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Exceptional Hilltop Orchard Estate

4.9048
(21 Reviews)

Capacity

5 Bedrooms
8 Bath
Sleeps 14

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About

Enter 40 acre Orchard Manor through a private gate leading to the magnificent rolling hills of East Lyme and drive up to your 19 room custom built dream estate. The home is designed for extravagant living and entertaining. The expansive views, tennis courts, private heated pool, and grand interior create the perfect New England backdrop for making lasting memories, your next business retreat, and tieing the knot. Invite a private chef to cook dinner and dine in the charming oversized barn, walk through the orchard and find the perfect apples and peaches for making pies and jam, or work up a sweat on the tennis court.

This mint condition, five Bedroom home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, family room with a dramatic oversize stone fireplace, and a cathedral ceiling. Another large stone patio has a fireplace, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining that overlooks the lawn, beautiful gardens and the spectacular views of the rolling Lyme hills.

In terms of location this home has it all with a short drive to the beach, Mystic (where the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium are located in addition to "Mystic Pizza"), Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos (with great concert and comedy show venues), Niantic beach, Downtown Old Saybrook, local farmers markets, and much more. Two hours North will bring you into Boston, 2 hours South will bring you into New York City.

Kitchen: The kitchen seats 8 at the long, granite hightop counter. The "professional grade'' bar is made of rich cherry wood. A formal Dining room with corner built-ins has a double height ceiling and a large arch window. Informal dining is in an alcove with floor to ceiling windows and French doors that access the West facing patio. The kitchen is adjacent to the formal dining room and overlooks the large common family room. The layout is ideal for entertaining large groups and overlooks the family room, and exterior through glass doors and windows onto the terrace. The kitchen is well stocked with the cookware and tools necessary to prepare food, plates and silverware for maximum occupancy, a blender, coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans, spices, glassware, waffle maker, espresso maker, plastic ware, a magic bullet, dishwasher and state of the art stainless steel appliances. Please note that there is a kitchen in the pool house and an additional kitchen on the second floor.

Bedrooms: This exquisite master suite represents a true New England style with nods to the sea and peaceful countryside. The spacious bedroom has a King Mattress, and glass doors that open up to the terrace and provide expansive views. The two guest bedrooms on the second floor and the landing with two twin beds share a full kitchen and family room complete with a flat screen and ample sitting space and a breakfast bar. The remaining two bedrooms both have full beds.

Bathrooms: The master suite is designed with two private his and hers toilets, a steam shower, large jacuzzi tub, and elegant makeup vanity. All bedrooms are complete with a flat screen television and cable package. The upstairs two-bedroom suite has a jack and Jill, shared bathroom with dual vanity sinks and a glass-enclosed rain shower with double shower heads. All bathrooms are spacious and updated for your enjoyment.

Exterior- The heated swimming pool and jacuzzi are only available June 1st through Mid-September, and the patio sparkles with New England sunshine. The pool house with kitchen and a covered porch are adjacent to the pool and available for use year round. The property is complete with a tennis/basketball court, a picturesque barn, and acres of countryside orchards. Home has a built-in grill and propane provided.

Other Amenities: The home has a washer and dryer for your convenience. There is a study tucked out of the way to provide a quiet space to work while away from home. The finished basement has been converted to a game room/ lounge area with a bar, large flat screen, multiple games including foosball, pool, skeeball, ping pong, and an in-home cinema. Cable and WIFI also i

Features

Amenities

  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Type

  • Villa

Area

  • Secluded
  • Near Beach
  • East Lyme, CT

Availability

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Wedding

September 2019
, South Windsor, CT United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
2

The place needs a deep cleaning . It smelled like cat pew / mold upon entering . I found mold in the washing machine . The grill didn’t get hot enough to cook the dinner party food I planned . The guests closets smell so bad they wouldn’t hang their wedding outfits in them .The patio cushions were wet, torn and moldy . Appliances in the kitchen were found put away dirty . The silverware had to be washed before using half dirty . Linens and towels old and tired . The property manager Mike Burke work non stop to right the wrongs that he could . He was extremely helpful .I was annoyed and disappointed. The place is great for large families. The pool and grounds were beautiful.

Outstanding Home

September 2019
, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This large well kept home provided comfort and enjoyment for our entire family. The heated pool, hot tub, basketball and tennis courts and lastly, the movie theatre and extensive game room were enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you to Jeff Walker and his staff for making the reservation process so easy and also a big Thank You to Mike Burke, the caretaker, who was so helpful with whatever we needed during our stay.
We have already booked this home with the help from Jasmin from Guest Relations for next season. The memories that this home has given us are priceless.

