It’s very rare to find a summer rental anywhere with true style and character. But there’s a very special one in Litchfield County, Connecticut, 90 minutes by car from Lower Manhattan: Two scenic designers for films have created a retreat that can be yours for the summer, or even just a month or two. “But I have to warn you,” says Klemm Real Estate agent Gael Hammer. “Try Litchfield for the summer and there’s a good chance you’ll want to buy here.”
Featured in House & Garden magazine and the recently published The Creative Cottage, this house is both private and peaceful, tucked off in a quiet part of the town of Morris, but it’s all of 10 minutes to the shops and restaurants in the towns of Washington, Bantam, and Litchfield. Guests are practically mandatory, whether for drinks or dinner (just look at the many entertaining options in these photos!) or the weekend (all three bedrooms have full baths). There is also central air conditioning, a pool, and a pool house with summer kitchen and changing room. If nights turn chilly, you have five fireplaces from which to choose.
And it’s a steal compared to certain areas on Long Island. Rent the house for the entire summer (May 30 to September 5) for $50,000, for June or July for $20,000 per month, or from August 1 to September 5 for $22,000. The listing has more photos and information, and Gael Hammer of Klemm Real Estate can be reached at 860-868-7313 (ext. 17) and firstname.lastname@example.org.