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Gracious Country Estate With Pool In Beautiful Stonington, Ct

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 adults (and one or two children)

Jan 18. update - - As of this week our home is all booked for the 2018 season. We only rent on a limited basis, and if you are interested in 2019 let us know. Thanks for your interest.


Best of all worlds: elegant, newly-built (2009) federal-style home and barn, perched on 7 acres of gently-sloped, stone-fenced hillside. Offering the scale and feel of a traditional New England home (wide plank floors, fireplaces, sophisticated color pallet and aesthetic) and every modern amenity (premium construction, open floor plan, high ceilings, central A/C, recessed lighting, gourmet eat-in kitchen (Wolf range, Subzero), high-end appointments (mix of antiques and relaxed soft furnishings, and fine linens), media room with projector and theater-sized screen, swimming pool and hot tub.

The property is ideally situated between Mystic Village, Stonington Borough and Westerly RI (10 minutes to each), with easy access to all restaurants, shops and all area attractions, including: the beautiful ocean beaches of Misquamicut and Watch Hill; local vineyards, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium; numerous golf courses, open tennis courts, great biking, nature preserves and walks; water activities, including swimming, kayaking, and exceptional sailing; ferryboat access to Fishers Island, Block Island and Long Island’s North Shore; a wide range of local theatres, cultural activities and events, as well as Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.

There are 4 bedrooms (king, queen, twin, and another queen, with additional child’s bed), separate mini tea house with double bed, office with twin pullout, 3 fireplaces, 4 full baths, laundry, media room, outdoor courtyard with grilling options and seating and pool with furnishings.

Our home is not available for weddings, parties or large groups.

Tennis Courts: Free tennis courts open to public at Stonington High School and Stonington Community center both within 6 miles.

Golf: Elmridge 27 holes (5 miles) as well as Pequot Golf (3 Miles) miles in Stonington

More Details

Buz and Laura Sawyer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Buz and Laura Sawyer

About the owners

We stumbled upon Stonington in 2012 when looking for a country home near NYC that would offer year-round outdoor activities and a natural setting that would nourish the soul.

As is true for many people, we had heard of Mystic, CT and Watch Hill, RI, but Stonington had slipped under our radar. Stonington has the quality of a hidden gem, situated between these popular tourist destinations. All it took was a stroll through Stonington Borough (SO charming!), a drive through the surrounding New England countryside, and a day at the beach to convince us that we had found our place. THEN we found our home, which is truly one of a kind, built as a labor of love by the former owner, who had a deep love of architecture and an immaculate eye for detail. We have loved every moment spent in the house since, and have yet to scratch the surface of area activities; there is so much to do!

As much as we love being here, we often are not, due to work and other commitments. In turn, for the first time, we rented the house out on a very limited basis in the summer of 2015, and we have decided to make it available again in a similar way in 2016. If you choose to rent Wheeler Farm, we hope that you will enjoy the property and surrounding area as much as we do, and create wonderful memories here of your own. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel to contact us.


Laura and Buz

Buz and Laura Sawyer purchased this estate in 2012

What makes this estate unique

Having rented our home out for three years we have found it to be ideal for small family multi-generational holidays. The basement media room is for family movie night, and a place to park kids when the adults are upstairs.


Stonington Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Home must be left in the condition it was in when rented, with all used linens brought to back hall.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master (2nd floor) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 Guest (main floor) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 Guest (second floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - Pool/Tea House - toilet , shower , Bathroom located in main home
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Room (main floor) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom (2nd floor) - 1 king , Windowed dressing room has ample room for crib (not incl)
    Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 1 double , 1 child bed
    The Tea House - 1 double , Freestanding behind home. Sleigh bed., window A/C
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is our family home, and the number of guests will need to be adhered to. To be clear, this is not a 'party' house. Thanks


