|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Very nice cottage with modern appliances, HD Lg. Screen TV, DVD player, Hi Fi Stereo with smart phone input & wireless high speed internet.
Short walk to Massachusetts State Forest and miles of walking & biking trails. Good fishing & swimming with dock & canoe.
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There is about a fourty minute drive to Old Sturbridge Village & Brimfield Antiques Fair, less than one hour to Boston & one hour drive to casino, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun.
The winter season brings skating, ice fishing & cross country skiing with downhill skiing close by at Wachuesttet Mountain less than one hour to the north.
We are very centrally located to multiple activities in our beautiful state, come to South Central Massachusetts and discover our close by escape from the hassle of overcrowded tourist towns.
Local owner, my family purchased this property in the '70's
Dan Dudley purchased this cottage in 1987
Nice country setting very close to the Massachusetts State forest.
Private country lake side setting with ultra clean lake water to swim and fish in.
My family and I were looking for a little place we could get some work done away from home. This was exactly the place we were looking for! Cute and quiet, somewhere you can get inspired and concentrate. The landscape is stunning and my dog loved playing in the lake water which was a few step away from the entrance of the cottage. Hiking lovers should definitely stay here! The entrance of Douglas state forest is about a 2 min walk from the cottage. Will definitely be staying here again soon. I'd also like to note that the Wifi was fast and reliable which was a HUGE plus.
We so enjoyed our long weekend at the Douglas cottage! The setting couldn't be more idyllic. The lake is so quiet and perfect for kayaking and fishing. The trails nearby were ideal for hiking with the dogs. We loved the fire place on the lake, and our hosts even provided the wood! Dan and Tina couldn't be more accommodating hosts. The weather wasn't perfect and they were kind enough to offer us a late check out so we could enjoy another day in this beautiful spot. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. We highly recommend this property and plan to return. Thank you Dan and Tina!
Clear water, great fishing, beautiful spot!!! Dan was a great host. The cottage was clean and was exactly like the listing and photos showed. We look forward to next year! Chuck
Beautiful location! Host's were very attentive and warm. Would return.
My husband and I needed a small break from our busy lives, but we didn't want to travel too far away. This rental and location turned out to be a good combination for us. It was about an hour away from where we lived and close enough to drive to places to eat, get groceries and even do some shopping at Walmart! Yet, it was in an area of the lake where we could feel like we're away from it all. The weather turned out well in our favor and it was hot enough to lounge (and fish) in and on the water all day!
We brought our kayaks and motor boat. We decided to use the kayaks on the other side of the lake across the street (the "busy" and noisier side). I got seasick on the busy side because of the rough waters from the other motor boats and jet skis. I definitely recommend staying on the quiet side of the lake! We were curious about the other side, but there really wasn't too much to see. Dan's side of the lake was so serene that I actually took a nap on a blow-up mattress! I "never" could do that on any lake before (maybe a swimming pool) and I've been on many lakes in my life!
The accommodations were modest and rustic, but good enough for our needs. We weren't planning to stay indoors most of the time, so we weren't looking for anything fancy. There was a good size flat screen television with DVD player which we used almost every evening. The ceiling fans kept the place cool during the days.
Dan was friendly and accommodating and we really appreciated how he went above and beyond his hospitality to us, especially in booking the place, and helping us get settled when we arrived. Even though the cottage is near his residence, we never felt intruded upon and never lacked privacy.
The only thing my husband and I would have preferred is if you could see the lakefront better from the cottage.
The location was nice, the cottage cozy and neat. Good amenities. We did not make use of the boat or firepit, due to weather, but its a nice feature. The door lock was a little odd for the front door, because you had to lock it with the key from the inside if you wanted it locked at night. The bathroom ceiling was really low, could be difficult for a tall person to shower. I am short, so had problems. Bring toilet paper. The rental agreement mentions it, but we forgot, and had to go buy some.
Very nice cottage with modern appliances, cable TV & wireless high speed internet . Short walk to Massachusetts State Forest and miles of walking & biking trails. Good fishing & swimming with dock & canoe.
The winter season brings skating, ice fishing & cross country skiing with downhill skiing close by at Wachuesttet Mountain less than one hour to the north. Thirty min. drive to Old Sturbridge Village & Brimfield Antiques Fair, less than one hour to Boston & one hour drive to casino, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
17 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$268.02|
The rates shown are for four (4) guests including children older than six (6) years old. There is an additional charge for any overnight guests past this number of $15 per person per night with a total maximum of six (6) guests total regardless of age. No smoking in the cottage or on the porch, pets are allowed with prior written acknowledgment only, there is a pet charge of $50 per pet per week, Max 2 pets. Deposits are 100% refundable 60 days prior to arrival, 50% with 30 days notice.
Reservations are not confirmed until deposit is received, however we will hold your dates at the quoted rate for a reasonable period of time waiting for your deposit to arrive. A short term vacation property rental contract will be sent to you for your review and to sign if you decide to rent the cottage.
Rates are subject change without notice till reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.