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Overview of Lakeside cottage overhanging the water, beautiful window views across the lake

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Lakeside cottage overhanging the water, beautiful window views across the lake

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center8 min drive
    Popular LocationLantern Hill Trailhead9 min drive
    Popular LocationFoxwoods Resort Casino10 min drive
    AirportNew London, CT (GON-Groton - New London)23 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bathroom 1
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakeside cottage overhanging the water, beautiful window views across the lake

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and balcony
Spring is in the air! Kickstart your summer with a visit to the lake! Or, plan a mid-summer vacation when the cottage is great for swimming and soaking in the sun. There is a patio fire pit on the deck for chilly spring days or starlit nights. Come relax for a few days! It's the perfect place to vacation or mix up your online job location! (we have strong & reliable internet)! :) Spring is in the air! Kickstart your summer with a trip to the lake! It's the perfect place for a peaceful getaway, or even to mix up your work-from-home/quarantine views (we have strong and reliable internet!). Summer dates are almost completely booked, but we still have decent availability for spring and late summer/fall, all beautiful seasons to visit the cottage.

The cottage overhangs the edge of the lake with an expansive 20'x24' water level deck that you can swim or kayak from, and a large second story deck which makes you feel like royalty as you view nature and the lake from above. Both decks are ideal for an outside meal, barbecuing, yoga, reading, family time, or just enjoying the serenity of nature and the lake. Our recent remodeling has kept some of the character of this 1933 summer home. The cozy cottage sleeps up to six people, making it perfect for a vacationing couple (or two) or a family. It has a medium size bedroom with a queen size bed, and a small bedroom with a full size bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a living room with large french doors that open onto the upper deck with magnificent views of the lake. On the lower level is the living/recreation room (including laundry machines) which opens onto the water level deck. There are always areas on the deck to be in the shade if needed. There are two small parking spaces that will fit a maximum of two cars.

Kayaks and a canoe are provided for your use at no additional charge. There is also a Huck Finn style raft to sit on or swim from during the summer, or to untie and float around on. We have internet, a DVD player, a TV with Netflix and Amazon prime provided, and indoor games. If you choose, we have a paddleboard rental for only $20.

We also have a massage therapist that you can schedule a massage with, right by the lake. Also, Paola is from Peru and can offer you latin dance lessons at the cottage! And I, Molly, am a photographer (Molly Mia Photography) if you are interested in a photo session while you're here.

The cottage is removed from noise and bustle, and the quiet and beautiful lake makes it a really fun place to enjoy being part of nature. It is still just a 10 minute drive from Mystic-- a favorite tourist town, 5 area wineries, the Connecticut Shoreline, and 5 minutes from Foxwoods casino. There is also a small, organic farm stand that sells vegetables at the beginning of your street (only during the summer and fall).

There are endless recommendations for all sorts of places less than 20 minutes away. Here are a few suggestions:

Local “New England Feeling” Attractions:

-Holmberg’s Orchard in Gales Ferry is a beautiful place to go pick your own fruit of the season, whether that’s blueberries, peaches, raspberries, apples, or even nectarines this year. Tractor rides will bring your family to the perfect picking location. In the fall, there are fields of pumpkins, as well as squash, gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, and mums. There are also events, such as Farmer’s Markets.
- Mystic Aquarium ​is ​great ?Historic Whaling Village from the 1800’s, has many attractions indoors and outdoors, with incredible sights and tours of historic ships. ?- The Pequot Indian Museum is very interesting and ?Smithsonian-quality. Interactive for children and quite educational. Open Wed- Sat 9am-5pm, a 6 minute drive from the cottage. -Old Mystic Village and its many shops ?are great for both adults and children -Clydes Cider Mill is a hot spot in the fall! Sample or purchase cider (and hard cider), and homemade goods (the donuts are highly recommended). -Buttonwood Farms in Griswold is famous for its delicious farm fresh ice cream and over 14 acres of sunflowers that will peak during the end of July. From mid-September through October the farm has a corn maze and several fun family activities FRESH SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANTS: -If you would like to indulge in New England’s fresh seafood, be sure to visit the restaurants and markets in Pawcatuck, Mystic, Stonington CT and Westerly, RI. If you need directions or recommendations, please ask us for more information. -MYSTIC has a variety of restaurants, both casual and high-end. Some popular places include: Mystic Pizza, Pizzetta, S & P Oyster House, Latitude 41, the Engine Room, Bravo Bravo, and Go Fish. Karma Kitchen is a healthy cafe with smoothies, nutritious juices, acai bowls, & more. Drawbridge Ice Cream is very popular on the bridge. HIKING/PARKS -? ?Ledyard and neighboring towns have many interesting parks offering a variety of trails. Listed are some of the more popular: -Lantern Hill- There are great views overlooking cliffs on a mountainous trail, which is about 30 minutes to the top. There are two trailheads: One is at the far rear of the parking lot of the Two Trees Inn, and the other one is .4 in from Route 2 on Wintechog Hill Road in North Stonington (6 minutes away) -Copp Park? - ?Offers a number of trails and two dog park areas -Bluff Point - ?This is a beautiful 2.5 mile round trip dirt road in Groton that you can walk or bike on. Beautiful views of the shallow waters, and open ocean with sandy beach at the end of the road. (17 minutes away) -Haley Farm State Park is a popular trail for biking or jogging, along with Bluff Point. SWIMMING ?- Long Pond of course! You are welcome to take the kayaks or the raft and bring them over to the nice rock areas of Long Pond to swim off of. BEACHES -?if you are looking for swimming in the sound or ocean, these are the closest beaches: -Ocean Beach ?- on Long Island Sound, ?-Misquamicut Beach ?- ?Beach is on open ocean. In Westerly, RI (30 min away) -Watch Hill and East Beach. A touristy area with restaurants, ice cream, a carousel, and shops. A beautiful walk to the beach. WINERIES: -Tastings, and often entertainment or events -Jonathan Edwards? - ?Call to see if there is entertainment -Maugle Sierra Vineyards? -? Entertainment Friday Evenings 6-9pm, & most Sundays 2-5pm. -Stonington Vineyards? - ?Entertainment most Saturdays, look online or call for schedule. GOLF ?- ?Lake of Isles in North Stonington? (10 minutes away) If dates are full or if you are looking for a second rental nearby for a family and friends, please check out our other cottage on this same lake. The listing is HomeAway #367207, and it's a white cottage with red trim. Just send us an inquiry and ask us about it if you can’t find it. Book early if you need specific dates. Note that we have a weekly discount for stays 7 nights or more. (This discount will be included in the price.) We are happy to answer any questions you may have!
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations have kitchens with stovetops. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Molly and Bobby

