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Inspiring Lake Views 365 Days a YEAR! What will stay look like?

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront retreat for 8 with canoe, kayaks and paddle boat

This home is located 11 mi S of Glastonbury, 21 mi SE of Hartford and 9 mi E of Middletown

FYI: The calendar is up to date. If your desired dates show available, this information is accurate. WiFi and canoe/kayak/paddle boat and life preservers are complementary. Minimum age requirements and maximum occupancy of 6 adults and 2 minor guests apply. Events (house parties, reunions or weddings), pets and smoking are never permitted. Standard check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 10:00 am unless stated otherwise in your rental agreement.

Lakeside Ferns is a recently listed (July 2015), well appointed vacation home on Spellman's Point of Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT. Our selection of furnishings, bedding and appliances/accessories were chosen to provide guests with all the comforts of home. Efforts have been made to create an allergen reduced environment which includes maintenance of the air filters in the heat/air conditioning system and having each bed mattress, box spring and pillow encased in a dust mite, bed bug, allergen reducing protector. All linens are laundered using Charlie's Soap which is a hypoallergenic, non-toxic and safe for the environment laundry detergent. Two Himalayan salt lamps. Amenities include Tervis tumbler cups and Hydro Flask stainless steel pint glasses to keep your beverages cold on hot summer days. The home has WiFi, cable tv in 3 rooms, a wood burning fireplace, Keurig coffee machine, Mr. Coffee machine, iron/steamer, hairdryers, washer and dryer, canoe, sit on top kayaks (individual and 2 person), paddleboat, life vests and lake towels.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each bedroom has a King size bed with luxury pillow top mattress, 750 thread count sheets and allergen reducing bedding. There is a laundry closet in the first floor bathroom stocked with Charlie's Laundry powder and Tide color catcher laundry sheets.

The first floor bedroom, the Red Fern room, includes a 32" Sharp smart tv, Samsung dvd player and basic cable channels. Two bedrooms on the second floor have lake views. The Boston Fern room is the master bedroom with a 50" smart tv, Blu ray player and basic cable television channels. This bedroom has direct access to the upstairs bathroom. The Maidenhair Fern room is also on the second floor. This room has a lake view and small patio facing the lakeside. Along with the King size bed there is a twin bunk bed suitable for 2 children. The Maidenhair Fern room is perfect for parents who want to share a room with their two small children or for a kid's room only. Two additional (rollaway) beds can be added if requested for small children.

The first floor bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination and closet which contains the washer and dryer. Also in this bathroom you will find a hairdryer, soap and shampoo, hand held steamer, iron with ironing board, basic cleaning supplies, and toiletries. Four sets of bath towels are located in the downstairs bathroom.

The second floor bathroom has a stall shower and claw foot bath tub. Start up quantities of soap, shampoo, facial tissue and toilet paper are provided. Twelve sets of bath towels are located in the upstairs bathroom. Step stools for younger guests needing to reach the sinks are located in the cabinets under the sinks in both bathrooms.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove and oven, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, Mr. Coffee and Keurig k-cup coffee machine, blender, crock pots (3 and 6 quart), knives, Cuisinart pots and pans, silverware, glassware, Tervis tumblers and wine glasses for outdoor use, Hydro Flask stainless steel pint glasses and dishes for 16. Start up kitchen supplies include dish detergent, sponge, dishwasher packets, trash bags, ziplock bags, tea, sugar, a variety of k-cup coffees, Mr. Coffee filters, and basic spices.

The outdoor Weber charcoal grill comes with a startup supply of charcoal bricks, lighter fluid, matches, grilling utensils, ash bucket and wire brush for cleaning. A portable Igloo day trip cooler and larger cooler are available for use during your stay.

On the lakeside patio is seating for 8. There is a deck box with lake towels, PFDs ranging from infant size to XL adult. From May - September a canoe, kayak and paddle boat are available for use.

Lakeside Ferns can accommodate up to 8 guests and is best suited for 6 adults and 2 children or any combination of groups with no more than 6 adults and any number of children so long as the total people does not exceed 8. The home is a vacation rental only. Events such as weddings, reunions, graduation and house parties are not permitted on the property. Such events can be booked at the Bay Point Club which is located across the street. For more information about reserving and renting the Bay Point Club House for an event please inquire and I will share their contact information with you.

More Details

Property Manager
Marian S.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Marian S.

Hi! I'm Marian, mother to 4 active boys ranging in age from 6 - 14 yrs old. We reside in a suburb of Austin, TX. I'm busy with my sons' football, basketball, baseball and school activities. I enjoy volunteering as a science fair judge and mentor for Hays CISD and Austin Energy's Regional Science Fairs.

I'm a life long collector of miniatures and dollhouses. As an adult I have trained in glass blowing and lampwork at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ. I have a green thumb for growing a variety of ferns in my Texas home. Both owls and cardinals have a special meaning to my family. I've incorporated a little of each of these hobbies into the decor at Lakeside Ferns.

