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Year Round Retreat in New England @ Waterfront Cottage W/Wifi

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A view of our cottage in the winter. Perfect for wildlife viewing.

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Winchester Center cottage description

FALL IN LOVE WITH NEW ENGLAND any time of year at our four season retreat in the Litchfield hills - Our waterfront home is on Connecticut's 76-acre Park Pond in the foothills of the Berkshires, offering scenery and proximity to many wonderful activities.

ACTIVITIES: Leaf-peep, nature and bird watch, hawks and eagles nest in the trees and turtles and beavers can be seen in the coves. Fish and kayak in the fall and spring. Snow shoe, ski, skate and ice fish in the winter. Swim, tube and sail in the summer.

THE HOUSE: The great room offers a stunning view of the water. Sliding glass doors lead to a large deck with outdoor table and barbeque grill. The lawn below ends at our small beach and dock.

In addition to the great room on the first floor there is 1 bedroom with a queen bed, a lovely new bathroom with tub/shower, and an eat-in kitchen. The second floor has two more bedrooms one with twin beds and a water view and one with a daybed and mountain view. There is a brand-new bathroom with generous sized-shower on the second floor. Good airflow and ceiling fans in every bedroom maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the house. There is no air conditioning. Guest find they do not need it. Forced air heat keeps the house toasty in winter.

THE ENVIRONMENT: Our guests are encouraged to go 'green' by being conservative in the use of water and soap. For this reason, the property is not appropriate for large parties. There is no dish or clothes washer. Cable television and high-speed internet is available and you can watch DVDs on the color TV in living room and downstairs bedroom. A telephone is available for local, emergency and calling card calls.

Children are always welcome but their adults must understand that this property is on the water. Children must be watched at all times. We cannot accommodate pets or smokers.

THE AREA: Four state forests are nearby and every drive is a scenic one. In winter, the pond is used for cross-country skiing, snow-mobiling, snow shoeing and ice fishing. Downhill skiing is 15 minutes driving distance from the house. This is a quiet rural area. There are a few other homes and two summer camps on the pond.

The town of Winsted, three miles away, offers many activities including antique and curio shops, festivals and community events, restaurants, wineries, go carts, batting cages, a free-public skate park, a multiplex movie theatre for everyone, and a dinner movie theater with liquor license for people over 21.


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

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

                    25 years....moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Limited Accessibility
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Fairly good library of books for children and adults....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television:

                    One in living room, one in master bedroom....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Some videos may be found in the tv cabinet....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lakefront
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    There is no air conditioning. Ceiling fans are more than sufficient. The home is very cool in summer....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    There is a small charge for wifi. Password provided with your rental agreement....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All sheets and towels provided. Sheet usage should conform to number of guests in your party or an additional fee may be charged....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Space for 4 cars in the driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels are provided. Please use beach towels outside, and bath towels inside. Towel usage should conform to number of guests in your party or an additional fee may be charged....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Everything you would expect to find for cooking full meals. ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    There is no dishwasher in the house. ...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Cooking essentials, spices, oil, coffee, tea, condiments, napkins, paper towels are provided....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    You are welcome to tea, coffee, flour, sugar, oil and spices. Please replace anything else of ours that you use. Alcohol may be in the pantry. Please do not consume....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    There will be some items in the fridge and freezer that belong to us. You will find sufficient space for your food....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    One single, one double seat kayak. PFDs are provided and must be worn. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grill one level below deck outside of kayak shed. Please do not move it. Grill tools are provided. You may want to purchase charcoal. Empty ashes of grill before leaving....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    floats, water noodles, balls, etc. ...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      $250

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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: This photo was taken at Burr Pond State Park, just a few miles from our waterfront cottage on Park Pond. This is a very special community remote enough to feel a million miles away, and just an hour or two from New England's big cities, Boston, Hartford, Springfield, New York, Stamford and Westchester County.


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                      • A view of our cottage in the winter. Perfect for wildlife viewing.

                        A view of our cottage in the winter. Perfect for wildlife viewing.

                      • From our deck you can sit and enjoy the view

                        From our deck you can sit and enjoy the view

                      • The grassy lawn is right by the water.

                        The grassy lawn is right by the water.

                      • Our living area is bright, sunny, colorful and cheery.

                        Our living area is bright, sunny, colorful and cheery.

                      • Living room sliders lead to the back deck overlooking the water

                        Living room sliders lead to the back deck overlooking the water

                      • The bookcase above the dining table reflects sunlight throughout the house

                        The bookcase above the dining table reflects sunlight throughout the house

                      • The queen-sized bed in the master bedroom is so comfy.

                        The queen-sized bed in the master bedroom is so comfy.

                      • The second sunny bedroom on the second floor overlooks the water and sleeps 2.

                        The second sunny bedroom on the second floor overlooks the water and sleeps 2.

                      • This is our beautiful pond. Our house is to the right (not seen)

                        This is our beautiful pond. Our house is to the right (not seen)

                      • The pond freezes in the winter and we make a skating rink.

                        The pond freezes in the winter and we make a skating rink.

                      • Another view of the water and house of our closest neighbor.

                        Another view of the water and house of our closest neighbor.

                      • Our cottage is abloom in the summer.  Park Pond is right behind the house.

                        Our cottage is abloom in the summer. Park Pond is right behind the house.

                      • From the deck a view to the water and our private grassy beach.

                        From the deck a view to the water and our private grassy beach.

                      • Welcome! We'd love to have you spend time at our all-season getaway.

                        Welcome! We'd love to have you spend time at our all-season getaway.

                      • Facing the glass doors to the deck and waterfront. TV & DVD player in cabinet.

                        Facing the glass doors to the deck and waterfront. TV & DVD player in cabinet.

                      • Sunlight fills the dining room which also has a water view.

                        Sunlight fills the dining room which also has a water view.

                      • The kitchen is new, clean and fully equipped with everything you'll need.

                        The kitchen is new, clean and fully equipped with everything you'll need.

                      • A bathroom on each floor. Both brand-new.

                        A bathroom on each floor. Both brand-new.

                      • The road leading to our waterfront cottage in the fall.

                        The road leading to our waterfront cottage in the fall.

                      • The lilac hedges bloom in June and the butterflies arrive.

                        The lilac hedges bloom in June and the butterflies arrive.

                      • We go out on our neighbor's snow mobile. Wow!

                        We go out on our neighbor's snow mobile. Wow!

                      • We'll leave the lights on for you!

                        We'll leave the lights on for you!

                      VRBO #51985

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                      $250 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/12/2014
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