Manager's Response

Dear Olivia,

Thank you for your glowing review, and it was a pleasure hosting you. We’re delighted to know that the home had everything you needed and more for the ideal getaway, compete with a backyard oasis ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. We hope you will think of us the next time you find yourself in our corner of the world.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Family Vacation

August 2019
, Yorktown Heights, New York United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This East Lyme Estate was the perfect setting for our extended family vacation. The kitchen was fully equiped, bedrooms were comfortable, and the pool and pool house were incredible.The basement was full of activities for all ages ! We enjoyed the basketball court/ tennis combo, and use of the golf cart around the fruit orchard. Thank you for a wonderful stay, and thank you to Mike for his attention to all details.

Manager's Response

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your kind words, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We’re delighted to read that the home met and exceeded your expectations for the ideal tropical retreat, complete with plenty of space for each member of your family to enjoy their own version of paradise. We look forward to your return.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Perfect Stay

August 2018
, New York, NY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We rented the house for family (mix of adults and children of all ages) coming from out of town for our wedding in nearby Essex/Deep River, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The entire family was thrilled with the house, with the game room, theater and pool getting plenty of use. While the pictures are accurate, you have to see it in person to fully appreciate the property - particularly the grounds! The bridal party got ready here and it was a beautiful backdrop for those photos. It was also a lovely place to decompress after the wedding activities. I can't say enough great things about Jeff (at Walker) and Dave (the owner). After a snafu booking a different property, Jeff went above and beyond in helping me to book this property instead. Jeff is truly a business owner who cares about his customers, and these days when you often deal with inexperienced property managers or owners renting properties on AirBnB and the like, it was a real comfort having someone like Jeff who knew what he was doing. Dave, the owner, was very friendly with my family and check in was a breeze. Absolutely recommend staying at this amazing place!

Manager's Response

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your glowing review, and it was wonderful hosting you and your loved ones. We’re delighted to know that the home met and exceeded your expectations for the ideal backdrop for such an unforgettable occasion, providing both endless hours of entertainment for all ages and breathtaking scenery for many memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you again, and we wish you and your spouse endless happiness together.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Amazing House

January 2019
, Massapequa Park, NY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This house is really amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. Its a great house for a few families to all relax, have fun and feel like they are living the dream.

Manager's Response

Dear Frank,

Thank you for your glowing review, and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. It’s fantastic to read that the home provided the ideal backdrop to an unforgettable retreat, complete with plenty of room for each guest to enjoy their own version of paradise. We hope you will think of us the next time you find yourself longing for more relaxation and rejuvenation.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding Weekend

November 2018
, Southington, CT United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family rented this house for family coming from out of state to my sons wedding in the Deep River CT area. The home is perfectly designed for entertaining. I was able to host a small (24 people) rehearsal dinner and the wedding party was able to eat, relax and enjoy the evening with a outdoor fire and dancing. The accommodations were fabulous.

Manager's Response

Dear James,

Thank you for your kind words, and it was wonderful hosting you. We’re delighted to read that the home met and exceeded your expectations for the ideal retreat, providing the perfect venue for your wedding festivities. We hope you will join us again soon.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Amazing Birthday Weekend!

October 2018
, Hampton Cove, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house is awesome and has something for everyone! We had such a great time! Even though it rained a few days, we were able to use the theatre room and game room downstairs which the kids loved! The golf cart was a hit along with the basketball court. The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen area with fireplace was our favorite spot. Highly recommend the home to anyone but especially large families!

Manager's Response

Dear Lindsay,

Thank you for your kind words, and we’re elated you enjoyed your stay. It’s wonderful to read that the home had everything you needed and more for the perfect retreat, including the ideal balance of comfort and luxury and plenty of space for every member of your family to enjoy their own version of paradise. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Amazing in every way

September 2018
, Harrison, New Jersey (NJ) United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great stay for my wife's birthday, 15 total people perfect in every way

Manager's Response

Hi Adam,

We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your glowing review. It’s wonderful to know that you had everything you needed and more for an unforgettable stay, and we hope that your wife enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

INTIMATE FAMILY REUNION 30th & 10th Birthday Celebration

August 2018
, Torrington, CT United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We have rented many homes, this one by far was our favorite in the Northeast. The owner was genuine and we felt cared for our comfort and that of our guests. Each space of the home was more magnificent than the latter.
Oddly, not experiencing a home theater proved to be one of my personal favorite spots, that is outside of the main kitchen. Everything was well stocked, our traveling kitchen and cleaning supplies were rarely used.
As others mentioned the home was clean and move in ready, and I am critical to a point on cleanliness.
There are no negatives to the property, it is truly, lavish living at its best. Our family was thankful for the opportunity to reside in this home. You truly want for nothing!

