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Private Retreat on Connecticut Shoreline

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Last updated: 06/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Vacation on your own private retreat. This charming, country log home sits on 4.5 acres of wooded property. The home has a new gourmet eat in kitchen with fireplace and a wall of windows with a view of nature. The great room has an enormous granite fireplace and plenty of space for you and your guests to relax. One bedroom is located on the first floor, the remaining three are on the second floor. The MBR is large and beautifully appointed including a fireplace and its own kitchenette.

The grounds are spectacular. Professionally landscaped gardens surround the pool and hot tub. The one of a kind swimming pool has been constructed with the granite ledge as its floor. You feel as if you are swimming in a naturally occurring mountain pool. There is a large lawn in the back yard for games and sports activities. Granite Lodge is old quarry property. The house is perched atop a hill and an old quarry pool, perfect for fishing and frogging, remains at the bottom. The long, winding uphill driveway lets you know you are entering your own private retreat.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for lease signer is 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Tucked in the woods for privacy but 15 minutes to the beach. Pool and hot tub on site. In the woods yet near the shore. The best of both worlds!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood firplace in Great room Kitchen and MBR ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
$2,500 $8,300
Fall
Sep 7 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
$2,000 $6,800
Christmas at the Lodge
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
New Year's at the Lodge
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,600
flat fee
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday Rates for weekly guests $2,700.00

Holiday Weekend Rates: $1,500. For 3 night stay

Weekly stays are 6 nights


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Last updated: 06/09/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: As a child every summer my family would vacation in a log cabin in the country. I have such wonderful memories of catching frogs and fireflies, swimming until goose bumps forced me out of the water and sitting around a fire toasting marshmallows, that when the opportunity came along for us to purchase our own log home nestled in the woods, my husband and I didn't have to think twice. At the time we were living on a parcel of land that was .10 of an acre. We were both looking for some privacy and as an avid gardener, I was excited about the opportunity to have room to really get my hands dirty. We purchased Granite Lodge and never looked back. The peace, serenity and joy it has brought us both can not be measured. Now we have gotten a bit older and are ready for something new. We are living on our boat and traveling the U.S. coastline. A new adventure for us and the opportunity to share all that we love about Granite Lodge with you.

Why the Owner Chose Guilford:
We purchased Granite Lodge to live in as our primary home. I was employed in New Haven and my husband worked in the shoreline towns off of I95. Purchasing this property allowed us to have privacy, serenity and the home of our dreams with a commute of only 20 minutes. After upgrading, adding gardens and the pool friends and family started asking us if we would host their weddings, birthday parties and family reunions. Vacation requests followed shortly after and we began to use Granite Lodge as a vacation rental whenever we were traveling.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Granite Lodge is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the restaurants, museums, live theater and the many other cultural and family activities New Haven has to offer. Beach and boating are half that distance. Enjoy a Thimble Island cruise departing from neighboring Stony Creek or take a day trip to Mystic Aquarium or Mystic Seaport. Do you think you would like to try your hand at gambling? Both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos are within driving distance and offer gambling and celebrity entertainment. A day spent on the historic Essex steam train and river boat will be enjoyed by all. If shopping makes you smile it's a 20 minute trip down the shoreline to the outlet stores of Clinton Crossing. If staying close to home is your preference, just down the road is the quaint and historical town of Guilford. It is a family friendly town with beaches, parks, playgrounds, historic houses to tour, fine restaurants and fairs and events on the green throughout the summer. At Granite Lodge its all in your own backyard.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spring view of Granite Lodge

    Spring view of Granite Lodge

  • New gourmet kitchen with granite counters 2014!

    New gourmet kitchen with granite counters 2014!

  • Sleeping nook (double bed) in sunroom adjoining kitchen

    Sleeping nook (double bed) in sunroom adjoining kitchen

  • Great room from library

    Great room from library

  • Dining area in Great Room

    Dining area in Great Room

  • Fireplace and kitchenette in MBR

    Fireplace and kitchenette in MBR

  • Bedroom  #3, 2nd Floor

    Bedroom #3, 2nd Floor

  • Gardens on left, pool on right, archway leads to large lawn area

    Gardens on left, pool on right, archway leads to large lawn area

  • Lawn to rear of house and path leading to pool and gardens

    Lawn to rear of house and path leading to pool and gardens

  • Hot tub entry steps

    Hot tub entry steps

  • Entry steps from parking area

    Entry steps from parking area

  • Fire pit and surrounding seating

    Fire pit and surrounding seating

  • Winter view of Granite Lodge

    Winter view of Granite Lodge

  • Seating area with sleeping nook in the rear in sunroom adjoining kitchen

    Seating area with sleeping nook in the rear in sunroom adjoining kitchen

  • Great Room with dining area behind couch

    Great Room with dining area behind couch

  • Granite fireplace in great room

    Granite fireplace in great room

  • Master Bedroom, 2nd floor

    Master Bedroom, 2nd floor

  • Bedroom #2 with built in bed, 2nd floor

    Bedroom #2 with built in bed, 2nd floor

  • Granite pool with waterfall

    Granite pool with waterfall

  • Pool side garden

    Pool side garden

  • Tree peony blooms in May at Granite Lodge

    Tree peony blooms in May at Granite Lodge

  • View of hot tub from deck

    View of hot tub from deck

  • Lower level entry steps

    Lower level entry steps

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/09/2015
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(203) 887-3924 (Connecticut, USA)

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