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Bright Stylish Chic 4BR 4BA Home 1 Hour to NYC Close to Greenwich CT Shops

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 353 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to this sunny, chic 4BR, 4BA updated country house with skylights galore

Just one hour from New York City, this is a very charming and stylishly updated old house that is perfect for families. It is located in the country area of North Stamford, right on the border of Greenwich. It was built in 1869 (there is a hitching post out front), and then was updated twice recently with a sunroom with woodburning stove, large playroom stocked with toys, and a master suite and bath. It has 3,880 square feet. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 with tubs.

CHECK IN TIME: 3 PM

CHECK OUT TIME: 11 AM

There is a large backyard. At the far end of the yard is a pond and stone patio. In the spring and summer there are frogs in the pond, and the occasional turtle.

The playroom is large, sunny, and stocked with toys that kids are welcome to play with.

Our outdoor swingset / playset accommodates small children - best for children 10 and under. Please no adult use. Thanks.

We leave a binder in the house that is full of detailed info about the house, wireless access, garbage pickup, the area, shopping, activities, restaurants, recreation, etc. We are very easy to contact via text or phone with any questions at all you have during your stay -- no matter how small. Thanks!

The neighborhood is bucolic and rural. There's a horse farm nearby, down a winding road. The forested Mianus River Park, with its lovely hiking trails that run alongside the river, is a 3-minute drive from the house, great for jogging, hiking, mountain-biking or walking the dogs (or kids!). The house has easy access to the Merritt parkway (Route 15) so getting into NYC or to nearby Greenwich, CT is easy. Shopping on trendy Greenwich Ave. (Saks, Tiffany, J. Crew, etc.) is 15-20 minutes away. Stamford train station is about 15-20 minutes from the house, and has many trains running into New York's Grand Central station, a 1-hour train ride away.

Please do NOT put anything other than toilet paper in toilets - no feminine products or baby wipes, etc. or there may be plumbing problems. Thank you.

Please note that beyond 4 people, we charge an additional fee of $5 per guest, per night.

A note re: Air conditioning. The master bedroom and downstairs playroom have central air, and the other bedrooms have window air conditioning units. We use fans in the summer in the other downstairs rooms.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled before 60 days in advance of dates booked. If cancelled with less than 60 but over 30 days in advance of dates booked, 50% refund. If cancelled less than 30 days in advance of dates booked, NO refund. (I will try my best to refund you in full or part if I am able to rent out the dates that you originally booked to a another party.) Thanks!

More Details

Owner
Deirdre
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Deirdre

I am a married mother of two boys, ages 4 and 7. I am a TV writer and a novelist.

Deirdre purchased this house in 2014

Why Deirdre chose Stamford

We bought this house because I grew up in the area and my family is close by.

What makes this house unique

We love the character of this home. It has old roots but has been updated beautifully. We also love the huge backyard, tire swing and pond in the backyard. The large and sunny playroom is a huge benefit for us with kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home was not only immaculate, well-kept , and loved in every way but was more than your average home away from home. The pictures did not do it justice. It was much better in person ..a rarity these days. We were a large group on a long overdue reunion but there was everything available to accommodate all of her needs... from a great kitchen...dinnerware ..serving pieces cooking utensils ...to comfortable sleeping arrangements with beautiful linens and lots of room!!! everyone was sad to leave but if still available plan to make it a reunion destination as often as we can. The informative instruction book was our Bible and told us everything we needed to know about the property and the surrounding areas.
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North Stamford, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 353 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Double sinks, luxurious bathroom, with laundry too.
    Bathroom on First Floor - "Powder Room" with Shower - toilet , shower enclosure
    2nd Floor Bathroom with Shower and Tub - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    3rd Floor Bathroom - Small with Shower - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bathroom - 1 large double bed , Spacious and bright with comfy cotton linens.
    Single Bed with Trundle Underneath - Sleeps 2 - 2 single bed , This room has single bed and a single trundle underneath
    Double Bed - Corner Room - Sleeps 2 - 1 double bed
    3rd Floor Suite with Double Bed and Attached Bath - 1 double bed , This is a more private bedroom with bath on its own floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Notes:
The playroom is stocked with toys which you are welcome to use. We have 2 baby gates, 2 pack and plays, a highchair, and a changing table. There is a swing set and tire swing in the back yard. There is also a pond at the far end of the back yard.

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Bright Stylish Chic 4BR 4BA Home 1 Hour to NYC Close to Greenwich CT Shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Great Home! Great Atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home! Can't wait to book again!

The bedrooms are cosy and warm, plenty of living space and great location!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for the kids and a wonderful play room. The yard was awesome we saw lots of deer and other critters.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very well-equipped house perfect for family with kids

  • 5 of 5

This home was ideal for traveling with our 6 boys. It's very spacious, has a great back yard and is wonderfully well-stocked in every way. Pack n play, air mattresses, lots of extra bedding and towels, everything you need to do lots of cooking in the kitchen, wonderful play room and garage full of beach gear, bikes, etc. We were grateful to find such a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five miles from home for Six Days of JOY

  • 5 of 5

Our growing out-of-town family has outgrown our 2-bedroom Cos Cob condo, so we went in search of an area rental that could accommodate our need for space indoors and out. We found our perfect Home Away five miles away in Stamford (My hometown).

Spacious, open, comfortable and equipped with everything our three generations could need for our vacation. These grandmas packed potty seats and step stools, but every toilet has an integrated child seat....who knew??? The playroom was a haven for the 2 and 4 crowd and the backyard was a private oasis and nature preserve. We spotted deer, rabbits gophers and enjoyed a symphony of morning birds and evening peepers. Chasing fireflies, climbing rocks, swing set and tire swing were thoroughly entertaining between sprinkler sessions!

The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed and more. The back deck with seating for six and a gas grill overlooking the kids at play. What could be better?

Deirdre has provided everything. Just pack your clothes and don't forget a camera!

Can't wait for Home Away here next time our Indiana clan visits!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Home in SW CT

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely home! Very welcoming and comfy for our party of six adults. Lots of room for everyone to have their own space and privacy plus a large dining/family room for spending time together. Deirdre was a wonderful hostess who graciously accommodated our three small dogs as well. The property was beautiful with its large, shady backyard. We loved walking out back to check out the birds and other wildlife...lots of chipmunks, a very shy groundhog, and deer that liked to graze around the pond. Conveniently located with easy access to dining, shopping and the Stamford train station for day trips to NYC. The perfect home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy home

  • 5 of 5

Large family home. Nicely decorated and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in North Stamford, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$542
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$458
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$637.55
Cleaning Fee A$127.51

Check in time: 11 am. Check out time: 3 pm. We will try our best to accommodate early check ins and late check outs if requested. Please do not bring any additional guests to sleep at the house beyond the number you listed when you made your reservation. No smoking inside house, smoking on deck is fine. We request a 2-night stay on weekends. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled before 60 days in advance of dates booked. If cancelled with less than 60 but over 30 days in advance of dates booked, 50% refund. If cancelled less than 30 days in advance of dates booked, NO refund. (I will try my best to refund you in full or part if I am able to rent out the dates that you originally booked to a another party.) Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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