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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River

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Last updated: 09/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Westbrook house description

Contemporary studio, sited on a five acre compound, was built by owner/architect/sculptor on the peaceful Connecticut Shoreline...Enjoy the sculpture meadow and salt marsh on the Patchogue River with direct tidal river access to Long Island Sound and the Stuart B. McKinney Nature Conservancy …Studio, featured on HGTV's program 'Off Beat America', has leaning exterior wall clad with copper scales…Wide plank oak floors milled from trees removed from the construction site… Dramatic great room with 12’ ceiling… Truly unique eating area…Stairs to loft and carved butcher block kitchen sink hand-built by the owner…Private dock on the Patchogue with benches great for morning coffee, reading, enjoying sunsets, listening to the singing bridge and viewing masts of boats from all over the world docked at Pilots Point Marina…Enjoy seasonal produce from the owners' garden...Charter a fishing boat to catch your own or purchase fresh fish at local markets...Town Beach is less than one mile (beach pass included)...Salt marsh is home to osprey, great blue herons, snowy egrets, cormorants and native song birds…Kayaking, canoing, fishing and crabbing encouraged!

Conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston…30 minute drive to Block Island, Orient Point and Fishers Island ferries…Close to Connecticut’s casinos…Vast variety of excellent restaurants featuring everything from French Bistro cuisine to fried local seafood at Bill's Seafood and Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale…Visit historic Essex Village, Mystic Seaport, Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Museum, Good Speed Opera House...Enjoy a Connecticut River cruise and unspoiled taverns featuring live music…Convenient to Amtrak and Shoreline East train service.

Keywords: Contemporary studio

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Not Suitable For Children:

                not suitable for children eight and under...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Loft


              • Queen size Beds (1) convertible in great room, Double Beds (1) full size bed in sleeping loft...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher


              • Parking Off Street:

                can accommodate a boat on trailer...public boat launch within 1/2 mile...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                beach towels available...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Private dock with direct river access to Long Island Sound, one kayak, two comfort bikes, organic vegetable garden, sculpture meadow...moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View


                      • Live Theater
                      • Tennis
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Antiquing
                      • Fishing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Shopping
                      • Kayaking


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                      Base Rate
                      7 night min stay


                      Discounts: 14 nights or more: $150 Nightly

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                      Last updated: 09/05/2014
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                      Casinos, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, farmers markets, pick your own flowers and berries, fruit orchards, Essex steam train, jazz festivals, art & craft fairs, state parks, summer parades & festivals, lobster shacks, two outlet malls


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: Bob and I lived in Chelsea and worked in Manhattan when we became weekenders in Westbrook. Bob, an architect and sculptor, designed and built an artist's studio for himself which was completed in 2003. Since retiring and moving to Westbrook year round, we rebuilt the main house while we lived in the studio. It was such a unique experience that we decided to share the studio with guests during the warmer months of the year (May - November). It's been great fun for us, and we have enjoyed sharing it with visitors from all over the world. Our visitors have enriched our lives as well as theirs!

                      Why the Owner Chose Westbrook:
                      We were looking for a location on a salt marsh where 'life begins'. The five acres provided a place where Bob could pursue his passion for sculpting outdoors and Ilsa, an avid cook, could pursue her passion and grow our own produce. The site provided space for almost everything that we could dream of. We built a 75' by 5' raised bed vegetable garden and an artist's studio. An open meadow is the home of sculptures and wildflowers. This is truly a place to live with nature...but we do miss Manhattan!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      'It's just one of a kind'!

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                      Speaks: english



                      • GREAT ROOM WITH 12 FOOT CEILING

                        GREAT ROOM WITH 12 FOOT CEILING

                      • SLEEPING LOFT

                        SLEEPING LOFT

                      • STUDY ALCOVE OFF GREAT ROOM

                        STUDY ALCOVE OFF GREAT ROOM

                      • BATHROOM


                      • PATCHOGUE RIVER SALT MARSH

                        PATCHOGUE RIVER SALT MARSH



                      • RELAX ON THE DOCK

                        RELAX ON THE DOCK

                      • ENTER FROM THE SCULPTURE MEADOW

                        ENTER FROM THE SCULPTURE MEADOW

                      • STAIR TO SLEEPING LOFT

                        STAIR TO SLEEPING LOFT

                      VRBO #190906

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 14, 2014

                      $1,225 per week (USD)

                      0 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/05/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River

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