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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Excellent Vacation Home

    "We reserved the home for two weeks in mid June. Without a doubt, this was the best vacation home we have ever rented. The location is great, being only about a 5 block walk to the town beach and picnic grove. Branford is only about a 5 mile drive to New Haven. So lots to do and see. The town is long-established with beautiful homes, trees, and granite rock formations everywhere. Numerous marinas full of all types of boats and great sea food restaurants. The house has been well-maintained with updated baths and kitchen. The owners are quite thoughtful and take obvious pride in their property. You will not be disappointed"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Perfect place for a Family Rreunion

    "It would be hard to find a more lovely and historic setting to reunite 4 generations than this Connecticut home. From the moment you step out of your car you feel at home. The feeling continues as you move into Erle's magical house. The lovely entry, the delightful kitchen, looking towards the "Old Toy Factory" across the road, the large living room and the cozy den provide places for families to either be together or separate for reading and other activities. This property has a large yard with a river running through it and plenty of room to roam or just sit and enjoy the sounds and sights of the Connecticut country side. If you look into the history of the neighborhood you will discover even more things to make your stay memorable. Thank you Erle for providing such a wonderful place for our family reunion."
    Guest: Connecticut Gal Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • Great family summer beach rental

    "Very large, beautifully decorated and livable house with fabulous private yard and 2 block walk to Compo Beach. We stayed here for a week as our summer vacation out of NYC. There was enough space for both of our kids and our guests and their kids to all have their own rooms. Backyard was great for entertaining and playing with kids with grill, hammock, large trampoline... Awesome upstairs playroom filled with toys. Owner very friendly and accomodating, left details instructions and tips for things to do in the area."
    Guest: eric b. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • Beautiful Setting!

    "This is such a beautiful property! The view is just unbelievable. Waking up in the morning and having a cup of tea on the porch was such a great way for me to start my wedding day! The house itself is very cute with a Brady Bunch vibe. Very kitch and original 1960s. We loved it! My bed was very comfortable and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. Before the visit Kathy was great at communicating with me though unfortunately had to leave town before our arrival. We were left in the capable hands of Lisa and she showed us around the property and explained how everything worked before leaving us to the peace and quiet of this lovely home. I would definitely come back here if I needed another weekend away with a large group. Thanks for everything!"
    Guest: Katie F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 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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