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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"The home is so comfortable, roomy, has a well equipped kitchen and is beautifully decorated. Access to a private beach is easy. The home's view is one of the things my family and I enjoyed the most each day."
Guest: JudyDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 2, 2015
"My boyfriend and our five kids rented this cottage for our first vacation all together. We also had my parents come along as well. The cottage was very accommodating to all 9 of us. It is an older cottage, but the inside was beautiful with old world charm. It has a dishwasher, laundry room in basement, grill outside, board games for kids to play. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with the things you need. We felt right at home and were very comfortable. The beach is a one minute walk away and it was very private. We were the only ones on the beach all week. There is an outside shower, which was nice for the kids to clean off before they entered the cottage. There is a nice yard where the kids were able to throw a ball and play a few different games. The owner was wonderful. She checked to make sure that we made it there ok and if we needed anything, also on our last day she texted me saying to have a safe trip home. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing vacation with their family. I will be renting this property again in the future."
Guest: Lisa C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 31, 2015
"Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. Your cozy home provided the perfect setting for my family to meet to celebrate my son's graduation from the USCoastGuard Academy. The bottom floor was open and the kitchen well equipped which provided the perfect setting for entertaining small or large crowds. The heat was a big plus during the month of May and we loved your propane stove. Thanks for all your help with getting settled in and dining out suggestions. The house was ready for us to simply unpack and enjoy the beautiful views and sounds of the water."
Guest: Kathryn B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
"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