KOZY DIRECT WATERFRONT ONE OF A KIND PRIVATE LAKE LOC, 2 DOCKS-NYC 75M

Richard Sementilli

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Richard Sementilli

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KOZY DIRECT WATERFRONT ONE OF A KIND PRIVATE LAKE LOC, 2 DOCKS-NYC 75M

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Sherman Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Romantic, 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Private Gated Community in Candlewood Lake Estates. Beautiful, breathtaking one-of-a-kind lake estate surrounded by 400 feet of direct waterfront on 1+ acre. Amazing views of lake from every window - like being on a yacht on little known gem aka 'Emerald Lake' is a natural spring-fed glacier lake and is the cleanest in Connecticut. The 'Kozy' rests on the shore of pristine Green Pond which is nestled in the glacial depression between the two northern fingers of Candlewood Lake. Enjoy swimming, fishing, sailing (no motors allowed) from two (2) secluded and private docks. Includes Kayak, canoe, rowboat and more. The property has lovely gardens with a stream, waterfall and natural moss throughout the grounds. Roast marshmallows by the fire or take a quiet snooze in the hammock. This year-round home is a winter wonderland as well. Cozy-up by the wood burning stove or strap on your skates or x-country skis. Enjoy the spectacular Fall Foliage while hiking or mt. biking around the lakes.

Spectacular Fall Foliage Views From The Lake!: The main floor has a living room/dining area with a cozy wood burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances. There is a private guest room and a half bath. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a private balcony with stunning views overlooking the lake. Washer & Dryer included. Very easy commute to NYC and the Metropolitan areas (75 mins.). Even your own private airport less than a mile away. All your boats and motor toys are welcomed on Candlewood Lake. Included within the Estates are four (4) beaches, two (2) on Candlewood Lake with boat launches and docks and two (2) beaches on Emerald Lake. Everything you need for the perfect 'kozy' getaway...Also included are: Canoe, Kyak & Row Boat.

Fall & Winter Are Spectacular Too!: The 'Kozy' Lake House also offers the most spectacular Fall and Winter experience for travelers. Fall Folliage can be seen from every window and from the extensive wrap-around decks over-looking the Lake. The scenery is incredible!

When the lake freezes over, ice skating begins, right from your own backdoor with wood burning stove, outdoor bond fires and marshmallow roasting area will complete all of your Fall and/or Winter dreams. Several Ski areas are also within a 1/2 hour drive from the 'Kozy' Lake House. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area (30 mi.) Connecticut’s premier snow resort since 1947, offers skiing and boarding to all ages. Featuring 24 trails for skiing and snowboarding, Mohawk uses state of the art snow making equipment, five chairlifts, two “wonder carpets” for beginners and amenities for all snow sport enthusiasts. Indoor Ice skating facilities near-by too, and incredible Country Fall & Winter Fairs & Festiv.

Ski; Snowboard, Ice Skate; Cross Country: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away: Downhill skiing and boarding: Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes Cross country skiing: White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield Topsmead Park in Litchfield Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington.

Activities: Appalachian Trails; Farmers Markets; Antiquing; Connecticut Wine Trail; Star Gazing; Connecticuts Largest Flea Market (The Elephants Trunk Bazar); Sherman Playhouse Live Theater; 28 mi. Scenic Drive North on Route 7 ( see covered bridges and Bald Eagles along the way).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Sementilli (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About Richard Sementilli

I am a conscientious, responsive owner who is so proud to share this truly one of a kind property. I grew up in the Westchester County NY and I currently live in NYC. I love the contrast between the beauty and culture of New England with the proximity and excitement of NYC.

Richard Sementilli purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Richard Sementilli chose Sherman

Last year I found this amazing place on Homeaway.com. I immediately booked a brief two day stay but, within the first few moments upon my arrival, I knew that one day I wanted to buy this property. The setting is unbelievable, and the house itself is so perfectly charming. I then booked another two week stay this past July (2012) and I never wanted to leave! I ended up buying this property this September. I just had my family up to see this place for the first time this past weekend and they absolutely fell in love with as did I. I love how private, quiet and secluded the location is, but then it is just minutes away from all the things you need.

What makes this cottage unique

The house itself feels like its an old New England rustic cottage but in fact it has all the modern creature comforts that everyone wants. The previous owners had decorated and furnished the home so perfectly to match the setting and the style of the home, so I therefore did not change a thing!

One of my favorite features of this house is waking up in the morning surrounded by views of the lake from every direction - literally. If you look straight, you see water, look left, you see water, look right you see water. It feels like you are actually on a large yacht anchored on shore. It's just spectacular!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.2
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Kozy Direct Waterfront One Of A Kind Private Lake Loc, 2 Docks-NYC 75m
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Sherman Candlewood Lake
CT
5

Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5
I am so happy to have found this little gem on a web search! I wanted to surprise my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary, and what a surprise it was! From the moment we pulled into the driveway and saw the lake I new it was going to be a special place. It is simply charming inside and out. Quiet, secluded, private and very peaceful.
The cottage was everything the photos depicted and then some. The furnishings are very "Kozy" and comfortable and the kitchen is clean and well equipped. I love the way there is a view of the lake from every one of the many windows in this cottage. The exterior and property is just as charming, with a private path to a secret place to sit and relax while viewing the water.
We will definitely be back again!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina! Hope to see you back again!
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Sherman Candlewood Lake
4

Wonderful getaway

  • 4 of 5
The views at Kozy are literally breathtaking.

