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Summer Lake Cottage, Private Beach, Berkshire Hills, Small Village

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View from front porch across Lake Wononscopomuc

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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is the lake cottage your grandmother visited during her childhood. Charming, original 1920 features. Big remodeled kitchen (new stove/oven) and big living room for family reunions and guests. Sleeps 9 in comfort; it has often slept 20. Porch overlooks Lake Wononscopomuc -- deepest lake in Connecticut. Close to train to New York and recreation facilities, in the heart of the New England independent school world and just right for the family's May and June, end of school and graduation weekends. Adjacent to Hotchkiss School and Interlaken Inn. Great fishing, hiking (including access to Appalachian Trail), antiques, golf, tennis, fall foliage, summer theater, dance and art. Superb porch sitting. Wood stove, fire-place, and electric heaters deal with extra-cool evenings or mornings. Outdoor gas grill supplements 2 indoor ovens and stove. WiFi, TV, phone.

Note that this is NOT a good place for wild or late night parties. It is located on a quiet lake not far from neighbors who appreciate the quiet beauty of the rural area. If you want to party loudly or despoil the lake, please go elsewhere.


Cultural Activities -- Near Lakeville, CT: Within a few miles of Lakeville, CT are features that include Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, Music Mountain, Norfolk Festival, Railroad Days, excellent restaurants, and lovely NW CT countryside. We are five miles from the Appalachian Trail and many other hiking options. Lake Wononscopomuc is cool and clean all summer. It drops to 180 ft within 250 yards of our shore. Kayak, canoes and a sailboat supplied.

Sports: Sports include all low speed water sports -- no water skiing. Fishing is excellent for Lake trout, bass, pickerel, perch, and catfish. Many other lakes streams and ponds in the area. The Hotchkiss School Golf course is about 300 yards away and other nearby and publicly available courses are in Sharon, Amenia and North Canaan. Tennis is available at town courts a mile away. Horse-back riding is nearby. Lots of hiking opportunities.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 9-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeping porch attached...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Sleeping porch attached...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Sleeping porch attached...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Attached bathroom...moreless

  • All bedrooms are 1920s original with 90 year old pine walls and cathedral ceilings. The three upstairs bedrooms have screened porches attached which can serve as extra sleeping areas for blow-up mattresses. The cottage can sleep 9 comfortably in existing beds. It has frequently slept 15-20 for weddings and other celebrations....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    All modern fixtures...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    1920s fixtures...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Two heads in hot-water outdoor shower...moreless

  • The upstairs bathroom was fully modernized in 2005. The hot-water outdoor shower is surrounded by 8' walls. It is open to the sky and surrounded by very large pine, ash. and tulip popular....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Think 1920s lake cottage with big living room (30'x35') and front porch (12'x36') overlooking the lake. Lake Wononscopomuc restricts motor boats to 10 hp or less; therefore no water skiing and no loud boats. Lake access is either via a short stair-case and dock or a longer staircase and a small beach. The lake is the deepest in CT and always cool. A woodstove in the living room and a fire-place in the kitchen can cope with weather in the 30s and 40s. Recreational activities include golf, tennis and hiking --- all within 300 yards --- and water sports. You are welcome to our kayak, Sunfish, and two canoes. The Interlaken Inn is about 300 yards away and offers a restaurant, bar and escape for adults. Groceries, clothing store, book store, movie theater, etc. are 3 miles away in Millerton, NY. Pets and children are welcome with the normal, 'You break it; you bought it!' rule....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    50 feet from the beach...moreless

  • Lake:

    Swim, sail, paddle, fish, hike, bike, cook, eat, sleep, relax, enjoy....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Watch the lake from the lawn or from two of three screened porches. Listen to the Canada geese honk at dusk....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Walk 50 feet to the water and take a dip before breakfast or after dinner...moreless

  • Rural:

    You are in the country: swim, sail, paddle, fish, hike, bike, cook, eat, sleep, relax, enjoy....moreless

  • Village:

    Explore CT villages of Lakeville, Sharon, Lime Rock, Salisbury, & Litchfield; NY villages of Millerton, Millbrook, & Amenia; and MA villages of Ashley Falls, Pittsfield, & Great Barrington....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New (2013)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet:

    Cable and wi fi internet connection...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, pots, pans supplied....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove:

    New (2013) stove/oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
2 night min stay
$650 $700
Fri, Sat
$3,500 $11,000
Fall 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $6,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $200

Notes:

Refundable security deposit of $200

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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley Field -- Hartford
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Interlaken Inn
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hotchkiss School
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic, NY
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 112 and Rte 44
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Interlaken Inn
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut Ski Area
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 feet

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: Fall foliage (autumn color, leaf peeping), farm visit, museums, summer theater, dance, concerts; close to secondary schools (Hotchkiss, Indian Mountain, Berkshire, Salisbury, Kildonan), near Lime Rock Park (Lime Rock Raceway) & Skip Barber Racing School, Appalachian Trail, and Housatonic River.

 

Manager info

About: I grew up in Lakeville only a few miles from this house, which my parents bought in 1958. I and my family have spent numerous summers here, swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing, reading, cooking and eating great meals, and resting, We have brought family, friends, and colleagues here for relaxation and business retreats. Our company still meets here annually to bond, plan strategy, refresh.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

 

Photos

  • View from front porch across Lake Wononscopomuc

    View from front porch across Lake Wononscopomuc

  • House from Driveway -- Looking Toward the Lake

    House from Driveway -- Looking Toward the Lake

  • Stairs to the Dock

    Stairs to the Dock

  • Living Room  -- Relaxation Central

    Living Room -- Relaxation Central

  • Master Bedroom First Floor

    Master Bedroom First Floor

  • Master Bedroom Second Floor from Sleeping Porch

    Master Bedroom Second Floor from Sleeping Porch

  • Twin Bedroom Second Floor

    Twin Bedroom Second Floor

  • Front Porch -- Supervision Post for Lake Activities

    Front Porch -- Supervision Post for Lake Activities

  • Second Bath First Floor

    Second Bath First Floor

  • Screen Porch Second Floor Overlooking Lake

    Screen Porch Second Floor Overlooking Lake

  • Friends cooking in kitchen

    Friends cooking in kitchen

  • View from the Front Porch

    View from the Front Porch

  • House from the Lake

    House from the Lake

  • Front Porch: Lake Supervision Center

    Front Porch: Lake Supervision Center

  • Living Room -- Looking Across Bar to Kitchen

    Living Room -- Looking Across Bar to Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom Second Floor Looking Toward Sleeping Porch

    Master Bedroom Second Floor Looking Toward Sleeping Porch

  • Second Bedroom First Floor

    Second Bedroom First Floor

  • Small Bedroom Second Floor

    Small Bedroom Second Floor

  • Master Bath First Floor

    Master Bath First Floor

  • Master Bath Second Floor

    Master Bath Second Floor

  • Screen Porch Second Floor Away from Lake

    Screen Porch Second Floor Away from Lake

  • Friends enjoying dining room

    Friends enjoying dining room

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  • Sleeps
    18
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/06/2016
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