|Minimum Stay||7 - 90 nights|
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 property that's close to the beach, golf, an amazing number of great dining venues, live entertainment and more.
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.
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 north 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 love being live-aboards/work-aboards. 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
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 for 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.
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!
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.
My wife, two daughters and I immensely enjoyed the three month period that we rented this wonderful house which came fully equipped with a heated pool, a dock , a kayak and a canoe! Every room was beautifully furnished and incredibly comfortable to live in. Virtually every window has a view of the property's lovely gardens. It was delightful to have the opportunity to Kayak in the river, or swim in the pool and --at the same time-- be within easy walking/ driving distance to Westport's superb stores and restaurants.The Owners ( Kathy and Julian) were the warmest and most responsive landlords that one could possibly wish for. Everyone in our family easily assigns this outstanding property a five star rating.
We were very lucky to find this property on a short notice. My husband and I recently had our first child and were looking for a perfect getaway that will be close enough to Manhattan but yet still feel like a vacation. This house was perfect. It was exactly as described on this site. The owners (Kathy and Julien) were very lovely and answered all of our questions quickly and patiently. The property was so relaxing! We loved hanging out in the kitchen and living room; both overlooking the river. We also took advantage of kayaking which was a huge bonus. The neighbors were also very friendly and welcoming. We really felt like we were part of this lovely community. The town was a short walk from the house (20 minutes). The beach and supermarket were a short drive (5 minutes at most). At the end of our 7 night stay, we extended it for 2 more nights. We were lucky enough that Kathy and Julien were flexible to accommodate our last minute request. We would've extended it for more but we had to go back home. We look forward to coming back here in the near future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Long Shore Golf Course and driving range (one of the top 10 public accessed golf courses in the state), 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, Rowing, Sailing, Kayaking, Parasailing, Hiking and many open spaces, Basketball, Racquetball and Tennis Courts, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spas, and great restaurants and bars.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
90 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$10,000|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.