We booked this as a last minute getaway to recharge from the craziness of Manhattan and it was so restorative.

Richard was prompt to reply and easy to communicate with. And Kozy was perfect for what we were looking for. Most of the time the reality is less than the photos, but not at Kozy. The views were literally breathtaking and you could see the frozen lake from almost every window. An incredible spot and cute cottage to stay at.

Would love to go back in the summer to enjoy the lake activities.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sherman Candlewood Lake
5

Really Relaxing - perfect couple getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Really had a great time. Lake was crystal clear and gorgeous. Ideal for 2 people rather than 4 but I read the owner is getting a better bed for guest room, which would make it more suitable for 4. The guest room btw was my favorite room in the house - amazing views and feels like you're out on the deck but protected from the elements. Not buggy at all when we went, and kitchen was well stocked with dishes and silverware and I was grateful for the wine glasses and corkscrew there!:) We also had confusion with the kayak but we did realize it was right next door with all the other boats for the community to take out. Loved the house and the grounds and can't wait until we come back again - we'll definitely try out the new hot tub that was installed next time! Really great couple getaway! Oh, and owner was very responsive to any inquiries.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robyn! You really do appreciate what this place is all about! I hope you return again next year because I just received the new furniture today and the hot tub should be working in a few weeks.
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Sherman Candlewood Lake
Shoreham, NY
3

Great location, great views, but some issues

  • 3 of 5
Location, location, location. As the photo's show the cottage is situated right on Green Pond. You will be spending most of your time in the outdoors — on the porch, or on the lounge chairs on the float at the foot of the stairs leading to the water.

The kitchen was well appointed, with adequate pots and supplied with sundry items that made cooking indoors quite easy.

The water is from a well and had a sulfur smell that I had trouble getting used to, but that might be just me.

I am an avid reader and had trouble finding a comfortable chair in the cottage, so I did most all my reading outside.

Be sure to double-check with the owner as to all that is included in the listing. There was no kayak or paddle boat, and the canoe had seen better days.

I never could get the CD player to operate, and even if I did, I would have to lie on the bed to listen to music. The speakers and CD player are in the master bedroom.

The listing of a second bedroom is a stretch. What you will find is a small niche with a futon and great views of the pond and not much else.

The cottage is ideal for a couple, or a couple with small children that do not mind sleeping together on the futon.

Overall, I achieved my goal of a relaxing stay at the cottage, but would have liked to kayak in the mornings and listen to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven in the evenings.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Communication, communication, communication...all you had to do was ask Phil :)

I never heard about or smelled a sulfur smell in the water. I just had installed the state of the art water filters for this house because the well water source is so iron rich. I never heard anyone mention a sulfur smell. My plumber who installed it is amazing and he could have looked into it if I had known about it. I will do this immediately. Thanks for the mention.

The kayaks and paddle boats are available at the beach next door to the house. All you had to do was ask me.

The CD player works fine, I never had a problem. I will check it immediately. Most guests are using their MP3 players and are directly connecting to it. Now that you mention it, I will consider getting a sound system for the living room.

The guest room is my favorite room, but I agree, the futon is not adequate for adults. Several months ago, I special ordered a new sofa bed from Jennifer Convertibles with a temper-pedic mattress for this guest room. It's arriving September 7th, along with a new living room sofa, chair and ottoman. This guest room does have its own private half bath. I think it's cute when you shut the window shades in the living room and close the sliding door, this room becomes a very kozy bedroom with privacy from the rest of the house and the best views of the lake. My friends and guests love it.

Thank you for your feedback Phil. My goal is to always make this place a better place. I hope you enjoyed the new outdoor shower I just had installed. I am also finalizing the installation of an outdoor hot tub, with access from the guest bathroom - cant wait! When I stayed at this place as a guest, I loved it so much I bought the place. I also gave it a 5 star review, rusty water and lumpy seats and all!

Hope you come back next year.
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Sherman Candlewood Lake
4

Fabulous vacation!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I came to Kozy Lake Cottage for 9 days in July. We had one of our best vacations ever! KLC was just what we hoped for: beautiful views, pristine water, peace and quiet, comfortable cottage perfect for two!
The photos online do not lie...this is exactly how the house and its environs look. Green Pond is peaceful and clean, we were in and out of the water all the time. The owner continues to make improvements all the time (while we were there, an outdoor hot tub was delivered). Richard was very solicitous and friendly, and had ready answers to our questions. We plan to go back in 2014 and can't wait! If you're looking for a romantic place for two, you've found it! We loved being there so much, we hardly left.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Laguardia, JFK
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
River Bistro
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Candlewood Valley Country Club, River Oaks Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak New Milford Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Connecticut Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
American Pie Company, Arrivederci
Car: necessary
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Sherman Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
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$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 18
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$7,350
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $200 Nightly
 
Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$7,350
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 29
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $49

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sherman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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