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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:
22 May, 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

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(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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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5

Beautiful Hillside Oasis (with the beach minutes away)

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The home owner and rental agents are terrific, the home is gorgeous and the property is even better! The barn was a beautiful setting for our celebration, the pool was an incredible landscape for our gathering and the tennis/basketball court was fun for the kids. We hosted a celebration on the property and utilized much of the outdoor space while accommodating 14 guests for one week. There is so much indoor and outdoor space, it never felt crowded. The only reason for less than 5 stars was that the decor inside was somewhat dated and dark.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for your kind words, and we’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay. It’s wonderful to know that the home created an atmosphere of both luxury and comfort for you and your guests, combining fun outdoor sports with relaxing poolside. We’re thrilled that everyone was able to experience their individual versions of the perfect getaway, and we invite you to return soon. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Scarsdale, New York
5

the perfect vacation rental!

  • 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:

This house provided the most perfect environment for our family gathering!!!! Based on the description, we thought it would be wonderful...but it exceeded our wildest expectations! We loved everything and couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Walker Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family for your recent Florida retreat, and thank you for sharing your review. We’re delighted to read the the estate served as the ideal home-away-from-home for you and your loved ones, and that it exceeded all of your expectations for the perfect retreat. We hope that you and yours will return soon to make even more memories. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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5

Pictures Don't Do It Justice!!!

  • 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:

My family and extended family (16 of us) stayed here for 5 days and we couldn't be any happier with our stay. We are already talking about when we can go back! We were met by Dave at our arrival and given a tour of the grounds. The house is in impeccable condition. As are the pool/pool house/tennis court/basketball court. We initially had plans to explore a lot of the area during the day but we ended up spending the 99% of our time at the house. The kids did not want to leave. The game room and movie theater downstairs were an oasis for the kids and adults alike. We did venture off to the beach one day. Many different options and state parks within 20 minute drive. Numerous grocery stores/fish market withing 10 minute drive. The house and area has it all. A beautiful vacation for our families and we will definitely be back. 6 out of 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Walker Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Dear Ariana, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, and thank you for your glowing review. Reading about your experiences in the Orchard Estate was a delight, and we’re thrilled to know that you and your loved ones each experienced their own version of the perfect tropical retreat. From outside sports for the kids, to relaxing by the pool for the adults, to movies with the entire family, we’re elated to know that you had everything you needed and more to make many memories to last a lifetime. We greatly anticipate your return, and can’t wait to once again serve as your family’s home-away-from-home. Wishing you smiles and sunshine, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Scarsdale, NY
5

Beyond fabulous!!!

  • 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:

As another traveler said about this rental, it is even more amazing in person than it is online, and it looks pretty fabulous online!!! The house is truly a dream, is in perfect condition, and is in a fantastic setting. We swam in the beautiful pool, relaxed in the hot tub, played tennis on the great court, watched movies in the awesome theater, played ping pong, pool and other games in the game room and relaxed and enjoyed the gorgeous views from the many covered porches. My friends particularly loved the couches under the covered porch by the pool house. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. And David was amazingly responsive when I texted him a question. I would absolutely go back to this house!!! We also loved the location, which was close to Old Saybrook, Mystic and other towns for nice dinners out. You can't go wrong with this choice!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Allison, Thank you for your glowing review, and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was a treat to read about the many enjoyments you found in the home, illustrating how the estate provides and all-encompassing retreat ticking every box for the perfect getaway. We’re thrilled that you were able to take part in so many of the amazing features, and we hope that you will return soon to experience even more. Warm regards, Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team
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Ashland, MA
5

Amazing

  • 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:

This house was the best house I have ever stayed in. Dave was wonderful to deal with. The house has everything you need and is up to date and very clean. The grounds, game room, movie room, kitchen...all just top notch. Loved our college roommate reunion was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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