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Kathy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Westport on the Water: Pool, Dock & Boats -Casual Elegance- Walk to Town & Train

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Overview

Westport House Rental Photos and Description

Longterm Rental: On the river, beautifully renovated, with pool, close to NYC

Exquisite home, furnished for owners. Private, dead-end road leads to this recently-renovated stylish 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the Saugatuck River. Located in a sought-after neighborhood, midway between town and the trendy Saugatuck Center. A gourmet kitchen, luxurious baths, and welcoming balconies are complimented by hard-wood floors, original art, handmade rugs and fine furnishings. Enjoy views of the river with world-renowned rowers, colorful kayaks, canoes, native herons, egrets and swans. Set off by kayak or canoe to one of many riverside restaurants, or catch live music, under the stars. Fish from the dock. Lay beneath towering pines catching a cool on-shore breeze during the day or bask in the light of one of two outdoor fireplaces as the sun sets. Relax on the stone patio overlooking the pool and river, or enjoy the changing hues of the water from indoors. In the evening, entertain in the formal dining room or by firelight at the river's edge. Comfortable, gracious living in a camp-like setting nestled on 3/4 of an acre with 155' of riverfront. Quiet, private and close to beach, golf, superb dining & live entertainment

WHY WESTPORT?:

There is so much to do in and around Westport. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 80th season in 2010, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. www.westportplayhouse.org.

WESTPORT IS THE NUMBER 1 TOWN IN CONNECTICUT with population of 25-50,000 people. Westport has 26,000. Check out Connecticut Magazine's article http://www.connecticutmag.com/Connecticut-Magazine/November-2011/Rating-the-Towns-2011-25000-50000/

6, 12, 24 MONTH OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE INOUR HOME: Our property isn't a vacation rental--it's our full-time home! As such, it offers a lot more than what you usually find elsewhere. Nothing on the property was purchased with the thought that 'this will be good enough for our renters.' Everything in our home was hand chosen to make our lives richer. Here's our story: The summer of 2010 was the first time we offered our newly-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed to Maine. All went well and we're hoping to rent it out for 12 - 24 months starting the fall of 2014. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we're planning to be live-aboards/work-aboards, venturing as far south as the Bahamas. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Kathy

During the summers of 2010 through 2016 and winter of 2014/2015 we offered our recently-renovated house as a rental, and we sailed along the Northeast, going as far as Maine and as far South as Georgetown, Bahamas. We live and work from our home and love the location! We're walking distance to the train (to NYC), fabulous shopping, restaurants and free live concerts in the summer. It's great here, but sailing is our passion and we loved being live-aboards/work-aboards, venturing as far south as the Bahamas during the winter of 2015. We hope our wunderlust will provide a unique opportunity for another family to live in our home for an extended period of time.

Kathy purchased this house in 1997

Why Kathy chose Fairfield County

Living and playing on the water! Morning kayaks from your dock, paddle the canoe to over a dozen restaurants along the river. Fish, the Saugatuck River is a destination residents and non-residents alike. Trout, both native and stocked by the state, provide diverse fishing up and down the river. Saugatuck species include: Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout, as well as Striped Bass and Bluefish.

*** Plus there is so much to do in and around Westport. We're walking distance to the train (to NYC/New Haven), fabulous shopping, restaurants, theater, and free live concerts in the summer. Check out some opportunities: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, with over 50 nights of free entertainment under the stars. www.levittpavilion.com. The Saugatuck Rowing Club and Fitness Center is a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The club offers extensive rowing programs for all levels, from complete novices to Olympic-bound athletes. www.saugatuckrowing.com. Fly fishing instruction and supplies are just down the river at Westport Outfitters. www.westportoutfitters.com. Be sure to look at the pictures under “Recent Catches” The 18-hole Longshore course at the Longshore Club Park Golf Course features 5,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. www.longshoregolf.com/links_instruct.shtml Celebrating its 85th season in 2015, the Westport Country Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse became a state-of-the-art producing theater, preserving its original charm and character. The Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. www.westportplayhouse.org.

What makes this house unique

Living on the water with a private dock makes kayaking and canoeing an easy treat. Paddle to dinner at one of many excellent riverside restaurants, or catch one of the many free concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Towering pines, cool river breezes, a heated pool, and fine fishing from the edge of the property makes our home feel like summer camp. Experience sunset as the evening cools sitting by the pool or the river's edge with a fire burning in one of the two outdoor fire places. Relax!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family rented their lovely, renovated Westport home for the summer of 2010. It was a dream summer with a clean house, state of the art appliances, friendly neighbors, and wonderful accommodations. The owners were wonderful, and gracious landlords in every sense.



The pool and grounds were kept up weekly, and Kathy was always available if I had any questions regarding the house, or town itself.



