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Charming Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2 - 4

This charming cottage sits directly on Lake Lashaway in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. Enjoy swimming right in your back-yard on hot summer days. A 12' rowboat is provided, you can bring your boat and park it on your private dock right outside your door. Withing walking distance to town and two restaurants, the post office, two beauty salons, and the public library. It is a 1/4 mile walk to the public beach with a lifeguard during the summer season. Many activities are only a few short driving miles from the cottage, including a golf course, a bowling alley, Warren Farm and Sugar House, the Brookfield Apple Orchard, or just take a leisurely drive through our historic surrounding areas. In less than 1/2 hour you could be in famous Old Sturbridge Village or the Brimfield Antique Markets.

It's only 1/2 hour to Worcester, 1 1/2 hours to Boston, 1 1/2 hours to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, and 3 1/2 hours to New York City.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of lake front vacationing with delightful Lake Lashaway right outside your door. This fully furnished, newly renovated cottage is uniques in personality. Whether you're seeking outdoor fun or relaxation, you'll find it here.

Come and enjoy.

a little trivia....: Before European settlers arrived the Brookfield area was home to the Lassawa and Nipmuc Indian Tribes, situated in the Quaboag Plantation (deeded in 1660). Quaboag is a Nipmuc Indian name meaning 'before the pond'. It can be assumed that one of the 'ponds' was indeed Furnace Pond, a pond man made by an Iron Works Company around 1850. Between 1880 and 1890 the pond was enlarged by the Stevens Textile Mill and renamed Lake Lashaway.

The shores of this beautiful lake grace both North Brookfield and East Brookfield. It's an excellent lake for all water sports including swimming, and touts fishing year round. Its waters are fed by the Five Mile River and trophy-size Northern Pike have been caught and recorded.

Lake Lashaway and the surrounding towns offer a deverse historical and cultural richness, yet the area still maintains a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere to please the most ardent nature-lover.


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Patricia O'Neil
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


East Brookfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Apartment size washer and dryer Iron and board Alll towels are provided. Also bath soap, shampoo and laundry detergent is provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Studio
  • Ceiling fan over one double bed, full size futon on enclosed porch. All bedding and linens are supplied.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This charming cottage offers a bedroom/sitting area, a full kitchen, plus an enclosed sun porch which overlooks the lake. There's a ceiling fan over a full size bed, cable TV, DVD, and a full size futon on the porch. The bath has a shower, and an apartment-size washer and dryer. The kitchen has 4 burner electric stove and all cooking/eating utensils, plus all blankets, pillows, sheets and towels are provided. There's even a bookcase with games, books and magazines. And for the occasional chilly night...just turn on the baseboard heat. The yard is both sunny and shady. There is a private dock for swimming. You can use the 12' rowboat provided or bring your own boat or jet-ski and park it right outside your door. Outside amenities include a gas grill, picnic table, Adirondack chairs, a brazier for campfires, and two car off-road parking. This cottage is perfectly suited for either a fun-filled active vacation or a serene restful get-away.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Father's Day Weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time we have rented this "ADORABLE" cottage. 2 yrs ago we brought our teenage kids with us and they had a blast jet skiing and tubing on the lake. This year we brought my parents for Father's Day weekend and they just absolutely LOVED it!! The sleeping quarters are perfect for 4. The futon on the porch is very comfortable and you get to see the sun rise in the morning. This rental is just perfect. It has everything that you could possibly need but if you do need anything the owners are right next door. She even offered to take a pic of us on the water when we were heading out on the kayaks together, GREAT MEMORIES! The landscaping is so well taken care of and the location is so peaceful. This place has so much more to offer than a hotel, including a washer/dryer. I strongly suggest it! If you don't feel like cooking the 308 Lakeside restaurant is right across the way which offers a good menu with lakeside eating but we chose to cook ourselves (gas grill provided) and enjoy the same view as the restaurant because we never wanted to leave. We even have a campfire at night! No bugs either, I was surprised. :) We can't thank you enough for sharing your wonderful cottage, we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime.
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Outstanding in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from spending 6 nights at this charming cottage on Lashaway Lake. The owners have thought of everything! The cottage was super clean and nicely decorated, and the bathroom had a washer/dryer and included small amenities like toiletries. The kitchen was large and didn't lack for a thing. I loved that there were plenty of sitting options lakeside from lounges, to chairs, to a picnic table. I went out almost every morning with coffee and worked at the table. And the gardens! Flowers everywhere!!! A friend slept on the futon and said it was very comfortable, so no worries there. It was also easy to get around to other areas of the state from this location. By far one of the best places I've ever rented. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

clean, comfortable, cute, impeccably maintained cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including two small boys) just stayed for a week at this wonderful cottage and would recommend it highly. It is obvious that the owners have put a lot of TLC into decorating and renovating this cute cottage, which is exactly as described, and actually looks even better in person. We enjoyed our week here immensely: the views, the peace and quiet, coming home to this delightful sanctuary -- it was great. Having a beach within walking distance was wonderful, as was the immaculately-maintained yard. The only improvement could be the wifi -- it might have been my computer, but I was barely able to get online at all. We were so busy that it didn't matter that much. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and we are glad you and the boys had a good time. We will certainly look into the Wi-Fi issue. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Silicon Valley

Wonderfully cozy cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

Very much appreciated all the amenities the owners provided for my stay - in-unit washer/dryer was a nice bonus. Great fishing and very relaxed atmosphere when in town for a family wedding in Princeton, MA.

Excellent location near Worcester, Quabbin Reservoir / Amherst, and lots of charming bits of history to learn about Colonial New England when exploring the nearby towns and Sturbridge Village.

Loved the lush garden, including the gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets, chipmunks, rabbits and water craft passing by.

If in the area, I'd absolutely stay there again. Thanks to the O'Neils for a wonderful vacation hideaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First of all the cottage is clean and has every little thing you could possibly need. My husband and I came for a little get away and to do some fishing. The fishing was exceptional and the grounds were very relaxing. Our hosts were two of the nicest people you could meet and were avilable if we needed anything. We will make arrangements to go back next summer for a longer stay and would go sooner if there were days available.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Linda, for your thoughtful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and would love to have you back anytime. Pattie & Peter
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It is so cute!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights, our main reason for our trip was to go to Brimfield Antique Show. It was so nice to come back to a cozy cottage after walking around and shopping all day. The cottage has all the comforts of home and my husband kept saying, "This place is so cute!" - this is from a guy who doesn't normally say things like this. It is nice because it is quiet, but is centrally located from many attractions. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
East Brookfield/ North Broolfield Town Beach
Car: recommended

We are located on Lake Lashaway in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. The area is friendly and safe for walking, biking, water skiing, swimming, boating, and fishing. Picturesque Lake Lashaway is 1 1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, and was rated by the Boston Herald to be one of the top bass fishing lakes in Central Massachustts.

Other Activities: Boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

We add a $100 refundable security/cleaning fee

50% is due to secure dates, balance due when you arrive

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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