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Charming Lakefront Cottage; Boat, Swim, Fish, Hike, Bike, Golf, Magestic Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

- 2 BR, 1 BA, pull-out couch, lrge screened porch can sleep 6

A charming lakefront cottage in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Located on a peaceful lake with a private dock & shore-front with gorgeous lake & Mountain views. The cottage is only 50 feet from the lake and private dock. It comes with a canoe, sailboat, two kayaks, a small row boat, paddle board and is pet friendly. Relax in the newly renovated large screened-in porch- that is spacious enough to entertain in while watching the majestic wildlife (blue herons nest nearby and we often see bald eagles). Twin Lakes is known for its great fishing (a trophy lake) This lake (West Twin) has no public access, so it’s very quiet. The cottage can sleep 6 people comfortably. It has two bedrooms (1 queen and 2 twin beds), a queen pullout couch and a bathroom .There is a bright and airy open living room and dining area. Cuddle up on the comfy sofa cozy by the large fire place inside, or enjoy the fresh air toasting marshmallows in the fire- pit on a cool evening. Enjoy cooking your meals on a gas or charcoal grill, while savoring your meal in the sunshine on the large deck facing the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker. We have a flat screen TV with DVD, WiFi, and air conditioning. The bathroom was recently(3yrs ago) renovated and has all new fixtures and washer & dryer! We provide linens, life vests, fire wood, propane for grill and many other amenities all you have bring is food! *As of June 2017. The kitchen, living room and bedrooms and porch floor got a fresh coat of paint. We have a new microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The newly refinished wood floor is beautiful in living and dining area. There are new indoor/outdoor rugs in the kitchen and porch that gives them a fresh and look and easy cleaning. We have refurnished furniture, pursed new cushions for chairs, bought new lamps. Every week we have our cottage professionally cleaned. We have a notebook with many suggestions and information on the area. Our “little home” is a perfect place to unwind, enjoy nature, have a great time on the lake, or enjoy the many things to do in this unique area. As you can see we try to make our home as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and are always looking for ways to make your stay the best!!

Many fantastic restaurants,a quaint grocery store and unique shops, beautiful golf courses, tennis, as well as bike trails, hiking on Appalachian Mtn trial & skiing are all few mins away. There is beautiful town park on Lakeville Lake with a sandy beach, new play ground and large shady picnic is a great place for the whole family and it's right in town only a few miles away.

Theaters, Music, Movies, Shopping, Restaurants: Broadway stars join many productions in the local theaters of Triarts in Sharon, CT and The Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge. Enjoy the many talented musicians at Tanglewood, Music Mountain, and Berkshire Choral. There are several movie theaters, some include dinner. Your taste buds will be pleased with the variety great restaurants in the area. Visit the many intriguing antique and gift shops as well as Lee Outlets stores 40 minutes away.

Golf, Tennis, Biking Hiking, Swimming & Nature: Play golf on one of eight scenic golf courses only 10 –20 minutes away. Several paddle and tennis courts are available. Go biking on the various bike trails that includes three states, and scenic roads. The Town beach has a playground, and swimming, canoeing and sailing lessons for children. The Sharon Audubon offers nature walks, bird watching and educational programs for kids. Hike on the Appalachian Mtn trail and see panoramic views of three states and two mountian ranges. Catamount ski area is close by and in the summer has a great ropes course for all ages.

Downhill skiing is only 15-20 mins away at Catmount and Butternut Ski Areas in nearby Gt Barrrington, Mass. and Mohawk Mt in Cornwall. From beginner skiers to experts, everyone can enjoy these easy to get to areas that are cheaper and less crouded than going further north.

History, Art Galleries, Museums: Being one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, many historical landmarks and guided talks about Salisbury’s importance in the Revolutionary War. Norman Rockwell Museum, Shaker Museum and Clark Institute are not far away in Mass. Jacob’s Pillow in Stockbridge has various dance companies perform. There are three art galleries in Lakeville as well as others in the area.

More Details

Property Manager
Rindy Higgins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Home Owners,

We thank you very much for letting us stay in your cottage. We really enjoyed it. We went on the boats and fished. The cabin was very cozy with comfortable beds. The lake was an amazing view. We ended up being able to see the bald eagle! That was awesome because we saw him go hunting into the water! At night we would make smores & hot dogs on the fire pit. They tested great! Thanks again! ;)
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Taconic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly enlarged bathroom with all new fixtures! Walk in 3 cornered shower, stacked washer/dryer, tile floors
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dock 50' from cottage, large screened-in porch, deck, and raft for swimming. Two kayaks, canoe sailboat and inflatable boat available. Pet and child friendly with swing set and sand box as well as shorefront and many back roads for walks and bike rides. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher as well as a washing machine and dryer. Llinens and towels available. Dine outside on deck enjoying the sun or in screened porch hearing the splash of the fish and seeing beautiful lake views. Watch for the blue heron or bald eagles. Grill salmon on gas or charcoal grill. Lounge in chaises by the water and soak up the rays or read. Use the fire pit for smores or hot dogs, etc.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7045455 based on 46 reviews
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Winter Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Peace and quiet and serenity - exactly what I needed. I just love the coziness of the cabin and the "beach side cottage" decor was such a welcome atmosphere in the middle of winter. I had the beautiful floor to cathedral ceiling fireplace blazing during my entire stay. If this had been a normal New England winter, I would have done some cross country skiing, skating, snow shoeing right out the door and accross the gorgeous lake (what a view). I'm a little relieved that I it wasn't a normal winter though, because it gave me the opportunity to totally relax. I had time to cook and paint (artist) and read. I imagine this to be a perfect cabin for a writer in the middle of winter too. Thank you to Rindy for providing a great escape.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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5

