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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Super cozy and super convenient

    "The cottage is exceptionally comfortable in a very comfortable area. It's a good place to go on walks because the beach is not far away. The facilities are very neat and well-kept. There is a treacherous step as you enter the front door, but it is only treacherous if you do not follow the well-placed instructions to watch your step. Car access works best for getting back toward New Haven. Also, there are a good selection of grocery stores just outside the comfortable walking distance for many people. This cottage would work very well for people who have relatives or friends nearby who do have enough living space to fit in the guests. It is a great place."
    Guest: shawno Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 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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  • 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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  • So perfect!

    "Wow! Amazing house. So perfect. My extended family lives in CT and RI and we need a central place for "home base." This house was perfect for my husband and I, our daughter (20 months) and son (6 months). Could have held a lot more people. Porch is the best part! Great for cookouts and coffee watching the waves. The private beach was also incredible, at low tide you could walk out really far. The kids had a blast. Can't wait to book "our house" again for this year."
    Guest: Jennifer G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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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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