Fun on the Lake - East Hampton CT Vacation Rental
Size –3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms 3 Baths • Sleeps 4-11
Fun on Lake Pocotopaug - Fun on the water with swimming, kayaks, rowboat, canoe, stand up paddle boards, and a water slide; fun on land with ping pong, pool table, corn hole, badminton, Kubb, and many puzzles and board games for all ages. Gather around the fire pit at night & roast marshmallows. In central CT with easy day trips to Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, Gillette Castle, Mark Twain House and so much more. Close to renowned musical theater at Goodspeed Opera House. Hiking and mountain biking possibilities galore at close by state parks. EV CHARGER FOR YOUR USE IN GARAGE!
85 feet of lake front with dock. Spacious modern house with huge well equipped kitchen - everything from baking pans to 24 assorted herbs and spices. There is a 24 inch Amazon Fire TV in the kitchen. On the main level you will find the kitchen and living room, each with a sliding door opening onto the upper deck; master bedroom and bath suite with a door opening directly out onto the upper deck; as well as a second bedroom with a queen bed and another full bathroom. On the lower level is another large living room with 2 sleeper sofas, a bedroom with one twin bed and one double bed, and a full bathroom. The 55 inch Samsung TV is in the lower level living room. Also on the lower lever is the washer and dryer. From the sliding doors on the lower level, you will exit onto the lower patio level with an outdoor eating area protected from the rain. The garage has been converted into a game room with a pool table and a ping pong table. (The game room/garage is not heated. It can be used in the winter but you will need to bundle up.) Don’t worry, there is still plenty of off road parking in the driveway in front of the garage and a secondary parking area at the side of the property. There is a Level 2 Electric Vehicle charging station in the garage, available for your use.
(Dock, water slide, swimming, kayaks, rowboat, canoe, and stand up paddle boards are available during the appropriate seasons only. )
Guests will have access to the entire house. We love our area in every season of the year. Fall brings beautiful leaves and great hiking and mountain biking, or ride the Airline Trail. Winter is a peaceful quiet time here, with hiking, skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. Spring means beautiful flowers, pleasant temperatures, more hiking and biking, and a return to boating. And I guess we don't need to tell you how beautiful summer is, and how much there is to do here.
We're eager to hear from our guests, both about anything they may need and any ideas they have for improving the property. We may be able to help you with anything from finding babysitting to suggestions for activities to finding a mountain biking guide.
We are in the middle of a quiet friendly neighborhood. Spellman Point Road is a dead end road, so there is not a lot of traffic. Just a 3 minute walk down Bay Road is a Middlesex Land Trust park with trails for walking and mountain biking. Five minute drive to either Stop & Shop or Big Y for grocery shopping. Eight minute drive to the large playground at Memorial School. Lots of cute shops along downtown Main Street. 6 minute drive to the Air Line Trail, a great bike or walking rail trail.
We are right on Lake Pocotopaug, a beautiful body of water, providing boating and swimming opportunities. Across the lake from us is a town beach with a playground, and it is open to the public (although only residents can park there). We have a rowboat, kayaks and paddleboards for use by our guests, and a slide out on the water which kids will enjoy. On occasion the owners may also use the kayaks, paddle boards, rowboat or slide.
Plenty of free parking. Approximately 1 mile walk to Middletown Area Transit bus stop.
The owners of the house live in the adjacent property. We are always available by messaging for any questions or problems, and usually can come over in person if necessary.
Like many lakes in CT, Lake Pocotopaug sometimes has an overgrowth of blue-green algae in the late summer. Blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria, can cause health effects on exposure, mainly if the water is swallowed, so it’s best for children not to swim if there is an algae bloom, and for adults to use their discretion. Some people with sensitive skin may have irritation from water exposure, but most people are able to continue to kayak, paddle board, etc. even during an algae bloom. In spring 2020, East Hampton installed a bubbler system to prevent further algae blooms. This worked well in 2020, but in 2021 the system was overwhelmed by a series of major rain events. There was no problem with algae in 2022. Should there happen to be an algae bloom causing the town beach to be closed for swimming during your stay at our property, we will offer you these options: 1. You may cancel your stay with no penalty. 2. You may keep your reservation but take a 20% rebate on the daily rate.
If interested, check with your hosts about local baby-sitters, all kinds of biking expeditions, windsurfing and other local activities.
LONGER STAYS ARE AVAILABLE: there is a 17% discount for a week long stay. Contact owners for further details.
HOUSE RULES: Guest must sign renter agreement.
Security deposit of $300 required. Deposit to be processed by host on guest credit card.
Minimum age to rent - 25 years.
No smoking indoors. Smoking allowed outdoors if appropriate ash trays are used.
No illegal drug use.
Life jackets must be worn when watercraft are used.
Children must be supervised at all times, and especially at the waterfront.
No more than 4 cars without prior permission.
No more than 12 people on the property at any time without prior permission.
Turn AC off when the house is not in use.
Some amenities are only available in specific seasons, for example waterfront amenities are available throughout the summer.
Only toilet paper in the toilets! NO “flushable wipes”, paper towels, feminine products, etc. Ignoring this rule could cause you to lose days of your vacation, as the house is unusable if the sewer grinder pump fails.
About the OwnerWe’ve lived, worked, and raised our family in the friendly small town of East Hampton CT since 1978. We’d always been charmed by Lake Pocotopaug, the “crown jewel” of East Hampton, so in 2015 we downsized to a lakefront home. In 2022, the property next door came on the market and we jumped at the chance to purchase it.
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