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Beautiful Cottage and Waterfront Access

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights


About the property

Enjoy classic New England weekends and holidays year-round on Lake Waramaug’s Gold Coast. Waramaug is a Connecticut Heritage Lake, and was pictured in the book, “1000 Places to See Before You Die”.

The cottage is located in a private setting with easy access to everything this lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Furnished with a mixture of Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two working fireplaces, a private deck overlooking wooded areas & a picnic garden, and a stone terrace overlooking a lawn, and landscaped plantings.

The living room has a cathedral ceiling, a paneled fireplace, built-in storage and bookcases, a TV, and comfortable seating. The open kitchen is convenient to both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The private Master Bedroom Suite has French doors opening to the stone terrace, as well as a fireplace, dual closets and storage space, and an adjoining bathroom with a tiled shower and antique marble sink. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has access to a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. There is also an open office/work area with internet access, where one can set-up a laptop and printer to work, study or play. Air-conditioning units are provided and the house has wide-board pine floors throughout.

The Lake House tenants have access to the waterfront and dock and the use of a tandem kayak. The charming New Preston village is a short bike ride away with shops and restaurants specializing in locally grown produce. And, the newly expanded Hopkins Winery is a short walk away and a great choice for a late afternoon wine tasting or snack!

Annual events on the lake include July 4th fireworks, college and prep school crew regattas, triathlons, and numerous road and bike races.

Within a short walk are two public beaches and playgrounds, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake.

A short 15-mile drive will lead to Stony-Brook, a lovely nine-hole public golf course, or in the winter, to Mohawk Mountain, for a choice of 25 ski trails. A little longer ride will provide skiing at Butternut or Catamount and golfing at numerous public 18-hole courses.

Seasonal activities include:

-Fall leaf-peeping

-Cycling and hiking

-Antique shopping


-Whitewater rafting at Falls Village

-Lake fishing and Fly-fishing on the Housatonic

-Bird-watching – including American Bald Eagles

-Golfing at Stony-Brook, Candlewood, Lakeville

-Wine tasting at Hopkins Inn and on Connecticut Wine Tour

-Skiing at Mohawk, Butternut and Catamount Mountains

-Cross-country skiing on Waramaug and nearby trails

-Dining in award-winning restaurants and Pubs

-Swimming, tubing and water-skiing

-Films in Connecticut’s landmark Bantam Cinema

-Shopping and dining in historic New England villages

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About The Owner

The Lake House owners live in New York City and have enjoyed weekends and summers on Lake Waramaug for more than 20 years.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993


Warren Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Queen bed, fireplace, french doors to stone terrace, bathroom with antique marble sink; air-conditioned; ample closets and storage. Second Bedroom with twin beds, ample closets, and access to a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The lake features July 4th fireworks, annual college and prep school crew races, triathelon races, and numerous running and bike races, Within a short walk are located two public beaches, a public playground, canoe and kayak rentals, walking trails, a winery and a restaurant overlooking the lake. A short drive will lead to a public golf course, a driving range, public tennis courts, horseback riding, numerous antique shops, and excellent restaurants.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

We absolutely loved our stay and wish we could’ve stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage met our needs perfectly. It was quiet, peaceful and absolutely beautiful. The owner, Al, was wonderful to work with, always responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, pristine, tranquil New England get-away. Loved absolutely everything about this!

  • 5 of 5

The landlord, Al, was a gem to work with. Very responsive and accommodating when we had an unexpected schedule change. The property was uber-clean and we loved Diana, the cleaner, who came to replace a burned out bulb in the shower and also vacuumed the entire cabin floor to ceiling the second day of our stay when gnats got in due to the bedroom French door being open with no screens. (Word to the wise--don't open any windows or doors without screens). The property is well-appointed and possesses the iconic New England charm you see in movies and books. Windows were sparkling clean to enjoy the amazing woods and lake views. Inviting lamp-lighting for relaxing evenings by the fire. Many wonderful little towns within an hour or two, allowing for leisurely day trips to see the beauty of the area. Only disappointment was many shops and restaurants are closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly. We'd return to our this gem in a heartbeat and highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a perfect New England get-away!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Lake Waramaug cottage! The home was very spacious and comfortable. Enjoyed having two bathrooms, and the beds were very comfortable. The cottage was easy to find and very close to New Preston where we enjoyed breakfast and dinner. Beautiful setting! Would stay again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cottage. It was clean, cozy and very comfortable. Al was very accessible and helpful in answering all of my questions. We would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house and property are stunning situated on the most magnificent lake that is viewable from both inside the house and outside. The kitchen has everything you need and the bath is divine. Located within a short drive of restaurants (the Owl is fantastic), excellent walks (Hidden Valley Preserve being a personal favorite) although simply walking by the lake or sitting by it with coffee and a blanket would set your mind free.

Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was gorgeous, very clean, well equipped and had a lovely view. The lake is stunning.

I would highly recommend this as a get away. I could go on and on, but 5 stars for everything says it all.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Westchester County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
White Horse Tavern
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Stony Brook Golf Club, Litchfield CT
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Metro North Harlem Valley Line
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 202
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
White Horse
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Warren Beach
Car: necessary

The Guest House is located on North Shore Road in Warren Connecticut, considered by many to be Lake Waramaug's Gold Coast. The property is surrounded by large private estates and is tucked into a secluded wooded area with access to a beautiful stone waterfront terrace, 'infinity' deck and dock with ladder for easy swim access.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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