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Perfect Estate and Location For Your Connecticut the Best

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms8
Space 12,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, Sleeps 14

Enter 40 acre Orchard Manor through a private gate leading to the magnificent rolling hills of East Lyme and drive up to your 19 room custom built dream estate. The home is designed for extravagant living and entertaining. The expansive views, tennis courts, private heated pool, and grand interior create the perfect New England backdrop for making lasting memories, your next business retreat, and tieing the knot. Invite a private chef to cook dinner and dine in the charming oversized barn, walk through the orchard and find the perfect apples and peaches for making pies and jam, or work up a sweat on the tennis court.

This mint condition, five Bedroom home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, family room with a dramatic oversize stone fireplace, and a cathedral ceiling. Another large stone patio has a fireplace, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining that overlooks the lawn, beautiful gardens and the spectacular views of the rolling Lyme hills.

In terms of location this home has it all with a short drive to the beach, Mystic (where the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium are located in addition to "Mystic Pizza"), Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos (with great concert and comedy show venues), Niantic beach, Downtown Old Saybrook, local farmers markets, and much more. Two hours North will bring you into Boston, 2 hours South will bring you into New York City.

Kitchen- The kitchen sits 8 at the long, granite hightop counter. The "professional grade'' bar is made of rich cherry wood. A formal Dining room with corner built-ins, has a double height ceiling and a large arch window. Informal dining, is in an alcove with floor to ceiling windows and French doors that access the West facing patio. The kitchen is adjacent to the formal dining room and overlooks the large common family room. The layout is ideal for entertaining large groups and overlooks the family room, and exterior through glass doors and windows onto the terrace. The kitchen is well stocked with the cookware and tools necessary to prepare food, plates and silverware for maximum occupancy, a blender, coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans, spices, glassware, waffle maker, espresso maker, plastic ware, a magic bullet, dishwasher and state of the art stainless steel appliances. Please note that there is a kitchen in the pool house and an additional kitchen on the second floor.

Bedrooms- This exquisite master suite represents true New England style with nods to the sea and peaceful countryside. The spacious bedroom has a King Mattress, and glass doors that open up to the terrace and provide expansive views. The two guest bedrooms on the second floor and the landing with two twin beds share a full kitchen and family room complete with a flat screen and ample sitting space and a breakfast bar. The remaining two bedrooms both have full beds.

Bathrooms- The master suite is designed with two private his and hers toilets, a steam shower, large jacuzzi tub and elegant makeup vanity. All bedrooms are complete with a flat screen television and cable package. The upstairs two-bedroom suite has a jack and Jill, shared bathroom with dual vanity sinks and a glass enclosed rain shower with double shower heads. All bathrooms are spacious and updated for your enjoyment.

Exterior- The heated swimming pool and jacuzzi are available May through Mid-September and the patio sparkles with New England sunshine. The pool house with kitchen and a covered porch are adjacent to the pool and available for use year round. The property is complete with a tennis/basketball court, a picturesque barn, and acres of countryside orchards. Built in grill and propane provided.

Other Amenities- The home has a washer and dryer for your convenience. There is a study tucked out of the way to provide a quiet space to work while away from home. The finished basement has been converted to a game room/ lounge area with a bar, large flat screen, multiple games including foosball, pool, skeeball, ping pong, and an in-home cinema. Cable and WIFI also included.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Walker
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Lyme in New London County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Providence, RI
5

Exceptional! YES!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were a family of 12 aged 12 to 78 - there was something for everyone! We loved the setting overlooking orchards and mountains, the pool and hot tub were a big draw for all ages, we used the tennis and basketball courts, the game room was a true joy to have on rainy days and the living space was ideal. We spent most of our indoor time in the great room and kitchen but enjoyed family dinner in the dining room - great to have a table that seated 12! We made good use of the various outdoor seating areas, the covered area by the pool house was especially welcome when the sun was with us. This house is ideal for a large family gathering or for several couples to enjoy a vacation together. We found the owner to be both accommodating and helpful. Our communication with Walker Rentals was timely and informative. We would recommend this house without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Constance, Thank you for joining us, and it was wonderful hosting you. We’re delighted to read that you had everything you needed and more for the ideal retreat, including a picturesque setting and plenty of room for all members of the family. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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5

Family Road Trip from CA to the East Coast ...

