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A little slice of heaven 30 Miles From Manhattan.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,490 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Estate Property, Gorgeous Views

In 1905 a well to do New York City businessman built the Estate House at Ellinwood. Surrounded with pine trees to cleanse the air, the home was built as a retreat and place of healing for his daughter Ellin, the Estate’s namesake. Today the carefully and luxuriously remodelled Estate serves a similar function: a place away from it all, yet close to it all.

This airy and well appointed Estate House sits on a nature preserve of nearly 80 acres in Morris County, NJ. Combining elements of Craftsman and French Country charm with modern conveniences, the House will put you at ease, a place for retreat and re-connection.

Arriving at the Estate, after pulling up through the farm fields and charming original barns, you will come to the peak of Kings Hill and take in the grounds, whose charm will be immediately apparent. After settling in, as you walk out onto the Belvedere porch and take in the view of the New Jersey Highlands, you will completely forget you are just 30 miles from downtown Manhattan.

With our Base Package the charming and luxurious estate house is all yours to enjoy. Increase the luxury with our Full Service Package, which includes breakfast, packed lunch, and a turn-down service.


* Escape the City for a weekend of relaxed charm with a special someone or a group of friends

* Lounge around a campfire, taking in the spectacular view with cocktails as you await your catered dinner in the airy and windowed dining room

* Explore the nearly 80 acre preserve, walking along the historic, and now private, Kings Highway, which formerly ran through the property

* Enjoy a couple's massage in the Sunroom after a rejuvenating soak in our 6’ whirlpool tubs

* Spend the day exploring the phenomenal beauty of the Highlands region and an evening in Morristown’s historic downtown

* Why have your business meetings in a crowded office? Build team and gain perspective with an overnight retreat at the Estate

More Details

Property Manager
Giovanni Cagnolati
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Boonton Township

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2490 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • North Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 6 foot whirlpool tub. Floor heat. Universal design handles.
    South Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 6 foot whirlpool tub. Floor heat. Universal design handles.
  • All bathrooms well appointed with all linens provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • North Suite, Lookout Room - 2 twin/ single , King or 2x Twin Beds, Stone, Cathedral Ceiling, Sitting area
    South Suite, Master - 1 queen , Fireplace, Two Closets, Sitting Area
    South Suite, Sun Room - 2 twin/ single , King or 2 Twin Beds, Fireplace, One Closet, Built-in
    North Suite, Master - 1 king , Fireplace, 2 Closets, Sitting Area, Makeup Station
    Kids/Office - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms well appointed with sunlight coming from multiple sides of the room. Blackout shades present. All linens provided.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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(33 traveler reviews)

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A little slice of heaven 30 Miles From Manhattan.
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My far flung family gathered to spend a Christmas here. It was perfect! The caretaker was so good that he even made sure that it snowed overnight for a white Christmas morning. Beautiful property, convenient location, we loved it.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated and well-equipped home is a must for anyone considering a comfy, cozy, classy getaway!

Our family of 6 adults and one child were more than pleased with all this home has to offer. The European charm of this very private and quite exclusive home made for a very pleasant reunion with our family. We couldn’t have asked for more. We will certainly return - hopefully in the summer months to be able to enjoy the outdoor amenities, as well. Although the weather was perfect for a stroll around the property on an elusive unicorn hunt (granddaughter of 5 years insisted it was a perfect place for unicorns to stay because of the privacy)! We could only imagine the flowers and trees in full bloom!

Giovanni was a truly gracious host. We were so glad that all of the necessities to make a beautiful breakfast were waiting for our family - compliments of Giovanni - as we were exhausted from our travel and did not have to immediately go to the grocery store!

If you love to cook, the kitchen is totally equipped with anything and everything! The fireplace was the icing on the cake!

Thank you , Giovanni for everything. Our best to you and your family.

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Right Choice

  • 5 of 5

This classic home had everything we needed. The house was as presented in the photos and in the property description. In fact 9 out of 9 of our family felt it was beyond their expectations. We never felt crowded. The layout of both floors may it easy to be private or not.

The gourmet kitchen became the gathering place morning and evening. With it's expansive view of the mountains and top-notch equipment it became the place to be. Adjacent to the kitchen was a pleasant dining room that comfortably handled our wonderful meals together as a family.

The location was perfect for our week together to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Within an hour we were in the city. In less than 10 minutes there was shopping and restaurants.

We arrived after the summer season had ended and the outdoor furniture was in storage. Fortunately for us the weather for the whole week was unseasonably warm (perfect for outdoor meals). To accommodate us Giovanni quickly pulled the outdoor tables and chairs from storage. To make our evenings even better he provided a fire pit and plenty of firewood. Giovanni was a pleasure to deal with (a true professional).

We'll be back.

  • Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed

  • 5 of 5

Giovanni thought of everything! Not a detail missed in this beautiful home. Great house and great weekend!

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Ellinwood Estate home is an absolutely beautiful, updated, upscale, lovingly maintained home. Everything was just as described and photographed, it was perfect for us. The kitchen is well stocked with many amenities, including all the staples you will need. The bedrooms are spacious and the mattresses and more than ample amount of pillows are oh so very comfortable. The long drive up from the main road and the surrounding acres of woods made it an ideal location for privacy and a peaceful, quiet time. The unbelievable, total silence at night provided the best sleep we have had in years. We enjoyed the many excellent restaurants in the area. We visited family and friends, relaxed and even hosted a family reunion. The home is well suited for a get together and our guests raved about the house and the grounds. We have been renting during the summer for the past 13 years in different states and different areas in New Jersey. Nothing even comes close in comparison to Ellinwood.

Giovanni was welcoming and generous in his genuine hospitality. He responded immediately to our every need and request, even offered suggestions and helped in purchasing items for our reunion. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and feel at home. You are the best! Thank you, Giovanni! Joe and Marilyn, Jupiter FL

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect summer country house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Ellinwood; we stayed there previously in the fall of last year and were really wowed by the beauty of the property in the fall and how cozy the house felt. It was a true 'home away from home' for us and a great way to have a central place for my extended out of town NJ family to gather.

This trip was about celebrating my Mom's 84th birthday. She absolutely LOVED this place in the fall when we brought her here and we thought that it was a perfect setting to celebrate her birthday with the family. The weather was absolutely beautiful while we were here and we were able to make really good use of the outdoor spaces on this property to play one of her favorite games....bocce. It had been years since we had the chance to do that together and this was a very special memory. We also made full use of the stone porch during our stay. It was an ideal place to gather for a game at night around the outdoor dining table or to have our morning coffee and read the paper while overlooking the mountains.

I really can't say enough about how much we love this property. It really does help you just slow down and appreciate the beauty around you and enjoy your time with others. I have never seen my mom as relaxed as she was on either of these trips and we were thrilled to be able to provide a place that brought her so much peace and joy. This will always be top on our list of favorite places in the east.

Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention the wonderful caretaker of this property. Giovanni is always very welcoming and really goes out of his way to make sure that everything is perfect! We were greeted on this trip with a refrigerator full of breakfast staples for our family after arriving on Thursday evening (eggs, bacon, milk, bread, orange juice). That was such a help and allowed us to enjoy our first evening there without running right out to the grocery store. He was always just a phone call away if we needed anything. Absolutely one of the best hosts we have ever had!

We are looking forward to planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Boonton Township

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$255.22
Cleaning Fee C$255.22
Refundable Damage Deposit C$765.66

Additional guest fee does not apply to Monthly rates, please inquire for a quote.
Please inquire about catering and other services.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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