Upscale Historic Waterview Cottage in Prime Village Location
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Essex cottage description
Located in the quintessential historic New England village of Essex, voted Best Small Town in America, this sunny, upscale cottage is tucked in next to world class, exclusive yacht clubs, historic inns, restaurants, boutique shopping, antiques and art galleries, and the finest, quaint nautical atmosphere New England has to offer.
This is a new, first time vacation/short term rental -- furnishings, kitchen appliances, dinner and glassware....everything is brand new. Several lovely antique pieces add to the New England coastal cottage charm. Bed linens, towels, down pillows - everything is luxury - brand new comfy plush top beds with down duvets invite blissfull sleep and lazy mornings. Skylights and glass sliders bring the outside in - watch the boats and listen to the gulls cry as you sip your coffee while planning your day.
Fully fenced private yard to welcome the entire family - 2 legged and 4 legged! The Village of Essex is known for being wonderfully dog-friendly and a very special, picturesque walking destination.
The Cottage -- I live in the 'Main House' that is at 60 Main Street - it is the big white antique colonial with white picket fence at the corner of Main and Novelty -- the Cottage is the former carriage house for the property......it is about 1100+ sq.ft, brand new plush pillowtop queen bed in master, writing desk & desk chair, 2 closets, brand new 32-in flat screen tvs in the bedrooms and the living room, wireless throughout the house, new full size pottery barn white slip covered sofa and 2 new white slipcovered club chairs in living room, marble top cafe (37') table and 2 chairs in breakfast nook, oval antique English pine dining table with 6 full size white Italian leather chairs in dining area, antiquie English country pine hutch, small kitchen with gas stove, new frig, all new appliances/housewares/dishes/glassware/utensils, marble top full size french counter, all windows/glass sliders out to good size field stone walled patio, fenced yard, water view, 1 car garage and parking for 2 add'l cars in small driveway. There is a wood burning fireplace, brand new window air conditioning units throughout house plus new box fans, brand new gas grill plus new charcoal grill, Full bath attached to master bedroom, master bedroom has lots of built in storage, closet space and bath has tons of storage as well, full washer & dryer, 2nd bedroom is smaller but has brand new plush pillowtop full-size/double bed, dresser, cable tv, another full size bath (shower no tub) is outside this bedroom's door and this little 'wing' can be closed off from the rest of the house for additional privacy if desired.
The house has skylights over the entire living room and with the glass sliders and skylights, it is amazingly bright and sunny - with the sliders open you totally bring the outdoors in! The decor is high end 'coastal' with light colored antique European country pine, white slipcovers, shades of blue, original watercolor art on the walls.....very serene and relaxing but right in the center of it all! The CT River Museum is right around the corner.....
Right now there is a local couple renting for March & April while their house is being renovated -- they absolutely love the cottage and don't want to leave! It is furnished, again, with all brand new (they are the very first tenants) items from Sferra, Peacock Alley, Pinecone Hill, Horchow, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn -- this is not a typical vacation rental by any means........
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- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
sports and adventure activities
- Water Skiing
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
ReviewsWrite a review
Tranquility, We thoroughly enjoyed our extended stay in your cottage while our home was being renovated. We simply turned the key and walked in! Everything we had at home and "more" was at our fingertips. The cottage is extremely well-appointed, the quiet backyard patio offered views of the Connecticut River, and the fact that shops, restaurants and ice-cream cones were just steps away.... made this a perfect haven. We are residents of Essex and familiar with the area and were so grateful to call this top-shelf "oasis" our home during our recent renovations. This village gem certainly has it all!
- Guest Tranquility (Essex, Connecticut)
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
We had a wonderful stay in the cottage by the river along with our two dogs! The cottage is charming and although small, it is filled with beautiful yet comfortable designer furnishings and amenities galore! Everything is right there at your fingertips---the river, the restaurants, the shops. We can't wait to visit again!
- Guest Doglover (Fairfield County CT)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
The town of Essex is one of the most captivating of New England destination spots- They have all sorts of small shops to visit, homemade ice cream, great coffee shops and shopping. I really love the energy of Essex. . Complimenting this experience was my stay at this lovey seaport cottage right off main street. The charming decor, superbly comfortable beds and "everything you can think of" appliances were over-the top. We were able to walk just 2 minutes around the corner to the famous Griswold Inn for dinner, or have a cookout on the cottage patio (great new gas grill!), or just sit out on the back patio and relax. From the silverware to the beautiful linens, the flawless attention to detail made this quaint rental spot one of my favorites – and I travel a lot!!”
- Guest lebedahall (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
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“Wow! Loved this awesome little cottage – the pictures on the website do not do it justice. Everything is top notch and the owner thought of every little detail to make this the most relaxing vacation we’ve had in years – even our poodle, Toby, didn’t want to leave! If you are looking for a high-end, super comfy place to stay that is clean, easy walking distance to everything and not far from the beach, then the Essex Cottage is for you. We were 2 couples that fell in love with this quaint village and will definitely be renting this place again next year – for hopefully even longer! 5 Stars!”
- Guest Magoo's Mom (Washington D.C.)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
From $1000-$2400/wkMay 1 - May 25.......$1500/week May 26 - June 30.....$2000/week July 1 - Sept. 10.....$2400/week Sept. 11 - Oct. 15.......$2000/week Oct. 15 - May 1......$1000/week 2nd great village rental may be available if your dates are taken-ask! Additional Pet Fees Apply. Cleaning Fee $125 Off-Season Monthly Rental Available -- $3000 per month, all inclusive Weekly rental periods only June 15 - September 1 Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.Dates available: Year Round
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Welcome to the Cottage! First time being offered as high-end vacation rental
Master bedroom looking out to living room, new queen pillowtop, luxe bedding
Full attached master bath (tub
wood burning fireplace, flat screen cable tv, 2 white easy chairs to be added
breakfast nook, marble bistro table
2nd full bathroom (shower) outside 2nd bedroom door, wing can be closed off
Back yard, patio and side yard with beautiful Japanese Maple, waterview
CT River Museum, docks, boat launch next to Cottage -- lovely swans and other wa
Dining for 6, original artwork, European antique pine, Italian leather chairs
Attached full bath, flat screen, built-ins, closets, wireless throughout house
Living room showing skylights, sliders out to stone patio, fenced yard
Clean sunny kitchen, gas stove, all brand new kitchenware, small appliances
2nd bedroom, new full size pillowtop bed, dresser
Front Door - notice the antique brass Whale's Tail door knocker and mail slot.
Shot of back of Cottage on the left from the empty side lot
Looking from side of Cottage to water (and geese grazing on the neighboring yach