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Near beaches, Groton Long Point, Mystic, Casinos in Luxury

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Contemporary, luxury home, sleeps 8+, Large Yard, Ample parking, & close to I-95

5 STAR affordable luxury home with seasonal views of the Long Island Sound

1 Queen Bed and 3 King bedrooms sleep 8 comfortably, linens provided

Two large full bathrooms (one on each level), Towels provided

Centrally located in Groton, Connecticut near Beaches, Marinas, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Fine dining, Wineries, and shopping.

~Air Conditioning and Gas Fireplace

~Brand new fully equipped kitchen

~6 HD TVs including a 70” Flat Screen Smart TV

~Free WI-FI and Internet

More Details

Owner
Hope Orkney Walencewicz
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2018

About Hope Orkney Walencewicz

I am a native of Groton and a retired Special Education high school teacher. My husband is in Fire Protection and we have been friends for 40 years and married since 2014. We bought the farm from my 96 year old Mother who was a Merritt and born on the honestead. "Miss Periscope". The farm is next door where my grandparents, Francis and Althea Merritt, operated the property as a dairy farm. When they retired, they donated much of the land to build Fitch Sr. High School across the street, where my three brothers and I attended high school.

Hope Orkney Walencewicz purchased this house in 2013

Why Hope Orkney Walencewicz chose Poquonock Bridge

Because this home is the perfect addition to our 5 acre farm. Father Curry built this home across the street from his church, Saint Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Rd. We loved the stained glass windows he installed that were left over from the church. They were originally acquired from the site of the 1964 Vatican Pavilion of The New York World's Fair housing Michelangelo's creation "The Pieta". Both the interior and exterior from the Vatican Pavilion at the World’s Fair in New York were purchased and the architect, William F. Herman, Jr. of Mystic, designed the dramatic new church building around these acquisitions. Forty-two feet above the white arched and fluted roof of the contemporary styled church soars the pavilion cross made of golden-anodized aluminum. It is three dimensional and is easily recognizable as a cross from all sides. Thin metal needles used to catch the play of light lend it luminosity. The cross is an inspiration to those on land, on sea, and in the air because of the magnificent site for St. Mary Church. The stained glass windows, created by Jean Jacques Duval of France for the chapel of the Good Shepherd at the Pavilion, reflect an abstract interpretation of Christ the King of the Universe. The symbolic designs on the windows represent the Stations of the Cross. The reredos, the fan-shaped spray of walnut rising behind the sanctuary and changing form to provide the balachino (canopy) above the altar, and the testor, the ring in which lights are recessed, light the altar.

What makes this house unique

The farmhouse and barn, rolling meadows, and seasonal views of Long Island Sound make this the location for a small wedding, honeymoon, reunion, or a memory filled vacation. Stain glass windows from The 1964 World's Fair Vatican Pavilion articulate the serenity of this 4 Bedroom/2 Bath Contemporary surrounded by the resident owned 76 acre wooded open space, The Merritt Family Forest. Bluff Point State Park, Fort Griswold Battlefield, and The Avery Point branch of The University of Connecticut are all close by.

Amenities include partial central air, a gas fireplace, all new appliances and a washer and dryer. There is cable TV, a landline, and high speed internet. 2 Bedrooms and a bath on each level make this a perfect living quarters for a vacation with combined families (there is a baby gate, a crib, highchair, and changing table).There is more than enough private parking on the 5 acre site.

Minutes to I-95, this home is centrally located between Groton Long Point and downtown Mystic, The Mystic Seaport, and The Marine Life Aquarium. Less than 10 minutes to golf, fishing, beaches, boating, hiking trails, great restaurants, and bars. A shoppers Mecca, Mystic Village and the new Foxwoods Tanger Outlet with 80 premium stores is nearby. Many major attractions and 24 hour nightlife at Casinos Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are all close for the thrill seekers. Peaceful meadows with serene wildlife embrace our guests that wants to unwind to the sounds of nature. The Submarine Force Museum, The Coast Guard Academy, Project Oceanology, and The Naval Submarine Base are a short drive within Groton, "The Submarine Capital of the World".

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Poquonock Bridge, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not open windows or leave front door open because it adversely affects humidity and cooling in the house.
  • Smoking is outside only and dispose of cigarette butts properly
  • Separate recycling and bag trash and place it at the sidewalk on the street Wednesday night. Thursday bring back the empty receptacles.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully stocked with blow dryers, curling irons, and toiletries and linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 43" LG High Definition Comcast Cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 43" LG High Definition Comcast Cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 42" Sharp High Definition Comcast Cable TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 43" LG High Definition Comcast Cable TV
  • Bedrooms all have High Definition Cable TVs. 2 Twin aero comfort air beds are available for the asking. On ground floor, there are 2 Tempur-pedic King beds. In the downstairs Family Room/Dining Room, there is a day bed as well as a couch. On the upper level, there are 2 Bedrooms with 1 Queen King Bed. There is a HUGE comfortable couch for surprise guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ample private parking that can accommodate 6 plus large vehicles or RV's. Brand new appliances and every gadget to whip up family meals in the sunny brand new kitchen. Never miss the big game, your favorite show or movie on the 70’ flat screen High Definition Smart TV. Enjoying morning coffee or your afternoon cocktail on the patio or large deck with scenic views. Curl up with with a good book and enjoy the comfy plush setting and gas fireplace.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Amazing Home in Groton CT

