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SAVE $500. May & June week’s Magnificent Direct Lakefront Victorian Mansion

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lake Front - 7 Bedrooms + Loft - 3.5+ Baths - (Sleeps 4-21+)

Victorian Mansion with magnificent water views. Perfect setting for family vacations, and family reunions!! Taking reservations 2018 & 2019 (SORRY NO Weddings, not permitted by zoning.) Perfect Family Reunions!

Just 1 3/4 hours from New York 2 hrs. from Boston! This is exceptional waterfront location, step into the crystal clear lake for swimming, and floating! 2 kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards, and canoe, fishing, snorkel, sunbathe! Bring your boat or jet ski's for boating, fishing and recreation fun. Huge wrap around porch for family BBQ or catered fine dining. Large yard for family fun, volley ball and campfires at night

Close to nearby sites such as the Gillette Castle, Gelston House Restaurant, Children's Museum, baseball, fine dining, Goodspeed Opera House, river cruises and 30 minutes to Hartford and Casino area's. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.


Additional information: Amenities: exceptional lake views of crystal clear Bashan lake, swim, sail, snorkel, kayak, canoe, gorgeous yard for volleyball, wiffle ball, boccie, etc. Memorable family vacations!!

Washer/dryer/ parking for boat/trailer,( discuss with owner), wood stove, beds queen bed, double bed, twin/single bed convertible bed, entertainment cable/satellite TV, DVD, kitchen full kitchen, cooking utensils provided, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker, catering available, outdoor features gas/BBQ grill, deck/patio, balcony, view/location lakefront, communications/ telephone, broadband Internet.

Other amenities: Golf courses close by, vinyards too! Kid friendly. Smoking not allowed on property.

More Details

Justine Neild
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

What makes this estate unique

This home is a dream come true! It's enchanting with private balconies for quiet times and huge family yard to enjoy days of activities. The lake is crystal clear and perfect for swimming, floating, kayaking, canoeing, New stand up paddleboard too! Incredibe views and magical photos of sunrises.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In mid-June of 2010 my family of 11 spent a week at Bashan Lake in this wonderful house. We are a group whose ages range from 6 years old to 80, covering three generations. We all loved this place, the house, the grounds, and the lake. We swam, we boated, we played soccer on the front lawn....terrific! As the description on the website indicates, just about everything is provided. We have had family get-togethers in England, Italy, and the South of France, and this one was at least at good as any of those! FH, New York City
Jun 2010
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East Haddam Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Custom lease must be signed
  • Renter responsible for trash removal at the local waste station
  • Property is surrounded by a deer fence and renter is required to close the gate upon entrance and egress
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 1st floor Bathroom off Kitchen w/ laundry/ shower unit and toilet and sink. 2nd Floor/ 2 baths w/ shower units and toilets and 1 double sink and 1 single sink. 3rd floor bathroom/ toilet and double sink. Spacious bathrooms. First Floor Sun porch has a day bed perfect for naps or elderly sleeping w/o having to climb stairs.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , plus extra queen matress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , First Floor Sunporch
    Bedroom 9 - 3nd flr Loft Futon
  • Quaint and Charming Bedrooms, 3 with balconies and exceptional views, plenty of hidden spots throughout for quiet reading, or relaxing in solitude on the hidden balcony! Futon bed also available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Truly picture perfect on crystal clear lake with incredible views! Fall season is peaceful, quiet and colorful!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for our family, we've been coming for 7 year!

  • 5 of 5

Owners always have a surprise for us to enjoy, a popcorn machine one year, new kayak or fire pit etc. Lake is amazing, clean sandy or rocky bottom. Great size yard for family games like Volleyball or bocci. Our kids love it as well

as their grandparents.The house is wonderful, always clean with plenty of space. The balconies are perfect getaways for coffee, reading, quiet times with sunrises to live for!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's our family's 6th time! We treasure our time there.

  • 5 of 5

This home and location is perfect for our large family ages 2-84. We kayak, fish, canoe, swim all day have campfires, make memories is the best way to describe it. We usually stay there twice a year.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay for long family weekend

  • 5 of 5

Awesome great get away for pre wedding party in super spacious Victorian

Quiet secluded waster front escape

Will return and recommend to family and friends

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We rent weekly only June-August and are not allowed Weddings on site because of strict zoning laws. We have over 250 Feet of lake frontage, swim, float, canoe, kayak standup paddle board all there for your family's use.
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West Hartford, Connecticut

Family Reunion in July 2011

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this special home in July of 2011, with a family reunion of 18 people of all ages. We were able to bring our small wood runabout to use on the lake and enjoyed tubing and water skiing. There is a wonderful deck by the water which we enjoyed and the swimming was great, the water cool and clear. The home is well appointed and very large, it was very easy to gather together or find a quiet place to enjoy some solitude. There are wonderful porches and patios outside and a great porch swings to enjoy. This is a wonderful place for a family to gather - truly a lovely and peaceful spot with a large yard and great places to play ! The owners cherish this home so be prepared to care for it well if you choose to stay. I promise it is worth it....we had a wonderful time and will have great memories of this family reunion for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Amazing Time!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great week at your home on Basham Lake. We all (three

generations: parents, 3 children and spouses and 9 grandchildren) loved

our time there and the house and grounds were great! The kids loved the

fishing - everyone caught something and our 9 yr old granddaughter

caught a 3 pound bass off the dock using worms as bait! We also enjoyed

the many attractions in the area including Gillette Castle and Devil's

Hopyard Park. Again, thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family ages 4 to 78 spent an incredible week at this memorable home on the lake. We enjoyed every minute and no one wanted to leave! We spent time watching our family swim, fish, float, enjoyed dinners on the porch, had stories around the camp fire. One of my favorite spots was watching the sunrise from the balcony enjoying my coffee and paper. We've already booked next year. Thank you for all the time you spent helping to make our family time exceptional. Tony D

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful to your family for taking such good care of our home and are so happy that your family will be back to enjoy more special memories.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Bradley, Kennedy, Logan,Westchester, New Haven,
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Too many to mention
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Banner Lodge, Portland Golf, Middletown,
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hartford, New Haven, Middletown, Essex
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 91 or 95 I84 Route 2 Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Italian Restaurant, Gelston House on CT River
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sundown Southington
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Niantic CT, Westerly RI, Watch Hill RI, Rockyneck
Car: recommended

East Haddam is enriched with history, natural beauty and rural character. Yet it's so close to Casinos, beaches, Boston, New York, New Haven, Hartford, Middletown, Mystic Aquarium, Essex, Madison, Old Saybrook, Chester, Westbrook, shopping, museums, zoos, theme parks (Lake Compounce, Six flags), live theater at the Good Speed Opera House, Vineyards, Colleges, Weslyan, Yale, Trinity, University of New Haven. There's also minor league Baseball in New Britain or Norwich with Fireworks!!

Other Activities: Casino, Kayaking, River Cruises, Family Activities, Baseball, Theater

Golf: Golf close by at Banner Lodge Moodus as well as Portland, Old Saybrook, etc.

Ski: Mount Southington, Sundown, New York Jiminipeak 2 hours,




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $490
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

(Save $200 off Fall weekends or $400 off Fall weekly 2016 rentals if booked by 5/31/16 (Does not apply to Holidays) (Families of 2-21 plus children under 5). Please add cleaning/linen fee $490 and refundable security dep $1500.
This property is truly unique and will make your Family vacation memorable!
WE are taking 2016-2017 reservations offering discounts if reserved by 5/31/16.

Contact owner directly for lease and payment 860-985-4534 Justine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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