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Waterfront Greenwich House - Amazing Views & Private -5 mins downtown Greenwich

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3,800 sf (4 bedroom, 3 bathroom) house with amazing, high-elevation water views

NEW LISTING! Family friendly, beautiful, hi-elevation 3,800 sf Mianus riverfront country house in Greenwich, CT. Amazing views from most rooms/bedrooms. Huge decks overlooking river, gas BBQ and large outdoor table. Canoe/kayak on river (2 person canoe with paddles available for use). House is conveniently located 5 minutes to downtown Greenwich restaurants and shops, 5 minutes to Metro North train and I-95 highway; 5 minutes to Old Greenwich, RIverside and Stamford -- but still very private. 45-min to New York City (Manhattan).

4 large and sunny bedrooms -- king master suite with en suite bathroom, plus 2 queen bedrooms, plus one 2 twin bed room (see photos). European linens, comforters, blankets & towels provided.

Double height living and dining room with incredible views, huge windows, terrace and wood burning fireplace. Library nook and everything you'll need for your stay. A fantastic place to stay in all seasons!

A comprehensive Stay Guide that answers most guest questions & provides recommendations in the area will be emailed by VRBO 14 days before guest arrival.

A true retreat. Large enough for everyone to have space, privacy and feel comfortable, but also large rooms to gather. 4 large bedrooms (bed types in each of the 4 bedrooms: king, queen, queen, 2 twins) + air mattress.

Family friendly. Direct riverfront - dock - and a canoe and kayak also available for use as part of stay. Great gas BBQ and 6-seat outdoor table on main deck overlooking river. Please note that the beach area across the river from the house is private and not available for guest use.

Pet-free, smoke-free, very clean home.

1 dog allowed with prior approval. Sorry no cats (allergic).

4 bedrooms total:

- (2nd Floor) Master bedroom (king bed with en suite full bathroom) - riverfront view

- (2nd Floor) Bedroom #2 queen bed (full bathroom adjacent) - riverfront view

- (2nd Floor) Bedroom #3 two single beds (full bathroom adjacent) - riverfront view

- (1st Floor) Bedroom #4 queen bed (full bathroom adjacent) - side view


* a queen air mattress also available (please let us know at time of booking), also 2 large couches.

Closets: All bedrooms have full closets en-suite (master has full walk-in closet). Coat closet on main level.

Linens: All bedrooms/bathrooms come with European linens, Down Comforters, and 100% Egyptian cotton towels. No need to bring your own towels/sheets - we supply.

Best riverfront view on the the Mianus River - nature at it's best - see swans, ospreys, hawks, herons, ducks, geese, turtles from every window in the house (season permitting :-)). Every season is beautiful. Maintained pathway down to river's edge and small dock for launching canoe.

Guests can access the entire house with exception of the garage. The driveway can accommodate 3-4 cars however. We stay off-site --- the house is entirely yours to use.

Country kitchen fully stocked & operational with appliances (including antique Garland professional stove, Subzero refrigerator, microwave, 2 ovens) housewares, dishes etc. Please note that this is a real CT country house, and the level of finishes/fixtures and condition of house are accurately depicted in all the photos.

Use of full laundry room on main living level permitted.

You can also take MetroNorth train to Cos Cob train station (which is the closest train station to the house) and that is what we do. Public parking at the station is also available; or you can take/call UBER to and from Cos Cob station, which is what we do. There is also cab service from Greenwich train station as well and you can use that train station too.

Snow plowing service & utilities included.

More than 6 people will be charged $25 per person extra per night (over 3 years old).

More Details

Francesca Faith Saunders
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Francesca Faith Saunders

Hi I'm Faith! We live and work in New York City most of the time and this house is our favorite place to come when we have time to relax and unwind. It's truly our peaceful place in nature --- feels like Vermont but only 45 minutes to the center of Manhattan. Super convenient though - 5 minutes to downtown Greenwich shops/restaurants; 5 minutes to MetroNorth train and I-95 highway; and 45 minutes drive to NYC.

Francesca Faith Saunders purchased this house in 2002

Why Francesca Faith Saunders chose Cos Cob

We are happy to share our house with other visitors who are looking for 1) a beautiful, unique waterfront location in Greenwich/Fairfield County area, that is the best location on the river 2) a large house with plenty of room for groups to share 3) a super-convenient house -- 3 minutes to Rt 1 (Putnam Ave) and 5 minutes to downtown Greenwich with all it's shops, markets & great restaurants; and 4) a house that is reasonably priced compared with the competition :-)

What makes this house unique

This is a new listing for us on VRBO/Homeaway -- look at our 5-star ratings for the last year on Airbnb. Wecome!


Cos Cob House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Please see photos for additional details
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Additional sleeping options - We have: queen air mattress & 2 large couches for use.
  • Please see photos for additional details.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Waterfront Greenwich House - Amazing Views & Private -5 mins downtown Greenwich
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

We were a family of 8 traveling for a wedding. The house was perfect for relaxing and preparing

  • 5 of 5

All 8 of us enjoyed the space the property afforded. We especially like the upstairs living area. It was very hot and humid but we still took advantage of the deck and views. Kitchen was well appointed and having multiple bathrooms came in handy with everyone getting decked out for the black tie wedding. One of the twin beds, however, desperately needs help. My daughter slept on the couch instead of the bed, as it was ’unsleepable’. Everything else was cozy and comfortable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was everything we expected!

  • 4 of 5

Property had great views and was comfortable for a group of 6-7 family members. Well stocked and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is well maintained and meet all the needs of our family of eight.

  • 5 of 5

The location was prefect distance between New York City and West Point. We were able to attend all the important family event at West Point and enjoy a day in the city.

The large kitchen was great for cooking for our group.

The deck over looking the water was awesome. My kids loved the canoe and kayak.

I hope to return to this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family and I felt right at home. Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quaint location and cozy home

  • 4 of 5

Frozen pond made for a pretty view. Our daughters enjoyed watching the neighbors congregate to skate and play. Cozy spaces and comfortable seating throughout the home. Loved the gorgeous wide-plank floors. Overall great stay and good value!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice stay in Cos Cob, CT

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely house for a family reunion and it was really great. Lots of space, Nice big kitchen and fantastic deck and view overlooking the river. Plenty of room to spend time with our extended family. Conveniently located as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $300

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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