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4.0/5 Very Good
5 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationWhite Memorial Conservation Center6 min drive
Popular LocationLivingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy7 min drive
Popular LocationMount Tom State Park12 min drive
AirportHartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard)61 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Lakefront Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks

    Lakefront cottage with balcony and fireplace
    Newly renovated, charming 3-bedroom cottage steps away from beautiful and tranquil Bantam Lake. Dock your own boat and enjoy 100-foot shoreline. Perfect for families with young kids learning to swim. Spend the whole day relaxing and enjoying the view and you will never be bored. Children (and everyone else) love this place. Lots of activities -- swimming, kayaking, biking -- or just spend the day relaxing at this stunning location. Kayaks for rent, bring your own bikes. Free parking. Morris is a hidden gem -- just miles from better-known Litchfield. Everything you need with 5 miles -- great supermarkets, restaurants, art cinema, artisan bakery and the very best ice cream from renowned Arethusa dairy.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    David Sperling
    Speaks English, Spanish

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV
    • Table tennis table
    • DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Water skiing nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Sledding nearby


    • Sleeps 7



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    Property is also known as

    Lakefront W Dock, Kayaks
    Lakefront Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks Morris
    Lakefront Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks Cottage
    Lakefront Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks Cottage Morris

    About this area


    Located in Morris, this cottage is on a lake. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and Haight-Brown Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mohawk State Forest and Bantam Lake. Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

    Visit our Morris travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • White Memorial Conservation Center - 6 min drive
    • Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy - 7 min drive
    • Haight-Brown Vineyard - 9 min drive
    • Mount Tom State Park - 12 min drive
    • Sunset Meadow Vineyards - 12 min drive

    Getting around

    • Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford) - 34 min drive


    • Theo's Pizza - 11 min drive
    • Little Town Deli - 11 min drive
    • The Painted Pony - 11 min drive
    • Nick's Country Kitchen - 12 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated on a lake, this romantic cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bantam Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mount Tom State Park and White Memorial Conservation Center. Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and Litchfield Historical Society Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Lakefront Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks

    Very Good
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor


      beautiful spot but property was misrepresented

      The good: Beautiful lake. Clean water. Great fishing. Lake not too busy with other boats. Perfect for water sports like skiing, tubing and fishing. The property lakefront is very nice. Great dock and raft. Stone steps down to the water. Water started out shallow and got progressively deeper beyond the dock. Good for kids of any age to swim. The bottom was rocky/sandy, not the mush you find in some spots. For the most part the cottage was fine inside. Small but clean and comfortable. The bad: The lakefront is shared by everyone in the 3 cottages on the property. When we arrived there were around 20 people by the lake not counting us. Parking was really bad. At first we couldn't find a spot. Later we were blocked in several times and couldn't leave. Turns out the owner also rents out the dock to a waterski charter boat which explained some of the crowd and the bad parking. They typically did around 3 charters a day with different people. We were also surprised to find out that the lower room of the cottage (ping pong table, laundry & half bath) was shared by all 3 cottages and the charter crew+guests. This area was really in bad shape. Water on the floor constantly from a leak in the bathroom. Moldy toilet paper. Old moldy food in a fridge. Overall the outside of the property was not kept up well. Some trash and construction supplies around the edges. Lawn hadn't been mowed in a while -- had many of those little white flowers that attract bees. Three in our party were stung on the feet just walking to the lake. There is no driveway down to the cottages so expect long walks up and down the hill to bring your stuff in and out. We were never provided any keys to the property so couldn't lock the doors when we went out on the lake. The cottage doesn't really sleep 7 unless you have 2 couples that sleep together. One in our group had to sleep on the couch the whole trip. The only place to eat as a group indoors was the screened-in porch. On good days this was tight but a nice spot overlooking the lake. However, we had 2 very rain days and the rain came right in and soaked this room.

      5/5 Excellent

        Great stay

        Exactly what we needed for the 4th of july. Perfect relaxing lake vacation with great access to kayaks and water toys for kids.

        4/5 Good

          Great Location for Get Togethers

          We had our wedding at South Farms and were in search of a property (or properties) to accommodate us and our wedding party for the weekend. When we happened upon David's 3 properties, it was almost too good to be true. We rented all three because of their convenient location to each other and their proximity to South Farms, which was about a 7 minute drive from the properties. It definitely made it easier to not lose certain wandering groomsmen! It is a little bit difficult to locate the driveway to the properties. Just make sure to look for the Camp David sign above the hedges! There were a number of our guests that missed it the first time. Larger or more vibrant signage may have helped a bit. Also, note that parking can accommodate about 6 cars, so plan accordingly. And, don't be concerned by the first house you see upon arrival. This is not one of the houses for rent! Once you walk beyond the second set of hedges, the lake view was great! The fire pit was a perfect meet up spot for everyone at the end of day. If you are planning to have a fire for more than a couple of hours, just make sure to bring extra wood. The available kayaks and floating dock provided for hours of entertainment. The owner, David, is very eager to answer any questions you may have and is very hands-on with his properties. He will meet up with you to assist with check-in and show you around. However, it would be great if check-in / check-out / lock-up procedures were published online and in the welcome information packet because when things got a little hectic with the rehearsal and wedding prep, it would have been nice to have an easy reference to know what to do instead of having to get in contact with David. Also, just to note, there are a number of security cameras setup on the corners of every house. It made some people a little uncomfortable and was worth noting. Overall, a very good experience on a beautiful lakefront property. It made it very simple to have a centralized location for the day of pre-wedding prep (hair, makeup, getting ready). And, once the wedding was over, we had a day of peace and quiet to fully enjoy the lake.

          4/5 Good

            Bantam Lake Stay

            Very nice and relaxing spot on the shore of Bantam Lake. Fishing & boating was a plus. Had a campfire on the shore every day. Owner was especially attentive and personable. WiFi was available but no cable or satellite TV.

            5/5 Excellent

              Great stay right on lake

              David the host was outstanding he tried to meet every need . We had a cold day and he brought heaters and wanted some local restaurant recommendations and he said hop in my car and gave a tour of the area. The house had big room for a large size group and big yard to play sports . On the water you Wade in with out getting to deep to fast . Was a great time for my group .would stay again.