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Cozy gardener's cottage on sprawling Fairfield estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Prime location on Estate with Apple orchard, Gardens, Tennis court and Pool

Newly renovated stone cottage with fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Large family room with comfortable seating and flat screen TV. Updated full bath with tile shower. First floor washer and dryer. Second floor has two bedrooms with bedding and sheets. Rent includes all utilities, wi-fi, premium cable TV, tenant's use of tennis court, gunite pool and parking for one car in enclosed garage. 6 min from center of Fairfield; 10 min from Westport center. Perfect for a weekly visit or summer getaway, parents visiting Fairfield or Sacred Heart universities, grandparents visiting family.

Arlene Carpenter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Arlene Carpenter

I'm a film enthusiast, a bridge lover, and a crossword puzzler who enjoys good wine. I have a passion for exercise. Having recently retired, I'm well into my bucket list.

Arlene Carpenter purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Arlene Carpenter chose Fairfield County

My husband and I fell in love with the property twenty years ago. It offers the convenience of being close to the center of town while it feels like we're out in the country.

What makes this cottage unique

Apple orchard, tennis court, pool and gardens make this a wonderful setting.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Patterson Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Fairfield Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Merritt Parkay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fairfield Beach
Car: necessary

Two bedroom gardener's cottage on a 3 acre estate with a tennis court, pool and gardens. Only a short distance from Fairfield Beach for summer activities. A short drive to ski areas in the north. Beautiful area for walking and hiking. A quiet setting surrounded by trees.


Fairfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly renovated with large glass shower enclosure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms have windows on two sides for good circulation. Air conditioners are provided in the summer but often not needed. One bedroom has a queen size bed and other a double. Both have spacious closets and small seating areas.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Cozy gardener's cottage on sprawling Fairfield estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Arlene and Gerard were great hosts! We found the cottage perfect for our needs. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. The property was absolutely beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not have asked for kinder, more respectful tenants. It was our pleasure to have you here.
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Wonderful time in this beautiful..cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog had a wonderful time in the Gardener's Cottage.The grounds are outstanding. Our hosts were wonderful and available for any questions about the area etc.

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a wonderful time with Dan and JoAnne and our very favorite, Lily. I think she may have enjoyed the place more than any of us.
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Cutest Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our time at the Gardener's Cottage. We had everything we needed, including hosts who were available to help us in any way. We felt very comfortable for our entire stay and hope to return. I highly recommend this cottage. Everything is just as it is pictured on the website, but even more inviting in person.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always pleases us when people have a great experience. It was a delight for us too. Thank you so much.
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A Delightful month!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Stone Cottage for the month of December, to be near my family in Fairfield.

Arlene and Gerard obviously take much pride in their cottage, appointing it with comfortable and ample furniture, and a handsome, updated bathroom. The grounds are nothing less than spectacular,with 3 acres of mown grass and gardens, tennis courts, and a pool. I felt as though I was living in an English country cottage. This rental is unique and very special, as are its owners!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not have been happier to have Cathy and her handsome Jack Russell, Keiffer. We hope to see them again.
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spectacular estate and grounds...picturesque!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Arlene and Gerard's cottage for over a year from October 2015 through November 2016 while we were building our home. We have two children in college who came home for holidays and for the summer and the property was just perfect! I actually hated to leave! Arlene and Gerard are meticulous about their home and their property and everything is ALWAYS to perfection! Gerard is a gifted gardener and his gardens have been on many area Garden Tours. The property is so peaceful and serene yet close to everything you could need or want in Fairfield County, and just a 5 minute drive to the Fairfield Train station if you want to go into NYC. If you rent from Arlene and Gerard, you will never want to leave. This is one of those VERY special places you rarely come across.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kris and Bret were with us for a year. In that time, they became a part of our family. So, it was easy to spend time with them and a pleasure to see them enjoy all the property has to offer. They loved the estate as much as we did but perhaps not as much as their two dogs -- Annie and Tucker who ran around the orchard daily looking for squirrels or foxes to hunt. We just adored them and miss them now, although our cats probably don't!
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Mike and Jill

  • 5 of 5

The property is incredible and Arlene and Gerard couldn't be more gracious hosts. The grounds are breathtaking (the orchard and the flower gardens) and the cottage itself is roomy, clean, updated and contains everything you might need during your stay. The pool is beautiful and the outdoor area is perfect for relaxing or entertaining a few friends. I would recommend this cottage to anyone that is looking for a quiet getaway in a beautiful location in Fairfield, CT. Thank you Arlene and Gerard for your hospitality and friendship and we look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's easy to be gracious and hospitable with such considerate and charming guests.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

There is a non-refundable cleaning fee of $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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