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Beautiful Lakeside Waterfront Cottage with Private Beach

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Waterfront Cottage - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 (including all children)


Enjoy our beautiful lakeside cottage in North Central MA. About 90 minutes from either Boston, MA or Hartford, CT. Sleeps 4 (double bed in the bedroom, two twin beds in the loft). Extra-large living room with high ceiling has a working fireplace and dining area. Huge wrap-around screened-in porch provides a beautiful view of almost the entire 35 acre Packard Pond while providing insect-free dining/entertaining area with all the fresh air you could possibly want. Cottage, with its own private beach, is 30 feet from this refreshing, deep, clean 'Massachusetts Great Pond' that allows boating, skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoes, paddleboats, and of course swimming. Includes full kitchen with all dinnerware, stove, microwave, coffee maker, gas grill, linens, towels, cable TV, and WI-FI. You bring your food, beach towels, and your water toys. Forget something? No worries, grocery shopping, WalMart, Redbox, fast food, and other necessities are less than 6 miles away! SORRY, BUT NO PETS, NO SMOKING, AND NO PARTIES. Very near to Tully Lake with its camping, picnic area, hiking, water activities, and disc golfing. Several public 18 hole golf courses within 20 miles. Mini-golf, driving range, go-carts, and batting cages within 6 miles. Don't miss out on this terrific vacation opportunity!!! PLEASE NOTE - This summer cottage has no heat source other than the fireplace. Sorry, but personal space heaters and air conditioners are NOT permitted. Our cottages are located in a quiet neighborhood. Small groups of visitors are allowed, but large groups or parties are not. Maximum overnight occupancy at this cottage is 4 persons (including all children). On rare occasions, one additional overnight guest may stay for one or two nights, but ONLY WITH PRIOR APPROVAL BY OWNER, and at an additional cost of $25 per person per night. Tenant must clean cottage in accordance with Rental Agreement prior to departure or a cleaning fee will be withheld from Security/Cleaning Deposit. You must be 25 years old or older to rent this cottage.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Raymond Cloutier
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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August 15, 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lakeside Waterfront Cottage with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Hoboken, NJ

Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came here for a week in August and had a great time! The lake house has a gorgeous view that you can enjoy from the screened porch (no bugs!). The area is very quiet and peaceful, which we appreciated since we wanted to get away from all the noise in NYC. The house comes with just about everything you could need to cook, freshen u,p and relax. We especially liked being able to grill every night :) We took full advantage of the canoe and paddle boat (there's also a row boat), as well as the raft. We even got a great view of the meteor showers while we enjoyed a campfire on the shore.

The community is lovely and there's plenty to do within a short distance. We went hiking on the Tully Lake Trail (about 4 miles), visited Wachusett Brewery (about a half hour drive away), went to a local antique shop/barn, and ate at some great restaurants (SS Lobster and The Old Mill). We could have easily found things to do for another week.

Ray and Susan were wonderful and answered all our questions. They were on hand right next door but never invaded our privacy. They also gave us great recommendations for places to visit around town.

Overall, this was a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. Now you know why we love this area as much as we do. You two were great guests - very quiet, respectful of our property, and clean. And you've just scratched the surface of all the fun things to do around here! Next time, you'll have to try something new, as well as revisit your favorites. You can come back and rent from us anytime....and I hope that you do!
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Aging with dignity!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a great place for 4 people (adults and/or children) to really relax and enjoy a great vacation. Our family has used this cottage on many different occassions over the last 50 years. The owners have done a great job in maintaining the "camp' atmosphere while updating with modern amenities where possible. Guaranteed you will want to be a repeat customer after enjoying the cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, England