This lakefront cottage was exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly as advertised! Very clean, well equipped and wonderfully quiet while still being close to town. Rindy, the owner introduced herself when we first arrived and told us to let her know if we needed anything. Late in the week we needed a tray for the stove and she was there in 10 minutes but we otherwise never saw her, as she was giving us our privacy. The screened in porch was perfect at all times of the day and we would happily rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Serene and relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the cottage for a week in mid-July hoping for privacy, waterfront views, good fishing, hiking, and swimming. Unfortunately, one of us fractured her knee-cap in May, and the hiking portion of our agenda was sidelined by a bulky leg brace. In all other aspects, we found everything we hoped for. The waterfront was quiet, spacious and private, the view of the lake and hills beyond was spectacular and exactly as advertised. The little rowboat was perfect for fishing, and the lake was full of bass, pickerel and perch. We bonded with the great blue heron who visited regularly and enjoyed quiet mornings of birdsong and starry evenings with the fireflies. Invasive weeds have unfortunately proliferated in this lake, but the water itself is clear and fresh. As other reviewers have attested, the cottage was clean, well maintained, and well-equipped, and the furnishings were charming and comfortable. Although we spent most of our time on the screened porch and deck, there was one particularly hot and muggy day when we were grateful for the very effective central AC. This is a delightful cottage in a beautiful part of Connecticut, and we definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place for a vacation. The cabin was clean with a warm atmosphere. We enjoyed canoeing and kayaking the lake and side canal. We also enjoyed seeing some beautiful wildlife in the area. I Caught some nice Bass while fishing. We enjoyed cooking on the grill and having dinner outside on the deck or in the screened porch. We also enjoyed some nice meals out at the local restaurants. The local shops were fun to visit were we found some gifts for our family. At night the screened in porch was a bonus , the lake looked wonderful as the sun set at night and the indoor fireplace provided a nice touch removing the dampness the two nights it rained. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.We would easily recomend this spot to a friend or relative. I am sure we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great little cottage, nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time renting this cottage and it never disappoints. The view off the screened in porch is serene and relaxing. The surrounding countryside is the best in CT. If you are looking to get away and disconnect, this is the place for you. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We, two adults and one dog, stayed at Rindy's cottage in mid May and had a great time fishing and hiking. It's a joy to just walk out the back door and be able to fish, boat and enjoy the wonderful views of the lake. This was the second time I rented the cottage and I will be back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Several in the area
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hotchkiss School, Canaan Country Club, East Canaan
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wassaic, NY from Grand Central
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 44 & 41
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many in Lakevile & Salisbury
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Catamount Ski, Butternut & Mohawk Mount
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Town Grove in Lakeville, CT
Car: necessary

Lakeville/Salisbury, CT is in the northwest corner of Connecticut. It is 2 1/2 hours from New York City and easily accessible to Metro-North, Wassaic train station. Biking, hiking or driving through this area you will enjoy the gorgeous scenic lakes, mountains and relaxed country atmosphere. There are bike and hiking trails (Appalachian Mtn trail), tennis, golf, gift and antiques stores, summer stock theaters, art galleries and many wonderful restaurants. Western Massachusetts which includes the quaint villages of Stockbridge home to Norman Rockwell Museum and Tanglewood. There are several lakes and a town recreation center offering swimming and children’s activities. There are several nature reserves nearby.

Other Activities: hiking

Golf: There are many beautiful golf courses in the area.

Ski: Ski the Berkshires! Cottage is 15 minutes away from Catamount Ski Area, 20 minutes from Butternut Ski area, Mohawk and Powder Ridge. Less than an hour from Jimny Peak. All great ski areas in the Berkshires. Easy to get to - no traffic and not as crowded as NH & VT areas.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Winter rates $99 per weekday night
New weekend rates $295 per weekend and $695 per week!

Book now for next year! Summer 15,000 for season memorial Day through Labor Day
By month July & Aug $6,000 per month

June $1000 per week
July & August 1,500 a week
September $900 a week
Oct & Nov $800 A week ( non holidays)
Book now for next year! Summer 15,000 for season memorial Day through Labor Da

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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