About This Listing
Brand-new bathrooms are now featured in this beautiful mid-century modern glass and wood house in the forest. With only 2 hours from both New York City and Boston, this is the ideal sanctuary for a perfect getaway, minimum 3 nights required.
Bright and modern home built in 1977 with contemporary clean lines and interesting architectural details. There are lots of rooms, 2,580 sqf. of them, on several split levels offering the perfect balance between open living and intimate spaces. The many walls of glass make you feel that you are part of the surrounding nature yet the modern decor and amenities provide for all the luxuries you deserve. Complete privacy is guaranteed by the surrounding trees and 3,8 acres of land.
The Bedrooms (3 full, 2 convertible)
There are three proper bedrooms, the master bedroom with fireplace as well as the second bedroom with en-suite bathroom are on the second floor with lots of natural daylight and an airy feel, both feature queen size beds.
The third, slightly smaller bedroom also features a queen size bed is on the lower ground floor with its own patio and direct access into the lawn.
Both the office, overlooking the kitchen dining area, as well as the media room which is completely private, have sleeper sofas that can be converted into comfortable single (or lovers) sleeping quarters.
The Bathrooms (3.5), 2.5 Brand New!
The bathrooms have just been fully redone, combining luxurious elegance with 21st century style.
The master bathroom has double sinks and a large walk-in shower and serves the master bedroom and both conversion rooms. The second bathroom featuring shower and sink is an en-suite to the second bedroom. The third bathroom is down the hallway of the lower level bedroom, this one is a little small and not yet renovated, some guests prefer to use the master bath. Next to the main entrance is a stylish and well-designed half bath or powder room with toilet and sink.
Living & Dining
The centerpiece of the property is the large living room with a beautiful fireplace, a designer sofa, two arm chairs and a rocking chair. A split level up is the dining area seating 8 very comfortably. The sun room, adjacent to the living room, which is ideal for aperitifs or a quiet read, leads onto the outdoor patio for dining, BBQs or lounging.
The kitchen is equipped with all the modern appliances one would expect, it has lots of natural daylight and is spacious enough for a serious team cook out, adjacent is the kitchen dining area, seating 6 to 8. This area features 3 sides of glass walls and leads onto the surrounding patio, this is our favorite place to enjoy breakfast.
1/4 mile driveway off the main road CT-156 and Saunders Hollow Road ensures absolute calm and total privacy.
Two car garage on property and plenty of outdoor space for additional cars
Media room with large 50" TV, Xfinity & Rokku, surround sound throughout the house, iPod docking station
Separate office area if you must catch up on emails, although wireless is available throughout the house and the outdoors.
Who should stay:
Ideal for couples of all genres, groups of friends, families with teenage or older children, architect and design admirers, adventurists, nature and outdoor sports lovers.
Not so ideal for families with very young children, elderly or physically challenged people as there are many stairs throughout the house.
Beaches & Water Sports
Whilst not directly located on the water, there are many water fun options nearby. The closest beach, Old Lyme's very own, is a 10 minute drive from the house, 20 minutes by bike. Connecticut River access is 3 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from the property or Rodgers Lake is a 10 minute drive; for both there are excellent options for kayaking, canoeing, even swimming and fishing.
Other things to do
Great biking, cycling, hiking opportunities, explore the uniqueness of Connecticut River whether it be the ferry crossing, Gillette Castle or the Goodspeed Playhouse. Our favorite and best kept secret dining and antique or art shopping recommendations can be provided upon request.
Old Lyme is exactly two hours from both New York and Boston. Take exit 70 on I95 and go east on CT-156 for 2 miles to reach the property. It is recommended to have a car (or bike or roller), however there is an Enterprise rent-a-car close to the Old Saybrook train station (they pick you up at the train, if you ask). Old Saybrook can be reached by Amtrak from both New York and Boston in 2 hours or from New York via Metro North and Connecticut Shoreline changing in New Heaven.
For more questions or tips, please contact us directly.
Guests have access to all the rooms and facilities of the house and the surroundings including outdoor patio, charcoal grill, two bikes and 3.8 acres of forest.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests pre and during the stay, and if possible we try to meet the guests either at check-in or check-out but if we are not able to be on location, our very friendly and helpful property manager will be there to greet you.
Chris and Darren are the perfect hosts, their home is even more beautiful than the images show.
Actually it was so nice that we stay even twice in a row...
Do not hessitate to stay in this housein the middle of the woods in the most beautiful setting ever.
Through thoughtful details and touches (friendly notes, festive decorations, recommendations etc etc...), Christoph offered us a warm and cozy home for our Thanksgiving Reunion. The house in itself is absolutely gorgeous, nestled between the trees overlooking the woods. The house is fully equipped and has everything you might be thinking of to offer. We already miss the house and we are already planning to spend sometime there this summer!
My family and a couple of friends spent our weekend together at chris' vacation house. It was my first getaway since I had my first baby girl. The house was as gorgeous as it looks in the picture. What is more impressive was all the interior details the owner put in the house. Very beautiful room, kitchen and appliances made my stay more enjoyable. Both property manager and chris were extremely kind and helpful. We had such a wonderful time at the house. I definately recommend this house for anyone whos looking for some quality getaway. Once again, I thank chris for making my weekend enjoyable!
Chris and Darren were excellent hosts- the home is beautiful and inviting, and their check ins over the weekend were very thoughtful. Even during the off-season of the area, it was scenic and relaxing. Their property manager, Ellie, was very sweet and accommodating as well- being very flexible with when she'd meet and show us around. Their welcome booklet showcased their thoughtfulness, being detailed and thorough as to the details of both the house and the area. Thanks again!
Both the host and the property manager were extremely welcoming and helpful. The house and grounds were beautiful especially with the fall colors. The art and accessories in the home were tasteful and lovely. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable.
About the Host, Christoph
Am a digital marketing professional working in the hospitality industry and live in New York City.
We recently purchased a second home in the wonderful city of Old Lyme and we are looking for cool people that are interested in renting the modern yet luxurious house, built in 1977.
Please drop me a note if you have any questions whether that be on the house or the lovely area of coastal Connecticut.