|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The house is located directly on the lake, with a dock for your boat as well. There are 2 small kayaks available for your use. The house has a large deck overlooking the lake, with lounge chairs, and a patio table set & grill to enjoy cook-outs on the porch.The home is fully furnished, with new carpeting throughout. There are new bathrooms, as well as a new kitchen. There are 2 working fireplaces, a small sunroom, and a walk-out basement family room, with a small office area. There is high-speed wireless internet, as well as cable TV. A home phone is not available, but cell phone reception is good. The local town green and sports fields are only a block away, as well as a children's playground at the elementary school nearby. Churches of all denominations are within 10 minutes drive. There is a local market just minutes away, as well as a gas station & library. Large grocery, department stores & pharmacies are a 10-15 minute drive. Many orchards & farms are nearby as well.
Local activities include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, antiquing, and all water activities. Hot air ballooning is available in nearby Worcester to get a bird's eye view of central New England. An 18 hole golf course is only a 5 minute drive from the house.
Holland Aquariders is the oldest waterskiing club in the United States, and they practice weekly on the lake, as well as put on a show at the end of the season.
The Brimfield Antiques Market, held 3 times a year (May, July & Sept), is about 10 minutes away, and is a treasure-hunter's paradise. It lasts 6 days and covers acres of fields. There are also many local antique shops in the Sturbridge/Brimfield area & beyond.
Old Sturbridge Village offers a glimpse into our past history in New England. There are also many other historical sites in the area to explore.
Sturbridge offers many options for good restaurant dining and pubs, as well as a few chain restaurants. It is a 10-15 minute drive from the house. There is also a local theater company, and cinemas planned for the town in the near future. The fall foliage season is spectacular in this area, and offers beautiful views over the lake.
The home is centrally located and convenient to interstate highways, which offers opportunities for many day trips all over New England.
The best thing about this property? The beautiful view of the lake and the wrap around porch. Absolutely stunning, very peaceful, and a great place to drink your coffee every morning. The next best thing - the owner! Very responsive to all needs. Available via email, text, or phone. Other little nice perks - toys for kids to play with, very clean property, full cable channels, washer and dryer, and plenty of space.
Our only complaints - the stairs up to the front door, the stairs down to the basement, and the stairs down to the lake are all very treacherous. I visited with my parents (both in their 60's but still very physically capable), my 2 year old son, and 6 week old daughter. My father actually tripped on the stairs in the front of the house. I would recommend that railing is put in at the front stairway along with some good lighting there. Another issue - the bed in the master bedroom is in desperate need of replacing. It is completely worn, springs constantly popping, definitely the worst bed I've ever slept on :( Really hope the owner gets this remedied - an easy fix that will make a big difference! Last issue - the lake is very murky and full of moss. We were hoping to swim but weren't able to. It's pretty to look at though and would be great if you had a boat!
With all of that said, we WILL stay at the property again the next time we visit family in the area. Hoping to see a note by the owner that these little fixes were made first though :)
We were very happy with our recent week long stay at this home. Their is plenty of parking available. The house was clean upon our arrival, and the pictures don't do it justice. All three bedrooms were of good size, and we loved having the extra half bath in the master bedroom. The main bathroom has an abundance of towels for guests use, and comes with complimentary soaps and shampoo. The dining room table is large and great for entertaining and playing games. The kitchen is adequately supplied and even includes a crock pot. The living room offers a beautiful view of the lake and included, movies,games and coloring books for little ones. The finished basement offers additional sleeping accommodations. The deck is very large and has two umbrella tables, multiple chairs and a grill. We spent much of our time outdoors and loved having meals on the deck overlooking the lake. The hill is a bit steep towards the water, but their is steps and a railing that help with the steepest parts. My 9 year old son thought the hill was the best part! Their is a fire pit at the bottom by the dock, and we enjoyed roasting marshmallows at night. Their are cintrinella tiki torches on the back deck and also on the dock, that helped with bugs in the evening. The two kayaks were so much fun, we used them multiple times a day on the lake. We did our grocery shopping at Shaws, which was about a 15 minute drive. There are numerous restaurants near the grocery store, but we cooked all of our meals at the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and plan on returning for a week next summer! Diana was pleasant to deal with, and we received our security deposit within days of our return home.
the house is spotlessly clean, beautiful location, owner is super friendly and entire driveway was shoveled before we needed to leave!bet its even more wonderful in the summer!!!! only one thing would have made weekend better......my two golden retrievers!!!!
