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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake

26 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Harwinton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, with GORGEOUS views of the lake!

End of August through Labor Day Available! This is your chance to enjoy the lake before summer is over! Grab it fast!

Enjoy a classic New England vacation in this direct lake front home on Harwinton Lake. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and breezes on this quiet lake community. During the summer months swim directly from the backyard, or if you prefer to have company, a one minute walk will take you to the shared community beach. Our home is directly on the water with a spacious yard for barbecuing (Ducane gas grill), sun bathing (lounge chairs provided), swimming, kayaking (one and two person kayak provided), fishing (lake is stocked with trout), or napping in the hammock for 2. Light and bright with wall to wall windows overlooking the water and a cozy wood burning fireplace for romantic evenings. Winter: enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, ski area close by. Amenities: central air/heat, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, flat screen TV, linens and towels provided. No noisy gas powered vessels allowed, only canoe, kayak or electric pontoon. Lots of restaurants, antiquing, wine trails, golf, river tubing, Warner Theater for shows, and Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos are within an hour drive. Two Queen beds, one Queen sleeper sofa. Maximum occupancy 4 people. We are a pet friendly property. This is a No Smoking Property

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ella Dreskin (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Ella Dreskin

We love the water and especially this lake. We looked for years before buying a home on beach drive. The scenery from this side of the lake is quite breathtaking and tranquil.

Ella Dreskin purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ella Dreskin chose Harwinton

No motor boats on the lake, just small electric engines, kayaks and sail boats. When the sun sets it creates a picture image of the trees and homes from across the lake on the lake surface.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theater, wine trail, antique shopping, hiking trails and close to Ski Sundown!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful. We caught 76 fish all sunfish except for a small bass. Everything was exactly as advertised, except for the annoying owl, but we were very happy overall. Thank you sooo much. We plan on coming back next year.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake
average rating of 4.923077 based on 33 reviews
4

Enjoyable visit

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was up to date with quality finishes. Decorated tastefully, and comfortable. Enjoyed the kayaks exploring the lake. Everything was provided. The lake is beautiful and quiet. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the water quality for swimming. There is a geese problem.

Owners were very helpful, and quick to answer questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New London, Ct
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation immensely at this beautiful lakeside property. We brought our 12' Mariner and electric motor and our two Coton De Tulear pups! We spent our week trolling around on the lake. The dogs swam and had a great time! They celebrated their 3 rd birthday ( brother and sister.) We were able to use the neighbors entrance to the lake to launch our boat. We gave them a 30 pack of Busch to thank them. Very nice people! Great place...well appointed! Central air was appreciated as this was a very hot week!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice quaint vacation property.

  • 4 of 5

Property very clean, all household items functioned well. Property had been remodeled and updated. Equipped with everything you would need to have a great summer vacation. Located on a small quiet lake, I would call it pond rather than a lake. Area very quiet and pease full.

Close to shopping, dining, and other necessities.

We liked the way the property was stocked with basic food and household items, and they ask that you only replace the items that you use. What a great idea for guest as they arrive and have had the opportunity to go shopping to pick these things up yet.

The only opportunity we saw, was the two bedrooms were quite small, perhaps sell furniture.in the room would help make the room feel a little bigger.

We are looking forward to staying in this property again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We strive to make your stay a home away from home. We look forward to having stay with us in the future. Best, Ella and Paul Dreskin
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5

Another great stay at this lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have come back after two years, so the house has already become almost a second home to us. The beds are really comfy, kitchen well equipped, nothing to miss even when staying longer. Beautiful lake view, close to everthing worth seeing in Connecticut. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and especially for choosing our home again! We love to have repeat business and strive to make our home your home while staying at the lake. Best, Ella Dreskin
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Graz, Austria
5

Again a supernice stay at this great lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was already our second time at Ella's house on Lake Harwinton and again it was a very pleasant stay - just like a second home. The house is very well equipped - everything's there even for a longer stay, the beds are comfy, the sundeck ideal for breakfast and dinner with a great view. Only a short ride to shops and supermarkets, reataurants and theatres. Very good location when visiting Connecticut. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and especially for choosing our home again! We love to have repeat business and strive to make our home your home while staying at the lake. Best, Ella Dreskin
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5

Property is clean and well kept. The setting on a small lake community is tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

We were happy to find this slice of heaven so close to Torrington where our daughter attended The Nutmeg Conservatory. It served as our home base during graduation week.

When we had breaks from the graduation festivities, we enjoyed relaxing by the lake, kayaking in the afternoons and some overall down time.

It was a great family trip.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We strive to make our home as welcoming and comfortable as possible! Best, Ella Dreskin
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Warner Theater
"Weekly shows"
Target
"Great for every day items"
Burr Pond State Park
Nutmeg Grille
"Great breakfast!"
Carbone's Market
"Huge grinders stuffed to the gills with meat! One grinder will feed 2!"
Foxwoods Resort
"Casino and shows!"
Mohegan Sun
"Casino and concerts!"
Torrington Super Buffet
"Reasonable prices & a fantastic variety of food"
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Sundown
Car: necessary

Within 1 hr distance, you will find scenic driving routes, wine trails, Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theatre, restaurants, antiquing, skiing and so much more!

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Rates & Availability

Harwinton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Winter 12/1/16-3/31/17
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,200
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $95

Rate is for maximum occupancy of 4. Cancelation policy is 100% with 45 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Harwinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser/mirror, chest of drawer, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser/mirror, desk/chair, closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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