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Serenissima: peaceful getaway, secluded property with own swimming pond & garden

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Barbecue


About the property

This ultimate relaxation property consists of a 3-bedroom house with large eat-out terrace, and beautiful views overlooking own private, swimming pond. The entire property is very secluded and contemplative; with a winding driveway off a local road. It is a unique and quiet place to relax and unwind with friends and family. There is a 20's style screened-in outhouse with 2 changing rooms overlooking the pond. Near the diving deck there is a stone BBQ and fire pit for entertaining. Mature and beautiful flower gardens and old trees surround pond (and an extra 7 acres of forest of which 3 sides back on to the Edwin Teale Audubon Bird Sanctuary–great for long walks and tree bathing). Large, maintained vegetable garden ( herbs and vegetables) and the pond is ideal for swimming, canoeing and fishing. There are 2 small waterfalls, one flowing past the house and one running into the pond. You can hear running water from two of the bedrooms. There are 3-walk bridges crossing streams. Perfect for a tranquil and restorative summer vacation.

Rented with a 3-day minimum. The price ($175/night) is for 4 people. Add $15/night per any additional guest; with a maximum of 6 people.

On the property of 10 acres there 3 structures: the main house, the change-room by the pond, and a small cottage where my caretaker sometimes stays when doing chores. (If you do not want anybody staying there, please speak to the owner in advance, and it can easily be arranged).

Go to 'Links & Video' to see a drone video of property.

More Details

Pia Rigby
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Pia Rigby

I lived in NYC for 25 years and now am in Italy. I come to the States often for work, family and friends.

Pia Rigby purchased this house in 2014

Why Pia Rigby chose Connecticut

A peaceful place to relax, create and get away from it all and yet still be near NY and those close to me. My parents had a second home in the area for years and my sister lives nearby.

What makes this house unique

Totally private, with an incredible view from the house of a beautiful, fresh water swimming pond. Sun and shade, great for gardening and tree bathing. Perfect for contemplation and creativity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hampton in Windham County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 queen, and 2 single
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Serenissima: peaceful getaway, secluded property with own swimming pond & garden
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
New Rochelle, New York

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed another relaxing stay and it was perfect. So beautiful, so peaceful. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our getaway in Hampton, CT. Pia and Mary were such a pleasure to deal with and made sure we felt right at home. The property is absolutely beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. The property is secluded and it's a great place to relax and get away from it all. We brought our two Labradors with us and they loved swimming in the pond. The house is kept very clean and is so homey. There is no TV there (we knew that ahead of time from previous reviews) so we brought some puzzles, games, iPad for the rainy/lazy days. We had such an amazing time and I look forward to our future stays here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenwich, CT

Having our daughter and grandson with us made it a special time. When they left, it was too isolated

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful property. We did have to call because there was no water at one point, but it was taken care of quickly. The one suggestion we have that would improve a stay is to freshen it up a bit, especially the downstairs bedroom area so it isn't as musty / damp.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Rochelle ny

Highley recommended

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful getaway surrounded by nature and peace. A pure dream of a getaway

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Fantastic Place

  • 4 of 5

The property was amazing, really quiet and private. My family had and awesome time. I am really thankful that I was able to celebrate my daughter's birthday last Sunday with relatives and parents who lives in CT, everyone had a great time. During our stay we enjoyed the place, we swam in the lake and enjoyed the view from the deck. My daughter slept in one of the bedroom with single beds, and my husband and I used the second room which has a beautiful balcony. This is a great place to relax and get away for the hectic life. It has a lot of books and games, so we used our spare time to read and play.

Also, the place was neat and cozy, and the kitchen had everything that we needed. Washer and dryer were available too. The pond and garden were spectacular.

I only have few suggestions: The water from the house has a weird smell of sulfur; fortunately, we had with us bottles of water to drink and cook, It has couple filters but we decided to use our own water. Second, the room in the basement has a particular smell too, it has a dehumidifier but it is not enough, I think the room need more ventilation with fresh air, the area need some open windows or screen door; and finally a coat of paint for the house and the deck Other than that, the place is great, it just needs few details that need to be repaired and it will be a paradise.

I will not hesitate to rent this place again. One more thing the communication between Pia and her assistance were friendly and helpful. Thank you both

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Serenissima was the first property I looked at that met my search criteria and I was instantly in love... I told myself that I should keep looking rather than immediately choosing the first one, but several rental views later, I knew that it was *the one* & I'm so glad that I went with my gut!

The grounds are even more lovely than the pics show and the house itself is so cozy & charming.

Pia is understating what is available at the house when she said in the description that most of the basics are included. Not only are there pretty much any kitchenware & gadgets that you could ever ask for, but the home has a great little library of books and some board games & some outdoor recreation items, too (croquet was my favorite find!). Most toiletries were there (tho we brought our own), washer & dryer on premises... there were even spices & other cooking basics in the cupboards.

Other things that I didn't notice in the pictures included a fire pit with benches around it for campfires (that we didn't end up using, but still pretty cool) and an outdoor stone cooking stove (like campsites sometimes have, and there was also a small traditional grill).

And the surrounding area is so remote & lushly green and gorgeous (& that's coming from a Vermonter!).

Really there's just too much to mention! If we don't end up moving across the country this year, we would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Hartford Bradley international
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
37 Miles
New London
Nearest Motorway
12.5 Miles
Route 395
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Ocean Beach Ct
Car: necessary

Go to 'Links & Video' on this site to see a drone fly over of the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hampton, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.19
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

Need a car. Maximum 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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