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Beautiful Arts & Crafts Style A-Frame On Lake- Perfect For Quiet Retreats

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ashford - Ashford Lakehouse

Sleeps 8. (4 adults 4 children) 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The house, originally a cabin, was converted into a two bedroom year-round home in the 1980s. You walk into the main floor that features a full-sized kitchen, a full bath, and lovely open dining room and living room that walks out onto a gorgeous deck. The living room also has a Hearthstone wood stove available for use in the colder months (November-March). There is a sleeper sofa in this area that sleeps 2.

A spiral staircase takes you up to the loft room, which has a full-sized bed and skylights.

Heading down the spiral stairs you will find another bedroom with a queen sized bed with an attached full bathroom, and a third bedroom with a twin bed and room for one twin air mattress, that is provided. The downstairs master bedroom has a queen sized bed, gym quality treadmill, a walk in closet and sliding doors that access the lower deck and yard. Take the stone path down to the dock to Ashford Lake, a small and peaceful private lake. We have two kayaks available for guest use, a hammock, a fire pit and some outdoor seating.

A clothes washer and dryer are located in the kitchen pantry area.

There is free parking for two vehicles adjacent to the house.

The kitchen is fully equipped for all of your cooking and baking needs, and there is a grill on the upper patio for guest use as well.

There is free parking for two vehicles adjacent to the house.

Take the stone path down to the dock and find a hammock, fire pit, and 2 single person kayaks, all for your private use.

You will also have access to the private beach minutes down the road.

The Neighborhood

The house is situated in a quiet residential community in Connecticut's Quiet Corner. Come stay for your next antiquing trip to Putnam, or vist to UConn, or trip to the Woodstock or Brooklyn Fairs. Take in a show at Putnam's Bradley Play House or UConn's Jorgensen Center. The lake community is home to families that live there year round, as well as some who keep seasonal homes.

The speed limit on the roads surrounding the house is 15 miles per hour and is strictly observed. The community has covenants/ rules we will familiarize you with before your stay.

Getting around

There is no public transportation locally. A car rental would be recommended for the duration of your stay. There are beautiful hiking trails in the woods nearby, and quiet dirt roads for mountain biking.

Other Things to Note

There area is flush with wildlife- birds, woodpeckers, bunnies, deer, turtles- we also have two resident outdoor cats that you will see roaming about on the property, or out on the deck.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Fred & Lisa Day-Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016

About Fred & Lisa Day-Lewis

Fred works for the United States Geological Survey, located in Storrs, CT, and Lisa is currently at home with their 7 year and 2 old children. Fred and Lisa love to travel themselves, and have visited Switzerland, Italy, France, Denmark, and many places throughout the US together. Lila, their daughter, is also very well travelled for a 5 year old, accompanying them on most of their trips!

Fred & Lisa Day-Lewis purchased this house in 2002

Why Fred & Lisa Day-Lewis chose Eastern Connecticut

Fred fell in love with the home and put a lot of love and care into it over the years. He loves mission style furniture and the Frank Loyd Wright style of homes, and a lot of the woodwork in the house is inspired by those interests. When Fred and Lisa became pregnant with their second child, they realized a need for more space, and so purchased a home in the neighboring town of Woodstock. They hope to keep the lake house and use it in the summers and perhaps as a retirement home later in life.

What makes this house unique

The house in situated in northeastern Connecticut, which is a beautifully scenic and peaceful part of New England. The area is flush with farms, and you almost feel like you are stepping back in time while driving along the country roads here. There are several small lakes in the area, most of which are for residents, so they do not get busy or touristy. Find and like us on Facebook to follow lake house news! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashford-Lake-House/278434045613911


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Arts & Crafts Style A-Frame On Lake- Perfect For Quiet Retreats
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

FABULOUS honeymoon location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lake house for our honeymoon...it was BEAUTIFUL!!!

There were plenty of things to do around the surrounding towns but we spent most of our time relaxing in the lake. Anyone looking for a fabulous secluded getaway you can find it here.

Thanks Fred and Lisa

We hope to visit again next year around our Anniversary!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Quogue, NY

Romantic gataway

  • 5 of 5

We spent only a weekend in this cute lake house. We enjoyed every single minute of it-kayaks, paddle boat and quiet neiberhood. Strongly recomended for everybody, great place to relax

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable and scenic

  • 5 of 5

We choose this property as a venue to get together with my sister and our kids over a long weekend and it suited our preferences perfectly. The house is very comfortable with two bedrooms and a full bath on the first level, a large kitchen, dining, sitting area and full bath on the main level, a good sized back deck facing the lake, and a loft sleeping area up top. The lake is beautiful, quiet and clean. The adults and kids all enjoyed swimming, kayaking and floating for hours each day and there's a small sandy beach area not far from the house that we had to ourselves during two visits. At night, the adults sat on the deck sipping wine, talking and star gazing. A very welcomed break from urban/suburban living and an excellent accommodation. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week in this beautiful home and the kids loved it, especially sleeping in the loft bedroom. Owners were great, always checking to make sure we had everything we needed. Spend some time here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a quiet spot to spend some quality time with our son before he left for the summer and found it in this house. Our time there was too short to really take advantage but we enjoyed sitting on the dock and looking at the lake. The views from the house were wonderful and the beds were comfortable. We did have some trouble with the furnace (which is why a 4 not a 5 star) but Fred and Lisa came by immediately and fixed the problem. It was a chilly weekend but we braved the cold and got out on the lake. We were able to cook a couple of meals and enjoyed eating in the house. We also went out to Midway Pizza which has a very interesting history. Wonderful, relaxing time which is what we needed. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodyear, AZ

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay for 3 weeks while I was visiting my kids for the Christmas holiday. It was perfectly lovely......very homey and warm. The neighbors were nice and the owners were great. It's very woodsy with pretty back roads to walk on. It's very quiet and relaxing and the view of the lake is beautiful. I'd like to rent it in the Summer sometime and I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
The Courthouse, Crossings, The Stompin Ground
Nearest Ferry
88 Miles
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pomfret Center Golf
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Hartford Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Wachusett Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach
Car: necessary

Welcome to Ashford Lake!

