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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Perfect in every way

    "My husband and I and our four sons wanted some real family time before half of the kids jetted off to college. We explored a number of properties in western Connecticut. The innkeeper for the Amselhaus was incredibly friendly and communicative from the very start and we felt welcome before we even walked in the door. Once there, we felt instantly at home. I can honestly say I have never stepped into a vacation rental and felt as instantly at home and comfortable. We stayed in the north house which was perfect for our family. There were fresh cookies for all of us, coffee for the making in the morning, all the kitchen items one would need as well as a book of information about where we could eat out and activities we could take part in in the area. We sat on the porch and watched the river, the kids played croquet and "chilled out" in the living room watching old Sponge Bob episodes in the evening. (We don't have cable TV at home so this was a treat for them....even the older ones.) Every part of the trip was made special by the accommodations. And the review written about the comfortable beds were right on. We slept in absolute comfort. We are all looking forward to coming back again and my husband and I are entertaining the idea of an anniversary trip for just the two of us. There are many great activities to take part in including Kent Falls down the road and a mining museum. There are restaurants and even some that deliver to the Amselhaus. If you are looking for a comfortable place to come with family or just for a couple, I can not rate this place more enthusiastically. My only fear is as word gets around about this gem, we wont be able to book it."
    Guest: Mary Rose M. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 28, 2015
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  • Ideal for a long week-end getaway

    "My husband and I usually stay at an historic inn or a B&B for week-end escapes but this time we decided to try VRBO. I quickly realized most of the search results were for large families or extended families with descriptions of 8-11 bedrooms. For the few that were 1 bedroom rentals, most were lacking in character and had plain white walls and that beige worn out couch condo look. I was about to revert to a B&B site when I came across the listing for Little Wheel cottage. It seemed almost too good to be true but the pictures are indeed accurate. If you are looking for a place that has country charm in a good way, this is it! :) We fell asleep to the sound of the river right outside our bedroom window and in the mornings we enjoyed our coffee on the stone terrace custom built by the little waterfall. One evening before dinner while we were sitting there relaxing, a small raccoon came down from the opposite bank and took a few sips of water. This is the perfect place to decompress and do nothing. There is a tv in the living room but we enjoyed perusing the coffee table books and just vegging out on the comfy armchair and couch and the bed itself had his/her reading lamps. The kitchen and in fact the whole cottage was impeccably clean and the owner, who could not have been nicer, supplied us with beach towels and chairs for the town beach. While we came at the end of the summer, we could see how this would be a wonderful escape anytime of the year, particularly during fall foliage season because of the beautiful mature trees and the woods surrounding the property. As for activities, we loved that Lake Waramaug was within walking distance, although it's best to just drive to it if you plan to spend time at the town beach. There is an entry fee but they let you use their kayaks…a highlight of the week-end! We also like to hike and went to Mt. Tom State Park (Washington). This park had a $14 or $15 entry fee but it also had a nice lake and beach for swimming. Another day we hiked Macedonia State Park (Kent) There was no charge to enter but that could have been b/c it was Labor Day and the season was over. We plan to come back one of these days and would also highly recommend this getaway to friends."
    Guest: Patricia K. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
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  • Gorgeous rental

    "Just finished 5 nights at Riverview for my daughter's wedding at Mystic Seaport and we couldn't have asked for a better house to stay in. The house was immaculate and the descriptions were accurate. We had 4 family units staying there. One stayed in the apt over the garage and the others stayed in the main house. Plenty of bedrooms which were very large and bathrooms for everyone. We had a clambake on the property which was a huge hit. Everyone loved the house and the location right on the river. It is so convenient to downtown Mystic where the young people actually conducted a scavenger hunt at various popular places, Mystic Pizza of course, the Harp and Hound Irish pub, the drawbridge ice cream shop, many captains homes, etc. We held the rehearsal dinner at the Engine Room restaurant, an industrial decor with fantastic food and service. We had extremely warm weather but the central air kept the house cool and comfortable. The 2 kayaks and the canoe were in constant use. And the ducks with their ducklings who came up to the back yard were adorable. We couldn't resist feeding them! You will not be disappointed renting this house."
    Guest: Pat W. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 18, 2016
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  • wonderful owners

    "Missy and her husband are wonderful. It was very easy to get ahold of them, they were lovely to talk to, and they were more than accommodating. I highly recommend working with them, they made everything extremely easy. Very cute and cozy house in a quiet and lovely location. Outdoor patio is a really great added bonus."
    Guest: Megan R. Date of Stay: July 2015 Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
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