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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, private dock, private beach area, boat use

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrms plus pull-out couch in living area and futon on back porch, sleep 6

2 bedroom lakefront cottage with private dock on very quiet, picturesque lake, private beach area within walking distance. Access to 12' row boat (trolling motor/battery, removable swivel seats), fishing equipment, canoe, kayak, and paddle boat. Lake has perch, bass, pickerel, crappies. The lake has no gas motors and much of the lake is protected woodlands/wetlands areas perfect for nature lovers and bird watching. outdoor fire pit, gas grill, camping chairs, picnic table, and hammock. Indoors has open living area with stone fireplace and two 'floor to ceiling ' picture windows to look out over the lake, 1rst bdrm has full-size bed and two dressers, 2nd bdrm has bunk beds with bottom bunk being a full-size futon mattress, and full-size futon on enclosed back porch, shower stall, old-fashioned cast iron sinks, pine interior with cottage-themed decor. Litchfield Hills has antique shops, fine dining, nearby hiking and biking trails, and many local festivals and country fairs.


Owner
Christopher Betkoski
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Location

Car: necessary

Nestled in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Bethlehem is more affectionately known as the 'Christmas town' for its name and winter festivities. Located in Litchfield County, which still offers picturesque farmlands and 'Norman Rockwell' main streets. Long Meadow Lake is a very tranquil, peaceful lake perfect for relaxing on the private beach areas, going for a swim, or cruising the lake in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, or row boats (no gas motors only electric trolling motors allowed). Come enjoy the New England seasons.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bethlehem Village in Bethlehem

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Other - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper Sofa, Double in Living Area
  • Bdrm 1- 1 full-size bed, two dressers, TV Bdrm 2- Bunk Bed in Bedroom with top as a single bed and the bottom is a full-size futon-style mattress Living Area- 1 Sleeper Sofa pull out couch, full size mattress in living room area, TV Enclosed Back Porch has a full-size futon mattress
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
back yard is fenced in, picnic table, camping chairs, portable fire pit, small boathouse with some fishing equipment, electric trolling motor/battery, life vests, 12' row boat (three removable swivel seats), canoe, kayak, and paddle boat included.

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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, private dock, private beach area, boat use
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Owner couldn't have been nicer, kayaked and fishes everyday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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4

Nice. Great water access.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Not fancy, but nicely rustic which is what we wanted. Great water access and views. Would go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Walnut Creek
4

Great location and fun stay

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful spot on the pond, and so great to have access to all the kayaks & paddleboat. It was our daily exercise routine to go out on the pond. We would definitely return again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dover, NH
5

We were very pleased with everything and appreciated how many amenities were available to us.

  • 5 of 5

This was me and another family members first time using Home Away and found the whole experience to be very exciting and was not aware that this was even a possibility to rent people's cottages, homes, etc. It was such a change from being stuck on the 8th floor of a hotel in such a cold environment, for the family to gather, all coming from different states. My little 3 year old nephew was the center of the visit and it made for a more natural setting for him to be a kid and have so many options for him, which of course the highlight was not only the sturdy rowboat, with the trolling motor, but the white sandy beach and play park that was straight across the lake. Although several restaurants were nearby, we used the local grocery store and farm around the corner and enjoyed eating home cooked meals, sitting fireside next to the lake. The property owner Chris was so helpful and always available for whatever needs or questions we had. I honestly don't know how he finds the time to keep the cottage in such good shape and so clean, and live his life too !! We all enjoyed ourselves immensely, and this very well may become a family tradition !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed the stay, owner is great!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited from South Carolina and met my son and grandchildren there. The cottage is cozy and although the weather was 90 degrees the fans that were provided kept us comfortable. Chris was very helpful with things we needed for our stay. We caught pike, sunny's and large mouth bass. Chris has nice fishing rods and boats you can use. Great memorable stay. Louise

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Happy New Year!!

  • 5 of 5

I had such a wonderful time ringing in the New Year this year with my family and friends at this cottage. The owner made sure that the heat was on before we arrived so it was already warm for us! There was also plenty of firewood to keep us cozy all night. There were 8 adults and two dogs with plenty room to spare. We even lit off Japanese Lanterns out on the lake dock in celebration. We had such a nice time! It was very clean and we all look forward to spending a night here again! I would highly recommend this place to people of all ages! It is a nice getaway spot that I will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bethlehem Village, Litchfield County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£521
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,057
£3,624
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72

Weekends considered, Weekly and Monthly rentals discounted. Includes large dock, variety of boats, camp firewood provided for outdoor/indoor fireplaces, access to a private lake beach in walking distance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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