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Nature Lovers Paradise: on River, Close to Beach, Golf Course

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Fall colors, looking up at the house


Last updated: 04/08/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            invisible fence in ground...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Lower level...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master Bedroom has Fireplace with Deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Second Floor ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Second Floor...moreless

          • Loft + Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            TV room, pull out sofa and Loft space with pull out sofa...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            2nd floor bathroom, double sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Entry floor bathroom next to TV room...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Master Bathroom has a Bain Altra tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Lower level guest bathroom, bain ultra tub...moreless

          • See photos. All are tiled with granite or marble surfaces

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Cooks kitchen with (miele appliances) two ovens and two dishwashers. Central work island....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table extends. Additional tables both inside and on deck...moreless

          • Stove:

            Miele, 6 burner with hood...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything imaginable...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two Miele dishwashers...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 75 foot long deck overlooks five beautiful acres with a row boat pond, along 1000 feet of riverfront on the Eight Mile River - designated as a National 'Wild and Scenic River'....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                throughout the house...moreless

              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Foosball
              • Video Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Music Library
              • Stereo


              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck runs length of house on Living room level. Lower level has patio running lenth of house...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Deck is also a balcony - length of house wrapping around to master bedroom suite...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Fox Hopyard course is open to public and top ranked in Connecticut...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Nearby at Lyme School and Fox Hopyard...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas and Charcoal grills available...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    For use in nearby lake and river...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Eight mile river frontage. Five acres has large pond - big enough for ice hockey when frozen...moreless

                  • Rural


                  • Restaurants
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Rafting
                  • Tennis
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Racquetball
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hunting
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hospital
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Water Tubing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  Early Summer
                  May 24 - Jun 27
                  7 night min stay
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  High Summer
                  Jun 28 - Sep 3
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,570 $13,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  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


                  50% of rental fee on signing lease. Full payment of rental fee and security deposit one month before rental begins

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                  8.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  White Sands, Old Lyme
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  'On the Rocks' at Fox Hopyard
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Fox Hopyard, best public course in Ct
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  'On the Rocks' at Fox Hopyard

                  Car: Recommended

                  Close to Championship quality Fox Hopyard golf course and resturant.


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                  • Fall colors, looking up at the house

                    Fall colors, looking up at the house

                  • Summer - Looking from house and deck to pond and river

                    Summer - Looking from house and deck to pond and river

                  • Dining area looking out to south-facing deck

                    Dining area looking out to south-facing deck

                  • Second floor bathroom

                    Second floor bathroom

                  • View of house looking across pond

                    View of house looking across pond

                  • Summer - View of Eight Mile River from Meadow

                    Summer - View of Eight Mile River from Meadow

                  • Living Room Winter view, looking out to deck, pond, meadow and river

                    Living Room Winter view, looking out to deck, pond, meadow and river

                  • Second floor bathroom

                    Second floor bathroom

                  VRBO #177807

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, March 30, 2014

                  $475 - $510 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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