Marian S. purchased this house in 2014

Why Marian S. chose East Hampton

Living in Austin, TX during the school year, my family would evacuate to the cooler climate at Lake Pocotopaug each June - August to escape the Texas heat. When the neighboring home came on the market in the summer of 2014, my husband and I decided to purchase it as place for over flow family that would come to visit us in the summer. With a total of 8 children between us, we anticipated a day when each grown child with spouse and grandchildren would come for a week in the summer to vacation with us.

Sadly, just 2.5 months after purchasing Lakeside Ferns, our plans and hopes for the future were changed. My husband, Eric, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly leaving me with many decisions I did not want to make.

Against everyones' advice, I decided to go forward with the project of turning the brown house into a short term vacation rental. In the first year of grief, acceptance and many changes


Lake Pocotopaug House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor bathroom has a laundry closet (washer & dryer).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Second floor bathroom includes a claw foot tub.
  • The house has two bathrooms; one on each floor. The first floor bathroom is complete with a laundry closet. The second floor bathroom has a shower stall and claw foot bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Red Fern - 1st floor bedroom with 32" tv and yard views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Boston Fern - 2nd floor room has 50"tv and lake views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Maidenhair Fern - 2nd floor room with balcony & lake views.
  • All three bedrooms have a King bed with new pillow top mattresses. The pillows, mattresses and box springs have water proof, allergen resistant and pest proof bedding and encasements. We strive for both physical comfort when sleeping and peace of mind.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Inspiring Lake Views 365 Days a YEAR! What will stay look like?
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Montpelier, VT

Very impressive!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures were beautiful, but the house surpassed them, very well appointed. My husband surprised me with a Valentine's getaway and the spa like bathroom was just the thing. Very romantic and the view from my breakfast in bed was outstanding. Highly impressed with Marian and her team. Best home away stay to date, and we have done many.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recognizing the efforts of my team members. Together, we strive to offer all guests a value added experience. Glad to hear your romantic getaway was pleasant. Safe travels wherever life takes you! - Marian
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Very clean, comfortable and well furnished house. Great lake view.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house. The owner was very prompt in addressing our questions. When I couldn't find the wine opener in the kitchen, Marian (owner) made sure that the caretaker brought us a new one from the store within 30 minutes. Five stars for the excellent service.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marian was a pleasure to deal with. She was quick to respond and communicate with. Very gracious.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and relaxing. I could spend hours looking at the lake. The view from the house is amazing. The home is fully stocked (and beyond) with everything you could possibly need. Beds and bedding extremely comfortable. This home is clean with plenty of space, yet cozy. Mark wh takes care of the property is there to see to your needs(if you have any). This was a home I did not want to leave! Thank you so very much Marian.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and cozy, had everything we needed plus everything we didn't know we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The six of us were lucky enough to enjoy this lovely space in January and witness several snowfalls on the lake. Staying at this beautiful house feels like being home. Everything one could possibly need was available to us. The warm, open kitchen and dining area made a phenomenal meeting place for us to share meals, telework, and just enjoy each others' company. The ample space was wonderful. We'd definitely love to come back and visit no matter what the time of year! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with a great back deck overlooking the lake, and a nice back yard to go with it. Master bedroom has a large window overlooking the lake. Perfect to wake up to in the morning. Clean, well maintained, fast wifi. Owner is readily available to help. Overall, great.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Marian's home by the lake the week after Christmas with our daughter and her husband and our 2 grandchildren, ages 3 and 5. It was just perfect! She thought of everything including booster seats, a small table and chairs for the kids and games. The list could go on and on! The kitchen was ready to go and the home was very clean! Mark, the caretaker, welcomed us upon our arrival and was very helpful but not intrusive. We loved building a fire in the fireplace and she even had a beautiful Christmas tree! We loved watching the lake and walking around the neighborhood. We would definitely stay there again, maybe next time in the summer or fall. Thank you, Marian for all the thought, hard work and preparation that you invested into making this house a home!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Pocotopaug House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 20 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

This is a non smoking, pet free home that requires a minimum age of 25 years for renters. Events such as reunions, weddings, and house parties are not permitted on the property. Summer Peak Season dates are for reserved dates between and including Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. During Peak Season dates a minimum of 7 nights is required with a check in time of 4 pm on Friday and check out of 10 am the following Friday. Peak Season rates are for up to 8 guests.

This home has a minimum age requirement (25yrs) and is a pet free and non-smoking home. Events such as weddings, reunions and house parties are not permitted.

Off Peak Season dates are for reserved dates after Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day weekend. During Off Peak Season there is a 3 night minimum stay. Rates are for up to 8 guests.

Monthly rates for both Peak and Off Peak Seasons are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests up to ten total may be added for an additional fee per guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
32.8 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Angelico's Lake House
Nearest Golf
10.2 Miles
Portland Golf Course
Nearest Train
40.2 Miles
New Haven Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
3.9 Miles
Saddlers Ordinary
Nearest Beach
34.5 Miles
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Car: necessary


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