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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Magnificent river front home located directly on the CT River

38 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Portland House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 8

**If you think you would like to book please call me directly to verify availability & for special discounts**

Quite simply, one of the best views on the CT river. This home was completely renovated and new to the rental market in 2011. Located 2.5 miles from Saint Clements Castle this 3700 sq ft home features cathedral ceilings, marble foyer, granite counters, hardwood floors, large deck, two fireplaces, "touch" state of the art kitchen, the list goes on. Almost every room has a view of the river.

Details:

Level 1 features three bedrooms, 2 rooms with queen beds, 1 room with a bunk bed all with a view of the river. The full bath has double sinks with granite counter tops and a shower/tub. There is also a lower living room with 43' LCD TV with a couch & games to sit & relax.

Level 2- Overlooking the river the main floor features laundry room, half bath, breakfast nook, gourmet kitchen with stainless touch appliances. The kitchen is fully stocked w/ pots, pans, utensils, almost everything you would need for cooking. The living room has a 60' TV w/ 7 channel surround sound, leather couch & love seat. The dining room has a large cherry table with seating for 6-8.

Step outside to the huge deck to enjoy panoramic views and spectacular sunsets. The deck features an outside 32' LCD TV, outside speakers, couch & lounge chairs with over stuffed cushions, large eight person dining table, propane fire-pit with seating for eight, grill, and a air-chair swing and hammock underneath.

Level 3- The upper level features the master bath with double sinks, granite counter. The beautifully tiled shower has a full glass door, 4 body sprays and a rain showerhead. The master bedroom has its own small deck overlooking the river, a 50' TV, an a fireplace with a propane log-set and a large closet. The last room on the upper level is the Study with a 23' Google TV, couch and a window seat to read a book & enjoy the view. (WiFi & Satellite TV through out the home)

Need some piece and quite but still want to have fun? This property is completely private. The 1/4 mile driveway takes you away from any noise leading you to complete privacy & solitude. No neighbors to be seen or heard from including across river. The sounds you would hear would consist of birds, (including a Bald Eagle nesting across the river) and boats traveling the river.

Private beach on the river!

A walk down a stone path will lead you to a deck. Here a staircase brings you to your own private beach on the river. Enjoy the day hanging out on the beach, canoeing, watching the boats, swimming in the river or just make a campfire and relax. A propane grill, chairs, kayak, rowboat, canoe and a 7' island float are available for you to enjoy on the river. (Beach items available during peak season)

**The property has a helipad. Helicopters approach from South East (river side) land left of the house. A windsock is located on the roof.

Would you like to be picked up at the airport and flow right to this house? Flown to a destination from this house? Take a flight around the Statue Of Liberty? Helicopter services provided by OceanAir located in Yalesville,CT

Bring your boat! We installed a boat mooring so you can leave your boat in front of the beach during your stay. We can accommodate up to a 50' boat.

This is a No Smoking house, minimum age of 30 required to rent/sign rental agreement & sorry no events.

**** As of February 2016 Homeaway has started charging a "service fee" which they collect 4-10% of the rental and keep themselves. This is not my fee nor do I agree with this charge since I am already paying homeaway a lot of $$ to list my property on this site. Don't let this fee discourage you please contact me directly if you are interested in renting ******

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Owner chose Connecticut

This property I purchased for a house flip. A few weeks into this project I fell in love with it and knew I couldn't sell it. So I spent the next 8 months ripping apart the entire house, redesigning the layout, moving walls, replacing all plumbing & electrical adding state of the art AC & Heating systems. I put this house together the way I wanted, using only the best materials. I personally designed & installed all the tile, marble, kitchen cabinets, windows/doors, outside deck, everything down to picking the paint colors. The house came out fantastic and it is here for you to enjoy. 8 out of 10 people said the pictures don't do it justice.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits this home has to offer... 1) A heliport. Fly in if you wish or have a helicopter come take you for a ride. 2) Privacy. No neighbors, not even across the river. Complete solitude & only a 5 minute ride to shopping, gas & restaurants. 3) Unbelievable panoramic views. You can sit on the deck and watch the sun set directly over the other side of the river. After that gather around the fire pit on the deck. 4) The beach. Take a walk down the staircase to the river. Here I have a rowboat, canoe, 7' float island, fire pit, picnic table, chairs, propane grill for you to use. 5) You can bring your own boat to use on the river during your stay. Enjoy!

