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Beautiful Connecticut Lake Front Home - 2 Hours from Manhattan

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Lakefront Private Home with dock (3 floors- 4 bedrooms-sleeps 7) on Highland Lake, 3rd largest Lake in CT. Fully furnished with all the comforts of home. Bring your boat/jet ski for the week. Only 2 hrs from Manhattan, 1 hr from Fairfield, CT. Abundant Fishing, perfect for Waterskiing, Kayaking, tubing, jet skiing, swimming. Winter Skiing at Ski Sundown is 12 minutes away in New Hartford, CT. Short walk to town for shopping and restaurants. 45 minutes to the Berkshires and Tanglewood.

Enjoy sliding doors out to the deck with stairs down to the lake front. Water is shallow at the lake’s edge and is approximately 8-9 feet at the end of the dock. Sliding glass doors and 2nd kitchen on the lower lever with 2nd refrigerator for quick refreshments. Enjoy the water from April thru October. Peak is July-Aug-early September. Kid friendly and Pet friendly (must make special pet arrangements).

Keywords: Highland Lake, Lake Front, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Water Skiing, Swimming, 12 Minutes to Skiing at Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About The Owner

My Family lives in Fairfield, Connecticut and we rented homes on Highland Lake in 2001 and 2003 before we purchased our own home there in 2005. We'll gladly answer any questions you may have so feel free to give us a call.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Winsted

Terrific location, we're in the water or on our jet ski from April to October. Skiing at Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT is 12 minutes away.

We enjoy bicycling and long walks around the lake. Great for outdoor fun in the sun. Very comfortable in the summer and while playing, we're even able to get a little work done.

What makes this house unique

Morning sunrise off the lake. Early morning strolls, kayaking at quiet times on slow speeds (no wake) on Highland Lake (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)


Winsted House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full Beds (2), Sleeper Sofas (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Connecticut Lake Front Home - 2 Hours from Manhattan
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A week to remember on Highland Lake

  • 5 of 5

The photos for this property do not do it justice. It sits right on the lake, at its quietest edge. When the sun

rises in the morning, there is a wonderful pink glow to the sky. As the sun gets high enough over the hills to touch the

lake, mist rises from the water. The start of the day was just magical, especially when one paddled out on the house

kayak onto the calmest waters ever!

Meanwhile, the house is very nice. The beds were quite comfy. The kitchen was fully operational and there were

two refrigerators that let us stock up for the week. We entertained as many at 15 at a barbecue and ping pong table

"tournament." There were card games on the second story patio and at the dining table, duck and fish feeding off

the dock, floating on the tubes that came with the house, and lounging in the grass yard. Meanwhile, Marc, the owner

was very attentive.

It was a great way for an extended family to spend a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Lake Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

All five of us…three adults and two teens…had a great week on Highland Lake. We loved the kayaking with the comfy seats, and traveled all three bays every day! At the recommendation of Mark, we rented a paddleboard from Collinsville Canoe and Kayak and enjoyed paddling the many coves, admiring the houses. Just a short distance down Rte. 44 we had farm stands where we got fresh eggs and veggies as well as homemade jams. We had the company of friendly ducks and saw a blue heron! The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. Thanks for a great vacation, Mark!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethlehem PA

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven, USA

Clean and comfortable lake house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful lake house in August 2013, as a whole family, kids and grandparents. The house was comfortable, clean, right on the water and had all the amenities we needed for a family get away. The lake is clean, safe and serene. While grandparents enjoyed the deck and short walks, kids had a lot of fun with the Kayak, fishing off the dock and floating on the water. The owners were very accommodating and gave us a lot of useful information about the area. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Hartford, CT

Great Time on Highland Lake

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation on Highland Lake. The house was waterfront and perfect for a family of seven. The grandchildren enjoyed fishing off the dock and swimming everyday in the lake. We spent most of our time at the house because it had all the comforts of home. We were able to bring our two dogs with us on vacation which was definitley an added benefit. They had fun barking at the ducks!! Marc was very kind and checked in with us at the beginning of our stay and during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed for our vacation. It is an absolutely great vacation spot!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nutley, NJ

Wonderful, relaxing week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay.  The lake is gorgeous and the house was wonderful.  We came as an extended family (3 generations), and everyone had a god time.  It was great to vacation with our dogs, and they loved the lake almost as much as we did.  All of us enjoyed the use of the kayak, even the one dog.  Between kayaking, hiking in the many state parks, fishing, swimming, and shopping, we were so busy , the week passed in a flash.  There is a great restaurant in Riverton (sweet peas), and interesting historical sites.    All of our needs were anticipated and we wanted for nothing.  The rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable.  The owners thought of everything, from rafts and floats, to leaving paper goods and ice cold drinks on our arrival.  This is a great place for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle.  

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.