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Inspiring Lake Views 365 Days a YEAR! What will stay look like?

Bedrooms 3
Space 182 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront retreat for 8 with canoe, kayaks and paddle boat

This home is located 11 mi S of Glastonbury, 21 mi SE of Hartford and 9 mi E of Middletown

FYI: The calendar is up to date. If your desired dates show available, this information is accurate. WiFi and canoe/kayak/paddle boat and life preservers are complementary. Minimum age requirements and maximum occupancy of 6 adults and 2 minor guests apply. Events (house parties, reunions or weddings), pets and smoking are never permitted. Standard check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 10:00 am unless stated otherwise in your rental agreement.

Lakeside Ferns is a recently listed (July 2015), well appointed vacation home on Spellman's Point of Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT. Our selection of furnishings, bedding and appliances/accessories were chosen to provide guests with all the comforts of home. Efforts have been made to create an allergen reduced environment which includes maintenance of the air filters in the heat/air conditioning system and having each bed mattress, box spring and pillow encased in a dust mite, bed bug, allergen reducing protector. All linens are laundered using Charlie's Soap which is a hypoallergenic, non-toxic and safe for the environment laundry detergent. Two Himalayan salt lamps. Amenities include Tervis tumbler cups and Hydro Flask stainless steel pint glasses to keep your beverages cold on hot summer days. The home has WiFi, cable tv in 3 rooms, a wood burning fireplace, Keurig coffee machine, Mr. Coffee machine, iron/steamer, hairdryers, washer and dryer, canoe, sit on top kayaks (individual and 2 person), paddleboat, life vests and lake towels.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each bedroom has a King size bed with luxury pillow top mattress, 750 thread count sheets and allergen reducing bedding. There is a laundry closet in the first floor bathroom stocked with Charlie's Laundry powder and Tide color catcher laundry sheets.

The first floor bedroom, the Red Fern room, includes a 32" Sharp smart tv, Samsung dvd player and basic cable channels. Two bedrooms on the second floor have lake views. The Boston Fern room is the master bedroom with a 50" smart tv, Blu ray player and basic cable television channels. This bedroom has direct access to the upstairs bathroom. The Maidenhair Fern room is also on the second floor. This room has a lake view and small patio facing the lakeside. Along with the King size bed there is a twin bunk bed suitable for 2 children. The Maidenhair Fern room is perfect for parents who want to share a room with their two small children or for a kid's room only. Two additional (rollaway) beds can be added if requested for small children.

The first floor bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination and closet which contains the washer and dryer. Also in this bathroom you will find a hairdryer, soap and shampoo, hand held steamer, iron with ironing board, basic cleaning supplies, and toiletries. Four sets of bath towels are located in the downstairs bathroom.

The second floor bathroom has a stall shower and claw foot bath tub. Start up quantities of soap, shampoo, facial tissue and toilet paper are provided. Twelve sets of bath towels are located in the upstairs bathroom. Step stools for younger guests needing to reach the sinks are located in the cabinets under the sinks in both bathrooms.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove and oven, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, Mr. Coffee and Keurig k-cup coffee machine, blender, crock pots (3 and 6 quart), knives, Cuisinart pots and pans, silverware, glassware, Tervis tumblers and wine glasses for outdoor use, Hydro Flask stainless steel pint glasses and dishes for 16. Start up kitchen supplies include dish detergent, sponge, dishwasher packets, trash bags, ziplock bags, tea, sugar, a variety of k-cup coffees, Mr. Coffee filters, and basic spices.

The outdoor Weber charcoal grill comes with a startup supply of charcoal bricks, lighter fluid, matches, grilling utensils, ash bucket and wire brush for cleaning. A portable Igloo day trip cooler and larger cooler are available for use during your stay.

On the lakeside patio is seating for 8. There is a deck box with lake towels, PFDs ranging from infant size to XL adult. From May - September a canoe, kayak and paddle boat are available for use.

Lakeside Ferns can accommodate up to 8 guests and is best suited for 6 adults and 2 children or any combination of groups with no more than 6 adults and any number of children so long as the total people does not exceed 8. The home is a vacation rental only. Events such as weddings, reunions, graduation and house parties are not permitted on the property. Such events can be booked at the Bay Point Club which is located across the street. For more information about reserving and renting the Bay Point Club House for an event please inquire and I will share their contact information with you.

More Details

Property Manager
Marian S.
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Marian S.

Hi! I'm Marian, mother to 4 active boys ranging in age from 6 - 14 yrs old. We reside in a suburb of Austin, TX. I'm busy with my sons' football, basketball, baseball and school activities. I enjoy volunteering as a science fair judge and mentor for Hays CISD and Austin Energy's Regional Science Fairs.

