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Gather your family at this Country Estate!

Entire house hosted by Faye Zasada
16 guests6 bedrooms8 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Clean and tidy
2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cancellation policy
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House rules
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Questions we’ve have had during the last 3 months for longterm stays
1) The property has enterprise class internet
2) There are 4 grocery store 2 of which deliver -all are 10 to 15 minutes from house.
3) Bantam lake provides swimming 10 minutes away.
4) Each room has Wifi and an AC unit
5) The house sleeps 14
6) There is a full laundry
7) Multiple variety of restaurants in town for pickup or delivery

The space
The property can easily accommodate a large family (or a work team) that wants to get together in comfort and style in a lovely, quiet, country setting. With 4 generous-size bedrooms upstairs, a library with 2 additional full-sized beds, a family room with a fireplace and a living room with a piano (and sleeper sofa), there's lots of options for a group up to 14 (or more with some prior approval and planning). It is on 33 acres, but only 10 minutes straight down the road to town, providing excellent shopping and restaurant choices nearby (and many offer home delivery).

Judd Farm was completely redecorated December 2017, and thoughtful improvements are continuously being added.

For example, Judd Farm now features an true enterprise-class wifi network (Ubiquiti 1Gbs 802.11AC Pro meshed hotspots, hub, router and switches) and 200Mbs Internet service, dependably delivering excellent bandwidth to every room, so multiple concurrent video conferencing steams and remote work (for an entire group) are guaranteed to proceed without a problem.

We have also added a bright and open banquet-style space in the large garage area which could seat up to 30 (subject to prior approval and local restrictions).

The dining room is decorated in country French style, with 6 chairs but capacity to seat more if desired (folding chairs stored in the porch closet). The hutch and buffet has an assortment of serving platters and vessels, as well as linens, silver flatware and various serving pieces. In the garage is a grill that can be wheeled to the driveway for guests' use, along with banquet tables and additional chairs.

The family room has 2 large, comfortable sofas and a raised hearth fireplace. Firewood is available, but if you are unfamiliar with starting or tending a fireplace, we ask that you please do ask for assistance and information: smoke and fumes are dangerous to people and property! The 42" HDTV gives you a choice of Amazon, Netflix, or HBO.

There are drapes in family room that may be closed at night for privacy and heat retention. It would be thoughtful to also close the drapes on the porch to help conserve fossil fuel, thanks!.

The most convenient entry is straight through the garage, so we provide a key to the garage (which opens the left side). To lock it you have to move the door up and down a little bit. The other key opens the side porch. If it is snowy and wet you should use the garage entrance. There is no walkway yet to the porch door.

Guest access
The house has 2 large rooms to socialize in. The library will accommodate 4 with 2 full size beds. If you need additional sleeping such as an Air mattress- there is room in there. The property is on 33 acres and there is an unimproved road that is adjacent to the property on route 132. This is an excellent place to walk or ride a bike.
The basement is not accessible. We store personal items down there.

Other things to note
We have 5 window air conditioners upstairs, when they are all running at once, it can pop a fuse if you add a blow dryer to the circuit. Please shut of outside lights when leaving and AC units.
Questions we’ve have had during the last 3 months for longterm stays
1) The property has enterprise class internet
2) There are 4 grocery store 2 of which deliver -all are 10 to 15 minutes from house.
3) Bantam lake provides swimming 10 minutes away.
4) Each room has Wifi and an AC unit
5) The house sleeps 14
6) There is a full laundry
7) Multiple variety of restaurants in town for…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 6
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 2 couches

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Air conditioning
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Hair dryer
Washer

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4.70 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Location

Watertown, Connecticut, United States

The property is surrounded by farms and country roads. We have a wonderful winery on route 63 called HawkRidge winery they are open daily for tasting and is 4 minutes from the house.
We have also extend the property as a home for local families that have to relocate because of a fire or a flood for several months. Please call us for rates. We will try to help you.
The property is surrounded by farms and country roads. We have a wonderful winery on route 63 called HawkRidge winery they are open daily for tasting and is 4 minutes from the house.
We have also extend…

Hosted by Faye Zasada

Joined in August 2014
  • 220 Reviews
The Zasada family has lived in the Watertown area since 1976. I'm a Parsons from the Farmington Valley area of Connecticut. Paul and I purchased the Heminway property in 1989 from the original owners that had a silk thread mill in town. It's been a wonderful place to bring up our 2 girls Genevieve and Madeline. We love to give parties, spend time with friends and share interesting food. Inviting travelers from around the world to our properties is the perfect fit for us. We love to travel and we spend part of the year in Honolulu.
The Zasada family has lived in the Watertown area since 1976. I'm a Parsons from the Farmington Valley area of Connecticut. Paul and I purchased the Heminway property in 1989 from…
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We have a lockbox on the left garage door. You can find it on the right side. There are 2 keys in the box.
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm