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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
"We rented this amazing very comfortable home for the weekend to celebrate a new found sibling reunion. We all traveled from from Wyoming, New Jersey, New York and Indiana. What a wonderful home.. Everything about it was perfect. In a great location and spectacular views.. The 5 am morning sunrise will be forever instilled in our memories... The home is very comfortable, clean and up to date... we loved it and loved the grounds and hope to return... What a special weekend we had.... Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us...We look forward to coming back in the near future.... The McLaren Clan"
Guest: Polly I.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 9, 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
"My family and friends had a wonderful week here. The house is lovely; we especially enjoyed the sun room off of the kitchen. The best part, however, was the amazing yard, porch and pool. We were two couples and three small children, and a few days we never even left the property. The house is on top of a hill and all you can see are beautiful trees, rolling hills and wildflowers, as well as gorgeous clouds. It was serene.
We appreciated how everything was meticulously clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. My only complaint was the that master bedroom does not have dark curtains so it was quite bright at sunrise, but a small concern seeing how beautiful it is. We hope to come back in the fall or winter to see the change of season as well.
P.S. For any yoga renters, I strongly recommend Charym in Litchfield (Approx. 25 minutes away). It's a beautiful space and we took two lovely classes there! A perfect compliment to a vacation!"
Guest: SashaDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 13, 2015