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Recent Connecticut property reviews

  • Charming, relaxing, but limited beach amenities

    "We just spent 16 nights in this charming cottage. The photos and descriptions in the HomeAway/VRBO listing are accurate, and the owners have furnished the place very nicely. The patio is especially nice, for morning coffee and evening outdoor meals (with fresh herbs available in pots). The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans and everything you could possible need for cooking. The shed has lots of beach-related supplies. The WiFi is unusually fast, with download speeds of 27 Mbps. The neighborhood is great for walking and folks are friendly. There are a few negatives, however. Be aware that the cottage is in the Cedar Crest Association, not the Chapman Beach Association. You only have access to the Cedar Crest beach, which is approximately 35 steps wide and 9 steps deep, at mid-tide; in other words, it’s a very small beach space. We ended up going to the Hammonasset State Park beach, which is 12 miles away. We have an annual pass to the park, but if you don’t have the pass, it costs $9/day if you are a CT resident and $15/day if a non-resident ($13/$22 on weekends). Also, there is no gas grill, just the charcoal Weber version and the television is not HD and is pretty much basic cable, which is unusual for a rental at this price level. Overall, we had a fun and relaxing experience and the owners were easy to work with."
    Guest: Gregory B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Great Location!

    "The location provided the opportunity to walk to the (free) Town Beach, many restaurants (Michael's Dairy for ice cream was fabulous), Dunkin Donuts, and the Eugene O'Neil house. We were close by car to Ocean Beach, Mystic Seaport, and many historic sites in New London. The owners very thoughtfully provided a free pass to Ocean Beach. The house itself suited our needs perfectly. The backyard accommodated 20 people for an informal luncheon and the front porch was ideal for quiet conversation. The eat in kitchen was a gathering spot every morning. We enjoyed the feeling of moving into "grandmother's house" with a good variety of books, games, and toys around for all ages. We were however, disappointed with a variety of housekeeping issues. The place had obviously not had a good thorough cleaning in quite a while. Cleaning supplies were not well organized, making it difficult for us to clean during our stay and at check out. It took a day of searching to find the cables for the DVD player. While we appreciate having basic condiments and supplies left from previous tenants (we ourselves left dish liquid for the next tenants), so much had been left in the cabinets and refrigerator it was difficult to find space for the food we had brought. Most of our food had to be left on the counter as there was no cabinet space available. Overall, the dust and cobwebs as well as other obvious issues, made it clear that the house had not been thoroughly cleaned before our arrival. In conclusion - we loved the location and ambiance of the house and would probably stay here again. We give it Five Stars for location and 3 1/2 Stars for Housekeeping."
    Guest: Valerie G. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Best of Everything!

    "This house has the best of everything - charm, ambiance, location. So comfortable and quiet, all the amenities of home. Walking distance to a few lovely restaurants and a very short drive to others. Couldn't get more centrally located in Mystic! Added pleasure for those of us who adore historic homes - unique architectural details, antique touches throughout. The well-appointed kitchen has all the modern conveniences, including an upscale gas stove, but keeps the old-world feel with its soft robin's egg blue walls and warm wood floors. Beautiful private side yard hugged by a stone wall has a patio table with comfy chairs to enjoy breakfasts on, and a glass of wine and a good book in the afternoon. We enjoyed the time we spent in the house as much as the time spent sightseeing - what better recommendation is there?"
    Guest: Heide H. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 5, 2013
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  • High End Luxury Rental Home

    "We recently rented this home and were blown away. It far exceeds the many properties we have rented from this site in the past. We were with 3 other families and a total of 3 young children and it was a great home for families with children of any age. The pictures posted here do not do it justice. The bedrooms are truly separate and relatively quiet which is unusual for a rental home and 4 couples could very happily share this home without sacrificing any privacy. Meanwhile, the open layout on the main floor makes for great space to socialize. The bathrooms were better than most 4 star hotels. Large marble enclosures, high end shower heads, Jacuzzi tubs, great sink fixtures. Like a luxury resort--you wanted to shower as many times as you could. As a home cook, I was very pleased with the kitchen which was the exception that was actually a "chef's kitchen." The appliances were top notch, the space was great. There were tons of pots and pans, utensils and serving dishes. Real granite counter tops and an open layout made it so much fun to cook with everyone around to chat. Ours was a winter rental but the yard, trampoline and pond looked great. The huge deck and seating area that runs the length of the main floor offers front row seats for the setting sun. The renters also provide brochures, toys, ping pong table, water gear, etc. etc. which all help to take a vacation to the next level. The wifi was fast. There is only 1 real TV with somewhat limited seating but there is a full sound system with many components as well as a sound system that runs throughout the house. Plug in your Ipod and you have your music anywhere you want. This is an excellent home to which we hope to return in the future."
    Guest: BDT Date of Stay: December 2010 Review Submitted: January 3, 2011
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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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