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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Property amenities

Pool/Spa

  • Massages

Internet

  • Internet access

Family friendly

  • Children's games

Kitchen

  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Living room

Entertainment

  • Evening entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Casino nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods
Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods
Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods
Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Cottage Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods
Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods Ledyard
Lake Beautiful Views Two Decks Mystic Foxwoods

About this area

Ledyard

This cottage is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mystic Seaport are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration and Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. Traveling with kids? Consider Ocean Beach Park and Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport. Sailing and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cycling nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center - 8 min drive
  • Lake of Isles - 9 min drive
  • Lantern Hill Trailhead - 9 min drive
  • Tanger Outlet Foxwoods - 9 min drive
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Mystic Station - 16 min drive
  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Somewhere In Time — 11 min drive
  • Frank's Gourmet Grille — 13 min drive
  • Peking Tokyo — 14 min drive
  • Bleu Squid — 14 min drive
  • Steak Loft of Mystic — 14 min drive

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 74 out of 97 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 97 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 97 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 97 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 97 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3.5/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great getaway
Booked the cottage as a little getaway, just from home. Loved that it is pet-friendly, Oreo loved looking out the window at the water, birds, ducks as much as we did, we even saw an eagle fly by a couple of times. The cottage was clean, cozy and comfy. We experienced every weather condition there is...cold & sunny, warm & sunny, cold & snowy, cold & rainy...but through it all we enjoyed our stay. We explored Mystic, Stonington, Foxwoods and the Tangier outlets; everything close by. I'm pretty easy-going but a few things are important to me- comfy bed, good water pressure in the shower, ability to contact host if necessary (which we never really had to do, but could have if necessary), easy check in/out and location. This lovely cottage checked off all my requirements. We would love to come back in warmer weather to take advantage of the lake- kayaks, swimming, outdoor activities. Perhaps we will!!! Thank you Paola, Molly & Bobby for opening your beautiful home to us.

5/5 Excellent

Great Cabin overlooking the pond
We loved the stay at at the cabin on the pond. It was perfect for us and the location is fantastic. We visited the 2nd week of March so it was still cold outside but the cabin was comfortably toasty. Wish we could come back in the summer, the lake looks great.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely lake getaway!
We had such a nice time at Molly and Bobby's place! To start, they were lovely hosts - very easy to communicate with, very clear about check-in process, and provided a ton of suggestions about the area and things to do. The house itself is so picturesque - right on the water with such a quiet, serene setting. The house is cozy and was more than accommodating for three adults and our dog. Such an easy drive into Mystic, where we enjoyed a few great meals and some shopping. We came in the winter but definitely want to go back in the summer to take advantage of the swimming, kayaks and canoes. We can't wait for our next stay!

5/5 Excellent

Loved This Cottage!!
This place is the best!! Its location on the lake is perfect, and it's quiet with plenty of privacy. The owners are the nicest people! Would highly recommend to couples or families!! Definitely coming back when it's warmer!

4/5 Good

Great getaway
It was a great relaxing cottage stay! You had plenty of options for things to do in the area and the property managers were very helpful with anything we needed. Besides the view, the best part was that it was quiet and private but only ten minutes away was the casino! Perfect little retreat for anyone.

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