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Charming Artist Retreat NYC/Skiing/Nature/Trails
Charming Artist Retreat NYC/Skiing/Nature/Trails
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Our antique colonial has original beams, the modern kitchen leads to the large secret garden. One hour from NYC, drive/direct train to Grand Central Terminal. Walking distance into town, nature center, 15 min to beaches, nearby skiing and golfing, 1hr from Hartford, 40 min from Yale and 2.5 hours from Boston. Two blocks from Waveney Park hiking biking. This home is very special. Wi-Fi and Cable. Pets case by case. No Parties which would disturb my neighbors. Enjoy!

The space

Location Location Location! Near NYC and the best CT has to offer. If you plan on renting this property out for commercials, movies, short films etc... We must talk first. Thank you for looking.

Guest access

You have access to the whole house and grounds except for the are around the cottage.

Interaction with guests

I try to meet with guest and give a quick tour. If not I leave a combination lock box and we have a care taker on the property. I am 100% available via phone or email.

Other things to note

Internet and cable provided, grill and lounge patio chairs outdoor table with umbrella. This is an antique house so the AC is throughout in windows units, not central air.

Here are a few thing I can go over before your checking. I will leave the kitchen/mudroom door unlocked for y'all and inside there will be two sets of keys for you to use on the table in the mudroom. Feel free to use anything that I have in the house I only ask that if it's used up to please replace it for future Guest and myself, also please put the garbage in the trash bin around on the side of the house. Walter my caretaker will remove it.
I prefer a no shoe policy in the house, it just keep things cleaner during your stay. I just purchased a mid size ping pong table which is in the sunroom and I have some games and book is the library, yoga mats are also in the sunroom. Enjoy your time and relax. If you have time I recommend seeing Philip Johnson's Glass House but you must get tickets in advance. and I think they are $40 p/p. Sherwood Island in Westport is a very pretty park on the water for walks. I just love it there!!! Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Warm Regards, Eliza


Extra people £23 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £94
Security Deposit £391
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price £172 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

No smoking in the house or near entrances. No use of fire place unless you have experience with one. Please enjoy and be considerate to neighbors with no loud music past 11pm.
Please Clean up after yourself and leave things as you found them. You are welcome to use everything at the house just put it back where you found it and if you use something up just replace it. If you break something please tell me so it can be repaired for the next guest. No shoes on in the house please, I just had the wood floors refinished. Transparency is a must. Friendly house trained pets are allowed (case by case). No additional people are allowed at the house except for those sleeping over within the booking.
Fee for a wedding is an additional $1,500 per day not including the guest staying at the house sleeping over. I also request an additional $1,500 as a security. Insurance for a wedding or film also a must. Filming per day is minimum $1,000 and we must talk about it first. Please do not rent the home and then film after, remember I do have a caretaker whom will report back to me. I know its hard being an artist but please be honest with me we can always work something out :)
If you have a kid, that child is still considered a person and charged as a additional person staying unless its a baby which sleeps in your room.
All I ask is for my guest is to be honest with me and I will garentee you will have a seamless visit. Thank you and enjoy

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Some spaces are shared - I have 2.5 bathrooms


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 1 night.

31 Reviews

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Samuel User Profile
September 2017
Eliza was very responsive throughout the process and her home was lovely!

Thomas User Profile
September 2017
Eliza's home is very special with tons of charm and lots of space. It sits on a beautiful property that is very green and open with large trees and very private. You really feel like your at a far away retreat. It's only a 5 min drive to the town part of New Canaan, with restaurant's shops and a wonderful Saturday green outdoor market. I highly recommend it for a weekend or even longer. You won't be disappointed.

Kyle User Profile
August 2017
Eliza has a wonderful home very conveniently located. I greatly enjoyed my stay there and she was very accommodating and responsive.

Sharon User Profile
August 2017
The location was fantastic very close to New Canaan Main Street with lots of fabulous cafes, restaurants and shops). The property is beautiful and the house is very quaint. The house had some very beautiful architectural touches however and we really appreciated the charming vintage look of the home. However, there are some updates/fixes that are needed -- many of the doors and windows were stuck closed, only 1 of the four bedrooms had air conditioning, the lighting in the bedrooms was insufficient (small plastic lamps and/or very low light) and uncomfortable sheets/mattresses.
Eliza User Profile
Response from Eliza:
Thank you for staying at our home. Everything in the home is original and accurately described in my listing including the A/C units. I can only suggest that in the future all guest should read the listing so there are no surprises including how to check in. Thank you and all the best.
August 2017

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Eliza was extremely helpful and communicative in making our group stay a success. We were coming in from different parts of the country, and she accommodated our different arrival times. Eliza had great nearby beach suggestions and the house more than met our expectations. Loved the outdoor patio and spent most of our time there. Highly recommend.
Eliza User Profile
Response from Eliza:
Thank you so many much, it was a pleasure hosting you!!!
August 2017

John User Profile
August 2017
This house is very true to the listing--a charming period home very near a great park and a short drive into New Canaan center.
Eliza User Profile
Response from Eliza:
Thank you John. Your welcomed back anytime.
August 2017

Kate User Profile
August 2017
This was a wonderful big older-style New England house. 4 good sized bedrooms with comfortable beds, and nice sitting areas. The yard is large and beautiful and was great for my kids to run around in. Eliza was available whenever we had a question, and the groundskeeper was really nice and helpful as well. We would definitely stay here again - great size for the price and overall a very nice place.
Eliza User Profile
Response from Eliza:
Thank you Kate! I read your private feed back and I took notes on more info. Thank you for the feedback. All the best to you.
August 2017

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Eliza User Profile

My name is Eliza. I love my family, cat, traveling and cooking at home. I respect all people and am always there for a friend. Photography is my passion. I am a triple negative breast cancer survivor as of Oct 7th, 2016 and am truly blessed. I love being in the city and also the county. I love traveling to Spain and know it inside and out since this is where my family is from. Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Carol King, Beck, The Cure, Beatles and Hip-Hop is what I grove to. XOXO

Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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