Operation Hope of Fairfield’s 16th Annual
Evening of Hope Celebration Live Auction Descriptions Antigua Luxury Vacation Villa Sea Glass is a luxury villa located in exclusive Sugar Ridge on a beautiful hillside overlooking Jolly Harbour and the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. Not only does the Villa’s position facing West on a hill provides spectacular 180 degree Views (Sunsets included!), but it also provides the house with wonderful cooling trade winds. Take in the vista and enjoy the Caribbean air while you lounge on one of the 8 comfortable sun beds or splash in the generous plunge pool. Villa Sea Glass offers a very generous living space. You may never want to leave the villa, but if you want to explore Jolly Beach, Valley Church Beach, Coco Bay and Dark wood Beaches are only a 5-8 minute drive away. The Villa boasts 2,700 square feet of indoor living space and 2,200 square feet of terraced outdoor living space. There are lovely en-suite bathrooms in each of the four thoughtfully appointed bedrooms (sleeps 8) and the open-plan living area features three huge sliding glass doors that retract fully into the walls allowing for true indoor/outdoor living at its best. The home is also equipped with Wi-Fi. The wonderful Location of Villa Sea Glass across the street from Jolly Harbour offers many restaurants, grocery shopping, pharmacy, banking, ice cream/coffee shops and much more on your doorstep. The capital of Antigua, St. John, is only a 10 minute drive away and the airport is a 20 minute drive from the Villa. Guests at Villa Sea Glass are free to use the lovely fully equipped gym at Sugar Ridge Hotel and its beautiful, large pool. Dates to be agreed upon with owner (check availability calendar and photos at https://www.vrbo.com/403604). Generously donated by Stephanie Haims and Vittorio Severino.
Vermont Cottage – Bromley Mountain House 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 comfortably – 3 miles to Bromley, 3 miles to Manchester outlets, 9 miles to Stratton Access Road. Very private on Bromley Brook, 1800 square feet. Great fireplace, incredible mountain views, close to everything. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, gas grill, stereo/mp3 hook-up, full linens, dishes, silverware, etc. Very tastefully decorated. A perfect family setting! Families are encouraged as this house accommodates 2 families very nicely. You will find many places to explore with the Bromley Brook and Spruce Peak viewable from the house. The Long Trail is walkable from the house and the snowmobile paths are close enough to access from the house. The convenience of this location is hard to beat if you want to ski or golf but also want to have access to the town of Manchester and the shopping outlets available there. Winning bidder may
contact owner for weeklong stay, subject to availability in Fall or Winter. Generously donated by Dave and Sue Cardona.
Deluxe Sunset Cocktail Cruise Come cruise the Norwalk River and the surrounding islands on a 42-Foot Motor Yacht with 6-8 guests. You will enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Overland and Sea VII captained by Mr. Leigh Overland. Captain Overland is a local architect and has enjoyed boating for over 30 years. Leigh and his first mate donate their time and yacht for many local fund raising events and have received rave reviews! Winning bidder will meet at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk on a date to be mutually agreed upon by winning bidder and Mr. Leigh Overland. Generously donated by Mr. Leigh Overland.
A Round of Golf and Lunch at The Country Club of Fairfield This exclusive golf course was designed by Seth Raynor, a protégé of Charles Blair MacDonald, known as the father of golf in America. The layout serves as a superb member’s course as well as a challenging venue for tournaments such as the Met Open, The Connecticut Open and the Met PGA Championship. It is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the country. You will be guests of one of the members. Scheduling will be subject to mutual availability, includes golf for three (3) guests and lunch with donor and club member, Rick Risley. Generously donated by Rick and Sharon Risley.
A Round of Golf and Lunch with ESPN Sportswriter, Ivan Maisel ESPN.com Senior Writer Ivan Maisel, a six-time winner of the Football Writers Association of America Best Writing contest, has covered 32 national championship games, 17 Masters, 12 Rose Bowls and one very noisy auto race. Three lucky bidders can win a round of golf and lunch with Ivan at Brooklawn Country Club, site of four USGA championships. The A.W. Tillinghast design features severely sloping greens and stunning landscaping and is a treasure trove for history buffs. You’ll be able to get up to “par” in the world of sports through Ivan’s expert lens. This is a sports lover’s dream offering! Generously donated by Ivan Maisel.
Disney and Universal Family Getaway to Orlando A fun getaway awaits you and three family members on a visit to the iconic Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! You’ll be in the center of all the excitement at the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites at SeaWorld. This family-focused resort is just across the street from SeaWorld® Orlando and minutes away from Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal® Orlando Resort, and Wet 'n Wild®. This Bermuda-styled retreat features stunning pools, colorful gardens and a serene lake promenade. You will have a fully functional 2 bedroom apartment with full kitchen and washer and dryer for 4 nights/5 days. With easy access to the Orlando International Airport and within close proximity to several championship golf courses, Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld provides the perfect Orlando destination. Disney tickets (one-day Park Hopper) courtesy of Disney and Universal tickets courtesy of Universal Studios. Hilton Grand Vacation Club arrangements must be coordinated with Operation Hope Board member, Teri Walsh, and must be redeemed in 2017. Generously donated by Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and Teri Walsh.