On the Water! Gorgeous Views!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Stratford cottage description
A classic 1930s beach cottage with an uncluttered interior, beautiful light, incredible views and an inviting deck. It's a great place to unwind with friends or just a special loved one. It's perfect for two couples as there's a bedroom and living area on each floor. But it's also a wonderful place for families, with lots of room to play inside and out.
The cottage, recently re-constructed and furnished by local artists, has an open floor plan and casual furnishings. In addition to a bedroom, the first floor has an open kitchen, eating, and living area that opens out onto a large deck overlooking the water. A second bedroom with dressing room and a spacious living area comprise the second floor.
The recently renovated bathroom has a rainfall shower head and pebble shower floor. When the temperature dips, a wood stove provides warmth and adds to the charm. The upstairs living area has a daybed which can be used for a fifth guest.
Walking and biking are favorite past times. Sailing, wind-surfing, golf, fishing, and bird watching are other popular activities. Make sure not to miss a trip to Marnick's, a venerable seaside diner just down the way, for ice cream and family meals.
The cottage is located only minutes off of interstate I-95, and is quickly accessible from Stamford to New Haven. Local train service from Stratford and Bridgeport to New York, Stamford, and New Haven is easily accessible.
Keywords: shingle cottage; contemporary, uncluttered interior; family friendly,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Bird-watching, small craft airport nearby
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The view of the ocean is spectacular!Guest comment entered by owner
The view of the ocean is spectacular!
Our stay was a delight. The house is beautifully designed, with a minimalistic, modern and rustic interior. The view of the ocean is spectacular! It's a very peaceful retreat, quiet with calming sounds of the waves. The house corresponds to the listing and was very clean, comfortable, and cozy. It came with great amenities, such as a lovely fireplace, wireless internet, and music players. We would definitely recommend the house!
- Guest Stephane (Providence, RI)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Don't hesitate to stay at this stunning placeGuest comment entered by owner
Don't hesitate to stay at this stunning place
Wow, wow, wow, don't hesitate to stay at this stunning place. The host was so kind and responded immediately, was very easy to deal with, made everything perfect, and even left us a bottle of wine. When you rent this place, you don't need to go anywhere because you're already in such a fantastic place of beauty. You hear the water at night, in the day the sun comes pouring in. We could even walk to a diner. There are some places I've rented because they are near a groovy town or museum, but this is the place you rent because you don't even feel the need to leave, you're already in paradise. It really was that nice!
- Guest Laura (Texas)
- Date of stay 03/24/13
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Lordship private beach
Lordship private beach
Lordship is a great area and the cottage is very nice. The bathroom is great and the deck is even better. We slept so well listening to the waves. It felt like we were on a houseboat. It is clean and the owners were very helpful. The neighbors are friendly and great restaurants within walking distance on water and seawall. We love this area and have rented cottages here before but never had one right on the water. We recommend cottage to all who love the water and beach. So relaxing on deck.
- Guest Liz and Dave (Crawfordsville, Indiana)
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 10/14/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children.
Fantastic StayGuest comment entered by owner
We had a fantastic stay at the house. It is right on the beach which the 3 kids we were with really appreciated. They spent hours collecting rocks and shells, discovering horseshoe crabs(!!), etc. We really enjoyed the house as well. The kitchen is well stocked with spices, sugars, etc and the minimalist but very tasteful decor/furnishing helps you relax from the overcrowded spaces of our own house and city.
- Guest Ilona (Montreal)
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Impeccable and cozy...Guest comment entered by owner
Impeccable and cozy...
The house is impeccable and cozy. We loved hanging around on the porch over the water most of the weekend. The location is wonderful for a relaxing trip - we visited a vineyard, had some nice meals out, but really enjoyed our time at the house! Our host was extremely helpful, recommending restaurants and providing everything you'd need for your stay, including dishes, linens, internet, beach towels, etc. Thanks to Nancy- I'd definitely recommend her home!
- Guest Sarah (New York City)
- Date of stay 09/07/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Adored the beach cottage!Guest comment entered by owner
Adored the beach cottage!
