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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:
October 11, 2017


Leicester Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 4.814815 based on 54 reviews

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: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time in Sarah's "Heaven"....

The house had all the amenities you can expect from a vacation house.. everything you might need in the Kitchen was provided...

The Internet was good (there were 8 of us, so we had some understandable hiccups)...

There was a lake on the back of the property and some lush green grass with a rope to swing on... it was a delightful and pretty setting for a group to hang out in the evening and relax...

although we were out during day time on most days, we still enjoyed some wonderful mornings at this location.. i would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay for a big group away from the hustle and bustle of a city but still close enough to get to the city quickly

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a terrific time at Sarah's Haven

  • 4 of 5

Sarah's Haven is ideally suited for a family get-away. The property is beautiful and fun to explore with the kids. There was a rope swing in the back that the kids loved.

Inside the house there was plenty of living space between the dining area and the living room. The kids also had a blast playing with the various big-wheels, toys, and table tennis in the basement.

We enjoyed staying in the Leicester area. It was about an hours drive to Boston and two hours to Cape Cod. A great little hot dog place down the road and really good ice cream less than half-mile away. A feeling of seclusion with all of the trees and pond but not far from conveniences.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Clean and spacious. Owner met us there..very nice. Had everything we needed. Awesome time!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get together

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, private, quiet, quaint, very well provisioned, very clean. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed this property. We we're here for almost a week. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. We took lots of family pictures and our kids loved playing on the rope swing.

The home is an older style built in the 50s. It is very well cared for. We were amazed with all of the wood work done throughout the house. Eight of us slept comfortably. The owner was easy to work with. We had a great experience here!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.