2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Capacity: 6
Douglas, MA 01516
|Member Since:||Feb. 5th, 2003|
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Capacity: 6
Bedrooms: 2. Bathrooms: 1
Very nice cottage with modern appliances, central heat, wood stove, cable TV and wireless high speed internet. It is only a short walk to the Massachusetts State Forest with miles of walking & biking trails. There is good fishing & swimming off our private shore line & dock with canoe & row boat available.
We will consider pets with an additional $50 per pet fee, 2 max., please ask.
We are very centrally located to multiple activities in our beautiful state, come to South Central Massachusetts and discover our close by escape from the hassle of overcrowded tourist towns.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Capacity: 6
Beds: 1 Queen, 1 Dbl., 1 Dbl F/Out Sofa, 1 Day Bd.
Minimum Stay: 7 late Spring, Summer, E. Fall - 2 All Others
Lakefront, Lake View
Pets accepted on a case by case basis only.
Restrictions: - No Smoking - Pets require an additional cleaning fee
Nearby Attractions: - Boating, Hiking, Swimming, Golf, Antique Shops Close By & Very Clean Lake Water. Skiing both cross country & downhill close by with ice skating & ice fishing at the lake. One hour drive to Casino, Foxwoods. Thirty min. drive to Old Sturbridge Village or less than one hour to Boston. Very centrally located to multiple activities in our beautiful state.
John. said... May 24, 2008 My week at the cottage. Douglas Cottage Date of Stay May 16, 2008 Helpful votes: 10/5 I was at the cottage the week of may 17th.along with my mother and dog,the cottage was a nice surprise well kept nicely decorated and with all the comforts of home except no noise it was a peaceful enjoyable experience! The grounds are beautiful the outside seating is above average, you can tell they take pride in there property. We met the owners who are very nice people! The weather was not so great but it was a great week and just what I needed, also enjoyed the country setting and long walks. If you want peace and Quite you will love this! Recommended for: Families with Young Children, pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Brimfield said... Nov 24, 2008 Brimfield Trip Douglas Cottage Date of Stay May 19, 2008 Helpful votes: 6/8 Hello. Three of us stayed at this beautiful cottage for the Brimfield Antique Show. This place was fantastic. Great atmosphere, location and an unbelievable setting. Super location and we will stay here again next year! Thanks Tina for your wonderful hospitality. Mike My Response Thanks for you review! We sure hope to see you again soon. Dan & Tina
Steve R said... Nov 24, 2008 Fishing for the weekend Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jun 5, 2008 Helpful votes: 7/9 We did some grilling and fishing for a weekend in June. Great weather, nice big yard with plenty of seating. The cottage was clean, and well equipped. Everything was as advertised. I hope to return next year. My Response Thank you for your review! We hope you return to stay with us again soon. Dan & Tina
Bob R. said... Jul 8, 2008 '08 Summer Vacation Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jun 13, 2008 Helpful votes: 7/4 Our stay at the Douglas Cottage was both refreshing and relaxing. We really enjoyed our daily walks across the causeway, and spent some time exploring the nearby walking trails. The waterfront setting was gorgeous, and we loved the numerous seating areas. The convenient location of the cottage was perfect for us, as we have relatives in CT, MA, and RI. We found the property met our needs, and appreciated the onsite laundry. Our hosts were quite friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the time spent at the Douglas Cottage and made two new friends along the way. Recommended for: Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Age 55+. My Response Thank you Bob & Rita for your positive feedback on our cottage! We always do our best to make our guests feel at home and see to as many of their needs as we can. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Kestrelgrey said... Nov 23, 2008 The definition of a New England lake cottage.. Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jun 27, 2008 Helpful votes: 6/7 This cottage offers what a "weekend at the lake" should be, at least in my memories of growing up in New England. Cool, clear lake water with small fish nibbling at your toes. Quiet paddling in a wooden canoe at twilight. A quiet trail meandering through a state forest just up the road in one direction, a farm with horses and a small family park with waterslides in the other. A place to toast marshmallows by the fireside in the cool evening air or to laze on a hammock in the warm morning sunshine. The cottage is rustic and cozy - making you feel equally comfortable sipping wine over a home-cooked meal or padding through the living room barefoot, wrapped in a towel with hair still wet from a swim in the lake. Dan and Tina are the final warming touch, offering a perfect balance of welcoming hospitality (which included a birthday card and wish for my wife) and availability (Dan repaired a canoe seat for us upon request) while still maintaining the private tranquility of the cottage. It was a joy to find a getaway that was close enough to allow evening forays into Boston. Recommended for: Romantic Getaway. My Response Thank you for your review! I agree, this is the type of cottage I wish my family owned when I was a kid. As it was, I could only look from a far at camps like this while swimming on this same lake. We hope you return to stay with us again soon. Dan & Tina
