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Unique Storybook Lakefront Lodge Estate W/ Dock, Boats, Sauna - 1 Hr from NY

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This unique lakefront estate is located on an eight acre woodland peninsula. With its steeply pitched roof, stone facade, and waterfall pond the house wouldn’t be out of place in the English countryside or Germany’s Black Forest. One reaches the lodge via a long private road through the woods. Inside you’ll find a cavernous wood-paneled great room, a huge fireplace with owl cauldrons, and an enormous wrought iron chandelier. Outside you’ll find a secluded lake with a private floating dock, a stone patio, manicured grounds, rolling hills, a koi pond, a babbling brook, a butterfly garden and huge pines circling the home. This house is surrounded by water on three sides, which offers water views from almost every window.

Please note, we do not allow weddings at the lakefront lodge.

The Lakefront Lodge is the perfect place to gather with a group of friends and family -- well-behaved dogs are welcome! Inside the house you'll enjoy sitting on the luxuriant faux fur lined couch by the huge fireplace where you can read books from the large library, cooking together in the large chef's kitchen, dining by the fire, sleeping in glamorous rooms fit for Kings and Queens, watching movies or playing video games on the couch in the Chocolate Truffle Bedroom suite, drawing in the art studio, luxuriating in the cedar sauna, bathing is the huge sunken tub, or sitting in the sunroom watching nature pass by the floor to ceiling windows. Due to the artistic touches guests have said that they felt like they were in a movie set. The owner is a children's book author/illustrator and her books are available for reading out loud while looking at the dollhouse sets which illustrate them. Outside the house you'll be dining al fresco on the giant double length picnic table, boating/swimming/fishing/ice skating on the pristine lake, napping in the hammock, playing house in the child's cottage, swinging on the wine barrel seat swing, shooting hoops in the forest basketball court, sunbathing on the patio and roasting marshmallows down by the brookside fire pit. Live white doves fly free on the grounds.

Square footage: 5,000 interior, 7.5 acres of land (Main house: Great room, dining room, sun room, commercial kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, cedar sauna room, steam shower, baby grand piano, laundry room, heated towel rack; Outbuildings: Boathouse, folly tower, Hansel & Gretel child’s house).

Only a one hour drive to Manhattan.

Well behaved dogs considered for $100 per visit. We have a large dog run. Other animals are considered on a case by case basis. Ask Cynthia.

The house sleeps 12 in beds: 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 3 twin beds, 2 cot beds. Our rates are for 6 people in Fall/Winter/Spring and 12 guests in Summer and holidays. $100 per person per night is added to the fee for each additional person. A $100 flat fee is added to the quote for each dog. Note: Summer weekends are double in price ($2,000). We do this because if our weekends get booked up it is harder to rent out our summer weeks -- full summer weeks here at The Lakefront Lodge are sublime.

Amenities/Details:
-Furniture as seen in the pictures
-A private dock*
-A fully appointed kitchen (ask Cynthia if you need something specific--we probably have it)
-Baby grand piano with sheet music
-Plenty of parking on the grounds
-Central air-conditioning throughout the house
-Small airport in town - 1 hour from JFK (NYC)
-Train station in town (to NYC or New Haven)
-Cedar Sauna Room
-Indoor Barbecue Grill
-Boats (1 kayak, 2 paddle boats, 1 canoe and 2 rowboats) -- please note, we do not allow you to bring your own boats.
-Hammocks*
-Swing
-Firepit
-3 Fireplaces
-Board games, video games and water toys
-Life preservers of all sizes (even for dogs)!
-Professional kitchen with dishes, plates, silverware, pots, trays, wine glasses, champagne glasses, tablecloths, and everything you'll need other than your groceries. We usually have coffee, tea, sugar, spices, salt, pepper, and oil in the cabinets. We provide dishwashing soap, dishwasher soap and two rolls of paper towels,
-Washer, dryer and ironing board in a laundry room.
-We provide shampoo, soap, toilet paper, blow dryer, lotion and other necessities in every bathroom. The Chocolate Truffle Bathroom also provides a hair straightener, curling iron and a blow dryer.
-A fully stocked linen closet with bath towels, additional blankets, hand towels, and wash cloths. We do not supply beach towels.

*NOTE: The dock is unhooked from the shore around Thanksgiving (depending upon the first freeze.) The dock is attached again in the early Spring. You can still use the boats from the shore -- but take care during winter months. The hammocks are taken in during winter months.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

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

    30 for the person booking.We do not allow groups of friends under 30 years of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    At your own risk. This house features a lake, pond, and brook without fences. Extreme care needs to be taken with children as there are no lifeguards or fences....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider well-behaved dogs for an additional fee. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The whole house is on one floor with many cathedral ceilings. We have a ramp with hand railing on the back door, house entrance is 30' wide. Bathroom entrance is 27' wide. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • The Clocktower Suite: 1 king

    Lake views, his/her bthrm, steam shower, sunken tub, tv room...moreless

  • The Blue Room: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Lake view, private full bathroom, small prayer chapel...moreless

