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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

Guest reviews

4.6 out of 5 Wonderful
15 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationBantam Lake18 min walk
Popular LocationLitchfield Town Green6 min drive
Popular LocationTapping Reeve House and Law School6 min drive
AirportHartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard)65 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming, Riverfront Compound

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Waterfront terraces, Large living room with propane fireplace and french doors to river. Large dining room, with fireplace, perfect for entertaining. New kitchen with mahogany countertops and island. Downstairs bathroom. Large master bedroom with walk in closet and river and garden views. New upstairs bath with tub/shower, subway tiles and vaulted ceiling. Private and quiet gardens, with gas grill and outdoor dining area. Large level lawn, perfect for play. Walk to restaurants, CT's oldest movie theater, stores, lake.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Laura Crowley
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Massages


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Limo/town car service
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Charming Riverfront Compound House Bantam
Charming Riverfront Compound House
Charming Riverfront Compound Bantam
Charming Riverfront Compound
Charming, Riverfront Compound Bantam
Charming, Riverfront Compound Private vacation home
Charming, Riverfront Compound Private vacation home Bantam

About this area


Located in Bantam, this vacation home is on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Camp Columbia State Park and Mount Bushnell State Park, while White Memorial Conservation Center and Litchfield Historical Society Museum are cultural highlights. Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bantam Lake - 18 min walk
  • Litchfield Town Green - 6 min drive
  • Litchfield Historical Society Museum - 6 min drive
  • Tapping Reeve House and Law School - 6 min drive
  • Above All State Park - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportOxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford) - 36 min drive


  • Jackie's Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Arethusa Al Tavolo — 7 min walk
  • Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar — 9 min walk
  • Bantam Pizza — 11 min walk
  • Litchfield Catering — 13 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is Charming, Riverfront Compound pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Charming, Riverfront Compound?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Charming, Riverfront Compound?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Charming, Riverfront Compound located?
Situated on a river, this historic vacation home is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Bantam Lake and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from White Memorial Conservation Center. Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and Camp Columbia State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful in autumn
Bantam (just outside Litchfield) is a magnificent area during the autumn. The trees around the property and in the entire area were resplendent with color and it was a joy to walk in the parks, preserves, and even in some of the streets nearby. We have stayed in many VRBO/Home Away residences over the years, and we have never encountered an owner who was more available and responsive. The owner, Laura, and her brother, Steve, were moments away both in spirit and reality. The house itself is attached, somewhat quaint, and a bit older than some. It is, at the same time, quite comfortable. It was great to have our lunches in the outside enclosure and to hear and see the Bantam River flow as the colorful leaves fell.

5/5 Excellent

Such a beautiful property
My 10 year old son, puppy and I spent a month at the property and had a great time. The property is really private, beautiful and even bigger than we thought. There are a huge field, hammock, and lots of comfortable outdoor seating areas. The grounds are well-tended with lots of beautiful wildflowers growing. There is also a basketball hoop which my son used a lot. The house was pretty and very comfortable. We had lots of room to spread out and a very well-stocked kitchen. The caretakers/owners were wonderful. If there was anything we needed or asked about they would find it and were really very helpful and nice. The house is a walk to Bantam, near Arethusa, so you're walking distance to delicious ice cream, baked goods and restaurants, It's not a village where you would walk around town very much, but its very close driving distance to Litchfield and there is a lot to offer.

5/5 Excellent

There are just a few steps down to the river. Sitting by the river and hearing the river from the house made this a very special place

5/5 Excellent

A hidden gem!
My 9 year old daughter and I had the most wonderful stay at the cottage. We wanted to escape the city for a week and this was just perfect. It felt like we had entered a magical world next to the stream, surrounded by the woods with gorgeous art pieces to discover in the garden in the house. The land was incredibly private which we loved. We were very well looked after by the host - not only did they leave masks and gloves, but also water and a leaving present on the morning we left. We will definitely book again. Thank you Laura and Steve for everything.

5/5 Excellent

Sister's weekend
My sister and I had a wonderful time at Laura's beautiful home. The house was warm and cozy and we especially loved all the amazing decorations throughout the house. We both look forward to returning in the Spring!