Edward S. said... Nov 23, 2008 Great place to get away from it all! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 17, 2008 Helpful votes: 5/6 My wife, my twelve-year old son and I stayed here for two weeks. It was a very enjoyable experience. The cottage has all the amenities you would want; including wireless internet, cable TV, microwave, washer & dryer, etc. The decor was quaint. The outside of the house was fantastic. Several sitting areas. Most importantly is the lake. Fresh, cool and clear water with great fishing opportunities. We found ourselves eating in about half the time and the other half of the time we tried many of the great restaurants in that part of Massachusetts. Convenient location for commuting and gusts as well. Overall, a positive experience.Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Teenagers. My Response Thanks for you review! Your comments are right on target. These reasons are why I came back to live in this area. I tried Cape Cod, NYC, California and many other areas around our beautiful country but none was a peaceful or relaxing as my own home town. And, as you say, it is so centrally located. You can get to Boston in less than one hour & Hartford about the same. We hope to see you again soon. Dan & Tina
Traveler Polly said... Dec 1, 2008 Relaxing Vacation! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 14, 2008 Helpful votes: 9/0 A friend and I spend 10 nights in August 2008 at the Douglas cottage. It was perfect weather....warm days, cools nights. It is a cottage set beautifully beside the lake....we had fires over near the dock and watched the sun set. The cottage is not exactly a modern home...but it does have all the modern convenineces...cable TV, internet access, washer and dryer. We were comfortable and had a great time. Dan and Tina were available to answer questions and help whenever we needed anything! The only drawback is the area does not have a lot of dining options...we found few restaurants in Douglas or the surrounding area.....so we found ourselves grilling or cooking out at the fire pit. Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers. My Response Thank you for your review! Tina and I will continue to offer the best we can in comfort and relaxation by the lake. We hope you will return to stay with us again soon. Dan & Tina
Lisa L. said... Dec 9, 2008 A Nice family get away Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Nov 25, 2008 Helpful votes: 7/0 My boys and I found ourselves wanting somewhere to go for Thanksgiving as my husband is deployed to the Persian Gulf for the holidays. We found the cottage to be just what we were looking for. A place to take our minds off of our everyday troubles. The kids and I loved exploring down by the lake and hiking at the nearby state forest. Dan and Tina were so nice to us and helpful even when I tripped a fuse on Thanksgiving!!! I can't wait to bring my husband there for a family vacation in the future. Thanks again for everything and have a safe and happy holiday season.Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway. My Response Thanks for your review! We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season too! And, we look forward you meeting your husband back safe and sound from the Persian Gulf. Dan & Tina
Bastien And Yalonda said... May 26, 2009 Awesome property with lake access Douglas Cottage Date of Stay May 22, 2009 Helpful votes: 6/0 This property is extremely well located, with direct access to the lake and close to Webster. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. The owners are extremely helpful and live right across the property, which is helpful for dealing with the keys and other practical details. The house itself sleeps 3 couples (2 bedrooms and 1 sofa bed, there is also 1 small bed in the veranda that can sleep 1 person), is very comfy, well maintained and clean. This property is definitely a clear winner, especially because of its location and price.Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway. My Response Thank you so much for your review! Tina and I will continue to make improvements to the cottage and grounds to make future stays with us even better. Please come again soon. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
soccerfeismom said... Aug 23, 2009 Great family get away! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 10, 2009 Helpful votes: 8/0 My family stayed at the cottage for a week in July. We could not have been more pleased. Dan and Tina are wonderful; Tina was always around to help out or supply odds and ends when needed. We fished nightly, had a campfire, went out in the canoe several times and just relaxed. My girls were at a camp in Sturbridge for the week and this was a great place to come home to every night. We hope to be able to come back next summer!Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly. My Response Thank you for your review! Tina is still talking about how much she enjoyed visiting with your girls; please do come back next year. We attempt to make all our guests feel comfortable and at home. Tina and I hope you will give us a chance to do the same for you. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Tom & Pat said... Aug 29, 2009 Late summer stay Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 23, 2009 Helpful votes: 5/0 My wife and I were planning on VA Beach until Hurricane Bill came through and we ended up at Dan and Tina's cottage. Great surroundings and weather. The water was clear and warm. The cottage is a rustic lake cottage with all amenities. Property was well kept and clean. Dan and Tina were great and if they couldn't answer a question about something or somewhere they would get you the answer. Great, relaxing time. My Response Thanks for your review! As always, we try our very best to make our guests feel at home. The cottage is constantly being improved to make your next stay even better! Give us the chance to make your vacation or short stay a pleasant and relaxing one to remember. We hope to see you soon, Dan & Tina
