|Space||1,800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Cute and cozy 5-bedroom lakefront furnished cottage with sunny deck, cottagey furnishings, beautiful sunsets, and your own private boat dock (shared with cottage owner) right out the back door.
This is a sweet little spot that is perfect for families or small groups. Before deciding to buy this house and the one next door, my husband, two daughters, and I rented this house ourselves for two summers. We loved it so much we had to make it our own. We generally keep it available for our friends and family who come to visit us, but for weeks we don't have guests, we open it up to other families like yours.
While the house is not fancy, it is the quintessential lake cottage that has everything you might need. With the entire downstairs dedicated to living space, and the upstairs set up with five cute little bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower, it's very livable and cozy.
At our cottage you will enjoy dining on your deck while you watch the kids fish and swim off the dock. The cottage is situated on Deer Island, facing the cove, where the lake is most tranquil.
MAY, SEPTEMBER, AND OCTOBER
- nightly rate is $285 (3-night minimum)
- weekly rate is $1200 (Saturday to Friday)
- monthly is $2200 (4-weeks)
JUNE & MEMORIAL DAY WEEK
- nightly rate is $375 (3-night minimum)
- weekly rate is $2000 (Saturday to Friday)
- monthly is $5000 (4-weeks)
JULY OR AUGUST
- nightly rate is $500 (6-night minimum)
- weekly rate is $3200 (Saturday to Friday)
- monthly is $9000 (4-weeks)
LAYOUT OF SPACE
Ideal for families with children as there are five total bedrooms: two bedrooms with queen size bed and three bedrooms with a twin-sized trundle bed in each room. Easily accommodates 10.
There are 2.5 bathrooms. A full bath with tub on the first floor. Afull bath with shower on the 2nd floor. And another 1/2 bath downstairs.
The home is also idea for social gatherings or get-togethers of friends and family.
You will have your own dock (shared with the cottage owner where a boat is sometimes stored) where you can also dock a boat if you have one. The dock is also great for lounging and swimming.
In addition to the fun of direct waterfront activities, there is also cable tv, WiFi, golf, fine dining, quaint village antiquing and shopping in Litchfield only a few minutes away by car.
The cottage is only 2 hours from NYC, 20 minutes to wineries and beautiful Connecticut sightseeing. In addition, White Memorial Woods on the lake (5 minutes away by car or boat) is a beautiful spot for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, and Sandy Beach and Morris Town Beach offer a fun place for beach swimming (especially great for children).
* Our minimum stay is 3-nights in May, June, September, and October.
* Our minimum stay is 6-nights in July and August.
* Our standard weekly rental includes 6 nights and 7 days that begin on a Saturday at 10 AM and concludes on a Friday at 10 AM.
* We require all renters be at least 25-years old.
* We do not allow smoking in the cottage.
I hosted my mom's 90th birthday at this house. There were 25 people and it had ample seating for everyone between inside the house and the table on the deck. Loved the personal touches of the flowers in the vase, the toiletries and bathrobes in each of the bedrooms, the coffee cake, chocolates, and bread. There were ample platters and bowls for serving all the food. My only negative comment was housekeepers needed to up their game a little bit more. But we would love to rent again when we could take advantage of the lake activities.
Would love to get back there some day had great time. Cabin was classic vintage quiet with great view off deck. Thanks Coco for making it so comfortable.
We had a wonderful vacation at this lake side cottage. The views over the lake were amazing and the accommodation was very comfortable. We really enjoyed spending the day on the water using the kayaks / paddleboards and our own jet skis and the evenings grilling on the deck. The owners were very accommodating and I would highly recommend staying at this cottage.
My family and I stayed here last weekend (mid June) and had the best vacation I think we have ever taken. We walked into a very clean cottage with a few special touches from the owner that made us say "wow." They were very thoughtful.
It's a beautiful spot on the lake, on a calm cove and my kids loved fishing and swimming off the dock. We brought our kayaks and canoe and rented a paddle board. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere on Bantam Lake and the cottage. About 15 min from Stop and Shop and a local market. We didn't do any hiking or sightseeing but thoroughly enjoyed just resting and spending time with family. The house had everything we needed. It was wonderful!
We will definitely consider this location again.
once again the Irish have landed (legally). This time deciding to stay in a lake-house and what a choice.
Our first impressions were more than what we expected. The area is truly beautiful with amazing lake views. As we parked our car, and unloaded all the suitcases (I was traveling with three women, and seeing as we were coming for a wedding, you could only imagine all the extra extra items..) we noticed how welcoming the area felt and how well situated our house was to the lake. upon entering the house, we were met with a very clean spacious, living and dining area with a nice view to the lake. Although the house is old it is very well kept and very in much keeps in line with the cliche of a lake home. The bedrooms consist or two large and three small, the large ones having air conditioning, and providing ample space for unloading all those suitcases. It is remarkable how quickly this felt like home to everyone with all the little extras and items that you wouldn't normally find in a rental property.
A few days into our stay the Australians arrived adding four more people to the house and constant other family members who were also staying in the area coming and going. You would think this would be tight but the house is so spacious with plenty of seating between, living room, dining room and decking it never felt like so many people were there.
Although the kitchen is small it is very functional to the point we were able to make a four tier wedding cake there (be it using some specific utensils from the cases).
To the rear of the house there is decking, which soon became our general hangout spot, mainly due to the views, good weather and the fact the BBQ was there :)
The local area is quite small but very friendly, we would highly recommend going to Jackies (5min away drive) for breakfast, or lunch (friendly staff, very reasonably priced and good food). There are other amenities supermarket, bar, liquor store, bantam pizza etc. larger and more amenities just 20min drive away.
We would highly recommend this property and will definitely choose it again on our return to bantam.
Terrific house with a surprising amount of space. We were in Litchfield celebrating our son's wedding and needed a house large enough for our entire family. Coco is wonderful - so thoughtful.
Located in Northwestern CT in Litchfield County on Bantam Lake - shared boat dock, fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, sandy beach, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, antiquing, farmers markets, wine trail, horseback riding, wind-surfing, golfing, apple/blueberry/strawberry picking, county fairs, festivals, and more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|DISCOUNT-DAMAGE PROTECT||$-99 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
The cottage is open MAY THROUGH MID-OCTOBER. It is NOT open the rest of the year.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.