I want to start this off by saying I am not the type of leave reviews as I just never have the time or normally forget to do so. However, this experience deserves a 5 star review. I will start by saying that the Owner Diana is a wonderful person who is very accommodating. I even forgot 2 of my expensive pans at the home, and she kindly allowed me to retrieve them. The house is gorgeous! The pictures do not do it justice. We celebrated our daughters 1st Birthday party here and it was amazing! The kitchen is nicely designed, and the living room is so large and nicely designed as well. The fireplace is gorgeous to watch while you look outside at the beautiful lake view.
The bedrooms are all good sized. The linens were FRESHLY cleaned, and had that crisp hotel feeling. Every inch of the house was spotless. The owner has obviously put attention to detail on her list when it comes to designing her home to make it feel, "like home" for sure. Our party guests were so pleased with the look of the house, that a few ladies have saved this house as a possible rental for a 40th Birthday party.
If you are looking for a place to just kick back and relax, this house has everything you need. If you are throwing a small birthday party, this house is perfect as it is not cluttered, and can be designed so easily with decorations. I put up a 25 foot balloon arch over the fireplace, and it looked gorgeous.
Overall, I will definitely return to this home. It is gorgeous!! You will be pleased in every way.
Thanks Diana for allowing me to enjoy this home for my daughters 1st Birthday. Don't be surprised if we come back in the spring again :)
The B Family
This house was amazing! Impeccably kept, beautifully situated, and with plenty of room for everyone in our party. The owner was very professional and friendly, and the property has been perfectly represented in the listing.
We did get to take a spin on the kayaks, which was super fun, but we were really in town for the Brimfield antiques shows (to which the house is very close), so come kayak time every day we were a bit beat.
I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend, but they might have to fight me for it in May, July, and September!
We LOVED this house. The kitchen and both bathrooms are brand new. The house has 3 good sized bedrooms (listing states 2 bedrooms) and a sofa bed in the walk out basement which worked so well for a family of 4 and a guest. The house was spacious and clean and the owner was very helpful and accommodating, and even included complementary soaps and shampoos. The property is very private and on a beautiful pristine lake, but the walk down is pretty steep. We used the 2 kayaks and tubes everyday and we fished in the lake, but didn't catch anything over 6", although we heard there are some big fish in there. The deck is ideal for relaxing with a beautiful view. Sturbridge is an easy 15 minute drive and we all enjoyed the village and the shops.
There is no land line and while our guest had no problem using his cell phone, we could not get a signal. We had a bad storm one evening and used the fireplace, which made for a cozy evening.
We would definitely return. We had a great time and really loved the house!
Holland is located in south central MA on the CT border, close to the Old Sturbridge Village area and Brimfield MA.
The home is directly on Hamilton Reservoir, a freshwater lake offering many boating activities. There are also many opportunities to explore local history at Old Sturbridge Village, only a few miles away. If you enjoy antiquing there are many local antique stores, as well as the world-famous Brimfield Flea Market, held three times annually. This flea market is also only a few miles away.
The home is conveniently located only minutes off Interstate 84 in CT, and is also very close to the MA Turnpike. It is very convenient for traveling to any MA, CT, or RI attraction, as it is very centrally located with easy interstate highway access. Day trips within an hour's drive include Boston MA, Providence RI, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, Six Flags Amusement Park, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, Basketball Hall of Fame, Bella Via Hot Air Ballooning, Deerfield Zipline, Southwick Zoo, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Motor Speedway. Local activities available are horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, and many water sports.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rates are subject to change without notice, and until reservation is confirmed.
$250 to $300 security deposit due immediately to secure your dates;
one half rental/cleaning fee due 3 months prior to your stay;
balance of rental/cleaning fee due 6 weeks prior to your stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.