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Private Retreat on Connecticut Shoreline

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Winter view of Granite Lodge

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Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Guilford house 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
                  • 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 beach. 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

                          • Dining Area

                          General

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

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

                          • Wood Stove

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          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
                          Spring
                          May 1 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,000 $6,800
                          Summer
                          Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
                          6 night min stay

                          $2,500 $8,300
                          Fall
                          Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,000 $6,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Taxes 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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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 01/28/2015
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                          21 Unavailable
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                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                           

                          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 shorline 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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                          Photos

                          • 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

                          • Side lawn and walk leading to pool

                            Side lawn and walk leading to pool

                          • 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

                          • Pool side garden

                            Pool side garden

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

                          $357 - $400 per night (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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                          • Sleeps
                            10
                          • Bedrooms
                            4
                          • Bathrooms
                            2
                          • Property type
                            House
                          • Reviews
                            5
                          Owner
                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 01/28/2015
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                          (203) 887-3924 (Connecticut, USA)

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