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Coventry Lake / Wangumbaug Lake Waterfront with dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, oversize couch, sleeps 5

Beautiful waterfront house/cottage for rent with awesome views overlooking Coventry Lake and Underwood Island, there are a variety of activities and attractions always going and all kinds of activities from i.e.; boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and swimming, it is the perfect lake for boating, paddle boat, canoe and kayak etc. The lake house offers views with settings backdrop for relaxing days spent strolling around, sightseeing, enjoying unique attractions and just about every from of recreation you can think of It is a wonderful location is prefect with a very nice private beachfront (One of the few on the lake). This is a very busy lake, any water activities are "AT YOUR OWN RISK" and individuals assume All risks and Liabilities (LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN THE WATER). for questions 860 924 8647 Kevin

This is a Single-Family Home located at Standish Road; Coventry CT. house has 2 beds, 1 bath, and approximately 900 square feet, cozy ranch on direct crystal clear, water with (private beach one of the few on the lake) and dock. The cottage for Rent, 2 Queen size bed, Sleeps 5, and have cots in storage if necessary, Full Kitchen, Hardwood floors, Cable TV, Internet, Outside Barbecue / Fireplace, washer & Dryer.

PLEASE note, there is PARKING for "only" 3 to 4 cars MAX. NO-More then 12 individuals will be allowed on property without owner permission.

Wangumbaug Lake, also known as Coventry Lake, covers 373 acres (1.51 km2). The lake is fed by springs, and has one natural outlet, known as Coventry Lake Brook. The brook flows towards South Coventry center and ultimately into the Willimantic River. Patriots Park, located on Wangumbaug Lake, contains a guarded beach, playground, picnic area, lodge facilities, Community Center, and band shell for summer concerts. It is also home of the Coventry Lake Water Ski Team and UConn Men and Women’s Crew Teams. The boat launch is run by the State of Connecticut. Occasionally, during the winter months, the lake will freeze over and residents have the opportunity to skate or fish on the ice.

History: The birthplace of Captain Nathan Hale, Coventry is home to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which is now a museum open to the public.The old center of the town is in South Coventry, near the intersection of Main Street (Route 31) and Stonehouse Road (Route 275). In the 19th century, there was a small industrial center including mills powered by the water from Coventry Lake Brook as it flowed towards the Willimantic River. South Coventry Village, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also includes several Victorian houses, a museum, the main branch of the public library and the Bidwell Tavern, a bar/restaurant established in 1822. The Bidwell used to keep Coventry's town records in the 'vault' area behind the bar, as well as hosting town meetings.[3] A few doors away is the W.L Wellwood General Store, which under new ownership has been renamed 'Coventry Country Store'. The general store was originally built in 1787 making it one of, if not the oldest General Store in America (a past owner claimed to have not found an older store). In all, the area has over 100 historical buildings on the national register.

Miscellaneous information:

The center of North Coventry is at the intersection of Main Street (CT Route 31) and U.S. Route 44 (section officially known as the Boston Turnpike, but usually referred to simply as 'Route 44'). Near this intersection are two shopping plazas. The first contains a large Highland Park Market. One can buy most any type of common foodstuffs here, as well as freshly baked bread in the morning. This plaza also contains the Meadow Brook Package Store and the Coventry office of Rockville Bank. The second plaza had a NewAlliance Bank now a First Niagara Bank, as well as a CVS and a Dunkin' Donuts. Recently a Walgreens was added across the street from CVS.

Annual events

Memorial Day-Memorial Day Parade—Capt. Nathan Hale is recognized along with members of the Armed Forces

CoventryFest -- with fireworks, food and live music. Held at Patriot's Park on the lake.

June 6 -- Captain Hale's Birthday Party -- held at the Hale Homestead

Early July -- Coventry Fest-- July—fireworks over Coventry Lake

July -- Colonial Encampment and Muster -- July—held by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drums at the Hale Homestead.

December--'Old-Fashioned Christmas in Coventry'. Main Street first Saturday in December.

Smoking. Guest understands that the rental unit is a non-smoking unit.

Cleaning. Rental property should be left in the same condition as originally found.

More Details

Kevin McCaffrey Text 860-924-8647
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Kevin McCaffrey Text 860-924-8647

Overview: We are proud to announce Standish Drive Coventry CT 06238 has been purchased by Kevin McCaffrey and will be remain a great vacation rental property on Coventry Lake as many of you and your families have enjoyed for years.


