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3 BR Lakefront House on Moodus Reservoir

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 Bath with large screened-in porch on Moodus Reservoir.

Master bedroom, living/dining room (vaulted ceiling), kitchen, and multi-area bathroom (with washer/dryer) on first floor. Spiral staircase to two second floor bedrooms. 1200 sq. ft. At one end of Moodus Reservoir right on the lake. Dock for boating, swimming, or fishing. Public boat launch is nearby. Canoe and kayaks available. Side lawn good for kids, bocce, etc. Gas grill. Internet access and cable TV.

Dean Amato
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Dean Amato

My sister, my brother, and I own the property jointly. Our parents purchased the property in 1962 and my father, with help mainly from my brother and I, built the house in 1972. We lived in Hamden, CT and went here almost every weekend during the summers. The house was a central gathering point for our extended family.

Dean Amato purchased this house in 1962

What makes this house unique

The lake views and easy access to the lake are hard to beat. The covered, screened porch is a great place to relax regardless of the weather.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Moodus

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with three sections: sink area, door to toilet and door to shower, washer, and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , There is a queen size air mattress in the closet, as well.
  • Master bedroom with queen bed on first floor. Two bedrooms on second floor, each with a double and a twin bed. There is a queen size air mattress stored in the master bedroom closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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3 BR Lakefront House on Moodus Reservoir
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews

The house sits right on the Moodus reservoir a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We stay here every October and have never been disappointed. Will be reserving for October 2018. A new dock has been added and some other updates. Love this house!

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

The property was well appointed, comfortable and really private! Couldn't see the neighbors with summer foliage and had a pristine lake view at all times of day. Even on hot days, the yard was shady in afternoon, and cooled nicely. Kids jumped off the dock and swam and the kayaks and canoe were perfect for early morning exercise or afternoon sun soaking. Thank you to your family for sharing the property!

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this place. Layout was very nice and it was very well stocked with games, sporting equipment and grills. Especially enjoyed the hammock by the lake.

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We spent a very pleasant week in CT

  • 4 of 5

We're satisfied with the property but it should be better cleaned up for guests.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The locations is perfect, directly to the lake, very quiet.

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house is absolutely fantastic: directly on the lake. The surrondings are very quiet. You can use the 3 kayaks to explore the lake, that's absolutely perfect!

The house is great and cozy. Might need some improvements (not enough utensils in the kitchen for example). I would say that it's definitely not for 10 people, as there is only one bathroom and 8 real beds.

Dean was very helpful prior to our stay.

I recommend this house!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty view, house has some problems

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this house in October 2016 for 5 nights. We have stayed in VRBO properties before, and we also have done many, many house exchanges, so we are familiar with the spectrum of houses one can rent or exchange. The pluses of this house: pretty reservoir that looks like a lake, comfortable dining area, equipped kitchen, nice big screen TV. The minuses: overall wear and tear on the house makes for some discomfort. Curtains in the master bedroom are waterstained, and the upstairs beds have mismatched foam pieces intended, evidently, to make the mattress more comfortable. Some general cleanliness issues (buckets, cleaning materials dumped in the hall closet, materials dumped in the bedroom closet.) The house needs some attention.

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, thank you for your review! We actually decided to close rentals after October 2016 to address the issues that you mention, plus more. We replaced the sliding doors and switched out the vertical blinds for curtains; the new doors and curtains are easier to open/close and the lake view is uninhibited. We replaced the window treatments in all of the bedrooms and added new curtains. In addition, we purchased new mattresses, including a queen-size for the master bedroom. New bedding was purchased for every bed and we removed the old foam toppers. We also removed two of the closet doors from the master bedroom to make the dresser easier to access. We did a massive cleaning to organize all closets and cabinets in the house. Finally, we purchased a brand new living room set (couch, love seat and chair). Our family is excited about these new additions and changes. We hope that they meet your satisfaction and that you will rent with us again soon! Best, Dean
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Black Birch Golf Club, East Haddam, CT
Nearest Train
30 Miles
New London, CT
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Moodus

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$159.71
Damage Insurance C$126.49

Minimum stay of 7 days during summer. Will entertain requests for shorter stays during spring, fall, and off-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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