Not only was the house fabulous, the town of Westport offered many amenities we loved. The beach, golfing privileges, easy access to trains and restaurants were the complete summer package. Indeed, we are entertaining the idea to rent again this year after the birth of our 2nd child.
May 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Westport on the Water: Pool, Dock & Boats -Casual Elegance- Walk to Town & Train
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
5

Riverside Charmer

  • 5 of 5

We spent the best summer in recent memory at this Westport gem. We reside in Manhattan and greatly appreciated the home's proximity to the Metro North train station. We could travel back and forth easily and so could our grown children who were able to come and go according to their schedules. This is an underrated yet highly valuable convenience.

We place a high priority on a waterfront property and the Saugatuck River is this home's defining feature. The tidal river is endlessly interesting due to its dramatic rise and fall. Wildlife of all kinds thrive in and around the water, so there is always something to observe and enjoy.

Massive trees provide a beautiful canopy and flowering perennials contribute constant color to the lush and private yard. We spent most of our time on the patio or in the pool.

Kathy and Julian have created a tasteful and comfortable home that incorporates the charm of a former barn and many modern elements such as large windows and beautiful finishes. All of the appliances and fixtures are modern and in perfect working order and the kitchen is well equipped.

The nearby farmer's market kept us supplied with gorgeous fresh produce and flowers and I ended up cooking far more than I usually like to for a vacation, but it was a pleasure.

Kathy and Julian were highly responsive to any questions and concerns that we had and were always a pleasure to deal with.

We would have no hesitation to stay here again would highly endorse it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Manhattan
5

A perfect ten!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for three months (June, July, August 2013). The house is on a lovely tree lined street creating a mood of relaxation as you drive in. On arrival, the home itself is charming, well furnished, and pristine. The kitchen is quite modern and great for cooking as well as being extremely well appointed. The house has good fung shui. This is a happy place.

It is easy to just move-in and unpack. The owners are very friendly and readily available when needed. They were away but remained very accessible. They know the area well and are happy to give you lots of info.

Everything you could need or want is there — including a canoe and a kayak which you can take down to the floating dock and paddle to dinner. (There are three restaurants nearby where you can dock.)

The house is very well located, (literally) three minutes from everything in Westport, but you would never know it. The river is a few steps down from the pool in the backyard. It is utterly charming.

The well furnished outdoor patio was our most used space. They have a fabulous new grill and lots of seating. The "River Room" was the most used interior room, it's all windows with views of the river, pool and trees. Everyone gravitated to the kitchen and "River Room" which are open to each other.

It is an ideal set-up. We entertained friends from the city a good deal and had a wonderful time getting to know the rhythms of the river. There was total privacy.

The maintenance work (pool, lawn mowing and gardening) happened without us having to do anything. The workers were extremely polite, very accommodating, and always reliable.

The Westport Playhouse is nearby, as are weekly outdoor concerts, markets and fairs. There is a sailing school less than one mile away. There are plenty of places to shop for fresh food and lots of other shopping is easily available.

We received our deposit back (with full documentation of utilities used) very quickly. The owners are very, very nice people and great to rent from.

All in all, this is a great situation. We were very pleased. I would recommend this property to a friend or a relative anytime of the year. A perfect TEN stars.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Riverview Delight

  • 5 of 5

Just want to express our absolute delight for having the opportunity to spend some time at your lovely home in Westport. What a piece of "Zen" paradise you have created on the Saugatuck River. Waking up to the sound of birds, rustling leaves on those magnificent trees, the gentle churning of the river. Sitting by the water and the outdoor fireplace at sunset is a real treat. The kayaks were an absolute blast.The bedrooms upstairs feel like we were living in a luxurious "tree house". The balconies with river views. The master bathroom with that incredible two person cast iron soaking tub feels like a "spa". And the "light" throughout the house, ever changing and always magical. We loved cooking up a storm in your "pro" kitchen. The Wolf stove is the best we have ever used.

We found Westport to be a wonderful, sophisticated town. And we were so close to everything. Great shopping, restaurants, major roads and the train. Zipping to NYC is a breeze. We are looking forward to spending more time in the future at your comfortable and elegant home. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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5

A relaxing summer in Westport

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic country home for our Manhattan family. Even though it is less than an hour away, Westport seemed a world away. We spent our time in the shade of expansive trees, enjoying refreshing river breezes and dips in the pool which looks onto the river. The landscaped property was well maintained and the gardens flowered continuously. The gardens were a haven for our young son. River birds and boats gave us beautiful views.

The house and grounds lend themselves to entertaining. A large kitchen equipped for a chef, a comfortably elegant dining room and a large outdoor patio & lawns make both casual and formal get-togethers easy.

The location was perfect: close to the train and the center of Westport, on a private dead-end street with lovely neighbors, secluded with mature hedges and tall trees.

The owners were very accommodating and always quick to answer questions or provide assistance.

