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Westport: Walk to Town (Really) Private Yard, One Floor Living,

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Quiet Cul De Sac, Child Friendly

Beautiful neighborhood close to town. Short walk to the end of the street for bus pick up to commuter rail station that takes you to Grand Central Station in Manhattan should there be commuters in your family or group. UBER operates here as well.

Neighborhood is two cul de sacs with many younguns', Mature trees with specimen copper beach, Japanese maple and chestnut tree twins.

Bus pick up at the end of our street for Saugatuck, Bedford and Staples school kids during the school year.

This home is in the heart of the beautiful town of Westport, is perfect to kick back and relax. Our home is comfortable with a great flow from indoors to outside. My children were raised here, family gatherings that spill to the great back yard spring, summer and fall. Touch football all year long (or soccer) on our flat one acre. Outdoor grilling or many nights just looking at the stars and watch the wind in the trees. Summer hear the music from the Levitt Pavillion (or join the fun - its free almost everynight in summer!). Winter snowsled at Winslow Park, Ice Skate at Longshore and it is a must to attend Staples High School Candlelight Service in December!

KITCHEN: Vintage GE P/7 stove. Electric. Everything you need to cook but it is an older home so kitchen reflects the time. What is fun is the vintage stove (a cool 42' wide), double oven - 1 large, 1 small. Of course all the tools to cook and entertain. Spring, Summer and Fall eat in the Sun Room surrounded by glass. More formal sit down, a black laquer table holds 8 comfortably but can seat 10. Child seats and table. Food service supplies for toddlers. We have 4 grandchildren under 5.

CATERING: There are WONDERFUL take out choices from Collyer Catering and Fresh Market to Stew Leonards and an array of restaurants who deliver. As well as our favorite, traditional charcoal out of doors barbecue. Our new favorite is Craft Butchery in Saugatuck, a part of Westport, just off exit 17. Organic meats.

ONE FLOOR LIVING: 3 bedrooms, both baths, living room, dining room, kitchen all on the same floor. Master bedroom has attached bath. Bathroom in Master is large shower. Large enough to fit a waterproof chair if desired.

Master bedroom has private deck/exit to yard with all year sun.

Tuned baby grand piano in living room.

Large screen TV in living room.

Dining room with easy seating for 10.

SUNROOM: a small step down with doors from the kitchen, living room and french doors framing the dining room to the sun room to the expansive backyard. The sunroom glass sliders open fully. Wood pellet stove warms this lovely space although it does require filling the pellet feeder.

BACK DECK: Summer time find chaise lounges, table with chairs, sofa all make the back deck a casual fun place to play cards, read or take a nap. Winter is a table top with four chairs. The charcoal grill is out for year round use. Traditional charcoal grill or use small propane grill. Your choice. Private back yard with open space. Daily deer crossing, chipmunks, squirrels due to the nut trees.

BASEMENT: white and bright spacious laundry room with folding table (s), ironing board and iron, steamer....a gaming lounge with tv, game consoles, vintage games and consoles, VHS and DVD with an assortment of both from the last 20 stairmaster and treadmill for those who are very energetic.

Books line the walls. From classics, to adventure, bernstainn bears, kids classics, teen fantasy, history ....a lifetime of readers selections! Enjoy! And for children who find a title they like and are not it a lending library, complete your read and pass it on.....


Master Bedroom: King: Hardwood Floors, Master Bath has large shower.

Bedroom: Queen Hardwood Floors just outside a shared Bath that is a tub and shower.

Bedroom: Bunks and Queen. This is where are grand kids sleep en masse for a sleep over. Use just the queen or just the bunks or fill it with your young uns.

Private backyard - backs on 8 undeveloped acres. Wildlife. Coyotes, Red Fox, Red Tail Hawk and many Deer. We have two small dogs that stay on property with our invisible fence. We can provide a small dog collar for the fence if you wish.

Keywords: Private. Mature Exquisite Trees, Private Backyard, Nature, Child Friendly, Cul De Sac Street, Convenient to Downtown yet Private, Neighborhood, Easy NYC Commute or Yale New Haven

More Details

Betsy Royal
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Betsy Royal

I have enjoyed the community immensely. Since moving here for work many years ago my children and I count this as our home. We all dive and travel far and wide for our ocean experiences. Coming home, I love to walk Compo Beach. Year round. We take in the sea, fresh air and then retire to our home for nature at its best. Coyote, Deer including big daddy with a rack, hawk, fox and an array of spring birds to watch.

Betsy Royal purchased this house in 1997

Why Betsy Royal chose Westport

Westport is our home port. It has community, the arts, summer sand and sea. We keep a boat here to enjoy the water. Our neighborhood is just amazing, wonderful families and a wide range of young uns'. Even though mine are moving to their next phase, coming home is special because of this community.