John m. said... Feb 16, 2010 Lake house vacation Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Feb 6, 2010 Helpful votes: 6/0 we have been to the cottage in Douglas many times.we are never disappointed, it is beautiful no matter what time of year well taken care of Dan and Tina are always nice to see and always helpful this cottage has a beautiful yard with plenty of seating also you are close to everything even though you feel far away from it all.what a great place to escape without having to travel.we recommend this cottage to anyone who needs to get away and relax.this is the place!Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. My Response Thank you Worcester Folks! We will continue to do everything we can to make you and our other future guests comfortable and happy you decided to stay at our cottage on the Whitin Reservoir. We look forward to your next visit. Dan & Tina
Bama Folks said... Jun 14, 2010 Relaxation Date of Stay Apr 30, 2010 Helpful votes: 5/0 We enjoyed the entire month of May at this cozy cottage. Dan and Tina were wonderful hosts, warm and gracious while attending to our every need. We enjoyed long walks in the adjacent state forest and we especially enjoyed the waterfront view and the gazebo. A perfect place for a short or long-term getaway!Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. My Response As always, Tina and I attempt to make guests feel at home while not infringing on their privacy. We treat every guest with the same respect that we would want for ourselves. We hope to have the opportunity to do the same for you. Dan & Tina
Dan & Marie said... Jul 29, 2010 Relaxing Week on a Lake Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 16, 2010 Helpful votes: 3/0 This cottage was clean, comfortable and had a lot of character. The lakefront site was great - there was a sturdy metal dock, a nice swimming area, and a small boat launch which was fine for our 14 ft fishing boat. A gazebo near the water was a nice spot to read and be cooled off by the breezes from the water. The lake itself is bigger than one would have expected from the view from the cottage. The hiking trails nearby (across a causeway) were a nice plus. The owners (Tina and Dan) were quite pleasant to deal with and truly wanted our stay to be a good one. We do intend to return to this cottage in future years as our experience was quite positive.Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway. My Response Thanks for your review! Tina and I hope we will have the chance to provide the same quality experience for your trip to Central Massachusetts as we did for these guests.
Anonymous said... May 18, 2011 Great Cozy Cottage Douglas Cottage Date of Stay May 8, 2011 Helpful votes: 3/0 Great experience. Definitely recommend. Tina and Dan were delightful. Lake was beautiful and cottage full of charm. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. My Response Thank you for your review! As always, Tina and I do our very best to make your stay at our cottage better than expected, and, we are constantly striving to improve the experience. Please consider staying with us, you will be happy you did. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Emily W. said... Aug 13, 2011 Great fun with little kids! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 8, 2011 Helpful votes: 3/0 We spent a week here with our 1 year old & 3 year old and had a really nice time. It's a small house on a very clean reservoir. Because you are next to the causeway on one side and a little patch of trees on the other, it feels much more private than some other lake houses which are right next to one another. There is a sandy, shallow swimming spot that is nicely shaded; a dock with a ladder into waist-deep water; a canoe and paddles and lifejackets. There is a patio, table and grill, a spot for a fire outside and a gazebo to sit in. We canoed and fished and swam. I have very happy summer memories of this place. The reservoir allows motors, so this would be an especially good spot for a someone looking for a low-key place to dock a boat. You are just steps away from a park with walking trails which is nice. It's also about 10 minutes from grocery stores and KMart, WalMart, etc so it's easy to stock up when you have to. The house itself is exactly as appears in the photos - not fancy, but comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the owners provide linens and bath towels. They live one house away and are extremely responsive and pleasant. We had to go to them mid-week for a small house-related problem which they resolved immediately & to our complete satisfaction. They're good people who really want their guests to have a positive experience -- but still stay out of your way. They were very easy to communicate with when setting up the rental, and promptly refunded my security deposit afterward. I truly couldn't ask for better hosts. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers. My Response Once again we thank you for your choosing our cottage as your summer get away with the kids. Tina and I hope we can do the same for you and your family, please contact us to answer any questions you may have about our property or the surrounding area. