Rustic Cape by the lake- 3 Bedrooms!
1800 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Julie
6 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 1.5 Bathrooms


This expansive cape style home is nestled amongst the pine trees of the lake Garda community in Farmingtn/Unionville. Located on a quiet street and close to the lake (the beach is a very short 5 min walk), enjoy nature during your stay in CT. The home is located near the bike trails, Historic Collinsville, West Hartford Center. Unionville has some great dining options for nearby eats. You can enjoy paddling on the Farmington River in Collinsville. Hospitals and schools nearby.

Guests will be able to use 3 bedrooms :2 are upstairs that has a half bath to share. (I will be keeping the 3rd bedroom locked off to store my personal things). There is a third bedroom on the first floor adjacent to the full bath. The rest of the house will be yours to use which includes living room , dining room, kitchen. Keurig in kitchen- please bring k cups if you want to drink. Even though my dogs will not be present when you stay, dog do live at the home when I am there. If you are highly allergic, please don't book due to this reason. The house is also built into an embankment in the land. It sits lower than the street, there are about 7 stairs to get down to the house. The land is sloped and wooded. If you are bringing kids and or dogs that like to run, the house is only a 5 min walk to the beach and lake front. There is a flat lawn space at the lake that you can hang out or picnic at if you choose to. There is another beach that is located at the end of Colony St (where Colony and Lake Street join). This beach is the most family friendly and it is larger as far as sandy beach front. There is a parking area for cars. If anyone asks, you are my guests for the weekend.

You will have use of the house minus the following spaces which will be locked off : one bedroom upstairs, one closet upstairs and one room in the back of the house. Washer and dryer are located in the basement (which is unfinished and where I store my things). Access to the lower deck (as seen in photos) is granted through the basement downstairs. You will also have use of full kitchen, the bathrooms (one full downstairs, one half upstairs), living, dining room and outdoor spaces. Security camera outside the home. One in the entryway for guest safety. 2 additional cameras: one is outside near the street and one is outside off the back deck.

Parking is available near the flag pole on the north-east side of the house at the end of the fencing. You will see a small pull-off area from the road. There will be 2 trees close together with a small “welcome” flag with a scarecrow in it. Park here between the trees and the house. Be careful as an embankment is there. You can also park on the street.

I will be staying nearby and can be reached easily for assistance unless I am out of town during your stay.

The neighborhood is a lake community where you can enjoy nature at its finest. The house is located only 5 minutes walk from one of the beaches. Beach chairs will be kept in the basement if you choose to use them.

Walking the neighborhood is great. The home is located near the walking trails (about a 5 minute drive to parking area on River road). The trail leads to Collinsville or Unionville Center (depending on which direction you choose). You will need a car for this home or UBER

We have basic cable in the living room tv. You can also get Netflix/prime - please login with your own account. There is a small sitting area on the second floor where there is a tv equipped with Apple TV for Netflix/Hulu/prime. Please use your personal logins.

The main thermostat is located in the kitchen. Heat can be adjusted there. In one of the bedrooms in the second floor there is a mini split for additional comfort. The other bedroom had a space heater located in the closet that can be brought out if need be.

There is a digital lock on the front door. You will be given a personal code a few days prior to checkin. The code will only be active during your stay at The Rustic Cape.
Show More


Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Parking Included
Parking for 2 cars is available at the corner of the house on the semi circular driveway. Street parking is also available.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Basic cable. WiFi available.
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Seasonal Pricing

Minimum stayPer nightWeekend nightsPer weekPer month
Base price

Reviews (3)

Excellent based on 3 Reviews


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
Check in
Check out
Add date
Add date
1 guest


I’m An artist, art teacher, licensed realtor, and property manager in the Hartford area of CT. I love living in New England and taking advantage of the historical, artistic and natural aspects that it has to offer. We have oceans and mountains and everything in between. Come visit and check it out!
Registration ID: 81-1725976
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Please take shoes off and leave them st the front door. There is a rustic wooden crate there to put them in. Upon checking out- please put al used bath towels in the floor of the downstairs bathroom and leave all used beds unmade. Thank you
Read more
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit will be refunded if there isn’t any damage to property or furnishing. In the event of prospective damage, Host will contact Renter do you discuss.
© Julie and Houfy Inc. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this page's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Julie and Houfy Inc. with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
For more information, please visit the Houfy's copyright and trademark policy

Rustic Cape by the lake- 3 Bedrooms! is a Vacation Home located in Farmington, Connecticut, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Rustic Cape by the lake- 3 Bedrooms! has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Oct 2019

Listing # 10641 - 22 Views