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Elegant private waterfront home with peaceful sunset view from deck and dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with extra large showers, sleeps 6, excluding futon

Enjoy our spectacular new Highland Lake three story modern lakefront home all season long with private gas fireplaces in bedrooms and wood fireplace in living room. Total privacy assured via 60 wide steps down from the road, with a sensational sunset view of the Platt Hill State Park Scenic Reserve over the 1/2 mile wide peaceful Third Bay. Connecticut's second largest lake, 3 miles long and 60 ft deep with 15 ft visibility, is known for it's bass and trout fishing, in numbers & size. Awesome snow, water, & jet skiing, sailing, or kayaking in our beautiful Bay or any of five quiet coves. Oversized two story wrap around deck allows for a large 15 person gathering. Plenty of state forests and parks to explore; don't forget antiquing in Winsted, at the turn of the century the Nation's largest clock manufacturing center. A mere 5 minutes from the Winchester Town Green National Historic District and 1890 Civil War Monument/Tower & Park. Weather permitting, there is offseason snowmobiling and ice fishing on the frozen lake. Located 4 Miles to Super Stop & Shop and a turn-of the-century dine-in movie theater.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

What makes this house unique

The location on lake is superb: very private, no road noise and gorgeous late summer sunsets!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3rd floor - toilet , shower enclosure , very large shower
    2nd floor - toilet , bath with shower , incredible lake view
    1st floor - toilet , shower enclosure , extra large shower
  • 1st floor bathroom has an extra large shower with a 2' X 3' glass block window and can accommodate 4 people for rinsing after lake time. PLEASE CONSERVE WATER WHENEVER POSSIBLE, especially when our home is fully occupied and the well is tasked. We've never had a problem, but are always mindful. Bathrooms have nice water views.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front 2nd floor - 1 large double bed , built-in gas fireplace
    Rear 2nd floor - 1 large double bed , lake view from bed
    2nd floor mezzanine - 1 sofa bed/futon , full size fold down sleeper sofa
    Master 3rd floor - 1 large double bed , built-in gas fireplace
  • Private door to rear deck from 2nd floor bedroom Full size sleeper sofa is located in mezzanine outside front 2nd floor bedroom and is more suitable for children than adults as it has no privacy
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • deck chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Wet bar. Central A/C. Large deck with plexiglass railing and lights.


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Elegant private waterfront home with peaceful sunset view from deck and dock
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful house - great location

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the beauty of this home! So much fun swimming off the dock, great fishing and we loved the tandem kayak. Went with friends for Labor Day and it was an amazing experience. Highly highly highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful summer rental-very spacious - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for boat and jet ski...great section of the lake with lots of sunshine all day long

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat. Great location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a wonderful family Thanksigiving in a great house with great views.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was beautiful and clean

  • 4 of 5

Had construction going on next door starting 9am in the morning with a table saw constantly going...took away from the peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family felt so at home in this beautiful and well appointed vacation home. The furnishings are top notch and the lake views are stunning through the many windows. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, and relaxing with a good book. Chris and Julie are attentive, kind, and very helpful. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best lake spot

  • 5 of 5

I'm not one to write reviews but this place is a Wonderful location. Private house which is brand new with plenty of open space and new trex dock

Swimming is fun it's easily 12 ft deep off dock and very clear and clean water

Great steps down into the water and very safe for kids

We will definitely be back and Chris was wonderful to work with

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kimberly. Glad you had a good time! Cheers, Chris
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mario's Tuscany Grille
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Greenwoods CC
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Waterbury, CT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CT Rt 8
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Monica's Tuscany Grille
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Ski Sundown
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Winsted town beach
Car: necessary

Located in the foothills to the Berkshire Mountains which are the southernmost portion of the Taconic Mt Range.

This home is on the peaceful east side of the desirable 1/2 mile wide Third Bay, at the private southern end of Highland Lake with a gorgeous late evening waterfront, sunset view over the Paugnut State Forest. A mere 5 minutes drive to the Town of Winchester and just 2 miles from Rt 8 Pinewoods Rd. exit 46.

Only a 9 minute drive to Stop & Shop!


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$198.73
Damage Deposit AU$662.45

Your deposit is refundable 60 days prior to arrival date, should you need to cancel your reservation.

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.