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-- 1910 Shore house; only one surviving the 1938 hurricane on this stretch of beach. Immense lot, gorgeous beach, dunegrass covered dunes, very private. House is large, with basic amenities. Ideal for the writer and artist (and their kids and in-laws!) -- Old Saybrook has a convenient Amtrak stop on the Boston-NY line, is just off I-95 between New Haven and New London. The stop is 3 miles from the house. -- Large shaded porch behind our private dunes, with path leading to our private beach. At end of dead end road, perfect for kids. Google Earth: 41o 16' 38.97' N and 72o 24' 26.54' W -- Four bedrooms upstairs (two overlooking the Long Island sound), large living room/dining room area downstairs + kitchen. -- Unheated, so only available for summer or early fall rentals. -- After your swim, towel off and stroll up the sandy path to the porch. Later, enjoy the sunset from the top of one of our dunes. There's no other property like this in Old Saybrook or maybe even all of Connecticut!
--Please be advised that this is a century-old vacation cottage with used furniture, sometimes flakey appliances, windows that occasionally stick, and perhaps a lump or two in the mattress. It is unheated, and so May & late September can be quite cold; the cottage is not available in the winter months. The shower and bathroom facilities may strike some as primitive. We like it this way -- it's cosy, comfortable, and laid back. But if you strongly prefer, say, the Hilton to camping, this is unlikely to be your cup of tea. Email us for a brochure with more pictures.
-- Please consult VRBO calendar on upper right of webpage for availability
King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-down futon located downstairs if someone wants to avoid stairs.
NOTE: Renters provide own bedding, no laundry facilities on site....moreless
High Season Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change until deposit received. House held only if deposit received. Sept-Oct rates same as May-June. Not available Nov-April.
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The lower Connecticut river is replete with breathtaking natural vistas, charming little towns (Essex is particularly special), and fun family activities, such as the Essex steam train, boat excursions to Saybrook Point and the Thimble Islands, Ivorytown Playhouse, and The Katherine Hepburn Center.
Year Purchased: 1910
The Unique Benefits at this House: Private sandy beach with dunes and tree gives you a wonderful sense of being away from it all!