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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse

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Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

You will pay me directly, so that there are no fees that go to VRBO or HomeAway. This saves you about 10% in booking costs.

Rhubarb Hill is a woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County. Relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.


The area:
House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking
Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails
Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance
Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)
15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut

$250 per night with a two-night minimum and $125 cleaning fee.
$1500 weekly rate
$4500 June
$5000 July
$5000 August

During the winter months, mid-October until mid March, I seek long-term rentals and only rent by the month.
Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Beautiful master bedroom with large bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    We call this the blue room....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    cosy bedroom perfect for children...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There is a public beach on Lake Waramaug and a private beach for residents of the Town of Washington. Your stay includes a pass for the resident beach. The pass must be returned. ...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful dining room and outside dining as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Room air conditioners...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Only within the US...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of pots, frying pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I have wonderful collections of lots of crockery and dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well-furnished kitchen, dishes, serving platters, bowls, pots, everything...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples on hand....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Garland professional range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $125

Notes:

Travelers pay me by check three weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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Location

44 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks,
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Waramaugh Country Club
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Danbury CT
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 202
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New Preston eateries
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mohawk Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Waramaug

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I purchased this house is 2009 and have made a number of improvements, including a new roof, new heating system, new insulation, and upgrading of exterior doors. I did all of this while living in Utah with trips twice a year to CT. I recently retired and returned to CT for part of the year. I live in Raleigh the other part of the year. I love to garden and this area is wonderful for lush perennials and spectacular trees. It is great for bird watching, exploring wild flowers, and gathering mushrooms after a heavy downpour. I want to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

Why the Owner Chose New Preston, Washington, CT, USA:
Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity. Or stay home and barbecue and then enjoy the evening patio for an outdoor firepit and 'smores.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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Photos

  • Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

    Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

  • Garden in autumn

    Garden in autumn

  • Upper garden in summer

    Upper garden in summer

  • Angle view of house and yard with huge sugar maple

    Angle view of house and yard with huge sugar maple

  • Lovely living area opening onto terrace for outdoor dining.

    Lovely living area opening onto terrace for outdoor dining.

  • Colonial fireplace in dining room

    Colonial fireplace in dining room

  • Garland stove, kitchen amenities, two dishwashers and more

    Garland stove, kitchen amenities, two dishwashers and more

  • Looking from kitchen into dining room

    Looking from kitchen into dining room

  • Master bath tub winter scape outside

    Master bath tub winter scape outside

  • Master bedroom, very large and roomy with vaulted ceiling

    Master bedroom, very large and roomy with vaulted ceiling

  • Outbuildings adjacent to the house

    Outbuildings adjacent to the house

  • Garden in spring

    Garden in spring

  • Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

    Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

  • Dining area off living rood with barbecue

    Dining area off living rood with barbecue

  • Living room with fireplace.  French doors
 lead to outdoor dining and barbecue.

    Living room with fireplace. French doors lead to outdoor dining and barbecue.

  • Colonial style dining room with a fireplace and a painted floor.

    Colonial style dining room with a fireplace and a painted floor.

  • Kitchen with beamed ceiling

    Kitchen with beamed ceiling

  • Master bedroom with jetted tub in spacious bathroom through green doors

    Master bedroom with jetted tub in spacious bathroom through green doors

  • Queen bed in second bedroom

    Queen bed in second bedroom

  • Small bedroom with twin beds

    Small bedroom with twin beds

VRBO #295122

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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