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Lakefront Vacation Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom home on the lake

Quiet, cozy lakefront cottage completely furnished and ready for your stay. Features large lakeside deck ideal for relaxing by the firepit or grilling. A large lawn sprawls from the deck down to the waterfront where a rowboat, canoe, kayaks and dock await. Master suite offers waterfront views, queen bed and master bath. Second bedroom includes a Full Murphy bed as well as custom built-in desk, shelves and cabinets. Comfortable living room overlooks the lake and includes a Smart LED flat screen TV. Fully stocked, eat-in kitchen with new appliances. Washer and Dryer and excellent closet space through out for your convenience. Two interior porches offer additional living and storage space, while a quaint stone porch in front boasts a sitting bench, bird feeders and seasonal flowers. Enjoy the peace and serenity of Andover Lake with all the comforts of home. Sorry, no motors allowed on the lake.

Michael Daly
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Michael Daly

This was our parents retirement home and will be the same for us in 5 years or so. We would love for you to enjoy a month or more until then!

Michael Daly purchased this house in 1985

Why Michael Daly chose Andover

Great rural area that is only 10-20 miles from big towns and Greater Hartford

What makes this house unique

Sundrenched deck, yard & lake awaits you. You may spend the majority of your vacation in our great back yard!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Andover, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you bring kayak or boats they must be washed down with a bleach solution before entering the lake. Andover Lake does not allow motors of any kind.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Washer & dryer closet attached
    2nd bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 / Office - 1 double bed , Murphy bed, office/study by day... bedroom by night.
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Master has full private bathroom & large walk-in closet.
  • Living room sofa is a queen pull out bed. Air mattress & pump available in hall closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hop River Trail is 3/4 mile from the house. The old railroad bed has been converted to a trail for biking and walking. Over 4 miles of trail.


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(35 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Such a wonderful, beautiful place. First time up in the NE area and this place was totally perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Was here for a few months for work and got to see the extreme cold, snowy weather and then the beautiful 70 degree, sunny weather before leaving. Owner is very easy to communicate with and get in touch with and is so extremely helpful. The house is beautiful and immaculate and has everything you’ll need (and then plenty extra!) Hope I can come here again sometime for pleasure instead of work, haha. Definitely definitely recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for taking such good care of our home this winter/spring. You are always welcome back .....hopefully just to relax by the lake next time. Michael & Ginny
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Just what we wanted, and expected !

  • 5 of 5

This lake front house was exactly what we wanted. We had searched diligently for all the features which we found in this property- true lakefront, a deck, a lake not too big, not too small, Fall colors, lots of windows for looking out on the lake, quiet neighbors, Kayak/boating opportunities, plenty of interior space, comfortable bed, dish TV, comfy furniture, fireplace, that cozy cabin feel, not too far from shopping and restaurants, and a friendly and helpful owner. The weather was quite chilly, rained a bit- even snowed for several hours, so we didn't get to use the boats or bicycles, but we knew that might happen in late October. Andover Lake is lovely. The property faces West for great sunsets. Sunrises were beautiful too, as the sun slowly filtered through the big tree on the edge of the property and made its way down the hills on the westward side - great photos. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments and cooking items. There was even some beer and soft drinks in the fridge ! Michael was very nice and answered a couple of our questions immediately while we were there, even gifting us with a wonderful box of local chocolates !

The cabin was clean and comfortable for our 5 night stay. Guests are asked to wash and dry towels and linens before leaving, but that was no problem at all (the washer and dryer worked great).

I liked the motion detector lights at the front of the house. Coming in at night, they really help.

We flew into JFK, rented a car, and drove the 2 1/2 hours to Andover (returning 5 days later). If we had it to do over again, flying from California, we would spend the extra to fly into Hartford and avoid the hassles with NYC and JFK. , but it was do-able and we did enjoy the scenery along the way.

We made a couple outings and enjoyed a tour of the Nathan Hale Home nearby, as well as the beautiful Victorian homes on the hill above Willimantic. The whole area was very worthwhile exploring, which was one of our goals. Spend more time exploring the local area, not trying to see everything in New England !

Fall colors timing is an art. A storm the week before we arrived removed many leaves. Some trees were past peak and others had not yet turned, but we enjoyed the many trees that were in fine color.

In conclusion, the lake front house was exactly what we wanted, where we wanted, when we wanted it. Michael was the perfect host, and we recommend this place for a couple or a small family.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in at this Lake house to attend wedding festivities for our daughter's best friend. It was perfect for the 4 of us and with in twenty to twenty five minutes to all the places we needed to go. It's located in a nice quiet neighborhood, the home was very clean and comfortable.

While there we got to enjoy the one sunny day we had taking the row boat out on the lake. How relaxing after a long week at work. We brought most of our food with us and took advantage of the grill on the back deck along with the deck chairs and Adirondack ones on the lawn. Too cold for going in the water but noticed a nice sandy area right off the dock for swimming. Plenty of room for hanging out and relaxing on the rainy cold days we had too.

If we ever need to stay in the area again I won't hesitate to book this home again. The owners were wonderful to communicate with also and did I mention the little touches of chocolates waiting for us upon arrival along with a few beers and wine in the frig all chilled. Thank you again.

Almost forgot on our last morning there my daughter and son in-law got to see a bald eagle soaring over the lake and the dock at the house. Amazing to see.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We,spent 4 days exploring the area. The leaves were just starting to turn. It is well stocked with a great lakeside location. Didn’t use the canoe but it would be great in the summer.

John and Timi

OctOber 2016

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This our second time staying at the Daly's lakehouse. We loved it. The view is beautiful and relaxing. The house has everything you need to be comfortable. The correspondence with the host is always pleasant, welcoming, and prompt. Thank you to our hosts for the wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much we had such a wonderful time. What a stunning view. I would recommend your place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bidwell Tavern
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
New London Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tallwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Hartford Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
CT Shoreline
Car: recommended

The Hop River State Park Trail crosses Lake Road approx 5 min bike ride from our home. The trail is approximately 19 miles (31 km) long and runs along a former railroad line from Colonial Drive in Manchester to the Willimantic River at the Columbia/Windham town line, just west to Willimantic, Connecticut.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Andover, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
31 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
31 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
31 night minimum stay
20 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
31 night minimum stay
15 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
31 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97
Cleaning AU$120.95

Linens, Bath & Beach towels are available but must be washed before departure. Our cleaner will make the beds so please wash/dry and leave the clean sheets out on each bed used and put towels back on the shelf. The washer and dryer is on the main floor in the master bath and we supply detergent. You are certainly welcome to bring your own linens & towels if you like. (Master is a Queen bed and Murphy bed is a Full bed.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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