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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE AND WATERFRONT ACCESS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE AND WATERFRONT ACCESS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Lake Waramaug Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy classic New England weekends and holidays year-round on Lake Waramaug’s Gold Coast. Waramaug is a Connecticut Heritage Lake, and was pictured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”.

The Lake House is nestled in the trees with easy access to everything this pristine lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Beautifully furnished with a mixture of comfortable Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two working fireplaces, a private deck overlooking an expansive wooded area, and a stone terrace overlooking a lawn, landscaped plantings, stone walls and paths.

The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a paneled fireplace, built-in storage and bookcases, a flat-screen TV, and comfortable seating. The open kitchen is convenient to both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The private Master Bedroom Suite has French doors opening to the stone terrace, as well as a fireplace, dual closets and storage space, and an adjoining bathroom with a tiled shower and antique marble sink. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has access to a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. There is also an open office/work area, where one can set-up a laptop and electronic devices to work, study or play. Air-conditioning is provided and the house has wide-board pine floors throughout.

The Lake House tenants have access to the waterfront and dock and the use of a tandem kayak and other amenities. The charming New Preston village is a short bike ride away with shops and restaurants specializing in locally grown produce. And, the newly expanded Hopkins Winery is a short walk away and a great choice for a late afternoon wine tasting or snack!

Annual events on the lake include July 4th fireworks, college and prep school crew regattas, triathlons, and numerous road and bike races.

Within a short walk are two public beaches and playgrounds, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake.

A short 15-mile drive will lead to Stony-Brook, a lovely nine-hole public golf course, or in the winter, to Mohawk Mountain, for a choice of 25 ski trails. A little longer ride will provide skiing at Butternut or Catamount and golfing at numerous public 18-hole courses.

Seasonal activities include:

-Fall leaf-peeping

-Cycling and hiking

-Antique shopping

-Kayaking and whitewater rafting

-Lake fishing and Fly-fishing on the Housatonic

-Bird-watching – including American Bald Eagles

-Golfing at Stony-Brook, Candlewood, Lakeville

-Wine tasting on Connecticut Wine Tour

-Skiing at Mohawk, Butternut and Catamount Mountains

-Cross-country skiing on Waramaug and nearby trails

-Dining in award-winning restaurants and Pubs

-Swimming, tubing and water-skiing

-Films in Connecticut’s landmark Bantam Cinema

-Shopping and dining in historic New England villages

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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About The Owner

The Lake House owners live in New York City and have enjoyed weekends and summers on Lake Waramaug for more than 20 years.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why HomeAway

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
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Reviews

Reviews

Beautiful Cottage and Waterfront Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lake Waramaug Litchfield County
New York
5

Our Escape At Waramaug

  • 5 of 5
This is not going to be short since we have a lot to say about this property and the people who own it (who were our neighbors for a year).
The context: We are Northern Californians who had relocated to NYC for work. After 1.5 years in NY we decided we wanted (ok NEEDED) to find a weekend get away that was more than 2 nights at an Inn or a hotel. We are not Hamptons people (beautiful but too crowded for us). After much searching we landed on Litchfield county with a clear mandate - easy lake access on a powerboat friendly lake (we are avid water-skiers). We found this house on home away, made a time to see it on one of our regular Hopkins Inn/Falls Village Inn weekends and instantly fell in love, deciding to rent it year round. The house is perfect - small enough that it is easy to zip in and out of on the weekends without a lot of clean up, the property is gorgeous and Al and Claire (the owners who live in the main house) are wonderful. At the end of the year rental we decided to move back to San Francisco (had we stayed in NY we would have never given up this place). It was hard to leave this little gem and the new friends we made in Al and Claire.

A few facts:
- super easy drive from NYC. We would leave NYC every Friday night after dinner around 8 pm and leave CT every Sunday night around 8 pm. 95% of the time it took 1:45 hours each way (we were in Chelsea 20’s/7th Ave)
- the house is beyond amazing in the spring/summer/fall time (new england lake living - need i say more)
- the house is incredibly special in the winter - most of the houses on Waramaug are second homes and are not used year round. We came up every single weekend and skied at Catamount, Butternut (each 1 hour) and Jiminy Peak (1:45 hrs), went for long walks around the lake and enjoyed the slow pace of a rural new england winter and of course lots and lots of lazy days reading and cooking in front of the fire.
- we had a ski boat in the water in early May (4mm wetsuit required!) and skied up until the day we moved out at the end of September. You could very easily ski until late October if you were so inclined. Waramaug has virtually no boat traffic since it is more or less a private lake.
-Fantastic restaurants around the area - CT, Arethusa, Olivia’s, The Mayflower Inn, GW Tavern and of course The White Horse Tavern just to mention a few
- Al was always responsive when we needed something or had a question
- Highly recommend would be an understatement
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Westchester County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
White Horse Tavern
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Stony Brook Golf Club, Litchfield CT
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Metro North Harlem Valley Line
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 202
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Oliva
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Warren Beach
Car: necessary

The Guest House is located on North Shore Road in Warren Connecticut, considered by many to be Lake Waramaug's Gold Coast. The property is surrounded by large private estates and is tucked into a secluded wooded area with access to a beautiful stone waterfront terrace, 'infinity' deck and dock with ladder for easy swim access.

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Lake Waramaug Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Off-season and year-round rental rates are available on request
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Waramaug Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Queen bed, fireplace, french doors to stone terrace, bathroom with antique marble sink; air-conditioned; ample closets and storage. Second Bedroom with twin beds, ample closets, and access to a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The lake features July 4th fireworks, annual college and prep school crew races, triathelon races, and numerous running and bike races, Within a short walk are located two public beaches, a public playground, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake. A short drive will lead to a public golf course, a driving range, public tennis courts, horseback riding, numerous antique shops, and excellent restaurants.

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