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Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Brian Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

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 Connecticut

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house surpassed our expectations, The lake was wonderful. So many wonderful memories made with our families.
May 2015
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Map

Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stonybrook
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
CT Route 4
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Your backyard

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.

Amenities

Goshen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Roomy travertine shower, separate claw foot soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with full bath en-suite, walk in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bathroom 1 en suite, large walk in closet.
  • hardwood floors, all new mattresses and bedding
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Fishing/Ice Fishing instruction available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

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..

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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What a pleasure to relax in Goshen

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Ideal for a peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great rental inside & out

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed a four couple family weekend that was very comfortable in this large & well appointed lake house. Availability of kayaks and canoes was a bonus. Very large wrap around rear deck with water view was excellent. Many modern conveniences throughout the house.

Martin Putorak & Family

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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