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Lovely Cottage, Completely Remodeled Two Bedroom One Bath Can Accommodate Six.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Only Property On The Lake With Southern Exposure And Dining Within Walking.


This completely remodeled cottage includes all amenities, complete kitchen accessories, linens, towels, washer & dryer and outdoor grill.

Ideally located overlooking pristine Lake Waramaug. Large front porch has wicker furniture and cushions to enjoy morning coffee and evening sunsets.

The lake is ideal for state stocked fishing, as well as boating.

The cottage is only 90 min. from N.Y, to enjoy the Berkshire area and historic Litchfield County

Bliss cottage is a fun retreat where you can take an early morning walk or bike around the lake. It is within driving distance of historic Litchfield for great shopping, antiquing and theaters. Award winning Hopkins Vineyard and Hopkins Inn are available for wine tasting and dining a short walk from the cottage.

Citied in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. 'One of the most beautiful lakes in the world'

Come and enjoy the rest and relaxation that is Bliss Cottage.

Full season rates are available through the fall foliage time frame with discount, Please contact owner.

More Details

Tom Maguire
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Tom Maguire

This family owned property, was once part of the family's ownership of Hopkins Inn as well as the two homes next to the cottage. Passing down from generation to generation this is the second season that it will be available for rental since complete remodeling in 2014. Please see the comments that past guests have posted.

Tom Maguire purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Tom Maguire chose Connecticut

There is not a better view of Lake Waramaug available for renting. This is the only property for rental with a fabulous southern exposure as well as dining and vineyard within walking distance.


New Preston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All new for 2015
  • Full new bath with shower/tub and tile floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch in living room is full size bed.
  • Two separate bedrooms with pull out in living room to sleep six. King bed or two twin options. Please contact owner.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lovely Cottage, Completely Remodeled Two Bedroom One Bath Can Accommodate Six.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a great Labor Day weekend at this property with four of my high school friends. The place was extremely clean and had great amenities. A grill outside was an excellent perk. Definitely recommend stopping by the vineyard. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, great house, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location walking distance to a great restaurant, wonderful vineyard, and practically a private beach all to yourself! What a retreat. Clean and renovated to perfection.

We loved this place. We loved the surroundings and felt as if we were a world away.

The owner was also very accommodating and extremely kind.

I would recommend this place to anyone who "wants to get away from it all", even for a weekend. We would stay again and hope to do so soon.

-Mark and Alisha

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alisha & Mark: Thank You, great meeting you both, I know we will see each other again. You both will be a fine addition to the great state of CT. Tom Maguire
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West Boylston Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cottage that worked well for 4 people for a 3 day getaway

Clean, great location,short walk to quiet lake beach

Tom was a wonderful host and was very accessable and responsive

to any questions we had

Bonus was the winery that was next door!!!!!

Would definately return next time we visit the area

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage perched on a hill

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice and love this location. The cottage is so charming and fully equipped to invite a few friends for dinner. There are plenty of places to explore. The shopping, dining and hiking are great. The lake is perfect! Swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing. Something for everyone.


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel, FL

Lovely place to decompress!

  • 5 of 5

Pure simplicity at its best! Run the lake, hike in Steep Rock (3 preserves with a variety of trails) or enjoy the waterfront a short walking distance away. Daily kayak and paddle board rentals available at Sportsmen's in Litchfield. Area is filled with lovely dining options. Hopkins Inn next door offers three meals daily. The patio has a beautiful view of the Lake Warmaug. 9 Main in New Preston is great for breakfast/lunch sandwiches. There is also Bantam Bread, Arethusa and West Shore Seafood in Bantam (BYOB picnic style dining and warm lobster roll with butter is a must). The White Horse and Upper Crust Pizza in Marbledale/New Milford are casual options with indoor/outdoor dining. All are within 10 minutes of the house as are several area markets/wine shops. If you like antiques, Woodbury is about a 25 minute drive and on Sunday there is the Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford. Tom Maguire and his family could have not been more gracious. Look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your comments, see you next year. Tom
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A Lovely Cottage Indeed

  • 5 of 5

Family of four seeking a hassle-free getaway for a few days and a return to the Lake, and we found a gem Cottage as advertised; completely re-modeled but retaining period charm; spacious, spotless and well-stocked/maintained. Add a terrific view of the lake from the porch and no more than few steps to the Hopkins Inn for a bite or down the road to access the private beach; owner Tom could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Clement, keep on eye on your email, I will be listing a winter house soon..... great for the ski season Tom
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley Int. Airport, Hartford CT.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
White Horse Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stony Brook- Litchfield
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hopkins Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mohawk Ski Area-Night Skiing Available
Car: recommended

Located within walking distance of Hopkins Vineyard for tasting, purchase and tastings.

Several wine festivals throughout the year as well as marathon's during the season.

Always a fair, festival or tag sale around the surrounding towns.


Rates & Availability

New Preston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
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Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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