We absolutely adored the beach cottage! (We wanted to spend time with our family in nearby Westport and also enjoy a place on the water.) You cannot get more "on the water" than this! The cottage deck is directly on the water, providing incredible views and peaceful sounds of the water (and easy access to millions of pretty shells, pebbles, and other beach treasures for our kiddos.) The cottage has been renovated and decorated beautifully in a warm, reclaimed-minimalist style, making it the antidote to every schmaltzy beach cottage overstuffed with pastel knick knacks. The area was extremely quiet; we never heard neighbors and enjoyed having the beach to ourselves one morning. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating, especially when our travels plans went awry. We would definitely stay again and have recommended to friends!
- Guest Barbara (Texas)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
The property is maintained, very clean and exactly as pictured. The owners were very pleasant to deal with and always answered our emails. Our security deposit was returned within a week of our checkout. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the water flow underneath us. The entire house is very open and the views from each level of the house are amazing. If you enjoy cooking, the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, bowls, knives, cutting boards, serving spoons, plates, glasses, forks, etc...and the kitchen sink is huge. Because of the nice breeze that flows through the cottage, the pilot light on the stove sometimes goes out so you have to light it. The only appliances missing are a microwave and coffee maker...we made due without a microwave but did bring our own coffee maker. The local Shoprite is about a 15 minute drive from the cottage. Bring some extension cords because there are not many electrical outlets but WiFi was always working :-)! Our children enjoyed boating, fishing, using a waverunner, walking to Marnicks for ice cream, swimming in the Sound, and playing golf. We would certainly recommend this property to anyone who likes sitting on a quiet beach, hanging with family and friends, and appreciates a small town atmosphere.
- Guest Doula (Northern New Jersey)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're delighted our guests enjoyed the house! Just wanted to note that we have plenty of extension cords on hand and do keep a large French Press Pot for making coffee.
"Who knew this was here?!” was the most common response from local friends and family who came to visit while I was vacationing for two weeks in this spectacular home on the quiet, secluded beaches of Stratford, Connecticut … Visiting from Los Angeles, I chose the spot for it’s central location between NYC and my family in CT. The home is immaculately clean, exquisitely decorated and the perfect spot for relaxing, kayaking, biking, running, and entertaining small groups of friends. Sunny days on the deck, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean, and even stormy days made for a good excuse to get cozy and light a fire. The homeowners, Nancy and Matt, are so nice and easy to work with – even from across the country. And, the house is equipped with everything you may need, including Internet, grill and a French press for coffee (a personal favorite). The restaurants within walking distance aren’t that great, but OK places to grab a a bite, a drink or socialize bit. If you’re looking for a big nightlife, this isn’t your spot, but if you’re interested in peaceful, serene relaxation time with friends & family, it’s perfect.
- Guest Kristen (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
This cottage is perfect for spending quality time with family and small gathering as well;it was awesome to watch the tide moving in and out; I will never forget our stay as we chose it to celebrate our wedding with our closest family and friends; I loved the modern rustic decor- exactly as shown on pictures; Property is well maintained inside and out; Owners are very helpful in answering any questions I had; I would highly recommend this property to whoever need some time off;
- Guest Iza (Stratford, CT,United States)
- Date of stay 05/15/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
AHHH! How relaxing!
AHHH! How relaxing!
Wonderful cottage right on the water. So peaceful and such a great house. Walk to restaurants in a beautiful waterfront setting. Definitely would stay again. Don't hesitate, this is the place you have been looking for!
- Guest Mary (Treasure Island, Fl)
- Date of stay 04/13/12
- Review Submitted 05/20/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
AVAILABLE FOR MONTHLY RENTAL ONLY June 01 - August 31 ...... $6,000/month May 01 - May 31 ...... $5,000/month September 1 - September 31 ...... $5,000/month Oct 01 - April 30 ...... $3,500/month CASH OR CHECK ONLY, NO CREDIT CARDS Rates do not include security deposits or cleaning fees.
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Year Purchased: 2003
Why the Owner Chose Stratford:
We bought a home in historic Lordship, a peninsula at the southern tip of Stratford, because of the beauty of the area and its convenient location. Lordship is truly an undiscovered gem with its old homes, tree-shaded streets and great spirit of community. We feel fortunate to have such an easily accessible retreat from the hustle and bustle of Southwestern Connecticut.
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Beautiful views from deck
Open kitchen area
Another view--second floor living area
Dine on deck
First floor bedroom
Second floor living area
Fantastic water views!
Second floor bedroom
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