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Kozy Direct Waterfront cottage, One Of A Kind Private Lake Loc, 2 Docks-NYC 75m

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,002 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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).

More Details

Richard Sementilli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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 Lake Candlewood

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!


Sherman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ONLY ACCOMMODATE 4 PEOPLE, my cottage is small, sleeps 4, (septic system is small and delicate for more than 4 people using bathrooms and showers).
  • NO CAMPING on property whatsoever! No tents or camp fires!
  • No house parties, (again, the house is too small and the septic system is too delicate).
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Kozy Direct Waterfront cottage, One Of A Kind Private Lake Loc, 2 Docks-NYC 75m
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend get away to this gorgeous lake house. The view was incredible. We even extended our stay! Richard was great, very responsive. We will absolutely be back again.

We enjoyed taking the kayak and canoe out on the water and taking a dip in the hot tub afterwards. The kitchen was great, we cooked dinner and played board games on the porches in the evenings.

Could not have asked for more. It really exceeded my expectations! Such a peaceful, beautiful place. Thank you Richard :)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't ask for a better guest! Trustworthy and cooperative. Always welcome to visit again in the future!
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A wonderful vacation! The kids and we were floating on the pond all day, kayaking, swimming....

  • 5 of 5

The beauty of the surroundings is uplifting and peaceful. Each morning we couldn't wait to get into the lake. The dock was so comfortable that we were out all day. The house, while small, had enough space for all of us. It was a magical vacation for each of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you come back again next year!
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Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at Richard's vacation home. It's very cozy (as its name implies), very charming, and very comfortable. We enjoyed kayaking, relaxing on the dock, watching the wildlife that inhabit the area, and barbecuing in the evening. It's a lovely tranquil setting, and Richard is very accommodating and accessible. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to see you back!
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An enjoyable getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the "Kozy Cottage" was most enjoyable! It was a great place to re-charge and sit back and enjoy nature. The weather co-operated and we loved lounging on the outdoor decks and the dock. The bed was very comfortable and the cottage was a cozy size. Our only concern was it was hard to find and the road leading in was very winding. We didn't venture out to town after dark because we weren't sure we could find our way back. But, it was a lovely holiday and we would do it again in a minute! S Rice

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope you come again!
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot do this place justice. It was one of those vacations where we didn't want to go out & eat somewhere else or do other activities. We had everything we needed right there. The kitchen had everything. The home is well named because it is very cozy. Projector & screen were great for movies at night after sitting outside around the fire. Paddle boat, kayak, hot tub, furniture on the dock, hammock, outdoor shower, beautiful views, quiet, peaceful. Better than we expected. Richard is easy to contact & communicate with. Whenever we had questions, he would usually email back within minutes. It is so obvious he loves his home & is happy to welcome you into it. It didn't feel like a rental place but more like we were his guests. All in all wonderful time and we cannot wait to go back. My husband isn't one to go back to the same place twice but was the first one to mention that we should go back in the fall. Thank you, Richard, for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when we have guests who appreciate everything we appreciate about the Kozy Cottage. Perfect guests in every way!
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Beautiful property, very special place. Richard was great.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 4 y.o. son and I stayed here 4 nights in June, and it was idyllic! Very quiet and peaceful, we'd have morning coffee on the dock while my son looked at fish in the lake and chased dragonflies. The house is charming and comfortable, with water views everywhere. Everything worked as promised, we couldn't have been happier or more pleased with our stay. Appreciate the use of the kayak for lake paddles and that no motorized boats are allowed. We only saw one other person on the lake, a stand up

paddle boarder, while we were there. It feels like you're on your own private lake. The swimming was great too! The grounds are also beautiful, for short walks on a moss covered trail. This is a very unique and special place, perfect for 4 or fewer people. Couldn't recommend it more highly. Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Laguardia, JFK
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Candlewood Valley Country Club, River Oaks Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak New Milford Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Connecticut Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
American Pie Company, Arrivederci
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sherman Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Sep 29
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 - Dec 18
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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