2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 4-6
About Crissie Lauretano
The French family has been a part of Bantam Lake and Morris for decades and truly love the area. This rental is a family operation and the owners are close by for any questions, concerns, or needs. They have an extensive knowledge of the area and all it has to offer, including dining recommendations, activities for children and/or adults, and surrounding towns.
Why Crissie Lauretano chose Morris
This home was built by the owners in a small community of 6 homes, including theirs, so that they can be close by for any needs while still offering the guests privacy during their stay. The house is conveniently located close to the lake, shopping, and restaurants. It offers an easy commute to several surrounding towns that offer so much history, art, entertainment, and fun for all ages. Just 90 minutes from NYC!
What makes this House unique
This home has recently been updated with a beautiful gas fireplace with stone surround and a blue-stone hearth. Many guests love the unique and cozy front porch with rocking chairs as a quiet place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, or read the paper. There is a great private back yard with a patio, seating and grill. This inside offers split sleeping arrangements for privacy when traveling with guests, or a separate area for kids. The house is cozy in the winter after a day of skiing or hiking in the woods, and cool and breezy in the summer after enjoying a day out adventuring in White Memorial or relaxing at Sandy Beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Myself, husband, 3 year old & my mother traveled to see Lourdes of Litchfield. The sofas are so comfortable, 2 bathrooms made life easy. The beds are comfortable, kitchen is perfect size with almost everything you need to cook, bring your seasonings & cofee ( ground or pods). We cooked dinner & ate out other times, Patty's is the perfect breakfast spot. Lunch we had Litchfield pizza ( order out, inside not so pretty) great pizza and fries. Popeye's has good ice cream and nice outside seating area, the dinner was so so- Dollar General accross the street. These restaurants are about 8 to 15 minutes away. Walmart is 20 mins away in Torrington. CVS & Dunkin Donuts is about 8 mins. We had a sunny hot Saturday so we played in the yard which my toddler really enjoyed! The house has high ceiling windows so alot of natural light comes. The house sits on a corner, it is not a noisy area, neighbors friendly, and felt safe.
The sleeping situation for us was challenging because of our toddler. The downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds- my husband slept in that room. Upstairs bedroom has queen bed, comfortable but not big enough for husband & I share with our toddler so mom slept there. Toddler & I slept on futon that is not in a private room so no doors. Both nights I was terrified my toddler would wake up and tumble down the stairs so both nights we blocked the stairs with our bags & hampers. If traveling with toddlers please bring a baby gate!!
We arrived about 9pm- travel early if possible, the roads are very dark with not many cars out. Once we arrived at the house we settled in easy.
Cleanliness is a huge factor for me- this house is clean. We used their sheets with no hesitation, bathrooms were clean. No spiders! Crissie is easy to communicate with & very responsive. She will contact you back within minutes. We are adding this home to our list of homes we would return to.
Thank you so much for your review of our home. We look forward to having your family back in the future!
Morris house by the lake-excellent choice
Bright, clean, cozy . Plenty of space downstairs as well as up. 2 bathrooms a major plus. Easy access to main road. Near to shopping and other Bantam/ Litchfield interests. My family only had positive comments. We would easily recommend others to choose this place during any season. Much thanks.
Perfect for our needs
This is a lovely & comfy home. We rented for 2 months. The cottage was clean & well appointed. Crissie was very agreeable & accommodating. Pricing was fair & both my husband & I agree we would stay there again when visiting in the area. The fireplace in the living room made everything very cozy. Thank you Crissie for making our stay so pleasant.
We were delighted to be able to accommodate you for your stay and look forward to having you back! ~Crissie
Great House for the Family
This was a great house to rent for myself and my family. Nice and clean and had an up-dated TV in the Living room...
We will certainly Call Crissie again when we're planning to go to CT>
Thank you very much
Thank you so much for renting the house. We are so pleased that it was a great fit for your family.
This house is a gem - even better than advertised. The house is immaculate. The high ceilings and numerous windows make the place feel even bigger than it is. The beds are very comfy. My wife and I really enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch after sunset. The owner is lovely and was happy to answer any and all questions. It is centrally-located in the area and is close to several restaurants, beaches, parks and markets and farmers markers. I highly recommend this house, and we cannot wait to come back again.
Wonderful Home With Lots of Sunlight ! !
I traveled to CT in order to see my daughter graduate from Wesleyan University along with my wife and mother-in-law. Eventually, my son, daughter and her fiance stayed the last night with us in the home. The property is very close to Batam Lake and Columbia State Park (which is an interesting short hike). The grocery store is located near the home and there is a Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. There are lots of walkers and some cyclist in the area and the speed limit is only 25mph...so, it's a pretty laid back area. We enjoyed the home very much, everything is Sparkling Clean and the patio provides a nice gas grill along with patio furniture and a bench swing. The main floor has very high ceilings with many windows that provided a lot of natural lighting! We loved that! The property owners live next door and are wonderful people. All of my communication was promptly returned and all questions answered. We felt very safe at this location and hope to return!
Thank you for the very kind review. We enjoyed having your family use the house. Best wishes to you all!
This house is located in Morris, CT near beautiful Bantam Lake. It's just outside of Litchfield, Connecticut where local attractions include hiking, swimming, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, skiing, and fine and casual dining. Bring your family and friends for a vacation you will always remember.
Other Activities: skiing, fishing, ice skating, ice fishing, ice boating, hiking