Nathaniel Clarke House: Sea Captain Estate, 1795
Built in 1795 by Nathaniel Clarke (a descendant of Capt. Thomas Clarke, who sailed the Mayflower) The Nathaniel Clarke Homestead is steeped in maritime history and lore.
This is a five bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a working fireplace. The home sleeps 14 people and is ideal for vacations, weddings, corporate retreats or reunions. The house is convenient to beaches, exceptional restaurants, casinos and colleges. The greenhouse/garden was featured on HGTV, the home served as a setting/filming location for a 2012 Indie film "The Word". Need additional bedrooms? A nearby cottage can be rented with a combined discount.
The Nathaniel Clarke house remains an elegant emissary from a more genteel age. Enormous sugar maples shade the long back lawn of the property, which overlooks the Oyster River and tidal marshland. The front lawn is set back from Boston Post Road. The gardens surrounding the property boast a variety of heritage azaleas and jonquils. The attached greenhouse is hidden by enormous, ancient holly bushes.
On the inside, the house affords modern amenities while retaining its old world charm and quirks. Steeped in history and maritime mystery, the house is a classic that hearkens back to the time of pilgrims and yeomen who built New England from its pristine wilderness and made America the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
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This Old New England property features a large yard, garden, and three out-buildings- a historic jelly shed, attached barn and corn crib. While these out-buildings are technically off-limits to guests... (storage areas) the historic structures enhance the atmosphere of the home/garden/lawns.
The back yard features a grouping of Adirondack chairs, an outdoor grill area, picnic area, and a swing, hanging from a huge old maple tree. Read, enjoy a nice sunbath, or push your children on the swing.
The property is of course an ideal place for retreats and large parties such as weddings and other ceremonies, for which first class catering can be organized with our local chef and partner, at a very affordable cost.
The greenhouse is another one-of-a-kind feature and a particularly pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view of the garden, surrounded by huge maples, providing a nice shade during the summer time.
The property was featured by the HGTV Design channel and thereafter was selected for the shooting of the film "The Word", 2013 WINNER of BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE (Manhattan Film Festival) and 2013 WINNER – SILVER ACE AWARD (Las Vegas Film Festival). One of the primary scenes of the film that was filmed in the greenhouse.
The owners have given a particular attention to the quality of the linen and to the bedding to provide you with a very comfortable night sleep. The cleaning is handled by a crew of professional housekeepers.
The Fall season is spectacular in new England. Visiting the small towns of Old Lyme, Mystic, Essex, Chester, and their surrounding forests, or driving along the Connecticut River will create memories that last a lifetime.
Old Saybrook is the hometown of many celebrities, and more particularly of famous actress Katherine Hepburn, whose mansion is now a landmark.
Because it is located on the Long Island Sound, in Summer, Old Saybrook is well-known for its different sandy beaches.Harvey's Beach and Town Beach are available for public use, both providing clean facilities with very small crowds.
Need a break from the beach ? Stop to dine at some fine restaurants nearby. Travel just a little further and visit Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, take a ride with your kids across the countryside, see Beautiful New England the old-fashioned way on the Essex Historic steam train, enjoy a cruise on the Connecticut River or enjoy an evening at the Mohegan Casino. Peddle along the ocean side at sunset, head to the shops along Main Street or take a ten-minute drive to the shopping large outlets in Westbrook and Clinton.
Surrounded by the Long Island Sound and the Conneticut River, Old Saybrook is full of adventure for families looking for a getaway.
Old Saybrook is conveniently located at equal distance of New York and Boston by car, via I-95.
The property itself is a short ride from exit 57 (or 56 coming up eastwards).
The closest airport is New Haven, a 20 minutes ride by car. Direct flights are also available from Hartford Bradley Int'l, 45 minutes away, and from the various airports servicing New-York. Providence and Boston Int'l Airports are closer than the New York Airports. These can be reached by train and then shuttles. Old Saybrook is also directly connected by train to Newark Int'l Airport.
2 NIGHTS MIMIMUM IN JULY-AUGUST EXCEPT FOR WEDDINGS, EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS DURING THE WEEK.
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Lawn / Garden
- Pets Considered
- Dining Area
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- Child's Highchair
- Non Smoking Only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- DVD Player
- Cooking Utensils
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Activities Guide
- Hair Dryer
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Grinder
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Parking Off Street
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Events Allowed
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Deck / Patio