Waterfront Home: Pool, Dock & Boats - Casual Elegance - Westport on the Water
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- Minimum stay:28-366 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Westport house description
Great business relocation. Private, dead-end road leads to this newly-renovated stylish home on the Saugatuck River. A gourmet kitchen, luxurious baths, and welcoming balconies are complimented by hard-wood floors, original art, handmade rugs and fine furnishings. Enjoy views of the river with world-renowned rowers, colorful kayaks, canoes, native herons, egrets and swans. Set off by kayak or canoe to one of many riverside restaurants, or catch live music, under the stars. Fish from the dock. Lay beneath towering pines catching a cool on-shore breeze during the day or bask in the light of one of two outdoor fireplaces as the sun sets. Relax on the stone patio overlooking the pool and river, or enjoy the changing hues of the water from indoors. In the evening, entertain in the formal dining room or by firelight at the river's edge. Comfortable, gracious living in a camp-like setting nestled on 3/4 of an acre with 155' of riverfront. Quiet, private and close to beach, golf, superb dining & live entertainment
There is so much to do in and around Westport. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 80th season in 2010, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. www.westportplayhouse.org.
WESTPORT IS THE NUMBER 1 TOWN IN CONNECTICUT with population of 25-50,000 people. Westport has 26,000. Check out Connecticut Magazine's article http://www.connecticutmag.com/Connecticut-Magazine/November-2011/Rating-the-Towns-2011-25000-50000/
6, 12, 24 MONTH OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE INOUR HOME: Our property isn't a vacation rental--it's our full-time home! As such, it offers a lot more than what you usually find elsewhere. Nothing on the property was purchased with the thought that 'this will be good enough for our renters.' Everything in our home was hand chosen to make our lives richer. Here's our story: The summer of 2010 was the first time we offered our newly-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed to Maine. All went well and we're hoping to rent it out for 12 - 24 months starting the fall of 2013. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we're planning to be live-aboards/work-aboards, venturing as far south as the Bahamas. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.
- 2 story
- 3800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The master bedroom suite and guest bedroom have a balcony overlooking the pool, lower lawns and river. Cool river breezes and the quiet river sounds of birds taking flight and rowers' paddles plying the water are an everyday comfort in the summer. The master bedroom is currently furnished with a queen bed, but a king can be provided along with the antique furniture from the Riverview Guest Room. All bedrooms have soaring ceilings, both the Master and Riverview Guest Room have rough-hewn beams circa 1901. Hardwood floors with low pile wool room rugs create a low allergen sleeping environment. A whole-house attic fan that quickly evacuates hot air, three-zone air conditioning/heating, in addition to towering shade trees and river breezes makes the second floor sleeping area easy to keep comfortable at all times....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- All three bathrooms were designed to delight: The Master Bathroom is bright and spacious. Designed for the comfort of a couple, both the glass walled shower and cast iron tub were built for two. Double sinks and vanities ensure that you share your space only when you want to. The chandelier and radiant heat marble floor keep the Master Bath warm and cozy. The Guest Bathroom has two sinks, radiant heat tile floors and a...moreless
- Included with the house are two boats and two bicycles. Choose between a two-person kayak or the canoe to explore the local flora and fauna, or go out for lunch in town or dinner down river. Numerous waterfront venues beckon. Launching is easy from our dock and float. The river waters are flat and easy to paddle. Or go for a ride. Westport is a popular bicycling destination with bike clubs from NYC routinely using Westport as it's starting point. Explore the Gold Coast!...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Coin Laundry
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
Westport's coastline is along Long Island Sound, and includes 4 beaches. Compo Beach with its waterside playground, multiple ball fields, volley ball courts and marina, and is less than 2 miles away....moreless
Walking distance from the house you'll find numerous high-end and specialty shops, celebrated restaurants, an acclaimed library, live theatre with Broadway names, and nightly outdoor summer concerts....moreless
Situated on the Saugatuck River with a dock and 151 feet of direct waterfront makes boating, fishing and even swimming a real treat. Paddle down river to Long Island Sound or up to downtown Westport....moreless
