Dog-Friendly Retreat Mixing Privacy with Convenience NO CAR NEEDED
"Not all who wander are lost." Although we have been occasionally accused of not being able to find our place, we always come back to Connecticut! Oh, a grandchild is a powerful magnet and the reason we bought this amazing property. We are a photographer -- writer/producer team about to embark on our next project once we put the finishing touches on our home renovation. The latter isn't progressing as quickly as it might as we have our darling 3 yo granddaughter here two days a week, but we are in the home stretch.
Pat purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Pat chose Shelton
Well, porches, decks, balconies, woodlands, rock outcroppings, spectacular views, parading wildlife, a sense of seclusion, and 40 solar panels; who could ask for anything more? Oh, the lowest taxes in Fairfield County and being 10 minutes from 99% of everything we need (including our granddaughter) doesn't hurt either! Did I mention the swimming pool with it's hidden under-deck? Trés cool. Well, we recall the adage that you never want to own the most expensive house in a neighborhood, but just maybe that is why we could afford it in the first place!
What makes this Apartment unique
I think I've somewhat covered the unique benefits, other than the flexible layout which was extremely conducive to our plans which are somewhere between totally unknown, and those that often change over night. It also was a challenge to cure all the faults that had been somewhat intentionally built in to the property. Like the fact that the only way to the garage was through the apartment; and that the backyard was really in the front yard meaning mud-caked children had to enter through the formal vestibule rather than a proper but non-existent back door. And, in fact, that all manner of icky or heavy things had to take a rather long and strenuous journey just to get inside the house through any of its many doors, all of them placed for graceful living rather than practicality. So there you have it. We're still grappling with what to do with the toilet in the under-deck and an upstairs foyer the size and shape of a good-sized master bedroom, but it's all good.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Not childproofed!Not childproofed!
Pets allowed - Dogsonly COntact owner for detailsDogsonly COntact owner for details
No smoking - No tobacco use or gunsNo tobacco use or guns
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great place great hosts!
Pat and Gabe were easy to coordinate with and were very accommodating especially considering I was traveling with 2 dogs. Place was super clean. No complaints here!
into the woods
Very comfortable living space...complete equipped kitchen complete with starter breakfast items including milk and juice. Relaxing living room with eclectic, tasteful décor...leather couches & chair. WiFi continuous service. Very comfortable bed. Step up required into bathroom and bedroom. Very quiet residential neighborhood with VRBO located down private road to home nestled in woods. Within 10-15 min drive for all shopping and connection to major highways. Pat and Gabe were always very helpful when needed...which was hardly at all as everything is so well organized.
Beautiful setting with great views.
I stayed at Pat and Gabe’s the first week of November while visiting family. The apartment was cozy and had everything I needed. I would definitely stay there again.
We had a lovely short stay in this wonderful home. All of our pre- and post-interactions were pleasant and we hope to come again soon.
beautifully decorated, cool air downstairs apartment. Pool is as fabulous as it looks.
We are 5 minutes away from the Sports Center of Connecticut, a modern facility offering the best of mini-golf, laser tag, paint ball, batting cages, figure skating, ice hockey, basketball, golf driving range, bowling, paint studio, game arcade, fitness center, and martial arts studio (http://www.sportscenterct.com/). A bit further away is the Discovery Museum and Planetarium (http://discoverymuseum.org/) and Discovery Park(https://www.discoveryadventurepark.org/) which features zip line courses for all ages five through adults..