as busy as you want to be!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Jill Austin

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011270
+1 9172255359
Bantam Lake Litchfield County
Orange County, CA
5

Do not stay anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This place was terrific...we spent 5 days here and enjoyed every minute of it! The living area is open...and full of games and things to do for all ages. It is RIGHT on the lake...a few steps down from the amazing deck. This deck is a must see. We sat there on most of the evenings looking at the stars....we saw the milky way...which for city folks was breathe taking! We swam and fished on the lake...and entertained in the house! Well stocked...even for a cook...great entertaining space for many! We had almost a dozen people in the house and it didn't feel stuffy...it was too cold for outside so they all gathered indoors.
The nicest thing about this place is it is a little rustic (clean but RENTER FRIENDLY) so you do not feel like you cannot be comfortable here. Other places we rented were stuffy and we would have never invited people there because they were too perfect...this place is COMFORTABLE like a real Home away from home!
We have family in the area and will never stay anywhere else! This is such a lovely place with great access to everything...beautiful surroundings...a fun place to stay! All our friends loved this place! They are looking forward to our next visit as much as we are...so they can boat swim and fish!
The house has EVERYTHING you will need...we had a very relaxing sta...and will return again and again! The owner is REAL easy to deal with...and even allowed us early access because no one was renting the days before us! I almost feel the need not to review this place because I want it to be our secret...but wouldn't want anyone to miss out on such a fantastic place!
Master Bedroom bed...is like sleeping in a hug!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011270
+1 9172255359
Bantam Lake Litchfield County
5

Cottage was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We loved this cottage. Felt right at home as soon as we got there. Perfect for a family of four! Beds were very comfortable, house was open, clean and great lighting! Best of all the wrap around patio and scenic lake was to die for! Kids want to go back and so do we! Will be our families main stay every time we visit Connecticut! Thank you :)
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011270
+1 9172255359
Bantam Lake Litchfield County
5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
My friend and I stayed here the first weekend in May, and for me it was perfection. The deck is stupendous, ideal for sitting in the sun and thinking, which is all I wanted to do. The house itself is both intimate and spacious and clean -- and all the facilities work. I would certainly come back later in the year and swim if possible. In a word: fintestic!
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley International in Hartford, CT
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Waterbury (MetroNorth and Amtrak)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandy Beach and Morris Town Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wood's Pit BBQ
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
StonyBrook Golf Course
Car: necessary

Litchfield County is the foothills to the Berkshires and our cottage is accessible to everything. Our time is usually spent relaxing on Bantam Lake - nothing like having your own beach to enjoy. Bring your boat and use our dock, or borrow our canoe to explore the lake. Fishing, swimming and playing in the sand all fill our weekends at the lake. Within a few miles of our cottage, however, you can shop or dine or drink or antique to your heart's content. The White Memorial Conservation Area has a trailhead across from our road and our weekends usually include a hike or two and the rolling local hills make for some great bike rides. In the winter, we walk and skate and cross country ski on the lake (when it's frozen!) and the kids love to watch the ice fisherman. Mohawk Mountain is 20 minutes away and is a great family learn-to-ski hill.

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Availability & Rates

Bantam Lake House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Notes

  • Weekly - $2,500
  • A refundable security deposit required on all rentals.

    Last-minute rentals can be paid with credit card though the 4 percent service charge will be passed on to renter.

    Shorter rentals considered.

Amenities

Bantam Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The kitchen is full of appliances to make your cooking easier : crockpot, blender, panini maker, bread maker and waffle maker. There are two full Aerobeds available and a pack n play.