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Lakeside Cottage at the very edge of a large lake. Near Mystic and Foxwoods

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

See our preview of the property:

We have September 4 available for a one night stay. Inquire for a special rate.

See additional photos and our preview video at:

Autumn is a wonderful time to come to the cottage. The lake is surrounded by fall color, and the views are beautiful from the porch, deck, and kayaks. As the nights cool down, it’s the perfect time of year for a campfire, and for enjoying the hot tub overhanging the water and under the stars. Take a walk or a bike ride along the coast, through Mystic, or in the woods such as up Lantern Hill. You can also visit orchards, wineries, Foxwoods entertainment or shopping, or other attractions at

The cottage feels like you are at a cabin up in Maine. It has a rustic feel and it is on a quiet lake where time seems to have been forgotten. It is literally right on the water, as you can see in the pictures. The waterfront cottage has 2 bedrooms with queen beds. It has a spacious living room with a wood stove. The large screened-in porch is a favorite place for meals overlooking the water. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready, just bring your food. There is a gas grill and two outdoor fire pits which also overlook the water.

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 or to untie and float around on. We also have horseshoes, internet, DVD player, basic TV, a few lawn games and indoor games. If you choose, we have a paddleboard rental for just $20, and hot tub rental for $100 or less. (We can not guarantee hot tub availability.) The tub sits over the water and under the stars, or enjoy a campfire with firewood provided at no charge.

The cottage is removed from noise and bustle on the quite, beautiful lake, but 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 "Earth Friendly Farm" that sells vegetables at the beginning of your street.

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 #3945127 to see pictures and reviews.

Book early if you need specific dates. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, email us for more information or ask us to call you back. Additional discounts available via various payment methods, and for return guests. Please inquire if interested.

We have a detailed 7-minute tour of the property, click here or go to:

First be sure to watch our 2-minute preview of vacation time at the cottage, click here or go to:

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More Details

Karen and Bobby
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Karen and Bobby

The picture above is of Bobby and his family back in 1976 being children enjoying the lake. His grandparents bought the cottage back in 1955, and now three generations later the cottage is an ever more special place for us, and we very much enjoy our family's vacation each year at the lake. It means a lot to me to hear from guests about good family time and nice quality time for couples.

What makes this cottage unique

Included in the lakeside house are kayaks, canoe, large Huck Finn style raft to swim off of or to explore the lake and the connecting lake. There are two campfire areas and a propane grill, horseshoes, badmitten in the yard. All are included in the price of the cottage. If you bring your fishing rod, the fishing is great. We also allow you to bring your dog along to enjoy the lake. The cottage is great for family activities and for relaxing meals and sunsets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ledyard

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Raft
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Linens are normally supplied by the guest. We can supply linens for a small charge and ask that you notify us in advance. We have a guest coordinator who can answer questions about the cottage, the lake, and the surrounding area tourists activities and nature activities. Space for several cars to pull right up to the front of the house. Air Conditioning: window air conditioner installed only in July and August, (as well as breezes off the lake).


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Lakeside Cottage at the very edge of a large lake. Near Mystic and Foxwoods
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the tranquility and location of this cottage. The cottage is very quaint and is very well organized. The wrap around screened porch was perfect for late nights.

We made friends with the fish, swans, and geese.

Highly recommend for anyone looking to escape and relax. Located close to Foxwoods,Mystic, and North Stonington.

We will return and look forward to seeing Long Pond in Autumn🍁?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than pleased

  • 5 of 5

We all thought this was just perfect! It was just so comfortable, great location, fantastic set-up. We will definitely book this spot again and the sooner the better!!

Patty B.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming. Felt like home!! Clean and bright with tons of extras!!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was amazing. Private yet open. Clean and bright. Not one complaint

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very peacefull

  • 4 of 5

Small problem on arrival. It was taken care of very promptly. Bobbie and Mollie were very accommodating. Lake is beautiful . (Swans , geese, turtles ). Close to many activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This was are first time staying at the home and it was amazing. Peace and quiet is what we were looking for and boy did we get it. When arriving we were greeted by the owner bob who was very nice and patience to show us around the home. We brought our dog which was great since we did not have to pay to have her boarded. The views from inside the home and dock were breath taking. We can not wait to stay at the house again. Thank you bob for letting us have a stay of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage needs some attention.

  • 2 of 5

I stayed here based on the reviews, and I'm writing this review because I felt disappointed based on these reviews. This property is in an area of very modest, some rundown, older homes. Being on the lake was wonderful, along with the use of the nice kayaks. The bikes need some attention. The cottage itself has screens ripped and in disrepair, most windows have no curtains/blinds, the oven didn't work (the owner was already aware of this), the water pressure in the bathroom sink was terrible, the dining room set was old and mismatched, and the cottage seemed stark/barren with little decorating in mind for a rental. The living area had a nice fireplace, but this room could use some pictures on the wall. I understand this cottage is old, but it could look much better with some repair and interior updating.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many people love the old-fashioned, rustic nature of the cottage. The cottage was built in the 1930's. We intentionally keep things old-fashioned because many people have said that they love how it reminds them of a vacation from their childhood. To be sure that our rustic cottage is just right for you, make sure to watch our 7-minute video tour showing everything inside and out of the cottage.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
8 Miles
New London/ Mystic

DRIVING DISTANCES: 5 minutes to Foxwoods, 10 min to Mystic, 25 min to New London, 20 min to Mohegan Sun, 25 min to Rhode Island's beautiful beaches. Also nearby are Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and several wineries.

GPS address marker is our driveway entrance. Cottage sits on the edge of the main lake.

You would never know it when you're at the lake, but Foxwoods casino is a 5 minute drive through the woods.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$63.05
Additional Guest Fee A$18.92 per person per night
Pet Fee A$63.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made