Lakeside Cottage in the Forest

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Entire cottage hosted by Angela

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
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Quaint lakefront cottage in the woods bordering Beach Pond. Peaceful view of the lake from the front porch. Includes use of our private sand beach, 10 person wood-fired sauna and abundant hiking trails in Pachaug and Arcadia Forests. Dock available.

The space
My parents built this cottage on my property in 2006 to be closer to grandchildren. They are avid travelers and are away a good part of the year. This listing is available occasionally while they are away.

This is a classic Airbnb which means you are staying in someone else’s house. Picture your own grandmother’s house. It is decorated with grandchildren’s artwork and family photos and a few too many Knick knacks. Please be respectful of the space and enjoy the stunning views from nearly every window.

The lower level of the house has a living room with a huge screen TV, propane fireplace and large L-shaped couch. The dining room seats 4-6 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, a drip coffee pot and toaster. The bedroom has a smart TV with cable, and a queen bed. The bathroom has a shower. Guests are always welcome to use the laundry room.

The upper level of the house contains a bedroom with queen bed and a bathroom with a jetted tub. The loft area is my parents office and we ask that guests not use this area or the basement.

The front porch has a table and seating for 4 and a 3 person porch swing. There is also a gas grill that guests may use. Between the yard and the lake is a fire pit. Firewood is located in a self serve rack on the driveway leading to the main house. Please see the property map in the guidebook on the kitchen table. Firewood is $3/armload.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Window AC unit

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Where you’ll be

Voluntown, Connecticut, United States

This is a rural lakeside community.

Hosted by Angela

  1. Joined in June 2015
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I left my 16 year corporate career in the pharma industry in 2016 to becoming a full time AirBnB host. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my spaces with my guests and meeting people from all over the world. I get a lot of satisfaction out of providing more than just a place to sleep, but a special experience that my guests will remember.

I also own and instruct at an aerial fitness studio and am an avid Acro Yogi with my husband. I have a zeal for adventure and travel is my greatest indulgence. I'm happy to leave the cities and shopping to the tourists and eat and hike my way on the less beaten path. As an AirBnB guest, I always try to leave the space a bit better than I found it and have been known to clean stove pans or ceiling fans or some other task I know hosts hate to do.

We have two kids, ages 13 and 16, 1 cat, 3 dogs, 3 horses, and 5
ducks.

Our property here on Beach Pond has a long an interesting history and we strive to maintain the vintage summer camp feel that brings back childhood memories of jumping off the dock into the crystal-clear lake water and laughing with family around a campfire.

AirBnB has made the news a lot recently for listings that are managed by a property manager and not actual homes. I manage all my own listings and only hire cleaning help. We have owned our lake house for 19 years (Although it has been in the family since the 60's) We have been doing short term rentals since long before AirBnB existed. My style as an AirBnB host is simple, gracious, and kind. We are all in this together, so let's make the best of it and enjoy the adventure! What I enjoy most about being a host is the continuous improvement process. I love to hear feedback and tweak my listings so they are always the best they can be! My favorite kind of guest is one who appreciates my space, gives me thoughtful suggestions and above all, shows me kindness. I also appreciate guests who see the human side of hosting and know that although I strive for perfection, no one can ever be perfect. Sometimes I miss a crumb on the stove and I never iron my sheets!
I left my 16 year corporate career in the pharma industry in 2016 to becoming a full time AirBnB host. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my spaces with my guests and meeti…

During your stay

We live in a different house on the property and are usually available if you should need anything.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy