Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Country Sanctuary, Litchfield

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 04/20/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come as you are with your family and/or friends! All are welcome to enjoy the pristine natural setting of the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC)

Tucked in the country hillsides of Colonial America, 32 Duckpond Rd is a retreat from urban living, a quiet estuary for you and your flock. The house is located on the footsteps of a premier waterfowl conservancy yet only 10 minutes from Litchfield's historic town center. Housing 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, the 3,200 square foot property maintains gardens and a private granite heated pool for your leisure. There is a two car garage on the property, firewood in abundance, and acres for you to explore.

Proceeds from your rental will assist the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy online for more details!

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Downstairs guest bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra bath downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Master bath has jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bath ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Completely private setting but only minutes away from the center of town, top restaurants, shops, antiques, nature trails and sports facilities, including tennis, canoeing, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    In-house stereo system broadcasts through hidden speakers across the 1st floor of the house....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The house is located on the footsteps of a premier waterfowl conservancy. ...moreless

  • Town:

    The property is only 10 minutes from Litchfield's historic town center. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Spacious dining room with 3 bright windows overlooking garden. Antique table and sideboard....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No central A/C but A/C in the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Two car garage...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room with 5 light windows overlooking front garden. Wood-burning fireplace, lots of books....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 car garage plus room for extra cars in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everyday and porcelain dishes serving 8-10 people. Variety of high quality pots, pans and bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lovely, large and bright kitchen with eat-in wooden island. Recently re-furbished with new, high quality appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony located off the upstairs master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone terrace in the back of house overlooking back garden shaded by white oak tree close to 200 years old....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally tended garden ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Lovely recently built granite stone pool located in the back of the property, totally private surrounded by woods and owner's property on all sides....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 7 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 8 - May 21, 2015
1 night min stay
$275 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,750 $11,000
Early Summer
May 22 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$300 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,150 $12,600
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $800
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,800 $15,200
Peak Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 21, 2015
1 night min stay
$325 $700
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,400 $13,600
2nd Half of Fall
Nov 22 - Jan 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$250 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $8,800
* 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 $99
  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 04/20/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hartford Bradley Field, Hartford, Ct
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Waterbury, Ct

Car: Necessary

The Litchfield Hills are known for their historic town greens, historic colonial architecture, and stunning fall foliage.

 

Owner info

About the owner: This house was originally built in the 1950's by my father for my grandmother. My grandmother chose this site because of the lovely woods, nearby streams and a 150 year old white oak tree that now stands guard in the garden. I later expanded the house and added an upstairs for my children and myself when I used the house for weekends in the 1990's.

Why the Owner Chose Litchfield:
Proceeds from your rental will assist the owners to support the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) and allow for the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. LRWC is one of the pre-eminent facilities for breeding rare and endangered waterfowl in the world. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is very peaceful. No cars or sirens can be heard. Birds abound in the woods and across the dirt road that passes by the house are duckponds filled with a variety of rare species. When the wind blows just so. you can sometimes hear a Trumpeter Swan call.........


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Back Terrace

    Back Terrace

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs master bedroom

    Downstairs master bedroom

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Window seat in master bedroom

    Window seat in master bedroom

  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom

    Upstairs 2nd bedroom

  • Downstairs extra bathroom

    Downstairs extra bathroom

  • Front hall

    Front hall

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Back of house

    Back of house

  • Heated pool--new gunite pool with local granite stones lining the edge.

    Heated pool--new gunite pool with local granite stones lining the edge.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs master bedroom

    Downstairs master bedroom

  • Downstairs master bathroom

    Downstairs master bathroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs master bathroom

    Upstairs master bathroom

  • .

    .

  • View down to front hall

    View down to front hall

  • Front entrance way

    Front entrance way

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

$250 - $800 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
Email owner

+1 860 459-8354

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Country Sanctuary, Litchfield

Litchfield #3535127ha

4 BR  4 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.