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Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Stonington House Rental Photos and Description

500 sq.ft. Master Suite w/Balcony - Lake 50 yds away - Maximum 2 People

Nestled in an historic community of lake properties, this 1400 sqft, two-story contemporary home is artfully appointed by the designer-owner with many unique features and amenities. A spacious, relaxing, get-away for 2 people (sorry, no children or pets) just minutes to the busy tourist spots. Our full-featured, newly built house has LR-DR-Kitchen-Bath & 14'X24' deck on 1st floor facing the lake. Sensational 500 sqft Master Suite w/16-ft ceiling, home office & private balcony on 2nd floor. Lake swimming access and boat launch is 150 ft. away. Experience the programmable massage lounger; get creative drawing on the architect's drafting table; cook in the well-appointed gourmet kitchen w/all cookware and utensils. Or, just enjoy the 'living-in-a-tree-house feeling' on the deck or gazing through the wall of windows on both floors. You won't want to leave, but there is lots to enjoy within a short drive: Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos, CT and RI beaches, quaint New England towns, seasonal festivals, great restaurants, museums & attractions. Welcome to the 'TreeHouse'!

IMPORTANT NOTES: No more than 2 people, please. No children, pets, or smoking. Sorry, no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy: Less than 60 prior to check-in, ONLY the $200. Refundable Deposit and the $75. celaning fee are refunded. Please puchase trip insurance through Homeaway or another insurance carrier if you think you may have to cancel your reservation for ANY reason.

The houses in this community are not on city water/sewer connections. We have well water and a septic system. For that reason, we can not accomodate any size parties, reunions, etc.

Local Area Sites and Attractions: North Stonington is a rural community with rolling hills, farms, and an 'Old New England' feeling. Within minutes you can be enjoying Buttonwood Farms Ice Creamery - a very popular spot during the spring, summer and fall months with incredible freshly made ice cream. An adjacent farm usually has an awe-inspiring Sunflower crop that draws hundreds of photographers every year, and a Corn Maze that opens late summer/early too. If you have any questions about things to do or see in the area, please don't hesitiate to call us and we will do what we can to answer your questions and requests.

Fresh Seafood Markets and Restaurants: If you would like to indulge in some fresh seafood in the area, be sure to visit the restaurants and markets in Pawcatuck, Mystic, Stonington CT and Westerly, RI. If you need directions or recommendations, please contact us for more information.

Important Please Note:: Swimming is allowed in Billings Lake. Lake access is about 50 yards away. There is no lifeguard. As part of Pachaug State Forest, some type of floatation is required which may be a simple inflatable or foam float, tube, canoe, kayak, life preserver, or other suitable device.

Due to Fire Hazard, we must also be firm about our policy of NO smoking, barbeques grills, or fires of any kind on the property.

The minimum stay is a 2-night weekend: Fri./Sat. or Sat./Sun., and 3-nights mid-week: (Sun-Thurs). We must adhere to check-in and Check-Out times to allow for cleaning, restocking and property check between guests (for return of Sec. Dep). Check-In is 3pm. Check -Out is 11am

ONLY when possible Late Check-Out (up to 6pm) can be arranged at additional $65.

After 6pm, the Full Extra Day Rate Applies

June-July-August - Summer Peak - Rentals less than one full week at owner's discretion.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martha (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

Why Martha chose North Stonington

When I was growing up, our family went camping and canoeing a lot. We would take 7-10 day trips, paddling and portaging (carrying your canoes, food and gear along connecting trails) from one lake to the next in the Boundary Waters/Quetico Superior lakes of Canada. The Pachaug State Forest and surrounding area reminds me of those great experiences. An incredible place to explore and discover beautiful sights and natural wonders! And, when you want to taste fine wine from a local vineyard, stroll through a popular historic New England town, or roll the dice at the area casinos, it's all just a few minutes away! For us, a perfect combination. We hope you will find it that way, too.

