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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Kim Horyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 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.


Holland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , combined with laundry room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
The house is directly on the lake in the small, quiet community of Holland; Sturbridge is 10 minutes away and has plenty to do.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Enjoy the Fun of a Lakefront GetAway, While Only Minutes from Local Attractions!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

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
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we welcome you back!!
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Fantastic Lake House.

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from the UK and had a great time at the house. The house has a great setting on the lake and is very comfortable. It is very well equipped and the owner provides clear information on where things are. The kayaks were great to spend time paddling along the lake on a warm day. Six Flags amusement park is about an hour away and was excellent, old Sturbridge Village was a lovely trip just up the road and Boston was around an hour and a half. The Adventure Park at Storrs is half an hour and is a tree climbing experience. Although there are not many restaurants in the immediate vicinity, the lake side BBQ at the house was a great substitute and there are plenty of places in Sturbridge. There is a shop just up the lake selling food and drink plus a small diner offering ice cream and snacks. The house had plenty of room, was very clean and had everything you need to chill out by or spend time on the lake. Love to go back.?

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Simon! We'd love to have you back!
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Perfect location, clean reservoir with great fishing. Used the kayaks and peddle boat daily

  • 4 of 5

This a great lake house with everything you need. So nice to have linens, towels, paper goods and all the dining items available . The lake was just the right size and free of weeds off the dock allowing for swimming. Only minor negative, beds could have been a bit newer and firmer. All in all a great vCation spot . Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so surprised to read this. The mattresses on the bunk beds and the downstairs bed are brand new! No one has complained about the Queen bed before. Maybe we can add a topper or something to make it more comfortable. I am glad everything else went well for you. Thank you!
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Lakefront cottage on Hamilton Reservior

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at very peaceful cottage right on the waterfront.

Great location, short drive to shops and restaurants.

Highly reccomended

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful, Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at this lake house on Hamilton Reservoir. The property is well maintained and is located toward the peaceful southern end of Hamilton Reservoir, and provides great views of the lake from the patio, the dock, and the sun room at the back of the house.

Everything promised in the property description is provided, and is clean and in good working order. The owners clearly take pride in their home. Prior to arrival, we had several communications with Kim, the owner, and she answered every question, promptly, and made this rental such an easy and pleasurable experience. The lake is clean, the area is beautiful, Old Sturbridge Village, a must see, is nearby, and we would love to return for another visit in the future.

Robert Kraus

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Our family of five had a wonderful experience at this cozy cottage on Hamilton Reservoir! It was everything we were looking for. Not only was this place extremely clean, the owners provided everything that made our stay more enjoyable. From kayaks, rafts, and water toys, to fishing poles and tackle, to games for kids and families to play! A welcome notebook was provided that included all important information for renters.....from wifi passwords to local restaurants and points of interest! Everything was labeled in the house too, no confusion where to find extra linens, blankets, and towels. The screened in porch was a place of choice to drink coffee in the morning overlooking the lake. Beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed eating down by the water watching the active boaters. We could easily tie our ski boat up to the dock! Our family can't wait for an opportunity to rent this lakehouse getaway again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Holland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable 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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