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Beautiful Shoreline Estate: 10% off weekend of june 16, July 1-8, Aug 13-20

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bdr, 4.5 Bath, (Sleeps 10), w/ detached studio

Vacation in your own private retreat. This beautiful 1806 farm house sits on 14 acres in rural Killingworth, 5 miles from Madison town center and Hammonsett beach. The house is full of old charm and great updates like huge windows, sky lights, and a gourmet kitchen. 4000 square feet allow room to sprawl and relax in a secluded rural setting, yet easily access all the shoreline activities. The rooms are sunny, spacious, and well furnished. The abundant outdoor space is beautifully landscaped and private. Most of the rooms open onto quaint patios, mature gardens and old growth trees. Indoors and out, this house is a treat. Because of the size, location, and beautiful grounds the house is ideal for family gatherings, retreats, holidays, and small events. (catering, flowers,and event planning can be arranged)

The main house includes a mud room, eat-in kitchen, great room, TV room, office/guest room, three bedrooms (each w/ full baths), a library, and a downstairs half bath. There is also a separate studio with a king bed and full bath. Many rooms open onto stone patios and gardens. There are great views from every room.

The eat-in, gourmet kitchen has a six burner stove along with a wood burning cooktop/oven and two regular ovens. the kitchen opens onto one of the large stone patios with seating for 12 and a grill. The great room has a large stone hearth, a wall of windows overlooking the spectacular yard and patio, as well as three couches, and a long dining table so that everyone can spread out and relax together. The table can expand to seat 20 for large holiday meals and events.

The TV room has a large flat screen, a video library, games, and children's toys. One couch in this room converts to single bed. The office has books and a cozy couch. This room can fit an air mattress and has a 1/2 bath adjacent. The Librart has a king size bed for extra sleeping space. The mud room allows for plenty of space to get messy and do laundry.

There is one downstairs bedroom with a king size bed and a full bath.

Upstairs the house has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a single bed and a full bath. The second upstairs bedroom has a twin bed, a full bed, and a separate sleeping alcove with a small bed, and a full bath. ( this room can sleep 2 adults or 4 children)

The grounds include a big vegetable garden, several flower gardens, a fish pond, an orchard, a fire pit, two ponds and acres of woods.

Killingworth is a small rural town 5 miles from Hammonasset beach and Chatfield Hollow lake, horse back riding, hiking, and the charming New England towns of Madison and Clinton. There are outlet malls, grocery stores, movie theaters, great restaurants, a vinyard, and I -95 all five miles away as well. Travelers can drive to the CT river valley with charming historic towns of Chester and Essex 10 miles away. Further along 95 ( w/ in 20 miles) the Mystic seaport and New Haven offer more tourist attractions and museums.

The house is located 1.45 minutes from NYC, two and a half hours to Boston, 45 minutes from Hartford, 25 minutes from New Haven. This area is one of the best kept secrets on the east coast- accessible, affordable, and beautiful.

The property has a hen house with chickens and ducks as well as cats living in the barn, and goats. Renters are not responsible for upkeep of the animals or gardens, but should know that they are there. ( and can enjoy eggs and veggies when in season, and play with the goats anytime )

There is a studio with a massage table and yoga equipment on the property. Private massage, yoga, and catering can be arranged for an additional fee.

*** This house also rents for 1500-3000 a day for events like weddings and parties ( 75 people and under)

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About Sarah

Jim and I have owned this house for over ten years. We live here most of the time with our two girls and many animals. We rent it out when we travel. We leave the house clean and uncluttered because we use Homeaway when we travel and know what it is like to live in someone else's space. Jim is a cabinet maker and has a shop in a barn on the property. I am a therapist, and Bodyworker and have a studio here. Our side passion is growing food, gardening, and cooking. You will find the property well set up with fresh eggs, seasonal fruits and veggies, and a well equipped kitchen.

Why Sarah chose Killingworth

We fell in love with the ancient silver maple that is in the middle of the yard, the number of acres for farming and hiking in the woods, the privacy of the yard, courtyards, and gardens, and the charm of the old home.

What makes this house unique

You can hike, swim in a lake five minutes away, swim in Long Island Sound ten minutes away, horse back ride at local barns with trails, visit the near-by winery, eat vegetables out of our garden and eggs from the chickens. The House enjoys a beautiful rural setting, but it is five minutes from outlets, I-95, and 25 minutes from New Haven, 90 miles from NYC, two hours from Boston, and 30 minutes from Mystic.


Killingworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs, with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs, w/ full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , upstairs, full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Downstairs Bedroom w/ 1/2 bath down the hall
    Studio - 1 king , King Bed, full bath, ground floor, separate entrance
  • King size beds (3): Two king beds on ground floor one king bed in studio, two with full bath and separate entrances, One king bed downstairs w/ 1/2 bath. Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in upstairs bedroom w/ full bath, this room also has a single bed, Doubel beds and twin beds: one double and two twins in the second upstairs bedroom with full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Catering Available, Cooking Utensils, Ice Maker, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, CD Player, VCR, jetted tub 14 acres, pond, farm-like setting


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Beautiful Shoreline Estate: 10% off weekend of june 16, July 1-8, Aug 13-20
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Heavenly stay!

