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"My family and I stayed here for three weeks during the summer of 2014. We are from the West Coast and have family in Madison which made it a perfect location. The proximity to the beach was wonderful, and the house had all the basic amenities needed. The owners were lovely to deal with and offered suggestions on sights to see and restaurants to visit. We are a family of five with very young children so the size of the house was not an issue for us. The fully fenced backyard made our stay wonderful as we could enjoy the patio for dining and we felt confident our kids could play safely in the yard. The nightly visits by the local ice cream truck were a huge hit for my kiddos! Can't wait to return!"
Guest: Kari G.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
"Our stay at the marsh studio was truly a wonderful experience . . . one of our best vacations ever! We arrived in the rain and were so captivated by the contemporary design, sculptures and various works of art that we soon forgot about the rain. Ilsa and Bob are wonderful hosts. A bottle of wine, orange juice and the makings for coffee were very much appreciated. Their dog, Tilda, (a lab/something?? mix) was a fine greeter . . . energetic and loving and an added bonus for us.
We decided to stay local this summer and were amazed at all there was to do in the Westbrook area. We saw a great concert at the Kate Theater in Old Saybrook and a few days later we went to the Goodspeed Opera House to see a wonderful musical. Both theaters are unique and conveniently located. The Chamard Winery in Clinton and lunch deckside overlooking the vineyards was great. We had a terrific waiter and the food was delicious.
There are so many restaurants to choose from . . . The Boom at Pilots Point Marina has the view of the boats and the sunset, Lenny and Joe's was a favorite for eat in and take out. We love lobster so the Lobster Landing in Clinton was a great choice for hot lobster rolls and butter. For times when we wanted to stay put . . . the kitchen at the studio and outside grilling made dining in fun.
West Beach was great for Barbara who LOVES the ocean and the fishing/crabbing and kayaking on the tidal river was Duncan's top of the list relaxing activities. Just sitting on the dock with a morning cup of coffee was so special.
There was more that we did and much more to do next time and there will be a next time. Simply put, being there was WONDERFUL!!"
Guest: Barbara and DuncanDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
"This house was compact, clean, convenient - a delight in every way. We even managed okay with just one bath and seven people. Very near a great beach (short walking distance). And very convenient to the things we like to do as a family: Mystic Seaport; miniature golf at Saybrook Point; Gillette's Castle; Chester ferry; Essex steam train; Johnny Ad's restaurant in Old Saybrook - and especially the Deep River Fife & Drum Corps Muster on the 19th (always the 3rd Saturday in July). Grew up nearby but have lived in Texas for 20 years - and definitely will use this house as a great place for a "base of operations" when visiting the East or coming back again for the Muster."
Guest: Richard G.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
"My husband and I & our two teen aged sons have been renting this cottage for a week or 2 for 4 summers. We love it! The location is perfect--a stone's throw from the beach (a 90 second walk) in a quiet friendly beachy neighborhood. There is a cottage feel to the house and at the same time its so nice to have a dishwasher, and a washing machine & dryer. The beds are comfortable. The house is always clean upon arrival & renters are expected to leave it clean for the next visitors. There's plenty of parking and plenty of space to hang out inside on the rare rainy day. The clean, sandy beach is rarely crowded--our family & friends are often the only people there during the week. There are plenty of restaurants & shopping very close by, and tourist attractions all within an hour's drive, if you can bear to leave the beach. The owners are very nice & accommodating. My husband & I have been renting in the neighborhood for decades & we just love this house & location."
Guest: KathyDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: January 17, 2015