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Edmond C. said... Jul 12, 2012 A lovely week in June... Date of Stay Jun 22, 2012 We stayed at Dan and Tina's Douglas Cottage with our two 27-month old boys for a week in June and had a great time. Dan was very understanding about our need to "toddler-proof" the house and grounds and immediately addressed our safety concerns so that all four of us could securely enjoy our week. And a lovely week it was! There was a small cove for our boys to wade and splash around in that Dan keeps replenished with fresh sand, and we took our meals at a table near the dock looking out over the quiet, beautiful lake. The boys loved the fish and frogs and birds that were all around. The grounds are very well-kept and there are a number of different "mini-terrains" -- from the gazebo to a woodsy area -- for our toddlers to explore and enjoy. We also took the boys across the causeway to the national park right across the lake to walk the trails and see the beaver dam -- all very close and convenient. If we had wanted to go out on the lake (we didn't because the boys are still too small), there were boats and all the necessary gear (including lifejackets) for enjoying the water that way. The cottage itself is very comfortable and clean, and well-stocked with appliances and so forth for making meals and relaxing after the boys were asleep. There's a nice sunroom-style enclosed porch where we spent a lot of time. Stores and farm stands to stock up on supplies are within easy reach by car. Dan and Tina were always available to help but also respected our privacy; they are relaxed folks, and Tina is one the sweetest people you will ever have the good fortune to meet. As you can tell, we enjoyed our stay and hope we can come back and do it again next summer! My Response Thank you for this positive review! As always, Tina and I are constantly striving to improve the experience of staying at our cottage. Please give us the opportunity to help make your next stay in South Central Massachusetts one to remember. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Elizabeth D. said... Sep 6, 2013 WONDERFUL TIME FOR ALL Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 30, 2013 Helpful votes: 1/0 Thank you Dan and Tina for such a great get away..The cabin was clean,quaint,and cozy. The fire pit was used and enjoyed almost every night. The fishing was amazing. We are looking forward to returning hopefully in the fall and next summer. p.s. We left you a small gift hanging in your gazebo. Betty and Bob Dumaine My Response Dear Betty, Thank you so much for your great gift, we love it. And, thanks for being perfect guests! Tina and I always enjoy seeing folks that know how to get the most out of a say at the Douglas Cottage Property. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Veronika Z. said... Oct 24, 2013 Nice cottage at a beautiful lake Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Sep 23, 2013 Helpful votes: 0/0 We just had a very nice stay in Dan's cottage. We have been there with my parents and our son. The cottage is not very big, but comfortable. There is everything you need including a nice owner. It's directly in a lake and we really enjoyed the canoe and the small boat. Also we had bbq on the fireplace. There's a huge supermarket some minutes away by car. And we did some day trips e.g. to Boston and Cape Cod, where it's not too far to drive. We really enjoyed our stay and can recommend this cottage. My Response We enjoyed your family's company very much and we are very happy you were pleased with the accommodations. Thanks for staying with us, please come back again soon. Dan & Tina
sean g. said... Nov 23, 2013 Perfect spot to spend a New England fall weekend! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Oct 24, 2013 Helpful votes: 1/0 I stayed at the Douglas Cottage with three friends while we were in town for activities in Worcester. Dan and Tina were super accommodating and the house had everything we needed. The outdoor space is ideal for an afternoon BBQ with the lake as an amazing backdrop. I will definitely look up Dan and Tina next time I'm in town. Thanks! My Response Thank you for your review, Tina and I look forward to having the opportunity to host your stay in our area again soon. Please tell your friends that they are most welcome as well. Happy Holidays!
Heather M. said... Jul 16, 2014 The location of this cottage is fantastic. Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 10, 2014 My family and I travel back to New England each year for a family reunion. This cottage was perfect. The fishing off of the private pier was amazing. Our family would gather every night and fish, cook on the campfire, kayak and just enjoy the beautiful lake view. Dan and Tina could not have been more accommodating. We look forward to returning next year. My Response Thank you for your review, Tina and I are very pleased you and your family enjoyed the stay at Douglas Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Michael said... Aug 5, 2014 Great place Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 26, 2014 Helpful votes: 1/0 Ideal spot for couple or family with school aged kids. Cozy. Great fishing. Comfortable. Dan and Tina were a pleasure - wonderful hosts. Exceptionally clean lake and cottage!! Will definitely be coming back! Recommended for: Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. My Response Thank you for your review, we hope you will come back again next year.
