HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert

Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Owner

Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2014
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

WATERFRONT VACATION GOING ON NOW!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in West Brookfield - Waterfront Vacation Lake Dean

Waterfront Retreat Home on private 6 acres Sleeps 8, Fireplace, Modern

Unique waterfront home rental for vacation, Family Reunion, Showers, Retreats.The Lake House, modern open interactive kitchen, 2 bedrooms, one queen, two Fulls and queen Size Pull out Seeeps 8, ultra suede bedding, spectacular views from every window, open floor plan, peaceful waterfall, full recreational lake 80 acre, swim, fish, boat. Two miles to the rail trail, two miles to golfing, 2 acre field for sports, three beaches. Sit by the relaxing waterfall, Labyrinth Mediataion Garden, outdoor furniture, large fireplace outside, gas fireplace inside also. Canoe and Rowboat & Paddle Boat, life vests, fully furnished, cable TV, wireless internet. Plenty of parking.Winter snowmobile from your back door to Trail #71

LakeFront Vacation : This is a beautiful unique 6 acre estate with walking trails, labyrinth Garden, three beaches, and two acre open field for sports and recreation.

Lake Dean is a 70 acre full recreational lake (no jet ski's) and is beautiful all four seasons.

Snowmobilers from the back door access interstate Snowmobile Trail #71, Snowmobile Winter Wonderland

Come and enjoy the beauty of Lake Dean

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2014

About Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert

Shirley McAfee BSN, RN I raised my son on this property and now I travel as a singer and motivational speaker and allow guests from all over the world to enjoy this beautiful location.

Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert purchased this house in 1989

Why Shirley 'Chili' McAfee Vacation Rental Expert chose West Brookfield

I love this waterfront location and it is my home. I have filled the houses with treasures I have collected over the past 25 years

What makes this house unique

Private 6 acre estate with three homes. I vacation rent two homes the Lake house and Waterfall house. Some guests rent both for wonderful family gatherings. The owner office/studio is also on the property. we have 1000 feet of water frontage and we abut the 5 mile river. There are three beaches and wilderness wonderment abounds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shirley: Thanks for a great Vacation Rental at the Lake House. It turned out perfect despite the New England weather. Though I will say there was something hauntingly pleasant about the rain on the glassy surface of the pond just about every morning. The Lake cottage was perfect for our stay. Just the right distance from my family to avoid spending the entire time with my family, but yet also just the right distance that we could visit or be visited by my family and spend plenty of quality time. We loved the family room with the view out onto the lake. It was very cosey and restful. We did most breakfasts right there in the kitchen each morning, and my son wanted to go canoeing just about every day. It was probably too cold for fishing until the last day, but we did enjoy watching the guys in the bass boats reeling in a few out by the dam from time to time.

Spencer was always available, and very helpful. I found him to be extremely responsible, and overall, just a really good guy. Although, you are already well aware of that I'm quite sure.

My parents and my sister came out the first Friday we were there. There was plenty of room in the family room / kitchen area for all of us to enjoy a nice afternoon. And that included a newborn, and a fully grown Greyhound. My brother-in-law is a sound technician for software video games, and an accomplished keyboardist, so the electric piano was a nice surprise, and was well utilized (My wife also plays piano, so she appreciated it as well). You also had enough craft supplies around for me to repair my dads rimless bifocals that he broke on the drive out. Not sure where I found 15 lb test nylon fishing line, and superglue in the cottage, but you had em in there. I also dug up a couple of hot glue guns just in case the superglue did not take, but never had to use them. It was as though you knew this might happen, so you had everything I needed to fix the problem and then some.

The drive out through Worcester and Paxton was really pretty with all the farmhouses and big Victorians. I guess I had not been that far down 122 before. I recognized the entrance to the Worcester Airport, as I had been there a few times, but not any further. A nice drive except for the one night it got real foggy through Rutland and we were sure we would hit a moose. (Things have obviously changed in Massachusetts in terms of wildlife. Last I knew, moose were something you might see in Maine. Also, I did see three wild
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 1

Why HomeAway

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

4.3
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 15 reviews
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
5

Morris June 2011 Vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Waterfall House. The cottage was very clean and nicely decorated. The beds were very comfortable. The inkeeper, Shirley, was very pleasant and helpfull. We also had neighbors staying the lakehouse who were wonderful. The propety was very quiet and serene. Our dog Jasmine who recently lost her best friend Buddy had a great time and seemed to come out of her shell during our viisit.

