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Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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. Holiday weekends may require longer stay times (i.e. Friday-Monday/Tuesday). 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 days 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 hesitate 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, barbeque 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). Holiday weekends may require 3 night stays. 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

Owner
Martha
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Martha

Greetings:

In the best interest of guests and owners, we ask that all interested guests provide us a little information about themselves. You might want to include where you live, went to school, what profession you are in, etc. If you prefer, you can enter your information into the "Profile" area that is provided on the website (Homeaway, VRBO, etc.).

Thanks! Martha and Drew

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 around the TreeHouse remind 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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Amenities

North Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No grills or fires of any kind on property.
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 Please note: 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. 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:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Designer's 'TreeHouse'/Lake Retreat - Outstanding Space and Amenities!
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 reviews
Pleasantville , New York
3

Keep expectations appropriate

  • 3 of 5

Thought the house was nice but linens on bed we're definitely worn. Outdoor deck could use sprucing up. Boards on deck and not very clean. Spiral staircase as previously mentioned very narrow. Treehouse experience nice but this house has nothing to do with a lake view. Owners nice and responsive. Just need to upgrade some of the linens

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have rented the TreeHouse for 6 years and always strive to provide a unique and pleasurable guest experience. There are several types of sheet sets available in the closet. As detailed in the photos and written references in our listing: access to the second floor is by spiral staircase; the TreeHouse faces East toward the lake; during the spring and late fall months, view of the lake is beautiful from inside the house and from the large deck. In summer, the leaf canopy fills in, the lake only peeks thru, but the 'up-in-the-TreeHouse' feeling is 'WOW'!
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5

Perfect get-away weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable and just as described. It was very well equipped. I knew that there would be some food items and provisions that could be used, but I was surprised to see just how well stocked it was! I planned on making a birthday dinner and brought a number of things from my own home (even a potato masher!), but I could have gotten away without most of what I brought. It was like staying in a home away from home with all the comforts and necessities I'd find in my own home. Although Martha provided us with so many great suggestions for hiking and sight seeing, my boyfriend & I were content enjoying the lake, the great breakfast place and even went to Foxwoods both nights!

We wished we could have stayed longer and look forward to booking again to enjoy the lake in the heat of the summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Scenic Property

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful scenery and decks at this location.

My favorite part of this property was the comfortable bed. It was great after traveling many miles to attend a wedding nearby. We did not have time to use the lake but it surely looks nice. Very close to attractions and very quiet private setting.

Roomy for 2 people and well equipped but beware if you are not able to handle narrow spiral staircase in the middle of the night since bathroom is downstairs. The road is a little tricky so I wouldn't come in for the 1st time late at night.

All in all a great value. I would go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, great house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here. The house is in a nice secluded spot with Billings Lake nearby with plenty of hiking trails. There is excellent proximity to the casinos, the shoreline including RI beaches, the seaside towns of Stonington and Mystic. The countryside is beautiful and picturesque as well. There are so many options. But the house is fabulous. Walk in, and it's like being home. Spacious, well appointed, with a nice deck to relax and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Martha and Drew so much for a beautiful, long weekend at the Treehouse! It was everything I hoped it was going to be and more! The lake was stunning! I've never used Home Away before and it an awesome experience! The house was perfectly decorated with fun things to look at. It was CLEAN, warm and inviting. It felt like I was staying at a family members house. I can't wait to go again! Thank you Martha and Drew for opening up your home to us! Ashley & Michael

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Providence, TF Green Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 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. Holiday weekends may require longer stay times.

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Rates & Availability

North Stonington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

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: If paid in advance:$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. $200.00/night on Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday-Sunday) ALL SEASONS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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