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Charming**New England Historical Ppty Ideal for Weddings&Large Groups W/Garden

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Old Saybrook house description

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Description from the owner

This unique property, located near the banks of the Oyster River, and conveniently on the Boston Post Road (US 1), was built in 1795 by Nathaniel Clark, a 4th generation descendant of Captain Nathaniel Clark, a famous local seaman. It was at a time when General William Hart built one of the earliest houses in Saybrook, the first settlement on the southern shore of Connecticut. During the Revolution, Hart led the First Regiment of Connecticut Light Horse Militia to Danbury to take part in Tryon’s raid. He and his brothers armed their merchant ships and served this country in numerous privateering forays against the British.

One of the important assets of this 'Old New England' Property is it's very large and beautiful garden, surrounding entirely the three buildings that include the very large main house, a Jelly shed attached barn and Corn Crib,providing multiple places to sit together, picnic, read or enjoy a nice sunbath. It is of course an ideal place for large parties such as weddings and other ceremonies, for which first class catering can be organized with our local chef and partner, at a very affordable cost.

The greenhouse is yet another exceptional feature. It is a one-of-a-kind and particularly pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view of the garden, surrounded by secular oak and other high trees, providing a nice shade during the summer time.

It was featured by the HGTV Design channel and thereafter the Property was selected for the shooting of the film The Word, 2013 WINNER of BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE (Manhattan Film Festival) and 2013 WINNER – SILVER ACE AWARD (Las Vegas Film Festival), scheduled to come soon to the theatres. See here the picture of one of the scenes of the film that was shot in the greenhouse.

Entering through the front wrap around porch, gives you already a glimpse of the multiple nice places where you can sit together, relax and enjoy the surroundings and the exceptional settings of this property.

You then access an entrance hall with a staircase to the second floor, one door to the very large and nicely decorated master bedroom with a King Size bed, one door to the second bedroom of the first floor with a full size bed, and the third door leading to the large living room from which you can access conveniently the first bathroom (with toilet) and the cozy and typical dining room, next to the kitchen, where up to 22 guests can fit with 3 tables, and 14 guest can sit comfortably.

In winter and during mid-seasons, the very attractive fire place feature - works with real wood ! - makes the place a very pleasant retreat for long week-ends or indoors gatherings.

Accessing the second floor by 2 different staircases, our guests will find there a second bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet, a very large studio-bedroom with 3 twin beds, a second bedroom with a full and a twin beds and a third bedroom with 2 full beds.

The owners have given a particular attention to the quality of the linen and to the bedding to provide you with a very comfortable night sleep. The cleaning is done by a team of professionals.

The Fall season is spectacular in new England. Visiting the small typical towns of Old Lyme, Mystic, Essex, Chester, and their surrounding forests, or driving along the Connecticut River will create memories forever.

Old Saybrook, for that reason, is the hometown of many celebrities, and more particularly of famous actress Katherine Hepburn, whose mansion is nowadays a place to visit.

Because it is located on the Long Island Sound, in Summer, Old Saybrook is well-known for its different sandy beaches.Harvey's Beach and Town Beach are available for public use, both providing clean facilities with very small crowds.

Need a break from the beach ? Stop to dine at some fine restaurants nearby. Travel just a little further and visit Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, take a ride with your kids across the countryside, see Beautiful New England the old-fashioned way on the Essex Historic steam train, enjoy a cruise on the Connecticut River or enjoy an evening at the Mohegan Casino. Peddle along the ocean side at sunset, head to the shops along Main Street or take a ten-minute drive to the shopping large outlets in Westbrook and Clinton.

Surrounded by the Long Island Sound and the Conneticut River, Old Saybrook is full of adventure for families looking for a getaway.

Old Saybrook is conveniently located at equal distance of New York and Boston by car, via I-95.

The property itself is a short ride from exit 57 (or 56 coming up eastwards).