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

Magnificent river front home located directly on the CT River
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
5

Fantastic Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property description over simplifies the actual beauty and serenity of this house. Spacious, clean, & safe! Whether we were having our morning coffee on the deck while breathing in the spectacular scenery or playing games in the comfortable living room, the family getaway that we were looking forward to became a reality.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, very private vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great getaway location right on the Connecticut River. Great view of the western sky & the river from the expansive deck. Very xmodern kitchen and bathrooms. Plenty of room for friends & family to gather, enjoy each other's company and to relax.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Words just don't do justice

  • 5 of 5

I rented out this property from March 31-April 4 (Thursday-Monday). I can't even put into words how PERFECT this house was for myself, my brother, and 3 of our friends. I mean the view you see in the pictures... seeing it in person is 100x more majestic. I took multiple pictures of the view from the back deck. This owner of the house definitely put a lot of thought into this property. The layout of the house is perfect. The master bedroom upstairs has its own master bath with a beautiful shower.. a common room, a balcony, walk in closet... like honestly what more can you ask for. The three bedrooms down stairs (one has a bunk) was also perfect and had a full bath downstairs which the shower and toilet were separated by a door from the two vanities. Worked out well for my friends and myself. The kitchen... all up to date with top of the line appliances, like he definitely put great work into this home. The surround sound speakers inside AND outside were perfect! Like I said, words cannot simply do justice for how amazing this house was for my friends and I.

HE HAS A HELIPAD.... like come on! how awesome is that! My brother and I were scheduled to fly to the house via helicopter, but due to high winds that day, we had to cancel, but definitely doing it next time!

No matter what your reasons are for looking at this property.... it will definitely create memories that you will never forget. The walk down to the beach is adventurous and at the same time, a lot of fun! it's just a beautiful, well-landscaped property and he is constantly updating the property and keeping it up to date.

Without a doubt, hands down, best house I have ever rented out. I still think about it day to day... Can't wait to go back some day and see what else the owner has done! definitely one of a kind.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a girls weekend and were very happy with it. The location was convenient for visiting wineries during the day. There was plenty of room in the living space for everyone and the deck can't be beat...beautiful views of the river, no neighbors in sight, gas firepit, speaker system etc. The owner was very responsive and our security deposit was returned promptly. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! The deck is unbelievable! we had 7 total and there was plenty of room, there is plenty of shopping nearby and lots of cooking utensils. The views are amazing and the owner is very nice! No problems what-so ever!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! The deck is unbelievable! we had 7 total and there was plenty of room, there is plenty of shopping nearby and lots of cooking utensils. The views are amazing and the owner is very nice! No problems what-so ever!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Bradley Int. (BDL)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Tavern on Rt 66
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Portland Golf course, Travelers Open 13 miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 9 or Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Too may to mention
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Saybrook
Car: recommended

New to the rental market in 2011. This property is located just 3 minutes or 2.5 miles from Saint Clements Castle.

Going South is a short 8 minute drive which brings you to a beautiful historic district on the river in East Haddam where the Historic Goodspeed Opera house is located. Here live theater takes place all summer long. Next store is the Gelston House, enjoy fine dining on the river or just sit back and relax at La Vita Gustosa's Italian restaurant.

North 10 minutes brings you to Middletown for shopping, restaurants and cinema.

West 5 minutes brings you to East Hampton. Here there is a lake, restaurants, 24 hr. Citgo and Stop n Shop.

A little further drive East (aprox. 20-30 min) will bring you to Mystic Aquarium, Foxwoods & Mogehan Sun Casino.

Other Activities: Goodspeed Opera House,

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Rates & Availability

Portland 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
 
In Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Off Season
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$390
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee $80

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per additional guest per night. No more than 10 people staying overnight.

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Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower head & 4 body sprays
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are completely redone. Double sinks with granite counters in the upper & lower bathrooms. The master shower is custom made featuring five shower heads, 4 horizontal body sprays and a rain shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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