About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Waterfront Cottage - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 (including all children)
(IF THIS PROPERTY IS TOO SMALL, OR UNAVAILABLE FOR YOUR DESIRED VACATION, PLEASE SEE OUR COMPANION PROPERTY AT LISTING #560958)
Enjoy our beautiful lakeside cottage in North Central MA. About 90 minutes from either Boston, MA or Hartford, CT. Sleeps 4 (double bed in the bedroom, two twin beds in the loft). Extra-large living room with high ceiling has a working fireplace and dining area. Huge wrap-around screened-in porch provides a beautiful view of almost the entire 35 acre Packard Pond while providing insect-free dining/entertaining area with all the fresh air you could possibly want. Cottage, with its own private beach, is 30 feet from this refreshing, deep, clean 'Massachusetts Great Pond' that allows boating, skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoes, paddleboats, and of course swimming. Includes full kitchen with all dinnerware, stove, microwave, coffee maker, gas grill, linens, towels, cable TV, and WI-FI. You bring your food, beach towels, and your water toys. Forget something? No worries, grocery shopping, WalMart, Redbox, fast food, and other necessities are less than 6 miles away! SORRY, BUT NO PETS, NO SMOKING, AND NO PARTIES. Very near to Tully Lake with its camping, picnic area, hiking, water activities, and disc golfing. Several public 18 hole golf courses within 20 miles. Mini-golf, driving range, go-carts, and batting cages within 6 miles. Don't miss out on this terrific vacation opportunity!!! PLEASE NOTE - This summer cottage has no heat source other than the fireplace. Sorry, but personal space heaters and air conditioners are NOT permitted. Our cottages are located in a quiet neighborhood. Small groups of visitors are allowed, but large groups or parties are not. Maximum overnight occupancy at this cottage is 4 persons (including all children). On rare occasions, one additional overnight guest may stay for one or two nights, but ONLY WITH PRIOR APPROVAL BY OWNER, and at an additional cost of $25 per person per night. Tenant must clean cottage in accordance with Rental Agreement prior to departure or a cleaning fee will be withheld from Security/Cleaning Deposit. You must be 25 years old or older to rent this cottage. Sorry, but this cottage is not appropriate for children under the age of three.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful stay in a spotless cabin !
Had a wonderful, relaxing 4 day vacation on a pristine lake, great accommodations and gracious owners ! Will be back !
Thanks so much for the great review. We believe we have real gems here in both the cottage and our lake! We try very hard to be sure the accommodations are the cleanest and most complete possible. Thanks for confirming that we hit our targets. You are welcome back anytime!
A relaxing, clean, quaint cottage with a fabulous fireplace and screened in deck
This is a roomie cottage for four people, but you will be spending all of your time on the screened in porch or plunked in front of the fireplace. The pond is very swimmable, with a raft, canoe, paddle boat, etc. For those who like the outdoors, this is the place for you. There are many hiking trails nearby. There are plenty of places to kayak. Bicycling on the roads is fine, because it is rural, but there are lots of steep hills. When Ray and Sue say they supply everything but beach towels, clothes, and food, they mean it! They are very thoughtful with the accommodations...more so than any other comparable place we have stayed at. The cabin does sit very close to their residence, but they do respect your privacy. Overall we had a fabulous time and hope to be back soon!
Thanks so much for your glowing review. We try hard to provide the kind of vacation experience we would want to have if we were the travelers. It sounds like we hit the mark. You two were great to have, very respectful, courteous, and you took great care of our property. You are welcome back anytime.
My boyfriend and I came here for a week in August and had a great time! The lake house has a gorgeous view that you can enjoy from the screened porch (no bugs!). The area is very quiet and peaceful, which we appreciated since we wanted to get away from all the noise in NYC. The house comes with just about everything you could need to cook, freshen u,p and relax. We especially liked being able to grill every night :) We took full advantage of the canoe and paddle boat (there's also a row boat), as well as the raft. We even got a great view of the meteor showers while we enjoyed a campfire on the shore.
The community is lovely and there's plenty to do within a short distance. We went hiking on the Tully Lake Trail (about 4 miles), visited Wachusett Brewery (about a half hour drive away), went to a local antique shop/barn, and ate at some great restaurants (SS Lobster and The Old Mill). We could have easily found things to do for another week.
Ray and Susan were wonderful and answered all our questions. They were on hand right next door but never invaded our privacy. They also gave us great recommendations for places to visit around town.
Overall, this was a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to get away from it all.
Thanks so much for the great review. Now you know why we love this area as much as we do. You two were great guests - very quiet, respectful of our property, and clean. And you've just scratched the surface of all the fun things to do around here! Next time, you'll have to try something new, as well as revisit your favorites. You can come back and rent from us anytime....and I hope that you do!
Aging with dignity!
This cottage is a great place for 4 people (adults and/or children) to really relax and enjoy a great vacation. Our family has used this cottage on many different occassions over the last 50 years. The owners have done a great job in maintaining the "camp' atmosphere while updating with modern amenities where possible. Guaranteed you will want to be a repeat customer after enjoying the cottage!
Delightful home from home
The photographs don't do justice to this gorgeous cabin, full of retro furniture and period pieces, it feels like a step back in time. Beautifully clean and comfortable, with everything you need, including a decently kitted out kitchen unlike so many rentals. The covered deck has a splendid view and keeps the whole space mosquito free. The area is very peaceful. And I was amazed how warm the lake was! The cottage is part of a friendly lakeside community and Ray and Susan are on hand next door should anything go wrong.
Thanks for your great review and kind words. We try very hard to give our tenants a very clean cottage, complete with all the amenities of home (or as many as we can). When we lived there ourselves, we too loved the screened in porch, and spent 90% of our time out there taking advantage of the breeze, fresh air, and the great view of the lake and the activities on it. You took great care of our place, and are welcome back anytime.
A delightful time
My wife and I along with our two young grandchildren spent a wonderful week here. The kids got to swim and play. They also had their fun private room in the loft. The cabin is much roomier then the pictures show. It has an open floor plan which is further enhanced by a wrap around porch that attaches on two sides of the cabin. The beach is private and there was a canoe as well as a boat provided. There is also a dock that the kids enjoyed and my son got to fish from. Also the view is quite nice from the screened in porch.
Ray (owner) was quite nice. When I asked him what I should do if the grill runs out of gas, he said "No problem, just call me and I'll bring over another one and change it". I mean like WOW, how's that for being neighborly. If circumstances permit we shall book in 2015 for sure. Thank you Ray and Sue, it was quite a fun time for us.
Thanks for the great review! We try very hard to make your dream vacation a reality whether your group is all adult, or a family with small children. All you really need to bring is your beach towels, and food and beverages of your choice. We look forward to your return again next year.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PARTIAL WEEK RENTALS - Our preference is for rentals of one full week or longer, but if still available with 2 weeks before desired check-in date, we do sometimes rent for shorter periods at our day rate of $150 per night plus refundable security/cleaning deposit. Three night minimum. Contact us for details!