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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • A little slice of heaven

    "My family loved the 'cottage' on the water. Views from every window were fabulous. The location is private and quiet, and quite spectacular. We chose the location because it was half way for both of our adult children (NYC and Boston) who joined us on weekends. During the weekdays we went site seeing and visited nearby seaport towns along the Ct. coast. Shopping was fabulous at the outlet malls (less than 10 miles away). Old Saybrook is a quiet, less touristy town than some of its neighbors, but has great restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and a great yarn store! This is also a dog friendly town with several groomers if that service is needed. But, what we enjoyed most was just relaxing at the cottage, enjoying the sunrise and sunsets on the water, and talking long walks along the coast. It was just what we needed after a difficult 8 mos. deployed overseas. The cottage itself has a very nice, up-to-date renovated and well outfitted kitchen and renovated baths, and is comfortably and casually furnished. There were plenty of linens and towels. Cleaning supplies were available, as well as food staples left by previous tenants for use, and we left behind our unused items (ie coffee/tea etc.) for the next group. I would highly recommend this rental. (Time of year - early April)"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Ashford Lake Cottage

    "We stayed for the weekend at this wonderful Lake Ashford cottage. There were three of us. Beds were comfy. The shower was hot and had powerful flow. The sitting room was amazing. It had a full bank of wall to floor windows that overlooked the lake. We could sit on the couch and just gaze out. So peaceful. It also had a lake front fire pit that was awesome. We made use of the canoe and cruised around the lake. The kitchen was amply stocked. One of the days was rainy so we sat and watched movies on the VCR or just watched TV. We had a great time here and will definitely be back. Thank you!"
    Guest: Erin P. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014
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  • Heaven

    "There are few places left in the world to experience a lakefront cottage location so consistently beautiful, from year to year, for as long as I have been familiar with Lake Chaffee - dating back to 1995. This cottage is in keeping with the serenity and natural beauty of its surroundings, and the owners have done a superb job of providing every comfort, yet still allowing for casual and cordial gatherings. A lovely place to recharge the spirit and revisit peaceful, reflective moments."
    Guest: Major Fan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Awesome beach house!!!!

    "Our family just spent a week at the Sea Glass beach house. It exceeded our expectations! The owner has thought of everything from cookbooks to beach towels, picnic table tablecloths to grilling tools and lobster pots. The decorations made this place so inviting warm that you instantly felt at home. Laurie was flexible with our arrival time since we were traveling a distance. We even had a bottle of wine waiting for us! Oh.....and we loved, loved, loved the beach, sand bars and sunsets! Truly this is a special place! Hats off to the owners!!!"
    Guest: Great Lakes Gal Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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Connecticut Travel Tips

Visitors to Connecticut Vacation Rentals

Connecticut is traditionally one of the more affluent states in America. Much of the nation’s pioneer history took place here and there are many historical sites. Connecticut has a wide range of attractions so visitors will almost certainly find something of interest to see and do. It is a state that is scenically very beautiful. Many artists and photographers travel in the summer and fall seasons to capture the vibrant colors. Those who enjoy exploring the back roads and visiting historic towns and villages will find many places to visit in Connecticut. Old wooden covered bridges make superb photo subjects. The many museums provide some insight into the traditions of the state. Connecticut is a popular ski destination and there are many top-quality ski resorts in the mountains. It is close enough to the cities to provide a weekend ski break for busy corporate executives. During the ski season, many families enjoy an extended ski vacation in Connecticut. Because of its scenic landscapes, Connecticut is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination.

Seasons to Visit Connecticut Lake Houses

Winter, spring, summer or fall -- the beauty of Connecticut’s landscapes never fades. Instead, they simply get transformed into a myriad of different and vibrant colors. During the winter months, the ski slopes are the main attraction and over weekends the resorts and towns become a hive of activity. During the summer months, there is a whole range of activities to enjoy. Between the hiking and mountain biking trails, country markets, antique shops, museums and back roads, there is something for every type of visitor to enjoy. The fall foliage each year brings a vibrant display of color to the landscapes. As the leaves turn all rusty hues, they create picture perfect moments. In the spring, once the snows have melted, the forests and valleys come alive with wildflowers and vibrant green hues. Connecticut is an all-season destination.

Getting to Connecticut Cottages

Connecticut is a relatively small state located on the east coast. It forms part of New England and is easily accessible from most major eastern cities including New York City, Boston and Washington DC. While the state does not have an international airport, its proximity to the major cities makes that negligible. JFK, and Newark and Boston Logan Airports all have regular daily commercial flights with most major cities in North America and Europe. From there, you can either hire a car to travel up to Connecticut or you can make use of the extensive rail system. Hartford Regional Airport is the largest major airport within Connecticut. It hosts regular commercial flights on domestic carriers as well as private charter planes. Most people enjoy driving up to Connecticut because that way they can enjoy the beautiful countryside and scenery. Traveling by train is a convenient alternative as you do not have to hassle with traffic getting out of the cities.

Things to See and Do in Connecticut

You can enjoy a wide range of landscapes and activities in Connecticut. The coastal areas are most popular as summer beach vacation destinations. Amusement parks, casinos and beachfront entertainment all form part of a great vacation vibe. Visit historic lighthouses and maritime museums or simply enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk. Connecticut hosts a wide variety of performing arts and theaters through the state-hosted ballet, dance, drama and musical productions. During the summer months, outdoor performances are common and attract a wide variety of performing artists. The interior region is popular with those who enjoy the outdoors and a wide range of adventure activities including skiing and mountain biking.

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