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Martha

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!

10 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Connecticut Shore House Rental Photos and Description

500 Master Suite w/Balcony - Lake 50 yds away - Maximum 2 People

Nestled in an historic community of lake properties, this 1400 sqft, two-story contemporary home is artfully appointed by the designer-owner with many unique features and amenities. A spacious, relaxing, get-away for 2 people (sorry, no children or pets) just minutes to the busy tourist spots. Our full-featured, newly built house has LR-DR-Kitchen-Bath & 14'X24' deck on 1st floor facing the lake. Sensational 500 sqft Master Suite w/16-ft ceiling, home office & private balcony on 2nd floor. Lake swimming access and boat launch is 150 ft. away. Experience the programmable massage lounger; get creative drawing on the architect's drafting table; cook in the well-appointed gourmet kitchen w/all cookware and utensils. Or, just enjoy the 'living-in-a-tree-house feeling' on the deck or gazing through the wall of windows on both floors. You won't want to leave, but there is lots to enjoy within a short drive: Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos, CT and RI beaches, quaint New England towns, seasonal festivals, great restaurants, museums & attractions. Weekly DISCOUNTS are available some weeks throughout the season. Welcome to the 'TreeHouse'!

IMPORTANT NOTES: No more than 2 people, please. No children, pets, or smoking. Sorry, no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy: Less than 60 prior to check-in, ONLY the $200. Refundable Deposit and the $75. cleaning fee are refunded. Please purchase trip insurance through Homeaway or another insurance carrier if you think you may have to cancel your reservation for ANY reason.

The houses in this community are not on city water/sewer connections. We have well water and a septic system. For that reason, we can not accommodate any size parties, reunions, etc.

Local Area Sites and Attractions: North Stonington is a rural community with rolling hills, farms, and an 'Old New England' feeling. Within minutes you can be enjoying Buttonwood Farms Ice Creamery - a very popular spot during the spring, summer and fall months with incredible freshly made ice cream. An adjacent farm usually has an awe-inspiring Sunflower crop that draws hundreds of photographers every year, and a Corn Maze that opens late summer/early too. If you have any questions about things to do or see in the area, please don't hesitiate to call us and we will do what we can to answer your questions and requests.

Fresh Seafood Markets and Restaurants: If you would like to indulge in some fresh seafood in the area, be sure to visit the restaurants and markets in Pawcatuck, Mystic, Stonington CT and Westerly, RI. If you need directions or recommendations, please contact us for more information.

Important Please Note:: Swimming is allowed in Billings Lake. Lake access is about 50 yards away. There is no lifeguard. As part of Pachaug State Forest, some type of floatation is required which may be a simple inflatable or foam float, tube, canoe, kayak, life preserver, or other suitable device.

Due to Fire Hazard, we must also be firm about our policy of NO smoking, barbeques grills, or fires of any kind on the property.

The minimum stay is a 2-night weekend: Fri./Sat. or Sat./Sun., and 3-nights mid-week: (Sun-Thurs). We must adhere to check-in and Check-Out times to allow for cleaning, restocking and property check between guests (for return of Sec. Dep). Check-In is 3pm. Check -Out is 11am

ONLY when possible Late Check-Out (up to 6pm) can be arranged at additional $65.

After 6pm, the Full Extra Day Rate Applies

June-July-August - Summer Peak - Rentals less than one full week at owner's discretion.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martha (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Why Martha chose Connecticut Shore

When I was growing up, our family went camping and canoeing a lot. We would take 7-10 day trips, paddling and portaging (carrying your canoes, food and gear along connecting trails) from one lake to the next in the Boundary Waters/Quetico Superior lakes of Canada. The Pachaug State Forest and surrounding area reminds me of those great experiences. An incredible place to explore and discover beautiful sights and natural wonders! And, when you want to taste fine wine from a local vineyard, stroll through a popular historic New England town, or roll the dice at the area casinos, it's all just a few minutes away! For us, a perfect combination. We hope you will find it that way, too.

