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"Wonderful getaway. After a few days we felt like we were at home. We spent 2 weeks and could have stayed on for another 2 weeks. Great location and all the comforts of home. Amazing kitchen and master bedroom with large and fabulous en suite bath.
Owner was very responsive to any requests. Would highly recommend without reservation.
A great 2 weeks!!!!!"
Guest: Alan BDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
"My husband and I usually stay at an historic inn or a B&B for week-end escapes but this time we decided to try VRBO. I quickly realized most of the search results were for large families or extended families with descriptions of 8-11 bedrooms. For the few that were 1 bedroom rentals, most were lacking in character and had plain white walls and that beige worn out couch condo look. I was about to revert to a B&B site when I came across the listing for Little Wheel cottage. It seemed almost too good to be true but the pictures are indeed accurate. If you are looking for a place that has country charm in a good way, this is it! :) We fell asleep to the sound of the river right outside our bedroom window and in the mornings we enjoyed our coffee on the stone terrace custom built by the little waterfall. One evening before dinner while we were sitting there relaxing, a small raccoon came down from the opposite bank and took a few sips of water.
This is the perfect place to decompress and do nothing. There is a tv in the living room but we enjoyed perusing the coffee table books and just vegging out on the comfy armchair and couch and the bed itself had his/her reading lamps. The kitchen and in fact the whole cottage was impeccably clean and the owner, who could not have been nicer, supplied us with beach towels and chairs for the town beach. While we came at the end of the summer, we could see how this would be a wonderful escape anytime of the year, particularly during fall foliage season because of the beautiful mature trees and the woods surrounding the property.
As for activities, we loved that Lake Waramaug was within walking distance, although it's best to just drive to it if you plan to spend time at the town beach. There is an entry fee but they let you use their kayaks…a highlight of the week-end! We also like to hike and went to Mt. Tom State Park (Washington). This park had a $14 or $15 entry fee but it also had a nice lake and beach for swimming. Another day we hiked Macedonia State Park (Kent) There was no charge to enter but that could have been b/c it was Labor Day and the season was over.
We plan to come back one of these days and would also highly recommend this getaway to friends."
Guest: Patricia K.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
"Very quiet street. Nice for a quiet getaway. Little stuffy when we first arrived but after opening windows for few mins the stuffy smell went away. Very clean I have dust allergies and can't stand places with ton of dust. Had everything that we needed in kitchen. Bedding and beds both very comfortable. Very homey environment! Only suggestion would be adding a mirror to bedroom with couch. We were getting ready for a wedding and could of used a mirror in each bedroom. Within walking distance to Main Street."
Guest: tiffany h.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015
"We spent a week here with our school-aged children (11, 10, 8) and had such a great time! The house was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed, including really handy tips on how to enjoy the home and the surrounding community. We took long bike rides on the Airline Trail, kayaked from Lollipop beach, had ice cream and lobster rolls at Harry's, and made smores at the firepit. Fun outings included the Mystic Aquarium and Seaport and a minor league baseball game (with fireworks!) in nearby Norwich. On our last day - July 4th - a parade of cars and kids on bicycles came through the lake community throwing candy at my thrilled kids. My 10 yr old exclaimed, "This may be the best vacation ever :-)" Thanks, John & Rita!!"
Guest: Katherina R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015