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This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
3 bedroom, plus finished basement & a dock - twenty steps from the water!
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Absolutely NO SMOKINGAbsolutely NO SMOKING
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter:
Within walking distance:
-Nora's Restaurant (upscale wine bar/restaurant w/ water views and porch dining - $50 gift card included with booking of 5 nights or more!)
-*Louie B's (a rocking bar/restaurant on the water featuring live music every weekend and huge back deck - $25 gift card included with booking of 5 nights or more!)
-*Legends of the Lake (great breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant on the water w/ patio seating available - $25 gift card included with booking of 5 nights or more!)
-*Lakeside Pizza (take out)
-Oak n Keg package/liquor store
*Boat-up docking spaces also available!
Also on the water:
-*Crabby Joe's Bar & Grill (South Pond - Live music every weekend on the back deck)
-*Boathouse Breakfast (Attached to Crabby Joe's)
*Boat up docking available
-Babb's Beach (Middle Pond - large public sandy beach and summer outdoor concert series)
-Southwick Public Beach (South Pond - large sandy beach; bathrooms; lifeguards)
-Big Y grocery store (5 miles)
-Multiple fresh farm stands (2-10 miles)
-Southwick Rail Trail (connects for 40 miles of walking/biking/rollerblading)
-Crossover Fitness 24/7 (5 miles, day passes available)
-Multiple public golf courses (2-10 miles)
-Six Flags New England Theme & Water Park (12 miles)
-Mini-golf @ Longhi's (7 miles)
-Westfield River Brewing Co. (7 miles - serving 10+ craft beers & barbecue)
-Lost Acres Vineyard (N. Granby, CT, 10 miles - picnic on the grounds!)
-The Springfield Museum & Dr. Seuss' Sculpture Garden (15 miles)
-Basketball Hall of Fame (15 miles)
-Amelia Park Children's Museum (Westfield, 15 minutes)
-Stanley Park (Westfield, 15 minutes)
-Cinemark 12 Movie Theaters/Shopping/Chain Restaurants (Enfield, 20 minutes)
-Lupa Zoo (Ludlow, 35 minutes)
-Holyoke Children's Museum (35 minutes)
-Connecticut Science Museum (35 minutes)
-The Mark Twain/Harriet Beecher Stowe House/Museum (40 minutes)
-Old Sturbridge Village (50 minutes)
-Eric Carle Museum (50 minutes)
-Norman Rockwell Museum/Tanglewood/Berkshire Mountains/Lenox Outlets (1 hour)
Popular in Fall:
-The Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) (West Springfield, 20 minutes)
-The Mohawk Trail's (Berkshire Mountains) for foliage viewing
Popular in Winter:
-snow mobiles; ice skating; ice fishing & cross country skiing
-Ski Sundown (25 minutes)
-Butternut or Catamount (1 hour)
Northampton, MA: 45 minutes
Brattleboro, VT: 60 minutes
Mystic, CT: 90 minutes
Albany, NY: 90 minutes
Boston or Providence: 2 hours
About Tim Bertrand
Owners Tim & Cara Bertrand are from nearby Sturbridge, MA and spend their summers on Lake Congamond. We'll always be nearby on the weekends for any assistance needed, as we also own a home just two doors down! Tim grew up in nearby, Suffield, CT - and always dreamed of owning a home on Congamond. It is a very special place, with lots to do! Cara is a writer of young adult books and Tim is an executive in the software industry. They have a young daughter who also enjoys the lake very much!
Tim Bertrand purchased this house in 2014
Why Tim Bertrand chose Southwick
The minute we walked into this home, we were sold. You walk through the front door, and around the corner, an "infinity pool" that is the lake, catches your eye. The home has all the room you need for privacy & to get away, yet is cozy, modern and crisp. In addition - the lake offers three totally different experiences- North Pond, quiet and serene, Middle Pond - which is full of activity, water skiing, jet skiing, a sand bar for swimming and relaxing - and South Pond a large circular body of water that is a cross between North & South pond. The three ponds are connected by tunnels and are 11 miles long around the perimeter.
What makes this house unique
One of the best things about where our home is situated is that it has given us the best of all worlds. We can walk to breakfast, lunch and dinner if we wish - all within .2 miles from the house! We love the quiet & peaceful evenings on North Pond, yet just a quick walk or boat ride to the busy & bustling Middle Pond. Into Live Music? Boat or take a short walk to Louie B's. Need something from the grocery store? A 5 minute drive. Interested in exploring the area? Lots to do - only 15-20 minutes away - a Zoo, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Movies, a Gym, 2 golf courses and more!