The Hamburg Road Residence

lyme and east lyme, connecticut shore
7 bedroom - 5 bath
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$1,475 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

Stay at a spectacular stately home in Lyme, Connecticut and marvel at the private pool, 11 acres of land and beautiful historical features. It sleeps 17 + 2. The house is perfectly set up for large families - the hosts currently use it for their own extended family gatherings. The large formal dining room is ideal for special occasions or multi-generational vacations, and there’s also plenty of outdoor space for casual al fresco dining. At only 2 hours from Boston or New York City, it’s a great location for a long weekend to escape the city and enjoy the charm of the coast and all the fun-filled outdoor activities nearby, including hiking, biking and boating.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love exploring this spectacular home! There are plenty of toys and books for kids under 10, and the acres of outdoor grounds will feel like having your own private park available to play in. You can even sled outdoors during the winter, while the large pool provides hours of entertainment for kids of all ages in summer. For days out, visit Lyme Town Hall (5 minutes’ drive) which has a wonderful public playground or try some of the family-friendly activities nearby, including: kayak and SUP rentals (5 minutes’ drive), Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium (30 minutes’ drive), Essex Steam Train and Essex Harbor (10 minutes’ drive), Stonington (20 minutes’ drive) or CT River Cruises (10 minutes’ drive) which is famous for the fall swallow tours. Also nearby are the Florence Griswold Museum, Cooley Gallery, Lyme Art Association and Lyme Art Academy (all less than 5 minutes away).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Safety notes: the pool area is not fully gated and the pool is not heated. There are many stairs in the house, as well as very steep stairs on the third floor leading to the roof, which will be off limits to guests. The hosts can supply safety gates for the back stairs on request. There is a gym area in the finished basement with yoga equipment, weights and an elliptical. There’s plenty of parking outside and car rental is recommended. The house has central AC, dishwasher, laundry facilities, 3 bathtubs, TV and WiFi. Ask the hosts if you need a crib, high chair, baby bath, baby gates or a car seat, all available upon request.

About the Location

The residence is located in Lyme, Connecticut - a hidden gem for families that want focused time to be together in nature. It’s a short drive away from a Big Y and Walgreens for any essentials, and just 10 minutes from the beach. It’s close to preserved hiking trains and within 5 minutes drive of many other public hiking trails. In the summer, the Lyme Farmers Market is a great local market on Saturdays, while the Chester Farmers Market is one of the most extensive markets around on Sundays. For adults, there's a world-renowned Jazz club 5 minutes away by car. Lyme is also famous for cycling, and the many boating opportunities nearby. The house is 2 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Boston, a 30-minute drive from Hartford airport, or a 40-minute drive from Providence airport. There is a train station 10 minutes from the house, which runs both local rail and Amtrak trains between DC and Boston.

Accommodation Details

The estate has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. Downstairs you’ll find a large newly-renovated kitchen, separate living and TV rooms, and a large dining room for hosting with a dining table that can seat 20+. The second floor has a primary bedroom with a Hastens kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom, as well as a kids ‘suite’: 2 children’s rooms (1 with a double bed and 1 a single bed) plus a connecting bathroom. The third floor has 4 bedrooms: 2 with queensize beds and 2 with double beds. The hosts also have 2 double airbeds available for extra guests. The formal garden and grounds were originally designed by the famous landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. The beautiful outdoor space also includes a grill, the pool area and 2 covered porches for outdoor dining or watching the world go by. There is also a small pool house with a changing area and small refrigerator.

Style Notes

Elegant estate. The house has been renovated and decorated by the son of an art dealer and a high-end construction professional who also grew up in the house, together with his interior-designed obsessed wife. They have been lovingly maintaining this comfortable and beautiful home for their own family gatherings, following on from a restoration by their in-laws in the 1990s (when it was also featured in Architectural Digest). Eclectic and thoughtful, it contains a mix of modern and antique decor, with the hosts maintaining as many of the original details as possible whilst updating it for the needs of modern families. The family are extensive travelers and love bringing artifacts back from their trips to adorn the house. They also collect art and have been lucky to have acquired or been gifted several wonderful works over the years. We love the ornate ceiling in the living area, the grand central stairwell and the charming windows in the kitchen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
2 queen
3 full / double
1 twin / single
2 double air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Alexandra C.
Member since July 06, 2022

Lyme and East Lyme, Connecticut Shore