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Lakefront living on Candlewood: You'll love this relaxed, bright renovated home.

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

Lovely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 Bath home directly on the water

Nothing compares to being close and yet feeling so far away. Enjoy the escape to Candlewood Lake. The Lakehouse on Spur is nestled in a small lake community with direct water access on a rare no-wake-zone stretch of Candlewood where you can enjoy peace and quiet. It has its own private dock to moor your own boat. Powerboats putter-by, waving hello. No loud jetskis or waterskiing to wake you in the morning or disturb your afternoon reading or fishing. If you are an antique lover, you are close to several nearby towns offering plentiful antique shops and 'picker's' paradise thrift shops and flea markets. New England's largest outdoor flea market, The Elephant Trunk is a 15 minute drive and open in the summer. Epic Summertime County fairs, farmer's markets, farm stands and farm to table dining make country living or visiting ideal. Hiking, biking and all manner of water sports are available for you to choose. Nearby Marinas rent powerboats, etc. The owners provide optional rental Kayaks, a Sunfish sailboat and a 4 person pedal-boat to make your way across the lake to the town beach to meet the ice cream truck, have your kids play at the playground or to listen to music performed at the town's pavilion. The house has a large private dock for afternoon drinks, dining, fishing, swimming, with plenty of space to dock watercraft. There is a firepit by the water to relax and enjoy a book and drinks in the evening. Homebody guests can enjoy books, DVDs and boardgames for all ages. Winter provides other fun outdoor activities. Skiing is nearby.

All the comforts of home await your arrival in a lovingly furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage. There is an outside area for barbecuing, deck or patios for dining, sunbathing and taking in the views. The 1000 sf home offers a large living, kitchen and dining area. The unique, handmade walnut dining table seats 6 comfortably. The kitchen island has three counter height chairs for additional dining space and for hanging out chatting with the chef (if you love cooking!) It's ideal for parents to feed hungry children after a full day of swimming, skiing or exploring the region. The kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining. The Master bedroom has a Queen-sized bed, TV and views of the lake. The gracefully appointed Guest room has a full size bed. The children's room also boasts a view of the lake and sleeps 3 (a bunk bed and trundle for 3rd child or friend). A modern touch inspired the newly renovated bathroom with a deep tub/shower combination. Ample linens and towels provided. (Beach towels too!) In the hall, a cubby was designed for you to keep your shoes and hang your coats. The unfinished basement offers a bonus full bathroom with a shower for those times you need the extra space. Dogs are considered on a case by case basis, with an additional fee. The home is professionally cleaned between visitors and housecleaning is available for longer visitors. We limit the overnight guests to 6 individuals.

In today’s age of limitless digital monitoring devices, we want you to know that we take the privacy of our guests very seriously. A video doorbell by Ring is installed at our home to monitor the front entry when it is unoccupied. It is never used to monitor our guests comings and goings. We respect our guests need for privacy. There are no monitoring devices within the home.

More Details

Jane Wieder
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Jane Wieder

We are a family of 4, transplanted from New York City, lured by the beautiful countryside and lifestyle of Sherman. We owned a vacation home in Sherman for 15 years before ultimately calling it home. We purchased this vacation rental to share our love of the area with friends and renters who want to discover why we love the area so much. We live nearby and can offer customized recommendations to meet your preferences and hopes for a memorable vacation.

Jane Wieder purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jane Wieder chose Sherman

We bought this vacation rental property because of its ideal location both on the lake and in the town of Sherman. It is close by so we can help renters as needed. It is situated nicely on the property with views of the lake and close proximity to town.

What makes this cottage unique

It is all about the view, the beautiful relaxing interior space and being on the water. Bar none, people approach with appreciation for the location, the charm and the peace and serenity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Sherman, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Water carries voices far distances. Out of respect for neighbors, no noise producing activity is permitted on the dock after 10 pm or before 9 am.
  • SUPs and Kayaks available for rent, please give us a week's notice & sign rental agreement if you would like to rent any for your stay.
  • No firearms of any kind are permitted on the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Bonus Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The newly renovated bathroom with modern touches has a tub/shower combination, ample room in the vanity and bathroom closet to store personal items and a wide sink top. It is centrally located in the main hall for easy access. The basement is unfinished, but provides an additional bathroom with shower when the extra space is needed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , A room with a view
    Bunks with a view - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Trundle and Pack-n-Play also in room
    Guest Room - 1 large double bed , Bright and comfortable
  • The Master Bedroom and kids bedroom have lake views. The guest room looks out to the front of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront living on Candlewood: You'll love this relaxed, bright renovated home.
average rating of 4.804878 based on 41 reviews

Lakeside Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Lake House was more than wonderful from the minute we arrived to the minute we (reluctantly) left. The house more than exceeded our expectations. Every need was met before you even knew you needed it! It was light, bright, clean, comfortable and certainly well equipped - you name it, it was there - seriously!

The setting was peaceful and serene and the private dock made being by the water so easy. We rented kayaks and paddle boards, so each day spent time in and on the water, even taking the opportunity to fish (Yes, we did catch a big one, and no, it didn't get away! But we did put it back to swim another day!). That was what taking a Lakeside vacation was all about for us as a family.

Jane and David were very helpful and courteous both before our vacation began and during, even coming out on a Sunday to sort out the Internet for us - thank you!!!

We will be back at The Lake House for sure. When the next lake side vacation beckons, this is exactly the place we would want to be - The Lake House at Spur Lane on Candlewood Lake, Sherman, CT.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It makes us happy when our guests are taking full advantage of all the serenity and beauty of the lake. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Cliffside Park

A jewel in Conneticut!

