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Come stay with us on the Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1/2 Duplex 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Set on twelve acres of woods and rolling hills enjoy the quiet and rustic charm of our property. Sip your morning coffee on the back deck or take in a bon fire at twilight. Accommodations include a fully furnished kitchen, W/D and memory foam beds with 1800 count sheets.

We have no carpets and do not allow smoking in the house, please ask for location.

We also ask that you refrain from using perfumes while at the house so that our next guests can feel comfortable without any odors that might be still in the air. We hope you understand.

Smoking only allowed in driveway on our property.

We have a calf born on April 27th from the couple Midnight Red and Tequila Sunrise our resident cows, and chickens, stop up to see Macon Bacon our Miss piggy and say hi. T is in a higher plane now. We believe in treating people as we would like to be treated so think of us as family while here.

No need to purchase firewood as we have it here for purchase.

More Details

Doug and Doris
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2018

About Doug and Doris

My Great Grandparents purchased this property before 1900. They worked it as a farm for many years including through the depression. My family decided to start up the farm again in 1968 so we raised Registered Jerseys. We were fortunate to know the owners of the Farm where Elsie The Borden cow resided and we were lucky enough to get a great granddaughter of hers. I named her Daisy. We showed Daisy and Clover at the local fairs and won every conceivable ribbon you could imagine. We lived that life for 5 years. It was a good time. My wife and I tore down the old house in 1991 and put up a duplex and recently decided to start the farm again. We have chickens, a 400# pig named Macon Bacon and Red Clover. We live as much of a homestead life here as we can. Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask.

Doug and Doris purchased this house in 1890

Why Doug and Doris chose East Haddam

It is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. You can sit in the hot tub and stare at the stars when out at night.

What makes this house unique

The Cedar trees, the brook, the woods Plus, We have a Dry Heat Sauna or jump in the Hot Tub. And don't forget Miss Macon Bacon and her farm friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Haddam in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • no cosmetics in the hot tub
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 , Bath with Shower
  • We provide linens, T.T. and hand soap
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Full size pillow top bed with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Full size pillow top with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Livingroom with full size futon with 1800 count sheets
  • Clean and comfortable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.28 based on 25 reviews

Waist of money

  • 1 of 5

The house was nice an Beds where exter soft but I’m goin to stay only how I really felt we had no heat the hole time we had to sit in the car to get heat we only went for the hot tub an steam room but we couldn’t use not one of them we only used the hot tub for a hour an he was like we took all the water out of the tub and we was to fat to use it there was no TVs the WiFi never worked the worst Birthday ever only was fun seeing the Animals

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all they arrived very late + wanted to use the hot tub which I had no problem with. I lower the temp when not in use but it was on all day. I explained our heating system as I do with every guest. The duplex is heated by 1 furnace + controlled from our side + not because people would abuse it it's that the furnace on the other side was 50 years old + taken out of service. Both houses are supplemented by forced air from a stove on location. I am very conscious of the fact of the heat and monitor the thermostat all the time. It never went below 66 at night + it was always on 72 during the day + along with the forced air it is more than comfortable. I can see their car from my living room + they never "went out to the car to get warm". Sat. night went somewhere after 11:30 for what seemed to be 2 hours. My daughter had to get up at 2:30 am that night and was up when I received a text message around that time to turn the heat up which when I looked was around 66 but turned it up. My wife gets up early every day and turns the heat up to 72 around 5-5:30am. As far as the HOT TUB is concerned. It is a 5 person tub, ok I have never had to mention this before but I asked how many would be going in the tub and they said three. I gently said that since they are not average sized women they should be aware of the fact about the water. I swear to God I never called them fat, that's outrageous. After they got out on Friday night I went to put the cover on it and noticed about 9-10" of water gone. It was dark so I could not see that the tub was used as a bath tub....IT WAS FILTHY! I found that out Sat. morning + did nothing about it as it was cold out. Well, Sat. night they wanted to use it again + instead of telling them it was dirty or did not have the proper water level in it or that they messed up the memory of the heater pump I told them that in would not heat up enough by the time they wanted to use it. This was 9:00pm mind you. The reason is two fold, there was not enough water in it and the pump failed. Ofcourse, I tried to be a good host + not accuse them that it was their fault so I was nice by saying it could not be used. So they asked to use the Dry Heat Sauna, I had to decline them using it because it's outside and it was freezing out and would take way too long to heat up to proper temp + I don't think they wanted to pay the fee to use it. Sun. I spent 4hrs cleaning the Hot Tub + it works fine. They also used our blankets while outside.
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Quiet, comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a quiet, hilly neighborhood good for walking. The unit has comfortable beds and everything worked in the kitchen. If coming in cold weather, ask about the heating system, which is fine but a bit quirky. Nice to hear roosters crowing every morning! The hosts are friendly and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a very nice time! Great people good location

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights for a wedding in Deep River, CT with our toddler and infant. Doug and Doris were very hospitable and their rental is great. It was very clean, which was very appreciated! Plenty of room for the four of us. They had a coffee maker and toaster which we put to good use, as well as a Pack n Play. They left fresh eggs in the fridge and homemade monkey bread on the counter for us. Our son absolutely loved seeing the animals; it was the highlight of his trip. The beds were comfy and the sheets were soft. There was a small grocery store down the road, Sanibel Market, that had staples and good coffee and breakfast food. We had a great stay! Thanks for being wonderful hosts, Doug and Doris!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky little gem!

  • 4 of 5

A few buddies and I were just looking for a break from the city and a place drink beers and melt away in a hot tub. This place certainly did the job. It was really great meeting the cows, chickens, and the big ol' pig! Thanks for the tour Doug. The home is a duplex and the hosts live in the second half, which I wasn't aware of, but thankfully they are good people :)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, peaceful visit

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four stayed here in mid-August while on a weekend trip to see Gillette Castle and other area attractions. We enjoyed lunch and ice cream at Two Wrasslin' Cats, and bought groceries in a town called Deep River. Also enjoyed a trip on the Connecticut River with Riverquest. The house was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes. It was great to have a dishwasher too. We enjoyed meeting the animals, hearing the roosters, and the fresh eggs in the fridge. There were plenty of towels and the closets were a good size. On the last morning we stayed I woke up early and saw a beautiful sunrise from the kitchen while having my coffee. Doug was helpful with directions and few other questions we had. Thanks to his whole family for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Towne Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Chester Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrac, Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Waterford Speedbowl
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Gelston House, La Gusta Vita
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Hammonaset Beach, Madison, CT
Car: necessary

Close by we have Gillette Castle, The Goodspeed Opera House, Devil's Hopyard State Park, The Essex Steam Train, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, The Crystal Mall


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Haddam, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
cleaning £36.1 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £42.6
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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