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Family friendly lakeside cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom home on beautiful Amston Lake

Loads of cottage charm and entertaining possibilities await you and your family in this 3 bedroom waterfront home. 3 Queen size beds and a loft area with twin air mattresses for extra space. Full bath (shower) and 1/2 bath. Full size kitchen with all appliances, living room with fireplace and separate dining/family room. Washer/dryer in basement. Large deck with gas grill overlooking lake. Dock and two kayaks for your fishing or boating pleasure. Small fishing boat with motor available to experienced boaters. Off street parking for five cars. A few minutes walk to the main beach where you will enjoy one of Connecticut's cleanest lakes. Very popular in the summer, this quaint cottage also offers a beautiful serene environment in winter, spring and fall. Amston Lake is a private lake community. Opportunities to stay here are very limited. As of this writing, Connors Cove is the only Amston lakefront property available for your vacation, week-end retreat or family gathering.

Anita Connor
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Anita Connor

For more than ten years we enjoyed this cottage as a vacation spot for our extended family. Adults and kids alike thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful lake. Although we only live 30 minutes away, by 2012 we found we were using it less as our family aged or moved away. In 2013 we decided to convert it to rental property and let others enjoy the little

slice of heaven we call Connors Cove. This is our first year listing with VRBO. Our guest book is filled with more then 10 years of terrific memories from family, friends and past renters.

Anita Connor purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Anita Connor chose Amston

We chose Amston Lake because of its quiet beauty and its proximity to our home. The cottage is conveniently located yet just far enough away from the noise of everyday living. The property offers year round comfort. It is a family friendly place where neighbors are neighborly but respectful of privacy. Many of the homes/cottages are passed down from generation to generation. The lake is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who is very conscientious about maintaining the roads, beaches and the lake water quality. The lake is stocked and even novices manage to catch a fish or two. Please visit for more info on this little known lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautifully serene lake where morning coffee and evening cocktails are not interrupted by motors. While kayaking and fishing you might just see a pair of Bald eagles or a family of muskrats. There are plenty of interesting places to explore within a 30-60 minute drive of Amston, including two casinos, Pequot Museum, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Wadsworth Athanaeum, Mark Twain House, CT Science Center, Gillette Castle, and Goodspeed Opera House. Closer to home will find many local flea and farmers markets, farm tours, antique stores, American Revolution historic sites and several wineries. In Marlboro, Hebron and Colchester you will find a variety of restaurants, grocers, and a movie theater. There are trails to hike and bike and spring and fall are beautiful times to enjoy this part of the state.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Amston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One bathroom with shower, plus 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Twin air mattresses in the loft.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Queen size futon mattress/bed.
  • Each room is unique. All three rooms can accommodate two adults. One room with loft area has 2 twin air mattresses suitable for children or teens.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
We provide life jackets (both adult and child sizes) beach chairs, umbrella and towels. We also have two large coolers for your convenience. The Air Line trail is nearby for bicyclists and hikers. There is plenty to do within a thirty mile radius.


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Family friendly lakeside cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Lewes, DE

Lovely Cozy Lakeside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Another great weekend at Amston Lake with friends & a visit from local family members also.

Many thanks to our hosts for sharing this wonderful gem with us. Hope to return again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, welcoming. All needs were met. The owners truly care about providing a wonderful experience for their guests. It was the perfect venue for our daughters graduation from UCONN. The view of the lake was lovely and I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria Thank you for your warm review. We were happy to be a small part of the joy in seeing your daughter achieve such an important milestone. Congratulations to you and her. The Connors
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Quaint lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

Five of us spend two nights here for a low key bachelorette weekend. It was comfortable and very clean. Anita met us there and gave us a tour to make sure we knew where everything we might need would be! We hit up Priam Winery in Colchester which I would highly recommend. Although the lake was a little too cold to swim in, the view was beautiful. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies It was a pleasure to host your bachelorette party. I am sorry I did not write sooner - our belated congratulations to the new Mrs. The Connors
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Peaceful lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our brief time at John and Anita's lake house. Tranquil setting, everything you need is provided, very cozy place to get away. Beautiful lake for kayaking, etc. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin Thank you so much for your online review. We certainly hope you can come again. Every time of year - spring, summer, fall and even winter offers something to enjoy at the lake. The Connors
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wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for two nights as we made our way up the east coast on a road trip. It was a wonderful, quiet place to stay. Our kids (2, 5 & 10) loved the house. We felt it so easy to make ourselves at home here. Games on the shelf, kayak at the ready, throw blankets on the chair, and a great view of the lake. We could easily have had a few friends/family join us with plenty of space to spread out. Everything you could need or want is supplied. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Something Simple Cafe in Hebron. I would recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us and hope the rest of your journey was equally fun. We agree that the Something Simple cafe is great!
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Miami, FL

Beautiful and charming place for a Thanksgiving dinner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Anita's house the weekend of Thanksgiving and the place was as expected, very convenient to host a Thanksgiving dinner, we didn't lack any kitchen supply, plenty of space to accommodate 8 very comfortable with small and large dining tables and comfortable beds. The lake view was astonishing and relaxing, we enjoyed having a bunk fire and roast marshmallows, my teenage sons enjoyed using the canoes, plenty of hiking trails around the area Anita was available when needed. But most important, I rented this house because it doesn't allow pets, my son is very allergic to dust and animals, he felt very well the whole weekend and for me, that was the most important part, this house is very well kept and clean. I totally recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Amston is a small private lake community nestled within the town of Hebron. The lake borders both Hebron and Lebanon. Our property is on the Hebron side. It is off of Route 85 (Church St.), an easy 15 minute drive from Route 2 Exit 13. The area has many scenic areas to enjoy in any season. This area of the state is rural enough to feel like you left the crowds behind yet suburban enough to have the convenience of drugstores, gas stations, grocers and banks at hand.

Many of our past renters have used our location to launch day trips to the Connecticut shoreline, the Connecticut River valley, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Others just prefer to relax and watch kayaks glide by. If a hike in the woods and a picnic lunch is your idea of a perfect afternoon, there are many great spots to pick from.

Whatever we can do to make your visit memorable, please let us know.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.61
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.7

Rates, taxes and fees are subject to change.

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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