Quiet, cozy lakefront cottage completely furnished and ready for your stay. Features large lakeside deck ideal for relaxing by the firepit or grilling. A large lawn sprawls from the deck down to the waterfront where a rowboat, canoe, kayaks and dock await. Master suite offers waterfront views, queen bed and master bath. Second bedroom includes a Full Murphy bed as well as custom built-in desk, shelves and cabinets. Comfortable living room overlooks the lake and includes a Smart LED flat screen TV. Fully stocked, eat-in kitchen with new appliances. Washer and Dryer and excellent closet space through out for your convenience. Two interior porches offer additional living and storage space, while a quaint stone porch in front boasts a sitting bench, bird feeders and seasonal flowers. Enjoy the peace and serenity of Andover Lake with all the comforts of home. Sorry, no motors allowed on the lake.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 31 nights
2 bedroom 2 bathroom home on the lake
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
About Michael Daly
This was our parents retirement home and will be the same for us in 5 years or so. We would love for you to enjoy a month or more until then!
Michael Daly purchased this House in 1985
Why Michael Daly chose Andover
Great rural area that is only 10-20 miles from big towns and Greater Hartford
What makes this House unique
Sundrenched deck, yard & lake awaits you. You may spend the majority of your vacation in our great back yard!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Such a wonderful, beautiful place. First time up in the NE area and this place was totally perfect.
Was here for a few months for work and got to see the extreme cold, snowy weather and then the beautiful 70 degree, sunny weather before leaving. Owner is very easy to communicate with and get in touch with and is so extremely helpful. The house is beautiful and immaculate and has everything you’ll need (and then plenty extra!) Hope I can come here again sometime for pleasure instead of work, haha. Definitely definitely recommend!!
Thank you both for taking such good care of our home this winter/spring. You are always welcome back .....hopefully just to relax by the lake next time.
Michael & Ginny
Just what we wanted, and expected !
This lake front house was exactly what we wanted. We had searched diligently for all the features which we found in this property- true lakefront, a deck, a lake not too big, not too small, Fall colors, lots of windows for looking out on the lake, quiet neighbors, Kayak/boating opportunities, plenty of interior space, comfortable bed, dish TV, comfy furniture, fireplace, that cozy cabin feel, not too far from shopping and restaurants, and a friendly and helpful owner. The weather was quite chilly, rained a bit- even snowed for several hours, so we didn't get to use the boats or bicycles, but we knew that might happen in late October. Andover Lake is lovely. The property faces West for great sunsets. Sunrises were beautiful too, as the sun slowly filtered through the big tree on the edge of the property and made its way down the hills on the westward side - great photos. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments and cooking items. There was even some beer and soft drinks in the fridge ! Michael was very nice and answered a couple of our questions immediately while we were there, even gifting us with a wonderful box of local chocolates !
The cabin was clean and comfortable for our 5 night stay. Guests are asked to wash and dry towels and linens before leaving, but that was no problem at all (the washer and dryer worked great).
I liked the motion detector lights at the front of the house. Coming in at night, they really help.
We flew into JFK, rented a car, and drove the 2 1/2 hours to Andover (returning 5 days later). If we had it to do over again, flying from California, we would spend the extra to fly into Hartford and avoid the hassles with NYC and JFK. , but it was do-able and we did enjoy the scenery along the way.
We made a couple outings and enjoyed a tour of the Nathan Hale Home nearby, as well as the beautiful Victorian homes on the hill above Willimantic. The whole area was very worthwhile exploring, which was one of our goals. Spend more time exploring the local area, not trying to see everything in New England !
Fall colors timing is an art. A storm the week before we arrived removed many leaves. Some trees were past peak and others had not yet turned, but we enjoyed the many trees that were in fine color.
In conclusion, the lake front house was exactly what we wanted, where we wanted, when we wanted it. Michael was the perfect host, and we recommend this place for a couple or a small family.
Comfortable home on the lake
We stayed in at this Lake house to attend wedding festivities for our daughter's best friend. It was perfect for the 4 of us and with in twenty to twenty five minutes to all the places we needed to go. It's located in a nice quiet neighborhood, the home was very clean and comfortable.
While there we got to enjoy the one sunny day we had taking the row boat out on the lake. How relaxing after a long week at work. We brought most of our food with us and took advantage of the grill on the back deck along with the deck chairs and Adirondack ones on the lawn. Too cold for going in the water but noticed a nice sandy area right off the dock for swimming. Plenty of room for hanging out and relaxing on the rainy cold days we had too.
If we ever need to stay in the area again I won't hesitate to book this home again. The owners were wonderful to communicate with also and did I mention the little touches of chocolates waiting for us upon arrival along with a few beers and wine in the frig all chilled. Thank you again.
Almost forgot on our last morning there my daughter and son in-law got to see a bald eagle soaring over the lake and the dock at the house. Amazing to see.
Quiet and comfortable
We,spent 4 days exploring the area. The leaves were just starting to turn. It is well stocked with a great lakeside location. Didn’t use the canoe but it would be great in the summer.
John and Timi
Beautiful views, home away from home
This our second time staying at the Daly's lakehouse. We loved it. The view is beautiful and relaxing. The house has everything you need to be comfortable. The correspondence with the host is always pleasant, welcoming, and prompt. Thank you to our hosts for the wonderful experience!
Thank you so much we had such a wonderful time. What a stunning view. I would recommend your place to anyone.
The Hop River State Park Trail crosses Lake Road approx 5 min bike ride from our home. The trail is approximately 19 miles (31 km) long and runs along a former railroad line from Colonial Drive in Manchester to the Willimantic River at the Columbia/Windham town line, just west to Willimantic, Connecticut. http://www.willimanticriver.org/recreation/pg_park_hop-river.html
Additional information about rental rates
Linens, Bath & Beach towels are available but must be washed before departure. Our cleaner will make the beds so please wash/dry and leave the clean sheets out on each bed used and put towels back on the shelf. The washer and dryer is on the main floor in the master bath and we supply detergent. You are certainly welcome to bring your own linens & towels if you like. (Master is a Queen bed and Murphy bed is a Full bed.)