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Ella Dreskin

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake

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

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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 (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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based on 30 traveler reviews

Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake
average rating of 4.9 based on 37 reviews

What a wonderful cottage and peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home is wonderful. The decor is inviting and the set up is comfortable and has everything you could need. The backyard, fire pit, kayaks, hammock, and lawn games made for the perfect weekend. The deck served as a great dining area and the grill delivered delicious dinners. Had a great experience and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house on Harwinton Lake recently renovated with AC and everything you need. Bedrooms are a little small but very comfortable. they are separated by the bathroom in the middle. Very peaceful. Terrific yard. my dog loved "fishing" while we lounged. There were no neighbors on either side while we were there making it even more private. The lake is relatively small (can paddle entire circumference in less than 1/2 hr) and much of it shallow. perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding canoeing. some people may be a little turned off by the mushy entrance into the lake from the yard but we swam from the house with no problem. If you prefer a sandy beach there are 3 around the lake, including one 50 yards from the house. recommend: take short day trip to Topmead! Beautiful grounds. also try the 3 mile hike around Burr pond state park - also has a very nice sandy beach and picnic area. we enjoyed our vacation very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully equipped and gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

Ella has done a fantastic job with the house. No details left behind. The house is beautifully designed and thought out as far as functionality goes. It is fully equipped and stocked with items you might need. I love that there are labels everywhere in the house guiding you how to turn on stove, what switch is for which light, etc. It takes the guessing/settling in time away. The house is so beautiful that it would be a turn key ready place for me to move into =)

The lake itself is peaceful and quiet and the outdoor space is gorgeous. Again, beautifully thought out design especially having the fire pit along the rock wall on the water.

We had a great time at Ella’s house. The only “bad experience” about my stay was I didn’t catch any fish after 2 days of fishing =(. Haha.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely property. Very well maintained. Everything was very clean and inviting. And well thought out. This is a wonderful place for a peaceful family vacation. Thank you Ella and Paul.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our home comfortable and enjoyed your stay at the lake. We like to refer to it as a "little piece of heaven". Best Ella Dreskin
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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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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
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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

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

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