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Billings Lake Waterfront Cottage & RV hookups.

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 1, 2016
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Billings Lake Cottage sits high above Billings Lake with beautiful views of the the lake, the islands and the opposite shoreline. There is a view of the lake from inside in the living room and also upstairs from the sheltered porch. The cottage was totally redone in 2009. On the main level there is the main bedroom, the living room with a wood burning soapstone stove, dining area, the fully applianced kitchen and the full bath. On the second floor it is set up to be a sitting area or pull out any of the 6 beds (1 full and 5 twins) and make it a second bedroom for another family with the half bath and closet and dresser.

Follow the natural rock pathway while holding onto the curved railing down to the water and there a kiddie area that was built up with rock and sand for the little ones and rock steps into the water for swimming. Also bring your boat and you can dock it at your own private dock. Or use either the canoe, paddle boat, kayak or one of the 2 hydrobikes to go explore the islands and coves.

Bring your RV for another family or for the kids to sleep in and hook it up to water and electric in the parking area, also with great views.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We currently live in South Carolina.

Speaks: english

9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
5

wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful home set high above a quiet lake. The house was extremely clean and well cared for with most of the essentials anyone would need. It's especially nice that the linens were provided, there is a washer and dryer, and the place is air conditioned (during our terribly hot week). The abundance of water craft made it so enjoyable for all age groups.

The only 2 down sides: It is definitely not handicapped accessible. If you want to get down to the lake there are over 70 stone steps to reach the bottom. Going down is easy - coming up , especially on a hot, humid day, is another matter, especially for older people or those with respiratory issues or bad knees. This was clear in the description of the home and should be taken seriously.

Also, the cell phone service is very spotty, or nonexistent, depending on your carrier. There is a house phone for emergencies.

All in all, it was a wonderful vacation for all of us, ages 8 - 70. There is a lot to do in the area as well if you have a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view & fun lake toys

  • 5 of 5

As depicted, recently remodeled cottage sits on a cliff overlooking beautiful lake. Lots of lake toys, including life jackets for children, (hydro-bikes were great fun), and bicycles for seeing the neighborhood. Fully furnished kitchen, incl BBQ tools. Wi-fi included & worked great, but no (Sprint) cell phone reception. Safe, but steep, walkway down to lake. Short drives to coastal attractions, Rhode Island, and Foxwood.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Syosset
5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. My close friend and I have been taking our children on group vacations for years, and this was definitely one of our best trips ever. We spent a long weekend at the lake with our five teenagers, and everyone had a fabulous, relaxing time. The cottage is just lovely, with everything you could possibly need provided, and the upstairs space easily accommodated all of the kids. We loved hanging out on the upstairs, covered balcony, with its comfy furniture and stunning views of the lake. The lake itself was, of course, a big hit -- the kids loved the hydrobikes, canoe, and kayak, and the adults loved reading on the dock, with our feet in the water, enjoying the tranquility. We are already discussing doing it again next summer; when you find some place that five teenagers can agree upon, it is a keeper!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. And a special thanks to Kim for taking such good care of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Columbia, KY
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Simply a wonderful place to stay. We loved having morning coffee on the balcony and watching the morning mist fade from the lake as the sun crawled over the eastern hills. I kayaked around the lake every morning in serene bliss. I am not a bird expert but I believe a Great heron and a Cormorant were my only companions at such an early hour. Our kids, aged 5 and 2 spent hours every day in the wading pool constructed down by the dock and evening canoe rides with the family were capped off with toasted marshmallows by the fire. It is just minutes away from everything that we missed about Connecticut. 20 minutes to Mystic Aquarium and Seaport. 15 minutes to the beach. We even got a night out with out the kids and dined (adult style) and danced at the casino 5 miles away. Our last night there we ate lobsters at Skippers Dock and were treated to a beautiful sunset over the ocean. It is hard to believe you can get away from it all and still be so close to everything. Every place is what you make it. All we can say is that this place gave everyone in our family great memories. Hopefully when we come back up next year we can stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A great getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful-it was clean, modern, well-stocked with everything you might need, and very inviting. Being able to eat breakfast on the balcony looking over the lake was a great way to start the day. We loved riding the hydro-bikes around the lake, which was never crowded. It's not far from Mystic, which is a really interesting place to visit. The owners were very friendly on the phone and their cousin who lives nearby was extremely helpful (when we realized that we had left a piece of luggage behind and she had it shipped to us). I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wolcott, Ct
5

Perfect romantic get-away! <3

  • 5 of 5

We were graciously accommodated at the last minute for an anniversary get-away. The cottage itself appears to be newly remodeled,is decorated warmly, was perfectly clean and very comfortable. It has a lovely 2nd floor balcony overlooking the real attraction: the pristine lake. Although the lake is ringed with cottages the property feels very private. There are water bikes, a pedal boat, a canoe and kayak for exploring the water - we were mostly content to relax and take in the view - especially the sunrise over the water and the amazing night sky with so little "light pollution." So very grateful for a truly romantic weekend - but we will be back next year with the kids since it seems a great place for family fun as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Location

From the Owner

This cottage has been in Pauls family since 1947. His grandparents built it. The foundation is rocks that were handstacked by his grandfather. We remodeled it in 2009. The wall facing the driveway is the only original wall under the new siding and drywall. We built up and out from the original. We keep this cottage because of the sentimental value to us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) TF Green at 44 Miles Nearest Barpub : Foxwoods Casino at 7.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : New London, Connecticut at 21 Miles Nearest Golf : Foxwoods Lake of Isles at 7.5 Miles Nearest Train : New London, Connecticut at 21 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-95 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Foxwoods Casino at 7.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Misquamicut, Rhode Island at 18 Miles Car: recommended

Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Moutain Biking, Water Skiing or Tubing.

Buttonwoods Ice Cream.

Maple Lane Farms - Fresh peaches, Strawberries or Currant Juice

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Shopping in Mystic or Stonington.

Rhode Island Beaches.

Lake of Isles Golf Course

Foxwoods Casino

Mohegan Sun Casino

Mystic Aquarium

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1100


$1100 per week and $500 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

We think you will enjoy escaping from the noise and chaos of the real world. At our cottage you will be able to experience the quiet that is hard to find today. It is our peaceful place and we hope it will becomes yours.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom
  • Downstairs is a full bath with shower and tub, toilet, sink, washer and dryer. Upstairs is a half bath with toilet and sink.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Small bedroom with a queen bed, 2 night tables and a closet.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Fully applianced and utensils supplied. Refridgerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Microwave. Master Bedroom with Queen Bed. Upstairs with 5 twin pull outs and 1 full pull out. Indoor tub and shower. TV, DVD, VCR and cable. Internet and Wifi Washer and Dryer. Ceiling fans. Charcoal Grill. Canoe, Paddle Boat, Kayak and Hydro Bikes with lifejackets. Nearby Boat Ramp Private Dock. Large Parking area. RV Water and Electric hook ups.

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