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Real log house on Directly on the River with heated pool one hour from NYC.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom House With central Air in private Park Like Setting

Fairytale house originally built as hunting lodge . Featured in 8 pages of Dec issue of CT Cottages and Gardens Magazine 2013. Frequently featured in many major publications and books. Very private property, down long driveway, fully furnished amazing views on just under 3 acre property. No weekend rentals.....preference for monthly or full season . Please include phone number . Most of house on one floor. House has 600 sq ft living room with log walls, huge stone fireplace,cathedral ceiling with antique beams and great river views. Dining room/ballroom seats 10 to 60 with twig railing to fiddlers gallery. Kitchen has cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace,log walls, skylights and antique wide board floors. Master bedroom has cathedral ceiling, log walls,wide board floors and stone fireplace. Master bath has walk in shower with two sets of fittings to shower with a friend, a hot tub and a gas fireplace separate toilet bidet area. Two more bedrooms with a full bath all on first floor Sunroom has beamed ceiling and views of river on three sides and television. Cosy den has brick fireplace log walls and large flat screen TV . Second floor has additional guest room with pyramid ceiling, antique beams paneled wood walls and views of river with its is own bath . Large stone terrace overlooking the river off kitchen and living room. There is a heated pool with another stone terrace. Cable TV and WiFi. River is stocked with trout by State of CT. Swimming, canoeing and fishing . Magical setting for a very unique home. No pets or smoking .

Beverly Ellsley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Beverly Ellsley

Nationally known interior designers own property frequently featured in national and regional magazines. This house has been featured dozens of times most recently in Dec 2013 CT Cottages and Gardens

Beverly Ellsley purchased this lodge in 1976

Why Beverly Ellsley chose Fairfield County

Fabulous house incredible views directly on the river, great being on vacation all the time. Everyones favorite house once they see it.

What makes this lodge unique

Like being far away....but only an hour from New York. Feels like an Adirondack resort location with more amenities.


Westport Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , off kitchen in laundry area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , In guest house
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Huge master bath, fplc, hot tub and shower for two
  • Bathroom 2 Features: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub Notes: Extra large tub with whirlpool and shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom - 1 king , Fireplace cathedral ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has attached bathroom, beamed ceiling and river views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Skylight and desk area
  • Huge master Bath with very large shower with two sets of valves, gas fireplace and 7' hot tub, separate room for wc and bidet, two separate vanities
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Real log house on Directly on the River with heated pool one hour from NYC.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful peaceful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed a month in August 2016. Most of our guests were fascinated with the unusual and interesting décor inside the house, but we spend almost all of our time outside the house. There is a very nice, heated pool that we thoroughly enjoyed. We also spent a lot of time sitting under some large beautiful trees in their very inviting garden.

The house is cool and comfortable so we didn't need air conditioning on most days. We all slept well and felt very comfortable in the house. The location right near the Merritt parkway was great.

We needed a few small things and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. Assuming the house is available, we plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you and your family enjoyed yourselves for the month of was a hot one!
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Rates & Availability

Westport Lodge Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $5,000

Cleaning min 2 a week at $300 per week additional. Will do laundry as well as general cleaning.

50% at time of booking balance 8 weeks before arrival . Security deposit to be discussed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
White Plains
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town of Westport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Merritt Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Barn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Compo Beach and Sherwood Island
Car: necessary

Wonderful vibrant town of Westport with beaches and golf and 1 hour from New York. Westport Country Playhouse Levitt Pavillion with free concerts and lots of things to do! Art galleries art shows, and sailing lessons available.


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