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Handcrafted New England Cape, Private Grounds, Perfect Family Retreat, Worc10min

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Five Bedroom, Spacious, Beautiful Grounds, Bring the Family

Sarah’s Haven is a Nelson Phipps beautifully handcrafted Cape in the heart of Massachusetts built in 1953 from the lumber milled from the land. All the walls are original pine board walls, handcrafted cabinetry, red oak floors, with a huge central stone fireplace gracing the living room. It has nine rooms, five bedrooms, and can sleep 10-11.

Sarah’s Haven sits on over four acres of pristine privacy overlooking it’s own pond. Daffodils, irises, and lilies abound in the spring, while azaleas, butterfly bushes, orange blossoms, and trumpet vines follow all summer.

Bask in the summer warmth or swing on the rope swing, hike trails, or just enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty surrounding this home. Huge picture windows look out over the pond and the acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. It's the perfect hide-a-way for the whole family.

All this is within ten minutes of downtown Worcester attractions: theaters, colleges, medical facilities, DCU events, and museums.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Southwick
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018


Leicester Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink, upstairs full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, downstairs half bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink; second floor half bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , View overlooking the pond
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private, Hide-a-way room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds, great kids room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , The Adventure Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Tiny nook of a room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Study on first floor with a full futon sofa bed
  • Most bedrooms are on the second floor. There is one study on the first floor with a futon sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


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Handcrafted New England Cape, Private Grounds, Perfect Family Retreat, Worc10min
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 59 reviews

Great getaway location - beautiful home and property! Clean and well kept!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend away - relaxing!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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beautiful unique authentic rental.

  • 5 of 5

wonderful handcrafted unique property over a pond. amazing detail. perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful stay near worcester.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and peaceful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Sarah's Haven. It was a very comfortable and peaceful place to come back to at the end of the day. Wish the weather had cooperated so we could have enjoyed the beautiful property as well. It was a perfect place for a large group - plenty of comfortable beds and lots of space for socializing in the evening. The craftmanship of this house is truly special; obviously a labour of love!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential New England

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a cabin in the woods to experience autumn while visiting relatives nearby and this fit the bill perfectly. The house is very quaint and made the perfect New England stay. The house was very well equipped and the children loved all the toys and old games there. They were disappointed the air hockey was missing the puck. There were tons of bedrooms but only one full bath so I can only recommend it for a small group. We would probably return every year if there were more outdoor amenities. We loved walking around the property and the rope swing but a playground, hot tub, or small fire pit would have put it way over the top.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Delightful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sarah's Haven was the site of our Girl's Week vacation. It was a delightful retreat for an autumn getaway. Less than 15 minutes from the City of Worcester, there are plenty of options for takeout or eat-in restaurants. We were close enough for day travel to Boston and the Berkshires. We found the home to be cozy, clean and well equipped for our needs. Although we did have an early concern regarding the one full bath, the half-baths and bedrooms were more than acceptable for five women getting ready for days of sight-seeing. The large comfortable living room was perfect for evening discussions and the generous dining room table offered us ample room for our crafting needs. The workmanship of the home is magnificent and a testimony to the love of the surrounding land and the people who lived here. This property is ideal for a family, a couple or a small group of friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Homey Haven Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

Sarah's Haven truly was a haven for our family; a home away from home. It was perfect for us as we celebrated our daughter's wedding at Zuka's Hilltop Barn in nearby Spencer. The love of the beauty of wood, made evident by the craftsman-style detail of the home, was an extra delight. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen and the thoughtful anticipation of our needs as travelers. We enjoyed hearing some of the history of the home and the Phipps family story. We would highly recommend Sarah's Haven to other travelers, and hope to return again in the future ourselves!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Worcester 3 miles; Boston Logan International
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Maple Hill Disc Golf; Marshall Street Disc Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack, Worcester
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many wonderful Restaurants
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $95

Rates above are for up to 6 guests. For more than 6 guests add $25.00/guest/night.
Cleaning Fee: $95.00 for up to 6 guests for weekend and weekly stays, $125.00 for more than 6 guests and one month or longer stays.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week @ $1,500.00/week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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