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Breezy Lakeside Getaway in Stow, Massachusetts

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully-equipped cottage; one minute walk to water's edge.

Parker Cottages of Lake Boon is offering a seasonal, monthly or weekly rental of this vintage, three-bedroom, fully-equipped and exceptionally maintained cottage. It is nestled among six seasonal cottages on 3.5 acres in an opening of tall pines, oaks, maples and fragrant black birch.

Cottage #5 has three bright, airy bedrooms and can sleep up to six. Bedroom #1 includes a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has two twin beds. Bedroom #3 has one double bed.

There's a well-stocked kitchen, one bathroom with a shower, and a very comfortable living area with a center fireplace. Best of all is the breezy, screened-in front and back porches.

Parker Cottages is a family gathering place and is suitable for all ages. There is a very large sandbox and swing set nearby, and cottages are located well off the main road, allowing for easy and safe bike riding for the kids along the winding, dirt driveway. Abundant water activities are within 100 feet of your doorstep. Swimming, canoeing, private docks/boat tie downs and walking and biking trails are offered. There is a public boat ramp for motor boats nearby. You'll enjoy the peacefulness punctuated by happy shouts from the water's edge. When we're lucky to have a rain shower at night, you'll fall asleep to comfortable sound of raindrops on the roof.

If you time your stay well, you can join us for Alda's Pie & Ice Cream Social in mid-August or the July 4th or Labor Day Weekend picnics. A late August weekend around the lake is host to the Lake Boon Water Carnival: including Lighting of the Lake on Friday night with a music boat touring all docks; water races and field games on Saturday; and a boat parade on Sunday. It is free to all!

The convenient location of Parker Cottages of Lake Boon allows for a complete get-away vacation, or a simple shift of home base; allowing you to go off to work in the morning and arrive home to a vacation every night, leaving you the weekend as a bonus!

Parker Cottages of Lake Boon is just 45 Minutes west of Boston; 15 minutes from I 495 in Bolton and 15 minutes from I 290 in Hudson/Marlboro.

Grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers, apple orchards, seasonal farm stands and the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge are close by. Four golf courses are within a 5 mile range.

Lake Boon is situated along the banks of the meandering Assabet River, which in itself, offers wonderful kayaking and canoeing opportunities.

Enjoy the friendly solitude of this lakeside get-away, a million memories are guaranteed.

More Details

Property Manager
Brandon Parker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Brandon Parker

The Parker family has owned and operated Parker Cottages of Lake Boon the 1920's. The land under which Lake Boon sets, was once Parker Farm. The open, low area was acquired by factory owners in Maynard, MA and dammed up for water power in the mills. When water power was no longer needed, the lake became a recreational attraction. Seasonal cottages were built as needed.

Over those many years, we have made-life long friends with our many renters. It especially makes our day when someone who may have spent their childhood summers here at the lake meanders in to see "their" cottage and sit with us on the porch to relive good memories.

Brandon Parker purchased this cottage in 1920

Guestbook comments from the manager

A real old time cottage, but with everything you could need.... pristine condition, in a beautiful setting. The Parkers are wonderful. Needless to say one of my very favorite vacations.
Jul 2015
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Stow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Breezy Lakeside Getaway in Stow, Massachusetts
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Rustic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great rustic cottage on lake Boon with a touch of modern. I.E. wifi. The family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back, we are a family of 5 and every one of us has a wonderful time. One week just wasn't long enough. It was so wonderful to go back to a time where you know and love your neighbors, and sip lemonade on the porch while you watch your children play.

The set up was perfect, you can see the water without worrying about your kids wandering in. They have a sandbox my toddler LOVED, a small zip line perfect for 8 yr olds, and lots of bikes to choose from. My girls favorite was the rope swing into the water.

Brandon and his family were amazing! I just can't say enough.

If you are looking for a lap of luxury this may not be for you. But if you are looking to unplug, unwind, and just enjoy God's beautiful creation, this place is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucky Find

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about Parker Cottages!we stayed in cottage 3 &5 for s total of of 3 weeks Although rustic the accommodations are sparkling clean, comfortable & charmingly furnished. Working fireplace with all the wood provided for chilly mornings. The beautiful lake for hot afternoons.

Made to feel at home from the moment we arrived with a hot out of the oven homemade pie delivered to our door. All of the Parker family went out of their way to make our stay the best possible.

Location couldn't be better. Close to Boston(35-40 min. Drive)yet felt as if we were in a private quiet vacation home.

Our favorites were canoeing& swimming from our private dock,walking in the woods,riding the nearby Bike trail and watching sunsets over the lake. Thanks for sharing this great place with my family

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

The truth about Lake Boon

  • 5 of 5

I admit to being biased about this rental. Why? I stayed in this exact spot with my family as a kid 70 years ago. It's still wonderful. The cottages are spartan summer cottages but the area is wonderful. My wife has blood clots in her lung but here SHE DOESN'T NEED HER INHALER! The air is crisp and clean. You're out in the middle of the woods right next to a jewel of a lake but Hudson, with supermarkets and a Dollar Tree store is only 15 minutes away. Want more? Worcester, MAss, with a beautiful art museum and more, is a little over half an hour away. Boston just an hours drive.

Here's the best part. The Parkers, who rent these cottages, as a whole family, are the nicest and most gracious people you'll ever meet. The only reason I'm writing a rave review is that I already have my reservation in.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice FL

#3 Parker Cottage

  • 5 of 5

When I first saw the cottage, i knew it was perfect for me. I spent 6 happy summers enjoying the peace and serenity of the area and the hospitality of the Parker family. I particularly enjoyed kayaking around the lake just before sunset and celebrating w/ a glass of wine on my dock to watch the sun go down.

Stow Acres Golf Course is an easy 10 minutes away and has special rates for seniors.

I would highly recommend this rental, you wont be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Lake Boon!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been staying at the Lake Boon cottage for 19 years now....the rustic setting and scenic location has been a Summer home for our children, family and friends. Days spent swimming, boating, and bike riding as well as celebrating Summer Holidays have built lifetime memories for our family. The Parker's make you feel like as if you are part of their family whether you are there for a season or just a week!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stow Acres
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Salisbury Beach State Park
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Additional Pet fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.7%

2018 RATES:
Multiple weekly rentals are discounted as follows:
Week two: $750
Weeks three and more: $650
Additional pet fee: $50
Pet fees are paid per week. Two pets maximum.
20% non-refundable deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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