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Surrounded by Nature

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2-1/2 baths, sleeps 8

You must be 25 to rent this property! No House Parties Allowed! This property is located down a dirt road off of the beaten path. Enjoy an extraordinary country wooded vacation, holiday, getaway or reunion retreat for the two of you, the whole family, or up to 8 friends and family. A beautiful updated cape cod home situated on 40 wooded acres of absolute privacy in the middle of 1100 acres of public forest preserve and significant wild life habitat. There are miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, a large spring fed pond, a pasture and large yards for sports and events, surrounding hills and rock ridges and endless wildlife visible throughout the day. You will marvel at the natural beauty, privacy, comfort and accessibility of this remarkable estate! Three bedrooms and large guest suite with 3 full bathrooms and one half bath can accommodate 6-8 guests. Fully furnished, modern kitchen, laundry, living room, dining room, bedrooms, spacious decks with gas grill, central air and heat (plus 2 wood stoves and fireplace for winter coziness!) easy access to Durham Ct. stores and restaurants, I91 from Route 68 and I95 from Route 77. Located in North Guilford near the Madison and Durham town lines. Go grocery shopping on the way because the closest large supermarket is 10 miles away although there are small grocery stores in Durham which are close by. Rental includes all linens and paper goods.

Lanna Berkun
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

This property is situated on over 40 wooded acres of absolute privacy in the middle of 1100 acres of public forest preserves and designated significant wild life habitat community. It is serenely private, yet still close to civilization. The road is an old stage coach line and was known as the highway to Madison. There was an Inn and tavern on the road and multiple farms evidenced by the rock walls that once surrounded fields throughout the surrounding forest.


Guilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1bed with trundle 1 futon on floor frame
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Surrounded by Nature
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A retreat for a natural history writer and family

  • 5 of 5

Ah, what a lovely place: a quiet, peaceful, isolated retreat. The home is spacious and comfortable with everything we needed. Lanna prepared us for the remote location so we came with food and essentials, and then didn't want to leave. We did manage to pull ourselves away for the family wedding that brought us to the East Coast. Afterward s we returned to enjoy the nature: a scarlet tanager from the kitchen window, a pair of Eastern kingbirds feeding their young just outside the dining room, chipmunks in the woods, frogs and fishes in the pond, and wildflowers all around. Absolutely wonderful and a great introduction to those habitats for our little ones.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful - as is the house. There are two master suites and two smaller bedrooms with single beds. Every room has a view of the woods. You can sit in the kitchen and watch the wildlife. The hostess is accomodating and easy to contact. Loved the stay. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet property

  • 4 of 5

No grocery shopping nearby but otherwise a great place to relax and enjoy spring beauty in Connecticut. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Me and 4 friends came up for a long weekend for a fishing tournament in the area. Lanna the owner met me at the property and walked me around the property which is absolutely beautiful and is even more amazing in favorite part probably being the refurbished antique wood stoves which are super cool.

The property is very tranquil and absolutely ideal for another looking to "get away" from the hustle and bustle.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Luxury Estate

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded home surrounded by woods. But still close to major byways. House has everything you need. Very fast WiFi! Hiking trials on the property. The bedrooms and kitchen have skylights. Owner is very helpful with directions and was always available. Property is price comparable to high end hotels in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Time Out Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Time Out Tavern
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Quannipoug
Car: necessary

This property is surrounded by over 1100 acres of undeveloped land and public preserves with hiking trails. It is a designated significant wildlife community habitat. It is private and quiet yet close to civilization if you want to leave the property. The quaint New England towns are a must see, especially downtown Guilford and the Henry Whitfield Museum. Also the cruise out of Stoney Creek of the Thimble Islands.


Rates & Availability

Guilford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
spring 2018
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Smoking outside
No Pets allowed.
No House Partie Allowed!
Rental of this property requires a rental agreement. Guests must be over 25 to rent this property. Refundable Security Deposit Required
1 - 2 Monthly rate - $4500.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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