Easy entry into the clean sandy-bottom lake. Great for swimming.View facing Northwest.
Big Private Lake House in the Woods
Hosted by Tony
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16 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
16 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Peaceful and quiet home surrounded by woods on a very private, single lane dirt road. The beautiful yard is grassy level and very large with 200+ ft. of water frontage with docks, decks and patio. The driveway continues into a boat launch ramp. The yard is large enough for events like weddings and reunions with a maximum of approximately 60 people. (For events, please see "Other things to note" below.) The driveway can accommodate approximately 12 cars. There is very little on-street parking.

The space

Conveniently located in No. Central Mass. even though the immediate surroundings look like you are far away from it all. It is 2 miles to downtown Westminster which is a small town but with all the conveniences and necessities. The house has a fully-finished walk-out basement, a main 1st floor and 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. There is one bathroom on the basement level and one on the 1st floor main level, both of which have shower stalls, not bathtubs. There are no bathrooms on the 2nd floor bedroom level yet because those are planned in the next addition.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire house, yard, boats etc. There are 4 kayaks, one canoe, one Sunfish sailboat, 2 paddle boats and a 12' v-bottom aluminum rowboat. Also there are two BBQ grills, a fire pit, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton and a lot of lawn furniture. It sits on a 1 1/2 acre lot. The house has wifi, Comcast on demand with 6 flat panel TV's from 32" up to 60", 3 dishwashers and 2 microwaves. There are complete linens, towels, full kitchenware and cookingware. All the usual condiments are in the cupboards like salt, pepper, olive oil, spices, garlic etc. There is always coffee, cream and asst'd sweeteners, plus a lot more condiments in the fridge. There are extra folding tables for more dining space and 6 air mattresses for more sleeping space.

Interaction with guests

There is a keyless combination door lock and you can let yourselves in or, if you prefer, I will greet the first guests arriving for a quick showing and any questions and then I will be staying in Leominster for the duration of your visit, which is about 20 minutes away. I will be accessible by phone/text/email 24/7 for any questions. I,and/or the cleaning ladies and lawn maintenance people, will return only after the last guests have checked-out.

Other things to note

There are a lot of requests for large events, especially weddings, and I would like to accommodate those requests. . There is special pricing for events. I just need to know the type of event, how many people attending the event, how many people staying overnight which is usually a 16 person maximum, but some guests exceed that and there have been up to 25 sleeping in the house. Also, approximately how many cars and if you would like me to arrange off-site parking at a nearby motel. Because the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful, and sound travels across the water a lot, a large and loud event would disturb it, so I don't allow DJ's or live bands with loudspeakers. The largest tent that fits in the yard where the volleyball court is would be 30' x 60' but usually a 20' x 40' tent is plenty large enough for the maximum of 60 people. I'll try to accommodate any events of approximately these parameters, however they're not etched in stone so just let me know what you have in mind.


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Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $26 AUD / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee $394 AUD
Security Deposit $394 AUD
Weekend Price $788 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 sofas, 5 air mattresses, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

The lake neighbors' outdoor parties usually are quiet after 11 pm on weekends. Please be careful not to break any glass ever because of people walking around with bare feet. No smoking in the house.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Gaeann User Profile
October 2017
This is our second time at the lake house, and it was wonderful again. We have ten adults and six children, and it is the perfect place for family get togethers. There are enough boats for everyone to go out on the lake, and the fishing is great. The little kids were so excited because they all caught fish! We swam, played volleyball, and had nice fires at (URL HIDDEN) relaxing. Tony is such a great host, always available to answer a question, and so nice to deal with. We all want to go back!

Cyrus User Profile
October 2017
Great view of the lake especially from the largest bedroom and from the living room. The host Tony is friendly and helpful. The internet was fast, stable and low latency (40/20/13ms to Cambridge) on unsecured wifi.

Cyrus User Profile
September 2017
This is a review for an extra day. Was easy to arrange the extra day as communication with the host was so easy and friendly. The extra day was great.

Olivia User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely beautiful property and location. Tony went above and beyond to accommodate us for our wedding reception. Our guests had so much fun enjoying the large yard, lake, and gorgeous views. The house was immaculate and fully stocked with everything we could possible need. We will be repeat renters for sure!

Katrina User Profile
September 2017
There aren't enough words to express the beauty of this properly! The pictures just don't do it justice. The house also provided SO much for everyone in the family to do. Such a welcoming feel. When we arrived the house was stocked with so many every day things left by previous guests that we ended up leaving almost everything we brought. Tony was absolutely amazing. Never had to wait on a response and was there at all times to answer any questions! This house was very hard to leave. One week just wasn't enough!! We hope to make this a yearly rental for the family.

Kara User Profile
September 2017
I rented Tony's place for my bridal party to stay during our wedding weekend. We also had the rehearsal dinner here for roughly 50 people on Friday evening. We put the tent right where Tony had his Tent during his daughter's wedding. We had a really great bonfire and overlooked the moon on the lake - such a pretty evening. Although I wasn't able to go out on the water some of my family did and they loved the lake. This house is such a great event space. Tony met me on Thursday evening and gave me a great overview of the house, and even brought out more tables and fire wood that we could use. All the reviews are true - Tony is extremely nice and accommodating. My husband and I can't wait to come back for a long weekend to enjoy the lake.

Nathalie User Profile
September 2017
Amazing property. Host was always available for questions in no time! The house is gorgeous, quiet neighborhood, had a lot of options to enjoy the stay and the lake, this was definitely the best choice for my family get way. I'm already planning on going back soon!

Westminster, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Tony User ProfileTony is a superhost.

From Leominster, self-employed in plastics manufacturing business, also hands-on manager of my commercial real estate. Handy-man and do-it-yourselfer.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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