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Beautiful Cottage and Waterfront Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 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 the lake, and the surrounding Litchfield Hills have to offer. Furnished with a mixture of Mitchell Gold furniture and country antiques, the house boasts two fireplaces, a private deck, picnic garden, stone terrace, and a private lawn lawn area.

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, 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. 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 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 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:
February 21, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 shower; 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 16 reviews

I keep coming back

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as pictured. Lake is stunning year round. A+ rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Extraordinary stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this property over the Christmas period and we had the most wonderful stay. We had been send excellent directions and local information from our host that was greatly appreciated. The cottage is beautifully presented and has a lovely welcoming feel. The fireplace in the sitting room was wonderful and the living room was a great place to spend time playing boardgames, watching tv and watching the snow fall.

We were after a white christmas in Connecticut and couldn't believe our luck when it happened. Al's cottage was the perfect place for our American Christmas. The best memories! Thanks A & C!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Remains one of my favourite homes to rent.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Lovely Space in a Pretty Setting

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely cottage and in a peaceful, pretty setting. We had a perfect time and deeply appreciated it!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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 Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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