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Elizabeth

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Stay in The Heart of Chester Village, Convenient to Shoreline and Middletown

4 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house

Overview

Photos and Description of this Chester Center holiday house

Bright, airy and beautifully appointed 3 bed, 3 bath single family home in the heart of quintessential New England. Stroll to world class dining and shopping in Chester Village or just keep strolling to the sounds of the town's many creeks and waterfalls. Chester is beautiful year round! Go antiquing, take the ferry across the river to Gillette Castle, paddle around Cedar Lake or go hiking in the Cockaponset Forest.

15 minutes down the road from Middletown and 10 minutes from the CT shoreline.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elizabeth (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

Reviews

4.3
based on 4 traveller reviews

Stay in The Heart of Chester Village, Convenient to Shoreline and Middletown
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
5

Spacious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and comfortable house in a beautiful, wooded and peaceful setting near "downtown" Chester. The kitchen seemed quite well-equipped with utensils, dishes, and particularly with lots of pots and pans. It was roomy and well laid out and looked like it would be easy to prepare meals there. Nice dining area. We only stayed for two nights, though, and took advantage of two Chester restaurants (Rustica and River Tavern) for dinner and breakfasts at The Villager. The master bedroom is upstairs and is huge; king bed was quite comfortable. Very large closets for your things. Lighting in the shower room could be brighter and you need to bring your own shower gel/soap. There is a separate loft area upstairs with a couch and a large TV (we didn't try it). You do also have to go up stairs to get into the house. The owner, Elizabeth, was always prompt in responding to my questions when making the reservation. We also had a couple of questions when we were in the house and she again responded very quickly. It's nice to know that someone will get back to you right away.

Chester is a lovely town and a good base for visiting the southern Connecticut River valley or the shore towns. This house would be good for a family with older children or perhaps two couples. Lots of space and several seating areas for conversation, reading, etc. Would definitely recommend Elizabeth's house.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect for a family stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in Chester. The house was convenient to the Essex Trains (we were in town with 2 3-year olds), and a 35 minute drive to Mystic Seaport. House was beautiful, well-kept, clean, and super comfortable for our group of 4 adults and 2 kids. The owner was very responsive and helpful with local suggestions, etc. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

David

  • 4 of 5

Pro: house is nice, quiet neighborhood

Cons: we came in finding several items left over from previous renter, Apple TV was missing, gas grill was low, among other small issue, which we ignored. Then, the property manager shown up un-announced and did not wait for us to answer the door, before she stormed in. It was until after we checked out, the owner called and complaint about all the stuffs that I mentioned above (personal item left over, TV would not work, remote control missing). I must admitted, we forgot one (1) kitchen chair outside on the patio. Most interesting, I can heard she slamed the phone off after telling me that I left too many trash bags in front of the garage. I wished I could ask her: "where will I put them, in the wood ?" but was not given a chance. Anyway, it was totally unprofessional. Let not forget, the rent includes the extra charges for clean up + insurance. If all trash was collected and placed neathly in front of the garage where they supposed to be, and consider "unacceptable" according to the owner, then I honestly suggest the next guest to bring your own trash bag and prepare to load trash in your car as you made your way out.

Other than the said above, the property and local Chester village is wonderful. I could have given 5* if it wasn't the phone slammed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, As I stated in your welcome email, I generally stop by to check in the day after our tenants' arrival. I always call ahead, but received no answer so I drove by the property and heard very loud music and saw a large number of people in the house. I knocked on the door but there was no answer. I came in to find the furniture, including the television, rearranged. There were about 20 people in the house, which we had leased for 7 people. This property is not suited for large parties and is in a very quiet neighborhood. I had a conversation with you about leaving the house as you had found it and ensuring that you keep the music down so as to not disturb our neighbors. For a two day stay, you left 17 bags of garbage and countless beer cans and wine bottles in front of the house. Chairs were overturned in the patio. Indoor furniture was left outside. Dirty dishes were everywhere. Our garage door was broken. Our apple TV remote went missing and you moved our television without bothering to hook it all back together. In the 3 years I have been renting 3 properties I have never come across anything like this, nor have I ever gotten a bad review. We work very hard to keep the home clean and comfortable and have until now, always had tenants treat the property with utmost respect. Sincerely, Elizabeth
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4

Great Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house worked great as a Chester/Conn River Valley vacation home. It is very close to the village center with some amazing restaurants, nice shops, good farmers market. We visited state parks with lakes and hiking, Essex, Gillet Castle. The house is very roomy and comfortable - larger than the pictures look. It is in a quiet residential area. Overall it was a good choice for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Chester Center, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
A$234
A$1,605
A$4,281
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$201 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$132
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Chester Center, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , Pulls out to queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered