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Guilford beach cottage with panoramic views of the Sound

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms (queen bed, two twins) sleeps 4, 1 full bath plus outdoor shower

Shoreline holiday rental in beach community. Water views. Steps to private beach and dock. Charming cottage. Kayaks. Guilford, Connecticut.

Indian Cove cottage on private road with two sandy beaches, boat dock and swimming raft. Kayak, swim, sail, fish, clam, bike, hike. Friendly community where families have come for generations. Great place to let kids roam on bikes (15 mph speed limit.)

Big-sky view of the Long Island Sound. Watch from the deck as the osprey soar overhead and dive for fish. Walk on the beach in the moonlight with the lighthouse from Faulkner's Island twinkling in the distance.

Large new deck with gas bbq, retractable awning and pots of flowers. Bamboo floors throughout, new tempurpedic mattresses, newly remodeled kitchen with dishwasher, bedrooms and bathroom. WI-Fi, cable TV, 2 bikes and kayaks (two sea kayaks and one small kayak that can be launched from the beach). There are fresh herbs and tomatoes (later in the season) available for your use. Large picnic table on the deck seats 8.

All-season cottage with baseboard heating, fireplace and heated bathroom floor.

We have tried to equip the house with all the things we'd like to have in a vacation house: Le Creusset pots, sharp knives, plenty of good quality dishes, nice table linens, 2 Brown Jordon chaise lounges, new Tempurpedic mattresses, comfortable linens and pillows.

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Judy Davies
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Judy Davies

When we bought our cottage on the CT shore in Guilford, I was determined to provide our guests with all the comforts of home, with nice bed linens, towels, dishes, kitchenware and table cloths. Those things matter to me and I'm sure they do to you, too.

The living space is serene and cozy--but also a great place to entertain family and friends. There are kayaks and bikes that work!

I want you to enjoy the cottage as much as we do!

Judy Stoeven Davies

Judy Davies purchased this cottage in 2007


Guilford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All-season cottage with baseboard heating, fireplace and heated bathroom floor.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Guilford beach cottage with panoramic views of the Sound
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Super clean beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Already cannot wait for next summer! Beautiful, clean home in a family friendly yet quiet location with wonderful views, beaches! Home was as describe, Judy was readily available to answer any questions and was great to work with. Kitchen has everything anyone would need, bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, the open concept living/dining and kitchen area provided a wonderful atmosphere with incredible views from every angle. There are games, books and plenty of movies for evening, a super fun diving board off the end of the jetty on the beach, and a relaxing front deck with plenty of space for soaking up the sun or dining while listening to the tide coming in! The neighborhood is great for biking and the coves are wonderful areas for novice (or experienced) kayakers like myself. The Guilford town green is only a short drive away and has some wonderful shops and restaurants if you can pull yourself away from the beach. HIGHLY recommend a stay at this lovely beach cottage. Cannot wait to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indian Cove cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the cottage for the last two years and hope to do so again next year. The cottage is comfortable, light and airy, stylish—stocked with good books and videos, bikes and kayaks . The kitchen is well equipped and kitchen herbs are just outside the front door.

The deck has a huge expanse of sky and sea to enjoy, and the neighborhood is quiet and friendly. A lot to like.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cottage with sparkling views!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spot! The cottage is steps away from a lovely private swimming beach, and is situated in a quiet, gentle neighborhood where walking or biking is a joy. But you don't even have to leave the deck of the cottage to enjoy a perfect vacation by the ocean. The cottage is bright, airy, and very thoughtfully equipped. Town is a ten minute car ride with a great market, and some special restaurants and shops. The property owners are friendly, responsive and considerate. I recommend this to anyone who loves beaches, nature, walking,biking, boating, reading, eating, and getting a good night's sleep. Deborah S.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful week. The house is very comfortable and quickly felt like home. We loved the comfy beds, clean and spacious rooms, well-equipped kitchen, spectacular water views, grilling on the deck, setting the table with linens, grandma's silver and those beautiful pink peonies. It was a great place to relax and rest. Looking forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even prettier than it appears online!

  • 5 of 5

The online information is accurate but when I walked in, I realized that the online photos don't do it justice. Modern, comfy seating with tasteful and cheerful color scheme. Nice kitchen with any utensil you might need to cook on the BBQ as well as visit the many nice restaurants in town. Great private beach at low and high tide. I enjoyed the swimming while my husband kayaked. Quiet mornings. Pretty bedrooms. Excellent hot/cold outdoor shower we preferred as come in back after the beach. Great views. Good customer service from Judy. Would recommend to a friend and return. Only tiny problem was we hated to leave and the cleaning couple arrived early and idled their car just outside the door we were bringing our luggage out through. Unpleasant and they just watched (maybe needed A/C in their car). Wish they would have driven around the block a few times because it felt like an abrupt ending to a lovely week. But that was minor in the whole scheme of things!:)

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know about my cleaners. They have only a few hours between guests--and they care a lot about making the house perfect, down to fresh-cut flowers on the table. But I'm sorry they were insensitive and rushed you. I've spoken to them.
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My "home" in Indian Cove

  • 5 of 5

Judy and Richard Davies' lovely cottage is a perfect place to enjoy all that Guilford and the Connecticut shoreline have to offer. Unique to this cottage: I have never stayed at a place where I can settle in and within minutes everything that I need is at my fingertips. The kitchen, for example, is stocked with the same high-end equipment that I have at home so cooking for just the two of us or for a crowd is a breeze. The beds, similarly, are comfortable and getting a good night's sleep is easy. The cottage is spacious so it is easy to welcome visiting family. Every amenity (wifi, workspace, good books, cable TV for husbands who like to keep up with sports) is at hand. Indian Cove is a special area of Guilford. Long walks are easily at hand, there are beaches and birds, bikes and kayaks. One can't help but enjoy the osprey as they fly by clutching their fresh catch from the sea. A memorable time that won't soon be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
Guilford Station-Shoreline train from New Haven
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 95 exit 57
Nearest Beach
Indian Cove
Car: recommended

A little bit of Maine along the Connecticut coast, about 2 hours from Manhattan. Private association with private beach on idyllic cove. Historic Guilford has the largest Village Green in CT, surrounded by restaurants, boutiques and a hand-made ice cream shop. Town marina with outdoor restaurants.

Activities in the area include: touring the Thimble Islands by ferry or boat; picking rasberries, peaches and apples; crafts, arts fairs and farmers' market on the Greens in Guilford and Madison; Hammonasset State Beach; antiquing in Essex and Chester; summer stock theater, Guilford and New Haven museums; Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Casinos and outlet stores less than an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Guilford Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Prefer two week stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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