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Mark Dolan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Charming secluded waterfront home located on private 400 acres Stiles Lake

35 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Leicester holiday house

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths/2 with double sinks, sleeps 8

The home is designed for families and friends to gather, relax, hike and enjoy the views. The house is situated at the end of a private road on 3.5 acres. The house overlooks the water from the living room and kitchen with great views of the 2 Islands to watch all the birds and activities on the lake. There is 350 feet of water frontage with 2 private sandy beaches & docks. Paddle boats and kayaks are available as well as a private boat ramp for those who have a boat. With spacious open living areas, this unique 3,400 sq ft home offers spectacular views of the lake from almost every room.

The home is comfortably furnished with a mix of antiques and Pottery Barn furniture. A massive fireplace is tucked between the kitchen and dining room for those quiet evenings. The large screened-in porch allows views of the water in all types of weather and seasons. Features a custom kitchen, breakfast bar, modern kitchen appliances including, a dishwasher, and microwave, stocked with spices and large assortment of cookbooks. There's a large selection of DVDs, music & many games for quiet evenings together or sit by the outside fire pit, or enjoy your own baseball field.

Books for all ages are everywhere. Everything you need is included, washer, dryer, cable TV, high-speed wireless internet, linens and beach towels.

The fishing is excellent including small mouth, large mouth, calico bass and yellow perch. Fishing equipment is included, Fish or swim off the floating dock. Life vests available for your use in various sizes. For the sports lover in the group we have basketball, or volleyball/badminton on the property. Best of all you have your own private basesball field with lights for those late night games with the family. Equipment is included.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Our house can be booked any time of the year. Please note during the PEAK Season May thru September, and Holidays we can only accept Weekly rentals. Off season there is a 3 night minimum, rates are based on day of week (Check in time is 3pm and check out is 10am).

A few Summer and Fall activities:

New England Summer Nationals Antique Car Show and Fireworks - Worcester

Brimfield Antique Show Weeks duing April, July or September

Davis Corn Maze - Opens end of July

Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival, Charlton Ma in June

Fall Orchards for Apple Picking or Local Winery

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mark Dolan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveller reviews

Charming secluded waterfront home located on private 400 acres Stiles Lake
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
4

Thanksgiving Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property is charming, is as advertised and Mark and Marie are wonderful owners to work with. Three weeks before Thanksgiving we learned the house we planned to stay in was not going to be repaired from earlier storm damage in time for Thanksgiving. We were very lucky to find anything available -- especially something as lovely as this property. The furniture is comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, the house is very kids friendly, the property is lovely and Mark and Marie are committed to making your stay perfect. The house is large enough with enough rooms that you never feel crowded. There is a large basement perfect for children. There are plenty of rooms for discrete groups to form and enjoy different activities. It would be even better in the Spring and Summer when you could enjoy the lovely porches, yard and lake activities. If we go back to Leicester, we would definitely rent the house again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay in this beautiful house! Our only complaint is we wished we had more time! We recently rented Mark and Maria's house for a wedding we were attending in Spencer MA. It was absolutely perfect! Enough space that 6 adults and a baby to get lost in. The house had everything we needed, we just had to show up! We loved it, and would love to return again for more rest and relaxation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great rental. Hope to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and easy to work with.

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

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

WE had a wonderful time at the house. Even though the lake was low we were still able to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating. The house was absolutely beautiful. It was a wonderful place for a family reunion. Would highly recommend staying there to anyone who is looking to vacation in that particular part of Massachusetts. Again absolutely beautiful.

