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Private beautiful setting, Lyme's best kept secret, Swim, Boat, Fish, Hike

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full & 2 half bathrooms, directly on very private wooded lake.

Tucked into the hillside above the serene waters of crystal-clear Uncas Lake, this comfortable cottage is surrounded by its own wooded grounds with private lake frontage. Guests can enjoy the canoe provided, fishing, swimming, wildlife and tranquility (no motor boats are allowed on the lake). You may spot otters, beavers and ospreys diving for fish in the calm waters, deer in the woods and wild turkey from the balcony or one of the two decks. Inside the spacious cottage are cedar-paneled walls, cathedral ceilings and a office/library with books and games. Enjoy beautiful lake views from almost every room and the large screened porch. The main floor has a full kitchen, study with full bath, master bedroom with queen bed and full bath, great room with fireplace, huge screened porch, and outside decks, all overlooking the lake. Upstairs is a balcony overlooking the great room, 2 bedrooms and a 1/2 bath,. Downstairs, game room, 2 dressing rooms, 1/2 bath, washer and dryer. Yard, Dock, Raft, Boats.


Owner
Stephen and Carol Huber
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Stephen and Carol Huber

Stephen & Carol Huber are internationally know as the leaders in the field of antique needlework. They live on the same lake and enjoy swimming, boating, and family gatherings. You can find out more about them by simply goggling - Stephen and Carol - really.

Stephen and Carol Huber purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Stephen and Carol Huber chose Connecticut

Lyme, Connecticut is known for it's unspoiled rural beauty. Uncas Lake is nestled in thousands of acres of state forest and Lyme conservation land. The access driveway to the cottage is a 3/4 mile long private gravel lane. People often comment that they feel like they are on a small undeveloped lake in the middle of Maine, even though they are just 10 min. from I-95. You can't find a more centrally located, pleasant, private, tranquil, place to relax and/or explore the Connecticut River valley, Long Island Sound, and the many attractions between New York City and Boston.

What makes this cottage unique

You will return home filled with wonderful memories of exploring New England, sunbathing on the dock, boating and swimming in the crystal clean waters of Uncas Lake, and candlelight dinners on the screened porch with friends and family.

Amenities

Lyme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , With master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath with sink and toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 bath in walkout basement with changing rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Separate room off upstairs balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Separate room off upstairs balcony.
  • All bedrooms have wood paneled walls and ceilings and views of the lake. The Master bedroom also has a Queen sized poster bed and private full bathroom with shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The cottage will have a canoe with 2 paddles and a paddle boat along with flotation pillows. Also we happily supply fishing poles, a selection of life jackets, etc. You will love the log book from previous visitors.

Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Private beautiful setting, Lyme's best kept secret, Swim, Boat, Fish, Hike
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
3

Not what we expected

  • 3 of 5

The property was clean and the owners are quite friendly and took care of some minor concerns very quickly. A few things to note of importance is that this home is not air conditioned. There are 2 window units (1 in master bed, 1 in upstairs bed). Our stay was during an epic heat wave and these units were not what we expected to have as a home listed with air conditioning. Also, the two upstairs bedrooms have mattresses that have seen better decades. We actually used several comforters to cushion ourselves from the springs. There are no window coverings for the living area and outside patio which would have helped tremendously during the aforementioned heat wave. The pathway to the lake is long and all stairs, so just be aware of this with elderly or young kids. For some reason, we did not get directions from the owners before our trip and Waze had a hard time finding it, namely because of the mile long driveway.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guests for their review. We hope your stay was pleasant in spite of your unfulfilled expectations. A few comments, the heat wave was unusual but prudent use of the floor standing fans with the AC units has always been more than adequate in the past. Because the house is located in the woods, on a lake with incredible views, and no one around, we have chosen to celebrate the view and not have shades in the great room. We will consider your suggestion for window coverings and look into the mattresses upstairs even though this is the only time they have been mentioned. GPS has not been a problem in the past, but we now also provide directions. The house is about 30 feet above the dock. Many of our guests have returned multiple times and currently 7 weeks in 2017 are booked by returning guests.
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5

Laurel Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Laurel Cottage is a charming, friendly, relaxing, clean, comfortable, well kept and well appointed cottage on the water..... we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our family of four had the perfect combination of fun on the water, beautiful evenings on the screened porch, fabulous dinners in local restaurants and terrific day trips to the museums, the beach, farmer's market and antique shops. We love to cook and found the local grocery store to have excellent high end provisions and the kitchen was easy to prepare a complete dinner in. The owners Steve and Carol were attentive, available, informative and very welcoming. We've already booked next summer's vacation !

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hartford, CT
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New London, CT to (Long Island, NY)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Hall - Old Lyme, Fenwick - Old Saybrook
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Saybrook, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several choices casual to elegant
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Best swimming lake in CT or 10 mi. LI Sound beach
Car: necessary

Tucked into the hillside above the serene waters of crystal-clear Uncas Lake, this comfortable cottage is surrounded by its own wooded grounds with private lake frontage. Guests can enjoy the canoe provided, fishing, swimming, wildlife and tranquility (no motor boats are allowed on the lake). You may spot otters, beavers and ospreys diving for fish in the calm waters, deer in the woods and wild turkey from the balcony or one of the two decks. Inside the spacious cottage are cedar-paneled walls, cathedral ceilings and a office/library with books and games. Enjoy beautiful lake views from almost every room and the large screened porch.

Old Lyme offers art galleries, craft shops and a choice of gourmet dining. Nearby are the villages of the Connecticut River Valley, with sandy ocean beaches just eight miles away.

Accommodations: Ground floor: very spacious living/dining room with cathedral ceiling, lake views, open fireplace and door to screened deck; well equipped kitchen; queen bed bedroom with lake views and en suite bath; study; bathroom. 2nd floor; galleried landing; with a half bath and two bedrooms—each with 2 twin beds. Lower ground floor: half-bath; changing rooms; laundry area; door to grounds. Balcony, two decks, wooded grounds and dock. Cable TV, Wifi, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, microwave, barbecue. No pets. No smoking.

Location: Centrally located 3 miles from I-95 at the mouth of the Connecticut River in quiet, rural Lyme, Connecticut. One hour 45 minutes to New York, two hours to Boston or New Hampshire, 45 minutes to Hartford, 30 minutes to New Haven, one hour to Newport.

Attractions: Close to quaint New England towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Mystic and others. Museums nearby include; Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Florence Griswold Museum, Connecticut River Museum, Gillette's Castle, US Naval Submarine Base and Museum, Peabody Museum and Yale Collections, Indian Museum at Foxwoods and Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Live theater at the Goodspeed Opera House in Haddam, CT

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Rates & Availability

Lyme Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact Owners: Stephen or Carol Huber 1-860-388-6809

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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