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Last **Charming** Genuine New England Large Ppty-Weddings-Reunions w/large garde

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

**Charming** Genuine New England Large Ppty-Weddings-Reunions w/large garden

This is a five bedroom with a working fireplace, The home sleeps 14 people. Since 2007, this historic and one-of-a-kind property, has been offered successfully for family reunions, retreats, weddings, film shootings, workshops and other events of all kinds, building life-long memories.

Conveniently located in Old Saybrook near the banks of the Oyster River, and on the Boston Post Road (US 1), it was built in 1795 by Nathaniel Clark, a 4th generation descendant of Captain Nathaniel Clark, a famous local seaman. It was at a time when General William Hart built one of the earliest houses in Saybrook, the first settlement on the southern shore of Connecticut.

One of the important assets of this 'Old New England' Property is it's very large and beautiful garden, surrounding entirely the three buildings that include the very large main house, a Jelly shed attached barn and Corn Crib,providing multiple places to sit together, picnic, read or enjoy a nice sunbath. It is of course an ideal place for retreats and large parties such as weddings and other ceremonies, for which first class catering can be organized with our local chef and partner, at a very affordable cost.

The greenhouse is yet another exceptional feature. It is a one-of-a-kind and particularly pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view of the garden, surrounded by secular oak and other high trees, providing a nice shade during the summer time.

It was featured by the HGTV Design channel and thereafter the Property was selected for the shooting of the film The Word, 2013 WINNER of BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE (Manhattan Film Festival) and 2013 WINNER – SILVER ACE AWARD (Las Vegas Film Festival), scheduled to come soon to the theatres. See here the picture of one of the scenes of the film that was shot in the greenhouse.

Entering through the front wrap around porch, gives you already a glimpse of the multiple nice places where you can sit together, relax and enjoy the surroundings and the exceptional settings of this property.

You then access an entrance hall with a staircase to the second floor, one door to the very large and nicely decorated master bedroom with a King Size bed, one door to the second bedroom of the first floor with a full size bed, and the third door leading to the large living room from which you can access conveniently the first bathroom (with toilet) and the cozy and typical dining room, next to the kitchen, where up to 22 guests can fit with 3 tables, and 14 guest can sit comfortably.

In winter and during mid-seasons, the very attractive fire place feature - works with real wood ! - makes the place a very pleasant retreat for long week-ends or indoors gatherings.

Accessing the second floor by 2 different staircases, our guests will find there a second bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet, a very large studio-bedroom with 3 twin beds, a second bedroom with a full and a twin beds and a third bedroom with 2 full beds.

The owners have given a particular attention to the quality of the linen and to the bedding to provide you with a very comfortable night sleep. The cleaning is done by a team of professionals.

The Fall season is spectacular in new England. Visiting the small typical towns of Old Lyme, Mystic, Essex, Chester, and their surrounding forests, or driving along the Connecticut River will create memories forever.

Old Saybrook, for that reason, is the hometown of many celebrities, and more particularly of famous actress Katherine Hepburn, whose mansion is nowadays a place to visit.

Because it is located on the Long Island Sound, in Summer, Old Saybrook is well-known for its different sandy beaches.Harvey's Beach and Town Beach are available for public use, both providing clean facilities with very small crowds.

Need a break from the beach ? Stop to dine at some fine restaurants nearby. Travel just a little further and visit Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, take a ride with your kids across the countryside, see Beautiful New England the old-fashioned way on the Essex Historic steam train, enjoy a cruise on the Connecticut River or enjoy an evening at the Mohegan Casino. Peddle along the ocean side at sunset, head to the shops along Main Street or take a ten-minute drive to the shopping large outlets in Westbrook and Clinton.

Surrounded by the Long Island Sound and the Conneticut River, Old Saybrook is full of adventure for families looking for a getaway.

Old Saybrook is conveniently located at equal distance of New York and Boston by car, via I-95.

The property itself is a short ride from exit 57 (or 56 coming up eastwards).

The closest airport is New Haven, a 20 minutes ride by car. Direct flights are also available from Hartford Bradley Int'l, 45 minutes away, and from the various airports servicing New-York. Providence and Boston Int'l Airports are closer than the New York Airports. These can be reached by train and then shuttles. Old Saybrook is also directly connected by train to Newark Int'l Airport.

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My Guests describe the Property best ! :

'This house was the perfect place for me and my siblings and parents, as well as spouses and grand kids, to stay together while in town celebrating our favorite uncle's 80th birthday! It ended up being a wonderful family reunion of our own, too! The accommodations were both comfortable and plentiful! Everything we needed was provided, and it was easy to settle in immediately. There is a wonderful sense of peace, love, and happiness about the place that is almost tangible. The landlord also recommended a wonderful caterer who went above and beyond to prepare three absolutely delicious meals for us - which abundantly provided leftovers which we enjoyed throughout our stay. My family kept thanking me for all the work I did to pull it all together... but in truth, the homeowner and caterer were the ones who took care of all the details! Sitting around the table playing games, laughing and talking in front of the fireplace, sitting in the gorgeous sun porch, enjoying the yard, swinging under the tremendous oak tree, taking walks to nearby beaches... our family connected in special ways that never could have occurred had we stayed in a hotel. I highly recommend this house, the landlord (she rents several other homes as well), and the caterer. Not only was the price reasonable for my family to afford, the excellent customer service we received made it obvious that they both share a passion for serving their guests.'

-- May 24, 2013


This is a charming, romantic and large historical property in the New England style, located on the Boston Post Road, in the beautiful and charming Old Saybrook town, patronized by Katherine Hepburn. A great place for large gatherings, weddings and family reunions. It's a 2 mins drive to beaches. The house features 3500 square ft and a barn and a very large garden, with secular oaks, and a beautiful wrap around porch. This house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room that seats 8 guests minimum.