I'm a life long collector of miniatures and dollhouses. As an adult I have trained in glass blowing and lampwork at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ. I have a green thumb for growing a variety of ferns in my Texas home. Both owls and cardinals have a special meaning to my family. I've incorporated a little of each of these hobbies into the decor at Lakeside Ferns.

Marian S. purchased this house in 2014

Why Marian S. chose East Hampton

Living in Austin, TX during the school year, my family would evacuate to the cooler climate at Lake Pocotopaug each June - August to escape the Texas heat. When the neighboring home came on the market in the summer of 2014, my husband and I decided to purchase it as place for over flow family that would come to visit us in the summer. With a total of 8 children between us, we anticipated a day when each grown child with spouse and grandchildren would come for a week in the summer to vacation with us.

Sadly, just 2.5 months after purchasing Lakeside Ferns, our plans and hopes for the future were changed. My husband, Eric, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly leaving me with many decisions I did not want to make.

Against everyones' advice, I decided to go forward with the project of turning the brown house into a short term vacation rental. In the first year of grief, acceptance and many changes


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 182 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , First floor bathroom has a laundry closet (washer & dryer).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Second floor bathroom includes a claw foot tub.
  • The house has two bathrooms; one on each floor. The first floor bathroom is complete with a laundry closet. The second floor bathroom has a shower stall and claw foot bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Red Fern - 1st floor bedroom with 32" tv and yard views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Boston Fern - 2nd floor room has 50"tv and lake views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Maidenhair Fern - 2nd floor room with balcony & lake views.
  • All three bedrooms have a King bed with new pillow top mattresses. The pillows, mattresses and box springs have water proof, allergen resistant and pest proof bedding and encasements. We strive for both physical comfort when sleeping and peace of mind.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Inspiring Lake Views 365 Days a YEAR! What will stay look like?
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Montpelier, VT

Very impressive!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures were beautiful, but the house surpassed them, very well appointed. My husband surprised me with a Valentine's getaway and the spa like bathroom was just the thing. Very romantic and the view from my breakfast in bed was outstanding. Highly impressed with Marian and her team. Best home away stay to date, and we have done many.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recognizing the efforts of my team members. Together, we strive to offer all guests a value added experience. Glad to hear your romantic getaway was pleasant. Safe travels wherever life takes you! - Marian
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with two work colleagues and we truly enjoyed ourselves. The place was clean, spacious, and had beautiful views of the lake. Very quite as well. Would definitely stay here again!


  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house really had everything we needed for an enjoyable weekend getaway. Lots of toys and games to entertain our kid, beautiful tranquil lake views, boats to explore the lake... The house is stocked with everything you could need, Marian is an exceptionally responsive and thoughtful owner. We were very pleased with it and hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay! Accommodating host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other couples and had a great time. Took the canoe and kayaks out on the water during the day and cooked dinner in the fully equipped kitchen at night. Highly recommend this location for a get away from the city.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful setting and a beautifully maintained home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Lakeside Ferns, meticulously maintained by our Host Marian! It was a long Easter weekend holiday with family and Marian's accommodations to our needs, even for being off-site, was wonderful. We'd recommend this lakeside retreat to anyone! Our only problem was that our stay was far too short.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable and well furnished house. Great lake view.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house. The owner was very prompt in addressing our questions. When I couldn't find the wine opener in the kitchen, Marian (owner) made sure that the caretaker brought us a new one from the store within 30 minutes. Five stars for the excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32.8 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Angelico's Lake House
Nearest Golf
10.2 Miles
Portland Golf Course
Nearest Train
40.2 Miles
New Haven Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
3.9 Miles
Saddlers Ordinary
Nearest Beach
34.5 Miles
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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9 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Cleaning A$200.67

This is a non smoking, pet free home that requires a minimum age of 25 years for renters. Events such as reunions, weddings, and house parties are not permitted on the property. Summer Peak Season dates are for reserved dates between and including Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. During Peak Season dates a minimum of 7 nights is required with a check in time of 4 pm on Friday and check out of 10 am the following Friday. Peak Season rates are for up to 8 guests.

This home has a minimum age requirement (25yrs) and is a pet free and non-smoking home. Events such as weddings, reunions and house parties are not permitted.

Off Peak Season dates are for reserved dates after Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day weekend. During Off Peak Season there is a 3 night minimum stay. Rates are for up to 8 guests.

Monthly rates for both Peak and Off Peak Seasons are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests up to ten total may be added for an additional fee per guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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