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Janet Shaw

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english

Elegant Country Estate Guest House

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Newtown holiday cottage

1 Bedroom,1 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, LR/DR, Screened Porch sleeps 4

Bright, Beautiful, Private on a large lovely property, just Renovated. Private Bedroom has Vaulted ceiling, King bed, wood floors, Living room has new carpet, two new sofas, Flat Screen TV, custom large chair w/ottoman to relax in, lots of windows with lovely views of lawn and gardens, full kitchen with lots of glass to view, large screened porch with lounge, table & chairs, ceiling fans, sky lights, lighting, perfect for anytime of the day or night. Heat and AC. This is a great opportunity to visit the country for a fabulous experience.

You will love taking walks, tennis, golf, horse back riding, cooking & entertaining on this mature well kept property. Basket Ball on site. Grill and lawn seating.

Our Historic town is 300 years old with wonderful things to do in every direction. Tours, antiquing, Fabulous movie theater. Farris Farm Creamery with the best home made Ice Cream ('on the farm') Lakes w/ Beaches, Restaurants, shopping, winter holiday historic Tree Lighting, Hay maze in the fall, Hay rides and fruit picking minutes away, summer & Fall. Water falls minutes away, Long Island sound 18 miles to State Beach w/BBQ set up and acres of space. Lovely area for every occasion.

Country Estate: South West Newtown with Easton and Redding both on our Road. In walking distance we have Equestrian Stable for Horse Lessons.Quiet, Level Road sits on one of the highest hills so the sun sets late and is very beautiful, along with great breezes. We are a tree lined street with field stone walls on both sides. Within one mile there are spectacular waterfalls. There are swimming pools, tennis courts and parks all within 7 miles. Farm Fresh Ice cream stands,Organic Markets, Antiquing. Movies in our 'Edmond Town Hall ' Just renovated and truly Great. Newtown was established in 1705, filled with History and Beautifully Renovated Homes, Fine dinning. Head South to the Sound Long Island Sound just 20 minutes away. Sherwood Island Beach, I95 & I84 & Merritt Pkwy just 15 min

Winter Wounderland/All Season Family Reunions: Ski Woodbury Ct, Summer Camps with lakes with wonderful outdoor fun just minutes from our location. We are Luxury Country Estate, private. Great for entertaining. All your shopping needs around the corner.

House Services: Weekly Cleaning included,

Sheet and towel change included,

Laundry services available,

Baby sitting available,

Landscaping and Fresh Flowers Included,

Food Delivery available.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Shaw (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english


based on 13 traveller reviews

Elegant Country Estate Guest House
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Westport, Ct. USA

Charming Guesthouse in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently sold our house and needed a place to stay in August. We were fortunate to find this lovely guesthouse on a beautiful and peaceful 4 acre estate. We loved everything about this clean, bright and fresh guesthouse.It was large, about 800 sq. ft. and fully stocked with everything you need to live as if you were home. It had a perfect layout with a bathroom, kitchen , living room and a separate bedroom. A bonus was a large and comfortable screened in porch with a grill. The location was excellent, close to town, Redding, Easton, Bethel, Danbury and 84. There is a wonderful Italian restaurant less than 4 miles away called Tambascio's. We thoroughly enjoyed our month at this lovely guesthouse which I would highly recommend. Janet, the owner and Debbie, the property manager are both a pleasure to deal with. Newtown is great town with many things to do. We especially enjoyed Lake Zoar , Sticks and Stones (to take a short hike) and of course the ice cream at Ferris Acres Creamery.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. You were perfect house guests, please think of us in the future. Sincerely, Janet
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Enfield, CT

Very well maintained and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is comfortable, clean and although "in the woods" it is about ten minutes from the Metro North rail station in Bethel, CT. From there day tripping to NYC is a breeze.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review. We hope you were able to enjoy our wonderful town and surrounding towns filled with great restaurants, shopping, spas, fruit picking, parks, hiking, swimming, fresh homemade ice cream, boating and so on...We are just 20 minutes from New Haven Yale University...Great little city for day and night.
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A nice cottage but needs a few updates

