About the property
- Cottage420 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms (1 on ground floor & 1 loft), 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
The cottage is a stand alone structure nestled in a woodland setting with a full kitchen, cozy living area and private bath. All four cottages and the main lodge enjoy wonderful views of Great East Lake from the privacy of your own space or join in community events just a short distance from your front door.
Outdoor Events might include sailing the 2 sunfish, paddling the 6 kayaks or 2 SUPs (stand up paddle boards), enjoying the pedal boat, playing volleyball, basketball, badminton, bean bag toss, or swimming, snorkeling, fishing and floating. The game room offers ping pong and pool while offering a great place to relax, read a book or play a board game.
Please inquire about accommodations for larger groups. Check out HomeAway #367203 & #366812.
Smoke Free - Both INSIDE & OUTSIDE
FIREWORKS are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.
New Hampshire Rental Operators License #054360
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Dave Barr
MB & I live in Newburyport, MA with our Golden Retrievers, Mini & Biker. We enjoy entertaining, spending time with friends and traveling. MB's triathlons require lots of training but there is still time to watch the sunsets.
Dave Barr purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Dave Barr chose Wakefield
It's hard to describe .... that feeling when you know something is just right !!! Sounds crazy that we bought lake property in February but it felt so good and has been even better than we dreamed.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Lodge was built in 1889 and the Cottages were added in the early 1950's so there is yesterday's rustic charm with today's conveniences. The sunsets, clear water, stars above the fire pit and the loons make us all warm & fuzzy.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful - couldn't be better !!!
Our cottage was clean and equipped with everything we needed. We really enjoyed the kayaks, SUPs, ping pong, playing pool, swimming, watching the sunsets and just relaxing. It was great to have indoor activities for when the weather wasn't exactly perfect as well as the evenings. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. Our only problem was a week was too short of a stay - thinking about two weeks next year.
Thanks for taking time to write your review. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Peace Tranquility and Nature
The attention to detail at this location is stunning. The cottage is worthy of a magazine spread as you will note in the pictures. From the sparkling clear lake endless water toys and morning kayak trips to our evening tour of the lake ( compliments of Dave) when we spied an amazing rainbow this property did not disappoint.
If you are looking to relax, retreat or reconnect with your family this location has all the ingredients. We saw numerous loons and heard their calls as well as an owl.
Thank you MB and Dave we will be back.
Debbie and Bill Boatwright
Thanks for your kind words. One of the joys of the lake is meeting new friends and sharing the whole lake experience. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Love this place!
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids aged 9 &14) spent a week at Dylan Cottage 2 summers in a row. We LOVED it! The cabin is so comfortable with everything you could possibly need. It's a quick walk down to the lake and all the lake toys - kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, floats, etc. The boathouse with pool, ping pong, foosball, etc is fun for the kids, too. The tiki bar and adirondack chairs are fun for the adults. The water is warm and clear. The owners, Dave and MB, are awesome people - warm, friendly and welcoming! My daughter adored spending time with their 2 friendly and adorable dogs :) We are taking a break for a vacation out West next summer, but know we will be back to Dylan Cottage again one day!
We have enjoyed sharing lake time with your family and hope to see you again. Mini keeps waiting outside your cottage for Avery to come play. All the Best !!!!
A Real Gem
I contacted Dave back in February of this year about the availability of the Dylan Cottage for two nights in June when we were planning to attend my nephew's wedding. He was not only prompt and helpful in getting back to me, but he was also very funny as he periodically regaled me with stories through e-mail about getting through one of the worst winters ever experienced in New England. Dave and his wife MaryBeth are not only some of the nicest and gracious people we have ever met, but the whole complex is a real gem. They have obviously put a lot of thought into the entire set-up, and being located on Great East Lake is a bonus as the water is very clear and clean. We loved staying in the Dylan Cottage. It was tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and clean and had everything we needed. Plus we loved the screened-in porch! The cottage and property are well cared for, and we highly recommend staying here as it's such a relaxing and enjoyable place. We do have two regrets: the first is that because we were so busy with wedding activities, we did not have the time to take advantage of the kayaks and SUPs (and the boat ride with Dave); and the second is that we did not stay longer. However, the good news is that when we come back to visit my brother and his wife, we have a wonderful place to stay!
Thanks for the kind words ..... it was so nice meeting you and we are so glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope to see you again.
Beautiful lake, lots of loon and a full moon!
A great place from moment one! We were greeted by David and Golden Retrievers Sushi and Mini. David made sure to introduce us to other guests, making us feel like part of the family. We were shown into our lovely and cozy cabin. Cabin was very clean and beautifully done with lots of nice touches - extra fuzzy throw blankets, raccoon and bunny slippers, a s'mores kit and monogrammed tote bag to take home! Then a tour of the complex including boat house, beach front and tiki bar. Lots of wonderful shared amenities.
David and MB were often around to chat, check on our stay and offer tourism advise and directions. Mini and Sushi gave us our dog fix!
The loons sang us to sleep most nights. We had multiple sightings of a mother and father loon with their chick.
Highly recommend booking when a full moon is due. Paddling in the moon light is spectacular, especially when the loons are calling.
Great spot for families, retirees, couples - anyone! We'd love to visit again!
We really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again.
Good luck with your adventure in Ohio.
The loon babe is growing like a weed !!!!!!
My family rented the lodge and this cottage for a week. In a word everything was "perfect". The cottage was comfortable and very clean. It is obvious the owners put some thought into how the cottage was decorated as well as making all their guests comfortable. The amenities they provide for playing in the water and on land were much appreciated. We agreed early in our stay that we could not leave before we confirmed that we would be back.
Can't wait to see you again next year !!!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Normally, most folks provide their own bed linens and bath towels however some travel conditions hinder transporting such items. These items are available for a fee of $20 per person. http://www.youtube.com/embed/T6bYKiu4FxM?rel=0 shows a different perspective of the property.