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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, with GORGEOUS views of the lake!

Enjoy a classic New England vacation in this direct lake front home on Harwinton Lake. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and breezes on this quiet lake community. During the summer months swim directly from the backyard, or if you prefer to have company, a one minute walk will take you to the shared community beach. Our home is directly on the water with a spacious yard for barbecuing (Ducane gas grill), sun bathing (lounge chairs provided), swimming, kayaking (one and two person kayak provided), fishing (lake is stocked with trout), or napping in the hammock for 2. Light and bright with wall to wall windows overlooking the water and a cozy wood burning fireplace for romantic evenings. Winter: enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, ski area close by. Amenities: central air/heat, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, flat screen TV, linens and towels provided. No noisy gas powered vessels allowed, only canoe, kayak or electric pontoon. Lots of restaurants, antiquing, wine trails, golf, river tubing, Warner Theater for shows, and Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos are within an hour drive. Two Queen beds, one Queen sleeper sofa. Maximum occupancy 4 people. We are a pet friendly property. This is a No Smoking Property

Ella Dreskin
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Ella Dreskin

We love the water and especially this lake. We looked for years before buying a home on beach drive. The scenery from this side of the lake is quite breathtaking and tranquil.

Ella Dreskin purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ella Dreskin chose Northwest Harwinton

No motor boats on the lake, just small electric engines, kayaks and sail boats. When the sun sets it creates a picture image of the trees and homes from across the lake on the lake surface.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theater, wine trail, antique shopping, hiking trails and close to Ski Sundown!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful. We caught 76 fish all sunfish except for a small bass. Everything was exactly as advertised, except for the annoying owl, but we were very happy overall. Thank you sooo much. We plan on coming back next year.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Northwest Harwinton, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed, dresser/mirror, chest of drawer, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed, dresser/mirror, desk/chair, closet
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Direct Waterfront Lake Home on Tranquil Harwinton Lake
average rating of 4.877551 based on 56 reviews

This is a gorgeous lake side house.

  • 5 of 5

Dreskin's property is equipped with all necessities and is just gorgeous. Close to the beach and just a wonderful view of the lake. Use the kayak's to paddle around the lake. Rented the house for July 4th week. Recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww thank you for your kind words. Our property is very special and we are so happy that you loved it too! Come back any time or any season and it's always magical. Best, Ella and Paul
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Relaxing getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to spend a long weekend to relax and recharge. We enjoyed reading by the lake, on the deck, or taking a nap in the great room with great views of the lake. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. I enjoyed that my dog could spend the weekend with me and the house was set up to make it easy to have a dog on vacation

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very sweet and very clean

  • 4 of 5

Would be nicer with little better bath towels and wash cloths though!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Scenic place. Points of interest nearby.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable home, terrific view, kayackibg swimming. We had a grand time.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you had a grand time at our lakefront getaway. You had wonderful weather too! We appreciate the review! Don't forget to email me your favorite photo that you would like to see posted! Best, Ella and Paul Great Stay Properties on the world wide web!
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Best long weekend getaway all peaceful and relaxing with awesome lake views and fire pit right on the water!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn Great spot to just lay back, relax and enjoy all there is to do or not!....Glad you enjoyed! Send us your favorite photo so that we can post on our Facebook page Great Stay might make it to our site by the same name. Best, Ella and Paul
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Lovely view of Harwinton lake. Great place to sit and relax by the waters edge.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the house. We spent time in quiet solitude by the waters edge. On the weekdays there were not a lot of people around although there are houses on both sides. We enjoyed the kayaks provided and walks around the lake.

The inside of the house was nice and the kitchen was well layed out and enjoyable to cook in. The beds weren't the most comfortable, but they were ok. Very nice open common area for family to congregate in with great views towards the water.

The deck has gates on the 2 exit areas which helped to have a safe place for our dog to hang out. Would also help with small children if parents wanted to be on the deck. Was a little noisy on the weekend from neighbors next door.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear all and all you enjoyed your stay! Weekdays by far are the quietest and on weekends it does get "busy" especially when the weather is gorgeous. We chose this house on this lake after many year of searching because of its exact location. Check us out on the web and Facebook at Great Stay Properties. Send us your favorite photo during your stay!
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Sundown
Car: necessary

Within 1 hr distance, you will find scenic driving routes, wine trails, Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos, Warner Theatre, restaurants, antiquing, skiing and so much more!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$131.05
Damage Deposit AU$655.25

Rate is for maximum occupancy of 4. Cancelation policy is 100% with 45 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.