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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • 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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  • A Relaxing Shoreline Vacation.

    "Mary's home is lovely, clean, and comfortable! It has everything you need to whip up a delicious local seafood dinner, as well as plenty of linens, a washer and dryer, and a backyard where I ate breakfast every morning. The location is excellent for a shoreline getaway, quiet but with many nearby attractions. The Owenego Beach Club is about a half block away and offers reasonable casual waterfront dining....lobster roll anyone? There is also a lovely path along the Sound for strolling after dinner. You can walk down Linden Avenue and get to several beach options....pleasantly deserted during the week. Yes, the Thimble Islands cruise is a must.....local flavor, beautiful views. Mary's house has AC, but I was comfortable with all the windows open, enjoying the fresh breezes and scents of the nearby salt marshes, where osprey and other shore birds cavort. Mary is close by if needed, and quick to answer questions. She also provided me with a list of nearby restaurants and suggestions on seafood markets. The nearby shoreline towns are charming and worth a visit. Branford is hopping with breweries and restaurants, and do not miss my favorite shop, Taken for Granite in Stony Creek! Altogether a relaxing stay...would highly recommend!"
    Guest: phyllis b. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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  • Family Gathering

    "We stayed at this large, beautiful home for our daughter's graduation from Wesleyan. This was the perfect home for our extended family ~ close to shopping, the Hartford airport, West Hartford and only 35 minutes to campus! The home was very well equipped, especially the kitchen; there was lots of comfortable living space and wonderful outdoor space; the property was outstanding ~ located in a private area looking over a golf course. The home owners were delightful to work with!"
    Guest: Diane M. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 9, 2016
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  • Perfect vacation home

    "Our family rented this beautiful home for a New Years vacation and it was perfect. Large, clean, well maintained, great location. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Jennifer C. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 2, 2016
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