The Saugatuck River leads to Long Island Sound and is a popular rowing, kayaking, stand up board paddling, and fishing destination. Plentiful fish bring a wide variety of birds. Always changing views...moreless
Lovely views of the water from the river room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath, guest bedroom and office. Two balconies invite you to sit and appreciate the river, as do the two outdoor fireplaces. Sunsets under towering pines with river breezes are an antidote to the stresses of the day....moreless
We have over 155 feet of direct river front, a pier with dock, and two boats. The canoe and two-person kayak make it easy to appreciate the water, take in free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion, paddle to numerous restaurants, or even venture out to Long Island Sound. World-class rowing and sailing are 'around the corner.' If fishing is your fancy, strippers and blues will be your catch. Bird watchers delight in the ordinary and unusual; see everything from swans, ducks, egrets and blue herons to the majestic yellow-crowned night heron, right from your own backyard....moreless
sports and adventure activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Ice Skating
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Wood Fireplace
- Local Maps
- Ceiling Fans
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Living Room
- Wireless Internet
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Activities Guide
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- Security System
- Broadband Access
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Local Activities Guide
- Coffee Maker
- Lobster Pot
Fabulous gourmet cook's kitchen. Top appliances, lots of counter space including a 10 foot custom walnut island. Two sinks, bright & spacious. Hidden stools to make in kitchen entertaining a breeze!...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Boat Dock
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill:
Lawn / Garden:
Mature gardens that flower from early spring to late fall, including: huge magnolia, grand old peonies, iris beds, a blanket of lilly of the valley, daisies, black-eyed susans, Rose of Sharon......moreless
Deck / Patio:
Stone patio surrounded by blue stone sitting walls under a towering Oak offers shade and river breezes. Heavy wrought iron tables and chairs as well as outdoor wicker & cushions with copper fire pit....moreless
- Beach Towels
- Golf Clubs
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Boat With Paddles
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
ReviewsWrite a review
Just want to express our absolute delight for having the opportunity to spend some time at your lovely home in Westport. What a piece of "Zen" paradise you have created on the Saugatuck River. Waking up to the sound of birds, rustling leaves on those magnificent trees, the gentle churning of the river. Sitting by the water and the outdoor fireplace at sunset is a real treat. The kayaks were an absolute blast.The bedrooms upstairs feel like we were living in a luxurious "tree house". The balconies with river views. The master bathroom with that incredible two person cast iron soaking tub feels like a "spa". And the "light" throughout the house, ever changing and always magical. We loved cooking up a storm in your "pro" kitchen. The Wolf stove is the best we have ever used. We found Westport to be a wonderful, sophisticated town. And we were so close to everything. Great shopping, restaurants, major roads and the train. Zipping to NYC is a breeze. We are looking forward to spending more time in the future at your comfortable and elegant home. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.
- Guest marsha a.
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
A relaxing summer in Westport
A relaxing summer in Westport
This was a fantastic country home for our Manhattan family. Even though it is less than an hour away, Westport seemed a world away. We spent our time in the shade of expansive trees, enjoying refreshing river breezes and dips in the pool which looks onto the river. The landscaped property was well maintained and the gardens flowered continuously. The gardens were a haven for our young son. River birds and boats gave us beautiful views. The house and grounds lend themselves to entertaining. A large kitchen equipped for a chef, a comfortably elegant dining room and a large outdoor patio & lawns make both casual and formal get-togethers easy. The location was perfect: close to the train and the center of Westport, on a private dead-end street with lovely neighbors, secluded with mature hedges and tall trees. The owners were very accommodating and always quick to answer questions or provide assistance. It was a truly lovely summer experience.
- Guest David S.
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
We were so glad to have found this house; we needed a house to accomodate our family of 5 plus grandparents for the summer and it was perfect. The place was clean and well-kept with a well appointed kitchen and gorgeous wood floors. The place worked extremelly well for our family and we would definitely return if we returned to the USA. The landlords were also very helpful and easy to reach with any questions, etc Thumbs up!
