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Family room ocean view from chaise lounge

Family room ocean view from chaise lounge Dining room with ocean views Gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, 2 sinks Living room with ocean views Master bedroom with king bed Bedroom 2 with queen bed and ocean views Bedroom 3 with queen size bed, beach view Bedroom 4/office with twin bed, beach view at sunset Family room with flat-screen TV, beach view Family room with limestone fireplace, beach view Ocean view windows on south side!!! Back of house with gas grill, large yard and paved driveway Front entrance with beautiful flowering plantings Master bedroom linens Master bathroom, double sinks, double shower, jetted tub Master bedroom lounging area with ocean views First floor bath with shower Wrap-around raised deck with ocean views, dining and lounge deck set Breakfast area with ocean views Beach playground across the street Beach just across the street from the house Beach just across the street from the house

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Last updated: 03/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guilford house description

The property is across the street from a 25 acre sandy beach/park. This newer 2700 sq.ft. (+ partially finished basement), beautifully appointed home is an ideal place to vacation. The views of Long Island Sound from every room are simply stunning! Central air conditioning guarantees comfort on the hottest summer days. Great restaurants are a short walk or drive away. Boutique stores, grocery and specialty shops, art galleries and spa are located a mile away on the charming Guilford Green. The home boasts an open floor plan with 9' ceilings on the first floor, limestone fireplace, hardwood floors, high-end appliances, and granite/marble counters. The beautifully appointed 2nd floor Master Bedroom suite will blow you away! Two additional bedrooms with queen size beds boast gorgeous beach/water views. There is also a downstairs guest room/office. The laundry room is conveniently located on the bedroom floor. The large wrap-around mahogany deck is equipped with comfortable outdoor dining and lounging furniture. The large, grassy yard is great for backyard games. Enjoy wireless internet access from every room, cable HDTV with internet connectivity (watch Instant Play Netflix movies), DVD, VHS, video game consoles, Weber gas grill, Dacor range, Sub-Zero frig, Miele dishwasher, washer and dryer. There are 2 Kayaks for your sole use, a ping pong table, many games, toys, books for the kids. Hiking and biking trails, golfing, tennis, swimming can be found nearby. The street has sidewalks. Outlet shopping is 15 min. by car. Yale/New Haven is 25 min. by car. Day-trip options include Mystic Seaport/Aquarium (~1 hr.), Mohegan Sun/Foxwoods (~45 min.), NYC (~1.5 hr.), Boston (~2.5 hr.), Block Island.

Keywords: House, beach

Property Type

  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Not suitable for people with severe cat allergy....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Penalty for violation of nonsmoking policy: $500...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old...moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

            office with twin + twin trundle bed...moreless

          • Child Bed with crib-size mattress available by prior arrangement.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Double sinks, double shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet eat-in kitchen, cherry cabinets, granite counters, island with second sink...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Subzero side-by-side, water/ice through door...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Miele - super quiet when running!...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Dual MW and convection oven...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dining
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Large sandy beach just across the street.

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HDTV, internet-compatible (for Netflix, Skype etc.)...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Ping pong, electronic basketball...moreless

              • Television:

                1 Flat-screen, 1 traditional...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Dual-band Netgear router...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    2 kayaks 25 acre beach with 430' beach for swimming, playground, volleyball court, half-basketball court, picnic shelters, bathhouse...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    spectacular views of Long Island Sound from all rooms...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Charming New England town with free summer concerts/plays etc. on the Green, galleries, fine dining and family dining. Close to outlet shopping, fishing, sailing, Mystic Aquarium and Seaport Village, casinos (1 hr.), Block Island, Thimble Islands, New York City (1.5 hr.), Boston (2.5 hr.)...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

                        Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

                        • Guest Thanksgiving is the best! (Edmonds, WA)
                        • Date of stay 11/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/13/13
                        This home was perfect for our destination family gathering for Thanksgiving. The surrounding area is quiet and quite beautiful, even on cold, rainy November days. The home itself was even larger than the pictures indicated and easily accommodated our party of seven adults and one child. The inside furnishings are warm, welcoming and even a bit eclectic but overall you quickly felt quite at home. The very well appointed professional kitchen and high-end bathroom fixtures were added bonuses. We highly recommend this property to families looking to spend some quality time together........we hope to have the opportunity to stay here again in the future.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • Great family vacation