What makes this house unique

The TreeHouse is a truly unique 2-story house that has what many people call the 'wow factor'. The first floor is roomy and comfortable, with lots of light streaming in throughout the day - facing East toward the lake, as well as South and West. The large cantilevered deck gets plenty of sun, but also offers areas of shade, if you want lower UV rays.The second floor has a magnificent, very high cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, a private deck, home office area and extra large IKEA mirrored wardrobe. How many rental homes have a 24 foot by 24 foot bedroom suite with luxurious KING size bed with memory foam mattress and hypoalergenic pillows? How about a programmable massage chair with multiple pressure point settings, including optional heat? An in-house, new, energy efficient front loading washer and dryer? A hotel-style hair dryer mounted on the bathroom wall? The furniture, kitchen appliances, bathroom, washer and dryer, bed, and linens are all new, not a mixed assortment of old stuff. We have tried to think of amenities that will make your stay above and (2) terry cloth robes! The location is really great, too. The lake entrance is a short walk from the house and if you like hiking...Pachaug State Trails (maps available) start at the north end of the lake and go for miles.

Feel free to email me with any other questions or requests for information!

All the best,

Martha

Guestbook comments from the owner

We both want to thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to enjoy our little vacation. There is nothing more that we could have asked for.

We look forward to staying at The Tree House again!!
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently got back from a lovely stay at the Designers Treehouse. The house is beautifully decorated and setup, everything was clean and is good working order. The kitchen looks brand new, all good name brand appliances which we took advantage of one night for making late night snacks. I've stayed at a few rental homes over the years and this place was the most well stocked house we've stayed in! From all of the spices and treats in the fridge we really didn't need to bring anything. I loved the bedroom upstairs, it is huge and had inviting views from the windows. Morning coffee was on the deck outside overlooking the lake and all of the birds / wildlife made it soo peaceful. The house is located right on a lake in a very quiet, pretty neighborhood. Its close enough to Mystic and casinos but just far enough to avoid all of the traffic and chaos of the cities. Martha and Drew were wonderful to work with, they answered all of my questions very quickly, provide great directions and recommendations in the area (go to Buttonwood farms!) and made our stay a pleasure! Working with people like them make me feel good about staying in a rental house vs. giving my money to big chain hotels, do yourself a favor and give them a try. My only complaint was that we had to go home! My wife is already looking at our schedule for this fall to come up with our next "excuse" to take a break and go stay at the Treehouse! Thanks again for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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stunningly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved loved loved it here - perfect location for us - the trees helped to keep everything cool - we didn't even turn on the air conditioner - we just opened windows and turned on fans that were provided. Everything was clean and well organized - we had so much fun - we didn't want to leave - HomeOwners were WONDERFUL to work with - and very informative of the area - if you stay here be sure to go to Buttonwood farms for icecream :)

The only thing I would say that should be called out is that the only bathroom is on the first floor and the only access to the second floor is by way of the spiral staircase - was a little "fun" to get our luggage up the steps - this would not stop us from going back again - Just feel it needs to be called out for "older" couples it could be a problem.

I can't say enough about our stay it was so wonderful - thank you so much for a peaceful stay - we loved the lake so much and Joe enjoyed the massage chair every day :) - thank you again - Lorie and Joe

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Fantastic relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Treehouse!

It is s lovely, well cared for home with a fully stocked pantry and all the needed essentials and amenities to make your stay enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming and boating on the beautiful Billings Lake located just a short walk from the house. Dining on the deck, shaded by the tree canopy was also a very relaxing, pleasurable experience. We enjoyed staying there so much that we ended up extending our stay for an additional two days! Highly recommend!

Kate and Leo

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A lovely private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The TreeHouse was perfect for us! Private, quiet, well-kept, and very thoroughly equipped for guests, with many thoughtful details, from pancake mix and games to bathrobes and lake towels.

