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Rindy Higgins

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Salisbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 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 & shorefront with gorgeous lake & Mtn views. It comes with a canoe, sailboat, two kayaks and is pet friendly. Rest in the newly renovated large screened-in porch- that is spacious enough to entertain in while watching the magestic 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 has two bedrooms, one bath and a new pullout couch; can sleep from 4-6. The open living room and dining room has a large fireplace. There is a fire pit outside for roasting marshmallows. Enjoy cooking your meals on a gas or charcoal grill while savoring your meal in the sunshine on the large deck facing the lake. There is new large soft queen-size pull-out couch, queen bed, bathroom fixtures, flat screen TV, wireless internet. 800sq ft interior 950sq ft includes screenporch

Many fantastic restaurants, beautiful golf courses, tennis, quaint shops as well as bike trails, hiking on Appalachian Mtn trial & skiing few mins 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rindy Higgins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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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Charming Lakefront Cottage; Boat, Swim, Fish, Hike, Bike, Golf, Magestic Views
average rating of 4.709677 based on 33 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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quaint, quiet, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are both school teachers and needed a little R&R during our spring break from school. This was a last minute trip we needed to book and Rindy made it very easy to handle. This cute cottage on the lake is exactly what we were looking for! Mother Nature was a little confused though - one day snow, next day rain, yuck! lol Although the weather did not cooperate for us and the outdoor activities we had wanted to do, we made the best of our stay! I made sure to bundle up and have my morning coffee on the enclosed porch and admire the gorgeous view! The cottage was very clean, and well equipped with any items we may have forgot at home. Rindy was a pleasure to do business with. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip. We look forward to visiting again! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this cottage, and we are currently planning to return again in December. We absolutely love it in the Fall, the foliage is amazing, the best view I've ever seen. We also love it under the snow. The view from the windows, skying on the lake, or running around it, or simply walking on the wast property. The cottage itself is very cozy and comfortable, especially with the fireplace and a bottle of good wine.

The privacy was never an issue, because even in the winter, without the foliage, the hill separates the cottage from the owner's house, making it completely invisible.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! The house is clean and has everything you need. Our favorite part was the screened in porch with the beautiful view and kayaking in the evening.We all had such a good time including the dogs. The neighborhood itself is so nice and the people are wonderful. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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August in heaven !

  • 5 of 5

The title of my review says it all, is not it ? We truly did not expect Mindy and Jon's cabin to fit our needs and lifestyle so well, and for the all month of august. The view is majestic, the calm is everywhere (yes, even in august), the wildlife all around is captivating, the cabin is adorable (a little outdated furniture wise but yet, so sweet and elegant - the beds are comfortable - everything in it works well - the fast speed internet too, yeah ! ), the lake is serene, the water clean and full of fishes, the village of Salisbury 10mn nearby offers everything you need, a supermarket, a great bakery and an even greater wine shop...and many restaurants we never went to....why should we when we can have our meals on a large screened porch with a view like ours ?...

The owners, Mindy and Jon, live right next door, which is reassuring in many ways, and at the same time, they never invaded our privacy. They are real and honest people, that is also something that needs to be mentioned.

We arrived to the cottage a little worried about what to expect. We left enchanted, slightly heartbroken. We basically did nothing all day and never got bored, a real discovery for two new-yorkers like us !

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the privilege of renting the awesome cottage last was late in the summer, so the leaves were just starting to turn. It was so beautiful. I recently have recommended this rental to a newly married best friend of mine. As I was reminiscing, looking through the photos, reminding myself of the fabulous time my husband and I had when we vacationed here, I was appalled to read the negative comments that were left. Now, I do not know the owners personally, but because I have been there, I felt compelled to post an honest review. For Anyone looking for a comfortable, quiet, relaxing place to get away, this will, and more than expected, meet your needs. And it was very inexpensive compared to hotel rates these days. But gives MUCH MUCH more than just a place to lay your head at night! All the conveniences of home, but with all the pleasures one would expect from a vacation resort. Our first day there, it was a breezy sunny day, the view from the deck was perfect for me to pull out my portable easel and paint setup to paint the lovely scene before me. My husband took time to relax on the dock, reading his favorite books, and later that evening, sitting by the outside fire pit, just spending time together, talking and enjoying the night, Early the next morning, we went kayaking! I never been! It was great to have a place provided, privately while I slowly made my way into the kayak, everything providing, lifejackets included.. and off we went. .. it was so calming, hardly anyone out that early, except for the ducks! It was awesome! Its quite a long lake, if you look on maps .. I was amazed how far out we could go, and so beautiful. The cottage provides a full kitchen to make our own meals, a cozy closed in porch to sit outside, but inside a lovely setting makes for a quiet place to enjoy your meals. The full bath, with all your towels and linens provided, and comfortable bedding for the night! Now, the next day it RAINED ALL MORNING and afternoon! But we had brought in wood for the fireplace! and how awesome was it to have that fire going, listening to the rain, watching movies (which the tv has a dvd built-in) and we were more than happy to sit and relax next to the fireplace.. couldn't ask for more. For the two days we were there.. it was perfect for what we were looking for. A place to relax, not expensive, gave us some fun things to do. I highly recommend the vacation spot. It was a blessed weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Salisbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer (non holiday)
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter (non-holiday)
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Salisbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly enlarged bathroom with all new fixtures! Walk in 3 cornered shower, stacked washer/dryer, tile floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
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.

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