Dave, thank you for sharing your home, we will carry these memories forever.

Take good care,
Lisa & Bob

Manager's Response

Dear Lisa and Bob,

Thank you for joining us, and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. It’s wonderful to read that the home met and exceeded your expectations for the perfect setting for an unforgettable retreat, featuring plenty of space and the ideal balance of comfort and luxury. We look forward to your return.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Exceptional! YES!

July 2018
, Providence, RI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We were a family of 12 aged 12 to 78 - there was something for everyone! We loved the setting overlooking orchards and mountains, the pool and hot tub were a big draw for all ages, we used the tennis and basketball courts, the game room was a true joy to have on rainy days and the living space was ideal. We spent most of our indoor time in the great room and kitchen but enjoyed family dinner in the dining room - great to have a table that seated 12! We made good use of the various outdoor seating areas, the covered area by the pool house was especially welcome when the sun was with us.
This house is ideal for a large family gathering or for several couples to enjoy a vacation together.
We found the owner to be both accommodating and helpful.
Our communication with Walker Rentals was timely and informative.
We would recommend this house without reservation.

Manager's Response

Dear Constance,

Thank you for joining us, and it was wonderful hosting you. We’re delighted to read that you had everything you needed and more for the ideal retreat, including a picturesque setting and plenty of room for all members of the family. We look forward to your return.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Family Road Trip from CA to the East Coast ...

May 2018
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We (9 adults & 3 children under 10) stayed in this BEAUTIFUL home in May 2017. Due to circumstances explained we were able to bring our Sheltie. Thank You!

House: Beyond our expectations. Kitchen had everything. The garage was clean and allowed our 3 cars to park inside which made unloading very nice. Laundry – Upstairs AND downstairs! Many bathrooms throughout this SPACIOUS, CLEAN home.

Theater & Game Room: All around favorite spot. Movies were a great family time spent together laughing with the grandchildren. Game tables ... FUN FUN FUN - Ping Pong champion still :)

Pool in May - Yes - as we were told the weather in CT was a bit cold + the fact we are from California :) But we asked ahead when making the reservation if the Pool could be available as it was an important feature for us ... The property manager made sure it was ready and we all enjoyed it. Thank You!

To David, Jeff Walker & his team,

Jeff & team made it very simple from the 1st email to our last. David took the time to show us around & was a phone call away if any problems came up – None came up. Thank you for making this a pleasant experience.

Personal thoughts:

Staying here was the most relaxing part of our road trip to the East Coast. By the time we arrived we were ready for calm - and calm we got.

Six months prior to coming in Oct 2017 we lost 2 homes between all of us to the devastating CA fires. We almost cancelled but re-building takes a long time and we figured we could do with a change of scenery.

Fast forward to the day before we arrived here ... We were in Newburgh NY on May 15, 2018 and had the unpleasant experience of an East Coast tornado – Beautiful blue skies in the morning to a tornado early afternoon, literally over us, sending us to the basements.

So, you might say this family time was just what we needed to de-stress. Fires, tornadoes and a few in between cr

Manager's Response

Dear Cindy,

Thank you for your glowing review, and it was wonderful hosting you and yours. We're elated to read that the home had everything you and your family needed and more for the perfect getaway, including plenty of space and picturesque views every morning. We hope you will think of us the next time you find yourself in our corner of the world.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Beautiful, well kept house

July 2018
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Lots to do in this spotless, well stocked house.

Manager's Response

Hi Lori,

It was wonderful hosting you, and thank you for joining us. We’re delighted to learn that the home provided the ideal balance of comfort and luxury, and we hope you will return soon.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

A Beautiful Pleasure Palace

June 2018
, Franklin Lakes, NJ United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Exceptional, just like the property's title

Manager's Response

Hi Teresa,

Thank you for joining us, and it was wonderful hosting you. We’re delighted to read that you had everything you needed and more for the perfect retreat, and we hope you will join us again soon.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Hilltop estate and host experience

May 2018
, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Property is very nice and exceptional but the pool was not available in May (even though the description states that the pool is available) we were not informed about the pool issue till we called the host few day before the check in date. I would recomend this propert but be aware that the host (who is deferent than the management company) was rude and unprofessional to us.

Manager's Response

Dear Hiba,

It was a pleasure hosting you, and thank you for joining us. It’s wonderful to read that the home provided the perfect backdrop for 100 new memories, and while we regret that the pool was not available to you, we trust that the rest of the beautiful home provided an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. We look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Beautiful home !

November 2017
, Newport Beach, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We were in Connecticut for a family wedding. We had 8 family members stay at the house. We had so much to catch up on that we didnt use the home theater, but it looked amazing!

