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Elegant private waterfront home with peaceful sunset view from deck and dock

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Winsted House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with extra large showers, sleeps 6, excluding futon

Enjoy our spectacular new Highland Lake three story modern lakefront home all season long with private gas fireplaces in bedrooms and wood fireplace in living room. Total privacy assured via 60 wide steps down from the road, with a sensational sunset view of the Platt Hill State Park Scenic Reserve over the 1/2 mile wide peaceful Third Bay. Connecticut's second largest lake, 3 miles long and 60 ft deep with 15 ft visibility, is known for it's bass and trout fishing, in numbers & size. Awesome snow, water, & jet skiing, sailing, or kayaking in our beautiful Bay or any of five quiet coves. Oversized two story wrap around deck allows for a large 15 person gathering. Plenty of state forests and parks to explore; don't forget antiquing in Winsted, at the turn of the century the Nation's largest clock manufacturing center. A mere 5 minutes from the Winchester Town Green National Historic District and 1890 Civil War Monument/Tower & Park. Weather permitting, there is offseason snowmobiling and ice fishing on the frozen lake. Located 4 Miles to Super Stop & Shop and a turn-of the-century dine-in movie theater.

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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What makes this house unique

The location on lake is superb: very private, no road noise and gorgeous late summer sunsets!


based on 9 traveler reviews

Elegant private waterfront home with peaceful sunset view from deck and dock
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Place was beautiful and clean

  • 4 of 5

Had construction going on next door starting 9am in the morning with a table saw constantly going...took away from the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family felt so at home in this beautiful and well appointed vacation home. The furnishings are top notch and the lake views are stunning through the many windows. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, and relaxing with a good book. Chris and Julie are attentive, kind, and very helpful. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best lake spot

  • 5 of 5

I'm not one to write reviews but this place is a Wonderful location. Private house which is brand new with plenty of open space and new trex dock

Swimming is fun it's easily 12 ft deep off dock and very clear and clean water

Great steps down into the water and very safe for kids

We will definitely be back and Chris was wonderful to work with

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kimberly. Glad you had a good time! Cheers, Chris
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Peaceful Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house in the "off season" as a convenient get away from Rye New can go back and forth to work etc throughout the week. It was the perfect retreat. Great winter escape-beautiful setting allows for peaceful time with books, friends,games, wifi, views,- best to do a large food shopping spree and relax.

If wanted, Skiing at Sundown is an easy 15 minute drive. House in excellent condition and has a fun relaxed layout. Would love to go back in the summer season to see lake in full swing.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellmore, NY

Lakefront Stunner

  • 5 of 5

Don't miss this lakefront stunner in a prime location on Highland lake !! Whether you bring a jet ski or a book, you will not be disappointed. Unprecedented views from this gorgeous modern home, would be captivating in any season. Cant wait to return to try the multiple fireplaces. If you require ease in booking, prompt courteous responses, or area recommendations, look no further than Chris. He could not have been more helpful. Great for a week or a long weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most kind, Carol. Thank you. Pleasure meeting you; see you next summer! ~C
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Top-Notch Lake House!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Chris was an absolute pleasure to deal with the entire time leading up to my party's stay. He was polite, helpful, and unbelievably prompt in his responses.

As for the house, It is absolutely beautiful and you will not be let down. It feels brand new and has all of the amenities you could ask for in a vacation house: Kitchen appliances are fantastic and seem very up-to date, granite counters are beautiful, great gas-stove top, and impeccable bedrooms, bathrooms and showers. The home is also incredibly clean and spotless.

Hands-down the best part of the house is the view, though. When you first walk in you are treated to a breath-taking visual of the lake through the large glass windows (seen in the photo); it is really quite picturesque and makes a perfect morning gathering place to drink a cup of coffee and eat breakfast, The master bedroom (located on the top floor) has it's own private view as well, and there is a gas fireplace located in the room to up the luxurious feel.

The deck is spacious and beautiful as well, and the dock is in an area plenty deep enough to jump into the fresh water lake.

I would definitely rent again and many people in my party were commenting how they were looking to lock up a weekend for them and their spouses next year. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mario's Tuscany Grille
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Greenwoods CC
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Waterbury, CT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CT Rt 8
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Monica's Tuscany Grille
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Ski Sundown
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Winsted town beach
Car: necessary

Located in the foothills to the Berkshire Mountains which are the southernmost portion of the Taconic Mt Range.

This home is on the peaceful east side of the desirable 1/2 mile wide Third Bay, at the private southern end of Highland Lake with a gorgeous late evening waterfront, sunset view over the Paugnut State Forest. A mere 5 minutes drive to the Town of Winchester and just 2 miles from Rt 8 Pinewoods Rd. exit 46.

Only a 9 minute drive to Stop & Shop!


Rates & Availability

Winsted House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Early Winter
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $150

Your deposit is refundable 60 days prior to arrival date, should you need to cancel your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3rd floor - toilet , shower , very large shower
    2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , incredible lake view
    1st floor - toilet , shower , extra large shower
  • 1st floor bathroom has an extra large shower with a 2' X 3' glass block window and can accommodate 4 people for rinsing after lake time. PLEASE CONSERVE WATER WHENEVER POSSIBLE, especially when our home is fully occupied and the well is tasked. We've never had a problem, but are always mindful. Bathrooms have nice water views.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front 2nd floor - 1 queen , built-in gas fireplace
    Rear 2nd floor - 1 queen , lake view from bed
    2nd floor mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size fold down sleeper sofa
    Master 3rd floor - 1 queen , built-in gas fireplace
  • Private door to rear deck from 2nd floor bedroom Full size sleeper sofa is located in mezzanine outside front 2nd floor bedroom and is more suitable for children than adults as it has no privacy
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Wet bar. Central A/C. Large deck with plexiglass railing and lights.

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