Westport on the Water: Pool, Dock & Boats -Casual Elegance- Walk to Town & Train(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-90 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Longterm Rental: On the river, beautifully renovated, with pool, close to NYC
There is so much to do in and around Westport. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 80th season in 2010, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. www.westportplayhouse.org.
WESTPORT IS THE NUMBER 1 TOWN IN CONNECTICUT with population of 25-50,000 people. Westport has 26,000. Check out Connecticut Magazine's article http://www.connecticutmag.com/Connecticut-Magazine/November-2011/Rating-the-Towns-2011-25000-50000/
6, 12, 24 MONTH OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE INOUR HOME: Our property isn't a vacation rental--it's our full-time home! As such, it offers a lot more than what you usually find elsewhere. Nothing on the property was purchased with the thought that 'this will be good enough for our renters.' Everything in our home was hand chosen to make our lives richer. Here's our story: The summer of 2010 was the first time we offered our newly-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed to Maine. All went well and we're hoping to rent it out for 12 - 24 months starting the fall of 2014. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we're planning to be live-aboards/work-aboards, venturing as far south as the Bahamas. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.
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- 3800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The master bedroom suite and guest bedroom have a balcony overlooking the pool, lower lawns and river. Cool river breezes and the quiet river sounds of birds taking flight and rowers' paddles plying the water are an everyday comfort in the summer. The master bedroom is currently furnished with a queen bed, but a king can be made from the Riverview Guest Room beds. All bedrooms have soaring ceilings, both the Master and Riverview Guest Room have rough-hewn beams circa 1901. Hardwood floors with low pile wool room rugs create a low allergen sleeping environment. A whole-house attic fan that quickly evacuates hot air, three-zone air conditioning/heating, in addition to towering shade trees and river breezes makes the second floor sleeping area easy to keep comfortable at all times....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- All three bathrooms were designed to delight: The Master Bathroom is bright and spacious. Designed for the comfort of a couple, both the glass walled shower and cast iron tub were built for two. Double sinks and vanities ensure that you share your space only when you want to. The chandelier and radiant heat marble floor keep the Master Bath warm and cozy. The Guest Bathroom has two sinks, radiant heat tile floors and a an extra-long soaking tub specifically designed for bathing kids and non-slip for older folks....moreless
- Included with the house are two boats and two bicycles. Choose between a two-person kayak or the canoe to explore the local flora and fauna, or go out for lunch in town or dinner down river. Numerous waterfront venues beckon. Launching is easy from our dock and float. The river waters are flat and easy to paddle. Or go for a ride. Westport is a popular bicycling destination with bike clubs from NYC routinely using Westport as it's starting point. Explore the Gold Coast!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Westport's coastline is along Long Island Sound, and includes 4 beaches. Compo Beach with its waterside playground, multiple ball fields, volley ball courts and marina, and is less than 2 miles away....moreless
Walking distance from the house you'll find numerous high-end and specialty shops, celebrated restaurants, an acclaimed library, live theatre with Broadway names, and nightly outdoor summer concerts....moreless
Situated on the Saugatuck River with a dock and 151 feet of direct waterfront makes boating, fishing and even swimming a real treat. Paddle down river to Long Island Sound or up to downtown Westport....moreless
Located in a desirable walk-to-town (and paddle, too) neighborhood. Midway between town and the center of bustling Saugatuck. Westport is known for it's upscale shops, restaurants, and entertainment....moreless
Lovely views of the water from the river room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath, guest bedroom and office. Two balconies invite you to sit and appreciate the river, as do the two outdoor fireplaces. Sunsets under towering pines with river breezes are an antidote to the stresses of the day....moreless
The Saugatuck River leads to Long Island Sound and is a popular rowing, kayaking, stand up board paddling, and fishing destination. Plentiful fish bring a wide variety of birds. Always changing views...moreless
We have over 155 feet of direct river front, a pier with dock, and two boats. The canoe and two-person kayak make it easy to appreciate the water, take in free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion, paddle to numerous restaurants, or even venture out to Long Island Sound. World-class rowing and sailing are 'around the corner.' If fishing is your fancy, strippers and blues will be your catch. Bird watchers delight in the ordinary and unusual; see everything from swans, ducks, egrets and blue herons to the majestic yellow-crowned night heron, right from your own backyard....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Fabulous gourmet cook's kitchen. Top name appliances, lots of counter space including a 10 ft custom walnut island. Two sinks, bright & spacious. Hidden stools make in-kitchen entertaining a breeze!...moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
Deck / Patio:
Stone patio surrounded by blue stone sitting walls under a towering Oak offers shade and river breezes. Heavy wrought iron tables and chairs as well as outdoor wicker & cushions with copper fire pit....moreless
- Golf Clubs
- Kayak / Canoe:
Lawn / Garden:
Mature gardens that flower from early spring to late fall, including: huge magnolia, grand old peonies, iris beds, a blanket of lilly of the valley, daisies, black-eyed susans, Rose of Sharon......moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - May 31, 2017
31 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2017
90 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $10,000
- Cleaning $100
Year-long rental with flexible dates. All ground maintenance, lawns, gardens, trees, and pool, provided. Property flowers from early spring - late fall. Flower-laden peonies and irises, adorn the property May - June. Mature perennial gardens with flowers, hydrangea bushes and a variety of Rose of Sharon flower from June - late October. Fabulous waterfront property, inside and out! Boats included.
