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Diana Denning

Member since: 2012
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Beautiful Lake-front Cottage To Relax Away Your Summer! Bring Your Boat!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Holland holiday house

3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bathrooms, family room with queen size sleep sofa, sleeps 8

The house is located directly on the lake, with a dock for your boat as well. There are 2 small kayaks available for your use. The house has a large deck overlooking the lake, with lounge chairs, and a patio table set & grill to enjoy cook-outs on the porch.The home is fully furnished, with new carpeting throughout. There are new bathrooms, as well as a new kitchen. There are 2 working fireplaces, a small sunroom, and a walk-out basement family room, with a small office area. There is high-speed wireless internet, as well as cable TV. A home phone is not available, but cell phone reception is good. The local town green and sports fields are only a block away, as well as a children's playground at the elementary school nearby. Churches of all denominations are within 10 minutes drive. There is a local market just minutes away, as well as a gas station & library. Large grocery, department stores & pharmacies are a 10-15 minute drive. Many orchards & farms are nearby as well.

Local activities include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, antiquing, and all water activities. Hot air ballooning is available in nearby Worcester to get a bird's eye view of central New England. An 18 hole golf course is only a 5 minute drive from the house.

Holland Aquariders is the oldest waterskiing club in the United States, and they practice weekly on the lake, as well as put on a show at the end of the season.

The Brimfield Antiques Market, held 3 times a year (May, July & Sept), is about 10 minutes away, and is a treasure-hunter's paradise. It lasts 6 days and covers acres of fields. There are also many local antique shops in the Sturbridge/Brimfield area & beyond.

Old Sturbridge Village offers a glimpse into our past history in New England. There are also many other historical sites in the area to explore.

Sturbridge offers many options for good restaurant dining and pubs, as well as a few chain restaurants. It is a 10-15 minute drive from the house. There is also a local theater company, and cinemas planned for the town in the near future. The fall foliage season is spectacular in this area, and offers beautiful views over the lake.

The home is centrally located and convenient to interstate highways, which offers opportunities for many day trips all over New England.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diana Denning (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 20 traveller reviews

Beautiful Lake-front Cottage To Relax Away Your Summer! Bring Your Boat!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! We were there for the Brimfield Flea Market and it was easy to get too from the house! Wonderful lake, very clear. Enjoyed the kayaks! Would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Outstanding Owner

  • 5 of 5

Diana was so awesome to interact with- always prompt on her responses and incredibly helpful during all aspects of our booking and stay. Her home is absolutely gorgeous inside and out, and was immaculate upon our arrival. The location was ideal for us during our son's wedding at the Publick House because it was only a 10 minute drive to all the pre-wedding and wedding activities. I highly recommend this property and this owner!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First-class house and owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during a sweltering week in July, 2016, and really appreciated the central air. The house is spacious and well-equipped and I have little to add to the many positive reviews except to note that according to the owner the house has heat and is suitable for fall and presumably winter rentals (I asked about Thanksgiving, specifically). The owner, Diana, is very responsive and accommodating. Very nice place indeed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. Our family of 5 spent 4 nights here in August of 2016 and couldnt have asked for anything more. Diana was very easy to get a hold of- very responsive to us. The place was in really good shape and we LOVED the lake and Kayaks. We loved the location. Boston was only an hour away and we were able to get to all around New England easy from here.

If you are traveling to this area and want a clean, comfortable, centrally located vacation spot with lake access- this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home...great location!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a guy's weekend themed around playing Disc Golf. The house is great. It is very spacious and has a great lakefront location. Canoeing around the lake was amazing. We were also two minutes away from Main Attraction, a small establishment that served me the best lobster rolls that I've had in years. The house is located withing 15-20 mins away from several disc golf courses and we really had a great time playing with the locals. Diana is great. She is very easy to get in touch with and promptly returned our deposit in 3 days. I recommend this home to anyone travelling to Holland/Sturbridge.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect long weekend with a beautiful view of the lake !!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for anyone who is looking for a relaxing place to kayak, canoe and fish. We went for a long Memorial Day weekend and spent most of our time either on the lake or sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful view. There is a lot to do in the area but because the weather was so good we had no reason to venture off and chose to enjoy the lake. The house was very spacious and very clean. Diana was very easy to communicate with for booking the weekend as well as being available during our stay. The deposit was returned within a week. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan Airport(Bos) or Bradley Airport(BDL)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
PJ's Local Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hemlock Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Mass Central RailRoad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 84 and MassPike (90)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Newport RI or Cape Cod MA
Car: necessary

Holland is located in south central MA on the CT border, close to the Old Sturbridge Village area and Brimfield MA.

The home is directly on Hamilton Reservoir, a freshwater lake offering many boating activities. There are also many opportunities to explore local history at Old Sturbridge Village, only a few miles away. If you enjoy antiquing there are many local antique stores, as well as the world-famous Brimfield Flea Market, held three times annually. This flea market is also only a few miles away.

The home is conveniently located only minutes off Interstate 84 in CT, and is also very close to the MA Turnpike. It is very convenient for traveling to any MA, CT, or RI attraction, as it is very centrally located with easy interstate highway access. Day trips within an hour's drive include Boston MA, Providence RI, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, Six Flags Amusement Park, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, Basketball Hall of Fame, Bella Via Hot Air Ballooning, Deerfield Zipline, Southwick Zoo, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Motor Speedway. Local activities available are horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, and many water sports.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Holland, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$392

Rates are subject to change without notice, and until reservation is confirmed.

$250 to $300 security deposit due immediately to secure your dates;
one half rental/cleaning fee due 3 months prior to your stay;
balance of rental/cleaning fee due 6 weeks prior to your stay.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • New bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom has queen size bed and half bath attached. 2nd bedroom has full size bed. 3rd bedroom has queen size bed. All 3 bedrooms have small tvs with basic cable stations. Family room in walk-out basement has queen size sleep sofa and fireplace.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Long-term renters welcome Oct 20, 2012 thru April 30, 2013. Please inquire on rates and availability. 2 one-man kayaks with paddles & life vests and 3 tube floats are available for use. No smoking allowed inside the house; please smoke outside only.