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Recent Connecticut property reviews

  • Quiet and comfortable

    "I stayed in Mark's lake house for a week in October while in the area on business. Mark was super attentive and helpful, and the house is great. it provided a clean, quiet and comfortable retreat after our busy days. I especially enjoyed having my coffee on the deck in the morning looking out on the mist rising off the lake. I was thrilled one morning to see an eagle swoop by in the sunrise. I would love to return someday with more time to enjoy and relax."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 28, 2013
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  • Family Reunion for a sad event

    "We had a gathering of our family for the unfortunate passing of our mother. She finished her 90 years at a nearby assisted living facility and had lost our father 5 months ago (after 66 years). My mom was an absolute lover of the Long Island Sound and rented a place every year in Branford in earlier years. We rented on last minute notice and Jennifer & Jim were so accommodating in every way. They greeted us on arrival and came over within 15 minutes when we had a question during our stay. We had both rainy days and wonderful sunny days and the location made it awesome for both situations. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom and slept with the doors & windows open and listened to the sounds of the ocean...... My daughter, son-in law and 2 year old grandson stayed in the apartment. We filled every other room and everyone loved their accommodations We spent alot of time on the beach and in the water. also used the kayak. Even though it was an emotional weekend, it was made so special by this location. We had a "remembrance" hour on the point of the property-my mom would have loved it :-) Thank you for wonderful memories LB"
    Guest: lynn b. Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 13, 2013
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  • LOVED everything.

    "We - 3 moms and 3 girls 4-5 years old had an absolutely amazing time at this wonderful property for our annual Girls Week. Everything was great, I have not a single thing to complain about (save the noisy bullfrog day and night and the too tiny coffee maker!). The house is lovely... the game room a delight... the toys and beach accoutrements more than we could dream of. The sandy beach has a very gradual slope just perfect for young swimmers. We loved kayaking around the lake. We loved the fire pit. The owner provided so many tips and maps, etc and it was wonderful. We loved it all! Just awesome!"
    Guest: ~mb Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Disappointing aftermath

    "The property was very comfortable. Everything was new.but watch out for your security deposit. We left the property immaculate. We had a problem with the bathroom towel rack which fell out of the wall because it hadn't been secured into the stud. First of all, the owner retained my deposit for more than 30 days which is illegal in Ct. And when I finally pushed him, he sent me a check for $400 which was minus $100. It also was obvious that the previous renters had a problem with the rack because we could see it had been pushed back in. We were just the lucky ones that couldn't push it back in. It is unbelievable to me that I was charged that amount to reinstall a rack that was not properly installed in the first place. The owner has lost good renters."
    Guest: Disappointed Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 19, 2013
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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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