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Oceanfront Charming Cottage on Hawk's Nest

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This classic Beach Cottage was one of the original structures in Hawk's Nest Beach dating back to 1896. The direct oceanfront cottage has been updated and maintained with an eye towards maintaining it's historical roots.

The large wrap-around front porch, with dining table and 270 degree ocean views up and down the beach is a favorite location to enjoy your morning coffee and paper. In the evening, al fresco dining with friends can last well into the night. The upstairs features one full bath (clawfoot tub) and there is a second full bath on the ground floor (shower).

There are three bedrooms on the second floor, each with a full size bed. Two of the bedrooms overlook the sea with huge windows allowing views all the way to Plum Island. A loft is available with two additional beds. This cottage is perfect for two couples and their children.

The cottage is part of the Hawks Nest Beach community. Our kids enjoy Garvin's store across the road for ice cream, watching movies on the beach, and endless hours combing the beach for 'discoveries'. We're sure you and your children will enjoy the same.

If you have a larger group, you may consider renting our second cottage directly behind the waterfront one. Together, the two cottages can accommodate 14 people.

There is a washer/drying in the cottage.

Keywords: beach, Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest, waterfront, summer, Garvin, CT, weekend, fishing, casino, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods, kayaking, sunbathing

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased this cottage nearby to our home as a place to spend with our two daughters while they are still young. While we use the cottage often, we can't always be there, and during those times, we are happy to share with you.


Old Lyme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Charming Cottage on Hawk's Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Ledyard, CT

Relax and Rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so cute - just what you would want at a seaside retreat. It was well stocked with the things that we needed. The location was perfect - right on the beach, and we had the beach all to ourselves. Wrap around deck. Sun rises and sun sets were spectacular.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way !!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this beach house for a 2 week vacation. We absolutely loved everything about this house. The kitchen was beautiful, with high quality appliances and utensils. The bedrooms were comfortable and had amazing ocean views. The outdoor shower was clean and luxurious. The wrap around porch was comfortable with amazing views. It was a hot and humid week, but the porch had an amazing breeze that kept you cool. We never even knew it was hot out until we watched the news! Besides the cottage being wonderful, the owners were easy to work with and very generous (they constantly checked that we were happy and even went out and bought a fan to make sure we didn't get too hot). We already plan on booking again next summer. This is a MUST rent!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most charming beach cottage in Hawk's Nest

  • 5 of 5

The photo and listing description was what drew me to this cottage but the actual experience was even better. The kitchen was well stocked with quality cooking utenstils and plenty of cookware. The appliances are all new and well maintained. There is a fresh seafood market about 1/2 mile from the beach house which is perfect for a quick car or bike ride to pick up dinner.

Three of the bedrooms have fabulous ocean front views. However, the front porch is the absolue best feature though! I spent most mornings and evenings on the porch. Although I never got a chance to meet the owners personally, we chatted several times via phone and e-mail prior to my stay. The owner was always so patient and friendly and never acted as if I was bothering him. I highly recommend this cottage and I will definitely rent again next year for 2-3 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, Ca

Our best family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent cottage right on the beach! With a wrap-around porch with 180deg views of beach and the sound. Probably the best cottage there!

Great for all ages, our grandchildren enjoyed the water, water toys, walks and jogs on the beach.

The accommodations and amenities are first class. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no doubt that the highlight of the cottage is the huge wraparound porch with a wide view of the ocean. You were fantastic guests. Everything was left in perfect condition and clean. We hope you come back next year. We'd love to have another glass of wine with you and your family on the porch.
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Illinois family

  • 5 of 5

Love the porch! Coming from the farmlands of Illinois, we had no idea what to expect. Obviously much has been done recently to make this a cozy and warm water front cottage. New bathrooms, new kitchen, warm oak paneling and a newly remodeled porch make it very comfortable. Sitting on the high wrap around porch is like silting on the bow of a ship looking toward the oncoming waves! Overlooking the sand below, it is a perfect place for morning coffe and afternoon drinks. Kids loved digging in the sand, building castles, and searching for treasures and we all loved Garvin's store across the street for a variety of snacks and more. Hands down, the best cottage on the beach! Owners tell us it's a work in progress. Can't wait to come back and see the new developments!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks. We hope you choose to come back soon. It will forever be a "work in progress".
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Rates & Availability

Old Lyme Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Half of the rent is required to reserve booking. The balance + security deposit is required at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.


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