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Cozy gardener's cottage on sprawling Fairfield estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Prime location on Estate with Apple orchard, Gardens, Tennis court and Pool

Newly renovated stone cottage with fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Large family room with comfortable seating and flat screen TV. Updated full bath with tile shower. First floor washer and dryer. Second floor has two bedrooms with bedding and sheets. Rent includes all utilities, wi-fi, premium cable TV, tenant's use of tennis court, gunite pool and parking for one car in enclosed garage. 6 min from center of Fairfield; 10 min from Westport center. Perfect for a weekly visit or summer getaway, parents visiting Fairfield or Sacred Heart universities, grandparents visiting family.

Arlene Carpenter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Arlene Carpenter

I'm a film enthusiast, a bridge lover, and a crossword puzzler who enjoys good wine. I have a passion for exercise. Having recently retired, I'm well into my bucket list.

Arlene Carpenter purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Arlene Carpenter chose Fairfield

My husband and I fell in love with the property twenty years ago. It offers the convenience of being close to the center of town while it feels like we're out in the country.

What makes this cottage unique

Apple orchard, tennis court, pool and gardens make this a wonderful setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairfield in Fairfield County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly renovated with large glass shower enclosure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have windows on two sides for good circulation. Air conditioners are provided in the summer but often not needed. One bedroom has a queen size bed and other a double. Both have spacious closets and small seating areas.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Cozy gardener's cottage on sprawling Fairfield estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Christmas and New Year's in Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and magical place to stay over Christmas and New Year's. The cottage was charming, cozy, comfortable and very well appointed, just the kind of home away we were looking for to spend time with our loved ones. Our hosts, Arlene and Gerard could not have been more accommodating and friendly. They greeted us with a bottle of champagne and invited us to their spectacular barn just a few yards away the night before we left to sit by a roaring fire and toast the new year.

We highly recommend this special place!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The impromptu party was as much fun for us as you. We love having guests like you over the holidays. It makes the season even more special to share it with new friends.
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Wonderful choice over conventional hotels

  • 5 of 5

I recently completed a six week stay in the cottage during a relocation to the area. I chose the cottage over a long term hotel alternative and it was the best possible choice. The cottage is amazing, with luxury bed and bath amenities. It's absolutely peaceful while being close to downtown Fairfield and the Merritt Parkway. Arlene and her husband are excellent hosts and took care of every need. The property is beautiful as well and so are the surrounding neighborhoods. There is no comparison to a hotel - this is the only way to stay and have an atmosphere to relax and recover whether from work or sightseeing. 100% recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Stars Are Not Enough!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cottage for a month this summer and can confirm that all the positive reviews are spot on. The cottage, grounds and hospitality of Arlene and Gerard greatly exceeded our expectations. Our every need was anticipated and provided for by our wonderful hosts. We have already booked for next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you and Rick here. We're working some improvements including putting in a dishwasher this winter. Hopefully, this will make your stay next year even better. Thanks again, Arlene
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The property is amazing and Arlene and Gerard are wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property with everything you could ask for at your fingertips. The cottage and the grounds are meticulously maintained and provide a very relaxing environment for your stay. Arlene and Gerard are wonderful hosts and we look forward to visiting them on a regular basis.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We try to make it as stress free as possible and we hope you will make it a regular stay. We love having you...and Calvin.
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Wonderful time in this beautiful..cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog had a wonderful time in the Gardener's Cottage.The grounds are outstanding. Our hosts were wonderful and available for any questions about the area etc.

We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a wonderful time with Dan and JoAnne and our very favorite, Lily. I think she may have enjoyed the place more than any of us.
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Arlene and Gerard were great hosts! We found the cottage perfect for our needs. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. The property was absolutely beautiful!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not have asked for kinder, more respectful tenants. It was our pleasure to have you here.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Patterson Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Fairfield Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Merritt Parkay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fairfield Beach
Car: necessary

Two bedroom gardener's cottage on a 3 acre estate with a tennis court, pool and gardens. Only a short distance from Fairfield Beach for summer activities. A short drive to ski areas in the north. Beautiful area for walking and hiking. A quiet setting surrounded by trees.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairfield, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £186.13
Cleaning Fee £74.45

There is a non-refundable cleaning fee of $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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