About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 1921
Why 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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!
Family Reunion & Wedding
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!
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
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!
Thank you, Marie
I am so glad everyone enjoyed the stay at the beach house. Its a very special place. Betsey
Plenty of space and wonderful owner
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.
Thank you Julie
I am so glad your family had a good time. It is truly a special place. Betsey
Noel & Nick
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!!!!
I am so so happy it all worked out for you!!Thank you for the wonderful review. Betseyi
Perfect Location for a Family Reunion!
We had an amazing family reunion at this home - people came from California, Nevada, Florida, New York, Massachusettes, New Jersey, and Connecticut. There was SO much to do here at the home - from the 2 kayaks which many of us used, to hanging out on the front porch, playing in the sand with the kids, and riding the waves in the water when the tide was coming in. We had a water balloon toss in the backyard, and cornhole set up. Could have easily accomodated a volleyball net too. There is also a playground at the beach next door, and golf course, and a turf field. We brought our own fire pit, and set it up alongside the house in the sand hole, and another night in the back of the house for s'mores and to keep warm! It was breezy most of our stay here, and the last day it was calm so we set off chinese lanterns from the beach that night. When the tide is high, and you're in the living room, it feels like you're floating on water. The water really comes up close to the stairs on the beach, so make sure you don't leave anything out there. The beds were comfortable, and it was nice to hear the waves when i woke up (i stayed inone of the sunrooms). The rooms adjoin, so it's great for families. We had to walk through a smaller room with 1 twin bed to get to our sunroom, but no one minded. We had 17ppl sleep over and there were zero issues with bathrooms. The only issue we had the entire time was a leak in the ceiling into the kitchen - The house is obviously older, but Betsey had someone come out to fix it within 2 hours - it was a quick repair, and no one ever knew it happened! We used the grill almost every day. The owner made sure we had wood on hand, propane for the grill, and everything we needed for our stay. Even when we left an item behind at the house, she mailed it back to the rightful owner for us. She was easy to work with, honest, upfront, and security money was returned back as promised. We hope to rent again with you! Thank you for everything!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of the beach house. I am so glad it worked out for all of you and would love to have you back again if you wish. Betsey