Nature Lovers Paradise: on River, Close to Beach, Golf Course
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Old Lyme house description
Perfect home for Spring & Summer vacations in the scenic countryside. Ideal for family reunions, college visits, just chilling out, Summer, Thanksgiving or Christmas weeks. Academic rentals. Our beautiful home is so relaxing, inspiring and restorative, we call it 'River Muse', in recognition of the vistas of our private pond, meadow and our 1,000 foot frontage on nationally recognized 'wild & scenic' Eight Mile River. Sitting on five acres, our home is private, yet accessible. Swim in our river, at nearby beaches and Uncas Lake. Fifteen minutes to Old Saybrook train station for visiting friends and easy access to I-95.
Newly rebuilt, 5,000 sq ft, shingle-style home offers large rooms, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen open to dining area as well as wonderful outdoor deck, patio and lawn dining. Gas and charcoal grills.
Thanks to floor to ceiling windows and our sunny Southern exposure, you will feel as though you are living outside, even when you are inside this delightful home.
Sit on our 75 foot long deck and enjoy river views or walk in our meadow and around the pond to see all sorts of wildlife and fabulous birds. You will hear - and if you are lucky, you might spot - the silhouette of the resident night owl known as the Whip-poor-will. The pond features a study dock and a rowboat and teems with bass and bluegills - perfect for teaching children catch-and-release fishing or frog and turtle spotting.
Close to Hamburg Cove for the sailor, lake and beach swimming for children, moments from a wonderful, woodland golf course surrounded by nature. Beautiful, fishable river to wade and float with swimming hole just upstream.
Home fully equipped with sports equipment. Enjoy the beautiful meadow for badminton, trampoline, volleyball and horseshoes as well as a special swing in the trees.
State parks just minutes away for swimming, hiking, bicycling, running, canoeing and kayaking include Devil's Hopyard, Uncas Lake and Norwich Pond. Nearest public beaches - Rocky Neck and Hammonasset State Parks.
Lyme playground, baseball diamond, soccer field, tennis courts and basketball courts and local library 1 mile away. Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos 20-30 minutes away.
Check out the wool and organic food from Sankow's Farm and enjoy the Lyme organic farmer's market Friday and Saturday (May - October). Local organizations and restaurants frequently host outdoor gourmet food events.
Revel in the surrounding artistic community, take classes at Lyme Fine Art Academy and see the Florence Griswold Museum and other nearby museums and galleries. Other attractions include theatres, GoodSpeed Opera House, Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, beaches, discount designer malls and the charming close by towns of Chester, Essex, Mystic and Stonington.
College visits? 30 minutes to Wesleyan in Middeltown or to Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Mitchell College in New London and 45 minutes to Yale in New Haven or Trinity and University of Hartford and the Coast Guard Academy in New London.
- 4500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- See photos. All are tiled with granite or marble surfaces
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Close to Championship quality Fox Hopyard golf course and resturant.
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High End Luxury Rental Home
High End Luxury Rental Home
We recently rented this home and were blown away. It far exceeds the many properties we have rented from this site in the past. We were with 3 other families and a total of 3 young children and it was a great home for families with children of any age. The pictures posted here do not do it justice. The bedrooms are truly separate and relatively quiet which is unusual for a rental home and 4 couples could very happily share this home without sacrificing any privacy. Meanwhile, the open layout on the main floor makes for great space to socialize. The bathrooms were better than most 4 star hotels. Large marble enclosures, high end shower heads, Jacuzzi tubs, great sink fixtures. Like a luxury resort--you wanted to shower as many times as you could. As a home cook, I was very pleased with the kitchen which was the exception that was actually a "chef's kitchen." The appliances were top notch, the space was great. There were tons of pots and pans, utensils and serving dishes. Real granite counter tops and an open layout made it so much fun to cook with everyone around to chat. Ours was a winter rental but the yard, trampoline and pond looked great. The huge deck and seating area that runs the length of the main floor offers front row seats for the setting sun. The renters also provide brochures, toys, ping pong table, water gear, etc. etc. which all help to take a vacation to the next level. The wifi was fast. There is only 1 real TV with somewhat limited seating but there is a full sound system with many components as well as a sound system that runs throughout the house. Plug in your Ipod and you have your music anywhere you want. This is an excellent home to which we hope to return in the future.
- Guest BDT (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 12/31/10
- Review Submitted 01/03/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
May 24 - Jun 27
7 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Jun 28 - Sep 3
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
50% of rental fee on signing lease. Full payment of rental fee and security deposit one month before rental begins
Additional Fees and Taxes:
End of rental cleaning fee depends on state of house when returned, most often $150 - $200.
Security deposit returned, less cleaning fee, when house and keys returned at end of rental
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- Nearest Beach: White Sands, Old Lyme at 8.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 'On the Rocks' at Fox Hopyard at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Fox Hopyard, best public course in Ct at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: 'On the Rocks' at Fox Hopyard at 0.5 Miles
Fall colors, looking up at the house
Summer - Looking from house and deck to pond and river
Dining area looking out to south-facing deck
Second floor bathroom
View of house looking across pond
Summer - View of Eight Mile River from Meadow
Living Room Winter view, looking out to deck, pond, meadow and river
Second floor bathroom
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