What makes this house unique

The TreeHouse is a truly unique 2-story house that has what many people call the 'wow factor'. The first floor is roomy and comfortable, with lots of light streaming in throughout the day - facing East toward the lake, as well as South and West. The large cantilevered deck gets plenty of sun, but also offers areas of shade, if you want lower UV rays.The second floor has a magnificent, very high cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, a private deck, home office area and extra large IKEA mirrored wardrobe. How many rental homes have a 24 foot by 24 foot bedroom suite with luxurious KING size bed with memory foam mattress and hypoalergenic pillows? How about a programmable massage chair with multiple pressure point settings, including optional heat? An in-house, new, energy efficient front loading washer and dryer? A hotel-style hair dryer mounted on the bathroom wall? The furniture, kitchen appliances, bathroom, washer and dryer, bed, and linens are all new, not a mixed assortment of old stuff. We have tried to think of amenities that will make your stay above and beyond your expectations...including (2) terry cloth robes! The location is really great, too. The lake entrance is a short walk from the house and if you like hiking...Pachaug State Trails (maps available) start at the north end of the lake and go for miles.

Feel free to email me with any other questions or requests for information!

All the best,


Guestbook comments from the owner

We both want to thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to enjoy our little vacation. There is nothing more that we could have asked for.

We look forward to staying at The Tree House again!!
Jul 2013
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Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely amazing relaxation heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the TreeHouse! The spacious deck, and private bedroom balcony are among foliage and there is literally a tree growing through the deck. The house is very clean and has everything you could possibly need! Martha is a great and very hospitable host, it really does feel like you're home while you are there. The kitchen is perfect for avid and amateur cooks, fully stocked with tools and utensils. My favorite spots are the balcony, the reading corner upstairs with the cool circle decoration hanging right above it, and of course the bedroom! So cozy, every part of the house is cozy! There are neighboring houses, but you hardly notice them and the lake is just a short walk away. Hiking in this forest is a true adventure, we found a 1930's Prohibition whiskey bottle in the forest! We will definitely return for another relaxing getaway at the Tree House!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Better Late Than Never

  • 5 of 5

I intended to write a review of the Tree House several months ago, but life got in the way. The Tree House was one of the best equipped and most thoughtfully stocked houses I have ever rented. And I rent at least once a year.

Having once lived in the general area where this house is located, I'm aware of the heavy traffic and congestion that can occur during the summer there.

The house is situated fairly close to the casinos, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, and the numerous other points of interest. But it's also located outside of the heavily traveled areas which made getting around much easier than staying in town.

The house itself is quite charming, clean, and has a nice view of Lake Billings, which proved to be an excellent fishing spot. The neighborhood is very quiet and secure, and provided a safe haven for my grandchildren who came to visit for a day. I'm still a bit unsure as to whether they came to see me, or were more interested in fishing and swimming in the lake. But I'll take what I can get.

One last point, the owners were a joy to work with - very responsive and eager to please. I highly recommend the TreeHouse for those who want to see and experience what the area has to offer, while avoiding the disadvantages that can be encountered in areas with a high tourist draw.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Designer's TreeHouse/Lake Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

It was a very nice space for an enjoyable time. Perfect for the two of us.

Beautiful Lake and Martha and Drew were very good hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Ocean City, Maryland

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful getaway was just what we needed for our Honeymoon. My wife and i love to travel around and this place was a great central location to explore the local seaports and little towns and shops nearby. The 'treehouse' is wonderful and so welcoming on the inside were you can relax and enjoy the view out from the decks. The owners are great to work with and are very helpful in making sure you are having a happy stay. i would definitely recommend this house to any couple that is looking for a scenic, adventurous, quite getaway. Loved our time here we will definitely try to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take my wife to one last trip before our baby's arrival. We love to be down the shore line but I wanted something different this trip. When I read about the Tree House I thought this would be the perfect fit. I was planning this all on my own and was the first time I rented a place where you can bring your own food so I had many questions. All of my questions were answered with a quick and detailed response. The owner of the Tree House was always pleasant and very helpful were I began to feel like she was a long time family friend. She had provided a list of things to do and after reading the great reviews I decided to make my long weekend's itinerary off of her suggestions. Let me tell you the owner was on point! Everything was great. The best part was that some of the suggestions made were places that my wife and I never visited before. The Tree House was a little further than I expected to get to some of the great attractions of Connecticut, however the drive was very nice and worth it. The place itself was very nice and clean. Waking up in the morning and sitting out of the deck was amazing. We have already started to talk about when our next trip to the Tree House will be.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Tree House is wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Just what we needed.

