1910 Beachhouse, Most Exquisite Beach on Connecticut Coast!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
-- 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
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 1.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Large sand dunes with beach grass give astounding privacy
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Surf Fishing
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Live Theater
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....morecollapse
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Here is a magazine commentary and a poem about the 1910 cottage:“I experienced the power of an immersive environment while staying in a beach cottage, circa 1910, on Long Island Sound in Connecticut over the Memorial Day weekend. This cottage had no paint – with the exception of exterior wood trim – no finished surfaces, no “landscaping,” old, simple furniture, and very little in the way of modern plumbing. This was the most relaxing place I had ever been …. In and around the cottage, the harmony was perfect.” --Robert Steueteville, “Commentary”, New Urban News, July-August, 2000, p. 2 “The Perfect Place” (June 1996, Guest name withheld)I know of a perfect place.It holds the perfect memories of love and laughter of solitude and healing.It’s a starting place of old endings and new beginnings of all the good things to come.It’s a place for remembering and a place to grow a place to bring the two together.It’s a place never to be forgotten, one to be held close to the heart.I knew when I came here, I would find life … again
- Guest R. Steuteville and Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/01/09
- Review Submitted 06/01/09
Normal rental is 1 p.m. Saturday to noon Saturday. High season (6/23-9/1): 2012,$2240/week; Other times in May/Jun/Sep/Oct,$1400/week LABOR DAY WEEK SALE: Off-season rate! Last minute weekend rental sometimes possible, please contact us. 30% deposit required to reserve. No loud parties please.
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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!
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This is your view from your inner tube as you float in the Sound.
View from our beach towards Westbrook (take the kids for a stroll for shells!)
Living room; relax in front of the fire with a book!
View of Long Island Sound and our beach from the Master Bedroom
Path from the porch, through the dunes, and down to our private beach
The "Cottage" viewed from the path to the Sound
Master bedroom, with view over Long Island Sound
Sunset from the top of our grassy dune
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