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Classic Fenwick Summer Cottage on Long Island Sound

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Last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:8
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 10 Bedrooms , 8 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Cool sea breeze, warm sunny beach, live a fantasy life in this wonderful 1884 classic Fenwick summer cottage directly on the Long Island Sound. Cocktail hour on the screened- in-porch, elegant dinners for 18 in the dining room, all after days filled with golf, tennis, sailing, swimming, reading at the beach, cycling, antiquing or one of the many other attractions one can find in this area. Ideally placed within walking distance of a 9 hole golf course and 4 tennis courts (3 clay, 1 all-weather) available 7 days a week for all Fenwick residents and renters.

Perfect for families with children. Lessons in golf, tennis, swimming, and sailing each available within the borough for children who are part of the ‘playclass’ (ages 4-15) for a reasonable fee. Games and activities available as well. Easily within walking or bicycling distance. Lessons available for adults as well. Use of golf and tennis courts is $300 a week.

Eight bedrooms with water views, Five queens, 2 twins,
Master bedroom has king sized bed attached to a dressing room with a queen-sized bed.

Another queen bedroom has small private powder room. There are 3 more bathrooms with claw footed tubs on the same floor. And a shower room.

On the ground floor there are three powder rooms and one large shower room.

Three more bedrooms on third floor (2 queen, one full) two with balconies and one powder room.

Two kitchens, washer and dryer, fireplace and wood stove, Screened-in-porch, open porch, sunny garden area off of
kitchen, herb garden, raspberry bushes.

Golf cart rentals are available to those with valid driver’s license. House is on highest point of the borough of Fenwick perfectly located close to pier and tennis courts and golf course, and
facing the Sound. Small chapel with Sunday services within walking distance.

For the winter season, a section of the house is fully heated with baseboard oil heat and wood stove. 3 bedrooms are available, full kitchen, library, living room, shower room, bathroom plus 2 powder rooms. Washer and dryer are in basement.

Old Saybrook is located on the Connecticut shore, 100 miles from both Boston and New York and 25 miles from New Haven, CT. Old Saybrook is serviced by Amtrak and the Shoreline East (connecting with MetroNorth in New Haven and has direct rail service to both Boston and New York several times daily. The closest airport is Bradley International (BDL) near Hartford, 60 miles or 1 hour away via I -91.

Old Saybrook features a busy main street , many fine restaurants, arts festivals, a farmer’s market and lots of shopping opportunities. “The Kate”, otherwise known as the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center was named after Fenwick’s most famous resident and features top name entertainment as well as opera and theatre.

Keywords: Large Summer Cottage, house, beachfront, water views,
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets are welcome....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large 3 story summer cottage with screened in porch, large separate shower room, 2 kitchens each with a stove and oven and dishwasher, refrigerator, raspberry bushes, golf cart, access to golf and tennis....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 1 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:



  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nine hole golf course a five minute walk from the house. Very reasonable fee charged by the Borough of Fenwick....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Five minute walk from the house. Very reasonable fee charged by the Borough of Fenwick....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Taxes Not included


We charge $9500 per week in July and August, $8500 per week in June and September and $7500 per week in May. We charge extra for special events like tented parties. Generally, we do not charge for less than a week. To discuss a special event, please call or email the owner.

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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Lessons available for children, golf, tennis, swimming, sailing. 9 hole golf course, 3 clay tennis courts and one all-weather court,

beach with lifeguards, playground, swimming pier with raft.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1955

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
family dinners, bicycling in the area, playing tennis and golf. swimming, sailing, reading, running. Relaxing!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • house from the east

    house from the east

  • view to the pier

    view to the pier

  • sailboat out front

    sailboat out front

  • cocktail hour

    cocktail hour

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen


  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • queen bedroom with door to balcony

    queen bedroom with door to balcony

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • the tennis courts

    the tennis courts

  • the road to the chapel

    the road to the chapel

  • the sun-trap

    the sun-trap

  • front porch

    front porch

  • screened in porch

    screened in porch

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kitchen - windows face east

    kitchen - windows face east

  • staircase


  • king bedroom

    king bedroom

  • bathroom


  • balcony facing east / south

    balcony facing east / south

  • the pier and beach

    the pier and beach

  • the non-denominational chapel

    the non-denominational chapel

  • the house from the west

    the house from the west

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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