                        Great family vacation

                        • Guest Dee R. (Ossining, NY)
                        • Date of stay 08/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                        Our 3 grandchildren, our daughter and her husband joined us for a great week at this very beautiful home in Guilford.The wraparound deck gave us an unobstructed view of the Sound with an active hawk's nest that was fun to watch; the gardens next door had spectacular flowers and bird feeders that attracted a wonderful variety of birdlife. It was hard to leave what felt like our own private nature park. The grandchildren (11 months, 2-1/2 and 12) loved being so close to the beach and a great playground, and the location of the house couldn't have been better. We were in close proximity to many great restaurants. We actually ate in many nights - the kitchen was so well equipped and the view from the dining room table couldn't be beat. We used the 2 available kayaks, and the kids enjoyed the ping pong table and the other games in the basement. Comfortable beds, clean and well appointed bathrooms and comfortably furnished family gathering areas made us feel very much at home. We had a great vacation and hope to return. The property owner was very responsive and lovely to deal with. You can't go wrong with this home! Our only criticism was that the amount of lighting in the living room area was a little too dim for reading in the evening. Everything else was fabulous.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon. I love to read books on vacation too, and will be sure to provide extra lighting for all you book-lovers!

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                      • A memorable summer

                        A memorable summer

                        • Guest Anton (Manila, Philippines)
                        • Date of stay 06/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/13
                        A beautiful tastefully done home in a very peaceful setting. The property would definitely be top of mind should we ever find ourselves in the Connecticut Shoreline in the future.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: We would be delighted if you have the chance to return!

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                      • Highlight of the summer

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                        Highlight of the summer

                        • Guest Daniel
                        • Date of stay 08/26/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/14/12
                        "Thanks for the wonderful house. We had an incredible week; it was the highlight of the summer."

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                      • An August to remember

                        An August to remember

                        • Guest Vin (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/07/11
                        My wife, two young sons and I had the great pleasure to rent this home in August of 2011. We arrived in the morning, sight unseen, and were immediately put at ease. It was immediately apparent that we were not to stay in a “rental property” rather a beautiful home with grand views of the long island sound. The pictures cannot come close to capturing the beauty and serenity of the spot. My wife and I spent many of our days across the street at a playground and beach, and our evenings enjoying the wraparound porch, enjoying the sunsets while our children played on the grass within view. The home is thoughtfully decorated with large windows, many views and is flooded with natural light. The master bedroom is enormous (close to the size of our NY apartment), the master bathroom hosts a Jacuzzi tub and a great shower. For those renters with children, there are dozens of toys and an entire library to enjoy. The owner was available for questions and a manager down the street checked in frequently. I was able to make use of the train station located just minutes from the house making my weekend trips to and from NYC a breeze. I could not ask for a better experience both in terms of the character of the home as well as its proud owner.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • An August to remember

                        An August to remember

                        • Guest Vin (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/07/11
                        My wife, two young sons and I had the great pleasure to rent this home in August of 2011. We arrived in the morning, sight unseen, and were immediately put at ease. It was immediately apparent that we were not to stay in a “rental property” rather a beautiful home with grand views of the long island sound. The pictures cannot come close to capturing the beauty and serenity of the spot. My wife and I spent many of our days across the street at a playground and beach, and our evenings enjoying the wraparound porch, enjoying the sunsets while our children played on the grass within view. The home is thoughtfully decorated with large windows, many views and is flooded with natural light. The master bedroom is enormous (close to the size of our NY apartment), the master bathroom hosts a Jacuzzi tub and a great shower. For those renters with children, there are dozens of toys and an entire library to enjoy. The owner was available for questions and a manager down the street checked in frequently. I was able to make use of the train station located just minutes from the house making my weekend trips to and from NYC a breeze. I could not ask for a better experience both in terms of the character of the home as well as its proud owner.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

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                      • Wonderful family friendly home

                        Wonderful family friendly home

                        • Guest Alan (San Francisco Bay Area)
                        • Date of stay 07/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/25/11
                        We had the pleasure of spending the fourth of july week at this comfortable and luxurious home. The house was very well equipped. We enjoyed watching multiple fireworks displays from the upstairs bedrooms. Breakfast on the deck overlooking the water was wonderful. We enjoyed the fireflies dancing in the yard during the evening. A very short walk out the side yard and across the road brought us to the city beach park with playground, volleyball court, and beach. We had the chance to talk the kayaks out onto the water. A short walk will bring you to several resturants at the marina. Our three kids, 3, 7, and 9, had a great time with the basketball hoop, ping pong table, TV w/ cable, and toys. Yes we're fortunate that there were lots of toys to keep our 3 year old boy busy. We had a great time and highly recommend this wonderful home.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • Wonderful home, perfect location

