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Family friendly lakeside cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 28 nights


Amston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom home on beautiful Amston Lake

Loads of cottage charm and entertaining possibilities await you and your family in this 3 bedroom waterfront home. 3 Queen size beds and a loft area with twin air mattresses for extra space. Full bath (shower) and 1/2 bath. Full size kitchen with all appliances, living room with fireplace and separate dining/family room. Washer/dryer in basement. Large deck with gas grill overlooking lake. Dock and two kayaks for your fishing or boating pleasure. Small fishing boat with motor available to experienced boaters. Off street parking for five cars. A few minutes walk to the main beach where you will enjoy one of Connecticut's cleanest lakes. Very popular in the summer, this quaint cottage also offers a beautiful serene environment in winter, spring and fall. Amston Lake is a private lake community. Opportunities to stay here are very limited. As of this writing, Connors Cove is the only Amston lakefront property available for your vacation, week-end retreat or family gathering.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Anita Connor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About Anita Connor

For more than ten years we enjoyed this cottage as a vacation spot for our extended family. Adults and kids alike thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful lake. Although we only live 30 minutes away, by 2012 we found we were using it less as our family aged or moved away. In 2013 we decided to convert it to rental property and let others enjoy the little

slice of heaven we call Connors Cove. This is our first year listing with VRBO. Our guest book is filled with more then 10 years of terrific memories from family, friends and past renters.

Anita Connor purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Anita Connor chose Connecticut

We chose Amston Lake because of its quiet beauty and its proximity to our home. The cottage is conveniently located yet just far enough away from the noise of everyday living. The property offers year round comfort. It is a family friendly place where neighbors are neighborly but respectful of privacy. Many of the homes/cottages are passed down from generation to generation. The lake is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who is very conscientious about maintaining the roads, beaches and the lake water quality. The lake is stocked and even novices manage to catch a fish or two. Please visit for more info on this little known lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautifully serene lake where morning coffee and evening cocktails are not interrupted by motors. While kayaking and fishing you might just see a pair of Bald eagles or a family of muskrats. There are plenty of interesting places to explore within a 30-60 minute drive of Amston, including two casinos, Pequot Museum, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Wadsworth Athanaeum, Mark Twain House, CT Science Center, Gillette Castle, and Goodspeed Opera House. Closer to home will find many local flea and farmers markets, farm tours, antique stores, American Revolution historic sites and several wineries. In Marlboro, Hebron and Colchester you will find a variety of restaurants, grocers, and a movie theater. There are trails to hike and bike and spring and fall are beautiful times to enjoy this part of the state.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Family friendly lakeside cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Warm and welcoming cottage. Perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Anita was great to communicate with and the house had everything we needed! It was clean and spacious. Also there were board games that were a great addition since it was a little too cold to go out on the kayaks on the particular weekend we stayed. It was definitely a pleasure. Thank you for letting us stay in your delightful cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zoe It was a pleasure having you in our lake house. Yes it was a bit cold for kayaking but just right for snuggling by the fire! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Charming New England cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time spending our anniversary weekend at your lakeside cottage! Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations again on your anniversary. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this rental. It was very clean, spacious, and we wished we had brought the entire family with us - plenty of room - beautiful view - not one thing to complain about!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Candace So happy to hear it was everything you hoped for. We loved having you as our guests. Please come again when you can.
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Lewes, DE

Comfortable, cozy & peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a gem!! We enjoyed a lovely 2 days with long time friends and hope to return. We visited Gillette Castle, and took the ferry over to Chester & back for lunch. Although we didn't have the opportunity to meet our host directly, Anita was delightful to work with via phone & email. Our friends arrived before us and Anita welcomed them.

Our only regret was not staying longer.

Thank you for sharing your home with us; can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you can return someday. Connecticut is a beautiful state to visit with lots to do. the lake house is centrally located for plenty more day trips. Come back soon.
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A Totally Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we hoped that it would be. The owners were so pleasant and helpful and were so thorough in explaining the house to me upon arrival. The house was spotless and fully equipped, and what an amazing spot on the lake. The side deck was great for eating, playing cards and sitting back to read a book. The dock was perfect for capturing the sun....and every day the weather was perfect.

We loved the wine store, the private Amston beach, the morning walks in the lovely neighborhoods and the restaurants of Colchester.

Actually we loved everything about our stay and have already rebooked!


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa We know it can be hard to choose a place sight unseen. Thanks for placing your trust in us. We were delighted to have you and look forward to your return. John and Anita
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glastonbury, ct

wonderful vacation at the Connor's Cove house on Amston Lake, Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

This lake is just beautiful and the house has everything one would need to entertain a large crowd if necessary. No motor boats are allowed on this lake and so it is peaceful and quiet. The master bedroom faces the lake and the sunrise and the views are magnificent. A great dock and porch to entertain family and friends.. a minute walk to a public beach..less than 10 minutes to great shopping, movie theater and restaurants. There are 2 kayaks, fishing equipment if you are so inclined and a battery operated fishing boat for your use. There is air conditioning in each bedroom and in the sitting room. Facing the lake was a wonderful, great seating dining area. Would not hesitate to visit again and we plan to next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad everything worked out for you and your family. It is amazing how peaceful it is at the lake yet so convenient to our modern lifestyles. Enjoy the winter. We will see you next summer. John and Anita
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Car: necessary

Amston is a small private lake community nestled within the town of Hebron. The lake borders both Hebron and Lebanon. Our property is on the Hebron side. It is off of Route 85 (Church St.), an easy 15 minute drive from Route 2 Exit 13. The area has many scenic areas to enjoy in any season. This area of the state is rural enough to feel like you left the crowds behind yet suburban enough to have the convenience of drugstores, gas stations, grocers and banks at hand.

Many of our past renters have used our location to launch day trips to the Connecticut shoreline, the Connecticut River valley, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Others just prefer to relax and watch kayaks glide by. If a hike in the woods and a picnic lunch is your idea of a perfect afternoon, there are many great spots to pick from.

Whatever we can do to make your visit memorable, please let us know.


Rates & Availability

Amston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
Spring 1 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial week-end
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates, taxes and fees are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One bathroom with shower, plus 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin air mattresses in the loft.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen size futon mattress/bed.
  • Each room is unique. All three rooms can accommodate two adults. One room with loft area has 2 twin air mattresses suitable for children or teens.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
We provide life jackets (both adult and child sizes) beach chairs, umbrella and towels. We also have two large coolers for your convenience. The Air Line trail is nearby for bicyclists and hikers. There is plenty to do within a thirty mile radius.

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