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Pet-friendly Waterfront Lake Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,125 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Waterfront house available year round on clean, quiet, unspoiled, spring-fed private ASHFORD LAKE. Wall of windows in living area. Not crowded, very peaceful. Beautiful place to think and relax at any time of year. Fall foliage especially nice.

Sleeps up to 7 people - 1 queen bed, bunkbeds, 2 full-size futons, 1 futon chair

WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Access the network from anywhere inside, and some places outside, the cottage. Stay in touch while you vacation!

Keywords: Cottage, lakefront, lake, pets, waterfront, fishing, swimming, Quiet Corner, UCONN

More Details

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Janet

We have travelled all around the country over the years, but the best times have always been spent with family and friends at our places in Connecticut and Florida. Cherished memories have been made there and we are so happy to be able to share our homes with our guests so that they can do the same.

Janet purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Janet chose Eastern Connecticut

For as long as I can remember, my dream was to wake up, get a cup of coffee, and walk to the water's edge. We searched and searched for a quiet private lake near our home in Connecticut and came upon this one. It was perfect. Ashford Lake is clean and peaceful. We can see the sunrise every morning. I can't tell you the amount of wildlife I've seen - herons, ducks, geese, and a great surprise - 2 muskrats floating on their backs enjoying the early morning sun, right in front of the cottage! Over the years we have enjoyed 4th of July fireworks, had family picnics, caught a 12-inch bass, gazed in awe at the beautiful fall foliage, and watched an impromptu kids ice hockey game on the frozen lake in a snowstorm in January!

What makes this cottage unique

More than anything, we enjoy having this special lakefront cottage all to ourselves when we are there. It is secluded, but within less than an hour's drive of many things to do, and if you live in Connecticut, probably close enough to run back to your office if need be, while the rest of the family enjoys the outdoors! Swimming, fishing, star-gazing, games on the lawn, hiking on our dirt roads and nearby trails, visiting nearby UCONN, the antique shops of CT, the Woodstock and Brooklyn Fairs, listening to live music at The Vanilla Bean cafe... There is so much to do, but on the flip side, you can just relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cam back to CT to be with our very ill mother. She was too ill to enjoy the

cabin with us, however, my sister and I enjoyed it very much. It is a great

cottage and was extremely clean. We were pleasantly surprised at how

wonderful it was here.



Thank you,



Cheryl and Sheila



(Homeowner's note: From our in-cottage guestbook)
Oct 2005
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Amenities

Ashford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard bath with sink, toilet, tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , 2nd bedroom has a set of bunk beds & dresser.
    Living Area Futons - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living area has 2 full-sized futons & 1 single futon chair
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 full-sized futons and 1 single-sized futon in the main living room area, Bunk Beds (1) 1 bunk bed in the second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, DVD/VCR

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Pet-friendly Waterfront Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 82 reviews
5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved it at your house Janet. The only problem we had was the grill wouldn't light. But other than that we had a blast. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and comfortable

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and bright

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We hope to be back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Beautiful property, an hour away from everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

My roommates and I from college chose this place for our spring break getaway. We loved the location and got many gorgeous photos of the land. We also made day trips to Boston, Putnam, Providence, and New York City, as well as local vineyards and shops. Everything that one could ever want to explore is only a few miles away! You would never guess that judging by how peaceful it is here!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Positive experience

  • 5 of 5

As expected after reading description and reviews. Dated but clean. Appliances and kitchen supplies were sufficient for our needs. Beautiful view from living area. Lots of space for my 2 kids to play in living area and yard. Residential area but feels secluded. Overall, we enjoyed our week long stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing family time

  • 4 of 5

My children and I enjoyed ourselves. They are asking when we can go back again. They enjoyed the boats and the lake. We enjoyed the peace and quiet in the neighborhood. The home was well equipped with what we needed and then some. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Woodstock Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
Midway Restaurant & Lounge
Car: necessary

Located on clean, quiet, uncrowded Ashford Lake (not Lake Chaffee). In the Heart of Northeast Connecticut's antique Area, minutes to Putnam, Woodstock, one-half hour from Sturbridge/Brimfield, ten minutes to University of Connecticut [UCONN], just down the road from Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Bass Fishing, Canoeing, Excellent Golf Courses and Restaurants nearby, 50 minutes from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos

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Rates & Availability

Ashford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last minute cancellation!
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$170
$995
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
End of Summer Getaway
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$575
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Please contact owner for complete pricing. Rates quoted by this website are sometimes inaccurate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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