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Unique Storybook Lakefront Lodge Estate W/ Dock, Boats, Sauna - 1 Hr from NY

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Stratford house description

This unique storybook lake estate is located on an eight acre woodland peninsula. With its steeply pitched roof, stone facade, and waterfall pond the house wouldn’t be out of place in the English countryside or Germany’s Black Forest. One reaches the lodge via a long private road through the woods. Inside you’ll find a cavernous wood-paneled great room, a huge fireplace with owl cauldrons, and an enormous wrought iron chandelier. Outside you’ll find a private lake with a floating dock, manicured grounds, rolling hills, and huge pines circling the home. This house is surrounded by water on three sides, which offers water views from almost every window.

The Lakefront Lodge is the perfect place to gather with a group of friends and family -- well-behaved dogs are welcome! Inside the house you'll enjoy sitting on the luxuriant faux fur lined couch by the huge fireplace where you can read books from the large library, cooking together in the large chef's kitchen, dining by in a glamorous room fit for a King and Queen, watching movies or playing video games on the couch in the Chocolate Truffle Bedroom suite, drawing in the art studio, luxuriating in the cedar sauna or sitting in the sunroom watching nature pass by the floor to ceiling windows. Due to the artistic touches guests have said that they felt like they were in a movie set. The owner is a children's book author/illustrator and her books are available for reading out loud while looking at the dollhouse sets which illustrate them. Outside the house you'll be dining al fresco on the giant double length picnic table, boating/swimming/fishing/ice skating on the pristine lake, napping in the hammock, playing house in the child's cottage, swinging on the wine barrel seat swing, shooting hoops in the forest basketball court, sunbathing on the patio and roasting marshmallows down by the brookside fire pit.

Square footage: 5,000 interior, 7.5 acres of land (Main house: Great room, dining room, sun room, commercial kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, cedar sauna room, steam shower, baby grand piano, laundry room; Outbuildings: Boathouse, folly tower, Hansel & Gretel child’s house).

Only a one hour drive to Manhattan.

Well behaved dogs considered for $100 per visit. We have a large dog run. Other animals are considered on a case by case basis. Ask Cynthia.

Parties and events are allowed for an additional fee. Please let us know how many people will be attending, time frame of the party and occasion and we will send you a quote.

The house sleeps 10 in beds. In the Fall, Summer and Spring we allow camping in tents on the grounds (you supply the tents) for even larger groups. Our rates are for 6 people. Please add $100 per person for each additional person.

Amenities/Details:
-Furniture as seen in the pictures
-A private dock*
-A fully appointed kitchen
-Baby grand piano with sheet music
-Plenty of parking on the grounds
-Central Air-conditioning throughout the house
-Small airport in town - 1 hour from JFK (NYC)
-Train station in town (to NYC or New Haven)
-Cedar Sauna Room
-Indoor Barbecue Grill
-Boats (1 kayak, 2 paddle boats, 1 canoe and 2 rowboats)
-Hammock
-Swing
-Firepit
-3 Fireplaces
-Heated towel rack in The Chocolate Truffle HER bathroom
-Board games, video games and water toys
-Life preservers of all sizes (even for dogs)!
-Completely stocked professional kitchen with dishes, plates, silverware, pots, spices, coffee, tea, cookies, candy, trays, wine glasses, champagne glasses, tablecloths, and everything else you'll need other than your groceries.
-Washer, dryer and ironing board in a laundry room.
-We provide high quality shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper, blow dryer, lotion and other necessities in every bathroom. The Chocolate Truffle Bathroom also provides a hair straightener as well as a blow dryer.
-A fully stocked linen closet with bath towels, beach towels, blankets, hand towels, and wash cloths.

*NOTE: The dock is unhooked from the shore around Thanksgiving (depending upon the first freeze.) The dock is attached again in the early Spring. You can still use the boats from the shore.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

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

                30 for the person booking....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                At your own risk. This house features a lake, pond, and brook without fences. Extreme care needs to be taken with children as there are no lifeguards or fences....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We will consider well-behaved dogs for an additional fee. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The whole house is on one floor with many cathedral ceilings. We have a ramp with hand railing on the back door, house entrance is 30' wide. Bathroom entrance is 27' wide. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • The Green Room: 1 double

                Lake view, cedar sauna & bathroom with a shower across hall...moreless

              • The Blue Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                Lake view, private full bathroom, 2 twin cots...moreless

              • The Art Studio : 1 queen

                Lake view, cathedral ceilings, round bed, fireplace, deck...moreless

              • The Chocolate Truffle Suite: 1 king

                Lake views, his/her bthrm, steam shower, sunken tub, tv room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • The Hall Loo and Cedar Sauna: toilet, shower

                Cedar sauna room off bathroom...moreless

              • The Chef's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Located off the kitchen...moreless