We hope you enjoy your stay. While you are in the area, you may want to explore some of the surrounding towns and attractions. Here is a list below of some of the places we enjoy, as well as some practical additions that you may find helpful (gas, shopping).

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text Lisa at 860-978-6140.

Very Nearby:

Eastford Center, 10 minutes

• Coriander restaurant and café, - Breakfast and lunch 7 days per week, dinner Wed-Sat. Great sandwiches and baked goods, with good veg options.

• First Niagara, bank and ATM machine

• United State Post Office

• Buell's Orchard, Pick your own strawberries/blueberries/apples/peaches depending on the season at the family-owned Buell's Orchard

Ashford, 5-10 minutes,

• Ashford Dairy Bar, Ashford, ~5 minutes

• Midway Pizza, Ashford, ~10 minutes.

• Cumberland Farms Gas Station, rt. 44 gas and a small convenience store

• Mobile Station, rt. 44 has a Dunkin Donuts, gas and a good-sized convenience store with wood, ice, and some groceries.

Pomfret, 15 minutes,

• Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, Great sandwiches, lunches, coffee, and outdoor seating in good weather. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered depending on the day of the week. Good vegetarian options. Entertainment on most weekends.

• - WeLikIt Ice Cream, ~15 minutes - Excellent ice cream/farm stand. The ice cream is made by the owner. Waffles cones made to order!


Mashamoquet/ Wolf Den State Park

Union, 15 minutes,

Bigelow Hollow State Park, features hiking, boat launch, picnic areas, and swimming

Dayville/Killingly, 25 minutes northeast

Killingly Commons Shopping Plaza, featuring Target (with Starbucks), Stop & Shop, TJ Maxx, 5 Below, Michael’s, Lowe’s, Staples, Diva Nails, Verizon, Dunkin Donuts, Frozen Yogurt, Gas, and much more…


Putnam, 20 minutes north

Putnam features numerous good restaurants and a nice downtown with quaint antique stores, galleries, and pottery. 85 Main in Putnam is a real gem. Bella's Italian restaurant also is very good, and Victoria Station Cafe is a great spot for coffee or dessert. Stomping Ground and Crossings are good pubs, the former with entertainment by local bands, the latter a microbrewery. The Bradley Playhouse has good community theater, although there's not always a show on, depending on the weekend. In summer, there's River Fire in Putnam on some Saturday nights, with music and other goings-on.

Antique Shopping in Putnam

Putnam is home to a number of antique stores and consignment shops, the largest of which feels like a museum: Antiques Marketplace. Other gems include Silver Circle Gallery and Sawmill Pottery Silver Circle Gallery and Sawmill Pottery. In Oct, check out the corn maze at Fort Hill Farms!

Other Upcoming events in the Putnam area

Fun for Kids

Gertrude Warner Museum - Gertrude Warner was the author of the children's book series The Boxcar Children. This museum is very small (it'll be a 15 minute visit) with limited hours (Sunday afternoon), but if you're kids are into the series, it's a must, and it’s FREE!

Restaurants in Putnam

85 Main Diverse menu, ranging from sushi and seafood to vegetarian, to eclectic. You can't go wrong here. Nice atmosphere, with outdoor seating in good weather. A bit pricey but worth every penny!

Bella's – Pizza, Italian, great outdoor seating!

Victoria Station Cafe, A wonderful cafe, great atmosphere, a wide menu of coffee/tea drinks, excellent pastries and cookies baked on the premises, indoor and outdoor seating.

Other Putnam gems: Jessica Tuesday's, Stomping Ground, Crossings

Putnam also has a Price Chopper downtown, and a Walmart.

Storrs Mansfield, 20 minutes south

Check out the award-winning, student-run UConn Dairy Bar, Jorgensen Theater

UConn Museum of Natural History (small but good for kids),

UConn Benton Museum of Art, ~20 min

Fun for Kids

Adventure Park at Storrs, CT, Zip lines! Aerial obstacle courses! Great fun for families (kids ages 7 and up)

Mansfield Hollow State Park

Mansfield Drive-In Movie Theater, gets first run movies!

Restaurants in Storrs

Dog Lane Café, same owners as Vanilla Bean in Pomfret and 85 Main in Putnam

Oriental Cafe


Storrs also has a Starbucks and a Price Chopper.

Woodstock, 20 minutes northwest

Roseland Cottage tour

Fun for Kids

Restaurants in Woodstock

Sweet Evalina's, A country Ice cream stand/restaurant/general store. Great pizza (some days/nights), burgers (including veg) and sandwiches. Indoor or outdoor seating.

Stogqy Hollow, Woodstock, ~15 minutes

Roseland Cottage tour

Sturbridge, 40 minutes northwest

Learn about life in colonial New England at Old Sturbridge Village; a favorite with kids! Sturbridge itself is a nice town for shopping or a bite to eat.

If you are in the area:

Willimantic, 30 minutes southeast

Willimantic Brewery

Coventry, 35 minutes southeast

Coventry Regional Farmers' Market


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ashford, Eastern 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
19 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning Fee £62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ashford in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 1 adult
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming

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