Airbnb is an online company where you're able to book a stay from local hosts in over 190 countries including unique stays right here in Connecticut.

With summer coming up fast, have you ever thought about booking a stay right on Candlewood Lake? Airbnb offers overnight accommodations at private residences all over the lake. If you're thinking about a lake stay, my advice would be to act quickly for the best selection of dates. Here are a couple of spots I found on Airbnb.

1. Sweet Dottie's Cottage - Located in New Fairfield, this waterfront cottage has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate 8.

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2. A-Frame Cottage Off Candlewood Lake - Located in a lake community in New Milford, this cozy A-frame has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and rents for $200 per night.

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3. Stepping Stones Cottage - Located in New Milford, this cozy cottage had 3 bedrooms and accommodates 6 and rents for $175 per night.

4. Peaceful Lakefront Retreat in Sherman - This is a direct waterfront home with a lakefront deck, and a private dock with kayaks. This gorgeous home has 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, and rents for $625 per night.

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5. Waterfront Home in New Fairfield - For rent is a private room for two in the downstairs portion of this waterfront home, which includes one bedroom and one bathroom and rents for $130 per night.

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Should you decide to rent a Candlewood Lake property sometime over the summer, do yourself a favor, and rent a boat from Echo Bay Marina to explore the lake. Mindy and I have had a boat on Candlewood for 30 years, and it never gets old! If you have any questions about the lake or which kind of boat to rent, feel free to email me at

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