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New England Beach Vacation - Relaxing, Affordable Fun!

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Idyllic lake and surroundings - convenient New England location

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lovely cottage nestled on quiet lot near one of the most gorgeous beaches you've ever seen - Lollipop Island. The water is crystal clear and great for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, fishing and just enjoying the sun and sunsets. The cottage has a beach cart, two kayaks and two bicycles for your use; just off the wrap-around deck is a stone fire ring for your campfire and s'mores. The cottage is very comfortable with everything you need, including laundry, fully applianced kitchen, CATV flat-screen TV/DVD player, new mattresses, high chair and portable crib. Use any of the private association's areas, including the other large beach across the lake. Within a few mins' drive are stores, restaurants and fuel; within 30 mins. are fancier options in Glastonbury and Hartford, or in CT's 3 casinos. Mystic is only about 45 mins. away; New York is 2 hours; Boston or the Vermont border about 1.5 hrs. If you let us know your interests, we will gladly make some area recommendations for your vacation, if desired. We have lived in this area and region most of our lives. The home is open year-round and in the cooler months we welcome academic/sabbatical guests, as well as vacationers. The house is centrally located among the colleges and universities of eastern and central Connecticut.






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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guest signing the rental agreement must be at least 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Teens, tweens and kids love it. Also, high chair and portable crib in cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms each have a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom has dresser, night stands and a closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • First floor bath has shower/tub, toilet and sink. Second floor has shower, toilet and sink. Bath linens provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cozy, private fire ring area; beach and lawn chairs; deck furniture; two kayaks w/life jackets & paddles; two bicycles; beautiful stone-dust walking/hiking path nearby called The Air Line Trail; great location for longer stays and launching day trips in the region....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    We have a few CD's; the cable TV has 50 music channels...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii console and games - includes Netflix...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few DVD's - you may want to bring some or order Netflix downloads...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Two gorgeous, private beaches, plus additional points of lake access. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    The lake is across our road, which is quiet and ends in a cul-du-sac. The closest beach is a pleasant 5-minute walk using the beach cart, provided....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Nice views of the water from deck and balcony. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    If practicable, please bring bed linens. If not, we keep a clean set for each bed in the cottage....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Use your cell phone for phone service - there is no land line....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off-road parking for 3 cars in paved area in front of cottage....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi included...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony off bedroom with two twin beds - we tell young kids their parents 'need their permission' to use the balcony!...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Mountain bikes - great for Air Line Trail (which is an easy ride)...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor table and chairs. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Municipal course and driving range nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks, paddles, life jackets provided...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice yard for kids. Fire ring and wood provided in side yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Municipal outdoor courts nearby....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 30 - Sep 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,470 $5,880

Changeover Day: Saturday

Labor Day Mini-Vacation!
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay

$945
flat fee
Autumn One 2015
Sep 7 - Nov 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$195
$1,170 $4,680
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$315
$2,044
Autumn Two
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$195
$1,170
Winter Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$315
$2,044
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,470 $5,880

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

2015 LABOR DAY WEEKEND MINI-VACATION: $945 for 3 nights*

Treat your family to three prime days at this beautiful lake and cottage, plus...

*Includes delicious local pizza on us! $40 gift card for any day/night of your stay.

Reduced rates available for stays of three months or more, including academic rentals: contact owner for details.

We look forward to hosting your terrific lake vacation!


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe on Main, Gilberties, others - Colchester
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New London
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chanticlair - Colchester municipal, others
20 Miles
Nearest Train
New London - Amtrak; New Haven -MetroNorth, Amtrak
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CT Route 2
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Mangia, Plum Tomato, others - Colchester
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
X-country in Mass or CT, Downhill in Southington

