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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.


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.


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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, private dock, private beach area, boat use
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 5 days and 4 nights at this great little cottage on beautiful Long Meadow Pond. It is a magical place and the cottage had everything my family of 4 needed including kayaks and a pedal boat. The owners could not have been nicer. We will be back! Thank you Chris & Gina!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Owner couldn't have been nicer, kayaked and fishes everyday.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Miami, FL

Nice. Great water access.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Not fancy, but nicely rustic which is what we wanted. Great water access and views. Would go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Walnut Creek

Great location and fun stay

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful spot on the pond, and so great to have access to all the kayaks & paddleboat. It was our daily exercise routine to go out on the pond. We would definitely return again

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 2016
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Christopher Betkoski
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

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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