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Rebecca Southwick

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

34 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Central Massachusetts Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rebecca Southwick (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Handcrafted New England Cape, Private Grounds, Perfect Family Retreat, Worc10min
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
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4

A step back in time

  • 4 of 5

The house is a lovely family treasure. We enjoyed Sarah's story and our stay. The grounds are beautiful and the house is homey, well equipped and clean. The board games and the vintage elements of the home were fun. We gave it 4 stars due to a slight musty oder, the fire alarm activating during shower and no door on the 1/2 bath off of the master suite. Otherwise, perfect. Thank you! We hope to enjoy it again another time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were visiting from Oregon to attend a wedding. This was the perfect place for all of us (7 adults & 2 kids) to stay for a week.We often BBQ'd out back, fished in the pond and the kids climbed the rope and swang on the tree swing. It's a short trip to Worcester/Leicester. Boston & Six Flags are very close as well to make day trips.

In regards to the amenities listed on this site, I think it's important to mention that Bedroom #5 is a tiny, tiny room that is inside of Bedroom #4. I only bring this up because initially, this was going to be my brother-in-law's room (who is a not so tiny guy). This bedroom would be more suited for a family with a child (think hotel room with a connecting door). This isn't a negative comment by any means (The house is lovely!), just something to be aware of when considering who will be sleeping in which room. :)

There is a basement with a mini-pool table & mini-air hockey (great for kids!). A frisbee disc golf course adjoins the property. There is also a driving range close by (2-3 minutes) and the Leicester Country Club is less than 10 minutes from the house. Also, it's not listed in the amenities, but the house does have wi-fi.

The manager is wonderful to work with and is very helpful and accommodating. When we come back to visit family, this will definitely be the place we come to! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful!!!

  • 4 of 5

The stay was fantastic at Sarah's Haven. We enjoyed all of our families company for 4 days and didn't get sick of each other!! The view was absolutely beautiful and the rope swing was so much fun!!! The only complaint I would have is that we spent mostly all day and nights outside and it would have been nice to be able to have a fire ring to sit by. Other than that our stay was fantastic and we will be booking again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great getaway for a group

  • 5 of 5

Sarah's haven provided a great getaway for our group of 7. The property was spacious, comfortable, and within proximity to Worcester. If you are into disc golf, there's a couple courses within walking distance on a nice day.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful family friendly rural oasis

  • 5 of 5

The property and region is classic secluded New England. Sarah's haven is a hand built gem. It has the feel of a log cabin with modern day amenities. Dishwasher, washing machine and heated floors. The house was clean and right next door to one of the best discgolf courses in the world! Rebecca was a pleasure to deal with and is available to answer all questions. I will recommend anyone & everyone to stay here. My friends and I are already discussing a trip back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Family Holiday Stay was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home to relax in. The kids has lots to do and lots of fun. I have a family of teenagers that can be difficult to please. We really enjoyed our warm stay and look forward to being back in the Spring.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Worcester Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$285
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

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.
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Amenities

Central Massachusetts Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
  • ice skating

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