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Jill Austin

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Our fully equipped year-round cottage is an easy 90-mile drive from NYC and we spent almost every weekend there when we lived in NY. House is comfy, not fancy, with a great location on the lake looking west so sunsets will awe you and your guests all year.

The main living area of the house is an open design kitchen, dining, living room with gas fireplace and full bath.

The master bedroom with en-suite bath has a king bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed with a double lower bunk and twin top bunk with room on the floor for an aerobed. We also have a pack'n'play available if needed. Inside and outside dining tables each seat 8.

Our cottage is not large but the vast outdoor space and the open-ness of the indoor space never felt crowded or uncomfortable. Regardless of the season, the cottage offers much whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not.

The deck, partially shaded, extends the length of the house (over 60ft) and is great for entertaining or simply lounging by the lake. Make a fire in the evenings (or during the day when the weather is cool) to really feel like you are in the country. Down a few steps from the deck is our beach and dock. Bring your boat or borrow our canoe to explore Bantam Lake, CT's largest natural lake. The back yard is almost an acre of lawn and across the road is a trailhead for White Memorial Conservation Area with miles of trails for hiking & biking. You can be as busy as you want to be!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jill Austin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Bantam Lake waterfront cottage, 90 mi from NYC. Enjoy lakefront living.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Fairfield, CT
5

Great week at a very cool cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this cottage. The location was convinient and very quiet. Most of the neighbors were not there during the week. Deck was large and ideally suited for just hanging out and reading. Although still in June, the water was quite warm and the kids spent lots of time swimming. We also enjoyed the two stand up paddle boards. The property has a nice dock and it handled by 18 ft sailboat quite well. The publick launch ramp is straight across from the cottage and very convenient. Wifi worked well.

The cottage was comfortable and well appointed with all the necessities. The weather was nice and the ceiling fans were more then enough to keep the place cool and comfortable.

The owner Jill was very helpful and provided some good suggestions. Take an evening to check out "The Village" restaurants in the center of Litchfield. We recommend the open faced steak sandwich!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for coming!
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5

Best deck ever!

  • 5 of 5

What better place to while away for a few days from the hub bub of the noisy city? I would have to say the deck of this house over looking Bantam Lake is the perfect place to enjoy the scenery at any time of day or lose yourself in a book for a few hours. For the more hearty, you can you can swim or kayak on the lake, hike trails just across the road, or take a run along country roads. Civilization can be found nearby if you want it. The house is very comfortable and clean and is stocked with everything you might need, not to mention kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time! The inside was open and airy....the deck outside was huge and only steps away was the lake....views are spectacular! We enjoyed fishing, canoeing, and just relaxing with a book on the deck! Jill was a pleasure to work with---answered all of our questions. We can't wait to plan our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Orange County, CA
5

Do not stay anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

This place was terrific...we spent 5 days here and enjoyed every minute of it! The living area is open...and full of games and things to do for all ages. It is RIGHT on the lake...a few steps down from the amazing deck. This deck is a must see. We sat there on most of the evenings looking at the stars....we saw the milky way...which for city folks was breathe taking! We swam and fished on the lake...and entertained in the house! Well stocked...even for a cook...great entertaining space for many! We had almost a dozen people in the house and it didn't feel stuffy...it was too cold for outside so they all gathered indoors.

The nicest thing about this place is it is a little rustic (clean but RENTER FRIENDLY) so you do not feel like you cannot be comfortable here. Other places we rented were stuffy and we would have never invited people there because they were too perfect...this place is COMFORTABLE like a real Home away from home!

We have family in the area and will never stay anywhere else! This is such a lovely place with great access to everything...beautiful surroundings...a fun place to stay! All our friends loved this place! They are looking forward to our next visit as much as we are...so they can boat swim and fish!

The house has EVERYTHING you will need...we had a very relaxing sta...and will return again and again! The owner is REAL easy to deal with...and even allowed us early access because no one was renting the days before us! I almost feel the need not to review this place because I want it to be our secret...but wouldn't want anyone to miss out on such a fantastic place!

Master Bedroom bed...is like sleeping in a hug!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Cottage was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. Felt right at home as soon as we got there. Perfect for a family of four! Beds were very comfortable, house was open, clean and great lighting! Best of all the wrap around patio and scenic lake was to die for! Kids want to go back and so do we! Will be our families main stay every time we visit Connecticut! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here the first weekend in May, and for me it was perfection. The deck is stupendous, ideal for sitting in the sun and thinking, which is all I wanted to do. The house itself is both intimate and spacious and clean -- and all the facilities work. I would certainly come back later in the year and swim if possible. In a word: fintestic!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley International in Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wood's Pit BBQ
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
StonyBrook Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Waterbury (MetroNorth and Amtrak)
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandy Beach and Morris Town Beach
Car: necessary

Litchfield County is the foothills to the Berkshires and our cottage is accessible to everything. Our time is usually spent relaxing on Bantam Lake - nothing like having your own beach to enjoy. Bring your boat and use our dock, or borrow our canoe to explore the lake. Fishing, swimming and playing in the sand all fill our weekends at the lake. Within a few miles of our cottage, however, you can shop or dine or drink or antique to your heart's content. The White Memorial Conservation Area has a trailhead across from our road and our weekends usually include a hike or two and the rolling local hills make for some great bike rides. In the winter, we walk and skate and cross country ski on the lake (when it's frozen!) and the kids love to watch the ice fisherman. Mohawk Mountain is 20 minutes away and is a great family learn-to-ski hill.

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Rates & Availability

Morris House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50

Weekly - $2,500
A refundable security deposit required on all rentals.

Last-minute rentals can be paid with credit card though the 4 percent service charge will be passed on to renter.

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Amenities

Morris House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen is full of appliances to make your cooking easier : crockpot, blender, panini maker, bread maker and waffle maker. There are two full Aerobeds available and a pack n play. The cottage does not have cable or a telephone. It also does not have air conditioning, but the ceiling fans usually offer sufficient cooling!

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