  • The Spring Flowers Room: 1 queen

    Lake view, cedar sauna & bathroom with a shower across hall...moreless

  • The Ship Captain Room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Walk in closet, air con, lake view, child beds are twin cots...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • The Hall Loo and Cedar Sauna: toilet, shower

    Cedar sauna room off bathroom...moreless

  • The Chef's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located off the kitchen...moreless

  • The Blue Room Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lake view...moreless

  • The Clocktower Room Bathroom - His: toilet, shower

    The steam shower connects to Her bathroom...moreless

  • The Clocktower Room Bathroom - Her: toilet, tub, shower

    The steam shower connects to His, huge sunken tub, lake view...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Caretaker: A caretaker will keep the wood for the fireplace cut and ready for you in the yard. He is also available for any household problems you might have if the owner isn't available. The owner reserves an attached caretaker house with a separate entrance for their own use if they are in town. The owner's pet potbellied pig may be in an outdoor pen on the grounds on occasion. We can recommend caterers. Events for groups larger than 13 are available for an additional fee. Please ask the owner for a quote. We need to know the number of guest and all details. The house and grounds are perfect for parties and corporate meetings. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    British classics, art books, coffee table books, children's books and more. Please do not remove any books form the house....moreless

  • Games:

    Video, board and card games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There is a Bose player for your iPod and a working Victrola....moreless

  • Television:

    Two televisions with cable. One large flatscreen tv is in the sitting area of The Clocktower Bedroom (with two couches) and the other smaller flat screen tv is in The Blue Bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    There is an adorably decorated child's house, some water toys, water noodles, board games, frisbee, drawing paper, crayons, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    You may watch video on demand for free if the service is connected....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    There are views of the lake from almost every room....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The house sits directly on the lake. There are views of the lake from every bedroom....moreless

  • Water View:

    There are views of the lake from almost every room....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining/seating for up to 38 in the Great Room can be provided. The dining room seats 10. The sunroom seats 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 38 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air, additional air conditioning in The Blue Bedroom, The Ship Room, and the Clocktower Room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer and laundry soap are available for your use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three fireplaces: wood, gas, wood stove. Total of 5 fire pits. (Large stone firepit by the lake. Fire pit on the dock. Fire pit on the patio. 2 other fire pits near the octagonal deck.)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil, electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi included....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linens are provided on the beds with extras in the linen closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Baby Grand piano, wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for cars, vans and RVs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided with extras in the linen closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer and laundry soap are available for your use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Most every dish, utensil, pot, silverware, glass, cup you could need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Indoor brick BBQ grill, Sub Zero refrigerator, bar sink, large counter, professional oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Garland Professional Range. Gas....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper,some spices, sugar packets, food items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel Sub Zero, 2 door with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Garland Professional Range. Griddle. Gas....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    2 row boats, 2 paddle boats...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks (one octagonal in the center of the park like back yard with a giant picnic table that seats 20), a deck off the Clocktower Bedroom, and a stone patio off the Master bedroom....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 kayak, 1 canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Stone patio, wood decks, wood dock, hammock, stylishly decorated wood child's house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a stone charcoal grill outside, a regular round charcoal grill outside, a brick indoor bbq grill in the kitchen and a large stone fire pit by the lake and brook....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life preservers (all sizes -- even doggie), noodles, floats...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Cedar Sauna Room in the Hall Loo and a Steam Shower in the Clocktower Bedroom bathrooms....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Leaf Peeper Rate 2016
Nov 1 - Nov 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$600
$4,000 $13,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Family Rate 2016
Nov 18 - Nov 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Winter Wonderland Rate 2016
Dec 2 - Dec 13, 2016
2 night min stay
$500
$3,500 $12,000
Christmas / Hanukah Rate 2016
Dec 16 - Dec 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

New Years Eve Rate 2016/2017
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Winter Wonderland Rate 2017
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$500
$3,000 $10,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6.35%

Notes:

1. The lake association does not allow outside boats are allowed without permission. Please discuss this with the homeowner before you bring any boats or devices that will enter the water.

2. Please see the agreement for all house rules.

3. We require additional insurance coverage for events.

4. I require a phone call with the renter before all bookings. Booker must be older than 26.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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  • IL Palio Restaurant

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    "Forget about the restaurant and head to the Savin Rock public beach and boardwalk. They allo..."

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  • Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry

    "Take the ferry across the sound to Long Island, NYC. Cars can go o the ferry too!"

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  • New Haven

    "The home of Yale University, several wonderful museums, great restaurants and more."

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    "NYC. Need I say more? It's only one hour away by car and the commuter Amtrak train stops in ..."

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  • Speakeasy Dollhouse, NYC (immersive theater)

    "An immersive theater event based on an actual Prohibition-era murder. Tickets are in advance..."

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  • Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel

    "Immersive Theater in NYC. Highly recommended."

