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Huge Game Room! Great Getaway for All Ages!

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Last updated: 06/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 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, two 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!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • 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
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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. 4 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
              • Pool Table:

                Bumper pool only....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Expanded basic cable (75 channels)in living room, master bedroom and game room...moreless

              • VCR
              • Foosball
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Television:

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

              • Radio
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Game Room
              • Games For Kids
              • Games:

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

              • Toys:

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

              • DVD Player:

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

              • Video Library:

                Good size ollection of DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Lakefront
              • Waterfront
              • Lake
              • Rural
              • Beachfront:

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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

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

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Towels Provided:

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

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        Remote controlled...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Small size only....moreless

                      • Garage:

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

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access:

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

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • 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

                      • Washing Machine:

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

                      • Heating:

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

                      • Parking:

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

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Good size lawn overlooking the lake....moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

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

                      • Barbecue
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Beach Umbrellas
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Balcony:

                        Small balcony off the master bedroom...moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Pedal Boat
                      • Raft
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large deck with dining set...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Rental rates quoted in: $
                      Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter Break 2014
                      Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $165
                      $165 $1,050
                      Late Winter 2014
                      Mar 3 - Apr 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $150 $900
                      Early Spring 2014
                      Apr 28 - May 23, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $165
                      $165 $1,050
                      Early Summer 2014
                      May 27 - Jun 18, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $210
                      $210 $1,350

                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                      Additional information about rental rates:

                      $150-$210/nt - $900-$1350/wk US Dollars
                      Low Season (Nov-April, not including holidays/vacation weeks) ................ $150/night .. $ 900/week; Mid Season (May, Sept, Oct, Holiday/special weeks) .. $165/night .. $ 1050/week; High Season (Jun/Jul/Aug) ................... $1350/week; $200 refundable security/reserve deposit due at booking; 50% due at booking, balance due 30 days prior; $150 cleaning fee May 1 - October 31, Thanksgiving and Christmas, $100 cleaning fee rest of year Minimum stays required - 3 nights low season, 4 nights mid season, 5 nights some holidays, 7 nights high season Weekend stays possible in the winter but billed at 3 night rate
                      Dates Available: Year Round

                      Fees and Taxes:

                      • Tax Rate 5.7%
                      • Cleaning $150

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 06/02/2014
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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 13 and 16, 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: spanish, english

                       

                      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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                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 06/02/14
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                      +1 9785631773
                      Massachusetts, USA

                      Speaks: spanish, english
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