Private Estate Cottage with Private Beach & Majestic View of the Sound(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6, 1 car-carport
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
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 7 - May 12, 2017
2 night min stay
May 13 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
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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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.
- Primary: +1 3523838889 9am-6pm
Links to more information:
Use of our private beach and all estate walking trails included with rental.
Typical sunset over looking the L. I. Sound and Connecticut River.
You will have the feeling of stepping back 100 years... Relax and enjoy!
One of many landscape views on the estate.
Another view of the sitting room with TV.
Bedroom with two twin beds.
The deck which is perfect for entertaining and outdoor meals.
The deck is relaxing.
Kitchen view #1... Fully equipped for cooking and entertaining.
Another view of the sites on the estate.
Private beach for your pleasure (Connecticut River & Long Island Sound).
Another view of the private beach.
Udder Heaven is on the 2 floor: 1st floor included - laundry & carpool.
The view of the Sound & CT River mouth.
A view from the walking, hiking & running trails towards beach
Sitting room and TV room in the cottage.
Bedroom with queen bed.
Another view of bedroom with two twin beds.
Another view of the deck.
Dining room just off the kitchen and sitting room.
Kitchen view #2.
View from beach back towards the bath house.
Bath house on the private beach, and stairs to get to the beach.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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