We left the city in hopes of having a relaxing weekend, seeing some starts, and enjoying some quiet time.

First off let me say the property owners are wonderful to work with, they have a great "welcome" package with directions to local places, great suggestions, and even some snacks.

The TreehouseCT provided everything: a full-fledged living space with all the amenities: television, computer, full kitchen (my wife and I like to cook for each other), ample seating spaces, a huge bedroom, games, DVDs...and did I mention there's a spacious deck! We sat outside and looked out over the lake (which we easily walked to and spent some time hiking around).

A quick trip into the smaller town provided nice country site seeing, a roadside creamery, and a great diner. A longer trip (15 minutes or so) got us into town for groceries and such).

Privacy, relaxation, and comfort is what we sought. And we got it all and more.

I would recommend this location to anyone looking to relax in a beautiful environment.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Providence, TF Green Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Mystic, CT
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
CT and RI Beaches
Car: necessary

Gorgeous, relaxing lake with boat ramp. Billings Lake is part of Pachaug State Forest. Swimming is allowed with use of floatation (paddle board, inflatable tube, raft, etc.). Area offers lots of recreational activities and beautiful scenery. Very nice, easy hiking trails through State Park land within a few hundred yards of the house. Located about 10 minutes drive to Foxwoods Casino. Mystic Village attractions , CT and Rhode island beaches approx. 10-15 miles. Summer and Fall festivals abound in neighboring communities. Please note: Because of FIRE hazard, we do NOT allow barbeque grills, or fires of any kind on the property.


Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

North Stonington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 14 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning $75.00
Notes NOTE
* Max. number guests - 2. Sorry, no children, pets, or smoking
* Cancellation Policy: Less than 60 days: $200. security dep. $75. cleaning fee will be refunded.
* The house is on well water and a septic system, so we cannot accomodate any size parties, reunions, etc.
* Due to fire hazard - NO grills or fires of any kind.
* Cleaning fee applies to all rentals.
* Holiday rates may be higher.
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North Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer in Bathroom
  • Bathroom is 8X10 Large Walk-In Shower w/built-in seats - EnergyStar Washer & Dryer - Bath Towels and Face Cloths - Shampoo and Conditioner - Towels for the Lake - Toilet Tissue
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 500 sq. ft. Master Suite has a new King memory foam mattress and hypo-allergenic pillows. Luxury bed linens and (2) terry cloth bath robes (one size M-L). Plenty of comforters, blankets and cotton quilts to choose from!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please Note: * 2 people over 25 is the Maximum number allowed. Due to previous experience: No children pets, or smoking. Due to fire hazard we do not allow use of any type of grill on the property. No events, parties, reunions. Very sorry, NO exceptions. Non-compliance may result in forfeit of Security Deposit and additional charges. * Main entry access is by stairway with 8 steps. * Access to second floor is by spiral staircase. * The house is on well water and septic system, so we can not accomodate any size party, reunion, event, etc. * We must adhere to Check-In and Check-Out Times. Check-In is 3pm Check-Out is 11am. * ONLY when possible Late Check-Out (up to 6pm) may be available for $65. additional charge (in advance). * After 6pm, the Full Extra Day rate applies ($150. Sun-Thurs.) Extra day rate before/after weekend: $125. * Cleaning Fee applies to all rentals, including Weekends. * Note: Rentals less or more than 1 week at owner's discretion. * Holidays may have higher rates

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