Smoking . Guest understands that the rental unit is a non-smoking unit .

Cleaning. Rental property should be left in the same condition as originally found.

There is room for 3 to 4 cars Parking - PLEASE NOTE. NO MORE CARS WILL BE ALLOWED

1. Check-In. Check-in time is 3:00pm on the day Vacationer’s scheduled reservation begins. Early check-ins without prior consent of Owners.

2. Check-Out. Check-out time is 11:00am on the day Vacationer’s scheduled reservation ends.

Payment, Guest shall pay to Homeowner a deposit in the amount of 50% to security the dates agreed to above, and then remaining balance upon arrival. Payment shall be in cash, personal check, or money order made payable to

Kevin McCaffrey 39 Steeplechase Drive Manchester, CT 06040

Please call or email me if you have any question. Thanks, Kevin McCaffrey 860-924-8647


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coventry Lake in Coventry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 twin
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • 2 deck chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Coventry Lake / Wangumbaug Lake Waterfront with dock
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Kevin was a very good host. He got us a two person canoe when we told him that I wanted to boat with my wife together instead of going out in a single person kayak since she did not swim. The house was comfortable and well stocked and we had a great time using the barbeque, swimming, canoeing, and lounging in the lawn, watching the geese and the heron.

The Lake was gorgeous, so many promontories to explore around and there were multiple families and geese and a few herons.

The Nathan Hale House was a good visit, even though the museum was closed, the lady gave us a personal tour.

The UConn campus at Storr was a nice visit too. The puppets were worth a look along with the Greek church.

Overall, we enjoyed out trip.


Scott and Meenakshi

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, md

Perfect place for one leg of our retirement trip!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this property very much! We were on a month long trip in New England, and Coventry was close to Vernon, where our daughter just moved so it was a great place to hang out and visit with her and her guy. The cottage was nicely furnished and very comfortable. The bed was comfortable, and we slept well. Often one finds older or cheaper furnishings in a rental property, especially if it's near the water like this is. But that was not the case here; the owner was not afraid to put nice furniture in the cottage, and we would imagine he and his family use it as well. It's nice to know that an owner provides the same quality to renters as they do for themselves. The place was clean and well-maintained. Kevin, the owner, was very reachable as we made plans for this trip and communication was great throughout the experience.

This is a very busy lake, but the property is at one end and did not get the "through-traffic" that we could see further out into the lake. It also helped that we were there in early September so the weekdays were very quiet. Outdoor furniture was also nice and lake view were terrific! We did not spend much time in the house because of the lake-frontage. We swam and kayaked as much as possible which was lovely. Or we read outside in those awesome wicker chairs! Very relaxing, all conveniences (washer and dryer!) and updated appliances.

I would definitely recommend this rental, just keeping in mind that the lake can be quite busy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Cabin on the Lake

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice stay. The owner was friendly with good communication. The cabin has an updated kitchen with all conveniences. The bathroom is clean but tiny. Walk out the screened porch and you have direct beach access. We enjoyed some lovely evenings by the fire pit. The owner also provides three kayaks and life vests, which we took advantage of.

This was our first stay at a lake, and I'd say this lake is not the place to go for peace and quiet. There were large families on either side of our cabin using ski boats and jet skis, so there was a lot of noise and little privacy when we were outdoors in the daytime. That situation improved greatly at night, however. The noise and privacy are out of the owner's control, but they did have a negative impact on our rating.

The location was convenient: close to UConn and other things we're into. Great old drive-in theater nearby, also a huge flea market and farmer's market on Sundays.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 2

Quaint cottage with an amazing view and everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed here for a brief trip to visit family. The owner was very responsive and welcoming. After making sure we were all set with everything, he gave us our space to enjoy our trip. We had absolutely everything we needed... From a keurig to dishwashing and laundry pods, to an extra cot and blankets. The grocery store was down the street as well as a CVS and Dunkin Donuts. Overall - we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay. We would absolutely recommend and stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, NY

Lovely lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend at this charming lake house. Kevin was very helpful and we found the house to be comfortable and clean. A great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great rental home. Small, but nice layout. There is plenty of seating inside and on the screened-in porch. We really enjoyed the beach, kayaks, and paddle boat. Would definitely consider staying again. Also enjoyed all the extras. No need to bring anything but your personal belongings.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bidwell Traven
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Coventry Lake, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

$1100 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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