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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Beautiful Setting!

    "This is such a beautiful property! The view is just unbelievable. Waking up in the morning and having a cup of tea on the porch was such a great way for me to start my wedding day! The house itself is very cute with a Brady Bunch vibe. Very kitch and original 1960s. We loved it! My bed was very comfortable and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. Before the visit Kathy was great at communicating with me though unfortunately had to leave town before our arrival. We were left in the capable hands of Lisa and she showed us around the property and explained how everything worked before leaving us to the peace and quiet of this lovely home. I would definitely come back here if I needed another weekend away with a large group. Thanks for everything!"
    Guest: Katie F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Great USCGA Grad rental

    "Our family had a fabulous week in May at this lovely house for the US Coast Guard Academy graduation. It was very spacious, clean, well appointed and had a spectacular view! Plenty of parking. The lawn was a super place to relax in the evenings overlooking the bay. The vistas from the oceanside rooms were terrific. The owner was very accommodating and we were met upon arrival by his representative. Very nice decor with a complete and roomy kitchen. We catered locally with BOFE and The Cake Lady…they were a hit. We shared the expenses of the house among the family and the costs were less than a hotel. Then also you can consider that we all had a super place to gather and entertain. I highly recommend this rental. Book soon, this place will go fast."
    Guest: Chrystal Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
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  • A beautiful oasis on the lake

    "This house is so great! We have been coming here for 4 years and each year it gets better. It feels like a home that has been well taken care of, not just a rental property. The design is fresh and modern while still feeling comfortable and homey. Its a perfect layout for 2 families or more, with plenty of beds for everyone. Being on Bantam Lake is so fun and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Being at this cottage is like a wonderful hideaway, we can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Absolutely Perfect! 5 stars!!

    "What an amazing place CT is. If you're looking for an extended place to stay, Cozy Nest Cottages is the place to book. The owners are very polite and will help with any questions you have. They are located in East Lyme which makes it very easy to get where you are trying to go. I highly recommend staying here!!"
    Guest: Two 20 Somethings Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014
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Lake Candlewood Travel Tips

Summer Vacations at Lake Candlewood Vacation Rentals

Lake Candlewood is a popular summer vacation destination because of all the water sport activities available. Boating and fishing are the most popular pastimes and on any given day, you can see a number of crafts out on the water. In season, there are a number of fishing tournaments that take place. When you stop in at one of the lakeside communities for bait, you should be able to get the scoop on where the big fish are biting. Weekends see many visitors escaping the cities for some outdoor recreation on the lake and the towns have a busy vibe. Weekdays are quieter and you can enjoy the serenity of the lake. Take a hike along the lakeshore or browse the many stores and shops in town. In the winter, the landscape becomes a wonderful winter retreat. Many of the vacation homes have large fireplaces. You can snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the views over the lake.

Family Fun at Lake Candlewood Lake Houses

Lakes are always great destinations for family vacations. Pack the fishing tackle, waterskis and boating gear, and be prepared for many sunny days out on the water. Many of the vacation homes are located right on the lakeshore. Some are within club communities that offer additional recreational activities with kids' clubs in summer time. Parents can enjoy a leisurely game of golf or tennis while kids are kept entertained. Many families can be seen getting up early and heading out onto the lake to fish in the morning. Pack a picnic lunch and head down to the lakeshore for a day of swimming, games and recreation.

If you have your own boat, you can hire a vacation home with a private mooring so that you have easy access to the lake. To operate your boat, you will need to have a valid certification. There are also speed limits in certain areas of the lake that you need to familiarize yourself with before heading out. Many vacation homes are large enough to accommodate more than one family with loft areas and decks where the kids can keep themselves entertained. For a scuba experience, you can join one of the dive charters and explore the communities that used to stay in the valley before the lake was formed in 1920. Streets and old farm equipment still line the lake floor and the great visibility makes an excellent diving experience.

Traveling to Lake Candlewood Cottages

Lake Candlewood is conveniently located approximately a 90-minute drive from New York City. This makes it an ideal weekend or summer vacation destination. Many visitors head out from the East Coast's cities to enjoy nature and appreciate the quiet serenity of Lake Candlewood. The easiest way to get to the area is by car. If you are visiting from other parts of North America, you can fly into JFK or any of the other major airports. From there, you can collect a rental car and enjoy a scenic drive up to Lake Candlewood from the airport.

Connecticut Vacation Rentals at Lake Candlewood

Connecticut is a state known for its scenic beauty and majestic mountain ranges. While many visitors may come to enjoy the water sports that the lake has to offer, others come to simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Pack a few good books and in no time at all you will be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s a great place for a quiet or romantic getaway. Because of the amazing scenery, many photographers visit in the autumn months to capture the vibrant fall foliage and small-town ambiance characteristic of the lake area.

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