Centrally located in Watertown
Why Faye Zasada chose Watertown
In the back of the cottage is a large outdoor table that is under the pine trees which is nice to have lunch. You can also have dinner of the covered back porch. This leads out from the living room. It is a great place to enjoy dining on a summers night. The back yard has a fire pit along with plenty of firewood to build a camp fire. The back yard is fenced in so you can bring you pet. Depending on the bred some pets do scale the 5 foot stone wall.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is on 7 acres with a stream that is a wonderful refuge in the summer. It also is a 2 minute drive to Taft school, or a 15 minute walk to the movie theatre. The town features several excellent restaurants you can walk to The Rock Garden Cafe, Thai Bowl and The Main Street Grill. The Sunset Grill at CrestBrook Country Club serves wonderful specials all during the week that you can check out on their website. The cottage is located 3 miles from Black Rock State Park where you can swim in the summer or take wonder walks in the other 3 seasons through wooded pathways. Right up the street if you follow Nova Scotia Hill Road you will arrive at Veterans Park. You have to go through the stoplight at the top and cross Buckingham Street. There is a nice playground there along with paths that go through the woods. and concerts in the summer.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
From the time I set foot in the Cottage I was at Home. Everything was there for my perfect Stay for my 50th Class Reunion. My Plan was to have some people over and make some music and give them some great food. Everything I needed was there for the preparation of a Wonderful Night with some of my Class Members of Darien High School Class of 1968... We set up Band Practice in the Living room of the Cottage and there was plenty of room, Even with the full size Bass that my Friend came with to get some great sound without amplification. We also had a Large Roland Electric Piano and two more acoustic Guitars. We planed and Ate for a few Hours and I invited our hosts over to hear our music, They seemed to enjoy what we were doing.
I had Family and Friends who live in the area so my visits to them were very easy for me to make. I have stayed in many places and I will say this was tops for me. You will not find a more comfortable Home away from Home then the Cottage in Watertown. Ct. Gorgeous in every Way.The only down fall of the trip was I had to Leave...
Well maintained property, many updates, central location.
Property provided everything we needed for this trip. Charming two bedroom small home. Property felt very cozy.
Avoiding the very busy I-84 we used back roads to reach Watertown but got a little lost w/o gps. Faye and Paul helped us over phone and with our Harley Davidson in tow, the family hosts were very gracious to assist with unloading bike from our pickup. We are very grateful to have stayed in this out of the way, peaceful area with very available hosts. We had everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay.
Super cute place!
My dog and I enjoyed our stay here. The house is small but really cute and cozy. The backyard is nice and shady, with a pretty stone wall surrounding it. Faye, the owner, is really helpful -- she was very responsive to every request!
This house is very close to the main house but from the back yard you can't even tell (you can see it from the front). Feels somewhat secluded. Faye also encouraged us to walk around the rest of the property (gorgeous!)
A few things you should be aware of:
- the hot water is REALLY hot once it gets going! Which is awesome but be careful with little kids
- in the bathroom, the hot and cold is reversed
- there is some poison ivy in the backyard so if you have kids show them what it looks like so they can avoid it
- there is no central air but the window unit does a great job of keeping the place cool
- if you are having problems with the internet, call Faye and she can reset it for you. I was able to use my phone as a hot spot without any problems, though; cell service was great.
- the stone wall surrounding the back yard is fairly short in places (4'?) so if your dog is a fence-jumper you may want to keep them on a long line or bring a tall exercise pen to keep them away from the wall.
There are lots of parks and hiking trails nearby so if you bring your dog there will be plenty for you both to do!!
Cute little cottage; good experience
This was my first time arranging a VRBO on my own and was a good experience. Faye and her husband Paul were very gracious, as was their daughter. The main house is across the large oval driveway and provides plenty of privacy. The house was on the small side, hence the recommendation that you not bring large dogs, but it served our purpose. Our dog is actually 60lbs and he was fine, but I worried about him knocking things over. I read the previous review just before our arrival. While I agree with some of the points, I didn't think they were that big of a deal. There is a small kitchen fan in the cooking area and it was very helpful. Yes, if you fully open the cabinet doors over the refrigerator, the left door will hit the fan, but I couldn't think of anything I would need over the fridge that I would need that badly; but it's good to know so you don't make that mistake! The air conditioner is located at the back of the house so the fan helped circulate the cooler air while I slaved away at the stove (what was I thinking? Cooking on vacation?!?!) Also, a cutting board would be a good addition; I didn't want to chop vegetables on the counter-top and risk damage to it, so I ended up using a paper grocery bag. And yes, the faucets in the shower are reversed; turn left for cold and right for hot; Again, good to know. One last thing: the back door (which leads to the yard and patio) was impossible to open. We couldn't get it to budge so we just used the front door; I didn't ask Faye or Paul about it, but I am sure they would have come over to take a look if I had pressed the issue. I just honestly chalked it up to a door being stuck and when they asked if there was anything they could do to improve our stay, I didn't think to tell them. My husband later pointed out that I should have asked them to help with the door, as it is a fire hazard; the kitchen, front door, and garage door are all next to each other at the front of the house; in the event of a grease fire, we would have had difficulty getting out.
Again, everything was clean and organized. Faye responded to my emails very quickly and was hospitable. If you bring a large dog, be sure to check out Southbury Dog Park; it was amazing!
You have a great property and cottage. Thank you for sharing it with us. We had a great time.