- Guest Swifts (New York - Moving back to UK )
- Date of stay 05/06/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Great House!Guest comment entered by owner
Our family rented their lovely, renovated Westport home for the summer of 2010. It was a dream summer with a clean house, state of the art appliances, friendly neighbors, and wonderful accommodations. The owners were wonderful, and gracious landlords in every sense. The pool and grounds were kept up weekly, and Kathy was always available if I had any questions regarding the house, or town itself. Not only was the house fabulous, the town of Westport offered many amenities we loved. The beach, golfing privileges, easy access to trains and restaurants were the complete summer package. Indeed, we are entertaining the idea to rent again this year after the birth of our 2nd child.
- Guest Kristin and Jon
- Date of stay 06/01/10
- Review Submitted 02/21/11
We traveled back to Westport to attend a wedding with our grown sons and their spouses. The owners, Kathy and Julien could not have been more helpful. The house was beautiful and we felt right at home. This property is for the discriminating renter and the home is more beautiful than the pictures. The train station is within a mile and we made a few day/evening trips to Manhattan. VERY convienent. The town of Westport is charming and there are many great restaurants in the area. The home is situated on the river with a canoe and kayak for added fun. We enjoyed both and even did some fishing. We could not have picked a better place to stay in Westport and will definitely contact Kathy and Julien when we return to the area.
- Guest Jeff from Southern California (Los Angeles, California)
- Date of stay 09/19/10
- Review Submitted 09/27/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - May 31, 2014
28 night min stay
Notes: A beautiful time of year. Mature gardens are blooming with color: lilacs, peonies, irises, and more.
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
84 night min stay
Notes: Monthly includes garden, lawn & tree maintenance, maintenance of pool and dock
May 1 - May 1, 2016
366 night min stay
Notes: $12K/month for year-round country home for city dwellers or family friendly business relocation.
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- Nearest Airport: White Plains Airport w/easy parking;LGA & JFK also at 30 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Bridgeport, CT daytrip Port Jefferson, Long Island at 13 Miles
- Nearest Train: Westport, MetroNorth Line at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Exit 17 off of Interstate 95 at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Compo Beach playground, ball fields, skate park... at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many: Bartaco, Viva Zapata's w/outdoor dining at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Fly Fishing School, Westport Outfitters at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Longshore Club Park (w/ driving range & lessons) at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Rive Bistro (many close by kayak!) at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: During the summers of 2010-2013 we offered our newly-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed along the Northeast, going as far as Maine. All has gone well and we're now hoping to rent our home out for 12 - 24 months starting the spring of 2014. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we're planning to be live-aboards/work-aboards, venturing as far south as the Bahamas. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.
Why the Owner Chose Westport:
Living on the water, plus there is so much to do in and around Westport. We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 80th season in 2010, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. www.westportplayhouse.org.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Living on the water with a private dock makes kayaking and canoeing an easy treat. Paddle to dinner at one of several excellent riverside restaurants, or catch one of the many free concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Towering pines, cool river breezes, a heated pool, and fine fishing from the edge of the property makes our home feel like summer camp. Experience sunset as the evening cools sitting by the pool or the river's edge with a fire burning in one of the two outdoor fire places. Relax!
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On the river, in a private community, under towering trees, gracious and fun...
Swim in the pool; party on the stone patio
Easy access to kayaking, canoeing & fishing
River room overlooks pool and river
Fine dining overlooking the river. Original art, china cabinets, hardwood floors
The living room started out as a 1901 barn w/soaring windows and 30 foot ceiling
Master suite with balcony looks onto river, towering pines, and native birds
Master bath: relaxation with 2 person soaking tub
Guest Bedroom with balcony overlooking the river
Morning room, relaxed and airy.
View from the balcony
Gardens bloom spring-fall. Looking west, house on right, lawn and river beyond
Large patio under shade oak. Iron furniture, fire pit, bluestone sitting wall.
Bright spacious kitchen w/10ft. walnut island, Wolff stove, double oven, warming
Another view of the River Room
The living room loft serves as an office, with french doors and balcony.
Tree house room
A wonderful home in the winter, too!
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
(203) 526-5852 (Connecticut, USA)
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