|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Very nice cottage with modern appliances, HD Lg. Screen TV, DVD player, Hi Fi Stereo with smart phone input & wireless high speed internet.
Short walk to Massachusetts State Forest and miles of walking & biking trails. Good fishing & swimming with dock & canoe.
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There is about a fourty minute drive to Old Sturbridge Village & Brimfield Antiques Fair, less than one hour to Boston & one hour drive to casino, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun.
The winter season brings skating, ice fishing & cross country skiing with downhill skiing close by at Wachuesttet Mountain less than one hour to the north.
We are very centrally located to multiple activities in our beautiful state, come to South Central Massachusetts and discover our close by escape from the hassle of overcrowded tourist towns.
My family stayed at the cottage for a week in July. We could not have been more pleased. Dan and Tina are wonderful; Tina was always around to help out or supply odds and ends when needed. We fished nightly, had a campfire, went out in the canoe several times and just relaxed. My girls were at a camp in Sturbridge for the week and this was a great place to come home to every night. We hope to be able to come back next summer!
Beautiful location! Host's were very attentive and warm. Would return.
My husband and I needed a small break from our busy lives, but we didn't want to travel too far away. This rental and location turned out to be a good combination for us. It was about an hour away from where we lived and close enough to drive to places to eat, get groceries and even do some shopping at Walmart! Yet, it was in an area of the lake where we could feel like we're away from it all. The weather turned out well in our favor and it was hot enough to lounge (and fish) in and on the water all day!
We brought our kayaks and motor boat. We decided to use the kayaks on the other side of the lake across the street (the "busy" and noisier side). I got seasick on the busy side because of the rough waters from the other motor boats and jet skis. I definitely recommend staying on the quiet side of the lake! We were curious about the other side, but there really wasn't too much to see. Dan's side of the lake was so serene that I actually took a nap on a blow-up mattress! I "never" could do that on any lake before (maybe a swimming pool) and I've been on many lakes in my life!
The accommodations were modest and rustic, but good enough for our needs. We weren't planning to stay indoors most of the time, so we weren't looking for anything fancy. There was a good size flat screen television with DVD player which we used almost every evening. The ceiling fans kept the place cool during the days.
Dan was friendly and accommodating and we really appreciated how he went above and beyond his hospitality to us, especially in booking the place, and helping us get settled when we arrived. Even though the cottage is near his residence, we never felt intruded upon and never lacked privacy.
The only thing my husband and I would have preferred is if you could see the lakefront better from the cottage.
The location was nice, the cottage cozy and neat. Good amenities. We did not make use of the boat or firepit, due to weather, but its a nice feature. The door lock was a little odd for the front door, because you had to lock it with the key from the inside if you wanted it locked at night. The bathroom ceiling was really low, could be difficult for a tall person to shower. I am short, so had problems. Bring toilet paper. The rental agreement mentions it, but we forgot, and had to go buy some.
We really enjoyed our week long stay at the Douglas cottage. The lake is lovely, very private and has something for everyone. Fishing, swimming, kayaking. Just a block away is a beautiful forest, perfect for a short stroll or a longer hike. The cottage is fully furnished and the 4 of us were very comfortable.
The owner was very helpful and thoughtful. The cottage is quite nice and staying there was a pleasure. We cooked quite a lot and also enjoyed the woodburning stove in particular. We also used the clothes washer and dryer which was handy.
The lake and the woods near the cottage are great. We especially enjoyed our walk to see the beaver dam and waterfall.
Very nice cottage with modern appliances, cable TV & wireless high speed internet . Short walk to Massachusetts State Forest and miles of walking & biking trails. Good fishing & swimming with dock & canoe.
The winter season brings skating, ice fishing & cross country skiing with downhill skiing close by at Wachuesttet Mountain less than one hour to the north. Thirty min. drive to Old Sturbridge Village & Brimfield Antiques Fair, less than one hour to Boston & one hour drive to casino, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The rates shown are for four (4) guests including children older than six (6) years old. There is an additional charge for any overnight guests past this number of $15 per person per night with a total maximum of six (6) guests total regardless of age. This is a no smoking cottage, pets are allowed with prior written acknowledgment only, there is a pet charge of $50 per pet per week, Max 2 pets.
Reservations are not confirmed until deposit is received, however we will hold your dates at the quoted rate for a reasonable period of time waiting for your deposit to arrive. A short term vacation property rental contract will be sent to you for your review and to sign if you decide to rent the cottage.
Rates are subject change without notice till reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.