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Elegant Country Estate with Equestrian Farm

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House: 6 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Sleeps12-14)

Beautifully furnished, 14 rooms, 6400 square foot, Custom Home with every amenity, 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, central A/C, on 3+ acres of perfectly landscaped lawn, with fruit trees & gardens. This home is luxurious, great for family reunions, romantic get-a-ways, and family & friends.

The moment you enter, you get the feeling that this home was built with love (because it was), quality and craftsmanship. Hip decor, unique art & furniture make this spacious home fell welcoming and relaxing.

The Gourmet Kitchen is perfectly located, open to the great room with a large island to work and entertain from. Equipped with a large 5 burner gas range, granite tops, custom cabinetry, Bosh dishwasher, All Clad Pans, very nice dishes, serving platters, stemware, top of the line equipment and utensils. Everything you need to create any meal and baking needs.

Wood floors throughout with stone floors in the kitchen and bath. All the room have ultimate lighting, most with dimmer switch.

The floor layout is wonderful with a plethora of seating and rooms to find your perfect light.

Great Room is 34x22 with 9 foot coffered ceilings , seating around the fireplace on one end and double sofa seating around the Plasma TV on the other end, lounge chairs, table & chairs for eating, cards or puzzle making. Large windows all around and french doors that lead to the patio for year-round fire pit enjoyment.

Dinning Room (23x14) with 11 foot dining table that seats 12 and additional drop leaf table to seat 6 more. Exterior glass door leads to the side stone patio with a large teak dining table & chairs, grill, fire pit, and gardens.

Second large living room with fireplace. Windows on three walls, art collection, double doors that can make this room a private living room, or open for a perfect flow into the dining room.

The main floor has a beautiful full bath with a custom design marble floor.

Entertainment Room/Guest Room suite, this 30 x 20 foot room has a Shuffle Board table, flat screen,10 foot leather sofa, full bath, Queen bed. Glass doors lead to a Bluestone Patio and beautiful back yard facing west..often with sunset color to enjoy.

Master suite has it's own wing with a large walk-in closet, master bath with separate Water Works jetted tub and large walk-in shower for two. Marble top vanity. Heated marble floors and towel bars.

Second floor has two seating areas:

One with a large sofa, ottoman, chair, flat screen TV. & book shelf.

The second with an 8 foot Mahogany Work Area that holds the Stereo Headquarters, fully wired throughout the house. Plug in your phone for music, enjoy speakers in the kitchen and master bedroom, each with it's own volume controls.

Photos display the 6 bedrooms...all large in size, with closets, quality beds and bedding for the perfect night sleep.

HVAC throughout with 6 zones for the ultimate climate control.

Everyone really enjoys the outdoor seating with stone patios, large new grill, teak table and chairs, umbrella if needed, gas fire pit, arm chairs and top end folding chairs to relax around. Summer planters and blooming gardens make this yard a real delight. We have a basket ball area on the other side of the house. 3.5 acres of well maintained lawn, gardens, and fruit trees. We offer 4 bikes for your use.

Everything, included departure cleaning is in our rental rate.

Guest House available if needed.

Our road is lined with 150 year old trees, stone walls on both sides. Great walking paths...Very peaceful yet not far from anything. Town is a 6 minute drive filled with everything you would need. A true New England experience.

Ocean w/ public beaches 18 miles away.

Gray's Equestrian Stable 5 minute walk.

Swimming pool 15 minutes away.

Golf 5 minutes.

Basketball on site.

15 ft shuffle boad table on site.

Ice Cream (The Best) on a local farm 5 minutes away.

Petting zoo and pick your own fruit farm 5 minutes.

Waterfalls 1.3 mile away.

Antiquing, Shopping, Spa, & Great Restaurants everywhere,

Beautiful area with so many things to do...

Tax and departure cleaning are included

Keywords: Large Home beautifully appointed, 6 bedrooms, 34 foot great room with fireplace, large living room with fireplace, 28 foot dining room seats 18 people, entertainment room,15 foot shuffle board table with full bath, Blue stone patio w/fire pit and fabulous chairs, gas grill, teak table and chairs, Basketball, 3 acre lawn, 600 square foot master suite, Sitting room with flat screen for other guest suits, family, romantic, luxurious, spacious...One bedroom Guest House w/screened porch can be rented as well. Horses, waterfalls, family.

More Details

Janet Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Janet Shaw

We are a large family who love getting together as much a possible. We enjoy the outdoors, travel, cooking, working and relaxing. We spent many years restoring this home, adding a huge addition, and are continually landscaping and keeping this home in pristine condition.