We had frends come for one night who also loved the cottage and told us we were lucky to find such a nice place. We plan on spending our next summer vacation at one of the cottages and would definietly recomend this place to our friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our Guest! We enjoyed having you and looking forward to your arrival next year. You left our home immaculate also. Peace & Happiness Shirley
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
Sanger,TX
1

2014 Retirement Celebration Vacation

  • 1 out of 5
I have waited several days to write this review to search my heart for fairness....still feeling sour. This place was extremely dirty. Pet hair 1/2 inch thick in the corners and by the fireplace. I have never seen so many spider/cobwebs in one place before. I live in the coutry so am accustomed to "critters" but this was bad. Even the dishes had crusty food on them. Several of the windows would not open/close properly. And while the pictures indicate lots of privacy,you are actually in a mini cluster of two other homes. This we did not mind but some window covering could have been nice for some degree of privacy. The beds are old and you can feel most springs. I was told towels were furnished. Apparently that meant bath towels only. No wash rags, hand towel or kitchen towels. I am not sure who all the glowing reviews were from but it must have been owners friends or there must have been a management change. Saved for years to enjoy this vacation......so disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
Exton
4

A great family vacation

  • 4 out of 5
Our family enjoyed a relaxing vacation stay at the Lake House. The location was perfect, away from it all, as described. Our 4 adult children and their families came joined us for part of our time there, and we had family friends come for a day, as well, plenty of parking for all the coming and going! We had fun in the canoes, swinging from the rope swing into the water, and also enjoyed a peaceful swing on the old fashioned wood swing hung from a big tree. The house was somewhat rustic, as far as amenities, the kitchen was sparsely stocked with cooking utensils, but we had all that we needed. The large open family room area offered plenty of room to hang out together. We sat around a fire every night, roasting marshmallows, telling stories, and loving life on the lake! Shirley, the owner, was available to answer the questions we had prior to our vacation, and it was nice to meet her when we were there. A Place to Evolve, either the Lake House or The Waterfall House are great for a family get away vacation!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
5

True Home Away From Home

  • 5 out of 5
With the hottest week of the summer and unsure of the neighbors I was pleasantly surprised that being on the lake with unbelievable company would make me forget about the heat. Shirley is great and her son Spencer runs around keeping the grounds up making you feel like you are at a resort. Our neighbors were awesome and that helped with the experience. Would definitely return... Thanks for the great time! I still want that book.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
4

The property is wonderful. The views, spectacular!

  • 4 out of 5
I very much enjoyed my stay at the waterfall house. it's comfortable and quiet. The owner took care of every issue in a timely manner and there were very few issues to take care of you. If you are looking for a place to relax in a beautiful setting this is it!

I highly recommend the waterfall house.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Waterfront Vacation Going on Now!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p193327
+1 -5088823739
West Brookfield Central Massachusetts
5

Amazing with breathtaking views out every window

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I spent a week at this beautiful property. We really enjoyed our stay, the home was open floor plan with breathtaking views of the lake, field and waterfall. We enjoyed seeing the heron's, eagles and wild turkeys. We took out the paddle boat and cooked outdoors at night. I will definately come back and visit again. Very spacious and comfortable. Owner was very gracious and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Worcester
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Worcester
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mass Pike to 122 to 148
Car: recommended

Lake Dean Oakham, MA Pristine waterfront retreat, six acres 1000 feet of waterfront and river with waterfall, near to Rutland Rail trails, Rutland State Park, Midstate Trail, close to Mt. Wachusett for skiiing, hiking. Lake connects to Interstate Snowmobile trail #71. Snowmobile Vacation Retreat. Heifer Project, Brookfield Orchards, Brimfield Flea market, Anna Maria College,

Golf: Quail Hollow Golf & Country club Oakham, MA 6 min away

Bedrock Golf Club Rutland MA

Ski: Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort

Photos

Rates & Availability

From $280 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in West Brookfield, Central Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer Season
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$685
for 2 nights
From
$280
$1,525
$5,725
 
 
Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$705
for 2 nights
From
$290
$1,625
$5,725
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for 4 +days $125
Pet Fee $50
Notes July and August 4 night minimum
Enter dates to see total
Available
Unavailable
This property calendar has not been updated in the last 60 days. Contact the owner for latest availability.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Brookfield in Central Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Rollaway also
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • two Bedrooms, One queen and Two Full Size, full size pull out in Living Room, Ultra comfy beds with ultra suede spreads, polar fleece blankets, beds, desk and swivel overstuffed chair, simple, non-cluttered rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Come walk our beautiful Labyrinth Meditation Garden. Winter Wonderland on Snowmobile tril #71
europ-assistance.png

Protect your holiday rental booking

  • Only 2.3% of the rental stay cost (up to £5,000)
  • Protection against internet fraud
Find out more
*Terms & Conditions apply

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Confirm Price & Contact

Enter dates to calculate a quote