JUDY M. said... Aug 11, 2014 The Douglas House Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 1, 2014 Helpful votes: 1/0 Thank you Dan and Tina for the beautiful week we spent in this cottage.The week went so fast. The scenery here is breathtaking!MY boys enjoyed fishing right at the dock as well as swimming the fire pit and canoeing! This is paradise! Thank you again! My Response We enjoyed your company as well, please come back next year.
Guest said... Jan 15, 2015 Quaint and homey Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Dec 30, 2014 Helpful votes: 1/0 The owner was very helpful and thoughtful. The cottage is quite nice and staying there was a pleasure. We cooked quite a lot and also enjoyed the wood burning stove in particular. We also used the clothes washer and dryer which was handy. The lake and the woods near the cottage are great. We especially enjoyed our walk to see the beaver dam and waterfall. My Response Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience staying at Douglas Cottage. Tina and I do our very best to make all of our guests enjoy their stay in our area as much as possible. We hope to see you again some day soon.
Adrienne B. said... Sep 4, 2015 Beautiful setting, private lake, very peaceful. Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 7, 2015 Helpful votes: 1/0 We really enjoyed our week long stay at the Douglas cottage. The lake is lovely, very private and has something for everyone. Fishing, swimming, kayaking. Just a block away is a beautiful forest, perfect for a short stroll or a longer hike. The cottage is fully furnished and the 4 of us were very comfortable. My Response Thank you for your 5 star review, Tina and I are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at Douglas Cottage! As you stated, there are many activities for a family to enjoy together here, we hope that we will have the opportunity to provide you and others with a pleasant stay next to our peaceful Whitin Reservoir and Douglas State Forest again soon. With Warmest Regards, Dan & Tina
Andre W. said... Mar 12, 2016 Serene lake and convenient location Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Sep 16, 2015 My husband and I needed a small break from our busy lives, but we didn't want to travel too far away. This rental and location turned out to be a good combination for us. It was about an hour away from where we lived and close enough to drive to places to eat, get groceries and even do some shopping at Walmart! Yet, it was in an area of the lake where we could feel like we're away from it all. The weather turned out well in our favor and it was hot enough to lounge (and fish) in and on the water all day! We brought our kayaks and motor boat. We decided to use the kayaks on the other side of the lake across the street (the "busy" and noisier side). I got seasick on the busy side because of the rough waters from the other motor boats and jet skis. I definitely recommend staying on the quiet side of the lake! We were curious about the other side, but there really wasn't too much to see. Dan's side of the lake was so serene that I actually took a nap on a blow-up mattress! I "never" could do that on any lake before (maybe a swimming pool) and I've been on many lakes in my life! The accommodations were modest and rustic, but good enough for our needs. We weren't planning to stay indoors most of the time, so we weren't looking for anything fancy. There was a good size flat screen television with DVD player which we used almost every evening. The ceiling fans kept the place cool during the days. Dan was friendly and accommodating and we really appreciated how he went above and beyond his hospitality to us, especially in booking the place, and helping us get settled when we arrived. Even though the cottage is near his residence, we never felt intruded upon and never lacked privacy. The only thing my husband and I would have preferred is if you could see the lakefront better from the cottage. My Response Thanks for your positive review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We always do everything we can to make our guests happy that they decided to enjoy their time in our area by staying at the Douglas Cottage. Tina and I hope you will come to stay with us again soon.
Kathy G. said... Jul 20, 2016 Lucky to live there! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 8, 2016 Helpful votes: 1/0 Beautiful location! Host's were very attentive and warm. Would return.
