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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 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 really enjoyed ourselves during our month-long stay at this lovely cottage. It has a lot of 'beach-y charm' and is comfortable, clean, and well-equipped with necessary appliances and ample linens. We especially enjoyed the screened-in porch and although the cottage's location is on a busy corner (a huge plus!!), it is surrounded by privet hedges which provide a lot of privacy. The location of the cottage is wonderful with its proximity to downtown Madison, the beach, Madison Beach Hotel (it was such fun to walk across the street to the concerts!), and a nearby little watering hole with good food. We would definitely return to stay there again -- we loved it!!"
Guest: MitziDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"Was looking forward to family reunion but was completely blown away by how amazing this house is. Our family had the most wonderful time. Worst part of the trip was leaving... Can't wait to go back again and again. It's a truly special place and we made wonderful lifelong memories. Can't thank the owners enough for sharing them home with our family."
Guest: Victoria H.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 29, 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