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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Northwest 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

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ella Dreskin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake
average rating of 4.888889 based on 43 reviews

Perfect for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is so cute and very lovingly redone. The house looks much smaller in the pictures than it actually is--there was plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 dogs. We had a great time fishing, relaxing, and enjoying the beautiful lake front property (sunrises in the morning were gorgeous!) The kitchen and bathrooms were fully stocked with everything we could have needed. The pipes in the bathroom were a little loud, but I think that was just the circumstance of the location (did not bother us). Communication with Ella was prompt and very easy. Overall we had a wonderful weekend and would absolutely consider coming back. Thank you for letting us use your house!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Second time staying

  • 5 of 5

and second time happy we did. Beautiful house at picturesque lake. Thanks for letting us stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Manchester, CT

Relaxing and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I wanted to get away for a couple of days to just unwind and also wanted an opportunity to break in our brand new kayaks! The cottage was so comfortable, it had everything we needed. The only thing we had to bring was food. It was fun to live like the locals for a couple of days. We look forward to returning again and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing weekend at a peaceful lake!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this was perfectly appointed with everything you need! The fire pit by the lake was relaxing and bugs were never an issue. The location allowed us to do many things within a 5 mile radius! We went to tastings at 3 vineyards, sampled homemade chocolates at Milk House Farm, enjoyed brick oven pizza and 5 cent wine refills at Marzanos, saw a movie at the claims Bantam Theater and ate amazing ice cream at Peaches and Cream...highly recommend this home and it's location.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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very quiet & cozy lake front getaway...

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a Home Away listing so we were excited yet a little cautious leading up to our stay. 9/1 - 9/5 2016

Ella & Paul's place (home) was beautiful inside and out and better than advertized ! It was the perfect quiet vacation we needed... esp. after having to put our old Golden Sammy (who was very sick) down just prior to coming. Our 2 yr old pup Holly did come & loved the place, obeyed the rules and had a great time learning how to swim for the first time !! We had the place all to ourselves with no neighbors home for almost our entire stay. We used the kayaks everyday and the fire pit right on the lake as well - a very nice feature indeed !

The house was modern with lots of charm and renovated very nicely with a an ample kitchen and open great room for reading , games or TV.

All in all a VERY enjoyable first lake house rental that's run extremely well by Ella & Paul Dreskin.

Thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful home and lake !

Doreen, Paul & Holly

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Such a lovely, peaceful spot and a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was everything my husband and I needed. The location is fantastic and easy access. It is tucked away yet close to Litchfield and Torrington. What a great spot for a 3 day getaway, we were there during the week so it was very quiet. Would definitely rent there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Warner Theater
"Weekly shows"
"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!


Rates & Availability

Northwest Harwinton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
Winter 12/1/16-3/31/17
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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Northwest Harwinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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