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Cottage on the Lake with Beautiful Views from Two Decks, near Mystic & Foxwoods

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

See our preview of the property: https://youtu.be/VJv03VwLctg

Summer is a wonderful time at this lovely vacation cottage! The lake is warming up too, perfect for swimming!

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. Either deck is ideal for an outside meal, barbecuing, yoga, reading, family time, or just enjoying the serenity of nature and the lake. Just a short drive from the lake is Mystic, Foxwoods, the shoreline, and numerous vacation attractions.There are two bedrooms to sleep 4 adults plus extra room for children to sleep. 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 a laundry area) 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 or to untie and float around on. We also have old bikes, internet, a DVD player, basic TV, a music speaker, 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. And, if you are interested, I am an artist and can offer you a “paint night” customized to your requests. Furthermore, I am a portrait photographer, and can also offer family/child/couple/individual portraits if you want!

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 "Earth Friendly Farm" that sells vegetables at the beginning of your street.

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

Local “New England Feeling” Attractions:

-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

-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 for families! www.mysticaquarium.org​

-The Mystic Seaport Museum, a ​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.

​ 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT,

-Old Mystic Village and its many shops ​are great for both adults and children

-If you’re looking for a sunset excursion and tour of the Mystic River, my brother has an inflatable boat and is willing to give boat tours for our cottage guests for a small fee.

-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). 129 N Stonington Rd, Pawcatuck

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, CT, (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 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..

​ Depot Rd., Groton, CT, (860) 441-6600 (17 minutes away)

-Haley Farm State Park is a popular trail for biking or jogging, along with Bluff Point.

SWIMMING

​- right here at your cottage. and kayaking too!

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. (Taylor Swift’s summer house on the edge of the beach)

WINERIES:

-Tastings, and often entertainment or events

-Jonathan Edwards​ - ​Call to see if there is entertainment, 74 Chester Maine Rd, North Stonington, CT, (860) 535-0202, ​http://www.jedwardswinery.com

-Maugle Sierra Vineyards​ -​ Entertainment Friday Evenings 6-9pm, & most Sundays 2-5pm. 825 Colonel Ledyard Highway Ledyard, CT, (860) 464-2987, ​http://www.mauglesierravineyards.com/

-Stonington Vineyards​ - ​Entertainment most Saturdays, look online or call for schedule. 523 Taugwonk Rd - PO Box 463, Stonington, CT, (860) 535-1222

GOLF

​- ​Lake of Isles - 1 Clubhouse Drive,​ North Stonington​, CT, (860) 312-2093 www.lakeofisles.com​ (10 minutes/3.7miles 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, titled “Lakeside Cottage with Hot Tub,” but just send us an inquiry and ask us about it if you can’t find it.

Book early if you need specific dates. There is a great weekly discount for stays 7 nights or more. 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.

To view our website, visit: longpondcottages.wixsite.com/rentals

See additional photos and our preview video at: www.facebook.com/longpondvacationrentals/

More Details

Owner
Molly and Bobby
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, Pig Latin
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Molly and Bobby

Hi, my name is Molly. My father is Bobby, and we work together to continue improving the cottage and doing our best to ensure that you have a wonderful time here at the lake. My father and I have both grew up spending much time enjoying the cottage and the lake with our family. His grandparents first started summer vacations at the lake in back in 1955, and now- four generations later- Long Pond is an ever more special place for us, and we very much enjoy our family's vacation there each year. Now, we love to share our one of our two special cottages with others, and it means a lot to us to hear from guests about their good times here with family, friends, and loved ones.

Molly and Bobby purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

This property is perfect for those who want to take in a beautiful lake view. Located right at the edge of Long Pond, this cottage has an upper and lower deck overhanging the water- perfect for meals, relaxing, socializing, or a romantic evening under the stars. The upper deck is accessed from large glass french doors from the living room. The lower deck is accessed from the family room and has direct access to the water, great for swimming and boating.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ledyard

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep voices down after dark when outside or on the deck.
  • We allow medium sized families with additional young children at no additional per guest fee.
  • Off street parking is limited to 2 cars, please inform us if you have 3 cars or more.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Two bedrooms on the main floor. One bedroom with a queen size bed and one with a full. A newly remodeled family room on the lower floor has a third bed, queen size.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Most guests choose to bring their own sheets and towels. We can supply sheets and/or towels for a small fee if you notify us in advance. You are welcome to call or email us and we will answer any questions about the cottage, the lake, the surrounding area, tourists activities or nature activities.