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Westport, Connecticut, USA: One hour to NYC & LGA, 45 minutes to the White Plains airport. One mile to town, train, beach, golf. Imagine canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching from the our dock on the river. Head up river by kayak for great restaurants, shopping and exceptional outdoor concerts. Head down river for more great on-the-water eateries, a world class rowing club and fitness center, get introduced to local fly-fishing by experts, continue on to the acclaimed Longshore Sailing School, Long Shore Golf Course and driving range (one of the top 10 public accessed golf courses in the state), tennis, pools and beaches. Look south and recognize that you're on Long Island Sound. Or discover Broadway quality shows at the Westport Country Playhouse by seeing a great play with leading American actors. Want more great entertainment? Walk to the train, ride for an hour south and explore NYC and experience the real Broadway. And there's always New Haven for a never-ending choice of shows, cultural events and Yale spawned festivities and excitement.
Other Activities: Boating, Rowing, Sailing, Kayaking, Parasailing, Hiking and many open spaces, Basketball, Racquetball and Tennis Courts, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spas, and great restaurants and bars.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: During the summers of 2010 through 2016 and winter of 2014/2015 we offered our recently-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed along the Northeast, going as far north as Maine and as far South as Georgetown, Bahamas. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we love being live-aboards/work-aboards. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.
Why the Owner Chose Westport, CT, USA:
Living and playing on the water! Morning kayaks from your dock, paddle the canoe to over a dozen restaurants along the river. Fish, the Saugatuck River is a destination for residents and non-residents alike. Trout, both native and stocked by the state, provide diverse fishing up and down the river. Saugatuck species include: Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout, as well as Striped Bass and Bluefish. *** Plus there is so much to do in and around Westport. We're walking distance to the train (to NYC/New Haven), fabulous shopping, restaurants, theater, and free live concerts in the summer. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 85th season in 2015, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse became a state-of-the-art producing theater, preserving its original charm and character. The Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. www.westportplayhouse.org.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Living on the water with a private dock makes kayaking and canoeing an easy treat. Paddle to dinner at one of many excellent riverside restaurants, or catch one of the many free concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Towering pines, cool river breezes, a heated pool, and fine fishing from the edge of the property makes our home feel like summer camp. Experience sunset as the evening cools sitting by the pool or the river's edge with a fire burning in one of the two outdoor fire places. Relax!
- Primary: (203) 526-5852 (Connecticut, USA) Kathy's mobile (Connecticut, USA)
- Secondary: +1 2035265854 Call Julien only if Kathy doesn't respond
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On the river, in a private community, under towering trees, gracious and fun...
Gate leads to stone patio, pool, lower lawns and riverfront
Comfortable entertaining under towering oaks
View from the balcony
Another view of the River Room
The living room loft serves as an office, with french doors and balcony.
Guest Bedroom with balcony overlooking the river
Morning room, relaxed and airy.
The river is quietly busy with competitive rowers, kayaks, SUPs, and birds.
Large patio under shade oak. Iron furniture, fire pit, bluestone sitting wall.
Heated pool, riverside
Bright spacious kitchen w/10ft. walnut island, Wolff stove, double oven, warming
River room overlooks pool and river
Fine dining overlooking the river. Original art, china cabinets, hardwood floors
The living room started out as a 1901 barn w/soaring windows and 30 foot ceiling
Master suite with balcony looks onto river, towering pines, and native birds
Master bath: relaxation with 2 person soaking tub
Tree house room
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017
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