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Charming & Classic LAKEFRONT Chalet: Vintage 3BR, 1BA and beautifully furnished

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR/1BA lakefront cottage 70 miles north of NYC, is a perfect country retreat

Dubbed "Bunting House" in honor of the family who occupied this home for 60 years, this house is nestled in the woods with Candlewood Lake right outside the front door and expansive tree-lined water views from kitchen, living room, and master bedroom. A stay at Bunting House provides sanctuary from the noise and chaos of a busy world, and offers a nostalgic memories for those who summered at an old lake house in the past.

The "gemutlich" ambiance of an original 30s vaulted-ceiling lake house with its rugged Adirondack siding, pine shiplap paneling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace (complete with original 1930s moose head!), scullery with chopping block, cooking kitchen with dining area, and period antiques in every room, is what makes this house so charming. Flooded with natural light--especially with a "wall of windows" on three sides of the kitchen--and with lake or lush green forest seen from every room, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the feeling of home.

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Casey Jordan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Casey Jordan

Attorney, professor, world traveler, avid snowboarder and scuba-diver, my own lake house is across the street and offers the guests direct access to the lake. Relax in an Adirondack chair, swim off the dock, use my kayaks, or consider renting a boat--you may be sharing the lakefront with me, so friendly and considerate people are appreciated! I am big on communication and personal responsibility; Bunting House is one of three homes in our Juniper Lane family compound and not a primary rental property per se, so I seek guests who are also responsible, mature, and would treat this home like their own.

Casey Jordan purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Casey Jordan chose New Milford

LAKEFRONT ! Updated in the last few years with all new "entertaining kitchen" and tiled bathroom , modernized lighting fixtures, etc. , this home features "old world" charm of a cabin-in-the-woods lakehouse and a comfortable "Ralph Lauren" style of rich textiles, tile, stone, architectural details, antique furniture, and leather seating. While the house is located in a secluded, almost rural area of New Milford, it offers modern convenience in that there is plenty of shopping just a few miles away on Route 7 : Walmart, Home Goods, Hope Depot, TJ Maxx, Staples, Peach Wave, etc.). Your best grocery stores are Stop & Shop, Big Y, and Aldi, and you can seek out your favorite libation at Classic Liquors or Nejame package store.

If you want to hike, you are near the Appalachian Trail entrance in Bull's Bridge and Kent, and there's great hiking at several state parks: Lover's Leap, Kent Falls, Mt. Tom, and Macedonia are the closest and most convenient. The local park is Harrybrook, and just down Candlewood Lake Road South is a small park called Dykes Point which gives you a lovely path along the lake.

Things to do outside the community:

~ Farmer's Market in New Milford on Saturday mornings in the warmer months.

~ Many hikes in the area (Naromi Land Trust trails [(website hidden)], access to the Appalachian Trail + more.)

~ Pratt Nature Center, biking on Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Inn, Hopkins Vineyard, White Silo Vineyard, DeGrazia Vinyard, Elephant's Trunk Flea Market, Bank Street Theater, and brunch at American Pie!

~ Like to ski? The house is centrally located close to several ski slopes:

* Thunder Ridge: a family oriented starter slope is about 40 minutes away across the NYS border in Patterson, NY

* Woodbury Ski Area a family resort, has winter tubing and other fun activities...45 minutes from the house

* Butternut in Great Barrington, MA is 1.5 hours away...a great family ski resort

* Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, CT is closest, at only 30 minutes away

What makes this chalet unique

Less than 1.5 hours from Manhattan, this is the perfect country retreat , weekender, or vacation home for busy professionals seeking solitude and "rustication," whether it is summers, weekends, or year-round (with skiing only a half hour away!).

