About the property
- Cottage1002 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Romantic, 2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4
Private Gated Community in Candlewood Lake Estates. Beautiful, breathtaking one-of-a-kind lake estate surrounded by 400 feet of direct waterfront on 1+ acre. Amazing views of lake from every window - like being on a yacht on little known gem aka 'Emerald Lake' is a natural spring-fed glacier lake and is the cleanest in Connecticut. The 'Kozy' rests on the shore of pristine Green Pond which is nestled in the glacial depression between the two northern fingers of Candlewood Lake. Enjoy swimming, fishing, sailing (no motors allowed) from two (2) secluded and private docks. Includes Kayak, canoe, rowboat and more. The property has lovely gardens with a stream, waterfall and natural moss throughout the grounds. Roast marshmallows by the fire or take a quiet snooze in the hammock. This year-round home is a winter wonderland as well. Kozy-up by the wood burning stove or strap on your skates or x-country skis. Enjoy the spectacular Fall Foliage while hiking or mt. biking around the lakes.
Spectacular Fall Foliage Views From The Lake!: The main floor has a living room/dining area with a kozy wood burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances. There is a private guest room and a half bath. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a private balcony with stunning views overlooking the lake. Washer & Dryer included. Very easy commute to NYC and the Metropolitan areas (75 mins.). Even your own private airport less than a mile away. All your boats and motor toys are welcomed on Candlewood Lake. Included within the Estates are four (4) beaches, two (2) on Candlewood Lake with boat launches and docks and two (2) beaches on Emerald Lake. Everything you need for the perfect 'kozy' getaway...Also included are: Canoe, Kyak & Row Boat.
Fall & Winter Are Spectacular Too!: The 'Kozy' Lake House also offers the most spectacular Fall and Winter experience for travelers. Fall Folliage can be seen from every window and from the extensive wrap-around decks over-looking the Lake. The scenery is incredible!
When the lake freezes over, ice skating begins, right from your own backdoor with wood burning stove, outdoor bond fires and marshmallow roasting area will complete all of your Fall and/or Winter dreams. Several Ski areas are also within a 1/2 hour drive from the 'Kozy' Lake House. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area (30 mi.) Connecticut’s premier snow resort since 1947, offers skiing and boarding to all ages. Featuring 24 trails for skiing and snowboarding, Mohawk uses state of the art snow making equipment, five chairlifts, two “wonder carpets” for beginners and amenities for all snow sport enthusiasts. Indoor Ice skating facilities near-by too, and incredible Country Fall & Winter Fairs & Festiv.
Ski; Snowboard, Ice Skate; Cross Country: Several ski areas are 20-45 minutes away: Downhill skiing and boarding: Mohawk Ski Area: 20 minutes -night skiing Woodbury Ski Area: 15 minutes-night skiing and snow tubing hill Ski Sundown: 30 minutes-night skiing Butternut Basin Ski Area: 40 minutes Catamount Ski Area: 45 minutes Cross country skiing: White Memorial Nature Preserve in Litchfield Topsmead Park in Litchfield Steep Rock/Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington.
Activities: Appalachian Trails; Farmers Markets; Antiquing; Connecticut Wine Trail; Star Gazing; Connecticuts Largest Flea Market (The Elephants Trunk Bazar); Sherman Playhouse Live Theater; 28 mi. Scenic Drive North on Route 7 ( see covered bridges and Bald Eagles along the way).
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Richard Sementilli
I am a conscientious, responsive owner who is so proud to share this truly one of a kind property. I grew up in the Westchester County NY and I currently live in NYC. I love the contrast between the beauty and culture of New England with the proximity and excitement of NYC.
Richard Sementilli purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Richard Sementilli chose Sherman
Last year I found this amazing place on Homeaway. I immediately booked a brief two day stay but, within the first few moments upon my arrival, I knew that one day I wanted to buy this property. The setting is unbelievable, and the house itself is so perfectly charming. I then booked another two week stay this past July (2012) and I never wanted to leave! I ended up buying this property this September. I just had my family up to see this place for the first time this past weekend and they absolutely fell in love with as did I. I love how private, quiet and secluded the location is, but then it is just minutes away from all the things you need.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house itself feels like its an old New England rustic cottage but in fact it has all the modern creature comforts that everyone wants. The previous owners had decorated and furnished the home so perfectly to match the setting and the style of the home, so I therefore did not change a thing! One of my favorite features of this house is waking up in the morning surrounded by views of the lake from every direction - literally. If you look straight, you see water, look left, you see water, look right you see water. It feels like you are actually on a large yacht anchored on shore. It's just spectacular!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peace on earth!
From the moment you arrive, until you close the door behind you for the last time, you will feel relaxed and at peace in this lovely home. If you feel restless, take a spin around the lake in the canoe. When you're done, take a nap on the cozy dock furniture! Inside is homey, comfortable and well stocked. If you are interested in great Italian food, Amore Resataurant is not too far on highway 37 and was very good and also does takeout.. Grocery store around the corner from there. There is good hiking nearby too. We now want a lake home of our own, it was so nice! Thanks for sharing yours!
It was perfect. House has it all. Boats, waterfront, jacuzzi, BBQ girl, firepit.
We really enjoyed all water activities. Water was clean and warm - perfect for swimming.
Dine outside or chill by the fire pit or by the water with a glass of wine. Watch movie on a huge projector.
Thank you Richard! We did love it and hope to come back again.
A perfect house, everything was just right
Fantastic in every way!
Beautiful, peaceful lakefront. The house has everything you need-Kozy is the right name! Highly recommend it- we will be back for sure- thank you Richard!
Relaxing cabin on the pond.
We enjoyed a few fun and relaxing days here. The pond is very tranquil and the perfect size to canoe out and enjoy the sound of the paddles rippling though the water, the bullfrogs croaking, and the birds singing. The house has a nice, large dock to lounge on and swim out from. If you want powerboat-based activities, Candlewood Lake is right next door and you can rent a boat or pay someone to take you around on theirs. You can also hike/walk right out from the house into the surrounding hilly roads, or drive a few miles north and park your car and hike up Candlewood Mountain.
The house itself should have everything you need to be comfortable (we appreciated the hot tub, since the sun never showed itself during our stay, and the temps were often in the 50's). The bed in the second bedroom is a springy sofabed, if that's the kind of thing that throws you off. But if that's keeping you up at night, you can always enjoy the sound of the crickets and the views of the night sky from the panoramic windows.
Cute cottage on amazing, tranquil pond.
We had a lovely weekend visit from NYC with our two toddlers. The cottage is really cute and the owners have done a great job updating the space.
Our boys loved the warm water and it was warm and calm enough that we could push them across pond in the floaties. An exciting journey for them! They enjoyed projecting their favorite movie in the living room.
Owners were responsive and helpful!