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Pristine Private Lake Cottage in Hartland CT - 3 Seasons

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


West Hartland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)2 king,1 queen, 1 double, 6 single

Now booking for spring, summer, and fall season.

Hartland Pond (Pinehurst Lake) is a private community of 35 cottages on a small private lake approximately half by one quarter of a mile. The water quality is the highest in the State; clear and clean. Swimming, canoeing and fishing are all excellent (smallmouth and largemouth bass). There is a private tennis court and many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. The lake sits in the middle of water district property and state forest, and is truly hidden away.

The 'cottage' is actually a large summer home built in 1946 with a large stone fireplace, and is a three season home from May - October. There is a large screened-in porch within 50 ft of the water, a large (20 X 20) dock for swimming and a large canoe for paddling and fishing.

This is a gated, private, family-oriented lake community, very quiet, no motorized craft of any kind allowed .A resident State of CT MWD Police is our private security. The house is 10 minutes from the Farmington River, the premier trout fishing river in Connecticut with trophy trout up to eight pounds and fish management areas for the fly fisherman.

There are well marked walking trails for enjoyment.

Families and couples only, no party groups. No pets, parties, or noise allowed.

contact Ann LaCroix at alacroix at Comcast dot net.

Keywords: Lake Cottage, family groups and couples only

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Ann LaCroix .... alacroix at comcast dot net
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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About Ann LaCroix .... alacroix at comcast dot net

My Grandparents built this family vacation home in 1946 and it has been in our family ever since. Our family grew up here as children, and it has changed very little. Due to rising waterfront taxes we are selectively renting to qualified family groups and couples to supplement the cost of ownership. This is our home for part of the year, and is not your typical income-rental property. We ask that you treat it as carefully as you would your own home. We pride ourselves on keeping the house and property well maintained and in excellent condition.

Ann LaCroix .... alacroix at comcast dot net purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Ann LaCroix .... alacroix at comcast dot net chose Connecticut

If you rent from us, you will not be in a typical vacation rental....this is our home for part of the year. It has been in our family for over 70 years.

direct contact is ann LaCroix ... alacroix at Comcast dot net

What makes this cottage unique

The lake Association was formed in 1929, and most buildings were completed in the 1940's. A limit of 35 homes was set then and still applies. The Lake Association owns 600 acres around the lake. Since that time the State of CT has aquired land around us and has established State Forest and Water District Property surrounding the lake that will never be developed. The result is a unique piece of history tucked away in a heavily forested part of CT that has not changed in 60 years.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Pristine Private Lake Cottage in Hartland CT - 3 Seasons
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

True Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This stay was our second visit to this peaceful cottage on the lake. The first time was for a family wedding at the lake, and it was a bit hectic. This time around, it was to relax and enjoy what this lake community has to offer. We could not have had a better time. This is a wholesome experience, where you see your young children learn how to paddle a canoe, fish, jump off the raft at the beach and swim to shore, and hike the trail to the Hogback Reservoir overlook. We picked blueberries, which are abundant in the field next to the clay tennis court and bocce ball court. And, yes, we played tennis and bocce ball, for which the equipment is stored right next to the court. A jog around the lake - mostly on the camp road - is a must after all of the dinners which just seem to taste better at the lake. We were so active during the day, that we almost didn't notice that there is a nice flat-screen television in the cottage, which did provide a movie night for the young ones one night. Finally, there is a nice selection of board games, and our Monopoly game lasted three nights. All of us cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Hampton, CT

Wonderful and relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! The house was clean and large, with plenty of room for our big family. The view from the porch is lovely, and the pond was fantastic for swimming, boating, and fishing. We especially loved the peace and quiet, it was incredibly relaxing. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westchester, NY

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised...clean...away from it all, beautiful lake...great swimming and fishing

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
across the lake

sunbathing on the dock, canoeing, RELAXING !!

This is 'in the woods'...not a party place, but a unique quiet gem that feels like it's in Alaska or Canada.


Rates & Availability

West Hartland Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-No pets
-No smoking
-We do not provide linens and towels, please bring your own. A local service can provide complete linens and towels for those traveling out of state.

$500 security deposit to secure reservation, separate check for full rent 30 days in advance of arrival, return of security deposit after inspection of property by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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West Hartland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , toilet, sink only , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet, sink, downstairs
  • -both bathrooms are downstairs - shower is located outside the kitchen back door. Shower is private walled unit with door and hooks for clothes and towel. Plenty of hot water for use.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Large open area between two other upstairs bedrooms
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), 1 king No bathroom upstairs...two downstairs
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
-Cleaning: It will be clean when you arrive..please leave it that way...there is no maid service...IF WE HAVE TO HIRE A CLEANING SERVICE AFTER YOU LEAVE, THE COST WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT. -Linens: Bring your own linens and towels. A local service is nearby if you are traveling from out of state. -This is the woods, not a resort. Book with us if you want to get away from noise, traffic, and be in a quiet place...if you are looking to party, find another place please.

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