The Lodge from the lakeChalet cabin from the lake

Entire home/flat

16 guests

10 bedrooms

16 Beds

Entire home/flat

16 guests

10 bedrooms

16 Beds

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About this listing

The space

A Private Island for Rent
It’s All Lakefront
Laurel Island is a 5 acre Island on a Lake in Connecticut. It is a Retreat Location which is available for use by retreat planners or by individuals.

Laurel Island is a perfect location to hold a retreat, reunion or family group that combines the privacy and peacefulness of an island and facilities for groups both large and small. Accommodations include 5 private cottages and a large main lodge for gathering. Local catering is available for group meals and will provide meals adaptable to different diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or others.
The 5 acre island’s canopy trees, blueberry bushes, rocky outcrops and large grassy field provide numerous spaces for activities and events. A huge covered deck overlooking the lake provides protection regardless of the weather, and is attached to the lodge for easy access. All of these spaces lend well for yoga, meditation, nature, wellness and other types of retreats, reunions or family groups.

In the cottages, guests choose to sleep in either community rooms (a room with no doors), a shared room, or a private room. In total, there are 14 rooms for shared or private stays. The island can accommodate 36 people.
The cost for the entire private Island for a weekend is $250 per person, minimum of 20 people.The cost for a weekend retreat (Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday), including food and lodging is $320/person For a full week the cost of the entire private Island is $300 per person.

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Call or email Jack Solomon if you want to reserve a space. $100 deposit required

Comments on Laurel Island-
Wonderful Escape from the City. You won’t be disappointed.
Ann, Rockaway, NY June 2011
This was my second year at the Yoga Retreat on Laurel Island. Restorative! Lovely Island. Wonderful Lodging, comfort, safety, ambience and food. I’ll be coming back as long as the Retreat is offered.
Carlin, Churchville, NY June 2011

Interaction with guests

We take you to the Island and are available throughout your stay to help with the logistics of living on an Island.

Other things to note

We have canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, standup boards and row boats for your use. There is swimming in the lake, we have a swimming raft too. There is a 5 acre Island with bocce, croquet, volleyball and badminton.

The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 10
Beds: 16
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £88 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: £2011
Weekly Discount: 40%
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House Rules

This is our home, we expect you to care for it properly and do no damage.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
August 2016
This island was a terrific summer retreat and I would highly recommend it! Jack was a wonderful host and the island was exactly what my group was looking for. The cabins on the island were super clean and had everything we needed to cook/grill and enjoy the water. Jack was terrific at explaining any key details of the island and had an answer for all of our questions. Jack was also extremely accommodating when it came to taking us back and forth from the island to the mainland. Five stars and would visit again!

Dylan User Profile
May 2016
Excellent from the start. Jack was easy to work with, accommodating, and flexible. A weekend with old high school buddies couldn't have gone any better thanks to Jack.

Kristin User Profile
July 2015
Jack was very accommodating for our large extended family group, making multiple boat trips from the mainland to the island, helping us pick up dinner from the restaurant we had cater, and was quick answering emails for our pre-arrival arrangements. The swimming was delightful as it was extremely hot (in the 90s) during our visit, but be aware, it's very shallow near the island, so no diving. The lodge got very hot, holding the heat very well (not what you want in summer!), but the cabins, being smaller, let the breezes through and all had multiple fans and screens for windows. Some in our group took advantage of the 2 canoes and 2 kayaks available for use, and the paddle boats too. The grandparents were happy to sit in the shade of the lodge porch and watch the goings-on of all the children and grandchildren. It was good to have the lodge as a place to accommodate them, as the walks to the cabins, although short for the young, are laden with roots and bumpy terrain, making it a tough commute for the older folks.

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East Hampton, Connecticut, United States · Joined in February 2010
Jack User Profile

Laurel Island is on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton Connecticut. It is a 5 acre Island with 5 cabins and the Lodge. Each cabin has a deck near the water and a dock extending out into the lake. The Island has land sports like volleyball, badminton, croquet etc.

Response rate: 91%
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Response time: within a day
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