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Waterfront Cottage at the very edge of a large lake. Near Mystic and Foxwoods

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

See our preview of the property: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs

See our preview of the property: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs

Each season of the year has its own charm at the cottage and on the lake. Of course in the summer, no place could be better! Endless fun for families like kayaking, swimming, campfires, & bbq; and a calm and serene atmosphere to bring peace and relaxation to anyone, as it never gets old watching sunsets from the hot tub while listening to the birds and the frogs. There are only a few summer dates left, so reserve them quickly if you wish to! September is filling up, as it is the perfect way to end your summer season.

The cottage feels like you are at a cabin up in Maine. It has a rustic feel and it is on a quiet lake where time seems to have been forgotten. It is literally right on the water, as you can see in the pictures. The cozy cottage is perfect for a vacationing couple, or two, or a family.The waterfront cottage has 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a spacious living room. The large screened-in porch is a favorite place for meals overlooking the water. A large oak tree provides shade with picnic tables, chairs, and a hammock viewing the lake. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready, just bring your food. There is a gas grill and two outdoor fire pits which also overlook the water.

Kayaks and a canoe are provided for your use at no additional charge. We also have horseshoes, old bikes, internet, DVD player, basic TV, a few lawn games and indoor games. If you choose, we have a discount paddleboard rental for just $20, and hot tub rental for $100 or less depending on the length of your stay. (We can not guarantee hot tub availability.) The tub sits over the water and under the stars, or enjoy a campfire with firewood provided with no charge.

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!

There is also a small, organic "Earth Friendly Farm" that sells vegetables at the beginning of your street.

Stay at the cottage enjoying the serenity of nature and the lake, or, you are just a 10 minute drive from Mystic-- a favorite tourist town, 5 area wineries, the Connecticut Shoreline, and 5 minutes from Foxwoods casino. Take a walk or a bike ride along the coast, through Mystic, or in the woods such as up Lantern Hill. You can also enjoy activities in Westerly Mystic and New London such as weekly free outdoor summer concerts or other attractions at MysticCountry.com.

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

​- Long Pond of course! You are welcome to take the kayaks or the raft and bring them over to the nice rock areas of Long Pond to swim off of.

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 #3945127 to see pictures and reviews. If you have trouble finding it, just send us an inquiry and ask.

Book early if you need specific dates. 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.

We have a detailed 7-minute tour of the property, click here or go to: https://youtu.be/GRfV0pWNK6Y

First be sure to watch our 2-minute preview of vacation time at the cottage, click here or go to: https://youtu.be/WOnoIeq3OBs

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

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:
July 17, 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 parents bought the cottage back in 1955, and now- three generations later- the cottage 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 special place 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 1955

What makes this cottage unique

Included in the lakeside house are 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, and a large Huck Finn style raft to swim off of or to explore the lake and the connecting lake. There are two campfire areas and a propane grill, horseshoes, badmitten in the yard. All are included in the price of the cottage. If you bring your fishing rod, the fishing is great. We also allow you to bring your dog along to enjoy the lake. The cottage is great for family activities and for relaxing meals and sunsets.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation 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 and noise levels low after dark when outside.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Raft
  • screened porch/lanai
  • deck wood
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • 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. There is space for several cars to pull right up to the front of the house. Small window air conditioners are added in the bedrooms during the peak summer months of July and August. Usually, the lake breezes are all that is needed.

Reviews

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Waterfront Cottage at the very edge of a large lake. Near Mystic and Foxwoods
average rating of 4.8615384 based on 65 reviews
4

Good location, decent rental

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the location of the property. Close to both casinos and Mystic. Wasn't wow-ed by having to pay $15 extra per guest for towels and sheets so we ended up bringing our own. We did enjoy cooking outside every night and playing yard games.

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RELAXING!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage on the quiet dead end cove. house was well equipped with everything we needed. our only complaint is it was hot and the house had no screens to open windows in the living room nor fans or a/c. Also the cable only had local channels. But it was a peaceful relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect, the cottage is near some great restaurants and 5 minutes from casinos and shopping. The lake is amazing, you can sit by it for hours and be content. We spent a lot of time just hanging around at home, it was so peaceful and relaxing. House has everything you need and the hot tub is a perfect end to the evening!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the convenient location for a weekend of golf, breweries, and casinos. The views of the lake live up to the photos. The cottage has everything you need to serve as a home base with character. We'd definitely go back!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Hartford, CT
5

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, it gave us that home feeling from the moment we walked in. The owners were very courteous-they didn’t have a problem with us arriving a few minutes early, very helpful with the one question we had. The VIEW....magnificent all throughout the cottage!!! We are definitely returning! Thank you Bobby and Molly for sharing your beautiful place with us!

Carlos & Marangelis

Newington, CT

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we hoped it would be! Our weekend was a bit chilly a cloudy. However, we enjoyed using the canoe and kayaks on the lake. Having the hot tub literally on the lake was an amazing and relaxing experience. Molly and Bobby were very responsive and gave us great ideas for things to do around town, including an exhilarating hike up Lantern Hill. The cottage was cozy and rustic, and we loved using the wood burning stove at night. We will definitely return in the future for either a summer or early fall vacation!

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, we are so happy you enjoyed your time on the peaceful lake, and yes I agree you should try revisiting in the summer or fall! Every season has its unique charm. I'm glad you enjoyed the cozy wood stove for the chilly nights. Perhaps next time the weather will allow for a evening campfire outside instead! :)
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Providence
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
8 Miles
New London/ Mystic

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 vacation cottage rental in Ledyard

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
july 21
Jul 8 2018 - Jul 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$528
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
July/ August
Jul 23 2018 - Aug 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$356
From
C$396
Fri,Sat
C$2,904
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$277
From
C$370
Fri,Sat
C$1,320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid October 2018
Oct 8 2018 - Oct 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$330
Fri,Sat
C$1,452
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October / Nov
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$145
From
C$251
Fri,Sat
C$1,056
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
late november/december
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$158
From
C$264
Fri,Sat
C$1,056
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$396
From
C$528
Fri,Sat
C$2,943
C$11,219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$131.99
Pet Fee C$39.6
Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.98

$30/pet because additional dogs are additional cleaning and ware and tear... Please let us know if you have more than one dog, thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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