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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
"Great house everything you needed for a week away from home was available for your use.Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Private Beach was a very short walk away with bathrooms and attendants to put up your umbrella and chairs if you need them. We all had a great time either at the house, beach or sightseeing. Thank you for sharing your home with us."
Guest: dc1725Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 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
"Missy and her husband are wonderful. It was very easy to get ahold of them, they were lovely to talk to, and they were more than accommodating. I highly recommend working with them, they made everything extremely easy. Very cute and cozy house in a quiet and lovely location. Outdoor patio is a really great added bonus."
Guest: Megan R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
"We booked this cabin as a base to spend time with family who live in the area. It is hard to describe the tranquillity, the peace and sheer beauty of the lake. To sit on the stone pier in rocking chairs and watch eagles flying overhead, gazing at a small branch drifting past and listening to the stillness, it was unforgettable. Hearing my aunts, uncle and cousins telling tales of learning to swim on the pond and of youthful adventures many years ago was a joy. It was magic gliding across the pond in the kayaks which are supplied by the owners. The cabin is extremely well kitted out, there is everything you could possibly need. The owners don't live nearby but we had a great welcome from their friend who lives next door...if you can call it that...maybe half a mile through the woods. Altogether a very special place."
Guest: DJDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: May 4, 2015