Our wonderful new custom Cape Cod cottage is the BEST LOCATED RENTAL IN SHERMAN! Our home is on a private road (just 8 homes) with a private path from our back yard (about 100 feet) to the beach or to nature hiking trails through the forested mountain to Colonial Park. You can walk everywhere from our home – 100 ft to beach/town park/playground and nature trails; 0.2 miles to village, tennis courts, playing fields, running track, library, antique shop; within 1 mile to shops, bank, restaurants and Churches. Our home has view of Candlewood lake from all south facing windows (especially in winter). We built our home to accommodate guests for a large family get together – sleeps up to 12+, with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and our own boat dock. We have a family room/kitchen with 65” smart TV and a spacious 2nd floor living room/recreation room for our children and their friends with 70” smart TV, DVR, table games, and other video games. Our front yard is designed to be able to play field sports – it’s level and large enough for soccer, lacrosse and football for our kids and their friends to safely play. Our cottage is a custom cape cod with a white picket fence on the front. Our back yard has a barbecue grill and cosy outdoor furniture to for relaxing and meals. Our front hallway leads to a comfortable and spacious kitchen/family room. We have a gas fireplace, a 65” smart TV that everyone can watch. Our cosy corner sofa and cottage style furnishings makes family get together fun and comfortable. We have an eat in kitchen for quick breakfasts but also have a dining room with farmhouse and painted antique furnishings (from Eastern Europe!). We also have a study/day room right off the front door and next to a full bath with accessible shower for a quick rest or for elderly/disabled guest. The family room leads to our spacious and tastefully furnished master bedroom – also with antique furnishing. We have an en suite double sink bathroom with bath tub, shower, granite countertop and marble tiled floor. In addition we have a walk in closet with work desk/printer for some quiet work time. On the 2nd floor, we have a large living/recreation room with multi game table (foosball, pool, air hockey, etc), 70” smart TV and comfortable seating for guests to enjoy, Wii, board games, etc. Our kids love to hang on our 2nd floor living/recreation room with their friends. We also have gymnastics floor mat for younger kids, if needed. The family guest room, bunk bedroom and girls pink room (together sleeps up to 10) are all on the 2nd floor. The family room has a double bed, two twin beds with trundle beds sleeping 6 and fits a baby crib. This room is spacious and ideal for a family with kids or a group that want to hang out together. Our son’s room has an antique bunk bed, study table, chair and has a view of the lake. Our daughter’s room has 2 twin beds, painted antique furniture and study table and chair. A spacious double sink bathroom with bath tub, shower, granite countertop and marble tiled floor completes our children and guests 2nd floor. All the rooms on the 2nd floor have lake views. Our home offers many wonderful activities to enjoy all year round. In the summer, we enjoy spending time on the beach, boating, water skiing, tubing, sailing, fishing, tennis, hiking, golf, and much more. In the winter, we enjoy cross country skiing and snow shoeing from our back yard through the Sherman nature trail, skiing in nearby ski resorts eg Mohawk Mountain, Thunder Ridge. In the fall (autumn), New England (where Sherman is located) is famous for its glorious foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors. New York City is also easily accessible from Sherman (90 minute drive). The private nature trail from our backyard leads directly to the beach, Sherman town park, and is connected to nature trails that runs through the forest and over the mountain to Colonial Park. It's always a good time to take a brisk walk with family and friends and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are welcome – it’s like having your own cross country trails from your backyard! Sherman, CT is the "Best Small Town in Connecticut" with a population of 3,581. Sherman is the northern most part of Connecticut which is considered one of the most picturesque areas in New England. The Appalachian Trail goes through the northern end of Sherman. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is approximately 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long. The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some portions traverse towns, roads and farms.