              • The Art Studio Toilet & Closet: toilet

                Toilet, laundry room sink, closet...moreless

              • The Chocolate Truffle Room Bathroom - His: toilet, shower

                The steam shower connects to Her bathroom...moreless

              • The Chocolate Truffle Room Bathroom - Her: toilet, tub, shower

                The steam shower connects to His, huge sunken tub, lake view...moreless

              • The Blue Room Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Lake view...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A caretaker will set up the fireplace with wood and keep the wood cut and ready for you. He is also available for any house hold problems you might have if the owner isn't available. He can do anything! We also have a pet sitter/dog walker if you need one. We can recommend caterers. Events for groups larger than 10 are available for an additional fee. Please ask the owner for a quote. We need to know the number of guest and all details. The house and grounds are perfect for weddings, parties and corporate meetings....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    Two with cable....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    There is an adorably decorated child's house, some water toys, water noodles, board games...moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    Video games and player are available in the Chocolate Truffle Bedroom Suite....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    There are views of the lake from almost every room....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    The house sits directly on the lake. There are views of the lake from every bedroom....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    There are views of the lake from almost every room....moreless

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Outside dining on a giant picnic table on the octagonal deck for up to 30....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Washer and dryer and laundry soap are available for your use....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Three fireplaces: wood, gas, wood stove. Large stone firepit by the lake. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Oil, electric...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wifi included....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Clean linens are provided on the beds with extras in the linen closet....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Baby Grand piano, wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of parking for cars, vans and RVs....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels are provided with extras in the linen closet....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washer and dryer and laundry soap are available for your use....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    In the Art Studio Bedroom....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Most every dish, utensil, pot, silverware, glass, cup you could need....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Indoor brick BBQ grill, Sub Zero refrigerator, bar sink, large counter, professional oven....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Garland Professional Range. Gas....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper,some spices, sugar packets, food items....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Stainless steel Sub Zero, 2 door with ice maker....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Garland Professional Range. Gas....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Boat:

                    Row boat, paddle boat...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two decks (one octagonal in the center of the park like back yard with a giant picnic table that seats 20), a deck off the art studio bedroom, and a stone patio off the Master bedroom....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak, row boat, paddle boat ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Stone patio, wood decks, wood dock, hammock, stylishly decorated wood child's house...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    There is a stone charcoal grill outside, a brick indoor bbq grill in the kitchen and a large stone fire pit by the lake and brook...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Life preservers (all sizes -- even doggie), noodles, floats...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas / Hanukah Rate 2014
                      Dec 20 - Dec 29, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $7,000

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      New Years Eve Rate 2014
                      Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $800
                      $7,000

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Wonderland Rate 2015
                      Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,800 $10,000

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring Flowers Rate 2015
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $500
                      $7,000 $12,000

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer Paradise Rate 2015
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $7,000 $24,000

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $500
                      $3,500 $12,000

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $200
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      1. The lake association does not allow outside boats are allowed without permission. Please discuss this with the homeowner before you bring any boats or devices that will enter the water.

                      2. Please see the agreement for all house rules.

                      3. We require additional insurance coverage for events.

                      4. I require a phone call with the renter before all bookings. Booker must be older than 26.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Location

                      • Il Palio

                        "Our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Ask for Adrian and tell him Cynthia and Russell..."

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                      • Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway

                        "Another favorite restaurant is the farm-to-table Parallel Post in this hotel. $$$"

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                      • Jimmies of Savin Rock

                        "Forget about the restaurant and head to the Savin Rock public beach and boardwalk. They allo..."

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                      • Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry

                        "Take the ferry across the sound to Long Island, NYC. Cars can go o the ferry too!"

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                      • New Haven

                        "The home of Yale University, several wonderful museums, great restaurants and more."

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                      • Greater New York City

                        "NYC. Need I say more? It's only one hour away by car and the commuter Amtrak train stops in ..."

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                      • Speakeasy Dollhouse, NYC (immersive theater)

                        "An immersive theater event based on an actual Prohibition-era murder. Tickets are in advance..."

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                      • Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel

                        "Immersive Theater in NYC. Highly recommended."

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                      • Yale University

                      • Union League Cafe

                        "It's not a cafe. It's a high end French restaurant with good food, delightful drinks and fab..."

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                      • Barnum Museum

                        "Circus! PT Barnum was from CT."

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                      • Plaza Diner Restaurant

                        "Inexpensive, yet good diner food. Always open and friendly service. Great for breakfast. $"

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                      • Vazzy's Cucina

                      • Asian Bistro

                        "Fresh Sushi and hibachi."

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                      • Wells Hollow Creamery

                      • Wells Hollow Creamery

                        "Visit with their cows, goats, chickens and bunnies while you eat their delicious ice cream. "

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                      • Blue Hill at Stone Barns

                        "The most amazing meal I ever had. It's hard to get a reservation, but keep trying. It's so w..."