Manager's Response

Dear Susan,

It was a pleasure hosting you, and thank you for your kind words. We’re delighted we could provide the home for your important family event, and it’s wonderful to know that every member of your party enjoyed the space and comfort of their own corner of paradise. We hope that you will think of us in the future for more relaxation and rejuvenation.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Beautiful Hillside Oasis (with the beach minutes away)

June 2017
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The home owner and rental agents are terrific, the home is gorgeous and the property is even better! The barn was a beautiful setting for our celebration, the pool was an incredible landscape for our gathering and the tennis/basketball court was fun for the kids. We hosted a celebration on the property and utilized much of the outdoor space while accommodating 14 guests for one week. There is so much indoor and outdoor space, it never felt crowded. The only reason for less than 5 stars was that the decor inside was somewhat dated and dark.

Manager's Response

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you for your kind words, and we’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay. It’s wonderful to know that the home created an atmosphere of both luxury and comfort for you and your guests, combining fun outdoor sports with relaxing poolside. We’re thrilled that everyone was able to experience their individual versions of the perfect getaway, and we invite you to return soon.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

the perfect vacation rental!

August 2017
, Scarsdale, New York United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house provided the most perfect environment for our family gathering!!!! Based on the description, we thought it would be wonderful...but it exceeded our wildest expectations! We loved everything and couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you!!!

Manager's Response

Dear Lisa,

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family for your recent Florida retreat, and thank you for sharing your review. We’re delighted to read the the estate served as the ideal home-away-from-home for you and your loved ones, and that it exceeded all of your expectations for the perfect retreat. We hope that you and yours will return soon to make even more memories.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Pictures Don't Do It Justice!!!

August 2017
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family and extended family (16 of us) stayed here for 5 days and we couldn't be any happier with our stay. We are already talking about when we can go back! We were met by Dave at our arrival and given a tour of the grounds. The house is in impeccable condition. As are the pool/pool house/tennis court/basketball court. We initially had plans to explore a lot of the area during the day but we ended up spending the 99% of our time at the house. The kids did not want to leave. The game room and movie theater downstairs were an oasis for the kids and adults alike. We did venture off to the beach one day. Many different options and state parks within 20 minute drive. Numerous grocery stores/fish market withing 10 minute drive. The house and area has it all. A beautiful vacation for our families and we will definitely be back. 6 out of 5 stars!

Manager's Response

Dear Ariana,

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, and thank you for your glowing review. Reading about your experiences in the Orchard Estate was a delight, and we’re thrilled to know that you and your loved ones each experienced their own version of the perfect tropical retreat. From outside sports for the kids, to relaxing by the pool for the adults, to movies with the entire family, we’re elated to know that you had everything you needed and more to make many memories to last a lifetime. We greatly anticipate your return, and can’t wait to once again serve as your family’s home-away-from-home.

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Beyond fabulous!!!

July 2017
, Scarsdale, NY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

As another traveler said about this rental, it is even more amazing in person than it is online, and it looks pretty fabulous online!!! The house is truly a dream, is in perfect condition, and is in a fantastic setting. We swam in the beautiful pool, relaxed in the hot tub, played tennis on the great court, watched movies in the awesome theater, played ping pong, pool and other games in the game room and relaxed and enjoyed the gorgeous views from the many covered porches. My friends particularly loved the couches under the covered porch by the pool house. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. And David was amazingly responsive when I texted him a question. I would absolutely go back to this house!!! We also loved the location, which was close to Old Saybrook, Mystic and other towns for nice dinners out. You can't go wrong with this choice!!!

Manager's Response

Dear Allison,

Thank you for your glowing review, and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was a treat to read about the many enjoyments you found in the home, illustrating how the estate provides and all-encompassing retreat ticking every box for the perfect getaway. We’re thrilled that you were able to take part in so many of the amazing features, and we hope that you will return soon to experience even more.

Warm regards,

Jeff and The Walker Vacation Rentals Team

Amazing

January 2017
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house was the best house I have ever stayed in. Dave was wonderful to deal with. The house has everything you need and is up to date and very clean. The grounds, game room, movie room, kitchen...all just top notch. Loved our college roommate reunion was just perfect.

Wonderful Connecticut Home

November 2016
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We stayed in this beautiful home for Thanksgiving. It is in a wonderful location, very private, but close to stores, restaurants and points of interest. The home is perfectly laid out for family, with the master suite in a private location on the ground floor and the remaining large rooms upstairs. The huge kitchen/family room was in constant use, and the little ones loved the basement play area and theater. They also enjoyed their visit to the nearby Children's Museum. The well-equipped kitchen was a joy to work in and the owner of the house was very helpful. We'd go back in a heartbeat!