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Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront, Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home In A Private 1.2 Acre Setting.

Step back in time in this peaceful, spacious, lakefront rental. Charming four bedroom 1920’s Craftsman style retreat in the Litchfield Hills A direct lakefront home on beautiful Westside Pond in Goshen CT, this home offers serene privacy with over 200 feet of waterfront on a 45 acre lake with only a handful of houses. Your own swimmable private waterfront, boating dock, and float for diving and sunbathing. Canoes, rowboat with electric motor, Standup paddle board, kayak, and Sunfish Sailboat are included.

* 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 3200 sq ft., sleeps 8-9

* Great ski house 5 minutes from Mohawk Mountain Ski area

* Comfortably decorated with period antiques

* Fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry

* Wi-fi internet connectio , Bose system,smart TV

* Reliable cell service

* 1.2 acres, roomy decks with deluxe gas grill.

* Spacious lakefront screen house, lounge chairs

* Gorgeous stonewalls on the property

* Look out at the stars at night over vast expanses of forest across the pond.

* Excellent lake fishing, stocked Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout, plus native Bass, Pickerel, Perch, Calico.

* Nearby fly fishing in the nearby Housatonic River fly fishing area.

* Extensive walking trails in nearby Mohawk State Park, White Memorial Nature Preserve

* 5 minutes to Mohawk State Park

* 45 minutes to Tanglewood, Summer home of Boston Symphony

* 10 mins to Litchfield restaurants and antiques

* 20 mins Lime Rock Racing Park

More Details

Owner
Brian Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Brian Smith

The owners grew up in the Connecticut area, enjoy travel, skiing, watersports, and are currently living internationally, but expect to return to this property full time, someday. Frequent users of VRBO for vacation rentals.

Brian Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Brian Smith chose Litchfield County

Knowing this lake well, when we became aware that this property was available we contracted for it even before being able to see it in person. It is the oldest of very few houses built on this lake.

What makes this house unique

This lake has only ten houses on it. The shoreline on the opposite side is unoccupied and is protected from development by a historic boy scout camp and woodlands. One of few places in the world that it gets dark enough to really enjoy the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house surpassed our expectations, The lake was wonderful. So many wonderful memories made with our families.
May 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Goshen in Litchfield County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Modern bath with classic style tile and fixtures
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs powder room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New Bathroom en-suite in Queen bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Roomy travertine shower, separate claw foot soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom 1 en suite, large walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with full bath en-suite, walk in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • hardwood floors, all new mattresses and bedding
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fishing/Ice Fishing instruction available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 36 reviews
5

Ideal for a peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and maintained. Large collection of boats to enjoy the small magical lake. Most sleeping rooms face that beautiful lake. Perfect for a relaxing enjoyable vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great rental inside & out

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed a four couple family weekend that was very comfortable in this large & well appointed lake house. Availability of kayaks and canoes was a bonus. Very large wrap around rear deck with water view was excellent. Many modern conveniences throughout the house.

Martin Putorak & Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The reviews were great and the photos inviting. Nevertheless, I never imagined a place this nice at this price point. It is an old house that has been completely redone inside. It looks like something out of a magazine--great furnishings, new kitchen, luxurious baths, etc. The waterfront has everything an active family could want--a boat, stand-up paddle board, kayaks, a canoe. We were six adults--my husband, my self, out two children, their spouses, and our 9 month old granddaughter. We had lots of space to spread out. The queen and king sized beds were super comfortable. The house was equipped with a Pack N' Play and high chair. We had a perfect three days. My only regret is that we didn't book a few more days.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lakeside escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house. The home is spacious, comfortable, clean and cozy, and has all the modern amenities we could want. Of course, the absolute best part is the setting — right on the lake. Our family of green space-deprived city kids loved kayaking, playing on the large back lawn and enjoyed the stay immensely. The owners were responsive and flexible, and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully appointed home with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we had expected and more. It was well appointed, had stunning views and an owner who could not have been more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs, which was a short ski vacation for two families with young children. The house was clean, spacious, up to date and comfortable. The kids loved the house and the adults couldn't have been happier. The owner of the home and his manager were detailed, attentive, responsive and are clearly concerned about customer satisfaction. I also found that the rest of the reviews and the photos were accurate bellwethers for our stay. We couldn't have been happier and had a terrific stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stonybrook
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
CT Route 4
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Your backyard

Goshen is a secluded rural community in the heart of the Litchfield Hills. 5 minutes to skiing, 40 mins to Tanglewood the Summer home of the Boston Symphony, Antiquing, legendary car racing at Lime Rock Park, great restaurants, minutes to the Housatonic and Farmington fly fishing areas, whitewater canoing, the BEST Fall leaves. minutes to Mohawk State Park and Ski area, minutes to White Memorial Nature preserve.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Goshen, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 3 nights
From
£329
 
 
Summer 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,092
for 7 nights
£3,092
 
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 3 nights
From
£271
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,353
for 3 nights
From
£387
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £193.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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