About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
See our preview of the property: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs
See our preview of the property: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs
Each season of the year has its own charm at the cottage and on the lake. This May and June, we only have a few openings left, so book soon to reserve your spot!
The cottage feels like you are at a cabin up in Maine. It has a rustic feel and it is on a quiet lake where time seems to have been forgotten. It is literally right on the water, as you can see in the pictures. The cozy cottage is perfect for a vacationing couple, or two, or a family.The waterfront cottage has 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a spacious living room. The large screened-in porch is a favorite place for meals overlooking the water. A large oak tree provides shade with picnic tables, chairs, and a hammock viewing the lake. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready, just bring your food. There is a gas grill and two outdoor fire pits which also overlook the water.
Kayaks and a canoe are provided for your use at no additional charge. We also have horseshoes, old bikes, internet, DVD player, basic TV, a few lawn games and indoor games. If you choose, we have a discount paddleboard rental for just $20, and hot tub rental for $100 or less depending on the length of your stay. (We can not guarantee hot tub availability.) The tub sits over the water and under the stars, or enjoy a campfire with firewood provided with no charge.
We also have a massage therapist that you can schedule a massage with, right by the lake. And, if you are interested, I am an artist and can offer you a “paint night” customized to your requests. Furthermore, I am a portrait photographer, and can also offer family/child/couple/individual portraits if you want!
There is also a small, organic "Earth Friendly Farm" that sells vegetables at the beginning of your street.
Stay at the cottage enjoying the serenity of nature and the lake, or, you are just a 10 minute drive from Mystic-- a favorite tourist town, 5 area wineries, the Connecticut Shoreline, and 5 minutes from Foxwoods casino. Take a walk or a bike ride along the coast, through Mystic, or in the woods such as up Lantern Hill. You can also enjoy activities in Westerly Mystic and New London such as weekly free outdoor summer concerts or other attractions at MysticCountry.com.
There are endless recommendations for all sorts of places less than 20 minutes away. Here are a few suggestions:
Local “New England Feeling” Attractions:
-Buttonwood Farms in Griswold is famous for its delicious farm fresh ice cream and over 14 acres of sunflowers that will peak during the end of July. From mid-September through October the farm has a corn maze and several fun family activities
-Holmberg’s Orchard in Gales Ferry is a beautiful place to go pick your own fruit of the season, whether that’s blueberries, peaches, raspberries, apples, or even nectarines this year. Tractor rides will bring your family to the perfect picking location. In the fall, there are fields of pumpkins, as well as squash, gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, and mums. There are also events, such as Farmer’s Markets.
- Mystic Aquarium is great for families! www.mysticaquarium.org
-The Mystic Seaport Museum, a Historic Whaling Village from the 1800’s, has many attractions indoors and outdoors, with incredible sights and tours of historic ships.
- The Pequot Indian Museum is very interesting and Smithsonian-quality. Interactive for children and quite educational. Open Wed- Sat 9am-5pm, a 6 minute drive from the cottage.
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT,
-Old Mystic Village and its many shops are great for both adults and children
-If you’re looking for a sunset excursion and tour of the Mystic River, my brother has an inflatable boat and is willing to give boat tours for our cottage guests for a small fee.
-Clydes Cider Mill is a hot spot in the fall! Sample or purchase cider (and hard cider), and homemade goods (the donuts are highly recommended). 129 N Stonington Rd, Pawcatuck
FRESH SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANTS:
-If you would like to indulge in New England’s fresh seafood, be sure to visit the restaurants and markets in Pawcatuck, Mystic, Stonington CT and Westerly, RI. If you need directions or recommendations, please ask us for more information.
-MYSTIC has a variety of restaurants, both casual and high-end. Some popular places include: Mystic Pizza, Pizzetta, S & P Oyster House, Latitude 41, the Engine Room, Bravo Bravo, and Go Fish. Karma Kitchen is a healthy cafe with smoothies, nutritious juices, acai bowls, & more. Drawbridge Ice Cream is very popular on the bridge.
- Ledyard and neighboring towns have many interesting parks offering a variety of trails. Listed are some of the more popular:
-Lantern Hill- There are great views overlooking cliffs on a mountainous trail, which is about 30 minutes to the top. There are two trailheads: One is at the far rear of the parking lot of the Two Trees Inn, and the other one is .4 in from Route 2 on Wintechog Hill Road in North Stonington, CT, (6 minutes away)
-Copp Park - Offers a number of trails and two dog park areas
-Bluff Point - This is a beautiful 2.5 mile round trip dirt road that you can walk or bike on. Beautiful views of the shallow waters, and open ocean with sandy beach at the end of the road..
Depot Rd., Groton, CT, (860) 441-6600 (17 minutes away)
-Haley Farm State Park is a popular trail for biking or jogging, along with Bluff Point.
- Long Pond of course! You are welcome to take the kayaks or the raft and bring them over to the nice rock areas of Long Pond to swim off of.
