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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Location, location, location!

    "My family and I stayed here for three weeks during the summer of 2014. We are from the West Coast and have family in Madison which made it a perfect location. The proximity to the beach was wonderful, and the house had all the basic amenities needed. The owners were lovely to deal with and offered suggestions on sights to see and restaurants to visit. We are a family of five with very young children so the size of the house was not an issue for us. The fully fenced backyard made our stay wonderful as we could enjoy the patio for dining and we felt confident our kids could play safely in the yard. The nightly visits by the local ice cream truck were a huge hit for my kiddos! Can't wait to return!"
    Guest: Kari G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Spacious house in good location

    "We enjoyed our stay on Candlewood Lake while staying in this house. It is large enough to accommodate six to eight people. Our favorite room was the screened in porch which had a good view of the lake. The community beach is just a short walk from the house."
    Guest: Rick Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Relaxation!

    "My sister and I needed a quite get-away from our busy lives. This location offered us quiet, beauty and a chance to relax and re-charge. It was perfect and we hope we can return again. The owner was very accommodating and friendly! We would recommend this cottage to others. Thank you!"
    Guest: HP Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Our trip to the ocean

    "We were attracted to this area because we could be at the ocean in less than an 8 hour drive from our home. Fans of "Daddy Jack's Cooking with the Blues" YouTube cooking classes, we also hoped to meet Jack Chaplin at his restaurant in New London. This rental property was very roomy and had everything we required. It was so nice that most kitchen staples were there for our use. It was pleasant sitting in the private back yard while our dinner grilled over the coals. The beach is 5 mins walk from the home--Ocean Park also has a swimming pool, water slide, mini putt, and events like movie night and live bands. Fun things we did included: ferry to Block Island and seeing the sites by moped, shopping and eating in Mystic seaport, drove to NYC to visit the 9/11 museum. A vacation with a bit of everything!"
    Guest: CathyA Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 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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