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

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


About the property

Large screened-in porch 50' to private dock,10-20 min to ski areas, sleeps 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:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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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Taconic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.716981 based on 55 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: February 2012
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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived during Feb. winter break to find a cozy cottage on the water set down a long driveway away from the road with beautiful view. All towels, linens, pillows and blankets we're supplied. The beds we're comfortable. The kitchen had most everything you need. Bring extra paper towels, dish soap and a sponge. There was wood and kindling for the fireplace. We hike Alder mountain which has a cabin on the summit (and a wood burning stove inside). Not only did we enjoy this trip, but my dogs had a great time as well with hiking and having plenty of yard ( not fenced) to run around. Sitting in front of the fire at night with a glass of wine was the best as well as seeing all the stars. This is worth coming back to.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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San Clemente, CA

Outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cottage with amazing views of the lake!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We usually come once a year for a weekend getaway. My pups have such a great time. Next year we are planning to stay longer. It's such a beautiful place and Rindy is always a pleasure. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Perfect for quiet or kids... Idyllic and charming! Weekend, week or longer you can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

It was very quiet, quaint and cozy. The area is beautiful. We hiked part of the AT and loved it! I would recommend this cottage and area to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Dutchess County, New York

Not Just Another Cabin by the Lake

  • 4 of 5

Today we returned from our long weekend at Rindy and Jon's. Our stay was just great and we will definitely be returning next year.

Rindy was super responsive and very non obtrusive. The coffee pot was on the fritz and within a few hours she brought us a brand new one. She was reachable by text and phone.

The cabin's structure is just beautiful (pine everywhere.) I adored the kitchen; plenty of plates, flatware, cooking utensils and the pots and pans are good quality (not the thin, scratched Teflon stuff you usually find at rentals.). The kitchen is large and there's space for you and your honey to cook together. We had a fire going everyday (LOTS of firewood available; a wood sling/carrier wood be a plus for the future, as would be a guest book where we could leave our comments and recommendations for the next lucky visitors.) Plenty of seating on the spacious screened-in back porch and in the living room. Our knees would have been happier if the sofa was a bit more plump, as getting up from it was "a process" for some of us, but it was super cozy. Also, this place is wonderfully lit; cabins can be on the dark side, but there was lighting available everywhere. This cabin feels like a home. Just the best!

The lake is beautiful and equipped with all types of watercraft, if that is your thing. Mother Nature didn't cooperate but we still got in a few minutes on the screen porch enjoying the view. Bedrooms were also cozy; full bed had a dip in it, but we made it work and all four of us, who are pretty rocky sleepers, slept great! I also loved the abundance of cozy blankets, cotton quilts and blankets that were available, as well as the fat candles on the fireplace mantle. The ambiance was just incredible, and it was so relaxing.

Also, except for the walk to the dock which understandably can be a little tricky, I would say Rindy and Jon's place is very accessible for older people, as stairs are minimal. Unloading car was a breeze!

We really had no complaints except one (which is the only reason that my rating is not 5 stars.) We stayed in one day when it was rainy, and 2-3 landscapers showed up with leaf blowers-one of which was pretty big and fascinated the tool-lovers in our group! So, unfortunately we had a pretty loud soundtrack outside until about 3:00. I realize the leaves have to go, but if that could have been postponed until our departure that would have been great, as the noise rattled our Walden Pond vibe! But...we will be back! TY!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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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

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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