It was a truly lovely summer experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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New York - Moving back to UK
4

Riverview

  • 4 of 5

We were so glad to have found this house; we needed a house to accomodate our family of 5 plus grandparents for the summer and it was perfect. The place was clean and well-kept with a well appointed kitchen and gorgeous wood floors. The place worked extremelly well for our family and we would definitely return if we returned to the USA. The landlords were also very helpful and easy to reach with any questions, etc Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California
5

Outstanding Home

  • 5 of 5

We traveled back to Westport to attend a wedding with our grown sons and their spouses. The owners, Kathy and Julien could not have been more helpful. The house was beautiful and we felt right at home. This property is for the discriminating renter and the home is more beautiful than the pictures. The train station is within a mile and we made a few day/evening trips to Manhattan. VERY convienent. The town of Westport is charming and there are many great restaurants in the area. The home is situated on the river with a canoe and kayak for added fun. We enjoyed both and even did some fishing. We could not have picked a better place to stay in Westport and will definitely contact Kathy and Julien when we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
White Plains Airport w/easy parking;LGA & JFK also
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
So Many: Bartaco, Viva Zapata's w/outdoor dining
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Bridgeport, CT daytrip Port Jefferson, Long Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Longshore Club Park (w/ driving range & lessons)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Westport, MetroNorth Line
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Exit 17 off of Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rive Bistro (many close by kayak!)
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Fly Fishing School, Westport Outfitters
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Compo Beach playground, ball fields, skate park...
Car: recommended

Westport, Connecticut, USA: One hour to NYC & LGA, 45 minutes to the White Plains airport. One mile to town, train, beach, golf. Imagine canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching from the our dock on the river. Head up river by kayak for great restaurants, shopping and exceptional outdoor concerts. Head down river for more great on-the-water eateries, a world class rowing club and fitness center, get introduced to local fly-fishing by experts, continue on to the acclaimed Longshore Sailing School, golf course, driving range, tennis, pools and beaches. Look south and recognize that you're on Long Island Sound. Or discover Broadway quality shows at the Westport Country Playhouse by seeing a great play with leading American actors. Want more great entertainment? Walk to the train, ride for an hour south and explore NYC and experience the real Broadway. And there's always New Haven for a never-ending choice of shows, cultural events and Yale spawned festivities and excitement.

Other Activities: Boating, Shelling, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Parasailing, Racquetball, Miniature Golf.

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Rates & Availability

Westport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Rental
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
$14,000
 
 
Spring Rental
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
$14,000
 
 
Summer Rental
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
$17,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$16,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $10,000
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Year-long rental with flexible dates. All ground maintenance, lawns, gardens, trees, and pool, provided. Property flowers from early spring - late fall. Flower-laden peonies and irises, adorn the property May - June. Mature perennial gardens with flowers, hydrangea bushes and a variety of Rose of Sharon flower from June - late October. Fabulous waterfront property, inside and out! Boats included.

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Amenities

Westport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , 2 pers shower, 2 pers cast iron soaking tub, 2 sinks, view
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Glass door shower, oil painting, antique hard wood floors
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks, extra-long soaking tub with flat floor, windows
  • All three bathrooms were designed to delight: The Master Bathroom is bright and spacious. Designed for the comfort of a couple, both the glass walled shower and cast iron tub were built for two. Double sinks and vanities ensure that you share your space only when you want to. The chandelier and radiant heat marble floor keep the Master Bath warm and cozy. The Guest Bathroom has two sinks, radiant heat tile floors and a an extra-long soaking tub specifically designed for bathing kids and non-slip for older folks.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Queen pictured, cathedral ceiling, fan, balcony & waterviews
    Riverview Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Balcony and waterviews, cathedral ceiling, bright and airy
    Treehouse Guest Room - 1 double , 'Treehouse' views, shade gardens, cathedral ceiling & fan
    Salmon Room - 2 twin/ single , Day bed w/trundle, cathedral ceiling and fan
  • The master bedroom suite and guest bedroom have a balcony overlooking the pool, lower lawns and river. Cool river breezes and the quiet river sounds of birds taking flight and rowers' paddles plying the water are an everyday comfort in the summer. The master bedroom is currently furnished with a queen bed, but a king can be made from the Riverview Guest Room beds. All bedrooms have soaring ceilings, both the Master and Riverview Guest Room have rough-hewn beams circa 1901. Hardwood floors with low pile wool room rugs create a low allergen sleeping environment. A whole-house attic fan that quickly evacuates hot air, three-zone air conditioning/heating, in addition to towering shade trees and river breezes makes the second floor sleeping area easy to keep comfortable at all times.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Included with the house are two boats and two bicycles. Choose between a two-person kayak or the canoe to explore the local flora and fauna, or go out for lunch in town or dinner down river. Numerous waterfront venues beckon. Launching is easy from our dock and float. The river waters are flat and easy to paddle. Or go for a ride. Westport is a popular bicycling destination with bike clubs from NYC routinely using Westport as it's starting point. Explore the Gold Coast!

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