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Ashford Connecticut 06278 United States of America

Listing # 119653

Rates From USD 1000 Weekly
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Last Updated: Friday, July 6, 2018

Europe/US house swap? CT Lakefront house in the country between NYC and Boston

Swap houses with us for a few weeks this summer! We are open to going just about anywhere and will take great care of your home.

Our 1800 sq foot home is located on Ashford Lake in the quiet corner of Connecticut. The lake is small and clean and no motors are allowed so it is always quiet and safe. We swim in it all summer and skate all winter. The house is comfortable with window a/c s that are rarely needed in summer because of the breeze off the lake. We have a large yard and we also own the lake front spot next door which we use for our volleyball court and to launch the kayaks and canoes.

Some pics available here and more will come soon: https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/VjiB3osQTULcvzMtySIcekm5i4iYC1hXxemmIEhfuW8

The house itself is fully equipped for an active family. The main floor has the kitchen, full bath, living room, piano area, playroom, office, dining room/office space and a child's bedroom with twin bed. The upper floor has one child's bedroom (lofted twin) and one large master bedroom (queen tempurpedic) and a full bath. The basement is partially finished with a complete bedroom with queen sized tempurpedic bed and full bath. It also has a playroom with a fold out full size futon.

We are located 20 minutes from the UCONN campus, 1 hour from Hartford, 1.5 hours from Boston and 2 hours from NYC. We have 2 cats, and plants to care for. Several hiking trails are nearby.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1800 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, June 24, 2019 until Saturday, August 17, 2019
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our dates are somewhat flexible but need to occur within the summer months.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Ashford
Postal Code - State or Province 06278 CT
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords quiet corner,
Closest University University of Connecticut
University nearby Worcester State, Wesleyan, HART, Elms, UMass Medical, UCHC (all Boston schools 1.5 hours away)

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:


Neighborhood Keywords

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Sunday, June 24, 2018 until Saturday, August 18, 2018
Wanted from Sunday, June 24, 2018 until Friday, July 6, 2018
Wanted from Saturday, July 7, 2018 until Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rental Price:

USD 1000 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Ocean/Lake

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants

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About Me
Pre-kids and pre-academia, I was an avid traveler. I now live on Ashford Lake, a small lake in the quiet corner of the state of Connecticut. We are a 20 minute drive to the University of Connecticut and are situated between Boston and NY. (1.5 hours to Boston and 2 to NY). The house is large- and has extra sleeping room in the finished basement. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The finished basement has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. We also have a large deck overlooking the yard and lake. If we do an exchange we would be looking for someone to water the plants and feed our 2 cats. If we end up renting for this period that we are gone, we would reduce the rent for care of the house and animals. Now that the kids are a bit older, we're looking for them to have an international experience. Ideally, I'd like to find a place for a month-- we are open as to where. For the first 2 weeks, I will write while kids attend some sort of camp in order to better learn the language. For the second 2 weeks we will use your home as a launch pad to travel around.


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