  • 5 of 5

If there were one word to describe: "perfect!"

One of the best vacation rentals stayed.

Their welcome baskets consisting of nice bottles of wines and snacks; amenities of individual in-room sleeper sandals, bed socks, toileteries, and much more were very thoughtful.

Serene atmosphere and lovely lake view (although they were frozen, beautifully covered with snow).

We enjoyed many board games they offered, myriad dvd choices, and antiquing in Kent, a city nearby. Mohawk mountain skiing was also fun.

Owner of the property was prompt to text back with answers when we had questions.

This property in Sherman, CT is only about 90 minutes reach from North Jersey, and would definitely want to return for the spring/summer.

Thank you Jane!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests enjoy coming to the peace and quiet of the Lakehouse. In particular, those who appreciate the area in the Winter! Thank you for your kind remarks and of course we look forward to hosting you in the warmer climate!
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Beautiful and clean ..very cozy .

  • 5 of 5

Jane was Great host . Provided us with lots of extras in the house . House warming gifts for the stay. Even had the lights on for us before we arrived. Can't wait to come back and relax again. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thanks again Jane. We can't wait to come back in the spring/summer.

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the House. Please do come when you can enjoy the warm weather and the lake.
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

There was absolutely nothing more we could have asked for! Jane thought of everything. The weather was perfect and the environment was simply beautiful. Several day trips to outlying towns brought surprises and beautiful scenery. The leaves are changing and sunrises and sets were wonderful on the lake. The dogs loved walks. We'll be back- next time longer! Thank you for such a warm welcome. We relaxed immediately. Mission accomplished!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful lake. We’d love to welcome you back at any time.
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Great house right on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at this house. Well located and it was nice to sit and relax on the lounge chairs on the dock. We would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It was a pleasure hosting you and we would love to have you come again.
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Charming, Clean, Perfectly equipped, Relaxing, Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your house @ Spur. The house was so perfectly appointed with everything from comfortable furniture, bedding, appliances, BBQ Grill, HVAC, to all the “little details” like labels on switches and cabinet doors, well stocked kitchen and spare tooth brushes/ q tips/ baby oil/ etc. etc. There was nothing that was lacking. The lake was perfect and the dock was fine for my boat. Evening sunset & moonlight cruises along with enjoying the 80-90 degree days were great. Had dockside fires in the fire pit 3 nights as a relaxing way to end the day. Music & entertainment systems were all good ( had to get new batteries for MBR Ruku remote and one of the many flashlights ) We only used one of the 3 bedrooms but all were great. We were impressed that you even had a stroller and carry crib available in the kids room. 3 barking dogs at the neighbor’s to the south were a bit annoying at times but we managed. Not sure why you have a damage deposit AND a mandatory Insurance policy. I would prefer a larger deposit, and not be surprised with the policy at the booking stage. I hope you have not had a bad experience in the past that prompted same. You have such a beautiful house. Overall the rental experience was first rate that I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Westchester County Airport (HPN), White Plains, NY
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Kingsley Taven (nicest...others closer)
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Candlewood Country CLub, New Milford, CT
Nearest Train
18 Miles
MTA: Pawling, NY or Southeast, NY
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
American Pie, Sherman, CT
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sherman Town Beach
Car: necessary

You never need to leave the area if you want to just enjoy the peace of lake living and homemade feasts and sitting by the lake by a firepit. Spur Lane is a beautifully renovated quaint rural home with close access to several New England towns ideal for antiquing, shopping and dining. For Pickers, no place is better in the summer than The Elephant Trunk: The Largest open flea market in nearby New Milford. Nearby picker shops and thrift stores add to the appeal of shopping for treasures. There are abundant trails for hiking and biking. Natural attractions such as Kent Waterfalls is not to be missed. There is close access to The Appalachian Trail and other lovely hikes. We are quite close to some of the few remaining rare covered bridges. We have guides for many local trailheads and biking locations. Winter Skiing nearby (Thunder Ridge, Mohawk Mountain, and others farther afield). The Area has beach, tennis, playgrounds, golf, libraries. Local Marinas provide rentals of power boats, jet skis and pontoon boats. With advance notice; we also rent kayaks and SUBs. Local playhouses perform memorable musicals and plays in the summer. Great local music performances at several venues nearby. Phenomenal farm produce is available at local farm stands, farmers markets and from our own IGA. Late summer and Autumn fruit picking is a great activity. There are restaurants near and far for foodies. Lists of recommended restaurants provided in the house. Winter is spectacular, quiet and not far from several ski mountains. Local towns have open ice skating hours. Every season has its highlights.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Sherman, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 5 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
6 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
JULY 4th
27 Jun 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
14 night minimum stay
11 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$64 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$100.67
Pet Fee AU$63.71
Cleaning AU$159.29
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57

Rates are subject to change until a contract has been accepted and deposit or full payment accepted.

Maximum 6 people additional $50/person/night for guests over 5
Pets allowed only with prior written authorization
No Smoking anywhere on the property
Cleaning Fee $125 per stay.
Check in Time 4:00 PM ET
Check out Time 11:00 AM ET
Additional fees may apply to late checkout
If any key is not returned $150 fee.

Refund Policy: Strict

100% loss if canceled less than 60 days prior to arrival.

For reservations booked ahead more than 180 days (approx six months), cancellation of the reservation may be subject to the loss of deposit.

Reservations made or booked 179 days or less prior to arrival date will be refunded in full up to 60 days before arrival date (less any nonrefundable VRBO or Homeaway service fees).

In other words, 100% refund (less VRBO fees) up to 60 days prior to arrival unless booked over six months (180 days) prior to arrival which may be subject to loss of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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