|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
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Our lake house has a large private waterfront directly on a private (residents only) 400 acre lake in the Litchfield Hills, only 90 miles from New York City.
The house has been booked summer 2016, our calendar is kept up to date.
We are on the east side of the lake, which gets much more sun and warmth throughout the day than the west side and has spectacular sunset views.
New Central Air Conditioning. Wi-Fi, Cable
The lake is private and can be accessed by residents only - this means there are NO public boat launches like you find at nearby lakes such as Lillinoah, Tyler, Highland, Bantam, Waramaug, Candlewood Lakes. As a result, our lake lake is peaceful, relaxing and quiet and by far the cleanest in the area.
The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths.
Our home is very clean & well maintained. First floor has brand new walnut floors (May 2015) and the whole house was freshly painted (May 2015).
Kitchen was gut renovated and totally redesigned.
High end gourmet kitchen with all brand new appliances including an Electrolux induction cooktop, Sharp microwave drawer, Electrolux Refrigerator, separate beverage drawer. Soapstone and marble counters & backsplash.
2 of the 3 full baths were fully renovated with heated floors and high end fixtures.
Propane Fireplace, Central Air Conditioning, WiFi, Cable TV inc.
Pet Friendy (Dogs only)
We have a large, flat, private waterfront yard with dock, adirondack chairs, screen porch, deck, gas grill, hammock and campfire pit. Canoes, single kayak, double kayak, standup paddle board and a pedal boat. Great trout & bass fishing (stocked lake).
NOTE: All boats must be pre-registered with the Association before launch (max of 20 feet, 90 hp, outboard motor) and can be docked at our private dock at the house
**Membership to our Beach, Tennis, Pool Club Included in rental rates! **
Club also has a snackbar (summer), basketball court, gym & playground.
Social events/concerts at the clubhouse (summer).
Clubhouse is walking distance from the house (less than 0.5 mile)
14,000 square-foot Clubhouse with lounge, gym, yoga classes.
4 Private Residents Only Sand Swimming Beaches (one is right next door)
8 Tennis Courts & 1 Basketball Court. Tennis lessons available.
Quiet roads for jogging & biking
There is so much to do in the Litchfield County area (hiking, wineries, shopping, tennis, golf, music, arts) - there is something for everyone.
Numerous nearby historic towns with great shopping & antiquing such as Litchfield & Kent. Great local restaurants like the famous West Street Grill (Litchfield) and Arethusa al tavolo a wine bar and restaurant in Bantam. Small local ice cream shops, perfect for a summer evening treat! Wonderful seasonal farmers markets. Seasonal fruit picking (blueberry, apples etc), pumpkin patch. And the famous Nodine's Smokehouse is just down the road.
Historical sites, such as the first law school in America.
The house is near many of the wineries on the CT Wine Trail (close to Miranda & Sunset Meadow Vineyards) which host some great events.
There are also some wonderful restaurants nearby such as the Winvian Restaurant (9 miles) which is a Relais & Chateux property that receives lots of positive press & top awards. There's also a fantastic spa there.
Great hiking year round at Mohawk State Park, White Memorial & Kent Falls State Park and the Appalachian Trail.
Golf at Stony Brook Golf and Torrington Country Club.
Tubing, Kayaking & Rafting in the Houstatonic & Farmington Rivers.
Limerock Race Track, White Flower Farm, White Memorial Woods, Infinity Hall, Goshen Players, Arethusa Farm Dairy, Milk House Chocolates, Bantam Cinema, Action Wildlife, ... the list goes on.
Getting to New York City & Other Info: If you feel like a day in New York City it is about 2 hour drive to Manhattan by car. Or you can take Metro North Railroad from the Wassaic stop in NY State which is about 20 miles from our house. The train ride from Wassaic to Grand Central Terminal/New York City is about 2 hours. There is also a bus from the town of Torrington.
Our house is close to many of the areas best private schools including Hotchkiss, Kent, Marvelwood, Forman, Indian Mountain and Salisbury.
Boston is a 3 hour drive.
*Must be 25+ to rent*
WINTER: Only 5 miles from Mohawk Mountain. 23 miles from Woodbury ski area (snow tubing) and a few miles from great hiking in White Memorial and Mohawk State park. Larger ski areas in MA (i.e. Butternut) are about 40 minutes away. Winter sports also include ice skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Nearby White Memorial has over 35 miles of cross country skiing trails with free access.
**Summer 2014 is fully booked, but fall is amazing at the lake and Litchfield is well known for great foliage **
**Note: The lake is drawn down from November to mid-March, this is when shoreline maintenance and other work is done to manage invasive plants which keeps the lake pristine.**
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We are experienced vacation rental owners with multiple homes in the area. We take tremendous pride in creating a special and beautiful vacation home experience.
As travelers we have stayed in vacation rentals around the world and know what it takes to make a truly special vacation home.
