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Charming 2+2 Lakeside Cottage on Best Lake in CT

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
14 nights minimum
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For the price of a motel room, enjoy a cottage on a lake. Great casual summer-fall vacation place for a small family with room for guests. MINIMUM 14 NIGHT STAY. THOUGH DAILY AND WEEKLY RATES MUST BE SHOWN, WE DO NOT RENT FOR THESE SHORT PERIODS. MONTHLY RATE REQUIRES 32 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. SEE NOTE BELOW. Great room, master bedroom, and kitchen overlook the lake and dock 35 feet away. Great room has firestove, cozy couch corner, and dining/work table. But most eat sitting on barstools at the kitchen counter... or out on the deck (where, if you sit still the chickadees will eat sunflower seeds out of your hand). The beautiful main lake is a mile across. The landmark 'Alvord's Tower' forms a scenic backdrop to your kids swimming off your dock. Across the lake, rent a boat, gas up ...For the price of a motel room, enjoy a cottage on a lake. Great casual summer-fall vacation place for a small family with room for guests. MINIMUM 14 NIGHT STAY. THOUGH DAILY AND WEEKLY RATES MUST BE SHOWN, WE DO NOT RENT FOR THESE SHORT PERIODS. MONTHLY RATE REQUIRES 32 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. SEE NOTE BELOW. Great room, master bedroom, and kitchen overlook the lake and dock 35 feet away. Great room has firestove, cozy couch corner, and dining/work table. But most eat sitting on barstools at the kitchen counter... or out on the deck (where, if you sit still the chickadees will eat sunflower seeds out of your hand). The beautiful main lake is a mile across. The landmark 'Alvord's Tower' forms a scenic backdrop to your kids swimming off your dock. Across the lake, rent a boat, gas up your skiboat, buy bait, or have brunch at O'Hara's. Paddle through the lily pond into the 2nd lake, and on down the channel for a good morning's trip, canoe provided. Or find the crossing to the hidden pond where the beaver may still live. Pack a lunch for a trip to One-Tree Island. (Or as the local kids call it, Birdpoop Island.) RIGHT FOR YOU? Note you will be living in the country. Occasionally the lightning knocks out the electricity, or internet. Tap water comes from the lake, so order drinking water delivered, or do like we do and go fill the 2 gallon jugs from the town spring in Salisbury. Rural lakefront -- Not suitable for parents who are overly or insufficiently protective of their children. Rural landscape -- Not suitable for those who detest bugs, raccoons, poison ivy, need flat even walkways, or are addicted to reliable cell service. Homestyle back-to-basics cottage -- Not suitable for those wanting a big screen TV, cable TV service, game console, super fast internet, espresso machine, ice-maker, large microwave, updated kitchen with nice tableware & cookware, new plush linens & towels, or current decor. (See Other Fees section of listing for info on phone and internet service. ) We keep the place just the way we want it to be when we stay here in spring and/or fall... Yes, DVD, wifi, coffee-maker, & microwave conveniences. But we're here to enjoy the lake and gaze out the windows. And we love our 40's decor Nana decorated. The best testament to how much our renters like it here, most of them have come back more than one season. Five only stopped renting because they bought their own homes on Twin Lakes. NOTES: We normally rent for periods of 32 nights or longer. July 1 thru Labor Day is usually rented to a repeat tenant. We will make a deal for a Memorial Day thru June 30th multi-summer repeat tenant. Two week periods most often accepted in Sep, Oct or Nov. 14 or 21 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. Flipkey/TravelAdvisor collects 15% rental tax on all stays less than 31 nights, and pays it directly to the state of CT. Listed weekly rates include this tax. The monthly rate does not. So the monthly rate is good only for stays 32 nights or longer. Because we rarely rent thru Flipkey/TravelAdvisor I often don't respond the same day. Their text message service does not seem to notify me of inquiries anymore. I don't use the smart phone app. Flipkey, as a condition of our service, prohibits email or phone communication until you have paid for the stay. We take a 60% deposit to hold the place, with the other 40% due 28 days before check-in. We are trying out this service... I realize this arrangement is discouraging. We cater to advance planners. We can afford to because our rates are so reasonable for this wonderful lake. Our place is usually fully rented out for the full summer by April. Pet considered with supplemental Pet Agreement and additional compensation and deposit. HOUSE RULES: Adult over 24 must be present when a person under 20 is. Be a good neighbor to our neighbors. See separate House Rule section of listing for very abbreviated version of most of rules. See the end of our lease for the full version of house rules. (Updated version of lease to be posted by April 2nd) More
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About the Owner
Bob H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
Usually none. Sometimes when you first arrive, or on departure.
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Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I and two small children stayed at the cabin for one month after a big road trip adventure across the country from California. It was exactly what we needed! Our pace quickly slowed down to that of this delightful lakeside (and surrounding)...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank sean l
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Nearby Attractions: - Antiquing galore. Tanglewood Music Center, music festivals, and small concert houses. Musical, Shakespeare and opera theaters. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Norman Rockwell and Daniel Chester French museums. Hancock Shaker Village. Carousel Museum. Historical homes and other sites. Covered bridges. Stockbridge MA with the Red Lion Inn & site of Alice's Restaurant. Guthrie Center. Berkshire Railroad Museum, Collins Diner, & Railroad Days. Art galleries. Three public golf courses. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Birding including the Sharon Audubon Center. Salisbury Library. Small amusement center in Canaan & large one in Winsted. Tubing, kayaking, and rafting trips, rentals and lessons. U-pick farms and corn maze. County fair and small town carnival. Car shows,...
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