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Gracious Country Estate With Pool In Beautiful Stonington, Ct
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely House, Perfect Vacation Spot, Courteous and Responsive Owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks during the 4th of July period at idyllic Wheeler Farm and had the best time ever. The house is beautifully appointed and laid out; the rooms are large and airy: the pool, hot tub and adjacent fields are stunning, This is a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself without a care. Buz, the owner, is very responsive, helpful and accomodating and knocks himself out to make your stay here easy, fun and hazard free. It's a good house for a family but also for a couple who want some quiet time in a beautiful place. I can't recommend this home and the experience we had here more highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth, it was great having you as guests, and thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again!
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week at this home. It was perfect for our family holiday and exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail was amazing and you have inspired me to make some design changes in my own home. Thank you so much for your hospitality !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Time Better Than The First!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second summer renting Buz and Laura's beautiful Stonington home. As we expected, the week was filled with memory-making experiences both at the home and exploring the local area. Day trips were to Noah's (a great local breakfast spot in Stonington village), Dubois beach, Watch Hill beaches, dinosaur park at Nature's Village, Mystic Seaport and much more! Time spent at home was relaxing by, and swimming in, the warm, beautiful in-ground pool, running around the enormous yard with our boys, checking out the cool teacup house in the backyard, exploring the barn, BBQing and watching movies on the huge indoor movie screen! The grounds are impeccable and the interior of the home is modern yet classic. We can't rave enough and look forward to our stay here more than we can say!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property really delivers. The home is comfortable, spacious and well-appointed. All beds were very comfortable. The home was clean and contained all conveniences. The grounds are spectacular including the patio, pool and hot tub. Just a few minutes from Stonington and Mystic in a very private setting. Do not think twice about choosing this property for your next visit to this area.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could hope for on vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two kids and I just returned from a week's long vacation at Buz and Laura's absolutely stunning home in Stonington, CT. The trip from Westchester County, NY is easy--a mere 2 hours. Pulling up to the home, we were awe struck to see a private pebble driveway the length of many public roads. The front yard is sprawling, with a gently rolling lawn and beautiful stone walls and wood gates. The home itself is a new construction but made to feel like an authentic, old farmhouse. It has every single modern amenity you could imagine and want (e.g., surround sound music system, flat screen TVs, amazingly beautiful, updated bathrooms, new appliances in the kitchen, etc.) but a charm and sophistication that cannot be matched. Wide planked wood floors, beautiful lighting, tasteful décor, beautiful linens and wonderful furnishings are only a few of the features. Within hours we felt settled in and at home. In addition to the stunning home, the salt water pool (with small waterfall feature, electric cover and perfectly warm water) was a highlight of our stay. We had amazing weather and enjoyed our daily swims and pool-side BBQ's. Near the home and pool is a small tea-cup house with additional bedroom that we didn't use but found to be incredibly charming and a very cool barn with an upstairs that our kids got a kick out of. Although we ventured out of the house daily to explore downtown Mystic, Olde Mystic Village, Stonington Village (so quaint and charming!), Watch Hill, RI and the Essex steam train and boat ride, we made sure to spend half of each day just relaxing at the house either swimming or using the grounds to fly a kite, kick a soccer ball or go for a stroll. On the same road as the house is a cow farm and an alpaca farm, each of which made our kids scream with delight!

I truthfully cannot say enough good things about this home, our stay or the kindness of our host and hostess, Buz and Laura. They were communicative with us from start to end and ensured that we had everything we needed. This home and vacation provided us with not just a vacation, but a week filled with family memories that we will never forget. If Buz and Laura will have us, we will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Felicia. You guys are the best. Thanks so much for capturing the "greatness" of the area, and we really appreciate the comments on our home. And yes, come on back! Buz and Laura
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This home, with it's spectacular grounds, is beautifully appointed yet very comfortable, with everything you need for the perfect family gathering! The Sawyers are great guides to the area, which has many wonderful sights to visit. This is our second time having a large family reunion at the house. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Providence T.F. Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Dogwatch Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
12.9 Miles
Ferries to Block Island, Orient Point, etc
Nearest Train
5.8 Miles
Amtrak Mystic Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I - 95 to Providence, Boston, New York
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Dubois Beach - Stonington Borough
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

For stays of two weeks or longer guests will be required to pay for an additional weekly cleaning, in addition to the final cleaning.

For monthly or seasonal stays guests will be asked to pay for actual electricity used and for weekly pool maintenance. Owner will pay for other utilities, lawn care, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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