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  • Yale University

  • Union League Cafe

    "It's not a cafe. It's a high end French restaurant with good food, delightful drinks and fab..."

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  • Barnum Museum

    "Circus! PT Barnum was from CT."

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  • Plaza Diner Restaurant

    "Inexpensive, yet good diner food. Always open and friendly service. Great for breakfast. $"

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  • Vazzy's Cucina

  • Asian Bistro

    "Fresh Sushi and hibachi."

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  • Wells Hollow Farms

    "Visit with their cows, goats, chickens and bunnies while you eat their delicious ice cream. "

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    "The most amazing meal I ever had. It's hard to get a reservation, but keep trying. It's so w..."

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  • Super Stop & Shop

    "Great grocery store. Everything you'll need. And gas is next door. "

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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sikorsky Memorial Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
The Bridgeport & Point Jefferson Steamboat Company
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oronoque Country Club
4.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Stratford Train Station
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Merritt Parkway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
36.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Powder Ridge Park and Ski Resort
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Short Beach

The house is one hour from Manhattan and is situated in Fairfield County between Westport and New Haven. The home is privately situated 1/2 mile from the main street and sits on a peninsula in a private lake.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Artist, children's book author, playwright living in NYC. My children's book dollhouse sets are on display in the house. http://www.butwhowillbellthecats.com

Why Stratford, CT, USA:
This property is a private waterfront oasis located only 1 hour from Manhattan. In the summer swim in the lake, dry off in the hammock and relax in the cedar sauna. In the fall boating is still possible and the leaves are bright and colorful. In the winter read a book by the huge fireplace, cook in the professional kitchen and dine in the wine-colored dining room. This is truly a special place to hold family get together for the holidays or to escape for a romantic weekend vacation. Need a place to write your next novel or paint your masterpiece, look no further. The views from every window are incredible. I have had yearly family reunions here ever since I bought the home. It is a treasured event that my family looks forward to every year.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
It's extremely rare to find a private, 8 acre lakefront estate only 15 minutes from public ocean beaches, 1 hour from Manhattan, 20 minutes from New Haven and 1 hour from Hartford. You have all of the benefits of complete privacy and relaxation with fine dining, theater and nightlife close by.


Contact us

Speaks: english, My husband speaks Spanish.

 

Photos

  • Our private dock.

    Our private dock.

  • Great Room with a giant fireplace, comfy faux-fur covered seats and a library.

    Great Room with a giant fireplace, comfy faux-fur covered seats and a library.

  • Lake facing patio and Clocktower Bedroom at night.

    Lake facing patio and Clocktower Bedroom at night.

  • The back of the house.

    The back of the house.

  • The Great Room features a baby grand piano, perfectly in tune.

    The Great Room features a baby grand piano, perfectly in tune.

  • The fireplace and wood in the Great Room.

    The fireplace and wood in the Great Room.

  • The wood paneled dining room features a fireplace and a wall-to-wall wine rack.

    The wood paneled dining room features a fireplace and a wall-to-wall wine rack.

  • View of the lake from the dock. We have paddleboats, kayak, canoe & row boats!

    View of the lake from the dock. We have paddleboats, kayak, canoe & row boats!

  • Chef-style Kitchen: Commercial stove, Sub Zero fridge, indoor BBQ grill)

    Chef-style Kitchen: Commercial stove, Sub Zero fridge, indoor BBQ grill)

  • The stone patio facing the lake.

    The stone patio facing the lake.

  • The private driveway is 1/4 mile long through the woods and wetlands.

    The private driveway is 1/4 mile long through the woods and wetlands.

  • Back of the house with a wheelchair ramp. House is all one floor.

    Back of the house with a wheelchair ramp. House is all one floor.

  • Front of house with waterfall into pond.

    Front of house with waterfall into pond.

  • View of the house, dock and waterfront peninsula from the water. Very private!

    View of the house, dock and waterfront peninsula from the water. Very private!

  • The koi pond and waterfall at the front entrance circular driveway.

    The koi pond and waterfall at the front entrance circular driveway.

  • Clocktower Bedroom and deck.

    Clocktower Bedroom and deck.

  • Path to the dock from the house. This is the view from the master bedroom.

    Path to the dock from the house. This is the view from the master bedroom.

  • The back grounds facing the lake.

    The back grounds facing the lake.

  • The Sunroom has floor and ceiling windows. Filled with plants and Moroccan seats

    The Sunroom has floor and ceiling windows. Filled with plants and Moroccan seats

  • The lower yard fire pit by the lake and brook.

    The lower yard fire pit by the lake and brook.

  • The cedar dry sauna room has two benches to lie on or it seats five.

    The cedar dry sauna room has two benches to lie on or it seats five.

  • Great Room with couches moved. Pet miniature pig not included.

    Great Room with couches moved. Pet miniature pig not included.

  • The Blue Bedroom has a king sized bed and its own full bathroom.

    The Blue Bedroom has a king sized bed and its own full bathroom.

  • Patio

    Patio

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, My husband speaks Spanish.
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