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Private Estate Cottage with Private Beach & Majestic View of the Sound

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Use of our private beach and all estate walking trails included with rental.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6, 1 car-carport

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with incredible water and nature landscapes, you have found it. This farmhouse cottage is located on a private, historic family estate, and offers acres of open land with views of the Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River. There is access to a private beach where you will often be the only people you can see. There are plenty of things to do in the Old Lyme area, with unique shops and art galleries.

Peaceful retreat: This secluded second story cottage, located on a private lane, rests in a former barnyard with fantastic views of Long Island Sound, the mouth of the Conn. River, Saybrook lighthouses, marshes and coves teeming with birds (bird sanctuary). The space below is a laundry room, storage and carport. It is a short walk from Udder Heaven to a secluded beach half a mile away, open fields with walking, hiking and run paths are just the beginning of this quiet private place. This is a unique and special place to bird watch, especially osprey with many nest on the estate. A huge deck for entertaining, a covered carport and laundry facility are included. It's name is 'Udder Heaven' because it once housed the dairy, when the farm was active.

Cottage details: The cottage is on the second floor, requiring climbing stairs. Dogs are welcome, $75 per week cleaning fee per dog is required. We ask smokers to use the deck just outside the living room. Cleaning services can be arranged. Please bring your own linens (sheets) and towels, there are 2 twin beds and one queen bed, plus a convertible couch (double). Pillows and blankets are supplied. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the cottage has ceiling fans and is air conditioned. Because there is no heat, the cottage is closed during winter. Utilities are part of the rent, and local phone service is provided. The following is also included with rental of Udder Heaven: Samsung flat screen 32' HDTV, DVD/VCR player, internet services. The normal rental period is from 4:00 PM on Saturday to 10:00 AM Saturday, so we can squeeze in a thorough cleaning.

Old Lyme environs: Old Lyme is a central location for many activities. Near the cottage are small rivers and coves convenient for kayaking and sailing. The Mystic Seaport is but an hour away, as are Gillette's Castle, the Essex Steam Train (and boat ride), Devil's Hopyard Park, the Florence Griswold Art Museum, the Godspeed Opera House for summer shows, Chamard Vineyard, golf and fine dining (The Griswold Inn in Essex) and the best pizza, ice cream, and grinder shops in New England. Peace and quiet are the watchwords on this private lane. A complete visitors handbook is available in the cottage with directions to all the attractions and facilities nearby.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response Rate: 0%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Water View:

    Long Island Sound and adjacent coves, marshes and rivers are visible from the large porch....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    1 car carport...moreless

  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large balcony complete with outdoor furniture. Offers great view of marshes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Apr 7 - May 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$210
$950 $3,450
High
May 13 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,520 $5,450
Low
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$210
$950 $3,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75

Notes:

Cottage is closed for the winter, no heat.

Weekly rentals June 7 - Sept. 13, Saturday to Saturday.

Check in 4 pm, check out 10 am - time for cleaning.

1/2 down with rental agreement to reserve dates.

Cash or check

Balance 30 days prior to arrival date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

This property is located between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound. There are no houses or dwellings between this cottage and the Sound.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1640

About the owner: I and two brothers own the property, one of whom lives next door. The property has been in the family for literally centuries, and relatives own the surrounding land. Generations have lived or visited here, enjoyed the uniqueness, the beach, the marshes and the fields.

Why the Owner Chose Old Lyme, CT, USA:
This dwelling once was part of a working farm, where the dairy functions were carried out. Thus the name Udder Heaven arose. It sits in the old barnyard, building mainly used for storage and equipment. Udder Heaven is a single unit on the second floor, storage, car port and laundry are on the first floor.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Access to the marshes, Long Island Sound, rivers and fields are the primary attraction. Artists sometimes visit and paint landscapes, and children find the beaches fantastic for collecting shells and pebbles. Birds abound with a plover sanctuary on Griswold Point.


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Photos

  • Use of our private beach and all estate walking trails included with rental.

    Use of our private beach and all estate walking trails included with rental.

  • Typical sunset over looking the L. I. Sound and Connecticut River.

    Typical sunset over looking the L. I. Sound and Connecticut River.

  • You will have the feeling of stepping back 100 years... Relax and enjoy!

    You will have the feeling of stepping back 100 years... Relax and enjoy!

  • One of many landscape views on the estate.

    One of many landscape views on the estate.

  • Another view of the sitting room with TV.

    Another view of the sitting room with TV.

  • Bedroom with two twin beds.

    Bedroom with two twin beds.

  • The deck which is perfect for entertaining and outdoor meals.

    The deck which is perfect for entertaining and outdoor meals.

  • The deck is relaxing.

    The deck is relaxing.

  • Kitchen view #1... Fully equipped for cooking and entertaining.

    Kitchen view #1... Fully equipped for cooking and entertaining.

  • Another view of the sites on the estate.

    Another view of the sites on the estate.

  • Private beach for your pleasure (Connecticut River & Long Island Sound).

    Private beach for your pleasure (Connecticut River & Long Island Sound).

  • Another view of the private beach.

    Another view of the private beach.

  • Udder Heaven is on the 2 floor: 1st floor included - laundry & carpool.

    Udder Heaven is on the 2 floor: 1st floor included - laundry & carpool.

  • The view of the Sound & CT River mouth.

    The view of the Sound & CT River mouth.

  • A view from the walking, hiking & running trails towards beach

    A view from the walking, hiking & running trails towards beach

  • Sitting room and TV room in the cottage.

    Sitting room and TV room in the cottage.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Another view of bedroom with two twin beds.

    Another view of bedroom with two twin beds.

  • Another view of the deck.

    Another view of the deck.

  • Dining room just off the kitchen and sitting room.

    Dining room just off the kitchen and sitting room.

  • Kitchen view #2.

    Kitchen view #2.

  • View from beach back towards the bath house.

    View from beach back towards the bath house.

  • Bath house on the private beach, and stairs to get to the beach.

    Bath house on the private beach, and stairs to get to the beach.

VRBO #249193

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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