  • 5 of 5

Pure magic in New England... and a place to make beautiful memories. We had a marvelous stay in this property in August 2015. Not only is the house utterly charming and furnished with delightful taste; it is also remarkably spacious and superbly equipped (the kitchen is the dream of any cook or baker... There is everything, and even a powerful blender to make all your summer smoothies). We spend 10 heavenly days there - we were five: a family of three and our parents visiting from France, and we had more space than enough. Our parents from France were totally amazed by the magic and the calm of the place. We would pick vegetables from the patch and eggs from the chicken coop, cook healthy meals (vegetable frittatas and sprightly salads!) and have them outside, surrounded by a beautiful nature and accompanied by all the animals - chickens, cats and two adorable goats, Phoebe and Beatrice, two tender and smart creatures! Their presence makes this the perfect place to stay with kids. We also threw some dinner parties outside: there are two fantastic grills outside and the garden is all lighted up with lanterns in the summer evenings...

Also, the location is great: it is very close to the Connecticut shoreline - we went every day to the beach -; a short drive from Chester and its fabulous restaurants (River Tavern!) or from New Haven and its intellectual pleasures; and not far from NYC for an urban excursion if there are amateurs.

Sarah and Jim were the most welcoming hosts. Jim is a remarkable furniture maker, and he was always there to help us; he even taught our daughter many things about working with wood. Between the beach, her visits to the chickens and Phoebe and Beatrice, her exploration of all the nature around, she had a memorable stay and still talks about "the house with the goats in Connecticut."

We plan to come back in the summer and we cannot wait to stay there again. I very highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Relaxing family stay at charming old farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at this charming old house, enjoyed the fresh eggs, used the grill and hot tub, the patio for outdoor meals, and were very happy with all the spacious living rooms especially for our teenagers who could spread out their games and electronics and watch DVDs without disturbing grown-ups. Also appreciated so many bedrooms and baths. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. We went swimming several times at Hammonasett's uncrowded beach, and browsed shops in Madison and Guilford.

In Madison a favorite spot was Ashley's ice cream.

My personal favorites were relaxing on the lounge chair on the patio, gazing up at the magnificent trees and listening to the birds (oh that guinea hen!!) and breakfast in the sunny nook on the window seat. Our visit was a treat for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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a little bit of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

thank you for sharing your home with us. It was beautiful! the location was perfect only 6 mile to the beach and all the activities we could need. The house was clean and well tended. there was a basket full of information on the area. the owners were there daily to take care of the property and animals so all questions could be answered right away. I would recommend this property to all. however those who enjoy a quiet sanctuary will really enjoy it. We loved the property grounds most of all. I picked raspberries every morning and some kind of veggie every night.. we even enjoyed fresh eggs for breakfast. there are several seating areas to enjoy.we tried a new one each day. the turkey gave us some wonderful entertainment as well..

we would love to stay again next year... it was truly a little bit of heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago IL

Enchanting Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is very spacious and has many surprising spaces and nooks to relax. Art and a substantial library, well preserved original floors and a fantastic kitchen, ensured a good time for our family of 5 ( three teenage and college age kids) without feeling crowded. We mostly enjoyed the amazing grounds around the house. We loved the beautifully landscaped fountain, walking around the ponds, in the woods and mostly sitting under the huge gorgeous tree to contemplate life while free roaming chickens and ducks came clucking around us. We used fresh eggs and vegetables form the garden to cook meals. The owners are very helpful and attentive to every detail. A true Marie-Antoinette domain in a quiet town not far from the beach, restaurants and shopping.

We loved every moment!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lubbock, TX

Perfect setting for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful house over the New Year holiday. We spent the majority of our time on the property itself, building snowmen, having snowball fights, skating on the frozen ponds. At the end of our day, we would walk into the house, and warm up next to the wood burning stoves. It was a perfect getaway.

The house itself was a quaint house that definitely had the feel of a 100 year+ house. We loved it. The house had plenty of space for this family of 6, and lots of charm. The owners were very helpful, and readily available for any questions. They truly make you feel as though it is your home.

We enjoyed every moment of our stay, and would love to experience the house in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guthrie, OK. USA

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

Priceless and unforgettable memories were made at this charming, homey and comfortable historic home where my family of eight spent five days at Christmastime. The house was spacious and well appointed with the kitchen being equipped with everything needed to prepare an old fashioned Christmas dinner. Everyone enjoyed pitching in helping to build fires in the many fireplaces, especially the grandchildren who also loved feeding the chickens, ducks, and guineas. We were just a short distance from town and the train station where we took a train to New York one afternoon. The owners were very warm and hospitable. Their home provided a most memorable Chistmas for us all. I highly recommend this property for a quaint, relaxing setting where nearby attractions abound.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Killingworth Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Shoreline east, Madison or Clinton
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Madison, chester, Iveryton, essex
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Attractions:health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities: boating, shelling, shopping,wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities: kayaking,cross country skiing

Killingworth is a beautiful, charming new england town with old stone walls, great hiking trails, lots of lakes and ponds and a rural feel, yet it is five minutes from great shopping, the beach, I-95, restaurants, and cute little twons with galleries and shops. You can get to NYC and Boston easily in 2 hours by car or train and you can get to New Haven, New London, and Middletown within 30 minutes. You can spend your time relaxing on our beautifully landscaped private spa-like estate or you can venture out to a vineyard, mystic aquarium, the beach, hiking, outlet malls, casinos, and museums all with in 5-30 miles.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please note that you can pay by check or money order by mailing a check to the owners, or use a credit card though home away. Credit card payment not accepted two weeks prior to a booking because it takes over two weeks for home away to release the funds. Cheaper rates available in the winter. Rates subject to change until booking is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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