This elegant, cozy home has everything you need to get away from it all. Nestled in the trees on the quiet end of the lake, you'll love watching the sunset from the screened-in porch, or splashing and floating in the cool, clean water.
This house has been a year-round home, so it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Designed by Ken Gaylord Architects and built in 2012 to the most exacting standards of comfort, security, and efficiency, the main house has a fully-stocked kitchen with a lake view, a dining room that comfortably seats 8, and a cozy living room with tons of natural light. The huge screened-in porch has a dining table for 8, a couch for napping, 8 rocking chairs, 2 rocking horses, and a dress-up trunk that's fun for everyone!
Most bedrooms have a lake view and expansive windows designed to maximize the cross breezes, and all have ceiling fans (though there's AC if you need it). The cool downstairs bedrooms can be adjusted to suit your needs: bedroom 3 can be either twin beds or a king bed; bedroom 4, which has a queen bed, can also have a crib or a toddler bed. There's a covered lanai with a hammock, which is perfect for curling up with a book during an afternoon shower. There are two full bathrooms upstairs, and a full bath downstairs.
The modern kitchen has everything you need, including basic ingredients and condiments, all major appliances, a gas stove, and a unique "invisible corner" picture window that welcomes in the lake views. Enjoy grilling on the propane grill next to the flower garden outside the kitchen-- there is a seating area and a refurbished vintage see-saw swing, so nobody has to grill alone! Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry and pantry area with a full-sized washer and dryer.
The living room has a huge gas-assist, wood burning fireplace built from stones recovered from the original house, dating back to 1940. The uprigh piano, along with a selection of games & puzzles, books for all ages, and a TV with internet cable and DVD's cover all of your entertainment needs.
The boathouse is a quick walk down the hill. There you'll find plenty of chairs and an umbrella on the dock, a canoe for exploring the lake, and some floats. There's a basic kitchen, a half-bath, and a bedroom (bedroom 5) with two cots-- perfect for kids or anyone who wants to start their day with a refreshing dip in the lake! The upstairs room has screened-doors on all sides and a covered porch with a picnic table and chairs. The adjacent beach area has a large picnic table and both propane and charcoal grills are available for your lakefront cookouts.
This house is just so comfortable-- you'll enjoy a week away from the stresses of modern life in our luxurious lake retreat!
You'll have full access to the house-- we just lock off one small bedroom to keep our personal things out of your way! Fresh linens and towels are provided with plenty of extras on hand and full-sized washer and dryer next to the kitchen.
The hallways are wide and we can remove rugs if necessary to accomodate guests with walkers or wheelchairs. There is no ramp to the outside; there are 3 steps at the front door.
Interaction with guests
We live nearby-- we'll be able to answer all your questions promptly, but you will have privacy!
We know you'll take good care of our home. We will provide septic-safe toilet tissue, and we'd like you to please treat our septic system with care. No smoking inside the house. We live in a rural area, and we have racoons and the occasional black bear. We ask you to clean up the grill after cooking and be careful with trash in the cans outside. If you have too many bags to close the lids, you can leave bags in the utility room until trash pick-up, Monday mornings. Please leave dirty linens in the bathtub and dirty dishes in the dishwasher before you leave.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on an individual basis. There is a $250 pet deposit. We ask that you bring your own dog beds, keep pets off the furniture, and clean up after your pets.
If we're in the midst of a hot or dry spell, we may ask that you allow one of the owners to come water the plants ouside.
Check out is 11 a.m, check in is at 4 p.m.
We'd prefer to rent Saturday-Saturday, with a 6-night minimum during the summer season (6/18-9/5); we can be flexible during other times. It never hurts to ask!