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Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills

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


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

Brian Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

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 Goshen

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with full bath en-suite, walk in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom 1 en suite, large walk in closet.
  • hardwood floors, all new mattresses and bedding
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
Fishing/Ice Fishing instruction available.


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Complete Privacy, Tranquil Waterfront in the Litchfield Hills
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, serene waterfront property. Owner was responsive and house was well appointed. We had a wonderful Christmas week. Would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great setting, everything you could ask for! Cleanest VRBO place we have ever had! Will be returning for sure. Very relaxing!!! Very quiet!! Gorgus view of the pond. The property manager Kristen was extremely helpful in getting us settled into the house. We didn't want to leave..

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second visit here. Lovely house- clean, spacious, and open. The lake is wonderful and private. A perfect retreat for our extended family to get together. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a pleasure to relax in Goshen

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen, bathrooms, setting, location, where do I begin. Brian & Co do a wonderful job at renting this spacious house on Wend End Pond. There were so many boats and kayaks that our grandchildren never had a dull moment. The attention to details and appointments made our stay an absolute dream for my wife and my two son's families. We would love to stay here again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £180.52
Damage Deposit £361.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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