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Spectacular Beach Home on Long Island Sound

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

A true GEM! Our home is directly on the shore of the Long Island Sound. Built in 1921 by our grandparents, it features a beautiful wrap around porch where you can relax with friends, have a drink and watch the spectacular summer sunsets. Walk out the front door down the steps to the beach where the water invites you for a swim. Stroll the shoreline, kayak or canoe and enjoy the tranquility of the the water.

We have 6 bedrooms. Fall asleep to the sound of waves in the 2 front bedrooms that offer double beds with water views. 2 bedrooms with queen and king sized beds, 2 bedrooms with twin beds, 2 sleeping porches, 1 with 3 twin beds, 1 with sleep sofa. When not used for sleeping enjoy the comfortable sitting room with TV and water views. 2 full baths upstairs, half bath downstairs.

Large living/dining room with cozy fire place for chilly evenings. Full kitchen and laundry room with all NEW appliances. Separate room with new FLAT SCREEN TV for quiet enjoyment.

Keywords: Wi-Fi, pet friendly, private setting, directly on beach front, sleeps 15+, long island sound, family home, wraparound porch, traditional

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

I work in the medical field, currently managing a pediatric ophthalmology practice. Gardening is my passion and I spend many hours planting, pruning and weeding. We have 2 cats that are a BIG part of our family. I am married with a daughter in college.

The Owner purchased this house in 1921

Why The Owner chose Madison Center

Our summer home was built by my grandparents in 1921. 5 generations have enjoyed swimming, sailing, water skiing, kayaking and building sand castles for 90 years!

Easily accessible by car or train, 2 hours from NYC, 3 hours from Boston.Fly into NY/NJ, Boston, Providence or Hartford.

45 minute drive to Mystic Seaport/Aquarium for a day of fun.

What makes this house unique

Walk out the front door to your private beach and Long Island Sound. Enjoy your morning coffee by the water on the wrap around porch. Feed the sea gulls if you wish.

Take a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive to town. Enjoy unique shops, fine dining, art galleries, theaters and farmers market. Visit the library, post office and grocery stores. Antique shops abound!


Madison Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Beach Home on Long Island Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Betsey's home for the weekend of my wedding. We were able to sleep 15 of our friends and family no problem! The house is plenty big for a large group. It is also situated right on the water and many of us went swimming and took out the kayaks. The house provided everything we were looking for. It was a lovely weekend and the only thing I would change was if we were able to stay longer.

Thanks so much Betsey!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven, CT

Family Reunion & Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented Betsey's property in July of 2015 for a week-long family reunion that ended with a small informal wedding ceremony and reception, and we could not have been happier with the entire experience! We had 14 adults and 2 children stay in the house during the week and we did not feel crowded or cramped at all. We have never done a full house rental before and we weren't sure what to expect, but everything that was promised in the original ad came exactly as advertised! We spent most of our time on the porch and on the beach, but our young nephews had a great time walking up the beach to the nearby playground. This is a very quiet, gentle neighborhood meant to relax and enjoy the ocean! We were also stunned by how beautiful our wedding photos are: the ocean and house looked like something from a movie!

We were also extremely impressed with how friendly and kind Betsey was both before our trip and throughout the week, even stopping by several times to see how we were doing and to find out if we needed anything. Considering that holding a wedding on the property is well outside the normal family beach vacation, Betsey was more than accommodating for us! Thank you for a beautiful place for us to make the memories that started our life together!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review! I am so glad your wedding was memorable and that everyone enjoyed their stay. It is very special place to me. Betsey
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  • 5 of 5

Great time! Betsey is extremely accommodating! Great location and perfect amount of space for our large family! I would definitely recommend staying here to any large family looking for a the perfect beach location!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marie I am so glad everyone enjoyed the stay at the beach house. Its a very special place. Betsey
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Saint Michael, MN

Plenty of space and wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion this summer and very much enjoyed our time at the beach house. The house is spacious and we love the long dining table where all of us could sit together for a meal. The owner goes above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need (even when you forget something in the dryer :-).) She was very responsive to email and phone calls as we planned our trip. The town of Madison was great too. We had many walks into town to get food, browse in the cheese shop or most importantly get ice cream at Ashleys.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie I am so glad your family had a good time. It is truly a special place. Betsey
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Noel & Nick

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was perfect in every way! We had family from out of town stay with us for the week to celebrate our small wedding which took place at the house. They couldn't stop talking about how great it was and how it sits right next to the ocean. The owner is extremely nice and accommodating and we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to get married. We loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so so happy it all worked out for you!!Thank you for the wonderful review. Betseyi
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  • 5 of 5

Had wonderful five days there. We went there for a family reunion and had over 50 people visiting the house over the weekend. The house is everything that's described here plus more it's just beautiful literally the ocean is just feet away from the porch the water is beautiful and our room faced the ocean so we slept each night with the sound of the waves crashing it was just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you for your review. I am glad we finally got it to review section!! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Betsey
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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