Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Cozy 5 Bedroom Cottage on Bantam Lake

You sent a message to this owner.

Front of the house, overlooking the lake

Calendar

Last updated: 10/09/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bantam Lake cottage description

Cute and cozy 5-bedroom lakefront furnished cottage with sunny deck, cottagey furnishings, beautiful sunsets, and your own private boat dock (shared with cottage owner) right out the back door.

This is a sweet little spot that is perfect for families or small groups. Before deciding to buy this house and the one next door, my husband, two daughters, and I rented this house ourselves for two summers. We loved it so much we had to make it our own. We generally keep it available for our friends and family who come to visit us, but for weeks we don't have guests, we open it up to other families like yours.

While the house is not fancy, it is the quintessential lake cottage that has everything you might need. With the entire downstairs dedicated to living space, and the upstairs set up with five cute little bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower, it's very livable and cozy.

I personally have cooked meals for 12-15 with no trouble in the fully-outfitted kitchen. And we've enjoyed countless BBQs and sunsets off the deck. This place has been truly heaven for me and my family. Perhaps you'd like to create some special memories here as well.

At our cottage you will enjoy dining on your deck while you watch the kids fish and swim off the dock. The cottage is situated on Deer Island, facing the cove, where the lake is most tranquil.

Ideal for families with children as there are five total bedrooms: two bedrooms with queen size bed and three bedrooms with a twin-sized trundle bed in each room. Easily accommodates 10.

There are 2.5 bathrooms. A full bath with tub on the first floor. A NEW full bath with shower on the 2nd floor. And another 1/2 bath downstairs.

The home is also idea for social gatherings or get-togethers of friends and family.

You will have your own dock (shared with the cottage owner) where you can dock a boat if you have one.

In addition to the fun of direct waterfront activities, there is also cable tv, WiFi, golf, fine dining, quaint village antiquing and shopping in Litchfield only a few minutes away by car.

The cottage is only 2 hours from NYC, 20 minutes to wineries and beautiful Connecticut sightseeing. In addition, White Memorial Woods on the lake (5 minutes away by car or boat) is a beautiful spot for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, and Sandy Beach and Morris Town Beach offer a fun place for beach swimming (especially great for children).

PLEASE NOTE:
* Our minimum stay is 1 week (6 nights).
* Our standard weekly rental includes 6 nights and 7 days that begin on a Saturday and conclude on a Friday.
* We require all renters be at least 25-years old.
* We do not allow smoking in the cottage.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25-years-old to rent...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Lovely view of lake, closet, dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Lovely view of lake, closet, dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Cute, cozy bedroom with a trundle bed (2 twin) & dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            Cute, cozy bedroom with a trundle bed (2 twin) & dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Cute and cozy bedroom with a trundle twin bed and a dresser...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Powder room located on the 1st floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located on the first floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Located on the second floor...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            Stereo to play DVDs or plug in an mp3-player or iPhone...moreless

          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Lake
          • Lake View
          • Lakefront:

            The cottage sits directly on the lake with direct lake access in front of the house via a dock shared with the owner....moreless

          • Rural
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            There are two window units upstairs and one window unit downstairs....moreless

          • Basic Soaps
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Fireplace
          • Heating:

            Baseboard heating is available if needed....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Area
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Parking:

            There is space for two cars to park off the street. Additional cars must park on the street....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking On Street
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided:

            Ten bath towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided....moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Barbecue
          • Boat Dock
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Tennis Court
          • Wood Deck
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 5
          from 2 traveler reviews
          Loading...
           
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          SPRING
          May 9 - May 29, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $250
          $1,500
          SUMMER
          May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
          6 night min stay
          $333
          $2,000 $5,000
          4TH OF JULY WEEK
          Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2015
          6 night min stay
          $667
          $4,000
          My Standard Rate
          6 night min stay
          $500
          $3,000 $8,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Pet Fee $150
          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          The cottage is open MAY THROUGH MID-OCTOBER. It is NOT open the rest of the year.


          Cancellation policy:

          Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


          Please wait... Pay with confidence

          Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
           

          Calendar

          Last updated: 10/09/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates
           

          Location

          40 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Hartford International Airport
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Woody's BBQ Pit
          8 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Litchfield Golf Course
          35 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Brewster, CT
          3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Rt 202 and Rt 209
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          West Shore Seafood Market
          2 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Morris Town Beach (lake beach)

          Car: Necessary

          Located in Northwestern CT in Litchfield County on Bantam Lake - shared boat dock, fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, sandy beach, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, antiquing, farmers markets, wine trail, horseback riding, wind-surfing, golfing, apple/blueberry/strawberry picking, county fairs, festivals, and more.

           

          Owner info


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Front of the house, overlooking the lake

            Front of the house, overlooking the lake

          • Private dock leading down to the water

            Private dock leading down to the water

          • Swimming off the dock.

            Swimming off the dock.

          • View from the deck, looking off to the right.  We're on a cove - calm waters.

            View from the deck, looking off to the right. We're on a cove - calm waters.

          • Nearby farmers market is a must. From delicious tomatoes and corn to yummy pies.

            Nearby farmers market is a must. From delicious tomatoes and corn to yummy pies.

          • TV area with television, cable, DVD player, stereo with iPod insert and CD play

            TV area with television, cable, DVD player, stereo with iPod insert and CD play

          • Breakfast nook sitting across from kitchen to drink your tea and share a scone.

            Breakfast nook sitting across from kitchen to drink your tea and share a scone.

          • Yellow bedroom with trundle bed (2 twin beds)

            Yellow bedroom with trundle bed (2 twin beds)

          • Queen size bedroom

            Queen size bedroom

          • Downstairs powder room

            Downstairs powder room

          • Non-working fireplace

            Non-working fireplace

          • Back of house

            Back of house

          • Fishing off the dock, right in front of the house.  Fishing gear included.

            Fishing off the dock, right in front of the house. Fishing gear included.

          • Eating hot dogs by the water in the backyard.  Not a bad day.

            Eating hot dogs by the water in the backyard. Not a bad day.

          • View from the deck, looking far right, where the cove opens up.

            View from the deck, looking far right, where the cove opens up.

          • Sitting area that sits next to the deck and across from the TV area.

            Sitting area that sits next to the deck and across from the TV area.

          • Kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, pots, pans, plates, glasses, etc.

            Kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, pots, pans, plates, glasses, etc.

          • Dining area

            Dining area

          • Queen sized bedroom

            Queen sized bedroom

          • Downstairs full bathroom

            Downstairs full bathroom

          • Buffet area

            Buffet area

          • Dining area

            Dining area

          $250 - $667 per night (USD)
          2

          5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 10/09/14
          Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
          Dates are unavailable
          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
          Get an instant quote
          Owner
          Member since: 2011
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 10/09/2014
          Email owner

          +1 917 658-9151

          Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
          Add vacation protection services to your booking

          Three services to protect your trip:

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


          Get it now

          advertisement

          Share this property via Email

          Cozy 5 Bedroom Cottage on Bantam Lake

          Bantam Lake #364271ha

          5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

          You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

          Share this property via Email

            Please correct the following errors and resend:
          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
          • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.