The closest airport is New Haven, a 20 minutes ride by car. Direct flights are also available from Hartford Bradley Int'l, 45 minutes away, and from the various airports servicing New-York. Providence and Boston Int'l Airports are closer than the New York Airports. These can be reached by train and then shuttles. Old Saybrook is also directly connected by train to Newark Int'l Airport.

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My Guests describe the Property best ! :

'This house was the perfect place for me and my siblings and parents, as well as spouses and grand kids, to stay together while in town celebrating our favorite uncle's 80th birthday! It ended up being a wonderful family reunion of our own, too! The accommodations were both comfortable and plentiful! Everything we needed was provided, and it was easy to settle in immediately. There is a wonderful sense of peace, love, and happiness about the place that is almost tangible. The landlord also recommended a wonderful caterer who went above and beyond to prepare three absolutely delicious meals for us - which abundantly provided leftovers which we enjoyed throughout our stay. My family kept thanking me for all the work I did to pull it all together... but in truth, the homeowner and caterer were the ones who took care of all the details! Sitting around the table playing games, laughing and talking in front of the fireplace, sitting in the gorgeous sun porch, enjoying the yard, swinging under the tremendous oak tree, taking walks to nearby beaches... our family connected in special ways that never could have occurred had we stayed in a hotel. I highly recommend this house, the landlord (she rents several other homes as well), and the caterer. Not only was the price reasonable for my family to afford, the excellent customer service we received made it obvious that they both share a passion for serving their guests.'
-- May 24, 2013


This is a charming, romantic and large historical property in the New England style, located on the Boston Post Road, in the beautiful and charming Old Saybrook town, patronized by Katherine Hepburn. A great place for large gatherings, weddings and family reunions. It's a 2 mins drive to beaches. The house features 3500 square ft and a barn and a very large garden, with secular oaks, and a beautiful wrap around porch. This house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room that seats 8 guests minimum.

GREAT PLACE TO HOLD A SPECIAL EVENT, ANNIVERSARY, MEETINGS, REUNION, GETAWAYS -- this private and spacious home is an ideal alternative to crowded hotels. Enjoy the comforts of having the whole place to yourself!

Conveniently located at equal distance of New York City and Boston. Its an 1-½ hr distance away from both cities.

Offering three homes on the Connecticut shoreline as vacation rental properties in Old Saybrook and Guilford for over 8 years, we take great pride in caring for our guests as well as in accommodating and tending to their needs and comfort. Our homes are designed with local art and treasures and reflect our love and passion for decoration, beauty and the creation of aesthetic surroundings which welcome and embrace you. Our goal is to provide a setting where you, your family and your friends can enjoy, relax and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our reviews testify to this and consistently reveal the happiness and joy our guests have experienced while staying at our properties.

This home was chosen to film a featured film....The Word, due out this year… Copy and paste these links into your browser to preview the film hosted at the property:

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25----NO RAVE PARTIES...SORRY.....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Pets Considered:

                Sorry, I love cats, but to many people are allergic....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


              Other Amenities

                  • Please ask me if you need anything...Gas in not supplied for the grill, it can be purchased at Wallmart on Rt one...Firewood can be purchased at Maynards Fram Market....moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    basic cable...moreless


                      • Family


                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Pond
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Forests
                      • Live Theater
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Playground
                      • Festivals
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Water Parks
                      • Zoo

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating

                      local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Babysitter
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hunting
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Kayaking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 12 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Mobile Phone
                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                wood can be purchased at the local market...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                duet top of the line...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                duet top of the line...moreless

                              • Parking
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Fireplace
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Telephone
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                one in each bedroom and living room...moreless

                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Fully stocked, blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, toaster, knives,spices,paper towels,...moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave


                                  • Balcony:

                                    two porches...moreless

                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    beautiful greenhouse top rate on HGTV Rate my Space,grilling area...moreless

                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Wood Deck
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Lawn / Garden

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard


                                  Write a review 4.8
                                  from 40 traveler reviews

                                  Special offer: SPECIAL OFFER, CALL FOR DETAILS. credit

                                  Call me, we do have one summer week and taking booking for Fall and Winter, and Spring and Summer 2015

