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3 BR Lakefront House on Moodus Reservoir

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 Bath with large screened-in porch on Moodus Reservoir.

Master bedroom, living/dining room (vaulted ceiling), kitchen, and multi-area bathroom (with washer/dryer) on first floor. Spiral staircase to two second floor bedrooms. 1200 sq. ft. At one end of Moodus Reservoir right on the lake. Dock for boating, swimming, or fishing. Public boat launch is nearby. Canoe and kayaks available. Side lawn good for kids, bocce, etc. Gas grill. Internet access and cable TV.

Dean Amato
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Dean Amato

My sister, my brother, and I own the property jointly. Our parents purchased the property in 1962 and my father, with help mainly from my brother and I, built the house in 1972. We lived in Hamden, CT and went here almost every weekend during the summers. The house was a central gathering point for our extended family.

Dean Amato purchased this house in 1962

What makes this house unique

The lake views and easy access to the lake are hard to beat. The covered, screened porch is a great place to relax regardless of the weather.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Moodus in East Haddam

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom with three sections: sink area, door to toilet and door to shower, washer, and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a queen size air mattress in the closet, as well.
  • Master bedroom with queen bed on first floor. Two bedrooms on second floor, each with a double and a twin bed. There is a queen size air mattress stored in the master bedroom closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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3 BR Lakefront House on Moodus Reservoir
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

The locations is perfect, directly to the lake, very quiet.

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house is absolutely fantastic: directly on the lake. The surrondings are very quiet. You can use the 3 kayaks to explore the lake, that's absolutely perfect!

The house is great and cozy. Might need some improvements (not enough utensils in the kitchen for example). I would say that it's definitely not for 10 people, as there is only one bathroom and 8 real beds.

Dean was very helpful prior to our stay.

I recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty view, house has some problems

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this house in October 2016 for 5 nights. We have stayed in VRBO properties before, and we also have done many, many house exchanges, so we are familiar with the spectrum of houses one can rent or exchange. The pluses of this house: pretty reservoir that looks like a lake, comfortable dining area, equipped kitchen, nice big screen TV. The minuses: overall wear and tear on the house makes for some discomfort. Curtains in the master bedroom are waterstained, and the upstairs beds have mismatched foam pieces intended, evidently, to make the mattress more comfortable. Some general cleanliness issues (buckets, cleaning materials dumped in the hall closet, materials dumped in the bedroom closet.) The house needs some attention.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, thank you for your review! We actually decided to close rentals after October 2016 to address the issues that you mention, plus more. We replaced the sliding doors and switched out the vertical blinds for curtains; the new doors and curtains are easier to open/close and the lake view is uninhibited. We replaced the window treatments in all of the bedrooms and added new curtains. In addition, we purchased new mattresses, including a queen-size for the master bedroom. New bedding was purchased for every bed and we removed the old foam toppers. We also removed two of the closet doors from the master bedroom to make the dresser easier to access. We did a massive cleaning to organize all closets and cabinets in the house. Finally, we purchased a brand new living room set (couch, love seat and chair). Our family is excited about these new additions and changes. We hope that they meet your satisfaction and that you will rent with us again soon! Best, Dean
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we spent our fall vacation at the Lake House. Ready to book again for next year! Very clean, well stocked and the setting is wonderful. Convenient to all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house and it it is really right on the water!

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious living room and screen porch area. Needed some airing out but then was fine. Great location!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend this beautiful lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for a nice long weekend getaway. The inside of the house is very spacious and the outside lawn has plenty of room for a volleyball net or any other activities you'd like. The kayaks/canoes included were a nice touch too, as the water in the Moodus reservoir was easily 80+ this past weekend.

One of the best aspects is it's secluded to the neighbors, so noise isn't necessarily something you'll have to worry about if you have a big group.

Dave is a great guy and I'd highly recommend his property and would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing time for family - Great Lakefront

  • 5 of 5

This property is off the beaten path in CT. We were a family of 6 staying there. Our kids loved the location - the private dock is 20 feet from the house. There were two kayaks and a canoe we used extensively. There were several non-chain eateries withing a couple miles that we used. Superfast (70MB/s+) internet and wi-fi. We watched a lot of Netflix! The owner description was accurate. We though the bathroom arrangement might be a problem, but the toilet has a separate door , as does the shower. It was fine for our family. Well-stocked kitchen with pots/pan, dishes, etc... We only cooked a couple meals - but you could easily fix a large meal there. There was a BBQ grill, but we never used it.

Very quiet, peace and RELAXING. We would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Black Birch Golf Club, East Haddam, CT
Nearest Train
30 Miles
New London, CT
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Moodus, Central Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.53
Cleaning Fee £96.63

Minimum stay of 7 days during summer. Will entertain requests for shorter stays during spring, fall, and off-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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