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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
"Me and the family had a great time at the RED HOUSE. Great place for small kids to explore and be in a safe and friendly environment. The owners were a great host and had neat things at the cottage for us to do such as local puzzles, games, and more...we look forward to our next stay!!!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"we had a very nice, relaxing week in Ct. this property is beautiful and so close to the beach! Very close to Mystic and everything was very much as it read, I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in CT."
Guest: Shari S.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015
"We rented for the Month of July staying mostly on long weekends and really enjoyed the apartment. It is right downtown and this lets you walk everywhere easily. 90+% of all restaurants are a 5 minute walk or less. Also, a walk around the block takes you through the finest historic home district in Mystic, absolutely beautiful. Anne-Marie is a great landlord and has the place stocked to the rafters with every conceivable thing you will need from 2 sets of dishes, kitchen gadgets, even cloth napkins and placemats. Also every cleaning supply, personal toiletry, extra towels etc. etc. Being there a month, we got to know Anne- Marie and she is right on top of everything. The apartment is clean and comfortable. This was a great base for our vacation."
Guest: Roy F.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 28, 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