-if you are looking for swimming in the sound or ocean, these are the closest beaches:
-Ocean Beach - on Long Island Sound,
-Misquamicut Beach - Beach is on open ocean. In Westerly, RI (30 min away)
-Watch Hill and East Beach. A touristy area with restaurants, ice cream, a carousel, and shops. A beautiful walk to the beach. (Taylor Swift’s summer house on the edge of the beach)
-Tastings, and often entertainment or events
-Jonathan Edwards - Call to see if there is entertainment, 74 Chester Maine Rd, North Stonington, CT, (860) 535-0202, http://www.jedwardswinery.com
-Maugle Sierra Vineyards - Entertainment Friday Evenings 6-9pm, & most Sundays 2-5pm. 825 Colonel Ledyard Highway Ledyard, CT, (860) 464-2987, http://www.mauglesierravineyards.com/
-Stonington Vineyards - Entertainment most Saturdays, look online or call for schedule. 523 Taugwonk Rd - PO Box 463, Stonington, CT, (860) 535-1222
- Lake of Isles - 1 Clubhouse Drive, North Stonington, CT, (860) 312-2093 www.lakeofisles.com (10 minutes/3.7miles away)
If dates are full or if you are looking for a second rental nearby for a family and friends, please check out our other cottage on this same lake. The listing is HomeAway #3945127 to see pictures and reviews. If you have trouble finding it, just send us an inquiry and ask.
Book early if you need specific dates. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, email us for more information or ask us to call you back. Additional discounts available via various payment methods, and for return guests. Please inquire if interested.
We have a detailed 7-minute tour of the property, click here or go to: https://youtu.be/GRfV0pWNK6Y
First be sure to watch our 2-minute preview of vacation time at the cottage, click here or go to: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs
To view our website, visit: longpondcottages.wixsite.com/rentals
Molly and Bobby
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- english, french, spanish, Pig Latin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Molly and Bobby
Hi, my name is Molly. My father is Bobby, and we work together to continue improving the cottage and doing our best to ensure that you have a wonderful time here at the lake. My father and I have both grew up spending much time enjoying the cottage and the lake with our family. His parents bought the cottage back in 1955, and now- three generations later- the cottage is an ever more special place for us, and we very much enjoy our family's vacation there each year. Now, we love to share our special place with others, and it means a lot to us to hear from guests about their good times here with family, friends, and loved ones.
Molly and Bobby purchased this Cottage in 1955
What makes this Cottage unique
Included in the lakeside house are 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, and a large Huck Finn style raft to swim off of or to explore the lake and the connecting lake. There are two campfire areas and a propane grill, horseshoes, badmitten in the yard. All are included in the price of the cottage. If you bring your fishing rod, the fishing is great. We also allow you to bring your dog along to enjoy the lake. The cottage is great for family activities and for relaxing meals and sunsets.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cottage was the convenient location for a weekend of golf, breweries, and casinos. The views of the lake live up to the photos. The cottage has everything you need to serve as a home base with character. We'd definitely go back!
Beautiful and Peaceful
The cottage is beautiful, it gave us that home feeling from the moment we walked in. The owners were very courteous-they didn’t have a problem with us arriving a few minutes early, very helpful with the one question we had. The VIEW....magnificent all throughout the cottage!!! We are definitely returning! Thank you Bobby and Molly for sharing your beautiful place with us!
Carlos & Marangelis
The cottage was everything we hoped it would be! Our weekend was a bit chilly a cloudy. However, we enjoyed using the canoe and kayaks on the lake. Having the hot tub literally on the lake was an amazing and relaxing experience. Molly and Bobby were very responsive and gave us great ideas for things to do around town, including an exhilarating hike up Lantern Hill. The cottage was cozy and rustic, and we loved using the wood burning stove at night. We will definitely return in the future for either a summer or early fall vacation!
Lauren, we are so happy you enjoyed your time on the peaceful lake, and yes I agree you should try revisiting in the summer or fall! Every season has its unique charm. I'm glad you enjoyed the cozy wood stove for the chilly nights. Perhaps next time the weather will allow for a evening campfire outside instead! :)
I loved it!
The host was very responsive and cute little cottage!
Are you kidding me!!!!
Ok where do I begin. Beautiful vista views from several vantage points inside and outside house. Large living spaces INSIDE-OUTSIDE (deck,dock,fire pits two sides of house,yard (all sides),overstuffed sofas everywhere---in both sides of large livingroom equipped with wood stove inside big stone fireplace (wood included as well as kindling, newspaper starter log, matches) that leads to huge screened- in wrap around porch(that has its own four stool bar and food prep area - ARE you kidding me). Two bedrooms, full kitchen (all amenities to include spices, teas, most kitchen appliances), reasonable size bathroom. Hot tub on its own dock (extra fee but worth it), fishing gear, kayaks, decent outdoor furniture. We were pretty happy--stayed an extra night-molly property rep--easy to contact and eager to please. Get this it rained HARD twenty four hours/ we lost power but plenty of candles-stayed extra day--close to casinos-old mystic-not many stores (liquor-small mobile with essentials), but great little Chinese takeout ten minutes away next to pizza place with homemade deserts- left house for only food -SAW NOTHING else - would not change a thing --it's all about the HOUSE.
Loved it all!!!
Thank ypu Bob and Molly the cottage was.wonderful, it has a beautiful lake view. The kayaks were a bonus to cruise around on the lake and the hot tub is the icing on the cake. Can't wait to go back this is definitely going on our fave list, even the dog thinks so :).
DRIVING DISTANCES: 5 minutes to Foxwoods, 10 min to downtown Mystic, 25 min to New London, 20 min to Mohegan Sun, 25 min to Rhode Island's beautiful beaches. Also nearby is the Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and several wineries.
GPS address marker is our driveway entrance. Cottage sits on the edge of the main lake.
You would never know it when you're at the lake, but Foxwoods casino and outlets is a 5 minute drive through the woods.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating, swimming, hiking, walking, enjoying the wildlife, strolling through Mystic shops and restaurants, & more