Feedback

Private Retreat on Connecticut Shoreline

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 08/28/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

Keywords: Log Home

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Minimum age limit for lease signer is 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children must be supervised at all times around pool and hot tub....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be kept out of the gardens. Pets must be picked up after....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1 - Master: 1 queen

    On 2nd floor with kitchenette...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 : 1 double

    On 2nd floor with built in bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    On 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    On main floor...moreless

  • Finished Basement/ Laundry Area: 1 queen

    On lower level...moreless

  • Reading Nook: 1 double

    In kitchen on main level...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    On 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On main level...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library is for use of guests. Please the books for the next guest when you check out...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys:

    Toys are for the guest children. Please leave them neatly put away in the closet when you depart....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

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
  • Outlet Shopping
  • 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 shore. 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

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two lower levels have central air. 3 bedrooms on upper level have individual air conditioning units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck adjoins house and pool. Two umbrellas and dining table on decl....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn available for games. Please keep pets and children out of the gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill. Guests supply charcoal....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub is serviced daily in early morning. Please supervise children at all times....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Floor of pool is naturally occurring granite. Deep end is 12', low end 2'. Please do not walk or allow your children to walk on the stone walls. Children must be supervised at all times....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 16 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,900
Spring 2017
May 15 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $170 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Holiday Rates for weekly guests $3,000.00

Holiday Weekend Rates and Yale Graduation: $1,650. For 3 night stay

Rates are for 8 guests. There is a $25.00 charge per person, per night for additional guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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 and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 08/28/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

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, CT, USA:
We purchased Granite Lodge to live in as our primary home. I was employed in New Haven and my husband worked in the shoreline 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spring view of Granite Lodge

    Spring view of Granite Lodge

  • 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

  • Lawn to rear of house and path leading to pool and gardens

    Lawn to rear of house and path leading to pool and gardens

  • Hot tub entry steps

    Hot tub entry steps

  • Entry steps from parking area

    Entry steps from parking area

  • Fire pit and surrounding seating

    Fire pit and surrounding seating

  • 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

  • Pool side garden

    Pool side garden

  • Tree peony blooms in May at Granite Lodge

    Tree peony blooms in May at Granite Lodge

  • View of hot tub from deck

    View of hot tub from deck

  • Lower level entry steps

    Lower level entry steps

  • A canine visitor enjoys Granite Lodge

    A canine visitor enjoys Granite Lodge

VRBO #276984

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 1-3 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

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2016

(203) 887-3924 (Connecticut, USA)

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Private Retreat on Connecticut Shoreline

Guilford, CT, USA #276984

4 BR  2 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.