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Lakefront Vacation Retreat

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 31 nights


Andover House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom 2 bathroom home on the lake

Quiet, cozy lakefront cottage completely furnished and ready for your stay. Features large lakeside deck ideal for relaxing 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael Daly
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Michael Daly

This was our parents retirement home and will be the same for us in 6 or so years. We would love you to enjoy a month or two until then!

Michael Daly purchased this house in 1985

Why Michael Daly chose Central Connecticut

Every day at the lake feels like vacation!

What makes this house unique

Sundrenched deck, yard & lake awaits you. You may spend 80% of your vacation in our great back yard!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Lakefront Vacation Retreat
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Comfortable home on the lake

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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

OctOber 2016

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful views, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much we had such a wonderful time. What a stunning view. I would recommend your place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect in every way-- it has everything you need, is clean, and close to everything. I highly recommend staying here. The owner is also extremely nice and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO experience and the reason I will never stay in a hotel again. This property in particular is amazing. The owners supply everything you could possibly need and then some. I really wanted to stay longer and not go home. Who would want to leave ? You wake up to a beautiful lake and have daily visitors of ducks sunbathing on the rocks and they come by at sunset as well. This will be my go to vacation spot in CT any time I visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bidwell Tavern
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
New London Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tallwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Hartford Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
CT Shoreline
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Andover House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 16 2017
31 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
31 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150

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.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Andover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Washer & dryer closet attached
    2nd bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 / Office - 1 double , Murphy bed, office/study by day... bedroom by night.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master has private bathroom & walk-in closet.
  • Living room sofa pulls out to queen bed. Air mattress & pump available in hall closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hop River Trail is 3/4 mile from the house. The old railroad bed has been converted to a trail for biking and walking. Over 4 miles of trail.

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