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Classic Rowayton Victorian (With a modern feel)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Great Home in Rowayton Village

Classic, Charming Rowayton Victorian circa 1898 with modern, bright, clean, cheery, elegant feel, with view of the Five Mile River. Primary residence, well maintained with quality furnishings, home features gourmet kitchen, renovated baths, original moldings, hardwood floors, and many period details. Well furnished and decorated. Great flow for family, friends and relaxing on the porch. Beautiful border flower and rose gardens enclosed by a picket fence. One to five minute walk to restaurants and markets and shops and Rowayton Arts Center in Rowayton Village. Nature Preserve and Library nearby.

Escape the city for a week or long weekend!

This past Friday, I spent the afternoon at Crockett Johnson’s house — 74 Rowayton Avenue (Rowayton, Connecticut), where he and Ruth Krauss lived from 1945 to 1973. Though I wrote their biography and had seen (and photographed) the house from the outside, I’d never been inside. I’ve seen all of their homes from the outside, but — hesitant to intrude on residents’ privacy — not actually been into the homes themselves. Since I was in town to give a talk that evening, Gil and Kim Kernan (the current owners) kindly invited me to spend some time in their home. My visit was one of the happiest events occasioned by my Johnson-Krauss biography.

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More Details

Owner
Gil Kernan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

Why Gil Kernan chose Connecticut

This past Friday, I spent the afternoon at Crockett Johnson’s house — 74 Rowayton Avenue (Rowayton, Connecticut), where he and Ruth Krauss lived from 1945 to 1973. Though I wrote their biography and had seen (and photographed) the house from the outside, I’d never been inside. I’ve seen all of their homes from the outside, but — hesitant to intrude on residents’ privacy — not actually been into the homes themselves. Since I was in town to give a talk that evening, Gil and Kim Kernan (the current owners) kindly invited me to spend some time in their home. My visit was one of the happiest events occasioned by my Johnson-Krauss biography.

Guestbook comments from the owner

http://www.philnel.com/2014/09/30/veryspecialhouse/
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Rowayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedrooms on 2nd and 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 Bedrooms, one is used as an upstairs den with a pull out couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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Classic Rowayton Victorian (With a modern feel)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed the home. It is convenient to town, there is a lot of history with the house, and it had the perfect amount of space. The owners were also very helpful and checked in to make sure everything was going well. Thank you for letting us stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to spend the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We booked fairly last minute and we're so glad we did. Gil made us feel incredibly welcome, including our dog with a supply of tennis balls. The house is beautiful and comfortable and you feel at home immediately. We spent the weekend enjoying the what the small town has to offer and much of that was done from the wrap around covered porch, just watching the world go by. We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property and the owner's are great!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the house with our two kids and my mom. What an amazing house with an amazing location. This is the perfect house for a family getaway. The house is gorgeous, bed's are super comfortable and the owner could not be nicer. Everything you need food wise is just a short walk away and there is a small grocery store down the street for essentials. For more in depth shopping the local larger grocery store is maybe a 5-10 minute drive. Absolutely love this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Mills, Pa
5

A Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this home for a girls reunion weekend. The house is in a perfect location and the owners were wonderful! Meeting us upon arrival and making us feel right at home. There are many things about this home that make it so special. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests!
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5

nice house in a good location!

  • 5 of 5

i rented this home for a weekend family reunion. there was plenty of room for our group of 7. good restaurants are nearby with takeout food available. the beach is within walking distance. the owner was easy to deal with. i will most likely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
Rowayton Seafood
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Darien (Metro North)
Nearest Restaurant
Rowayton Seafood
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rowayton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$687
$4,809
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59
Pet Fee $49
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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