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We (9 adults & 3 children under 10) stayed in this BEAUTIFUL home in May 2017. Due to circumstances explained we were able to bring our Sheltie. Thank You! House: Beyond our expectations. Kitchen had everything. The garage was clean and allowed our 3 cars to park inside which made unloading very nice. Laundry – Upstairs AND downstairs! Many bathrooms throughout this SPACIOUS, CLEAN home. Theater & Game Room: All around favorite spot. Movies were a great family time spent together laughing with the grandchildren. Game tables ... FUN FUN FUN - Ping Pong champion still :) Pool in May - Yes - as we were told the weather in CT was a bit cold + the fact we are from California :) But we asked ahead when making the reservation if the Pool could be available as it was an important feature for us ... The property manager made sure it was ready and we all enjoyed it. Thank You! To David, Jeff Walker & his team, Jeff & team made it very simple from the 1st email to our last. David took the time to show us around & was a phone call away if any problems came up – None came up. Thank you for making this a pleasant experience. Personal thoughts: Staying here was the most relaxing part of our road trip to the East Coast. By the time we arrived we were ready for calm - and calm we got. Six months prior to coming in Oct 2017 we lost 2 homes between all of us to the devastating CA fires. We almost cancelled but re-building takes a long time and we figured we could do with a change of scenery. Fast forward to the day before we arrived here ... We were in Newburgh NY on May 15, 2018 and had the unpleasant experience of an East Coast tornado – Beautiful blue skies in the morning to a tornado early afternoon, literally over us, sending us to the basements. So, you might say this family time was just what we needed to de-stress. Fires, tornadoes and a few in between cr

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, Thank you for your glowing review, and it was wonderful hosting you and yours. We're elated to read that the home had everything you and your family needed and more for the perfect getaway, including plenty of space and picturesque views every morning. We hope you will think of us the next time you find yourself in our corner of the world. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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5

Beautiful, well kept house

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Lots to do in this spotless, well stocked house.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Walker Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Lori, It was wonderful hosting you, and thank you for joining us. We’re delighted to learn that the home provided the ideal balance of comfort and luxury, and we hope you will return soon. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Franklin Lakes, NJ
5

A Beautiful Pleasure Palace

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Exceptional, just like the property's title

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Walker Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa, Thank you for joining us, and it was wonderful hosting you. We’re delighted to read that you had everything you needed and more for the perfect retreat, and we hope you will join us again soon. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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4

Hilltop estate and host experience

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Property is very nice and exceptional but the pool was not available in May (even though the description states that the pool is available) we were not informed about the pool issue till we called the host few day before the check in date. I would recomend this propert but be aware that the host (who is deferent than the management company) was rude and unprofessional to us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Walker Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Dear Hiba, It was a pleasure hosting you, and thank you for joining us. It’s wonderful to read that the home provided the perfect backdrop for 100 new memories, and while we regret that the pool was not available to you, we trust that the rest of the beautiful home provided an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Newport Beach, CA
5

Beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were in Connecticut for a family wedding. We had 8 family members stay at the house. We had so much to catch up on that we didn’t use the home theater, but it looked amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, It was a pleasure hosting you, and thank you for your kind words. We’re delighted we could provide the home for your important family event, and it’s wonderful to know that every member of your party enjoyed the space and comfort of their own corner of paradise. We hope that you will think of us in the future for more relaxation and rejuvenation. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Location

This stunning estate is located only minutes from the beach, shopping, fishing, gambling casino's golf and many other attractions. The estate is so stunning you won't want to leave!

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  • RENT PAYMENT & SECURITY DEPOSITS: The initial security deposit and first payment for the Reservation is due at the time of electronic booking. Any balance of Rent due shall be paid at least 30 days prior to Guest arrival unless the subject property will be occupied by Guest within 30 days or less following the making of the Reservation in which case the entire rental amount shall be due.
    All correspondence between owner and rental agent and Guest shall be via electronic means. Guest will automatically receive an invoice when payments are due. All payments shall be processed through vacation rent payment with both credit card any check options available. Please note there is a $50 charge for all returned checks and chargebacks plus the cost of collection. Guest agrees the use of the rental agreement acceptance and payment processing system through vacation rent payment processing service or other service acceptable to owner without an original signature. Guest agrees payment authorization cannot be revoked.
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