Car: Recommended

Nestled on quiet, kid-friendly lot with views of crystal clear 188 acre lake; gorgeous beach just 5 min. walk (beach cart available) or 30 sec. drive; another large beach and water access all around lake (combustion engines not allowed on lake - nice and quiet, ideal for kayaking, swimming and fishing). Within 5-10 min. drive: groc., movies, fuel, ice cream, restaurants, etc. - guest info and local recommendations at house, along with 2 kayaks and 2 bicycles for your use. The Airline Trail rail-trail is nearby - a level stone dust path through gorgeous New England scenery, ideal for biking, walking and photography. A 20-min. drive gets you to Glastonbury for outstanding dining and shopping; 30 min. to Hartford museums & restaurants or to CT's 3 Casinos, with all their attractions and restaurants. Mystic is about 45 min., with its Maritime Museum, Aquarium, restaurants, shops. New York - 2 hours; Boston - 1.5 hours. Centrally located for colleges and universities throughout eastern and central Connecticut. Great base for exploring New England during longer stays!

Other Activities: If you do choose to venture out during your stay, in any direction of travel from the cottage you will find nearby points of interest, such as historical/cultural sites and museums; state parks; restaurants and shopping; golf; casino gaming, shows and shopping; and Connecticut's varied and beautiful countryside to explore.

Golf: The closest golf is Chanticlair (Colchester, CT municipal course), a nice little country course - about 5 minutes from the cottage; next door to Chanticlair is a driving range. There are many other private courses within a short drive of the cottage.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are quite open to sharing our home, or using it ourselves - it's all good! Because we live nearby we are accessible to our guests for help if any issues arise - but the few issues that have, were minor and most of our guests have been extremely pleased with their stays - we already have several guests who have returned the following year, or rented additional weeks in the same year.

Why the Owner Chose Amston Lake:
Before we had this property giving us access to beaches and water recreation, we really didn't know what we'd been missing. We are fortunate the home is only a few minutes drive from our primary residence, so it is easy to get there and easy to help our guests have the best stay possible.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Clean, quiet lake with superb beaches.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Idyllic lake and surroundings - convenient New England location

    Idyllic lake and surroundings - convenient New England location

  • Crazy Lake Fun!

    Crazy Lake Fun!

  • Comfortable living room

    Comfortable living room

  • Fully applianced and equipped kitchen

    Fully applianced and equipped kitchen

  • For your inner Bobby Flay

    For your inner Bobby Flay

  • S-o-o-o-o relaxing - the cottage hammock.

    S-o-o-o-o relaxing - the cottage hammock.

  • Clean and clear - no motorboats, one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut

    Clean and clear - no motorboats, one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut

  • Beautiful sunsets are routine on Lollipop Beach

    Beautiful sunsets are routine on Lollipop Beach

  • Ample downstairs BR with queen bed

    Ample downstairs BR with queen bed

  • Charming upstairs twin BR w/ balcony

    Charming upstairs twin BR w/ balcony

  • Springtime - a beautiful time of year at the Lake!

    Springtime - a beautiful time of year at the Lake!

  • Tough day at the office

    Tough day at the office

  • Lovely setting, with amenities to make it easy and fun.

    Lovely setting, with amenities to make it easy and fun.

  • Large, sandy, private association beaches

    Large, sandy, private association beaches

  • Open downstairs floorplan - dining table 
viewed from living room

    Open downstairs floorplan - dining table viewed from living room

  • Morning coffee, al fresco dining

    Morning coffee, al fresco dining

  • Balcony seating - sweet!

    Balcony seating - sweet!

  • Cozy fire ring in side yard

    Cozy fire ring in side yard

  • Come paddle us! Two kayaks to get you on the water

    Come paddle us! Two kayaks to get you on the water

  • Lakeside birch grove

    Lakeside birch grove

  • Comfy upstairs BR with queen bed

    Comfy upstairs BR with queen bed

  • Magical sky over the lake

    Magical sky over the lake

  • Stone dust Air Line Trail in Autumn - Guest photo! Hike, bike, photo, etc.!

    Stone dust Air Line Trail in Autumn - Guest photo! Hike, bike, photo, etc.!

  • Welcome, Guests!

    Welcome, Guests!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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