Janet Shaw purchased this house in 1994

Why Janet Shaw chose Newtown

We fell is love with the quiet, 150 year old tree lined road, center hall large antique home on this beautiful mature property.

This home has wonderful wood floors, some 9 inches wide, lots of windows, great light, big we fell is love, got married under the pear tree and raised the kids.

A full restoration was now underway, with the keeping of what we fell in love with, but needing the amenities and additional 3200 square feet of master suite & bath, kitchen, media room, other bathrooms, etc.We installed patios and outside eating areas for family gatherings...had wonderful times and still do. Now able to share this with others. As far as's great, town is minutes away, and offers everything one needs. Still close to NYC. 18 miles from the Ocean, 9 miles to I84 & I95, 12 minutes to Merrit PKY. oh, another thing..aside from a horse area, with a riding stable two doors away, we have "The Big Sky" for star gazing, wonderful all year.

When it comes to winter, we are a wonderland. Truly a special place to be.

What makes this house unique

This home is large with 14 rooms that home allows families to gather in many areas, (3) living rooms, (6) bedrooms, (1) large dinning room, (4) full bathrooms, (2) patios out side one with a gas lit fire pit with seating, grill, teak table that seats 10, corn hole, & basket ball area, level 3 acre perfectly landscaped lawn to play, gardens, fruit trees, blue stone patios... The movie and shuffle board room has a private bath and glass sliders to a private patio. Sleeps 12 in beds. Beautiful property, Elegant, romantic, luxurious estate with every amenity. Pets considered, available all year. Guest House available too.


Newtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 full bathrooms, cotton towels, fine soaps, Rain man shower in master bath with Waterworks jetted tub, marble & stone vanities,
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , Aero Beds can be set up with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master suite in a private wing
  • Master Bedroom has a king bed, TV & full bath, walk-in closet, & sitting area, Guest Room has a King Bed TV, Guest Room has a Queen Beds, Guest Room has Double Bed, all with Full Bath & Sitting Room w/Flat screen TV, Guest Room Queen Bed, Lower Level has a Queen Bed & Full Bath with Game Room, TV. More then one good spot for Aero Beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We offer a One Bedroom Guest House for $125.00 per night.Bedroom with king bed, Living room, Kitchen, Bath, Porch three seasons, this is an all season property. Please note; We do not accommodate events such as weddings.


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Elegant Country Estate with Equestrian Farm
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Williamstown, MA

Clean, tasteful, very well equipt and relaxed

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is really wonderful and spacious. Wished we used the fire pit more as being outside at this house is really wonderful. Has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You were wonderful guest and we hope you think of us again in the future. Sincerely, Janet
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Perfect house for cooking, hanging out, exploring the area

  • 5 of 5

Our group has stayed in about 20 rentals and this is by far the best of any. The Shaw's home is spacious, comfortable, well appointed and well located. We love to cook and the kitchen had EVERYTHING. Sitting under the stars by the fire pit was delightful. Great privacy for each of our 3 couple with three sleeping areas each with its own bathroom. The home was clean and all ready for us when we arrived. Debbie very graciously welcomed us. It was a great stay... thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our annual get-together

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to spend our annual week together as a family in your lovely home in Newtown. This is a special time every year for my five children, their spouses and my 12 grandchildren to be together!

It helped make the week even better when we had a lovely home such as yours to relax in . We never ran out of things to do in the area and we all took advantage of the sitting areas in the home and the beautiful yard when we were “home”. It only rained one day for a short time but there was still a lot to do indoors. During the week, we managed to see a few beaches, spent a day in New Haven, a few of the group visited the Norman Rockwell museum, hiked in the local area, shopped, enjoyed the local ice cream establishment and just spent time with our feet up around the fire pit. The huge yard was so nice for everyone, but especially the children. The little ones loved the tree swing and all the room to just run! We spent lots of time outdoors because the weather was warm (but not humid), the neighborhood was quiet and the yard was well maintained and relaxing. Indoors, the kitchen was very accommodating to our needs and large enough for several cooks at one time. With our large group, it seemed like there was always someone eating! We found everything we needed--and more! Bedrooms were comfortable and we loved the huge dining room where everyone could eat at the same time. There are several tables around the house for smaller groups to play games or eat.

I just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our week together. None of us have ever been to Connecticut and we all fell in love with it! We LOVE the stone walls everywhere! We agreed we’d like to go back to the area again.

