1. Do you allows pets?
No, we do not currently accept pets as guests on our property.
2. Do you allow smoking?
No, we do not permit smoking at The Homestead or on any of the surrounding grounds.
3. Can I use the Hair Salon for getting ready for my wedding?
Yes, our hair salon is available if you have the full house reserved. We ask that you utilize hair stylists who have certificates of insurance and are licensed. Our salon has two chairs as well as a station for washing hair. The salon is connected to our sun room which is a great place for both makeup application and for the wedding party to hang out. We kindly ask that stylists please leave the salon as they found it.
4. What is the house best suited for?
The Homestead is an ideal spot for wedding party members getting ready for the big day as well as larger families on weeklong vacations and corporate retreats. We can sleep 16 people and currently have 10 different rooms, each with their own bathroom. When you reserve our entire home, we will help make recommendations as to which rooms will be best suited for each of your guests. We welcome you to schedule a tour and see the house for yourself.
5. Will there be a staff member available during my wedding stay?
There is a staff member available during the day. Overnight, we provide an emergency number for any issues which may occur such as plumbing, loss of power, damage to property etc. We do our best to ensure most of your anticipated needs will be taken care of prior to your arrival.
6. What are the quiet hours?
We have quiet hours after 9:00PM in the house. This is to ensure that all guests are able to have an enjoyable stay. We do not allow outdoor music on property out of respect for our neighbors.
7. Do we have access to the entire house?
You will have access to all of the guest areas of the house. The owner, family and staff have designated areas within the house.
8. What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel prior to 14 days of your check-in date, you will receive a full refund of your stay. Should you cancel within 14 days of the reservation date you will be charged 50% of the cost of your stay including taxes.
9. How do I book all available rooms?
You can reserve all available rooms by calling us at 203-245-0212 and we will work with you to reserve all available rooms during your intended stay. We have a two night minimum on weekends, we do allow single night bookings Sunday-Thursday based on availability.
10. What type of accommodations do you offer?
The Homestead is a unique lodging option for guests looking to visit the Connecticut shoreline. Our approach to hospitality is to be available if you need us but for the most part, to remain out of our guests' way. We find that our house provides the perfect spot for groups such as wedding parties and families looking for a special location to make their stay memorable.
11. Is there a security deposit?
We reserve the right to request payment for any damage to the property during your stay. For the protection of all guests, all public areas include security cameras. We ask that you please do your best to leave the house as you found it.
14. Can I bring in catering?
We only allow catering with preferred partners who will handle setup, food service and clean up. We offer daily breakfast and can work with you on special arrangements if desired.
15. Can I hold an event at the house?
Please coordinate any events you plan with us. We reserve the right to review any events that are scheduled. This ensures that we are respectful to our neighbors and that our house is set up to best accommodate any needs you may have. We do not allow outdoor events with loud music and reserve the right to ask you to lower or stop your music at any time. Quiet hours are from 9pm-9am.
16. What is your Check-in procedure?
Our check-in time is 3:00PM. If you are planning to arrive later than 6:00PM, please let us know.