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Handcrafted New England Cape, Private Grounds, Perfect Family Retreat, Worc10min

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 222 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Five Bedroom, Spacious, Beautiful Grounds, Bring the Family

Sarah’s Haven is a Nelson Phipps beautifully handcrafted Cape in the heart of Massachusetts built in 1953 from the lumber milled from the land. All the walls are original pine board walls, handcrafted cabinetry, red oak floors, with a huge central stone fireplace gracing the living room. It has nine rooms, five bedrooms, and can sleep 10-11.

Sarah’s Haven sits on over four acres of pristine privacy overlooking it’s own pond. Daffodils, irises, and lilies abound in the spring, while azaleas, butterfly bushes, orange blossoms, and trumpet vines follow all summer.

Bask in the summer warmth or swing on the rope swing, hike trails, or just enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty surrounding this home. Huge picture windows look out over the pond and the acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. It's the perfect hide-a-way for the whole family.

All this is within ten minutes of downtown Worcester attractions: theaters, colleges, medical facilities, DCU events, and museums.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Southwick
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Leicester, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , sink, upstairs full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, downstairs half bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink; second floor half bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , View overlooking the pond
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Private, Hide-a-way room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Two twin beds, great kids room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , The Adventure Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed , Tiny nook of a room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Study on first floor with a full futon sofa bed
  • Most bedrooms are on the second floor. There is one study on the first floor with a futon sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Handcrafted New England Cape, Private Grounds, Perfect Family Retreat, Worc10min
average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful home in a quiet and beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and well appointed home particularly for its age to spend a couple days. If you like places with lots of homey charm look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Beautiful house. What you would think of when you think New England.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely surroundings, so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family, visiting for Clark's graduation. Beautiful home crafted with love!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, lovely location

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

We have had a family reunion at this house twice and it has been amazing both times. The first time, it was a surprise-- we picked the house because it is near our 95 year old grandpa who couldn't travel. It was amazing! Comfortable, ideal for families and it is so well supplied with everything imaginable so we didn't have to bring basics with us. Most amazingly is that this house was hand built and has really cool cabinets and gizmos built in throughout the house. It's a masterpiece!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and setting.

  • 5 of 5

We chose Sarah's Haven as a location from which my wife and I and her parents to visit relatives in Westborough and tour Boston and other Massachusetts areas. The house is splendid. Not only is it beautiful and historic, in a rustic setting, but it is well equipped for a budget vacation. It slept the four of us, providing plenty of space, privacy, and restrooms to be comfortable. We could easily have hosted some of the relatives as well. The kitchen had everything we needed, including some spices, ingredients, cofee and tea, to cook meals in and avoid the the expense of eating all meals out.

The house was very pleasantly clean inside and out with plenty of extra sheets, towels, and supplies for our stay.

The private and beautiful location was excellent. A beautiful view of the pond and sufficient separation from the road and neighboring houses to afford plenty of privacy. There is a frisbee golf course that abuts the rear of the property, but it was not being used at this time of year. I did use the course to take a quick nature walk and was very surprised to look over the hill to see the Worcester Regional Airport runway right there. I was surprised because I never noticed any airplanes coming or going. My wife's parents stayed in the house during one whole day to recover from a day of touring Boston, and they did hear and see airplanes coming and going, but were more entertained than disturbed. There were no air traffic disruptions in the morning or night.

Sadly, we never had the opportunity to meet Rebecca, the property manager. She did call us the morning of our arrival to explain the easy access to the house and make sure everything was good. Rebecca was very accommodating when, after a 2" overnight snowfall, she made sure to call her plow service to make sure we could get back up the driveway in our two-wheel drive rental car later in the day.

Overall an excellent experience, not a single exception to a great experience.

Thank you Rebecca for providing such a wonderul, interesting, and peaceful place to enjoy our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Worcester 3 miles; Boston Logan International
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Maple Hill Disc Golf; Marshall Street Disc Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack, Worcester
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many wonderful Restaurants
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Leicester, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Cleaning A$127.09

Rates above are for up to 6 guests. For more than 6 guests add $25.00/guest/night.
Cleaning Fee: $95.00 for up to 6 guests for weekend and weekly stays, $125.00 for more than 6 guests and one month or longer stays.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week @ $1,500.00/week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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