Though the house is located in a private lake community, this house is NOT a member of that community, so guests cannot utilize the Community beach, clubhouse, or tennis courts. With immediate access to Candlewood Lake righit from the house and deck (and your own private lakefront chairs, dock, swimming, etc.), this is the perfect home for people who enjoy their privacy and don't wish to share a beach with 75 other families! Do note that the host and their family or guests may also enjoy the lakefront during your stay (i.e., just hang out in the chairs along the lake by accessing the lakefront by a path on the side of the house) but will not intrude on your personal space. Bring a friendly and neighborly attitude; you don't need to chat with others, and you may never even see others on the lakefront, but please be amenable to sharing the lake and dock with other occupants of the family compound if requested.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in New Milford, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Marble tile, original antique fixtures, full tub w/ shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Sleeping Loft - 2 single bed , "A" frame style sleeping loft opens to living room (no door)
    Guest Room - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Queen bed and extra day bed for child or small adult
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King bed Two windows with expansive views of Candlewood Lake
  • All furnished with antiques, comfortable beds, windows, etc. Sleeping loft is perfect "overflow sleeping place" for kids or easy-going adults, but other than the two single beds, has no real living space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Due to lake community restrictions against rentals, tenants do not have access to Community beach, clubhouse, or tennis courts. All lake access is through your own private lakefront and boat dock at Bunting House (which is better!). The ideal tenants for this home would be New York professionals seeking a year-round second home or country getaway for weekends, a relocated family or temporary-job situation requiring a comfortable furnished rental for short-term stay, or a separated spouse needing an immediate home situation large enough to accommodate part-time children visits. Owner seeking YEAR-ROUND tenant (one-year minimum beginning October 2017) or short-term monthly rental (minimum one month), but shorter-term vacation situations will be considered.


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Charming & Classic LAKEFRONT Chalet: Vintage 3BR, 1BA and beautifully furnished
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Charming lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the bunting house. We stayed 3 nights/4days and enjoyed every minute. If you have a boat the dock is perfect. Power outlet right at end of dock for charging. I recommend to anyone looking for a quaint, cozy, comfortable, relaxing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casey gave us the warmest welcome with fresh flowers! That was just the beginning of our wonderful stay. The place is fabulous, clean, charming and SO COZY. We all commented on how comfortable the beds were. The location and view of the water is perfecto. I would go back in a second, and will. Lovely getaway weekend.


  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
White Plains / LGA/JFK/ BDL / Newark/
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bank Street, New Milford
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Candlewood Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Danbury, Connecticut/Brewster, NY
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Italia Mia/ Cookhouse/Lucia
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mohawk/Thunder Ridge
Nearest Beach
Candlewood Lake
Car: necessary

This charming 30s vintage "Chalet" style lakehouse offers Candlewood LAKEFRONT with sloping lawn to the water, dock, and elevated deck with expansive views.Only 7 minutes away from shopping district (grocery stores, bowling, Walmart, Home Depot, etc.) and 10 minutes from quaint downtown village (toy stores, specialty clothing, coffee shops, bakeries, fancy restaurants, historic movie theater, etc.)

Nearby vineyards include White Silo, Hopkins Vineyard, and DiGrazia with wine-tastings and special events like "pop-up dinners" and wine festivals. Lake Waramaug is a scenic drive (stop at Hopkins Inn for lunch or dinner) and there are five gorgeous state parks within a half hour's drive: Waramaug, Kent Falls, Lover's Leap, Macedonia, and Mt. Tom. Take short hikes in these parks or get on the Appalachian Trail in Bull's Bridge (just 20 minutes away) for an all-day hike.

North on Route 7 takes you to the picturesque village of Kent, for sumptuous dining, Kent Coffee, and Kent Chocolates. Head up another 10 miles to hit winter ski resorts Mohawk Mountain and Thunder Ridge.

Must-do brunch is at American Pie in Sherman (15 minutes away), and the Sunday flea market at Elephant's Trunk (4 minutes away) is legendary. Local Parks include Harrybrook, Lynn Demming, and Dike's Point where you can access Candlewood Lake or the Housatonic River for hiking and picnicking .


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in New Milford, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
12 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$202.1
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.65
boat docking (optional) AU$134.73

This is my home, not a hotel--so please approach your stay with "guest" mentality instead of hotel mentality, and leave the home as close to the same condition as you found it as possible. Please respect personal property of the owners, do not invite unauthorized guests without prior permission, and communication honestly about "events" such as parties. Follow the Golden Rule and you will have a fabulous stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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