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Recent Connecticut property reviews

  • Lovely Cottage, Lovely Area

    "My husband and I run a B&B in the Catskills. We wanted to get away for a few nights to relax, unwind, and decompress. This Cottage was the perfect choice for us; it met all of our desires and needs. The Cottage itself is absolutely darling and full of charm. It is cozy and very well decorated. We appreciated the reclaimed wood used throughout the Cottage, the high ceilings, and all of the nature-themed decorations/details. There are plenty of windows, allowing an abundance of natural light and shades to block it out if desired. The living room is perfectly cozy and a great place to snuggle up and read a book or watch TV, the kitchen is adorable, the bedroom is perfect with a comfortable bed and lights over the bed for reading at night, and the bathroom has a nice, oversized shower. The setting is tranquil; in a wooded area with a small river behind the Cottage. We enjoyed drifting off to sleep, and waking to, the gentle sound of the flowing river. Lake Waramaug is just a 30 second drive down the road. There are many wonderful restaurants and shops within 2 to 20 minutes, making it a perfect location. It was simply perfect! Built and decorated with love and care, in an idyllic setting, private, cozy, peaceful, and in a great area. We intended to stay for 3 nights, but decided to stay a 4th. We will certainly return and highly recommend this to other couples looking for a quiet getaway. This is a very special place, so please be sure to respect and honor it."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 22, 2013
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  • Great NW Connecticut getaway

    "The house was fabulous -- spacious, beautifully decorated, and a great layout for a group that included three generations. The location was perfect for sightseeing nearby -- Falls Village, Salisbury, Millerton, Great Barrington, etc. and convenient to Canaan and the grocery store, and lots of nearby hiking. The local YMCA was just a couple minutes away, and has great facilities to get in a workout or swim (day passes available). The owner was very responsive and helpful before, during and after our stay."
    Guest: Dellabelle Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 10, 2013
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  • Visiting from London

    "While we live in London now we wanted to come back to CT to visit family and friends. We found this adorable cottage on VRBO and were thrilled with all it had to offer. First, Rowayton is fabulous. With a short walk to the village and beach it offers a very relaxed, beach-side community feel. There are many wonderful restaurants in town and a convenient grocery store. The cottage allowed our family to enjoy our return in comfort and style. It was clean, comfortable, and charming. Every amenity was available. We had our friends come for cocktails one evening and then we all walked over to one of favorite restaurants. They actually didn't want to leave the cottage! The owner was so helpful and available for all inquires. Fresh cut flowers were displayed in the house! It was a real homecoming for us. We would highly recommend this beach bungalow for families visiting Rowayton."
    Guest: Julie Smith Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: August 11, 2013
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  • Instant relaxation

    "I have had an intimate knowledge of Deer Island and Bantam Lake for 42 years as my parents used to own this house and the one next to it for a few decades. They moved in the mid 1990s but my love of the place has never waned. This is a beautiful summer cottage owned by an equally beautiful and compassionate family. The amenities at the cabin were perfect. We never needed any more than what was provided. We spent several calm mornings kayaking around the lake and it was nearly impossible to get the kids out of the water at the other times. On a rainy day, we took a great drive through some small CT and MA towns. On the nicer days, there was no reason to leave the cottage or the island. The owners of this property have put a lot of love into this cabin to make it the PERFECT get a away. Great little touches like an ice cream machine made the week a family memory we'll treasure forever!! We're already planning to carve out two weeks next summer!"
    Guest: Orin Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: June 22, 2012
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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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