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Charming Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Cozy, charming lakefront cottage on quiet, spring-fed Lake Chaffee. Relax on the deck, swim, canoe or kayak around the lake to one of the little islands with rope swings, float on a raft, fish, enjoy the changing light, read, nap, go hiking in the nearby state park, or bike on scenic roadways.

Too calm? Head out for some antiquing in Pomfret, Woodstock or Brimfield, or head towards the CT wine trail, Sturbridge Village, nearby University of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos, or Thompson International Speedway. Or try a ropes course or zip line at The Adventure Park at Storrs.

If you don't feel like grilling with lake views and eating under the stars, then head out to local, charming cafes.

The cottage itself is fully equipped - simple but comfortable indoor/outdoor living. Two bedrooms, one bath, full kitchen, and a living room and dining area which opens up to a very large deck overlooking the lake. Wi-Fi, cable television, free movies, music, board games, cards and books. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit in the evening.

Located in historic Ashford, Connecticut, between New York City and Boston and an easy commute to Hartford, Boston or NY.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, Lake, House, Home, kayaks, deck, dock, canoe, charming, casita

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Ashford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double bed (1) , also have an air mattress if you want to sleep under the stars!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
canoe, kayaks, life jackets, coffee maker, espresso machine. Usually there are a few fishing poles and beach toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Cozy Cottage with Great View of Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to relax. The cottage is very comfortable and the lake view is awesome. Even though there are houses nearby, the entire area is very quiet. It was nice to see children enjoying the water instead of staying inside playing video games and texting each other. Kathy makes the cottage feel very welcoming, and the stock of supplies she leaves, for guests, is really quite remarkable. We are already intending to book this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Overall we were very satisfied with the cottage, its amenities, & particularly the Lake front view.

  • 4 of 5

Kathy was great to work with and very accommodating. She said we really do not need to bring anything other than our clothes & she was right. Everything we needed was there. The deck, grilling out nightly, the kayaks & canoe were all nice enhancements to LAKE LIVING. The people we met (there were quite a few of them actually) were all very friendly. It was a great vacation week in every way

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly charming Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spend a beautiful week at this lovely lakehouse, and primarily everything that you have read from others is true. All amenities listed were in great condition, the house was adorable, and the lake just right. The owner is quite generous with everything you need. There were plenty of towels, chairs, wood for the fireplace and the grill worked great. We will certainly plan on another week here next summer. You don't have to bring many of the things other rentals do not provide, such as linens, everything was top quality and very clean. It is also very quiet, no motors on the lake, just small boats, canoes and kayaks. The mile and a half walk around the lake was fun as well. Highly recommend!!!

Thank you Kathy!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lakeside living

  • 4 of 5

Great location on the lake.

Use of Canoe, Kayaks and fishing equipment was appreciated.

Plenty of room, lovely comfortable beds (crisp cotton sheets) in air conditioned bedrooms

Plenty of supplies to keep us going

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year in a row of staying in "the little red house by the lake" and it was as as enjoyable as ever! The house is small but plenty big enough to be perfectly comfortable for a couple, with a second bedroom for an additional family member if needed. The view of the lake from the dining area looking across the huge outdoor deck is fantastic -- very peaceful yet always changing from one minute to the next. We never turn on the TV because what's outside the glass sliding doors is far better. The description and the photos in the listing give an accurate idea of what this property is. If you like to escape city noise, traffic, and crowds, and you have no problem entertaining yourself without closeby nightclubs, theaters, etc., you'll love this quiet, rural get-away cottage. Oh, and the owner, Kathy, is an absolute joy to work with. Haven't found anyone better in decades of renting vacation homes all over the country. Thanks, Kathy, for another perfect summer visit to Connecticut!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying in this wonderful cottage. The setting is amazing. It is a small place and yet the layout doesn't feel cramped. It is equipped with EVERYTIHNG, and Kathy was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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