While the entire lake is beautiful, we love this location because of the flat waterfront area and the east side orientation.
The east side of the lake gets great sun most of the day, while the west side of the lake can get dark and cold by mid-day.
The evening sunset from the property is magnificent.
My wife and I rented this house for ourselves and our four children for several weeks. We had a terrific and relaxing time. The house is right on the lake just like the pictures show, has been recently renovated and is well stocked with everything a vacationing family could need. The screened-in porch with view of the lake was our favorite spot in the house. The lake is beautiful and lightly used. The homeowners association has built a clubhouse which includes access to a swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness facility. This was an added plus. Great stay all around. We would recommend it to friends!
My family had the best vacation we ever had. We kayaked on the river every day right from the backyard Staying in this home was more like staying in a first class hotel from the closets piled high with clean linens and towels to a kitchen stocked with every gadget or appliance you would want. We didn't want to leave and hope to come back next summer!
We loved it. Everything you could need. Thanks, Sarah!
Since this our second consecutive stay at this property and our experience this year was even better than last year - what else can we say. It is a very enjoyable place to be. A plus is the availability of a magnificent pool and tennis courts nearby to the house.
This is a beautiful property that is perfectly maintained. We are a family of four with two boys aged 12 and 14. We were able to enjoy the tennis and basketball facilities at the pool club and the canoeing, kayaking, and swimming right off the backyard. The house and property itself are maintained to a far higher standard than any of the other rentals we have enjoyed on home away. First class appliances and bedding, furnishings and kitchenware. Sarah and family are also very thoughtful in leaving plenty of supplies -- the kind of stuff you hate to buy for a one week rental but very few owners provide. A beautiful place for a relaxing and active vacation!
What a beautiful vacation home! I was stunned by how open the home was yet comfortable, clean and practicle. One of my favorite characteristics about the house was not only the huge screen patio out back, but the simple yet relaxing hammock right next to the water. It was a perfect place to lay and read my book (and take a quick nap too).
If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable place to vacation- I highly reccommend this house! Especially in the early fall when its still warm to enjoy the water and marvel at the exquisite New England foliage. I look forward to coming back next year!
Our lake is the best kept secret in Litchfield County. Many folks who live in the area their whole lives have never been, that is because the lake is private and only residents have access.
The lake is almost 400 acres, great for kayaking, boating, swimming, windsurfing and fishing.
While there other lakes in the area, this is the only private lake. This means the lake is tranquil, serene and very clean, year round. It is also the only lake in the area where residents have access to 8 tennis courts, 4 sand beaches, a huge clubhouse with events for kids, adults and families in the summer, an exercise room,basketball court and playground. Snackbar. Concerts at the clubhouse beach on Tuesday & Saturdays in the summer. All included in your rental.
The town of Litchfield is about 5 miles away, this historic town has some great restaurants and shops.
Litchfield County is full of things to do! In the summer months there is a lot going on at the lake, social events, beach concerts, fishing derbies (lake is stocked), kids camp, tennis, swimming lessons, boating, the list goes on. Great quiet roads for jogging and biking. Horseback riding lessons at local stables.
Hiking at Mohawk State Park is just around the corner. Kent Falls is another wonderful state park destination.
Fly fishing guides (such as Housatonic Anglers) will take you fishing in the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers.
Tubing in the Farmington River and Rafting in the Housatonic River.
For shopping there are many antique shops in Litchfield, Kent, Cornwall and the surrounding towns. There are also wonderful boutiques in these towns, such as Derwins and Hayseed.
Nearby Wineries like Miranda Vineyards have tastings & special events.
There are all sorts of events at the Goshen Fairgrounds, like the Goshen Fair and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
Great music events at Infinity Hall, this is a wonderful place to have dinner and enjoy live music
Tanglewood in Lenox Mass is less than an hour away, there are great summer concerts there like the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and James Taylor.
Stony Brook Golf course is a short drive from the house.
Other things to do in the area - Audubon Center, 7-circuit labyrinth at the Wisdom House in Litchfield, and the Sloane Stanley Museum in Kent
The lake is quieter in the fall & winter. The foliage is amazing in this area in the fall.
Winter months brings skiing at nearby Mohawk Mountain (5 miles), ice skating on the lake, ice fishing, sledding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing. Larger ski areas are about 35 miles away in Great Barrington, MA.
The local wine store is 2 miles from the house and a large grocery store (Stop & Shop) is 5 miles away.
If you're coming in from out of the area, New York City is only a 2 hour drive - or an easy train ride to Grand Central Station. This could be a fun day trip.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
**Maximum Occupancy of SIX guests - no exceptions** The house is not child-friendly.
***SUMMER 2015 is booking up fast.! **** Only a few weeks open in June.
Minimum one week stay , maximum stay 28 Days (no seasonal or annual rentals) ***
Rates are all inclusive of taxes & cleaning fees.
Damage protection or security deposit required.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.