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Huge Game Room! Great Getaway for All Ages!

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Last updated: 01/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Spencer cottage description

Our lake home is a quaint cottage directly on a small lake in Spencer, Massachusetts. The lake (Sugden Reservoir) is small but fully recreational. We have a small sandy beach that is perfect for children, and the older kids love the swim raft. Kayaking is one of our favorite activities - we have one double, four single and one kid-sized kayak.

The house is relaxed and comfortable, not fancy but nicely decorated and it has most amenities you would find at your own house. Downstairs the kitchen, dining room and living room are all one open space in an L shape. The kitchen and downstairs bath are newly remodeled. The dining table seats 8 to 10 people comfortably. The living room is spacious and includes a large flat screen TV with VCR and Blueray DVD player, and a remote control gas 'wood stove'.

Upstairs the three bedrooms include a king bed and two queen beds. There is also a twin over full bunkbed in the game room.


Property Details: There is a full bath upstairs, and a huge game room with ping pong, foosball, full size air hockey table, bumper pool, dart board, board games, flat screen TV with DVD player, puzzles, toys and more. Great for those rainy days, or when you need a break from the sun!

We have wireless high speed internet at the house, but you need to bring your own computer, and there is no phone service at the house, so you will also need to bring your cell phone. I have Verizon and my husband has Sprint, and the service signal (for those two providers at least) is excellent - full bar coverage.

There's always something to do here - in the house, on the lake or at nearby attractions such as Old Sturbridge Village or Moore State Park. It is a very rural area, but we are also very close to Worcester, where you will find an art museum, fine arts theatre, shopping and more.

Nearby Attractions: We are also only 20 miles from the Brimfield Antiques fair. We are 40 minutes from Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, and also 35 minutes from Davis' Farmland and MegaMaze. A snowmobile trail goes right by our house across the lake. It is a great place for a fun and relaxing getaway any time of the year!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Stairway to upstairs may not be safe for toddlers - open on one side. Otherwise a VERY kid-friendly house!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Responsible adult must be at least 25, any kids under 18 must be supervised at all times. 5 Kayaks, rowboat, paddle boat, private dock, swim raft, badminton set, basketball in paved driveway. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, Candlepin bowling 5 min, antiquing (Brimfield only 20 miles away), on snowmobile corridor. Cable/Satellite TV (3) : Expanded basic cable (75 channels)in living room, master bedroom and game room. Air Hockey, foosball, ping pong and other games in game room....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Air Hockey
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player:

                One blueray and one regular DVD player....moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games:

                Lots of board games of all types, also lots of puzzles!...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table:

                Bumper pool only....moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Expanded basic cable (75 channels)in living room, master bedroom and game room. High Definition in living room and game room, not in master bedroom....moreless

              • Television:

                (3) Large flat screen TV in living room, another in game room, older and smaller model in master bedroom....moreless

              • Toys:

                Toys for every age child - lincoln logs, dinosaurs, floor hockey, wooden blocks, much more......moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Good sized collection of DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Very small private sandy beach on a small lake...moreless

              • Lake
              • Lakefront
              • Rural
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Wall air conditioner in game room and portable unit for downstairs. Combination of these two keeps the whole house at a comfortable temperature....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                Connection for high-speed internet, but you need to bring your own computer...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Garage:

                Garage is for storage and laundry, cannot be used for parking cars...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Remote controlled...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Oil furnace, baseboard heat, propane fireplace is backup heat only....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Driveway is good size - can fit 4-6 cars. No parking available on street....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Small size only....moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                All bath towels provided, but you must bring your own beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front load - can only use high efficiency (he) detergent...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Small balcony off the master bedroom...moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Umbrellas
              • Binoculars
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck with dining set...moreless

              • Deck Furniture
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                6 kayaks, one rowboat and one paddleboat...moreless

              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Good size lawn overlooking the lake....moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Pedal Boat
              • Raft
              • Small Cooler
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Lots of adult and child life vests of different sizes, many boogie boards and floats, sand toys, etc....moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter 2014-15
                  Nov 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $165
                  $950
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,100
                  Fall 2015
                  Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 5.7%

                  Notes:

                  Holidays and vacation weeks are charged at a different rate and have a different minimum stay requirement - please call or email for details.

                  Summer weeks usually book at least a year in advance.

                  We will rent for two nights in the Winter season (non-holiday or vacation times only), but booking will be at the 3 night rate.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 01/08/2015
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                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Other Activities: boating, downhill/alpine skiing, wildlife viewing, basketball court, kayaking, snowboarding, shopping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling

                  Ski: We are 30 Minutes from Wachusett Mountain

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: I am a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom. My kids are ages 14 and 17, and my husband is a farmer. We have had many enjoyable times at our lake house and we're very excited to share it with other families.

                  Why the Owner Chose Spencer:
                  We bought our lake house because it is only 20 miles from our permanent home, but far enough away so that we can 'get away' from the farm.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We think the most unique things about our home are the wonderful game room, the big lawn overlooking the lake, and the coziness of the home - it is a very relaxing getaway any time of year!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of fire pit and lake side of house

                    View of fire pit and lake side of house

                  • Deck and house on lake side

                    Deck and house on lake side

                  • Deck with table sets and grill

                    Deck with table sets and grill

                  • View of kitchen from dining room/living room area

                    View of kitchen from dining room/living room area

                  • View of dining table, bar and kitchen

                    View of dining table, bar and kitchen

                  • Downstairs half bath off kitchen

                    Downstairs half bath off kitchen

                  • Flat screen TV and remote control gas fireplace

                    Flat screen TV and remote control gas fireplace

                  • Game room, air hockey, bumper pool, stick hockey, and brand new flat screen tv with DVD player.

                    Game room, air hockey, bumper pool, stick hockey, and brand new flat screen tv with DVD player.

                  • Master bedroom with king bed

                    Master bedroom with king bed

                  • Middle Bedroom - queen size bed.

                    Middle Bedroom - queen size bed.

                  • End bedroom, queen size bed.

                    End bedroom, queen size bed.

                  • Upstairs full bath, tub/shower are to the left, not pictured

                    Upstairs full bath, tub/shower are to the left, not pictured

                  • House and lawn area from the beach

                    House and lawn area from the beach

                  • Deck and main entrance to the house

                    Deck and main entrance to the house

                  • View of deck from kitchen door (main entrance to house)

                    View of deck from kitchen door (main entrance to house)

                  • View of kitchen from dining room - entrance to 1/2 bath in background

                    View of kitchen from dining room - entrance to 1/2 bath in background

                  • Looking down on the dining room from the stairs.

                    Looking down on the dining room from the stairs.

                  • View of game room, game tables and twin over full bunk bed/futon.

                    View of game room, game tables and twin over full bunk bed/futon.

                  • Game room - ping pong, bumper pool, foosball, dart board and shelves with books, puzzles and videos.

                    Game room - ping pong, bumper pool, foosball, dart board and shelves with books, puzzles and videos.

                  • View of the lake from the Master Bedroom

                    View of the lake from the Master Bedroom

                  • Middle bedroom, queen size bed.

                    Middle bedroom, queen size bed.

                  • End bedroom, queen size bed.

                    End bedroom, queen size bed.

                  • Full size washer/dryer in garage accessible through downstairs bath

                    Full size washer/dryer in garage accessible through downstairs bath

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

                  $165 - $180 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    8
                  • Bedrooms
                    3
                  • Bathrooms
                    1.5
                  • Property type
                    Cottage
                  • Reviews
                    11
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, spanish
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/08/2015
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                  +1 9785631773
                  Massachusetts, USA

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