GREAT PLACE TO HOLD A SPECIAL EVENT, ANNIVERSARY, MEETINGS, REUNION, GETAWAYS -- this private and spacious home is an ideal alternative to crowded hotels. Enjoy the comforts of having the whole place to yourself!

Conveniently located at equal distance of New York City and Boston. Its an 1-½ hr distance away from both cities.

Offering three homes on the Connecticut shoreline as vacation rental properties in Old Saybrook and Guilford for over 8 years, we take great pride in caring for our guests as well as in accommodating and tending to their needs and comfort. Our homes are designed with local art and treasures and reflect our love and passion for decoration, beauty and the creation of aesthetic surroundings which welcome and embrace you. Our goal is to provide a setting where you, your family and your friends can enjoy, relax and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our reviews testify to this and consistently reveal the happiness and joy our guests have experienced while staying at our properties.

This home was chosen to film a featured film....The Word, due out this year…


More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, danish, turkish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Why J ST PIERRE LLC Y.Fournier BH chose Saybrook Manor

I saw so much potential in this beautiful home that had been passed down from so many generations. It was a labor of love to turn this into a getaway full of colorful and soulful art collections, interesting finds, and modern comforts. I strived to preserve the character of the floors, the stairs, the rooms and the many nooks and crannies that make this house so unique. The house is bright and colorful yet still maintains its rustic charm.

What makes this house unique

The house was chosen for the shooting of a feature film 'THE WORD'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for 4 families...We loved our stay!! Many Thanksgiving jokes were told around the fire.....Thank you..
Nov 2016
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Essex Clipper Dinner Train
Johnny Ad's Drive-In
Griswold Inn ~ Dining
Alforno Ristorante & Brick
"Great food, great service."
Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food
"Been going there for over 30 years, hands down the best Mexican food on the Shoreline.."
Tanger Outlets
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Connecticut River Museum
Luigi's Restaurant
Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Pasta Vita
"The best prepared take out place on the Shoreline."
Dairy Queen
Olive Oyl's
Essex Steam Train
Gillette Castle State Park
Hammonasset State Park
Old Lyme
Ivoryton Playhouse
Florence Griswold Museum
Mystic Seaport
Old Mystic
Paperback Cafe
Cafe Routier
Ashley's Ice Cream Cafe
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Pizza Palace & Restaurant
"The BEST fried clams on the Shoreline..."
Cross Sound Ferry
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
Mohegan Sun
Yale Center for British Art
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
Atlantic Seafood Market
"Best seafood on the Shoreline"
Liv's Oyster Bar
Saybrook Point Inn
Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Mercy Center at Madison
Saybrook Recycled Furniture
Finders Keepers
Madison Beach Hotel
Old Lyme Inn
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
General William Hart House
Fenwick Golf Course
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tweed New Haven
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Penny Lane Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak - Metro
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Palace
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Town Beach
Car: recommended

Things to do: obviously beach combing is a must, but bike and kayak rentals are nearby to tour the sound. If you’re into shopping, we have it all! Enjoy Main Street Old Saybrook, or tour the outlets in Westbrook and Clinton a few minutes away, or travel 10 minutes into the sailing village of Essex. Challenging public golf courses are nearby, most within a 30 minute drive. Old Saybrook offers Fenwick Golf Course located on the point off of Long-Island Sound where the late Katharine Hepburn resided. Other things close by include the Essex Steam Train and River Boat cruise where you can tour the Connecticut River. If you prefer romance, there is the Essex Dinner Train that will take you a step back in time with forties style fine dining and music.


Saybrook Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • The house has five bedrooms, but we are able to bring in more beds to sleep over 14
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please ask me if you need anything...Gas in not supplied for the grill, it can be purchased at Wallmart on Rt one...Firewood can be purchased at Maynards Fram Market.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 72 reviews

Great House For Celebrating My Special Birthday With Family

  • 5 of 5

Grammy with her 6 grandkids and their parents spent 9 days in this comfortable and spacious house. The kids loved playing games and using the swing and hammock in the large shady yard. Breakfast at the dining room table followed by coloring or arts and crafts was a hit. Other meals were eaten outside, most often cookied on the gas grill. Cousins loved being together in the comfortable bedrooms. All enjoyed the large living room for games and quiet time. Everything provided as listed. Beaches and other activitiies nearby. The owner, Yvette, was always responsive from my first inquiry to a quick question during our vacation. Hope to return in a few years for another super family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need in one place~

  • 5 of 5

This property comfortably sleeps many people, and has plenty of places to visit or retreat. The kitchen is fully equipped so it is easy to entertain, and the yard is almost completely shaded. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old rambling home full of character

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rambling house that works well for large groups. We were in the area for a wedding and our extended family all stayed here. Lots of bedrooms and a large living room with comfy chairs. There was a lovely porch which were not able to enjoy since we spent much of our time away from the house. There was well stocked kitchen and we made use of it for breakfast. The outside area was also quite pretty

I would not hesitate to recommend this home

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

A group of eight women stayed here on a girls weekend. The house was comfortable, well appointed and was centrally located to everything we were interested in doing, including antiquing, outlet shopping and great restaurants. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend here. Comfortably fit our group. The area was great and the owner was great to work with. I would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. 10 people were able to sleep very comfortably with extra space. The owner was very helpful in planning our trip. The pictures do not do it justice- the home is beautiful with its historic elements

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning cost $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

Owner will ask for your credit card to be left on file for a security deposit
Rates are subject to change.
Holiday rates vary. starting at 1000 a night---Pet fee is $100
Weddings start at $ 1000 for the rental of property.
Owner will ask for your credit card for a security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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