Beautiful Waterfront Cabin for a Family Getaway near Worcester, Massachusetts

Douglas, Massachusetts (United States)

Beautiful Waterfront Cabin for a Family Getaway near Worcester, Massachusetts

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1 unit
10 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
This beautiful waterfront cabin near Worcester, Massachusetts, is perfect for a family getaway, as it sleeps up to 10 guests. There are two master bedrooms, both of which include a king-size bed, a flat-screen television mounted on the wall, a walk-in closet, and access to the outdoor deck. One of the master bedrooms also includes a tree-shaped ladder in the closet that leads to a loft area above the room. The other bedrooms have a queen-size bed each. The cabin has four bathrooms, one of which has a jetted hot tub, and the rest multi-head showers. There is also an outdoor shower on the stone deck outside the house, concealed by trees and a stone wall covered in vines for maximum privacy.

The spacious cabin itself is fully furnished and charmingly decorated with unique handmade furniture. With one of the owners being a prolific zoologist, most of the decor is nature or animal themed, from the moose statue in the garden to the wall art of wooden fish lining the staircase. A few of the bedrooms are even dedicated to specific animals, such as the zebra room or the elephant room. The living room includes a 60-inch flat screen television, a cozy fireplace, a spectacular wall of windows with uninterrupted views of the stunning lake, a dining area with a spacious table that can comfortably seat 12, and a 230-gallon aquarium with fish from the lake.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes anything a guest may need during their stay, including a coffeemaker, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, and kitchenware, as well as a kitchen island that can seat up to eight. The basement is a spacious recreation room that includes a billiards table, table tennis, work-out equipment, a darts area, and a theater area complete with a 60-inch flat screen 3D television and surround-sound. Outside the cabin, guests will find a whimsically landscaped estate featuring stone terraces with lounge chairs, beautiful gardens with fruit trees, an expansive mahogany deck overlooking the lake's waters, and a boat landing.

Features

  • 2 King-size bed
  • 3 Queen-size bed
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Garden
  • Private Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Stove
  • Breakfast bar
  • Dryer
  • Dining table
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Tea kettle
  • Ping-pong table
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Bathtub
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Pool table
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
This property also includes a wooden deck overlooking the lake. Guests can make use of complimentary kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, peddle boats, and sailboats, courtesy of the owners.

Guest Services

  • Boat rental
  • Kayak/Canoe rental
The owners can rent out 12-inch pontoon boats for both recreational use as well as for getting around the lake. An older pontoon boat can be rented at $500 per week, a newer pontoon boat can be rented at $850 a week. Both boats include a $500 security deposit.

Location + Surroundings

Terrain
  • National Park
  • Forest
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • River, stream or creek
Local services
  • Fuel station
  • Supermarket
Entertainment
  • Movie theater
  • Antiquing
  • Bowling
This property is situated along the banks of Whitin Reservoir, near Douglas, Massachusetts, giving guests full access to the expansive New England wilderness at the heart of the Blackstone River Valley. The warm waters of the lake, as well as the surrounding area, are home to a number of charming wildlife, from turtles and fish to various kinds of birds, perfect for outdoor buffs and animal enthusiasts alike. The main point of interest in the area would be the massive Douglas State Forest, just a hop and skip away from the property, which boasts a myriad of opportunities for picnics, recreational activities, and endless adventure.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wildlife watching

With the property right on banks of the Whitin Reservoir, guests can enjoy boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, waterskiing, or whatever their favorite water sport may be, right at their doorstep. The lake is always beautifully clear and calm, which makes it perfect for any guest who decides to go swimming or snorkeling in its waters to find some interesting underwater wildlife.

Further out, guests can also make use of the expansive New England wilderness, including the vast Douglas State Forest. This patch of woodlands is ideal for any kind of outdoor recreation, from taking a scenic hike along one of the forest's many trails, to horseback riding or mountain biking. For those looking to taking things slower, the forest also has numerous picnic spots and idyllic walking trails. The fun doesn't have to stop come wintertime, as the area is also popular for skiing and snowmobiling during snowy months.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events

Cancellation policy

Strict: It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
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Additional Information

Noted rates are for eight guests, any additional persons up to a total of ten guests are subject to an extra fee.

Bookings also include a $500 damage security deposit, as well as an additional $500 reservation deposit.

The minimum stay for bookings is seven days. Rentals must be from Sunday to Sunday.

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