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Prime Direct Waterfront On Candlewood Lake, Private Dock, Cozy Lake House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 B/r 2 Bath House On A Gently Sloping Waterfront Lot With Views Of The Lake.

This classic waterfront home sits on the shore of Candlewood Lake in the middle of New Milford Bay with western exposure. The house is approx. 1000 sq. ft and has two regular queen bedrooms with closets and dressers. Also a smaller room with upper and lower bunk beds and a dresser. There is a full bath (shower) on the main floor. The kitchen living room and dining room is open concept with knotty pine board walls, fireplace and sliding door walk out to the deck area. There is a TV in the living room with basic cable and wireless internet. The TV has been upgraded with a Samsung 40 flat screen and Blu-Ray player. The house is heated with forced hot air and has central air conditioning.

The basement has a second bath with shower, changing room, an extra refrigerator, small bar area and a washer and dryer. The deck area has beautiful views of the lake and waterfront with built in seating. The stairs from the deck lands on to a lower patio area with an outdoor fireplace. Then the walkway winds down the lawn to the waterfront patio with access stairs to the lake and ramp access to the dock. The property comes with a private swimming float that is shared with our neighbor to the south. The driveway and parking along the east side of the house can accommodate up to 3 vehicles and a boat trailer.

This cottage is nicely equipped and perfect for water sports, fishing or just a relaxing vacation. It's located just 90 miles from NYC. The near by train station makes it convenient to visit the big city.

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Neil Fitchett
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Neil Fitchett

My grandfather purchased this property in 1953 and built the house. It's been a vacation spot for our entire family now going into the 4th generation.

Neil Fitchett purchased this cottage in 1953

Why Neil Fitchett chose New Milford

Easy living, beautiful lake side views and access to sandy beach next door. Only 3 miles to stores and downtown New Milford. Wonderful neighbors and a great community.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is actually 1.5 lots so the waterfront is extra wide. Unlike many waterfront properties on the lake, this lot is a gentle easy slope down to the water with mowed lawn and lots of room for your water toys or just hanging out in the sun or shade.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in New Milford, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Dresser but no closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Prime Direct Waterfront On Candlewood Lake, Private Dock, Cozy Lake House
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Lovely location on pretty lake...found lots to do & good restaurants...rental was comfortable .

  • 4 of 5

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  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely waterfront home.

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the cottage. Neil was so kind to leave us a bottle of wine to mark the occasion. We had fun kayaking and antiquing, and loved exploring the backroads of CT. Will definitely be back someday!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Well stocked. Perfect for that Lake Life!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a weekend here. We absolutely loved it! The moment we walked in, we were greeted with a bottle of wine for our anniversary. The house gives you that ideal lake house atmosphere. We enjoyed dinner under a shaded tree in the beautifully maintained yard. The view is the best! It is a great spot for couples, friends, and family. We kept talking about bringing our babies back to use the beach right next door! Thank you to Neil and Chris for opening your home to us! We will definitely be back! - Brian and Lisa

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week at the lake house. How can you complain when your right on the water. Kitchen was supplied with everything you need including spices. Gas grill, porch and outside fireplace was a nice way to spend time after a full day on the lake.

Great time watching the herons and eagle. It was Great.

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed "living at the lake" for a week very much. The beautiful flat front yard down to the water is somewhat unique on Candlewood Lake and the swimming area is very sandy and nice.

It has a great dock for your boat and a large raft to swim to.

It's a beautiful spot on the lake with rustic charm inside and out.

Hope to return one day!


  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Property and Nice owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property, wonderful location. If you have your own boat or rent one, it's a dream to step out the back door and hop in your boat from the private dock. Wonderful combination of trees for shade or sit in the sun near the water. The house does need some basic updates but is very clean and functional. The owners are very responsive to questions and are flexible. Hope to be back soon. SS - Morris CT.

  • Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
New Milford
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Candlewood Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Metro North Station Danbury
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 84
Nearest Beach
Candlewood Springs Community Beach

The Elephants Trunk Flea market featured on TV's "Flea Market Flip" is only about 4 miles away from the house on Rt 7 / Rt 202 south toward Danbury. One of the Northeast's largest flea markets. Occurs every Sunday morning till around 1 PM.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in New Milford, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 3 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$192.57
Refundable Damage Deposit C$256.76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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