Thank you, again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We love it that you enjoyed the home and property...there is so much room for large groups to speed out... we hope you return in the future! You were perfect house guests. Thank you for leaving the place beautiful! Sincerely, Janet
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Beautiful property in the country!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property in Bethel/Newtown area on a nice spread of property. We live full-time in Brooklyn and were long-term weekend renters in the winter of 2016/2017 (primarily using the house each weekend over about 3 1/2 months).

House is very well appointed, clean and inviting. Nice, light filled spaces and cozy overall atmosphere with multiple living rooms and fireplaces (1 gas and 1 wood burning), easy-to-use basement den area with its own TV, bed, bathroom and door out to the backyard, which is nice for guests with kids/dogs. They did not skimp on the master suite either - extremely comfortable bed, very spacious set-up with walk-in closet, radiant floors in bathroom, high ceilings and great light... we really looked forward to spending our weekends there!

The owner also works with a property manager that was really fantastic - super responsive on any issues, a pleasure to deal with and very kind. She made the stay very convenient and easy and would even pop over to turn the heat on for us a few hours before our arrival most weekends when we were driving up from the city.

Only observation/piece of constructive feedback I have would be to ensure that you (as a renter) have good visibility into who is renting the cottage that also sits on the property. It's rather close to the main house and there is a shared driveway, so can feel a bit "close quarters" if you want the true "out in the country by ourselves" feeling (which may or may not be what your looking for). There was renters in that property ~ 1/3 of the weekends we were there and it would have been nice if it was a bit more secluded / separate feeling. However, by no means a deal-breaker (at all!) - just something to consider.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorktown Heights, New York

Perfect place for family or friend reunion in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

This estate is a great mix of the old and new. It is large! Plenty of room to spread out, chill out, eat, laugh, play games, play hide and seek, dance, daydream, chat and reconnect with people you love. We were there Jan 6-8.

It is warm and inviting! The new addition, the great room is bright and warm and fun to gather to read, or do puzzles, or just hang out and have a great conversation while looking out at the beautiful landscape or sitting by the fire (although it gets really HOT when the fireplace it on)! There were 9 of us...2 families. 4 adults, 5 teens and a dog, We had plenty of room to spread out and enough room for sleeping. We were originally supposed to be 14 but the snow storm made one family not able to come. 14 would have fit fine too!

The kitchen is by far the BEST stocked kitchen in a home away home I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in dozens! Because of the snow...we had all our meals in and it was a delight to use this gourmet spacious space! We did order Chinese the first night and it was delivered! They have menus for many of the local restaurants!

The dining room was also a hub for meals and a great group game, it will hold many memories for our family. It has great views and perfect for a large party. We used the older living room as a coloring space. It was chillier and perfect to go to when the fireplace room got too hot.

The beds were comfy, the house is very clean, the area is beautiful, the views are what you would expect on a beautiful country estate! It was a great experience.

Working with Janet and Steve and then Debbie at the house was easy! If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, where you can arrive and not feel the need to leave and to create great long lasting memorie then the Shaw estate is the place for you! Being there during a snow storm made it even more magical! We will be back- hopefully next time with all of our family members!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review. We are so grateful to have wonderful guests like you...The house was left so respectfully, and we love hearing how much your family enjoyed there stay. Please do return in the future...a free night will be added to a booked three night stay. Sincerely, Janet
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Excellent venue for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my wife's birthday here with the several family members and this property was perfect. Very spacious and comfortable. The grand kids had plenty of room to play without getting under foot. My son and son-in-law love to cook, and they were impressed with the well-appointed kitchen. Overall an A+. Looking forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hearing your review warmed our heart knowing your special visit was just as you had hoped for. Please visit us again... Sincerely, Janet
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Westchester NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Carl Anthony's Trattoria
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Bridgeport Ferry to Port Jefferson NY
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I95 & I84
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Toro Newtown
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Woodbury Ski
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Westport/Long Island Sound
Car: necessary

48 Minutes to Lake Compounce Park

45 Minutes from New York City

25 Minutes from The Long Island Sound

25 Minutes to New Haven

20 Minutes to Ridgefield & Westport

10 Minutes to Movies, Shopping, Fine Dinning

7 Minutes to the pool and Tennis

1 Minutes to the Horses for Lessons and Ridding

Other Activities: Swimming, Tennis, Horseback all within minutes away.

Golf: Golfing Range and Club 15 Minutes away

Ski: Woodbury Ski 40 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please note; This property is perfect for family or friendship gatherings. At this time we do not accommodate events such as weddings, parties or larger gatherings, at this property. If you have needs that exceed our maximum occupancy of 14 please give us a call to discuss the possibilites. Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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