6 Bedrooms, 1 king, 1queen, 2 double, 6 single.
Ann LaCroix or Bill Closs
About Ann LaCroix or Bill Closs
My Grandparents built this family vacation home in 1946 and it has been in our family ever since. Our family grew up here as children, and it has changed very little. This is our home for part of the year, and is not your typical income-rental property. We ask that you treat it as carefully as you would your own home. We pride ourselves on keeping the house and property well maintained and in excellent condition. Our HOA association keeps close tabs on renters and guests at this property. NOISE IS AN ISSUE in this very quiet environment. If you are looking for a place to party, to celebrate with a large group, listen to loud music, do not apply. This is a nature retreat to get away from our hectic world, that’s why we like to spend time here. We have a care taker, his name is Robert. He is authorized to check on you and to question your presence on the property. When you fill out our rental contract you will be asked for the names and auto license plates of all guests. MAX GUESTS on the property is 10, DAY and NIGHT.
Ann LaCroix or Bill Closs purchased this Cottage in 1946
Why Ann LaCroix or Bill Closs chose West Hartland
If you rent from us, you will not be in a typical vacation rental. This is our summer home where we go to relax and spend quality time in nature with family and friends. This property has been in our family for over 70 years.
What makes this Cottage unique
The lake Association was formed in 1929, and most buildings were completed in the 1940's. A limit of 35 homes was set then and still applies. The Pinehurst Lake Association owns 600 acres around the lake. Since that time the State of CT has acquired land around us and has established a State Forest and Water District Property surrounding the lake that will never be developed. The result is a unique piece of history tucked away in a heavily forested part of CT that has not changed in 70 years. We and our neighbors value this exceptional peaceful and quiet environment. We expect our guests to be like minded. Keep the conversation and music at low volume. Neighbors are close by, and sound surrounded by hills carries over water. You can hear a normal conversation across the lake at times. DO NOT APPLY to rent unless you plan on being relaxed and quiet !!
Children allowed - Caution: Diving off right side of dock only. Caution: Diving off right side of dock only.
No pets - No pets whatsoever are allowed. No pets whatsoever are allowed.
No smoking - no smoking no smoking
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - Family groups only. Family groups only.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Peaceful stay at a beautiful location
My family and I had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. The property is in great condition and is clearly well cared for and loved by its owners, who were a pleasure to work with. The setting is perfect, with an awesome porch overlooking private dock great for swimming etc. And the area around the home is beautiful forest. If you are looking for a lake house in a quiet beautiful setting this is it!
wonderful week !
It was another week of fun and relaxation. We devoted most of our time to the porch and dock, and the kids set up an outdoor movie spot on the porch for watching old favorites. There was plenty of room for us all and equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The area has enough activities to keep the kids and adults entertained - between hiking, biking and water fun.
Thank you for letting us stay again at your family home and letting us start some wonderful memories of our own.
Perfect end to the summer!
My husband and I were joined by our children and their families to this wonderful summer home. There was plenty of room for everyone and the lake was just steps away. It was a wonderful week to reboot without the gadgets and distractions. We could have all spent the entire week on the screened in porch overlooking the lake - perfect. Hiking, bike paths, and golf were close by and Six Flags was an added bonus for the older children. The days were topped off with sunsets on the dock.
It was a wonderful week of reconnecting and spending time with our family. Definitely will return.
I hate to say anything nice about this place, because I'd like to have it all to myself as often as I can. In July, 2017, we spent our vacation at this Hartland Pond cottage for the third time. We'll be back if the owners will have us! I grew up going to a cottage on a pond in the summertime. This place is better than my memories. It is sooo relaxing. It is so peaceful. No noisy boat motors. We are occupied every day with healthy walks, swimming, fishing, canoeing, picking blueberries, playing bocce ball or tennis, biking, hiking or just exercising along the camp road which encircles the pond. Occasionally, we ventured out to nearby Riverton, where the General Store offers great breakfast sandwiches and other fare, and where Sweet Pea's provides delicious meals. But mostly, we just enjoyed the outdoors as well as the cottage - meals and reading on the screened-in porch, board games on the massive table in the great room, and catching up on our sleep in comfortable beds galore! I'm already longing to return.
Thank you for taking such good care of our home. We SO appreciate it.
Thank you for the review!
My family, comprised of my 81 year old father (from Minnesota), siblings and their families (from Minnesota and Arizona), and my husband and I rented this big, beautiful lodge-like cottage for two weeks at the end of June. For the most part we had nine people, but for one weekend we had another large contingency come in and there was plenty of room. It was spacious, warm, perfectly clean, and very groovy. The second floor gives tons of privacy. The outdoor shower was fantastic! We like things that are not new and fancy. We are from the North Country and like a rustic, old fashioned vacation. Seriously, this place could not have been more perfect. The kitchen was very well equipped (the sink was fantastic). With two large tables, one in the main room, one on the majestic screened porch, eating with a large group was easy.
Additionally, the lake was so quiet, we felt like it was our private lake. Of course, it wasn't, as there are about 35 folks on the lake. But it's a peaceful place, without the music blaring and jet skis jarring one out of quietude. We were thrilled. The kids had a great time swimming at the beach across the lake, but just a short canoe ride or walk around the lake. My sister and I swam every single day, and many days across the lake (no motors=no fear).
My dad likes to tool around in the car and explore the environs, so we had a blast going on day trips to Winsted (great thrift stores!), Great Barrington, Farmington. The landscape was a pleasant surprise to everyone; the mountains and streams, and historical sights, brought a nice dimension to the trip.
If you want old-timey, rent this place. I shed real tears when we had to go back to our apartment in New York City.
Thank you for the great review. We hope you will rent our home again next year.
Wonderful and relaxing get away!
We absolutely loved this house! The house was clean and large, with plenty of room for our big family. The view from the porch is lovely, and the pond was fantastic for swimming, boating, and fishing. We especially loved the peace and quiet, it was incredibly relaxing. Thanks so much!
sunbathing on the dock, canoeing, RELAXING !!
This is 'in the woods'...not a party place, but a unique quiet gem that feels like it's Walden Pond.