'LIVE IN ART'...SALT MARSH WITH DOCK ON PATCHOGUE RIVER

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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'LIVE IN ART'...SALT MARSH WITH DOCK ON PATCHOGUE RIVER

Westbrook House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio + Loft, 1 1/2 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Contemporary studio, sited on a five acre compound, was built by owner/architect/sculptor on the peaceful Connecticut Shoreline...Enjoy the sculpture meadow and salt marsh on the Patchogue River with direct tidal river access to Long Island Sound and the Stuart B. McKinney Nature Conservancy …Studio, featured on HGTV's program 'Off Beat America', has leaning exterior wall clad with copper scales…Wide plank oak floors milled from trees removed from the construction site… Dramatic great room with 12’ ceiling… Truly unique eating area…Stairs to loft and carved butcher block kitchen sink hand-built by the owner…Private dock on the Patchogue with benches great for morning coffee, reading, enjoying sunsets, listening to the singing bridge and viewing masts of boats from all over the world docked at Pilots Point Marina…Enjoy seasonal produce from the owners' garden...Charter a fishing boat to catch your own or purchase fresh fish at local markets...Town Beach is less than one mile (beach pass included)...Salt marsh is home to osprey, great blue herons, snowy egrets, cormorants and native song birds…Kayaking, canoing, fishing and crabbing encouraged!

Conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston…30 minute drive to Block Island, Orient Point and Fishers Island ferries…Close to Connecticut’s casinos…Vast variety of excellent restaurants featuring everything from French Bistro cuisine to fried local seafood at Bill's Seafood and Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale…Visit historic Essex Village, Mystic Seaport, Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Museum, Good Speed Opera House...Enjoy a Connecticut River cruise and unspoiled taverns featuring live music…Convenient to Amtrak and Shoreline East train service.

Keywords: Contemporary studio

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
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Bob and I lived in Chelsea and worked in Manhattan when we became weekenders in Westbrook. Bob, an architect and sculptor, designed and built an artist's studio for himself which was completed in 2003. Since retiring and moving to Westbrook year round, we rebuilt the main house while we lived in the studio. It was such a unique experience that we decided to share the studio with guests during the warmer months of the year (May - November). It's been great fun for us, and we have enjoyed sharing it with visitors from all over the world. Our visitors have enriched our lives as well as theirs!

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

We were looking for a location on a salt marsh where 'life begins'. The five acres provided a place where Bob could pursue his passion for sculpting outdoors and Ilsa, an avid cook, could pursue her passion and grow our own produce. The site provided space for almost everything that we could dream of. We built a 75' by 5' raised bed vegetable garden and an artist's studio. An open meadow is the home of sculptures and wildflowers. This is truly a place to live with nature...but we do miss Manhattan!

'It's just one of a kind'!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190906vb
(860) 399-4515 (Connecticut, USA)
Westbrook Connecticut Shore
5

Beautiful, Peaceful, Private Outstanding Hosts

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We just spent a few days in this unique space to celebrate our one-year anniversary, and it was an experience we'll remember well for a long time.

The studio (really more of a small home) is a beautiful work of contemporary architecture, designed and built with loving attention to detail and smart, creative use of materials. For example, the floor boarding is sawn from the trees that were cleared from the land where the house now stands; the front wall of the great room is made of a corrugated semi-translucent composite that provides privacy while filling the space with daylight and shadows from the surrounding trees. Expansive views of salt marsh and verdant grounds from multiple angles. Spacious and comfortable for 2 and would easily sleep 4.

Bob and Ilsa were uncommonly hospitable and gracious hosts, and they paid thoughtful attention to small things to make us feel at home. We arrived late on Friday night, and the fridge was stocked with fresh cream and orange juice for the morning. Beyond that, while we had total privacy, we had the opportunity to meet them for a little while, which really added to our experience. They're very cool people with great stories to tell.

Would absolutely recommend this place to friends. Feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay someplace so special.
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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190906vb
(860) 399-4515 (Connecticut, USA)
Westbrook Connecticut Shore
Morgan Hill, CA
5

A Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My wife and 2 grown sons arrived and were welcomed by a nice bottle of wine from Ilsa & Bob. There was even OJ and coffee for our first morning, which was great! The studio was very clean and welcoming. Begin from the CT coast and Westbrook for many years our week was filled with a flow of friends and family. There was ample room for gatherings and the outside table and chairs worked out perfectly. We kayaked often from the dock to Westbrook town beach and even up the river north a bit. The sleeping loft offered nice privacy and the boy’s enjoyed having the larger space in the living area at night. The art both on the walls and around the studio created a great environment. We would highly recommend this property and are thankful for meeting such warm and gracious hosts as Ilsa & Bob.
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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190906vb
(860) 399-4515 (Connecticut, USA)
Westbrook Connecticut Shore
NYC, NY
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What an amazing experience! Ilsa and Bob are so warm and inviting and their property is just magnificent. We basked under the sun at the beach (very close by), ate at all of their favorite restaurant recommendations, and even got to spent a wonderful evening getting to know Ilsa and Bob. Because our stay was during the 4th of July, we were able to see fireworks too just across the river outside of the studio. It's a divine destination and truly a unique and fun studio. We also fell deeply in love with Westbrook. We'll be back for sure.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190906vb
(860) 399-4515 (Connecticut, USA)
Westbrook Connecticut Shore
5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
It's been six months since our stay at the Salt Marsh Studio, and we're still talking about it! We have used VRBO several times with great success, but our stay at the Salt Marsh Studio exceeded our expectations. The studio, the serene location, and our lovely hosts, Bob and Ilsa, were all perfect. Ilsa has thought of everything. The home is well stocked, comfortable and inviting. The only downside was the day we had to leave! Looking forward to another stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'Live in Art'...Salt Marsh with Dock on Patchogue River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190906vb
(860) 399-4515 (Connecticut, USA)
Westbrook Connecticut Shore
Baltimore, MD
5

Wonderful Hosts/Great Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
In all of our years renting through VRBO, we have not run across hosts as gracious as Bob and Ilsa. Their attention to detail--ground coffee , milk in the refrigerator, maps, and suggestions for places to eat or see--made our stay that much more enjoyable. The house is lovely and unique. If you are looking for quiet, you can just relax on the dock looking out at the river. If you want activity, the location is very central---convenient to beaches, museums, historical sites, shopping, hiking--much more than we could see in one week. Simply put--a great place!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casinos, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, farmers markets, pick your own flowers and berries, fruit orchards, Essex steam train, jazz festivals, art & craft fairs, state parks, summer parades & festivals, lobster shacks, two outlet malls

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Availability & Rates

Westbrook House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
$1,225
7 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $150 Nightly
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Amenities

Westbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) convertible in great room, Double Beds (1) full size bed in sleeping loft
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • hiking
Notes:
Private dock with direct river access to Long Island Sound, one kayak, two comfort bikes, organic vegetable garden, sculpture meadow
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