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Lakehouse on Private Peninsula with Spectacular Views

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'The Peni' /Private Peninsula


Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sturbridge house description

‘The Peni’

This year-round vacation home (1,800 square feet) has been in our family for three generations. It has an exceptional location on a private peninsula with 1,500 feet of water frontage. Every room of the house has stunning views of Lake Hamilton. The main house has three bedrooms (a queen, a double, and a single with two single beds), and two baths. The kitchen and bathrooms (both with showers, no tub) were renovated in 2011. There is a gated private drive with plenty of parking. The long shoreline supports a variety of wildlife. You are likely to see great blue heron, ducks, geese, cormorants. The lake is stocked, and the deeper waters just off the south shore are considered some of the best fishing on the lake. There is a public boat launch a hundred feet from our driveway, and the property has a dock as well as a raft.

Each season provides special vacation opportunities; swimming, boating, fishing, fall foliage, ice fishing and skiing. There are also activities and events weekly at Old
Sturbridge Village.
No Smoking in the buildings.

Keywords: lake house, year round vacation home, surrounded by water, leaf peaking.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                adults, but their children are welcome...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                induction stovetop, full oven, and microwave...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dining
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator


              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • The property has it's own dock and raft. There is a boat launch next to the property, excellent fishing. Winter activities include cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing once lake is frozen....moreless


                  • Television


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    1500 feet of lake frontage for swimming and canoe,kayak launching....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    The property has two, private swimming spots, a dock and a raft....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    beautiful view south over Lake Hamilton...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    water views south, west, and north....moreless


                  • Live Theater
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Kayaking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Cycling


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 13 traveler reviews
                  May 1-Sept 30, 2013-$1600/wk(Saturday to Saturday)..depending on number of guests.
                  Oct. 1, 2012-April 30, 2013 $1200/wk, ajusted rates for shorter or longer stays.
                  A refunable security/damage deposit of $400 is due at booking.
                  One half the rent is due one month prior to occupancy (or with booking)
                  ....and the balance is due one week prior to occupancy.
                  Sleeping cabin available for an additional $75 fee. Motor boat fee $100
                  Discounts for longer bookings/returning guests. Please contact owner about rates.
                  Minimum booking is one week. Christmas and holiday rates subject to change.

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bradley, Ct
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Junction of Mass Pike and I 84
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  PJ's Lounge
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  cross country 5 miles. Downhill
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hemlock Ridge, Sturbridge
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Numerous in Sturbridge MA

                  Car: Recommended

                  near Old Sturbridge Village, Brimfield flea market, and the Norcross Wildlife Foundation


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1926

                  About the owner: We are three siblings (Zabby, John, and Robin) who are sharing the family project of renting 'The Peni' where we spent all our childhood summers swimming, boating, fishing, playing with cousins, and riding our pony. Zabby runs a study program in Paris for a New England prep school, John is a retired teacher, and Robin is a lawyer. Both John and Robin live in Holland near 'The Peni'.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sturbridge:
                  In 1926, our grandparents acquired a part interest in 'The Peni' when they purchased the hill just to the west of it. They quickly realized it was an ideal swimming place. At the time, there were no other 'camps' on the lake. They went to great lengths to acquire the remaining shares of this extraordinary spot, and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have benefited ever since. It continues to be a favorite place for the family to gather for swimming, boating, and family reunions.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Swimming, boating, fishing, privacy, space, wildlife, and bird life.The long, convoluted shoreline of 'The Peni' provides many swimming spots as well as places to explore. There are lovely walks in every direction including into the Quinebaug Woods, formerly part of the family property, now owned by Trustees of the Reservation and open to the public. There is a wide variety of fine dining in nearby Sturbridge.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • 'The Peni' /Private Peninsula

                    'The Peni' /Private Peninsula

                  • 'The Peni' from the east

                    'The Peni' from the east

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • 'The Peni' house from the lake

                    'The Peni' house from the lake

                  • Kitchen


                  • Single bedroom

                    Single bedroom

                  VRBO #359084

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Email owner

                  +1 413-455-5086

                  Speaks: english
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