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Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills

Goshen, CT, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Waterfront, Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home In A Private 1.2 Acre Setting.

Step back in time in this peaceful, spacious, lakefront rental. Charming four bedroom 1920’s Craftsman style retreat in the Litchfield Hills A direct lakefront home on beautiful Westside Pond in Goshen CT, this home offers serene privacy with over 200 feet of waterfront on a 45 acre lake with only a handful of houses. Your own swimmable private waterfront, boating dock, and float for diving and sunbathing. Canoes, rowboat with electric motor, Standup paddle board, kayak, and Sunfish Sailboat are included.

* 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 3200 sq ft., sleeps 8-9

* Great ski house 5 minutes from Mohawk Mountain Ski area

* Comfortably decorated with period antiques

* Fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry

* Wi-fi internet connectio , Bose system,smart TV

* Reliable cell service

* 1.2 acres, roomy decks with deluxe gas grill.

* Spacious lakefront screen house, lounge chairs

* Gorgeous stonewalls on the property

* Look out at the stars at night over vast expanses of forest across the pond.

* Excellent lake fishing, stocked Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout, plus native Bass, Pickerel, Perch, Calico.

* Nearby fly fishing in the nearby Housatonic River fly fishing area.

* Extensive walking trails in nearby Mohawk State Park, White Memorial Nature Preserve

* 5 minutes to Mohawk State Park

* 45 minutes to Tanglewood, Summer home of Boston Symphony

* 10 mins to Litchfield restaurants and antiques

* 20 mins Lime Rock Racing Park


Brian Smith

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Mar 25, 2018
About Brian Smith

The owners grew up in the Connecticut area, enjoy travel, skiing, watersports, and are currently living internationally, but expect to return to this property full time, someday. Frequent users of VRBO for vacation rentals.

Brian Smith purchased this House in 2013

Why Brian Smith chose Goshen

Knowing this lake well, when we became aware that this property was available we contracted for it even before being able to see it in person. It is the oldest of very few houses built on this lake.

What makes this House unique

This lake has only ten houses on it. The shoreline on the opposite side is unoccupied and is protected from development by a historic boy scout camp and woodlands. One of few places in the world that it gets dark enough to really enjoy the stars.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Bathroom 1 en suite, large walk in closet.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Large bedroom with full bath en-suite, walk in closet
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • hardwood floors, all new mattresses and bedding


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Roomy travertine shower, separate claw foot soaker tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Modern bath with classic style tile and fixtures
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, downstairs powder room
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, New Bathroom en-suite in Queen bedroom 2

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Unobstructed views of natural shoreline, virtually undeveloped.
          • Lakefront
            200 feet of direct waterfront on Westside Pond. Private dock, shoreline, swimming/sunbathing float
          • Mountain View
            Overlooks hundreds of acres of undeveloped land across pond
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
            Clear swimmable pond


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        2 car
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                        All new quality linens, this house is new to rental market. some down comforters some fiber, spreads, duvet covers, feather and down pillows.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        4 cars
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            kuerig and traditional drip style coffee pots
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes for everyday plus china, quality glasses and wine glasses, all utensils and knives that are actually sharp!
                          • Dishwasher
                            2 drawer style
                          • Kitchen
                            Granite and top quality elite series electric ovens/range/hood. Dual dishwashers.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            2 separate full size ovens.
                          • Pantry Items
                            crock pot, tea kettles
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games
                                    Board games
                                  • Stereo
                                    bose ipod stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Smart TV with Apple TV
                                  • Toys
                                    Toys for toddlers


                                      • Boat
                                        Sunfish Sailboat, Canoes, kayaks, rowboat with electric motor, and standup Paddleboard are all included in rental, brand new 90hp powerboat optional to qualified renters.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Spacious deck surrounds two sides of the house, beautiful screen house by the lake.
                                      • Golf
                                        Just minutes from Stonybrook Golf Course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 Canoes, 3 Kayaks, 1 stand up paddleboard, rowboat with electric motor and sailboat all included
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Large screen house by lake.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        1.2 acres with a spacious yard
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        New Stainless Steel grill with side burner.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        5 minutes from Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Newin 2014 lifejackets and fishing gear.


                                          • festivals
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • ice skating
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • water skiing


                                                          • Fishing/Ice Fishing instruction available.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            39 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Simply Wonderful!

                                                            Teri G.

                                                            Beautiful, serene waterfront property. Owner was responsive and house was well appointed. We had a wonderful Christmas week. Would highly recommend this home to anyone.


                                                            Ken S.

                                                            Great setting, everything you could ask for! Cleanest VRBO place we have ever had! Will be returning for sure. Very relaxing!!! Very quiet!! Gorgus view of the pond. The property manager Kristen was extremely helpful in getting us settled into the house. We didn't want to leave..


                                                            Lisa H.

                                                            Just returned from our second visit here. Lovely house- clean, spacious, and open. The lake is wonderful and private. A perfect retreat for our extended family to get together. Highly recommended.

                                                            What a pleasure to relax in Goshen

                                                            Stephen S.Melville

                                                            Kitchen, bathrooms, setting, location, where do I begin. Brian & Co do a wonderful job at renting this spacious house on Wend End Pond. There were so many boats and kayaks that our grandchildren never had a dull moment. The attention to details and appointments made our stay an absolute dream for my wife and my two son's families. We would love to stay here again sometime in the future.

                                                            Ideal for a peaceful vacation

                                                            Alexander S.

                                                            Very well equipped and maintained. Large collection of boats to enjoy the small magical lake. Most sleeping rooms face that beautiful lake. Perfect for a relaxing enjoyable vacation

                                                            Exceeded Expectations

                                                            Paula H.Wisconsin

                                                            The reviews were great and the photos inviting. Nevertheless, I never imagined a place this nice at this price point. It is an old house that has been completely redone inside. It looks like something out of a magazine--great furnishings, new kitchen, luxurious baths, etc. The waterfront has everything an active family could want--a boat, stand-up paddle board, kayaks, a canoe. We were six adults--my husband, my self, out two children, their spouses, and our 9 month old granddaughter. We had lots of space to spread out. The queen and king sized beds were super comfortable. The house was equipped with a Pack N' Play and high chair. We had a perfect three days. My only regret is that we didn't book a few more days.


                                                            Goshen, CT, USA

                                                            Goshen is a secluded rural community in the heart of the Litchfield Hills. 5 minutes to skiing, 40 mins to Tanglewood the Summer home of the Boston Symphony, Antiquing, legendary car racing at Lime Rock Park, great restaurants, minutes to the Housatonic and Farmington fly fishing areas, whitewater canoing, the BEST Fall leaves. minutes to Mohawk State Park and Ski area, minutes to White Memorial Nature preserve.

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