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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, private dock, private beach area, boat use

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bdrms plus pull-out couch in living area and futon on back porch, sleep 6

2 bedroom lakefront cottage with private dock on very quiet, picturesque lake, private beach area within walking distance. Access to 12' row boat (trolling motor/battery, removable swivel seats), fishing equipment, canoe, kayak, and paddle boat. Lake has perch, bass, pickerel, crappies. The lake has no gas motors and much of the lake is protected woodlands/wetlands areas perfect for nature lovers and bird watching. outdoor fire pit, gas grill, camping chairs, picnic table, and hammock. Indoors has open living area with stone fireplace and two 'floor to ceiling ' picture windows to look out over the lake, 1rst bdrm has full-size bed and two dressers, 2nd bdrm has bunk beds with bottom bunk being a full-size futon mattress, and full-size futon on enclosed back porch, shower stall, old-fashioned cast iron sinks, pine interior with cottage-themed decor. Litchfield Hills has antique shops, fine dining, nearby hiking and biking trails, and many local festivals and country fairs.

Christopher Betkoski
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017


Bethlehem Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Other - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa, Double in Living Area
  • Bdrm 1- 1 full-size bed, two dressers, TV Bdrm 2- Bunk Bed in Bedroom with top as a single bed and the bottom is a full-size futon-style mattress Living Area- 1 Sleeper Sofa pull out couch, full size mattress in living room area, TV Enclosed Back Porch has a full-size futon mattress
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
back yard is fenced in, picnic table, camping chairs, portable fire pit, small boathouse with some fishing equipment, electric trolling motor/battery, life vests, 12' row boat (three removable swivel seats), canoe, kayak, and paddle boat included.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, private dock, private beach area, boat use
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Dover, NH

We were very pleased with everything and appreciated how many amenities were available to us.

  • 5 of 5

This was me and another family members first time using Home Away and found the whole experience to be very exciting and was not aware that this was even a possibility to rent people's cottages, homes, etc. It was such a change from being stuck on the 8th floor of a hotel in such a cold environment, for the family to gather, all coming from different states. My little 3 year old nephew was the center of the visit and it made for a more natural setting for him to be a kid and have so many options for him, which of course the highlight was not only the sturdy rowboat, with the trolling motor, but the white sandy beach and play park that was straight across the lake. Although several restaurants were nearby, we used the local grocery store and farm around the corner and enjoyed eating home cooked meals, sitting fireside next to the lake. The property owner Chris was so helpful and always available for whatever needs or questions we had. I honestly don't know how he finds the time to keep the cottage in such good shape and so clean, and live his life too !! We all enjoyed ourselves immensely, and this very well may become a family tradition !!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Enjoyed the stay, owner is great!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited from South Carolina and met my son and grandchildren there. The cottage is cozy and although the weather was 90 degrees the fans that were provided kept us comfortable. Chris was very helpful with things we needed for our stay. We caught pike, sunny's and large mouth bass. Chris has nice fishing rods and boats you can use. Great memorable stay. Louise

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Happy New Year!!

  • 5 of 5

I had such a wonderful time ringing in the New Year this year with my family and friends at this cottage. The owner made sure that the heat was on before we arrived so it was already warm for us! There was also plenty of firewood to keep us cozy all night. There were 8 adults and two dogs with plenty room to spare. We even lit off Japanese Lanterns out on the lake dock in celebration. We had such a nice time! It was very clean and we all look forward to spending a night here again! I would highly recommend this place to people of all ages! It is a nice getaway spot that I will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't worry, Be happy here!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just perfect for our family and Chris and Gina are wonderful! We live on Long Island and chose to visit our cousins in CT before the summer ended.This was the ideal place, I say it's Bethlehem's little secret. The cottage was clean, safe and comfortable; more than enough room for myself, my 12 year old twins, cousin her 5 mo old twins which needed the room for the pack and play, bouncers. Our CT family visited us and we all enjoyed the clean lake, swimming, catching fish, frogs, the 4 boats, bbq and hammock.The lake views and sunset from inside the house and dock are beautiful. The memories made at the lake front cottage are priceless. Next time we hope to bring our dog as we plan to make this yearly family reunion. We are also planning to do a girls weekend in the spring. Plenty to do nearby as well, waterfalls, shopping, apple/peach picking, hiking, horseback riding, etc. Also the neighbors were very nice. Again, thank you Chris and Gina for making it possible!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and three dogs have returned for a second summer from Canada and couldn't get enough! Chris and Gina were wonderful and kept in close contact to make sure that we were comfortable and looked after. We (humans and dogs!) went swimming everyday in the beautiful waterfront and never ran out of things to do: biking, boating, kayaking, paddle-boating! Our dogs are sad to have returned home after such a wonderful holiday in such a beautiful setting. I would definitely recommend this cottage if you are interested - it does not disappoint! We'd love to return! Thank you Chris and Gina!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Great Cottage Super Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 had a super time at this cottage. The area is lovely and our kids of 10/12 years loved the lake, and particularly the playground beach area directly across from the cottage. The owners have all the toys you will need to enjoy the late on site, kayak, fishing boat, canoe, etc

Cottage itself was clean and comfortable.

We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Car: necessary

Nestled in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Bethlehem is more affectionately known as the 'Christmas town' for its name and winter festivities. Located in Litchfield County, which still offers picturesque farmlands and 'Norman Rockwell' main streets. Long Meadow Lake is a very tranquil, peaceful lake perfect for relaxing on the private beach areas, going for a swim, or cruising the lake in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, or row boats (no gas motors only electric trolling motors allowed). Come enjoy the New England seasons.


Rates & Availability

Bethlehem Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100

Weekends considered, Weekly and Monthly rentals discounted. Includes large dock, variety of boats, camp firewood provided for outdoor/indoor fireplaces, access to a private lake beach in walking distance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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