The Riehls

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful lake family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Mark and Maria for sharing your beautiful Lake Stiles home. The house was so spacious. Plenty big enough for my husband and I, my daughter and son-in-law and their baby, my son and daughter-in-law and their two young sons. There were so many places to go inside whether on the screened in porch, the outside deck with the amazing wrap around couch, the covered deck, the formal living room, the beautiful dining room table ... I could go on and on. One of the things that was so nice was no matter where you walked inside there was a view of the lake. The bedrooms were a very good size and the master had a view to die for. It was great waking up to that view every morning. There was so much to do right on the property we never left! We played basketball, Frisbee and many other outdoor sports. It was great that there were so many outdoor toys right on the premises. What was also nice with having 3 small children was the the beach so the kids could play in the sand and right at the waterfront. The highlight for the adults was the AMAZING fishing, paddleboat rides, kayaks, canoe and row boat rides. Having those all available make a huge difference!! Another favorite activity was our nightly campfires. The only thing that was a surprise but to no fault of the owners is the water level is very low right now. It did not stop us from doing anything but if you had a jet ski or motor boat it would be hard to use until the water level returns to normal. We made many wonderful memories all together as a family which was exactly what we wanted. Even our two dogs even had a blast! We hope to rent again in the future. Thank you again, Nancy

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you so much for a lovely review of our home. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the lake. We really want our guests to feel this is their home away from home and try to provide as many amenities for our guests to enjoy. Although the water level was down as you mentioned, it was still good for swimming, fishing, using the kayaks and canoes. With luck from mother nature we hope to have the water level back for next spring. Hope to see you in the future. Maria and Mark
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5

Restful family retreat !

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing family vacation ! Plenty of room for all, amazing sunsets, great kayaking and paddle boat rides too! We all enjoyed the huge dining table not only for dinner but for great board games afterward.. Loved the cribbage board too! This home was so welcoming and relaxing... Thank you Mark and Maria for making our stay in your home so memorable! Steve and Lisa G. Lebanon, CT

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Leicester is a small traditional New England town located 5 miles West of Worcester, and 44 miles West of Boston. Many attractions are just an easy drive away; Sturbridge and Brimfield for those interested in Antiquing or Art Galleries to outdoor activities at Quabbin Reservoir an 85,000-acre property where visitors can picnic (no swimming or dogs), hike or bike on 250 miles. For Shoppers, we are close to many major shopping malls and outlets. Other cultural attractions abound such as: Sturbridge Village, local Theater groups (Gateway Players, Hanover Theater), or Higgins Armory, the only Museum in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to the collection of arms and armor ranging from ancient Greek Corinthian helmets to ornate suits of armor crafted at the height of the Renaissance. Fall activities include Davis Corn Maze, or Quabbin Reservoir is also the place to enjoy one of the best foliage drives anywhere.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Leicester, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2016- New Year 2017
15 Nov 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,558
 
 
Winter-Spring 2017
11 Jan 2017 - 6 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$503
Fri,Sun
A$2,544
 
 
Early Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,544
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,558
 
 
Fall Season 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,544
 
 
Fall Off Season 2017
8 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$503
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$503
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
Cleaning A$128
Pet Fee A$201

* Refundable Security Deposit $500.
* Available Year Round.
* Off season 3 night minimum is required, weekends are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Weekly rate off Season is $1895.00, due to the Book it Now Feature, guests requesting a full week off season will need to ask for the weekly rate when sending in the request.

Preferred payment echecks or credit cards. We do accept personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Leicester, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , single sink downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Private Queen bedroom bathroom, shower with double sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , King private bathroom with shower and double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Newly furnished beds and furniture mixed with antiques. Master Bedroom King bed with private bathroom, has a large picture window of the lake to enjoy beautiful sunsets and stars at night. Queen bedroom has its own private bathroom. Full bedroom and twin bedroom share the 3rd full bathroom with tub downstairs on first floor. Linens and bath towels provided plus during the summer towels for the beach.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Internet access provided, Cable TV with Premium Channels, no house phones available. Ceiling fans in living room, master, queen and full bedrooms. Several fans have been provided for use in other rooms. Basic starter items provided such as paper and kitchen cleaning items, a list of these tems will be provided upon receipt of full payment.