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Gorgeous Lake Cottages! Booking now for Summer 2018!

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


The lake is a 200 foot stroll from your front door! The water is clean and the swimming is great! We provide a variety of boats for our guests, life preservers plus more. Bring your soccer ball and volleyball set if you like! There is a playground for the little one's, a slack line to try your balancing skills on, a fire pit at the waterfront and amazing stargazing !

The THREE cottages are not heated however we do have fans.

The cottages are available from June until late September, sometimes early October. Each cottage has it's own full kitchen as well as a gas grille(we provide the gas). Each cottage is unique and priced differently.

Although we have THREE COTTAGES IN TOTAL to rent and we live on the property year-round, it never feels crowded ! We are here if you need us but respecting your space and privacy is our priority.

Please note- if you have a physical disability please contact me so we can discuss options for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Dina Raymond
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, A little bit of Spanish!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Dina Raymond

My husband, children( both twelve ) and our poodle Laura and I live on our property year round and love to share the beauty of the lake and it's surroundings with our guests.

We have been renting all three of our cottages for 16 years!

I am from NY and my husband grew up in Northampton. We met in Shelburne Falls and were married right here in our own backyard!

Dina Raymond purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Dina Raymond chose Goshen

The property has an interesting history. Originally the property was the Goshen Town beach and then was sold to the Raymond family in the 1950's.This gem of a lake has been a summer attraction for many guests from around the world for 16 summers!

What makes this cottage unique

The property abuts the 1,400 mile DAR State forest with great hiking, mountain biking trails. There is an abundance of activities to partake in, or simply enjoy the quiet beauty of the lake. Birdwatching, boating, fishing or swinging on the hammock ! You will love our little slice of paradise !

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your Goshen Lake Cottage has been a wonderful healing place for us.Thank you so much for sharing this special,peaceful place.Hope to see you next summer.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Goshen in Hampshire County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. We provide TP.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom one has a double bed. Bedroom two has a king bed. Bedroom three has a king bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The property is right next door to the DAR State Forest with miles of biking and hiking trails! Then take a rowboat ride, have a BBQ and watch the stars come out---all right outside your door! We are always available to support you in any way we can to insure that you have a great time here at the 'Goshen Ocean'!


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Gorgeous Lake Cottages! Booking now for Summer 2018!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful lake view

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at Dina and Bob's cottage. We had some bad weather and some gorgeous weather which did not stop us from swimming and playing in the lake. The cabin is super comfy with plenty of room to relax and the grounds were very spacious for my kids to run around and play as well. We were able to entertain some friends at the pond. We went on 3 nearby hikes in the DAR state forest. Super great and relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Zibby! Great to have you all here at the Goshen Ocean!!
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Lovely !

  • 5 of 5

All in one vacation! Best ever!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming accomodations on beautiful lake front

  • 5 of 5

The studio is homey and comfortable, and Dina and Bob made us feel very welcome. And it was wonderful waking up in the early morning and taking the short walk down to the gorgeous lake, rowing a boat out while watching the mist rise and listening to the birds. We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restful and pleasant stay by the beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment was the perfect space for my family's (two adults and two kids) short vacation. The studio is clean and has AC and heating, beds are comfortable, the bathroom is large, and there is a small kitchenette. The entrance to the apartment is separate from the rest of the house and it leads onto a beautiful lawn in front of the private beach at the lake. Dina and her family are very friendly and welcoming, truly concerned with the comfort of their guests. We've stayed at "Goshen Ocean" many times and we always have an amazing time! Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Goshen, including being able to host a once-in-a-child's-lifetime birthday party on the lake. Dina and Bob and their kids were very generous with their time, beach toys, and space. The distance to Northampton is surprisingly short, only 15 minutes, allowing us to commute back and forth easily when necessary. Thanks again, Raymonds!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Relaxing Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5

This makes five vacations I have stayed here in Goshen, as you can tell, we love it here. We had several friends and relatives visit us, with some of them sleeping overnight in the spare bedrooms.

These charming and rustic cabins remind me of my uncle's lake cabin, and remind my wife of lake cabins she stayed at as a child in Canada. The cabins are always clean, and well stocked. We made most of our meals on site this time, which was fun, especially using the gas grills.

I highly recommend this rental. Many times we are the ONLY people on the lake, its amazingly clean, peaceful, and serene. Your hosts are always welcoming and helpful in finding local resources if you need them.

Come learn how to kayak, canoe, sail or row with their array of boats!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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Nearest Ski
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Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
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Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Goshen, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £71.24

The fee for having your dog here is an additional $100.00 per week. We do have a pet policy so be sure to ask me about it.Please note- Dogs must be on leash at all times.
There is no lifeguard at the waterfront so children must have their adult with them at all times.Only you are responsible for your children. Linens, bath & beach towels are NOT provided however we do provide lots of pillows and blankets!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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