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, very clean home with lots of space. Loved the layout of 2 bedrooms down and 2 bedrooms up. Great location. The owner, Hope, responded quickly to emails and text messages and was extremely helpful. Would definitely and highly recommend this VRBO for families or friend vacations. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Hope for an amazing week!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Would love you to come back!
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This was the perfect place for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This home is like a home away from home! Has about everything you could need! Hope is super and checks on you to make sure all your needs are addressed! Plenty of room to spread out with 4 bedrooms and two living areas! The eat in kitchen and attached dining room made it possible to seat the whole family for meals! Would definitely rent again if I come back?

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you loved our home and you are GREAT guests!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at this Groton getaway home. Hope truly thought of everything. The main reason we chose her home was the set up of full beds and not bunk beds. Each Room from bathrooms, bedrooms to Kitchen was beautiful. We spent a lot of time on both patio and deck and the yard is great for kids to run. We Highly recommend this home to any one.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, we appreciate you letting us host you! All four seasons are beautiful here, let us host you again, you are great guests!
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location. It was the perfect spot for our family of 8 adults. It is as pretty and well equipped as a hotel. There is abundant space and privacy. A Big Y grocery store, Grand Wines and used book store are 10 minutes away. A five minute drive on a nearby back road puts you in the lovely shopping & dining district of Mystic near the draw bridge. The Sea Swirl in Mystic was an A+ for seafood take out. The Sea Horse in Noank, close to the house, had a terrific happy hour (bargain martinis and appetizers) every day. The Casinos are 20 minutes away. Esker Beach is a small town beach right down the street and the big ocean beaches in Westerly are 25 minutes away -- and worth the drive. Can’t say enough about the consideration and care that Hope and her family take in maintaining this house. It’s cool, extremely comfortable and a treat to experience. We would not hesitate to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanking you so much for the five star review, you are five Star guests and welcome anytime! Hope an Peter Walencewicz
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Wonderful! Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed very much our stay at your house. This rental is amazing and fully equipped with everything you need. This is a house you would rent again and definitely recommend to friends. Oleg & Tanya Dayneko

  • Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us host you! You are great guests and hope for your return! Sincerely, Hope
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time staying at the Merritt Family Farm with some friends. We arrived and the house was spotless in perfect condition. Any possible amenity we could want was provided for us if needed. Hope is extremely pleasant and accommodating and a gracious host. Our only regret was that it wasn't warm enough for us to enjoy the wonderful deck and patio areas. I highly recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Seahorse 65 Marsh Road Noank CT
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shennecossett Golf Course Public
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack Mystic, CT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Seahorse
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Esker Beach, Groton
Car: recommended

5 STAR affordable luxury beach house with seasonal views of the Long Island Sound. Centrally located in Groton, Connecticut near Beaches, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Fine dining, Wineries, shopping and much more. Views of the adjacent farmhouse and barn, rolling meadows, and the beautiful stain glass windows from The 1964 World's Fair Vatican Pavilion articulate the serenity of this 4 Bedroom and 2 Bath Contemporary surrounded by 76 acres of public wooded open space, The Merritt Family Forest.

Minutes from I-95, close to Bluff Point State Park, Fort Griswold Battlefield, The Coast Guard Academy, Avery Point, the local branch of The University of Connecticut. Groton is "The Submarine Capital of the World" and home to Project Oceanology and The Naval Submarine Base, and beautiful beaches.

We are a shoppers Mecca with world class spas, restaurants, malls, and just 13 miles to Mohegan Sun or the new Foxwoods Tanger Outlet with 80 premium stores. This home is centrally located between Groton Long Point and downtown Mystic, close to The Mystic Seaport and The Mystic Aquarium. The former home of the parish priests and St. Mary's rectory, it was built in 1974 was completely updated in 2015. It's a great addition to the adjacent 5 acres of the Merritt farm we purchased from my Mother, "Miss Periscope".

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Poquonock Bridge, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2018
Jun 7 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$599
C$3,685
C$13,160
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Jan 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$520
C$2,632
C$6,580
 
 
Winter Spring 2019
Jan 3 2019 - May 15 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$395
From
C$526
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,974
C$4,606
 
 
Summer 2019
May 24 2019 - Sep 3 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$599
From
C$658
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$3,948
C$13,160
 
 
Fall 2019
Sep 4 2019 - Jan 3 2020
2 night minimum stay
C$526
C$2,632
C$6,580
 
 
Graduation 2020
May 17 2020 - May 24 2020
7 night minimum stay
C$3,948
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$461
C$1,974
C$5,264
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.2
Property Damage Protection C$130.28
Cleaning C$263.2 + Tax

The home is located next to The Town of Groton Administrative Offices and The Police Department.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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