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Family Friendly Lakeside Cottage

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Amston lake is a wonderful family friendly community. The water is clean and water toys (rafts and tubes) are allowed. No lifeguards are provided. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on the outdoor covered porch only. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Twin air mattresses in the loft. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Queen size futon mattress/bed. ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • One bathroom with shower, plus 1/2 bath

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A variety of board and card games are kept in the loft area. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    32' flat screen TV . ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Amston Lake is a private 188 acre lake in Connecticut. The water is very clean and is home to many fish and wildlife. Please visit to learn more about it. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The enclosed porch includes a dining area overlooking the lake. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Room air conditioners in each bedroom and the living room. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Working fireplace ...moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage has been converted for storage and laundry. You can store bicycles and kayaks here if needed. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 zone baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    One set of bed linens provided for each queen bed. Linens provided for air mattresses upon request. Extra pillows and blankets available in upstairs closet. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for up to 5 cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and assortment of beach towels provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances including microwave, toaster, hand mixer, blender, coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with freezer and ice maker. ...moreless


  • Boat:

    Small (12') fishing boat with electric motor. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large deck off the porch/kitchen. There is also a covered patio walkout to the backyard. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby public courses in Colchester and Hebron. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks provided. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber gas grill for your inner grill master. Fire pit for roasting marshmallows or just for fun!...moreless



Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-17
Dec 1 - Apr 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$945 $2,500
Spring 1 2017
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial week-end
May 27 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2 2017
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • 3 rm linen/cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


Rates, taxes and fees are subject to change.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Amston, Hebron, CT, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Picture yourself here!

    Picture yourself here!

  • A beautiful summer day at the lake.

    A beautiful summer day at the lake.

  • Full sized eat in kitchen

    Full sized eat in kitchen

  • Watch a movie or just relax

    Watch a movie or just relax

  • Full bath w/ shower

    Full bath w/ shower

  • Bedroom with 1/2 bath

    Bedroom with 1/2 bath

  • Loft area

    Loft area

  • Awake to this view!

    Awake to this view!

  • The backyard and lake await you.

    The backyard and lake await you.

  • Fall in New England - just beautiful!

    Fall in New England - just beautiful!

  • Dusk - and another great day at the lake.

    Dusk - and another great day at the lake.

  • Morning has broken.

    Morning has broken.

  • Come on in.

    Come on in.

  • Fire-placed living room

    Fire-placed living room

  • Perfect for a late afternoon snooze.

    Perfect for a late afternoon snooze.

  • 1/2 bath

    1/2 bath

  • Bedroom with loft

    Bedroom with loft

  • Master bedroom with skylight and lake view

    Master bedroom with skylight and lake view

  • Ready to go kayaking

    Ready to go kayaking

  • Al Fresco dining area

    Al Fresco dining area

  • Private beach for swimming/sunbathing

    Private beach for swimming/sunbathing

VRBO #473596

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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