Reviews

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Cottage on the Lake with Beautiful Views from Two Decks, near Mystic & Foxwoods
average rating of 4.734375 based on 64 reviews
Meriden CT
5

So relaxing. Hone away from home! Bobby and Molly are awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. It's like being home.. very comfortable. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. Second time there and can't wait to go back again ❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute cabin for the weekend

  • 4 of 5

Owners are so accommodating and place was clean.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, MA
5

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I met at the cottage on Long Pond for our yearly three-day reunion. We were both delighted with the cottage and its location. The living space on the main floor has double doors which open to a lovely deck. Morning sun floods the living room/kitchen area and the deck is a wonderful place for morning coffee with comfortable rockers and table/chair set. We took the kayaks out for an early morning paddle and they were easy to launch and put away from the lower deck. The cottage's proximity to interesting museums in Mystic and the Pequot Museum in Ledyard made it the perfect location for us. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Had a great Memorial Day weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a quiet place to escape to for the long weekend. Cottage was perfect, peaceful and relaxing. Was close enough to lots of activities as well. Days spent doing things in and around Mystic. Evenings spent cooking on the grill and relaxing

Molly was great to work with. We would highly recommend this location and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yonkers
5

Great Girls' Weekend Destination

  • 5 of 5

This house was a lot of fun. The pictures do it justice. The lake is great and the double patios were wonderful, especially when it rained all weekend and we were still able to sit outside underneath the cover of the upper deck. Molly was very helpful and never hard to reach, responding timely to any inquiries. As with any lake house, be prepared for spiders and mosquitos. Would be helpful to have a screen for the upstairs double door. Too many insects to keep doors open. Nice stove, good shower water pressure. The games provided could use some updating, as some were missing pieces. Would have been nice to have a small tv upstairs (only 1 downstairs). We tended to want to want to watch during breakfast or dinner (as it was the Royal Wedding weekend)! Overall a great retreat cottage. I highly recommend and hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming getaway right on the water

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place to unwind for a few days, away from distractions and city things, where I wouldn't ever have to leave. This lake house was perfect. It is open, bright and airy, with two decks - one leading to a floating dock right on the water. I enjoyed the fire pit and grilled most of the nights I was there.

It was quiet, comfortable and exactly what I was looking for - away from it all, without being too rustic. The swings on the lower deck were a huge bonus and really set this property apart from others. Molly and Bobby were kind, responsive and helpful, and I would absolutely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
providence

DRIVING DISTANCES: 5 minutes to Foxwoods, 10 min to downtown Mystic, 25 min to New London, 20 min to Mohegan Sun, 25 min to Rhode Island's beautiful beaches. Also nearby is the 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 and outlets is a 5 minute drive through the woods.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, swimming, hiking, walking, enjoying the wildlife, strolling through Mystic shops and restaurants, & more

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ledyard

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
late June
15 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$404
From
AU$472
Fri,Sat
AU$2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
discounted
25 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$229
From
AU$539
Fri,Sat
AU$2,560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of july long weekend
28 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$499
From
AU$539
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
July/ Aug
8 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$458
From
AU$525
Fri,Sat
AU$2,829
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$404
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
September/ early oct 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$269
From
AU$364
Fri,Sat
AU$1,819
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$371
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid October
8 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
From
AU$364
Fri,Sat
AU$1,482
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October/Nov
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$162
From
AU$269
Fri,Sat
AU$1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving weekend
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
late november/december
25 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$162
From
AU$269
Fri,Sat
AU$1,078
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial 2019
24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$418
 
 
Late May/June 2019
27 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$330
From
AU$404
Fri,Sat
AU$1,347
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
late June
14 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$350
From
AU$458
Fri,Sat
AU$2,196
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
July/August 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
September/ Early October
3 Sep 2019 - 7 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$269
From
AU$364
Fri,Sat
AU$1,819
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$404
From
AU$438
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.73 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$53.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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