  • 4 of 5

We were pleased with the property owners and manager. The location and setting were excellent . The bedroom area had been updated. However the furniture in the living room was outdated and extremely uncomfortable. The bathroom could use a bit of work but I would recommend making improvements on the living room furniture in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, You were very nice house guests, thank you for leaving our place nice and in good condition.. We heard you during your stay and have taken out the living room furniture and replaced it with (2) new sofas that fit perfect and feel great. For your discomfort we would like to give you a one night free stay with any one night paid... We will be changing the photos soon showing the new furniture. Sincerely, Janet
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My stay at the cottage was delightful.

  • 5 of 5

i stayed almost 3 weeks and my stay was wonderful. The owner & property manager were very friendly & helpful. the cottage was very clean and comfortable. the property is beautiful with big, gorgeous old trees. too bad the weather was cold because we didn't get to enjoy the screened in porch. that would be delightful in Spring, Summer & Fall.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, spacious with full kitchen, screened-in porch and a lovely view of the grounds. Situated in a wooded area, surrounded by mansions that have to be seen to be believed. Everything was great. GPS is a necessity for getting around on the winding roads.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We hope you return again in the future...You were a perfect house guest. Sincerely, Janet
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Secluded Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a month and enjoyed the stay. Very nice and responsive owners and house manager, cottage cleaned weekly. Bonus screened porch with comfortable furniture overlooking rustic backyard, awaken to birds singing and horses whinnying. Nicely stocked kitchen and towels. Note, a large home on same property rents, you will sometimes see children playing out back of the cottage when this is rented (which was never an issue) and bathroom is at the opposite end of the cottage from the bathroom with windows in between in the living room, shower is located at a slanted point in the home, ok if you are 6'0 or under. Picture of living area needs to be updated to include a futon type bed at end of room, a coffee table and a vinyl flower covering on the couch instead of the white covering. Both pieces of furniture shown need to be replaced to afford better comfort. There is no washer/dryer. A/C are box units in bedroom and living room. Overall a good value and we would recommend for anyone staying in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You were wonderful house guests, we hope you return in the future. This fall the bath room will be completely renovated removing the tub/shower and creating a larger walk-in shower. The sofa is the same sofa as the white shown, the cotton gold fabric was our winter look, the white slip covers are the summer...We did not put the whites on this year. Great suggestion to add a washer and dryer. We will look into adding that in the fall. We are always making improvements to our place, new photos will be added...Thank you again for being wonderful house guests.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Westchester NY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Redding Road House
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I95 & I84
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Inn at Newtown
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Woodbury Ski
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Westport/Long Island Sound
Car: necessary

45 Minutes from New York City

25 Minutes from The Long Island Sound

25 Minutes to New Haven

20 Minutes to Ridgefield & Westport

10 Minutes to Movies, Shopping, Fine Dinning

7 Minutes to the pool and Tennis

1 Minutes to the Horses for Lessons and Ridding

Other Activities: Swimming, Tennis, Horseback all within minutes away.

Golf: Golfing Range and Club 15 Minutes away

Ski: Woodbury Ski 40 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Newtown, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
25 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
27 May 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Long term renters welcome, Please call Janet for long term rates (203) 948-7405

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Newtown, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Full bath, tub/shower w/luxury towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Custom King Bed with highest quality bedding
  • Private vaulted ceiling bedroom, King Bed, w/lots of light. an Aero Bed can be added and used in living room..we offer a full size or two singles..Our house manager sets this up if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
New Renovation, cool with A/C in the summer or warm in the winter with lovely light and beautiful property...everything cared for and everything included..WIFI, cable, plowing, heat, electric, ground lit walkways, parking, laundry and weekly cleaning,