Delightful home from home

  • 5 of 5

The photographs don't do justice to this gorgeous cabin, full of retro furniture and period pieces, it feels like a step back in time. Beautifully clean and comfortable, with everything you need, including a decently kitted out kitchen unlike so many rentals. The covered deck has a splendid view and keeps the whole space mosquito free. The area is very peaceful. And I was amazed how warm the lake was! The cottage is part of a friendly lakeside community and Ray and Susan are on hand next door should anything go wrong.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and kind words. We try very hard to give our tenants a very clean cottage, complete with all the amenities of home (or as many as we can). When we lived there ourselves, we too loved the screened in porch, and spent 90% of our time out there taking advantage of the breeze, fresh air, and the great view of the lake and the activities on it. You took great care of our place, and are welcome back anytime.
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Central Florida

A delightful time

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two young grandchildren spent a wonderful week here. The kids got to swim and play. They also had their fun private room in the loft. The cabin is much roomier then the pictures show. It has an open floor plan which is further enhanced by a wrap around porch that attaches on two sides of the cabin. The beach is private and there was a canoe as well as a boat provided. There is also a dock that the kids enjoyed and my son got to fish from. Also the view is quite nice from the screened in porch.

Ray (owner) was quite nice. When I asked him what I should do if the grill runs out of gas, he said "No problem, just call me and I'll bring over another one and change it". I mean like WOW, how's that for being neighborly. If circumstances permit we shall book in 2015 for sure. Thank you Ray and Sue, it was quite a fun time for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We try very hard to make your dream vacation a reality whether your group is all adult, or a family with small children. All you really need to bring is your beach towels, and food and beverages of your choice. We look forward to your return again next year.
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New York City

Amazing Getaway, Nice Folks

  • 5 of 5

Three of us came here for a quick weekend trip from New York City for a bachelor party. We didn't have much of a plan, but the beautiful towns of Athol and Orange has lots to offer, and the lake house has choice proximity to all kinds of things.

The lake is listed as a pond, but I'm not sure why, because this sucker is DEEP and CLEAN. The owner has a small floating dock that we used for very bachelor-esque things such as manly cannon balls and football tosses.

The kitchen is completely stocked. The beds are comfortable. The shower was very warm, but we only took one shower at the end of the trip, because we are really macho guys. The owner has an awesome row boat that we took out late in the evening for some full moon howling! The wrap-around screened-in porch is a nice bonus, and a working grill and fireplace round out the experience. This house is an authentic vestige of an old lakefront community. Beautiful rustic wood floors and walls, and the furniture and decor is full of charm and function. It's like going back to the 40's!

The towns of Athol and Orange have awesome ice cream and hot dog stands, antique shops, old downtowns, and there even is a drive-in movie theater 20 minutes north, just over the New Hampshire border. A lot of parks and nature preserves are just miles away. Hiking, swimming, boating, you name it. But don't forget you are staying on a private lake, 30 feet away.

Finally, the owners were very open and inviting. Very sweet people. They answered all my questions. The house was very clean, the transaction very smooth, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the New York bachelors! It certainly seemed they had a great get-a-way. We strive to make the vacation experience with us as enjoyable as possible and we try to accommodate specific needs where we can (just like we would hope to be treated). These guys were ideal tenants, respectful of property and neighbors, and very clean. They can come back anytime!
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We had a Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The Lakeside Waterfront Cottage was perfect for a week with our grandchildren Isabel (4) and Jonah (11 months).

Everything you need is there. The children could play safe on the covered deck. They also had fun on the beach and our granddaughter loved to swim and go with the paddle boat and row boat. From the screened porch we had a great view over the lake.

We had a great time and we hope to come back another time.

Thanks Raymond for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Refundable damage deposit $200

SAVE!!!!! Rent for 2 weeks or more and get a reduced rate!!! 50% deposit due at time of reservation, balance due on or before day of check-in. If tenant cancels, tenant forfeits deposit unless owner is able to secure substitute tenant. PARTIAL WEEK RENTALS - Our preference is for rentals of one full week or longer, but we do sometimes rent for shorter periods at our day rate of $150 per night plus refundable security/cleaning deposit. Contact us for details!

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Orange Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Located in second floor loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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