Martha responded promptly to emails, was very accommodating about our travel schedule, and gave lots of useful advice about things to do and see nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the TreeHouse and taking the time to write your comments and compliments. Greatly appreciated. All the best , Martha & Drew
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5

Absolutely amazing relaxation heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the TreeHouse! The spacious deck, and private bedroom balcony are among foliage and there is literally a tree growing through the deck. The house is very clean and has everything you could possibly need! Martha is a great and very hospitable host, it really does feel like you're home while you are there. The kitchen is perfect for avid and amateur cooks, fully stocked with tools and utensils. My favorite spots are the balcony, the reading corner upstairs with the cool circle decoration hanging right above it, and of course the bedroom! So cozy, every part of the house is cozy! There are neighboring houses, but you hardly notice them and the lake is just a short walk away. Hiking in this forest is a true adventure, we found a 1930's Prohibition whiskey bottle in the forest! We will definitely return for another relaxing getaway at the Tree House!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Better Late Than Never

  • 5 of 5

I intended to write a review of the Tree House several months ago, but life got in the way. The Tree House was one of the best equipped and most thoughtfully stocked houses I have ever rented. And I rent at least once a year.

Having once lived in the general area where this house is located, I'm aware of the heavy traffic and congestion that can occur during the summer there.

The house is situated fairly close to the casinos, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, and the numerous other points of interest. But it's also located outside of the heavily traveled areas which made getting around much easier than staying in town.

The house itself is quite charming, clean, and has a nice view of Lake Billings, which proved to be an excellent fishing spot. The neighborhood is very quiet and secure, and provided a safe haven for my grandchildren who came to visit for a day. I'm still a bit unsure as to whether they came to see me, or were more interested in fishing and swimming in the lake. But I'll take what I can get.

One last point, the owners were a joy to work with - very responsive and eager to please. I highly recommend the TreeHouse for those who want to see and experience what the area has to offer, while avoiding the disadvantages that can be encountered in areas with a high tourist draw.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Providence, TF Green Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Mystic, CT
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
CT and RI Beaches
Car: necessary

Gorgeous, relaxing lake with boat ramp. Billings Lake is part of Pachaug State Forest. Swimming is allowed with use of floatation (paddle board, inflatable tube, raft, etc.). Area offers lots of recreational activities and beautiful scenery. Very nice, easy hiking trails through State Park land within a few hundred yards of the house. Located about 10 minutes drive to Foxwoods Casino. Mystic Village attractions , CT and Rhode island beaches approx. 10-15 miles. Summer and Fall festivals abound in neighboring communities. Please note: Because of FIRE hazard, we do NOT allow barbeque grills, or fires of any kind on the property.

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Rates & Availability

North Stonington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

NOTE
* Max. number guests - 2 adults over 25 years old.. Sorry, due to previous experience, NO children, NO pets, NO smoking.
* Cancellation Policy: Less than 60 days: $200. security dep. and $75. cleaning fee will be refunded.
* The house is on well water and a septic system, so we can not accommodate any size parties, reunions, etc.
* Due to fire hazard - NO grills or fires of any kind.
* Cleaning fee applies to all rentals.
* Holiday rates may be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Connecticut Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
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 Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom on first floor. Washer/Dryer in Bathroom
  • Bathroom is 8X10: Large Walk-In Shower w/built-in seats, Energy Star Washer & Dryer, Bath Towels and Face Cloths, Shampoo and Conditioner, Towels for the Lake, Toilet Tissue Bathroom is on first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 500 sq. ft. Master Suite has a new King memory foam mattress and hypo-allergenic pillows. Luxury bed linens and (2) terry cloth bath robes (one size M-L). Plenty of comforters, blankets and cotton quilts to choose from!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please Note: * 2 people over 25 is the Maximum number allowed. Due to previous experience: No children pets, or smoking. Due to fire hazard we do not allow use of any type of grill on the property. No events, parties, reunions. Very sorry, NO exceptions. Non-compliance may result in forfeit of Security Deposit and additional charges. * Main entry access is by stairway with 8 steps. * Access to second floor is by spiral staircase. * The house is on well water and septic system, so we can not accomodate any size party, reunion, event, etc. * We must adhere to Check-In and Check-Out Times. Check-In is 3pm Check-Out is 11am. * ONLY when possible Late Check-Out (up to 6pm) may be available for $65. additional charge (in advance). * After 6pm, the Full Extra Day rate applies ($150. Sun-Thurs.) * Cleaning Fee applies to all rentals, including Weekends. * Note: Rentals less or more than 1 week at owner's discretion. * Holidays may have higher rates

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