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                      • Super Stop & Shop

                        "Great grocery store. Everything you'll need. And gas is next door. "

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                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sikorsky Memorial Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      7.7 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      The Bridgeport & Point Jefferson Steamboat Company
                      3.5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Oronoque Country Club
                      4.2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Stratford Train Station
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Merritt Parkway
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      36.5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Powder Ridge Park and Ski Resort
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Short Beach

                      The house is one hour from Manhattan and is situated in Fairfield County between Westport and New Haven. The home is privately situated 1/2 mile from the main street and sits on a peninsula in a private lake.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About: Artist, children's book author, playwright living in NYC. My children's book dollhouse sets are on display in the house. http://www.butwhowillbellthecats.com

                      Why Stratford:
                      This property is a private waterfront oasis located only 1 hour from Manhattan. In the summer swim in the lake, dry off in the hammock and relax in the cedar sauna. In the fall boating is still possible and the leaves are bright and colorful. In the winter read a book by the huge fireplace, cook in the professional kitchen and dine in the wine-colored dining room. This is truly a special place to hold family get together for the holidays or to escape for a romantic weekend vacation. Need a place to write your next novel or paint your masterpiece, look no further. The views from every window are incredible. I have had yearly family reunions here ever since I bought the home. It is a treasured event that my family looks forward to every year.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It's extremely rare to find a private, 8 acre lakefront estate only 15 minutes from public ocean beaches, 1 hour from Manhattan, 20 minutes from New Haven and 1 hour from Hartford. You have all of the benefits of complete privacy and relaxation with fine dining, theater and nightlife close by.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, My husband speaks Spanish and some Farsi.

                       

                      Photos

                      • Our private dock.

                        Our private dock.

                      • The front of the house features a koi pond and waterfall.

                        The front of the house features a koi pond and waterfall.

                      • The back of the house.

                        The back of the house.

                      • The wood paneled dining room features a fireplace and a wall-to-wall wine rack.

                        The wood paneled dining room features a fireplace and a wall-to-wall wine rack.

                      • The Great Room Giant fireplace and owl andirons.

                        The Great Room Giant fireplace and owl andirons.

                      • The back grounds facing the lake.

                        The back grounds facing the lake.

                      • The Blue Bedroom (lake views, king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, door to yard)

                        The Blue Bedroom (lake views, king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, door to yard)

                      • The lower yard fire pit by the lake and brook.

                        The lower yard fire pit by the lake and brook.

                      • Chef-style Kitchen: Commercial stove, Sub Zero fridge, indoor BBQ grill)

                        Chef-style Kitchen: Commercial stove, Sub Zero fridge, indoor BBQ grill)

                      • The koi pond and lion water spouts in the front circular driveway.

                        The koi pond and lion water spouts in the front circular driveway.

                      • The koi pond and waterfall at the front entrance circular driveway.

                        The koi pond and waterfall at the front entrance circular driveway.

                      • The Green Bedroom (lake views, double bed, bathroom w/ cedar sauna across hall)

                        The Green Bedroom (lake views, double bed, bathroom w/ cedar sauna across hall)

                      • The Great Room

                        The Great Room

                      • View of the house, dock and waterfront peninsula from the water. Very private!

                        View of the house, dock and waterfront peninsula from the water. Very private!

                      • The fireplace and wood in the Great Room.

                        The fireplace and wood in the Great Room.

                      • Path to the dock from the house. This is the view from the master bedroom.

                        Path to the dock from the house. This is the view from the master bedroom.

                      • The Chocolate Truffle Bedrm (king, lake views,his/hers bthrms, steam shower, TV)

                        The Chocolate Truffle Bedrm (king, lake views,his/hers bthrms, steam shower, TV)

                      • View of the lake from the dock. Paddleboat seats two.

                        View of the lake from the dock. Paddleboat seats two.

                      • The Great Room (baby grand piano, wood burning fireplace)

                        The Great Room (baby grand piano, wood burning fireplace)

                      • Sunroom

                        Sunroom

                      • The cedar dry sauna room has two benches to lie on or it seats five.

                        The cedar dry sauna room has two benches to lie on or it seats five.

                      • The private driveway is 1/4 mile long through the woods and wetlands.

                        The private driveway is 1/4 mile long through the woods and wetlands.

                      • The Chocolate Truffle Bedroom 'Her' Bathroom w/sunken tub.

                        The Chocolate Truffle Bedroom 'Her' Bathroom w/sunken tub.

                      • The dining room, fireplace and built in wine rack.

                        The dining room, fireplace and built in wine rack.

                      $400 - $1,000 per night (USD)
                      7

                      4 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                      Member since: 2014
                      Speaks: english, My husband speaks Spanish and some Farsi.
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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