About this listing
Light filled and comfortable, our house sits on a private two acres , min. from charming New Canaan village and train. Very tastefully furnished we can accommodate 9/10 guests. Fantastic sledding slopes in winter and great pool (solar heating system) with a lot of outdoor spaces. Perfect vacation spot!!
Lovely decor in the heart of prestigious new Canaan
The entire house
New Canaan si one of the prettiest New England town with great shopping restaurants and a movie theatre.
New Canaan train station is 5 minutes from the property. Train to NYC is about 60 mn.
Stamford train station is about 20 minutes.
New York Manhattan is one hour drive or train.
Other things to note
We have 5 bedrooms. 2 with a king size bed. 1 with a queen size bed. 1 with a three quarter bed. And 1 with a very comfortable queen size sofa bed.
Children using the pool are to be supervised by an adult at all times. The Property is fenced in; however, the area directly around the pool is not surrounded by a childproof fence.
Smoking: Is not permitted in the house or on the premises.
Pets: Are not allowed on the property, unless approved during reservation process.
We allow a maximum of 10 guests on the property. If you are planning to have a party with additional guests, it needs to be approved prior to the rental date and is subject to an extra fee.
Keys: 1 set of keys (operating the front door and the windows by the deck).
Always lock all doors when leaving the house.
Garbage pick-up: once a week (early morning friday). The outside control pad for garage is on the right door in the inside it is along the door frame that leads to the mud room. Be sure the garage door is closed at all times to avoid raccoons or squirrel to move in.
Games: Please do not use the racing bike. Others are ok to use. Ping pong table be sure to bring in at night. Basket ball hoop for your convenience, please do not change the height.
House maintenance: summer only.
Once a week: pool (please do not use the pool heat otherwise there will be an additional cost)
Lawn and bushes: 1x week
Internet: NETGEAR45 password: quietfinch722 The router is in the library. The cell service is very bad in the house. Let me know if you are desperate to get service and I can add you to our cell tower. The house phone number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Use the blue bin for recycling: paper, glass, plastic. I keep the blue bin in the garage and use brown grocery bags upstairs for temporary holding recyclings
Keep doors and windows closed for mosquitoes and flies
Please clean up food, crumbs etc…on counter tops and/or floor (for ants!).
There is a small vacuum in the pantry, if the pantry is locked, I will leave the vacuum outside for you.
Dishwasher machine: use a pod ea time you run it.
Close gas after usage. Please clean grid after each usage (brush on the side). And replace cover when you are done using.
If you run out, in the village go to the gas station, or the hardware store, they can help you refill. While a gas BBQ is provided for guests, guests assume all liability and are responsible for their safety during use.
Outdoor cushions need to be brought inside every night. Because of sprinkler and humidity.
As of June 21 2016, the pool will be heated by solar panels on the roof of the house. There is no additional heating cost for our guests. Before that, cold water is very good for your heart and improves blood circulation.
We will leave pool and bathroom towels for you
Laundry Room: Washing machine and dryer. Please clean filter (dryer) after each usage.
The bar is a really nice gathering spot. But please use your own liquor, and with moderation!
One of the closet in the master suite is locked, the other is for you
The shower has a steam function which you can control from inside or outside the shower. Please do NOT touch the steam temperature as it is broken and doesn’t adjust well. The steam works great as is, you need to start it 5 minutes before you go in the shower. In that case, be sure to close the upper glass panel, all doors in the bathroom and start the vent, controlled in the bathroom.
Toilets: Please do NOT throw anything in the toilets but toilet paper, the septic system will not tolerate.
Heat and Cool
We have 3 zones, each one controlled by a thermostat. The basement one is on the left of the utility door.
The main floor one is in the DR
The upper floor one is in the master
If you are going to use AC, switch the thermostat to cold. Please be careful, AC uses a lot of energy and has a very big impact on our electric bill and the environment. We use AC very carefully, never set a thermostat under 76 degres, always close windows when in use and try to leave the shades down during hot days to prevent bedrooms from over heating. If we feel AC has been used carelessly and our electric bill skyrocketed, we will deduct from your safety deposit.