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Huge Game Room! Great getaway for all ages!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6-8

Our lake home is a quaint cottage directly on a small lake in Spencer, Massachusetts. The lake (Sugden Reservoir) is small but fully recreational. We have a small sandy beach with gradual entry into the water that is perfect for children, and the older kids love the swim raft. Kayaking is one of our favorite activities - we have one double, four single and one kid-sized kayak.

The house is relaxed and comfortable, not fancy but nicely decorated and it has most amenities you would find at your own house. Downstairs the kitchen, dining room and living room are all one open space in an L shape. The kitchen and downstairs bath are newly remodeled. The dining table seats 8 to 10 people comfortably. The living room is spacious and includes a large flat screen TV with VCR and Blueray DVD player, and a remote control gas 'wood stove'.

Upstairs the three bedrooms include a king bed and two queen beds. There is also a twin-over-full bunk bed in the game room.

Property Details: There is a full bath upstairs, and a huge game room with ping pong, Foosball, full size air hockey table, bumper pool, dart board, board games, flat screen TV with DVD player, puzzles, toys and more. Great for those rainy days, or when you need a break from the sun!

We have wireless high speed internet at the house, but you need to bring your own computer, and there is no phone service at the house, so you will also need to bring your cell phone. I have Verizon and my husband has Sprint, and the service signal (for those two providers at least) is excellent - full bar coverage.

There's always something to do here - in the house, on the lake or at nearby attractions such as Old Sturbridge Village or Moore State Park. It is a very rural area, but we are also very close to Worcester, where you will find an art museum, fine arts theatre, shopping and more.

Nearby Attractions: We are also only 20 miles from the Brimfield Antiques fair. We are 40 minutes from Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, and also 35 minutes from Davis' Farmland and MegaMaze. A snowmobile trail goes right by our house across the lake. It is a great place for a fun and relaxing getaway any time of the year!

More Details

Linda Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 July, 2018

About Linda Davis

I am a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom. My kids are ages 15 and 18, and my husband is a farmer. We have had many enjoyable times at our lake house and we're very excited to share it with other families.

Linda Davis purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Linda Davis chose Spencer

We bought our lake house because it is only 20 miles from our permanent home, but far enough away so that we can 'get away' from the farm.

What makes this cottage unique

We think the most unique things about our home are the wonderful game room, the big lawn overlooking the lake, and the coziness of the home - it is a very relaxing getaway any time of year!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Spencer in Worcester County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests must read the attached Rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Game Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This is a twin over full bunkbed
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Responsible adult must be at least 25, any kids under 18 must be supervised at all times. 5 Kayaks, rowboat, paddle boat, private dock, swim raft, badminton set, basketball in paved driveway. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, Candlepin bowling 5 min, antiquing (Brimfield only 20 miles away), on snowmobile corridor. Cable/Satellite TV (3) : Expanded basic cable (75 channels)in living room, master bedroom and game room. Air Hockey, foosball, ping pong and other games in game room.


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Huge Game Room! Great getaway for all ages!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful home, great for families , lots of charm

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for my future in laws during my wedding week and I am so pleased with how the whole experience was. Everyone in the family loved the property and the beautiful view of the lake was breathtaking in the fall mornings. Linda was great and made this whole process so easy for us. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for the perfect getaway .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that your in-laws enjoyed the house! Thanks so much for your kind review, we hope to see you all at the lake again in the future. Congrats on your wedding!! All the best, Linda
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Great game room!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the game room and the view of the lake is great! We had really bad weather - rain and snow and high winds - but we could see the lake from the house so that was nice. There are 2 bathrooms but only 1 is on the floor with all the bedrooms. The 2nd bath is in the laundry room off the kitchen and a long way from the bedrooms. The kitchen is really well equipped with cooking utensils, etc. There is no dishwasher and you can't drink the tap water but there is a filtered water spigot. There isn't a stopper that fits either kitchen sink, so doing dishes was difficult. There is a huge supply of movies and very comfy living room furniture. The fireplace is really cute.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited this beautiful home and perfect view on the lake for a week in Spencer, MA. We brought 4 children and they fell in love with the game room! It's the perfectly convenient to reach town but also secluded enough to have a great family time outdoors. The home was very clean, cozy, and family oriented. We noticed lots of special characteristics of the home with the gas burning stove, non-perishable items for us to use and replenish, and reasonable price. We would highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a great place to stay that can be a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Can't tell you enough what a beautiful setting we were at. Went to the New England States to see the leaves changing and thought we did a lot of traveling around, we could have just stayed at the lake house the whole time.

We could not have had a better setting and the house was lovely . They also had games and etc. to keep anyone and everyone busy if they wanted. We acted like kids in the game room and totally enjoyed those amenities. The house was very comfortable and we felt very much at home.

The view outside was fabulous and the pictures we put on Facebook each day had all of our friends very jealous. We did not take advantage of the water equipment they offered. But they had a lot.

Although we had beautiful weather the whole time we were there, we did opt to just stay home one day to enjoy ourselves there.

We would go back in a heart beat.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary - thank you so much for your wonderful words about our lakehouse. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and had a great stay. And we appreciate you taking the time to share your feelings! Hope to see you at the lakehouse again some day!
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Great Easter Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location, house well equipped - thought of everthing !

Even thou early in the year still managed to make use of the lake.

Ammenities nearby - shops, restaurants and bowling. Enjoyed The Castle Restaurant.

House was as listing described, clean and tidy

Owner met us at the house even thou we we're a couple of hours late !

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good about this house! My mom, my 2 boys, and I all came up for a week of visiting family. This house was absolutely perfect. It was homey, so cozy, clean, comfortable, and just excellent for our needs. The kitchen was full stocked, previous tenants had left TONS of non perishable items for us to use (so be sure to check the kitchen before you go shopping!), there was even a basket of toiletries and full sized shampoo, conditioner, etc. We left some of ours as well, so if you use the "Orange You Smart" children's shampoo, that was from us! :) The little fireplace in the living room is great, push a button and get warm in a hurry! The views were wonderful, the reservoir is just beautiful, and the kids loved the paddle boat. The game room was a LIFE SAVER, my kids spent HOURS in that room, and we left a bucket of toy soldiers for the next family to play with as well. Linda was awesome to deal with, great communication, she even met us at the house to show us around the day we got there. The house itself was relatively close to tons of places, we visited Maine, Sturbridge, CT, there are tons of nearby places for groceries, food, etc. And we even went Trick or Treating at The Commons! It was such a fun week for all of us, we were sad to leave! We're already talking about coming back next year, and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a great stay at our lakehouse - sounds like you all had a fantastic vacation! I'm glad to hear the trick or treating went well :) We look forward to seeing you all again next year - thanks for being fantastic renters! -Linda
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: boating, downhill/alpine skiing, wildlife viewing, basketball court, kayaking, snowboarding, shopping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling

Ski: We are 30 Minutes from Wachusett Mountain


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Spencer, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Winter 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Years 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan-Feb 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb vacation 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Winter 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £113.32 + Tax

Holidays and vacation weeks are charged at a different rate and have a different minimum stay requirement - please call or email for details.
Summer weeks usually book at least a year in advance.
We will rent for two nights in the Winter season (non-holiday or vacation times only), but booking will be at the 3 night rate.
We require a separate $300 security/damage deposit via check, mailed to us at booking. This deposit is fully refundable within 2 weeks of departure as long as the house is in reasonably clean condition and nothing has been damaged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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