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Baker Pond Hideaway

Entire guest suite hosted by Kathleen & Mike
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Out in the country, on a lovely pond, we are in the woods with our own private beach. The in-law apartment is on the ground floor of our house - bedroom (with small kitchenette) and bath, and a private entrance. There is an overflow room with an additional charge of $50 if used . Great for walks and canoeing and fishing and biking. We are only 65 miles from Boston, 15 minutes to Sturbridge Village.

The space
Private entrance leads to the bathroom and bedroom with a small kitchenette. There is a queen size bed and small fridge and microwave and stove and a coffee keurig. The overflow room has a double bed but no windows. There is a gas grill outside and fire pit down by the pond. Please check before booking that you can come to Massachusetts; as of October 18, 2020, all high risk states are not allowed unless quarantinging for 14 days or have a negative Covid test.

Guest access
Outside area is occasionally shared with my family if they are visiting. There is outside table and chairs and seating by the Pond. There's a fire pit down by the Pond. Two bikes, 2 kayaks, a canoe and a four person paddle boat are available - please note that life jackets (provided) must be worn. Some fishing gear. There is a floating raft to swim to at our private beach and life jackets must be worn by beginner swimmers. In the winter, there is ice fishing and snowshoes available for tracking or walking in the woods.

Other things to note
We need to meet you when you arrive so that we can show you in. There is a walk through the grass and around the house to the apartment and we will be happy to help with any luggage.

In anticipation of your arrival, please be advised that visitors entering Massachusetts who do not meet an exemption, are required to:
Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.
If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
Failure to comply with all of the above may result in a $500 fine per day.
Out in the country, on a lovely pond, we are in the woods with our own private beach. The in-law apartment is on the ground floor of our house - bedroom (with small kitchenette) and bath, and a private entrance. There is an overflow room with an additional charge of $50 if used . Great for walks and canoeing and fishing and biking. We are only 65 miles from Boston, 15 minutes to Sturbridge Village… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
Smoke alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter

Full bathroom

No stairs or steps to enter

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Charlton, Massachusetts, United States

We are safe and comfortable and uncrowded and surrounded by nature with deer and beaver and great blue heron, good fishing for wide mouth bass and other fish, great hiking trails, swimming at our private beach.

Hosted by Kathleen & Mike

Joined in September 2014
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Mike and I are retired and enjoy improving our 9 acre site on a beautiful pond in a quaint New England town. We are whole food, plant based and very active growing vegetable and flowers - I play the piano and Mike writes poetry - we are somewhat politically involved and have started our own Philosophy Discussion Group. We have 8 grandchildren who we adore and live with our cat, Moggie. Mike's motto is "I'm going to wear out, not rust out". Kathleen is still thinking of one.
Mike and I are retired and enjoy improving our 9 acre site on a beautiful pond in a quaint New England town. We are whole food, plant based and very active growing vegetable and fl…
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During your stay
As much as time and interests permits. If requested, we serve coffee and scones in the morning and can advise best places to go in the area.
Kathleen & Mike is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy