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Enjoy the Fun of a Lakefront GetAway, While Only Minutes from Local Attractions!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home directly on fully recreational Hamilton Reservoir

Nestled in the small community of Holland, MA, the Gateway to Western MA and only minutes from the Connecticut border and Routes 84 and 90, this cozy little house is the perfect get-away for family fun. You can enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddle boating, outdoor dining and our fire pit. We welcome you to bring your own boat to tie up to our dock. Sleeps 5 comfortably (queen, full and bunk beds), and there is a full futon couch in the screened-in sun room, which by the way, includes a dining area and surround view of the lake. The home also features a mother-in-law apartment with a tv room, kitchenette and the 2nd full bath room with laundry room. We purchased the house in December, 2014, and upgrades include adding the 2nd full bath, washer/dryer, new furnishings, bedding, towels and tableware, plus lots of cosmetic improvements. Our lake house is "new and improved" for the upcoming season!

Nearby Holland Market is perfect for last-minute purchases, and Diane's Villanova and The Traveler Restaurant offer delicious food in family-friendly restaurants. Sturbridge is minutes away for rainy day fun or a change of pace: Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s; fine dining and family dining, shopping, cinemas, antiquing and more.

More Details

Owner
Kim Horyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Why Kim Horyn chose Holland

We are from an ocean community in MA, and while we knew we wanted a home on the water, we decided hurricanes, erosion and maintenance were deterrents to buying on the ocean. We began to spend time away on lakes in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire and finally decided we did not want to travel hours to our get-away, so we started looking closer to home. During this journey, we learned a great deal about the importance of being on a healthy lake, and we were enamored with Holland Reservoir -- even in the off-season. We love the fact that the lake is fully recreational, year-round. We especially enjoy the Sturbridge, Brimfield area, and most of all, we enjoy being out of the mainstream, yet 10 minutes to fine dining, cinemas, shopping and Old Sturbridge Village for that rainy day. Oh, did I mention that my husband loves to fish?

What makes this house unique

We enjoy sitting in our 3-season sun room overlooking the lake, as well as the beautiful view from our kitchen and living room. The outdoor, two-tiered patio was a huge draw for us, since this spot is all about outdoor living. The large picnic table is under the sun room, which allows for dining outside in the shade, and the small table for four on the patio is perfectly situated right on the water -- complete with swivel chairs, so you won't miss any of the activity! We also have a lakefront fire pit for evening fun.

Amenities

Holland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , combined with laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The house is directly on the lake in the small, quiet community of Holland; Sturbridge is 10 minutes away and has plenty to do.

Reviews

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Enjoy the Fun of a Lakefront GetAway, While Only Minutes from Local Attractions!
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Tranquility!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home to get away, relax and kayak the day away. Kim's house has everything you need to rest, relax. Enjoy your morning coffee on the porch overlooking the lake. Our favorite place during the day was down on the chairs with the table and unbrella, right next to the water. The ducks come by to visit and the sunfish too, if you stand on the dock. We enjoyed watching the blue heron and an eagle flew by one morning. Having two bathrooms and refrigerators was a real luxury. There' s even an extra stove downstairs for entertaining outside. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, and best of all, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love it, too! The 2018 calendar is set up now, and we already have return guests booking for next year. We welcome you back!
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Wonderful house, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rate our stay here and this vacation as one of our top 3 vacations ever! The house had EVERYTHING you could possibly need for a comfortable stay: extra blankets, a blow dryer, extra bedding, fishing poles, kaykas, FULLY stocked kitchen, and so much more. It is a cozy little place on a peaceful street and beautiful lake. My 9 year old wants to buy the house so we can go back more often! It is close to so many things to do (Sturbridge Village, Basketball Hall of Fame, minor league baseball venues, shopping, cinema, restaurants), but if you don't want to leave the house, relax on the deck or porches or go kayaking, peddle boating, or fishing. Excellent communication with the owner, too! Thank you, Kim, for sharing your home! We had a memorable time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect lake house. It is obvious the owner has put time and money into making renters' stays comfortable and memorable. All you need to bring is clothes, personal items and food! (There is a cabinet loaded with spices and fridge has condiments!)

Beds are comfy, plenty of space in house. Plenty of beach towels. Perfect lakefront property.

We truly enjoyed our time there and hope to go back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! It means a lot to us to have happy guests. We have updated the 2018 calendar, and we welcome you back.
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5

Another Great Stay at this Lovely Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Kim's lovely Lakehouse and we already miss not being there. The things we commented on last year were responded to, and upgrades noted and appreciated. While it was a surprise and nice to find air conditioning in one bedroom this year, the unit was quite loud and rattled when trying to sleep so we are still debating whether that was a positive upgrade or not. Otherwise, everyone in our family found everything we needed and the 5 of us boated, kayaked, and fished. Kim is very responsive and easy to work with. Our best recommendation is to simply say, "We will be back!" Thank you Kim!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you back any time, Debbie! We have always had the AC unit in that bedroom, but we installed the ceiling fan last winter. Sorry to learn that the AC unit is loud and rattles (I don't think we've ever used it because when we're there, its unnecessary). We'll put that on the list! Thanks for letting us know.
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5

Perfect set up, peaceful lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our growing family with two separate living areas. The dock and deck was perfect for fishing, eating, grilling, relaxing, and enjoying the sunshine. Even sitting under the shaded patio during the rain was enjoyable. The washer and dryer was priceless and everything provided was a great perk as well. We hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we welcome you back any time!
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Beautiful Home on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely vacation with our kids at this home. The house was comfortable, and we all enjoyed the boating and fishing. Kim was very receptive to our questions - and there were a few! The neighbors were very quiet, but delightful to talk with when we saw them. We were about an hour from Boston, with shorter distances to some wonderful breweries for the adults. We plan to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

You can enjoy tying up to our dock or jumping (no diving) in the lake from our pier.

For that rainy day, Sturbridge is minutes away with cinemas, fine dining, family dining, shopping, antiquing and visiting Old Sturbridge Village, the largest living museum in New England, which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s.

Crystal Caves Family Entertainment (miniature golf, batting cages and snacks) is 20 minutes away in Auburn, MA and Six Flags New England is less than one hour away in Agawam, MA.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No pets, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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