                        Wonderful home, perfect location

                        • Guest MD (New York)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/11
                        We spent 2 weeks in July at this wonderful house. We were so sad to leave. The views are beautiful and serene. The house was very well equiped with books and toys for kids and even a ping pong table. The master bedroom is beyond spacious. The kitchen is state of the art. It was so nice to be so close to the beach and to town. We would rent this house again in a heartbeat. I have an 8 year old and 4 year old twins but it is perfect for all ages. The owner is lovely and so easy to work with. The house was very clean and well maintained. We wnet berry picking 10 minutes away, shopped at Bishop's Orchard everyday and just 2 minutes away is the marina with amazing lobster rolls and clam chowder. It does not get better than this.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great getaway, nothing lacking

                        Great getaway, nothing lacking

                        • Guest Josh (Brooklyn)
                        • Date of stay 12/30/10
                        • Review Submitted 05/31/11
                        My family and another (total of 4 adults, 4 kids under the age of 5) had a wonderful 4-day stay over New Years. The house is spacious, modern and in great shape, yet feels extremely cozy with all of the comforts of home. Excellent kitchen, dining area, living room with entertainment options, sleeping quarters and bathrooms all in a nice layout with lots of natural light and water views. Very close to charming town of Guilford, and less than an hour to outlets, Mystic (aquarium, seaport, etc.) and even Foxwoods/Mohegan. Also good outdoor space and short walk to a beach. Really nice place to spend the winter holidays and probably just as nice if not nicer in the summer months.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

                        Owner response: So glad you were able to return again over the holidays!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      May 2 - May 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $400
                      Early summer 2014
                      Jun 13 - Jun 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $450
                      High season 2014
                      Jun 28 - Sep 1, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $550
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $500
                      Christmas/New year's
                      Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $500
                      Yale commencement w/e
                      May 15 - May 20, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $575

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning fee $140
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      No weddings, reunions, party events, please. No more than 8 occupants.

                      No smoking and not pets.

                      Rates are subject to change until traveler confirms.


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: I am the original owner of this house built in 2000 with love and care. I have expressed my love of natural materials and appreciation for skilled artisanship through the finishing materials and furnishings in this house. It was designed to bring nature (beach and marsh) inside through expansive windows offering gorgeous views of Long Island Sound and the sights and sounds of birdlife on the marsh. Some of my favorite things to do here are relaxing and reading a book on the beach with the sand between my toes, lounging on the deck sipping on iced coffee and watching the sailboats go by, grilling seafood with a beautiful sunset in the background.

                      Why the Owner Chose Guilford:
                      This custom-built home offers the advantages of modern life in a charming, coastal New England community. The sandy beach right across the street is so convenient, as are the proximity to town and shopping. The water views are amazing!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Beach across the street. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants and Guilford Green. Free summer concerts and plays. Pick-your-own fruit/berry orchards. Close to Guilford Yacht Club, lobster pound, outlet shopping.


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                      Photos

                      • Family room ocean view from chaise lounge

                        Family room ocean view from chaise lounge

                      • Gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, 2 sinks

                        Gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, 2 sinks

                      • Master bedroom with king bed

                        Master bedroom with king bed

                      • Bedroom 3 with queen size bed, beach view

                        Bedroom 3 with queen size bed, beach view

                      • Family room with flat-screen TV, beach view

                        Family room with flat-screen TV, beach view

                      • Ocean view windows on south side!!!

                        Ocean view windows on south side!!!

                      • Front entrance with beautiful flowering plantings

                        Front entrance with beautiful flowering plantings

                      • Master bathroom, double sinks, double shower, jetted tub

                        Master bathroom, double sinks, double shower, jetted tub

                      • First floor bath with shower

                        First floor bath with shower

                      • Breakfast area with ocean views

                        Breakfast area with ocean views

                      • Beach just across the street from the house

                        Beach just across the street from the house

                      • Dining room with ocean views

                        Dining room with ocean views

                      • Living room with ocean views

                        Living room with ocean views

                      • Bedroom 2 with queen bed and ocean views

                        Bedroom 2 with queen bed and ocean views

                      • Bedroom 4/office with twin bed, beach view at sunset

                        Bedroom 4/office with twin bed, beach view at sunset

                      • Family room with limestone fireplace, beach view

                        Family room with limestone fireplace, beach view

                      • Back of house with gas grill, large yard and paved driveway

                        Back of house with gas grill, large yard and paved driveway

                      • Master bedroom linens

                        Master bedroom linens

                      • Master bedroom lounging area with ocean views

                        Master bedroom lounging area with ocean views

                      • Wrap-around raised deck with ocean views, dining and lounge deck set

                        Wrap-around raised deck with ocean views, dining and lounge deck set

                      • Beach playground across the street

                        Beach playground across the street

                      • Beach just across the street from the house

                        Beach just across the street from the house

                      VRBO #298191

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                      Date last modified - Monday, April 14, 2014

                      $400 - $575 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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