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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, with GORGEOUS views of the lake!

Enjoy a classic New England vacation in this direct lake front home on Harwinton Lake. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and breezes on this quiet lake community. During the summer months swim directly from the backyard, or if you prefer to have company, a one minute walk will take you to the shared community beach. Our home is directly on the water with a spacious yard for barbecuing (Ducane gas grill), sun bathing (lounge chairs provided), swimming, kayaking (one and two person kayak provided), fishing (lake is stocked with trout), or napping in the hammock for 2. Light and bright with wall to wall windows overlooking the water and a cozy wood burning fireplace for romantic evenings. Winter: enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, ski area close by. Amenities: central air/heat, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, flat screen TV, linens and towels provided. No noisy gas powered vessels allowed, only canoe, kayak or electric pontoon. Lots of restaurants, antiquing, wine trails, golf, river tubing, Warner Theater for shows, and Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos are within an hour drive. Two Queen beds, one Queen sleeper sofa. Maximum occupancy 4 people. We are a pet friendly property.

This is a No Smoking Property.

More Details

Ella Dreskin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Ella Dreskin

We love the water and especially this lake. We looked for years before buying a home on beach drive. The scenery from this side of the lake is quite breathtaking and tranquil.

Ella Dreskin purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ella Dreskin chose Northwest Harwinton

No motor boats on the lake, just small electric engines, kayaks and sail boats. When the sun sets it creates a picture image of the trees and homes from across the lake on the lake surface.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theater, wine trail, antique shopping, hiking trails and close to Ski Sundown!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful. We caught 76 fish all sunfish except for a small bass. Everything was exactly as advertised, except for the annoying owl, but we were very happy overall. Thank you sooo much. We plan on coming back next year.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northwest Harwinton in Harwinton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, night stand, dresser/mirror, chair, closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, 2 night stands, dresser/mirror, closet
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 58 reviews

This is a gorgeous lake side house.

  • 5 of 5

Dreskin's property is equipped with all necessities and is just gorgeous. Close to the beach and just a wonderful view of the lake. Use the kayak's to paddle around the lake. Rented the house for July 4th week. Recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww thank you for your kind words. Our property is very special and we are so happy that you loved it too! Come back any time or any season and it's always magical. Best, Ella and Paul
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Terrible in winter

  • 1 of 5

We arrived on 12/23 after a snow/ ice storm.

A trailer was in the driveway plugged into the house and did not allow entry unless walking on grass. Steps were ice no access to house

We argued with the owner who was very sarcastic and said how am I supposed to know the weather conditions. We refused to stay.

We are currently in a dispute with Our charge through VISA

We also would not have felt safe since we did not know if anyone was living in the trailer in the driveway. The owner offered no solution and never followed up.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unassuming, cared-for home, clearly much-loved by the owners.

  • 5 of 5

House is set up for comfort: outstanding, well-equipped kitchen, knives that were actually sharp(!), basic foods (condiments, spices, etc.), paper goods; terrific bathroom with plenty of towels, heater, soaps; living room/dining area cozy without being cramped, lovely view, working fireplace, comfortable furniture ...this is probably the most homey, friendly, and hospitable place we have found on VRBO. We had a great time, a tranquil and restful New Year's, despite the temperature never rising higher than 6. Quiet, unpretentious neighborhood. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to spend a long weekend to relax and recharge. We enjoyed reading by the lake, on the deck, or taking a nap in the great room with great views of the lake. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. I enjoyed that my dog could spend the weekend with me and the house was set up to make it easy to have a dog on vacation

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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chicago, IL

Very sweet and very clean

  • 4 of 5

Would be nicer with little better bath towels and wash cloths though!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Scenic place. Points of interest nearby.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable home, terrific view, kayackibg swimming. We had a grand time.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you had a grand time at our lakefront getaway. You had wonderful weather too! We appreciate the review! Don't forget to email me your favorite photo that you would like to see posted! Best, Ella and Paul Great Stay Properties on the world wide web!
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Warner Theater
Weekly shows
Great for every day items
Burr Pond State Park
Nutmeg Grille
Great breakfast!
Carbone's Market
Huge grinders stuffed to the gills with meat! One grinder will feed 2!
Foxwoods Resort
Casino and shows!
Mohegan Sun
Casino and concerts!
Torrington Super Buffet
Reasonable prices & a fantastic variety of food
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Sundown
Car: necessary

Within 1 hr distance, you will find scenic driving routes, wine trails, Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theatre, restaurants, antiquing, skiing and so much more!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.29
Damage Deposit £376.45

Rate is for maximum occupancy of 4. Cancelation policy is 100% with 45 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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