chuck m. said... Jul 29, 2016 Awsome vacation! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 22, 2016 Clear water, great fishing, beautiful spot!!! Dan was a great host. The cottage was clean and was exactly like the listing and photos showed. We look forward to next year! Chuck My Response Thank you very much for your 5 star review, Tina and I do everything we can to make all of our guests stay at the Douglas Cottage as enjoyable as possible. We are thrilled to have accomplished our goal of making your vacation all you hoped it would be, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Bob M. said... Oct 19, 2016 Beautiful and Peaceful Setting! Date of Stay Oct 6, 2016 We so enjoyed our long weekend at the Douglas cottage! The setting couldn't be more idyllic. The lake is so quiet and perfect for kayaking and fishing. The trails nearby were ideal for hiking with the dogs. We loved the fire place on the lake, and our hosts even provided the wood! Dan and Tina couldn't be more accommodating hosts. The weather wasn't perfect and they were kind enough to offer us a late check out so we could enjoy another day in this beautiful spot. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. We highly recommend this property and plan to return. Thank you Dan and Tina! Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway. My Response Thank you so much for your 5 star review, Tina and I do our very best to earn this highest rating from all of our guests. We look forward to your coming to stay at our Douglas Cottage on the lake again soon. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Bianca M. said... Mar 6, 2017 Cute and quiet! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Feb 23, 2017 My family and I were looking for a little place we could get some work done away from home. This was exactly the place we were looking for! Cute and quiet, somewhere you can get inspired and concentrate. The landscape is stunning and my dog loved playing in the lake water which was a few step away from the entrance of the cottage. Hiking lovers should definitely stay here! The entrance of Douglas state forest is about a 2 min walk from the cottage. Will definitely be staying here again soon. I'd also like to note that the Wifi was fast and reliable which was a HUGE plus. My Response Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Tina and I look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Till next time, be well, Dan and Tina
Joyce C. said... Jun 5, 2017 Beautiful lakefront! Date of Stay May 18, 2017 The cottage is on a beautiful property.On our stay the weather was prefect, we used the boat and kayak and enjoyed the scene views of the lake.We loved the fire pit,and Dan all so provided firewood. Dan was a great help, He made himself available."We're from the city"said Dan joking with us .. being able to get away and actually enjoy nature and still have the amenities of home is prefect. My Response Thank You For your 5 star review! Tina and I will always do our best to make sure all our guests feel at home and enjoy their stay at Douglas Cottage.
Stephanie S. said... Jun 10, 2017 Peaceful cottage in the woods Douglas Cottage Date of Stay May 26, 2017 We very much enjoyed our stay with Dan and Tina! They are both very helpful and welcoming! The cottage has everything you could need: WiFi, dishes to cook, extra blankets, right down to tools to cut wood for a fire in the pit by the lake. We had quiet nights alone by the water, and other nights were able to enjoy having our little nieces and nephews over for toasting marshmallows for s'mores. It was the perfect home away from home. My husband and I grew up in MA, but live in CO now, and we come back to visit from time to time. Next time we come back we would love to stay here again!!! Thank You Dan and Tina! My Response We always enjoy seeing reviews like this, it shows us and others that we have done our job. Tina and I make every effort possible to make all our guests feel as if they are at home, we hope to do the same for you.
chuck m. said... Jul 29, 2017 Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Jul 21, 2017 Great time! Great host! My Response It is always a special pleasure to visit with our annual repeating guests again each year. Tina and I hope we can have the opportunity to help make your next trip to South Central Massachusetts a memorable one as well. Sincerely, Dan & Tina
Anna L. said... Sep 20, 2017 Just perfect for my vacation, I enjoyed my stay. Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Aug 18, 2017 The rustic cottage was quaint and comfortable. Having WiFi and washer and dryer was a plus when you are staying more than a couple days. Fully functional kitchen and grill made it homey and economical. We enjoyed fishing and just relaxing by the fire pit. My favorite part was being able to walk across to the State forest and stroll around viewing nature. The owners left to our privacy and were very kind and considerate when we had inquiries or needs. My Response Thank you so much for this 5 star review! Tina and I always do our very best to make folks happy and feel at home.
amanda p said... Oct 9, 2017 Great getaway! Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Oct 6, 2017 Dan was great with making sure we were all set with everything. The house was cute and had everything we needed for our stay. I wish we had better weather so we could take advantage of the canoes. Next time! The fire pit was nice the first night. My Response Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Tina and I look forward to seeing you and your family again some day soon.
Ellen S. said... Oct 15, 2017 Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Oct 12, 2017 Helpful votes: 0/0 Dan is a superb host; helpful and accommodating. The setting is perfection! Pristine, swimmable lake is bordered by a state forest. Great hiking. The fire pit sits just beyond the dock and a table and chairs. Both are a perfect spot for cocktails and chillin'. Looking forward to another stay. My Response Thank you so much for your 5 star review, Tina and I look forward to having you as our guest at Douglas Cottage again some time soon!
Jacquelyn C. said... Nov 9, 2017 Douglas Cottage Date of Stay Oct 27, 2017 Helpful votes: 0/0 Attentive owner. Bad wind and rain storm. Dan brought over battery powered light in case we lost power but we did not. Can't blame the weather on the owner. Beautiful setting on the water. Wish we could have taken advantage of the hiking trails nearby.