|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Immerse yourself in Connecticut’s serenity by reserving a stay at this elegant Norwich vacation rental house. This is a truly restful place, where you can hear the calming sounds of church bell chimes and have easy access to a variety of exciting local attractions!
Boasting 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 10 guests throughout 2,000 square feet of well appointed living space, this stately residence is perfect for large families or group of close friends looking to explore Connecticut’s rich history. The moment you first arrive, you’ll simply fall in love with the home's beautiful surroundings - the front of the house looks out onto Chelsea Parade, which was designated in the late 1800’s as a military parade ground, showcasing several small monuments devoted to those who have served this country. Norwich Free Academy and the Slater Art Museum are also right by the house, as well as Park Congregational Church, which has charming church bells that chime the hours and a delightful selection of hymns played on the bells at noon.
Inside, this home is even more impressive! You’ll love the spacious elegance throughout its impeccably furnished interior, especially in the large ballroom. For your entertainment, the billiards room has a small yet very enjoyable pool table and the library offers a sizable selection of page-turners, along with a lovely arched Victorian-era window. The front bedrooms, called the French and Chinese Chippendale rooms, receive an abundance of glorious natural sunlight, while the other 3 rooms – the Queen Anne, Hitchcock, and Canopy bedrooms – get a little less sun, making them great for sleeping in late on slow-paced vacation days.
Look forward to preparing delicious meals in the massive fully equipped kitchen, stocked with every culinary appliance you could possibly need. Gather in the adjoining formal dining room to enjoy your home-cooked dinner around the expansive table with seating for 12, decorated in gorgeous banded wood for a very elegant dining experience. Adjacent to the dining room is the Gold Parlor, a beautifully sophisticated room with an American Empire style of décor. After dinner, retreat to the Green Parlor, a very comfortable room decorated in the Chippendale style and featuring a large flat screen TV with DVD player.
This exquisite house is centrally located right next to Chelsea Parade, offering easy access to practically everything the area has to offer! Several attractions are even within walking distance, such as the Slater Art Museum, which is located right across the street. Another notable attraction close by is the Leffingwell Inn and Museum, a historic house depicting colonial life in the surrounding area. There are 6 golf courses within 30 minutes of the property, the closest being only 10 minutes away in Norwich. Lake of Isles, River Ridge, Stonington, Mohegan Sun Country Club, and the Pequot Golf Course are all nearby as well.
The property is conveniently located 20 minutes outside of New London, which offers Mystic Whaling Cruises ranging from single-day to multiple-day excursions. In September, OpSail sponsors a large schooner festival. Mystic Seaport, a museum devoted to maritime pursuits in the area, has a fascinating replica of a historic village located just 30 minutes from the home, along with Mystic Aquarium. Essex Steam Train and Riverboat are approximately 30 minutes away, featuring schooner tours of the area that depart from the riverboat platform. The Connecticut River Museum and Pratt House are also located there. Additionally, you'll find a great children’s museum in Niantic, about 35 minutes away. For the shopping enthusiast in the group, Westbrook and Clinton outlet malls are just a bit south of Niantic. No matter how you choose to spend your time during your stay in Connecticut, this quaint Norwich vacation rental house ensures a relaxing getaway you won't forget anytime soon!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a very spacious fully equipped kitchen, stunning ballroom, library, billiards room with pool table, gorgeous views of Chelsea Parade, flat screen TV with DVD player, lovely formal dining room, and much more
- Fantastic location! Across from the Slater Art Museum and easy access to numerous Connecticut attractions
- Master Bedroom (Queen Anne): Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Canopy): Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3 (French): Full-sized Bed
- Bedroom 4 (Chinese Chippendale): Full-sized Bed
- Bedroom 5 (Hitchcock): 2 Twin-sized Beds
- A Crib can be available upon prior request
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
The house had a lot of wonderful things. Lots of room for all to enjoy. We were there with a group of Girl Scouts and we did use the BALL ROOM to have a great time. Yes it is a work in progress.
The location was good very easy to get to the highways for day trips etc.
Some of the downside was the way things were prepared for our stay. No towels were out, no hand soap in any of the bathrooms, extra toilet paper. The rugs were dirty to say the least, ball room had not been touched for awhile! When this was brought up to the owner was told you are renting a house not staying in a hotel!! The BIGGEST problem were the little ants in the kitchen they got into our food for which we had to toss it out. Yes the owner to refund us some money towards the food.
Wish the owner good luck with her place.
We loved the Teel House. It is a lovely historic home with all of the charm one would expect of a New England Estate. We were pleasantly surprised to find that despite the age of the building there was NO mold or mildew. The home is beautifully furnished with antiques from the region and the rooms are large and bright. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with modern appliances. The home is outfitted with a dining room table that seats at least 12. The back porch was lovely and we enjoyed both morning coffee and evening cocktails together on the porch. The bedrooms were large and airy, and the beds were comfortable. Having 3 bathrooms in an old home like this was a great surprise. We really enjoyed our stay.
The only reason we didn't give it a 5 was because the cleaning staff did not do a great job preparing the home for our arrival. While the renovations are not complete, we did not find that to be an issue at all, and are looking forward to visiting in the future to see the evolution of the remodel. Also note, this home is not handicap accessible. As with most homes this age, there are steps at both the front and back entrance and no bedrooms on the first floor.
If you are looking for a modern home, this is not the house for you, but if you understand that homes of this era have their own special charm, you will love this place. We do!
Big house with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms (although one of the four bathrooms listed was unusable which was a bit disappointing and a challenge). Some of the furniture needs a little upkeep, but the house worked out well for our needs and the owner was very good to work with on all matters. Nice central location.
My co-workers and I stayed at the Teel House for our girls wine tasting weekend. The house is definitely aged but it gives it great character. The location is perfectly placed and the yard with a tree swing was just and added bonus! Not to mention the affordable price! Definitely recommend!!!!! We are already planning a trip back for next year!!!!
Teel house is beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you might need, and the local contact was responsive. Plenty of room in the dining room, and the pool table was a lot of fun. It is conveniently located near the Norwich Spa and the Casinos. The historical house needs some updating though, and the carpeting and old bathrooms triggered a mold allergy in two of our party.
Spent NYE celebration with a group of friends in the amazing Teel House. The property is very large and nicely decorated. Kitchen is fully remodeled and stocked with all necessities to host a dinner party. We were a bit concerned how warm the house will be because of its size but heat worked well and it was nice and cozy - only the third floor with ballroom & billiards was a bit chilly but we didn't use that space as much.
Do keep in mind that the furniture is older and can be fragile. We had an issue with one of the beds being previously broken but thankfully had an extra room for the friends to move into.
Overall a great experience! Thank you for making our NYE so special :)