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Capt Nathaniel Clarke Historic Homestead?weddings?reunionsmagnificent Yard?

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
12 reviews


  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harvey's Beach
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tanger Outlets
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)
    33 min drive

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  • Capt Nathaniel Clarke Historic Homestead?weddings?reunionsmagnificent Yard?

    Room Amenities

    • 3500 sq ft
    • 5 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 14
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About this area

Old Saybrook

This vacation home is located in Old Saybrook's Saybrook Manor neighborhood. Essex Island Marina and Indian River Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Don't miss Essex Steam Train.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harvey's Beach - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tanger Outlets - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Steam Train - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Island Marina - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Saybrook Station - 3 min drive
  • New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional) - 33 min drive

About this property

Capt Nathaniel Clarke Historic Homestead?weddings?reunionsmagnificent Yard?

✨Special discounts available for week nights only stays✨ the minimum stay can be reduced to one night ✨depending on the calendar✔ASK🙏for availability of special prices. Thank you. Built in 1795 by Captain 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 and a magnificent front and backyard that hosts 👰weddings🤵 family and friends reunions and venues . The home sleeps up to 14 people and is ideal for vacations, weddings, corporate retreats or reunions. The property is near to beaches, nice restaurants, casinos and attractions. The greenhouse/garden was featured on HGTV and served as a filming location for the awarded 2012 Indie film "The Word". Need additional bedrooms? A nearby cottage can be rented with a combined discount. The Nathaniel Clarke Homestead remains an elegant emissary from our old times of colonies, built by the descendants of the Mayflower. Giant sugar maple trees shade the long back lawn of the property, on the banks of the Oyster River and tidal marshlands. The front yard is set back from the Boston Post Road. On the inside, the house affords modern amenities while retaining the old world charm and quirks of an historic New England Homestead. 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. It also features a large back and front yard, with enchanting flowerbeds and barns- a historic jelly shed, and a corn crib. These out-buildings enhance the atmosphere and the privacy of the property, bordering it into 2 separate sections, one of which is technically off-limits to guests with a separate access, without interference. Their usage is reserved by the owners. The parking is provided for 5 cars, even though it can host more. If more spaces are needed, please consult us as the owners may reserve a spot for their own usage, from time to time. 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 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. The property is managed by SpacesOfTheHeart Online Short Term Rentals. The property caretakers stay on premises to ensure the property is well maintained.

Property manager

property manager


Speaks Turkish, Danish, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed

Payment types

Important information

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Property is also known as

  • Nathaniel Clarke House Sea Captain Estate 1795
  • Nathaniel Clarke House Sea Captain Estate 1795 Old Saybrook
  • Nathaniel Clarke House Sea Captain Estate 1795
  • Nathaniel Clarke Sea Captain Estate 1795 Old Saybrook
  • Nathaniel Clarke House: Sea Captain Estate, 1795 Old Saybrook
  • Nathaniel Clarke Sea Captain Estate 1795

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 double bed

Bedroom 2

1 double bed, 2 twin/single beds

Bedroom 3

3 twin/single beds

Bedroom 4

1 double bed, 1 twin/single bed

Bedroom 5

1 king bed

Property amenities


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Outdoor areas

  • Yard
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 3500 sq ft (325 sq m)


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

4/5 Good

Historic home

Conveniently located and a great house for a group. We especially liked the conservatory.

5/5 Excellent

Comfortable and charming

Members of my family and I stayed at the Nathaniel Clarke House while attending a wedding in Old Saybrook. It was very comfortable and welcoming. We loved it.

4/5 Good

Ideal location

We rented this house for a girls weekend of vineyard tours & spa day. It was an ideal location, close to 95 to visit local vineyards & the house was so close to Saybrook Point Inn & spa, which was our Sunday destination . The house accommodated all of us under one roof & was very affordable. Everyone had a comfortable night’s stay. We were only there for one night so didn’t utilize a lot of stuff in the house, but the kitchen is well equipped for longer stays!

5/5 Excellent

Loved our stay!

Lovely house, full of charm and character. We enjoyed the cozy fireplace, well-stocked kitchen and large dining room table. There were plenty of beds and so many fun nooks and crannies throughout the house . The large backyard was also wonderful. Thank you for having us!


Nice place

Our family stayed in this house for three nights in November because we had a wedding nearby. It was a good location for our purposes, and it had enough beds to sleep twelve. On the plus side: It was clean. The owner was very responsive. Most (but not all) of the beds were comfortable. The sheets and towels were good quality. The kitchen was well equipped. There were a few things that make it tricky to give it more stars. We had difficulty regulating the heat and it wasn’t consistent throughout the bedrooms. In the king bedroom where I slept, two of the dresser drawer handles came off in my hand before I even pulled on them. A couple of the upstairs beds were a little saggy. The outside of the property looked in need of a little attention.

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