                                  Offer for: Jul 18, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 View calendar

                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2014
                                  1 night min stay
                                  $350 $500
                                  Fri, Sat

                                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                                  Sep 9 - Nov 21, 2014
                                  1 night min stay
                                  Nov 22 - Mar 10, 2015
                                  1 night min stay
                                  Spring 2015
                                  Mar 11 - May 20, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  SUMMER 2015
                                  Jun 20 - Sep 8, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  1 night min stay
                                  $500 $600
                                  Fri, Sat

                                  Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Pet Fee $100
                                  • Flip Costs $150
                                  • Taxes Included


                                  Rates are subject to change...All rates are based on 8 people....$30 for each additional person. Also, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,Christmas and New Years Eve rates are $1000 A night.

                                  All rates include taxes.

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                                  20 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Tweed New Haven
                                  20 Miles
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  New London
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Amtrak - Metro
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Town Beach
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Penny Lane Pub
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Things to do: obviously beach combing is a must, but bike and kayak rentals are nearby to tour the sound. If you’re into shopping, we have it all! Enjoy Main Street Old Saybrook, or tour the outlets in Westbrook and Clinton a few minutes away, or travel 10 minutes into the sailing village of Essex. Challenging public golf courses are nearby, most within a 30 minute drive. Old Saybrook offers Fenwick Golf Course located on the point off of Long-Island Sound where the late Katharine Hepburn resided. Other things close by include the Essex Steam Train and River Boat cruise where you can tour the Connecticut River. If you prefer romance, there is the Essex Dinner Train that will take you a step back in time with forties style fine dining and music.


                                  Manager info

                                  Year Purchased: 2007

                                  Why Old Saybrook:
                                  I saw so much potential in this beautiful home that had been passed down from so many generations. It was a labor of love to turn this into a getaway full of colorful and soulful art collections, interesting finds, and modern comforts. I strived to preserve the character of the floors, the stairs, the rooms and the many nooks and crannies that make this house so unique. The house is bright and colorful yet still maintains its rustic charm.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  The house was chosen for the shooting of a feature filme 'THE WORD'

                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: dutch, french, german, danish, italian, spanish, turkish, english

                                  Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                                  • Green house was feature on HGTV site for reusable items.

                                    Green house was feature on HGTV site for reusable items.

                                  • House C 1795

                                    House C 1795

                                  • Movie shot at the house opening March 14,2014

                                    Movie shot at the house opening March 14,2014

                                  • Back yard

                                    Back yard

                                  • Corn Crib view in shaded backyard.  Great for entertaining!

                                    Corn Crib view in shaded backyard. Great for entertaining!

                                  • Living room with view into dining room

                                    Living room with view into dining room

                                  • Master bedroom sleeps 2

                                    Master bedroom sleeps 2

                                  • Middle bedroom sleeps 4

                                    Middle bedroom sleeps 4

                                  • Upstairs middle bedroom sleeps three

                                    Upstairs middle bedroom sleeps three

                                  • House showing Corn crib and Jelly Shed.

                                    House showing Corn crib and Jelly Shed.

                                  • Side Yard

                                    Side Yard

                                  • Flowers in the Spring

                                    Flowers in the Spring

                                  • Jelly shed and Corn Crib

                                    Jelly shed and Corn Crib

                                  • Flowers welcoming summer on the Shoreline

                                    Flowers welcoming summer on the Shoreline

                                  • Front porch

                                    Front porch

                                  • Living Room - sitting area

                                    Living Room - sitting area

                                  • Kitchen


                                  • Downstairs bedroom sleeps two

                                    Downstairs bedroom sleeps two

                                  • Middle upstairs bedroom sleeps 3

                                    Middle upstairs bedroom sleeps 3

                                  VRBO #168992

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                                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 19, 2014

                                  $275 - $600 per night (USD)

                                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 14

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                                  Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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