3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home directly on fully recreational Hamilton Reservoir
Why Kim Horyn chose Holland
We are from an ocean community in MA, and while we knew we wanted a home on the water, we decided hurricanes, erosion and maintenance were deterrents to buying on the ocean. We began to spend time away on lakes in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire and finally decided we did not want to travel hours to our get-away, so we started looking closer to home. During this journey, we learned a great deal about the importance of being on a healthy lake, and we were enamored with Holland Reservoir -- even in the off-season. We love the fact that the lake is fully recreational, year-round. We especially enjoy the Sturbridge, Brimfield area, and most of all, we enjoy being out of the mainstream, yet 10 minutes to fine dining, cinemas, shopping and Old Sturbridge Village for that rainy day. Oh, did I mention that my husband loves to fish?
What makes this House unique
We enjoy sitting in our 3-season sun room overlooking the lake, as well as the beautiful view from our kitchen and living room. The outdoor, two-tiered patio was a huge draw for us, since this spot is all about outdoor living. The large picnic table is under the sun room, which allows for dining outside in the shade, and the small table for four on the patio is perfectly situated right on the water -- complete with swivel chairs, so you won't miss any of the activity! We also have a lakefront fire pit for evening fun.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great family americana lakehouse retreat
Kim's lakehouse was just what we needed to start off our summer. The house was more than big enough for our family with plenty of room for some extended family visitors. The kids (age 5 & 3) had a great time fishing and swimming in the lake both from the dock and the boat. Late night s'mores and board games were the evenings favorite events with a visit to the local ice cream shop to put the cherry on top. I could go on about how clean the house is and how great and peaceful the lake is during the week but if your still reading Im sure your getting the picture. We really had a great time! Thanks again Kim for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful lake house.
Our kids' favorite vacation rental home
Our family has stayed in many vacation rental homes in the past ten years, but this one is our kids' absolute favorite, and they have begged to come back here next summer. The house is right on a beautiful lake and has kayaks and paddleboats free to use. The water was very cold when we were there in June, but the kids did not mind. The house itself feels bigger than it is, and had plenty of room for our family of seven. We enjoyed using the well-equipped kitchen, as well as grilling outside. Even though it was not hot outside, it was humid, and we were glad the house had air conditioning. We stayed for a week and took day trips to various sites in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The house is in a great location for both fun on the lake and for travel in New England. We hope to rent this house again.
The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Perfect for our family. Kim the owner was easy to communicate with and had made the whole process of flawless.
My family had a great time at the lake house. They especially appreciated it being so well stocked. Beautiful lake and the grill was also great. Thank you!
Thank you, Lilla. I'm so glad you had a good time. We welcome you and your family back any time.
The house was all I expected but I was sick the whole time!
The house was good and I would go again.
Oh, Tracy. I'm so sorry you were sick, especially after all that travel, planning and preparation. There's nothing worse than being ill when you're away from home.
Stayed here twice the summer of 2018 and loved it here. So peaceful, we did kayaking, paddle boating, and brought our own boat there,so we also did some tubing. Everyone in the area was so nice and friendly.
You can enjoy tying up to our dock or jumping (no diving) in the lake from our pier.
For that rainy day, Sturbridge is minutes away with cinemas, fine dining, family dining, shopping, antiquing and visiting Old Sturbridge Village, the largest living museum in New England, which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s.
Crystal Caves Family Entertainment (miniature golf, batting cages and snacks) is 20 minutes away in Auburn, MA and Six Flags New England is less than one hour away in Agawam, MA.