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Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Charming Lakefront Cottage

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Eastern Connecticut

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Cozy, charming lakefront cottage on quiet, spring-fed Lake Chaffee. Relax on the deck, swim, canoe or kayak around the lake to one of the little islands with rope swings, float on a raft, fish, enjoy the changing light, read, nap, go hiking in the nearby state park, or bike on scenic roadways.

Too calm? Head out for some antiquing in Pomfret, Woodstock or Brimfield, or head towards the CT wine trail, Sturbridge Village, nearby University of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos, or Thompson International Speedway. Or try a ropes course or zip line at The Adventure Park at Storrs.

If you don't feel like grilling with lake views and eating under the stars, then head out to local, charming cafes.

The cottage itself is fully equipped - simple but comfortable indoor/outdoor living. Two bedrooms, one bath, full kitchen, and a living room and dining area which opens up to a very large deck overlooking the lake. Wi-Fi, cable television, free movies, music, board games, cards, and free US long distance phone calls. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit in the evening.

Located in historic Ashford, Connecticut, between New York City and Boston and an easy commute to Hartford, Boston or NY.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, Lake, House, Home, kayaks, deck, dock, canoe, charming, casita

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A lovely spot in the woods of Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage with our spectacular waterfront view. The deck is magnificent, with a great outdoor dining set and cocktail area. The place came fully stocked for outdoor fun, with a canoe and kayaks, etc., for fishing or just paddling around. Indoors, we found everything we needed -- fully stocked with linens and everyday essentials. The best was the dining room table, with a view over the lake. Beds are comfortable and clean, as is the all of this nice Connecticut cottage. Oh, and whatever you do, take a ride over to the Coriander Café for dinner!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Elegance!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start telling you about this magical place?!? Double sliding glass doors in the dining room offer amazing views of the lake and horizon & lead to a good sized, comfortably furnished deck. In the wee hours of the morning, I was out working on my Sudoku puzzle at the deck table, then moved to the cushioned chairs further down the deck or near the fire pit to thumb through magazines from the owner's bookshelf (also stuffed with creative games, books for all ages, and DVDs). Not normally a morning person, I was up bright and early each day, excited to see what the day would bring. Took the canoe out 3x/day to explore the lake and little islands. Saw another couple on kayaks, a couple kids swimming happily with their dog and a goose couple with seven sweet goslings! Since it was early June, a couple evenings got chilly outside, but the heater with individual controls in each room (even the bathroom!!) kept the house perfectly cozy. The owner has really thought of everything. As others mentioned, you only need to bring food & clothes. I brought my towel and pillow but ended up not using them since the ones in the house were nicer. The life jackets were fancy and new-looking too, in a variety of sizes. Perfect cottage for a single, couple, or small family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect lakeside hide-away!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is our idea of a perfect place to get away from the demands of everyday life and spend day after relaxing day just enjoying life! We stay here for two weeks every July, and we never run out of interesting things to see and do in this beautiful and unspoiled part of Connecticut. The best picnic spot and swimming "hole" in the state is just 15 minutes up the road at Lake Mashapaug (in Bigelow Hollow State Park), with deep, crystal clear water and a rocky island to swim out to. The house is small but it has plenty of room for a couple or a family with small children to be very comfortable. The huge plus for us is the great view from the spacious back deck and from the dining room, looking out across the lake. From sunrise to sunset, the view is never exactly the same, with the lighting and the wind patterns changing from minute to minute -- better entertainment than anything on TV. There's a pair of Canada geese that we've enjoyed watching with their babies each year, sometimes right at the water's edge in the back yard. This is one of our favorite rental houses, ever, and Kathy is one of the nicest and most helpful owners we've ever had the pleasure of dealing with! We're already looking forward to coming back to "our" house again next July.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good things come in small packages

  • 5 of 5

This little 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage is in a perfect location if you are looking to relax and enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake. Though there are cottages and homes all around this lake we felt like we were almost the only ones there. The grandchildren enjoyed the kayaks and swimming every day. We enjoyed the huge and fully "furnished" deck, reading, playing games and just vegging out. Though the place is small it has everything you need. We only had to bring our clothes and some groceries. A new washer/dryer were being installed the day we left so that will make things even better!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our visit

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to give a shout out to the owner of this cute cottage. She was extremely accomodating in making us as comfortable as possible and went above and beyond to do so. We as a family like our house cold and the owner purchased an additional air conditioner unit to ensure our comfort. The lake is very peaceful and the collage clean and perferct for a family of 4. Everything you need is at the cottage. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us and would definately recommend as a peaceful getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great stay at this lakefront cottage. The property provided everything we needed for our short getaway. It was great not to have to pack towels, linens, and kitchen basics for our stay. My husband and son had a great time fishing from the dock and taking the canoe out to the middle of the lake where they caught several larger bass and pickerels. My other son had fun exploring the lake with the kayak. We also enjoyed an excursion to the Mansfield drive-in theater about a half hour away. The owner was accommodating in letting us bring our dog and promptly returned our security deposit the same day we left. Thank you for a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday cottage in Ashford, Eastern Connecticut

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eastern Connecticut in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double bed (1) , also have an air mattress if you want to sleep under the stars!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
canoe, kayak, life jackets, coffee maker, espresso machine. Usually there are a few fishing poles and beach toys.

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