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Come stay with us on the Farm

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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East Haddam House Rental Photos and Description

1/2 Duplex 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Set on twelve acres of woods and rolling hills enjoy the quiet and rustic charm of our house. Sip your morning coffee on the back deck or take in a bon fire at twilight. Accommodations include a fully furnished kitchen, W/D and memory foam beds with 1800 count sheets. We have no carpets and do not allow smoking in the house. We do have calves Midnight Red and Tequila Sunrise, and chickens on the property so if you want fresh eggs just ask or stop up to see Macon Bacon our resident pig. We believe in treating people as we would like to be treated so think of us as family while here.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Doug and Doris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Doug and Doris

My Great Grandparents purchased this property before 1900. They worked it as a farm for many years including through the depression. My family decided to start up the farm again in 1968 so we raised Registered Jerseys. We were fortunate to know the owners of the Farm where Elsie The Borden cow resided and we were lucky enough to get a great granddaughter of hers. I named her Daisy. We showed Daisy and Clover at the local fairs and won every conceivable ribbon you could imagine. We lived that life for 5 years. It was a good time. My wife and I tore down the old house in 1991 and put up a duplex and recently decided to start the farm again. We have chickens, a pig(Macon Bacon) and two angus/holstein cross calves(Midnight Red and Tequila Sunrise).

Doug and Doris purchased this house in 1890

Why Doug and Doris chose Central Connecticut

It is beautiful here

What makes this house unique

The hill, the woods, the brook. Plus, We now have the Dry Heat Sauna and the Hot Tub is here! Available now 3/14/2016


based on 9 traveler reviews

Come stay with us on the Farm
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a place to be our home base while visiting area attractions(Essex Steam Train, Gillette Castle, etc..). Doug & Doris' place was perfect and it came along with the experience of being on the farm. Our hosts were warm & inviting. When we arrived there was home baked banana bread waiting for us and they gave us a tour of the farm as they knew we were interested in meeting the animals as well. The accommodations were perfect for the four of us (my brother & his fiance, my mother & myself). We each had our own bedroom and the kitchen had everything we needed. We felt very relaxed there. We would stay there again if in the area.

The Simons

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Relaxing Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time with Doug and Doris. They were very sweet and very accommodating. You didn't even notice they were right next door. The house was very clean and equipped with everything you need.

Our daughters had a great time meeting the animals and enjoying s'mores at night by the camp fire. On our drive home the girls asked when were we coming back. It truly felt like a relaxing home away from home.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love having you back any time. Let us know 30 days out so we can hatch some chicks for you. Hearing stuff like this and the other reviews makes us feel good to share the animals. Who knows........bunnies I think are coming soon. See you then. Enjoy the few days of summer that remain. Take Care, Doug and Doris
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Charming farm, great hosts

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our brief stay. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel comfortable but not at all intrusive. Very peaceful setting in a great town. The house was very well equipped with charming touches, like mints on our pillows. It was a great getaway from all our cares. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to be here for you. You are welcome back if you need. Have a great end to your summer. Doug and Doris
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Pet Friendly Farm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Farm for one week while visiting our daughter and family in the area. Doug and Doris were very accommodating. We had delicious zucchini bread waiting for us with butter to go along with it. Also had coffee available. The home was very clean with everything you would need (except a full length mirror for us vain ladies😜򗀩. Doug was great showing our grandkids the animals. Just remember it's an active farm. If you are city folks you might be surprised by the roosters morning greetings! We would stay again. I loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great! A mirror is on the list and will be installed soon. Thanks. It was a pleasure to show the farm and you are welcome any time.
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and Doug & Doris were great hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: You guys are welcome back any time and you can enjoy the "kids" and take in a bon fire.
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Exceedingly clean. Gracious owners.

  • 4 of 5

The house is represented very well on the website. Very clean and cozy inside, with spotless linens and towels. We arrived quite late and the owners greeted us with the keys with a smile nevertheless. Regrettably, we needed to leave early in the morning and did not have the opportunity to visit with the animals. (except the chickens came right to our back glass door in the morning and one was sleeping in a deck chair!) Anyway, we would recommend this house to anyone in the area who needs a place that can accommodate up to 8 people. Thank you to our host and hostess.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: You are welcome back at any time. Thanks for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Towne Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Chester Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrac, Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Waterford Speedbowl
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Gelston House, La Gusta Vita
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Hammonaset Beach, Madison, CT
Car: necessary

Close by we have Gillette Castle, The Goodspeed Opera House, Devil's Hopyard, The Essex Steam Train, Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun


Rates & Availability

East Haddam House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.35%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Haddam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size pillow top bed with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full size pillow top with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom with full size futon with 1800 count sheets
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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