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Richard Sementilli

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Kozy Direct Waterfront One Of A Kind Private Lake Loc, 2 Docks-NYC 75m

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Candlewood Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Romantic, 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Private Gated Community in Candlewood Lake Estates. Beautiful, breathtaking one-of-a-kind lake estate surrounded by 400 feet of direct waterfront on 1+ acre. Amazing views of lake from every window - like being on a yacht on little known gem aka 'Emerald Lake' is a natural spring-fed glacier lake and is the cleanest in Connecticut. The 'Kozy' rests on the shore of pristine Green Pond which is nestled in the glacial depression between the two northern fingers of Candlewood Lake. Enjoy swimming, fishing, sailing (no motors allowed) from two (2) secluded and private docks. Includes Kayak, canoe, rowboat and more. The property has lovely gardens with a stream, waterfall and natural moss throughout the grounds. Roast marshmallows by the fire or take a quiet snooze in the hammock. This year-round home is a winter wonderland as well. Cozy-up by the wood burning stove or strap on your skates or x-country skis. Enjoy the spectacular Fall Foliage while hiking or mt. biking around the lakes.

Spectacular Fall Foliage Views From The Lake!: The main floor has a living room/dining area with a cozy wood burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances. There is a private guest room and a half bath. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a private balcony with stunning views overlooking the lake. Washer & Dryer included. Very easy commute to NYC and the Metropolitan areas (75 mins.). Even your own private airport less than a mile away. All your boats and motor toys are welcomed on Candlewood Lake. Included within the Estates are four (4) beaches, two (2) on Candlewood Lake with boat launches and docks and two (2) beaches on Emerald Lake. Everything you need for the perfect 'kozy' getaway...Also included are: Canoe, Kyak & Row Boat.

Fall & Winter Are Spectacular Too!: The 'Kozy' Lake House also offers the most spectacular Fall and Winter experience for travelers. Fall Folliage can be seen from every window and from the extensive wrap-around decks over-looking the Lake. The scenery is incredible!

When the lake freezes over, ice skating begins, right from your own backdoor with wood burning stove, outdoor bond fires and marshmallow roasting area will complete all of your Fall and/or Winter dreams. Several Ski areas are also within a 1/2 hour drive from the 'Kozy' Lake House. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area (30 mi.) Connecticut’s premier snow resort since 1947, offers skiing and boarding to all ages. Featuring 24 trails for skiing and snowboarding, Mohawk uses state of the art snow making equipment, five chairlifts, two “wonder carpets” for beginners and amenities for all snow sport enthusiasts. Indoor Ice skating facilities near-by too, and incredible Country Fall & Winter Fairs & Festiv.

Ski; Snowboard, Ice Skate; Cross Country: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away: Downhill skiing and boarding: Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes Cross country skiing: White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield Topsmead Park in Litchfield Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington.

Activities: Appalachian Trails; Farmers Markets; Antiquing; Connecticut Wine Trail; Star Gazing; Connecticuts Largest Flea Market (The Elephants Trunk Bazar); Sherman Playhouse Live Theater; 28 mi. Scenic Drive North on Route 7 ( see covered bridges and Bald Eagles along the way).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Sementilli (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Richard Sementilli

I am a conscientious, responsive owner who is so proud to share this truly one of a kind property. I grew up in the Westchester County NY and I currently live in NYC. I love the contrast between the beauty and culture of New England with the proximity and excitement of NYC.

Richard Sementilli purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Richard Sementilli chose Candlewood Lake

Last year I found this amazing place on Homeaway. I immediately booked a brief two day stay but, within the first few moments upon my arrival, I knew that one day I wanted to buy this property. The setting is unbelievable, and the house itself is so perfectly charming. I then booked another two week stay this past July (2012) and I never wanted to leave! I ended up buying this property this September. I just had my family up to see this place for the first time this past weekend and they absolutely fell in love with as did I. I love how private, quiet and secluded the location is, but then it is just minutes away from all the things you need.

What makes this cottage unique

The house itself feels like its an old New England rustic cottage but in fact it has all the modern creature comforts that everyone wants. The previous owners had decorated and furnished the home so perfectly to match the setting and the style of the home, so I therefore did not change a thing!

One of my favorite features of this house is waking up in the morning surrounded by views of the lake from every direction - literally. If you look straight, you see water, look left, you see water, look right you see water. It feels like you are actually on a large yacht anchored on shore. It's just spectacular!


based on 17 traveler reviews

Kozy Direct Waterfront One Of A Kind Private Lake Loc, 2 Docks-NYC 75m
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Perfect weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Richard was a wonderful host and the house was exactly what we were looking for. We had a fantastic weekend and we will definitely be back. The Jacuzzi and the projector were nice touches, but the star attraction was lying out on the swim deck enjoying the peaceful lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Lovely Serenity

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at this lovely lake side gem....

I would recommend it to anyone for a lovely experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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New Year's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It's as if Norman Rockwell and Martha Stewart collaborated to create this one of a kind lakeside wonderland. Clean, comfortable, cozy. The features of the house--modern kitchen, wood stove, cable, drop down movie screen, hot tub overlooking the lake--made for a fun and relaxing stay. The grounds are equally fantastic, including a deck, dock, grill, fire pit, and a stream-lined path leading to a romantic porch swing next to the lake. The mountainous roads leading to the cottage provide the opportunity for vigorous morning walks with breathtaking views of nearby Candlewood Lake. We travelled up from Brooklyn for two day getaway over New Year's with our friends from Boston, so the western Connecticut locale was perfect for that purpose. What a way to ring in 2016. Hope to make it an annual rite. It's obvious that the owner cares deeply about this property and wants his guests to enjoy it as much as he does. An added bonus was the quaint and friendly Amore restaurant in Sherman, about a ten minute drive to the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Definitely recommended

  • 5 of 5

Everything was accurate according to the write up. Place was clean, orderly and contained everything in need. I left with the question of when I would be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope you are back soon!
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Cannot WAIT to go back!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous spot on a serene pond. Aptly named. "Kozy". Our family was in love with the place and we are Rock Stars for finding it. We thought we were about to experience a Hurricane, but the weather was glorious. Making it even more special.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Makes me feel proud. An if the weather did get nasty, my generator will (and has) save the day or night. Hope you return soon!
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Place was great. Seriously, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I flat out loved the place. It was quiet, tranquil, warm, inviting, and clean. The privacy was surprising too, the neighbors are far enough away that you couldn't hear anything. No street noise. No sounds from other houses. The place feels like a home you own. Also, it's not too far a drive from a really good supermarket. Plus, the house is stocked with everything you need... from pots and pans, to candles and matches. The ONLY downside is that there could be a better TV in the common area. Plenty of cable stations to choose from, but oh man does the TV need an upgrade. Great wireless access too, you can stream movies and connect multiple devices. The AC works perfectly. The landscaping was amazing. There were hidden paths, a brook, benches, and beautiful little touches that showed an amount of care few property owners put into their places. The Kozy Kottage owner was meticulous in a good way about making this place charming. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed my little slice of paradise! This past July, I've installed a retractable projector screen an projector so my guests can turn the living room into a Kozy movie theater. The projector is also a video streamer that connects to my Netflix account and my guests can sign into their Apple TV account to access their own account and or mirror their iPhone. Or, they can still use the old school TV.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Laguardia, JFK
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
River Bistro
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Candlewood Valley Country Club, River Oaks Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak New Milford Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Connecticut Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
American Pie Company, Arrivederci
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Oct 1 - Dec 18
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Dec 20 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $200 Nightly
Jan 3 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Candlewood Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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