About the property
- Cabin2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps
****BEFORE CONTACTING US PLEASE NOTE****
WE HAVE A STRICT 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, SO PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE OR RESERVE TO BOOK FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN THAT.
Charming 3-bedroom lakefront furnished cabin and 2-bedroom guest cottage that share a large, sunny patio, the very best view on Bantam lake, and your own dock right out the back door. Located on private Deer Island, only five miles from the town of Litchfield, this one-of-a-kind rental is ideal for extended families or groups of friends. The two houses easily sleep 10, and can accommodate more with the couches in the two living rooms (and there are two blow-up beds available - one twin and one full). Dogs are allowed with prior notice, the property is completely fenced in except for water-side and is equipped with dog bowls and beds so that everyone can feel at home!
Long called “The Magic House” by friends, decorated in cottage-cozy style inspired by fairy tales, this is an ideal spot for those who love to stay in unique places – and both houses have all you might need (pots and pans, dishes, dishwashers, linens, bath and beach towels, etc.).
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This property is enjoyable year-round. There is a huge bluestone patio with stone fire pit, full gas grill, teak furniture and built in outdoor hutch with a small sink and two small refrigerators for entertaining. In summer, with the fishing rods, kayaks, a canoe and a 60+ foot dock with a large landing at the end, the property is ideal for spending your days and evenings outdoors. If you grow tired of the sun (or in the event of a shower) take shelter and possibly a nap in the shade on the porch swing. Or head to the guest house to watch movies from the extensive DVD collection, on the 70" HD screen. In the fall, you can’t beat the beauty of the New England foliage – with literally the longest view across the lake, facing White’s Woods Conservation area, the vantage point from your rocking chair on the porch is unobstructed by houses or developments. And as a winter rental, this is the best spot on the lake for ice fishing – right out the back door. Set your tip ups and watch for the flags out the picture window in the living room, by a roaring fire. With wood stoves in both houses, tons of classic games and books, wi-fi and cable TV, there is no better place to curl up and relax.
• Main house has three bedrooms with double or queen beds in each, full bath with shower on second floor,powder room on first floor and full kitchen with propane stove, large refrigerator and dishwasher. The living room has a Bose iPod docking station, large wood insert in the fireplace, TV and dining area. There is also a washer and dryer on the second floor. A large generator is connected to the main house and turns on automatically in case of any power outage (note: If necessary, an extension cord can be run from the generator to the guest house to provide electricity).
• Guest house has two bedrooms, one with a twin and a trundle pull-out, the other with a futon bed that sleeps two. There is a full bathroom with shower, a kitchen with an electric stove, smaller refrigerator and dishwasher. The large living room has a woodstove, TV and pull out couch.
* Our minimum stay is 7 nights.
* We require all renters be at least 25-years old.
* No smoking is allowed in either house.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Janet Spencer
Originally bought as a weekend/vacation spot for family and friends, this was a second home for over a decade as I resided in Manhattan and travelled extensively as a management consultant. In 2011 I met my boyfriend who was born and raised in the area (Bantam) and since then, this migrated to being more of a home base. In 2014 I sold my apartment in downtown Manhattan as we decided to buy land, build a house and move to VT where I was born and raised, and where my family still resides. But we still love the lake house and want to enjoy spending time here as my boyfriend's family is in the area.
Janet Spencer purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Janet Spencer chose Morris
This was originally purchased as a "half-way" destination between Manhattan and NH/VT. My family and I would all get together on long weekends and vacations, and with the two houses the adults could happily co-exist with the growing children! There is a lot of love and many memories stored up in these walls. And the area is quintessential New England - it's hard to believe how close it is to NYC given the rural feel and character.
What makes this Cabin unique
The property is 90 miles (2 hours) from NYC, one hour west of Hartford and just three miles from historic Litchfield. There are countless places to explore nearby: Miles of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding White Memorial Woods… dozens of places in the area for shopping and antique-ing… award winning restaurants and renowned chefs within a 20 mile radius… and a short distance from CT’s legendary wine trail. A book with recommendations, details and directions awaits you on the coffee table!
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Great place to relax!
The view is absolutely beautiful, beautiful lake. Lots of space, every level is enjoyable. Morning coffee on the porch, evening on the lower deck around the fire pit. Adults can relax while the kids are kayaking or on their water boards. Always busy. They loved it! Thanks to the owners who were so helpful, understanding and met all our needs. Highly recommend.
Quaint and cozy
The property was beautiful. The house was fully equipped and exceeded our expectations. We love the home but I'll girl Brooklyn was totally enamored with the property. She was allowed to roam freely and enjoy the Connecticut fresh air . We can't wait to go back. we look forward to making more memories there.
Wonderful lakeside cabin-home experience.
Enjoyed watching the snow from the woodstove-heated family room. Cozy, comfortable warm vibe perfect for close friends amd family get together.
Absolutely loved it
This is a must rent! The two cottages are absolutely magical. So quant and comfortable -- straight out of Elle Decor. Janet was incredible -- always reachable and so warm and welcoming. We hope to come back!
Terrific cottages in great area
Two fabulous cottages for guests with dogs! The houses had all the amenities and the owner was gracious, accommodating, responsive and hospitable. We awoke Christmas morning to a gentle Berkshire snowfall! The frozen Bantam Lake was filled with skaters, fishermen and ice sailboats. We had a delightful weeklong stay and would be willing to bet this is a great "Home Away" during the Summer though Spring and Fall would be special too! The best recommendation we could give is that we'd gladly do this again! The house has all the necessary bells and whistles for a fun, safe and satisfying stay in a ready to use family-style atmosphere!
Quiet weekend on the lake
We rented Janet's home for a quick, weekend getaway for Columbus Day weekend. Our original plans fell through and with only one days notice, Janet was incredibly accommodating, making sure everything was set up for us. The home was inviting, with many thoughtful touches throughout, and had an amazing view of the lake. The weather didn't allow for us to take advantage of the outdoor patio/firepit much, but I imagine it's fantastic when the weather permits. Thanks again, Janet!
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