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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound

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View from the porch, Long Island Sound in distance


Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with incredible water and nature views, you have found it. This farmhouse cottage is located on a private estate, and offers acres of open land with views of the Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River. There is access to a private beach where you will often be the only people you can see. There are plenty of things to do in the Old Lyme area, with unique shops and art galleries.

Peaceful retreat: This secluded second story cottage, located on a pirvate lane, rests in a former barnyard with fantastic views of Long Island Sound, the mouth of the Conn. River, Saybrook lighthouses, marshes and coves teeming with birds. Access by car to a secluded beach half a mile away, open fields with walking paths are just the beginning of this quiet private place. A huge deck for entertaining, a covered carport and laundry facility are included. It's name is 'Udder Heaven' because it once housed the dairy, when the farm was active.

Cottage details: The cottage is on the second floor, requiring climbing stairs. Dogs are welcome, $75 per week cleaning fee. We ask smokers to use the deck just outside the living room. Cleaning services can be arranged. Please bring your own linens and towels, there are 2 twin beds and one queen bed, plus a convertible couch. The kitchen is fully equipped, ceiling fans and air conditioners in the heat, a small heater for chillier days. Because there is no heat, the cottage is closed during winter. Utilities are part of the rent, local phone service is provided. Brand new Samsung 32' HD. Also have DVD/VCR player, have wifi, either ATT or Comcast.
. The normal rental period is from 3:00 PM on Saturday to 9:30 AM Saturday, so we can squeeze in a thorough cleaning.

Old Lyme environs: Old Lyme is a central location for many activities. Near the cottage are small rivers and coves convenient for kayaking and sailing. The Mystic Seaport is but an hour away, as are Gillette's Castle, the Essex Steam Train (and boat ride), the Florence Griswold Art Museum, the Godspeed Opera House for summer shows, Chamard Vineyard, golf and fine dining (The Griswold Inn in Essex) and the best pizza, ice cream, and grinder shops in New England. Peace and quiet are the watchwords on this private lane. A complete visitors handbook is available in the cottage with directions to all the attractions and facilities nearby.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Water View:

    Long Island Sound and adjacent coves, marshes and rivers are visible from the large porch....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Saturday


  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    1 car carport...moreless

  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony complete with outdoor furniture. Offers great view of marshes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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This property is located between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound. There are no houses or dwellings between this cottage and the Sound.


Owner info

About the owner: I and two brothers own the property, one of whom lives next door. The property has been in the family for literally centuries, and relatives own the surrounding land. Generations have lived or visited here, enjoyed the uniqueness, the beach, the marshes and the fields.

Why the Owner Chose Old Lyme:
This dwelling once was part of a working farm, where the dairy functions were carried out. Thus the name Udder Heaven arose. It sits in the old barnyard, building mainly used for storage and equipment. Udder Heaven is a single unit on the second floor, storage, car port and laundry are on the first floor.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Access to the marshes, Long Island Sound, rivers and fields are the primary attraction. Artists sometimes visit and paint landscapes, and children find the beaches fantastic for collecting shells and pebbles. Birds abound with a plover sanctuary on Griswold Point.

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Speaks: english

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  • View from the porch, Long Island Sound in distance

    View from the porch, Long Island Sound in distance

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • kitchen


  • Front bed room, queen bed

    Front bed room, queen bed

  • Front BR

    Front BR

  • Second BR

    Second BR

  • Exterior view, stairs behind bush

    Exterior view, stairs behind bush

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Front BR

    Front BR

  • Second bedroom, 2 twins

    Second bedroom, 2 twins

  • Private Beach nearby

    Private Beach nearby

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Date last modified - Monday, July 27, 2015

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