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"I rented this home for a week with my sister-in-law. We stayed here with our six boys below the age of 8 and my mother. We all LOVED our week in Hawks Nest and wished we could have stayed there for the whole month. This house is the perfect summer cottage - right on the water, easy to keep clean and live in with both older people and a lot of little kids, the great picnic table dining area overlooking the water provided a space for relaxing meals and fun board game competitions, the beds were very comfortable and the sound of the waves outside the windows was divine. The house had all the utensils we needed for making delicious summer meals.
The Hawks Nest community is friendly, welcoming and fun. We met many other families who were also there for the week and everyone had a great time playing together, sharing stories and exploring the beach. The little country store across the street from this home provides daily activities for kids organized by a local college student. The college student who organized the activities the week we were there was GREAT with our kids. She took the kids crabbing and then organized crab races on the beach, organized a morning of making tie-dye t-shirts, taught the kids how to make bubble wands out of pipe cleaners, set up shell painting and arranged for a scientist from Mystic to come teach the kids about ocean life. The scientist brought about 10 different marine animals with him which the kids got to touch. There is also a beach movie night on Thursdays. None of the activities needed to be signed up for in advance so everything was very relaxing. We could just show up when/if we wanted to join the activities and all of the activities were free, so it was like having a summer camp without the hassle of planning and paying huge fees. At the end of the week, the college student organized a talent show for the kids. This was a HUGE highlight for the kids and comical for the parents to watch.
The street is a dead end street. Our kids rode their bikes all around the neighborhood without having to worry about cars.
The beach is rocky so some people might prefer to have water shoes for swimming or wading out into the water. We played in our bare feet and our kids did not use water shoes but I noticed a lot of other people wore water shoes.
Thank you for a wonderful week in Old Lyme!"
Guest: LindsayDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 21, 2015
"My two adult children (+ one fiance) and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend. Our host greeted us warmly and was very helpful with directions, too! It was the perfect spot to re-connect with my adult children who live on the East Coast. The apartment is clean, spacious and well located. Plenty of seating to watch TV and the kitchen was well stocked for when we wanted to cook (note the coffee shop is across the street!). We just loved the town--cute restaurants within walking distance, farmer's market on the weekends and just very picturesque. This was my first experience with VRBO. After such a positive experience, I look forward to more vacation rentals by owner!"
Guest: ConnieDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage with our spectacular waterfront view. The deck is magnificent, with a great outdoor dining set and cocktail area. The place came fully stocked for outdoor fun, with a canoe and kayaks, etc., for fishing or just paddling around. Indoors, we found everything we needed -- fully stocked with linens and everyday essentials. The best was the dining room table, with a view over the lake. Beds are comfortable and clean, as is the all of this nice Connecticut cottage. Oh, and whatever you do, take a ride over to the Coriander Café for dinner!!!"
Guest: Maggie G.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 4, 2015
"The house was perfect for our family. Lots of room, and well divided so the kids could watch tv in one room while the adults watched in a separate room. The kids loved the water, and playing in the sand. It was a huge plus that we were a short walk to Ocean Beach. We played miniature golf and had ice cream there one evening. The board walk at Ocean Beach was also nice for our early evening stroll."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 1, 2015