What makes this house unique

Fire in the fireplace, two months to spring and summer days follow.. Copper Beach Trees grace our front and side yard. Spectacular specimens. Even our tree people were in awe of their bark and beauty. Two Japanese Maples are counter points to the Copper Beach trees. The natural setting backing on to our property is amazing for an 'in town' home. Our winter brought 23 solidly fed turkeys to our lawn to feast on beech and chestnuts, a beautiful red fox just this morning walked the parameter, blue jays, cardinals and an array of other winged friends are here and much more visible with the trees without foliage.

Walk to town, rest in the private world that is your back a change of venue, if just for a moment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A big thank you. Your notes were great. It's a perfect house.

It was a wonderful week. All went well and we thoroughly enjoyed your home. And we would love to rent your home again someday. We saw deer Christmas Eve morning. It was spectacular.
Dec 2011
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Westport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath with large shower en suite to master bedroom. Second Bath is tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Basement Space/ - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , This is a single bed in the glass enclosed sun room.
  • King size bed (1) Master Bedroom is King Size Bed Master has private deck and exit to outside. , Queen size Bed (1) Second Bedroom is Queen Size Bed, Bunk Beds (1) Third Bedroom has queen. Bonus single in Basement Room, Single bed in sun room but it is glass enclosed so it is not private. Pack and Play Available,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sunroom with full sliding glass doors open to an expanse of deck overlooking 8 acrest of open forested land. Unobstructed views of nature and animal life. Privacy. Town Beach, Pools, Tennis Courts and amenities available with purchase of passes from Westport Town Parks and Recreation at Longhore, Downtown a 10 minute walk thru a lovely Westport Historic District! Town tennis courts and baseball diamond at the end of our road. Levitt Pavillion offers free concerts throughout the summer. Westport Country Playhouse are among the arts offered in this extraordinary community. Country Lane is tucked off Country Road. Both are cul de sacs so traffic is limited to neighbors. Quiet, secluded but convenient to all that Westport has to offer.


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Westport: Walk to Town (Really) Private Yard, One Floor Living,
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
Boston, MA

Very comfortable and met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Nice private location. Beautiful yard with flowering plants. House was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

peaceful home.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Betsy who was very helpful through our stay. The home has a wonderful atmosphere. It feels like home. The area is very peaceful and it is nice to be able to see all kind of animals, including a fox, while drinking coffee in the patio. We really enjoyed Betsy and Dave place. We look forward to come back.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 country lane, westport, CT

  • 4 of 5

this home was very comfortable and just what I needed. Private and quiet.

Homeowner was very accommodating. I would consider returning in the future

Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home for our mid-winter Girls Weekend! We gathered from across the Eastern Seaboard for a weekend of chatting, eating and movie watching in celebration of my sister-in-law's pregnancy. We were looking for a home that was very comfortable, close to the metro-north train line and not in the hustle of the city but close to good restaurants and grocery stores. This home was absolutely perfect!

We ate leisurely meals around the dining room table within view and warmth of the wood pellet stove. We hung out for hours in the living room by the fireplace - the sofa and chairs are super comfy. The home is very close (less than two miles) from both a Trader Joes and Fresh Market. This made eating super easy. We also enjoyed a delightful dinner at Le Farm and a wonderful brunch at Terrain.

The owners, Betsy & Dave, were incredibly helpful with everything from directions to restaurant recommendations. They even stopped by when we couldn't figure out the wood stove. THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Thank you!!!
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July 7 2012

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Westport and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home. it is such a warm and welcoming house. This stay will be one of our more memorable vacations.

Warm Regards

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
White Plains (HPN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Spotted Horse Tavern, 323
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Longshore Public Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Metro North to Grand Central | Amtrak @ Stamford
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Merritt Parkway (US 15) and US 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spotted Horse Tavern, 323
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Compo Beach, Sherwood Island State Park | Westport
Car: recommended

Arts and Culture thrive all year long : Quick Center of Fairfield University close by, Westport Arts Center, Westport Library, and the myriad of Professional Theatrical Productions, provide a wonderful enriched stay! Westport Community offers beach, pool and tennis and golf access. Town Tennis courts a short walk away from this property. Ice Rink in Winter at Longshore. The Marina, Pool and Beach complex is 3 miles away. You can purchase access to these activities. Beach is free but if you drive, an auto sticker for parking is required. Hand pass for pool and golf but we work with you if your lease if your stay is at least a month and you want auto access to beach parking. Yale New Haven north 40 minutes, NYC via train to Grand Central 60 minute

FItness: this home does have a nautilus system, stairmaster and treadmill in the basement with second gaming/regular old TV and its companion VINTAGE games and controllers. Books, books and more books for all ages. Sauna on site.

Reading: This family reads a lot. From Bernstain Bears, Eric Carle to CS Lewis, R A Salvatore and a variety of subjects for adults of all ages from a lifetime of reading. If you don't find anything of interest the Westport Library is spectacular. Winter visit the ice rink at Longshore. Downtown Main Street and its diverse retail is a walk away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet $100
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $600

Longer term rental inquiries are welcome. September - June 2018/2019 and September - June 2019/2020 Thanksgiving Christmas and Washington birth day week carry a 7% premium not shown in rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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