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Property description

Situated on a hill overlooking Long Island Sound, this one-of-a-kind beachfront property marries the beauty and simplicity of coastal Maine with the convenience and accessibility of shoreline Connecticut. Rose Hill Cottage is a 7-bedroom, three and a half bath summer home that features panoramic sunset and sunrise views of Long Island Sound, a private beach, and unparalleled screen door living. Magnificent views of Long Island Sound, Tuxis and Faulkner’s Islands. Perfect for long walks on the beach. Quiet lane in exclusive Barberry Farms Association. Walk or bike to town. This house includes such old world amenities as a private outdoor shower (indoor shower also included), a glorious porch filled with original wicker furnishings, a fully-stocked butler’s pantry adjoining the casual summer kitchen (with all the modern appliances) with the original farm sink. This house is for breezy summer days and relaxing summer evenings.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Sweeping lawns to play badminton, croquet, to toss a ball or throw a Frisbee. Two kayaks with paddles....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    On a private beach on Long Island Sound steps from sunning, swimming, and boating. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (3)...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) We use the fireplaces in the dining and living rooms to remove the chill on cooler days. The house was built for use as a summer cottage. It has no HVAC system. Tenants may use the fireplaces in the living and dining rooms only. Space heaters, and fans for the hotter days of summer are also available ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Elizabeth's Cafe in Madison, among others...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully-stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker included....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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May  $10,000/mo.; $5,000/2wks; $2,500/week (Sun - Sat). 1 week minimum stay. 
June $15,000/mo.; $7,500/2wks; $3,750/week.  1 week minimum stay.
July $22,000/mo. $11,000/2wks.
August $22,000/mo. $11,000/2wks.
September $12,000/mo.; $6,000/2 wks; $3,000/week.  1 week minimum stay.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

Florence Griswold Museum and Gardens, Home of American Impressionism, Old Lyme, CT;

Goodspeed Opera House, Home of the American Musical, East Haddam, CT;

Yale University, New Haven

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1961

About the owner: We are the second family to own this house; the first was a New Haven family who built the house. Our mother grew up going to Madison in the summers in a house on Middle Beach Road. When she and her brother started families of their own, they realized that one house was too small for two growing families so our father and mother found exactly what they were looking for in Rose Hill Cottage. It allowed for all the different aspects of our families lives. Our parents were of a generation that believed Sunday luncheon was mandatory even in summer and the more formal dining room allowed for that. But the rest of the house, the porch, the easy access to the beach, the safe bike riding neighborhood embraced the easy days of summer. It's a house filled with wonderful summer memories that truly last a lifetime. The house is now owned by the five children, each with their own memories of this great old house. We each loved the place in different ways: my brother loved boating on the Sound, one of my sisters loved reading on the porch, while two loved the beach,and I loved hopping on my bike and exploring North Madison and Killingworth with friends, finding old graveyards and hidden gardens. But we all cherished the early evening on the porch, the long shadows of the setting sun, the cool breeze after a busy day outside with my mother and father each in one of the large comfortable wicker chairs with the water at their backs and all of us facing them recounting our day.

Why the Owner Chose Madison, CT, USA:
Rose Hill Cottage is truly one-of-a-kind on the Madison shoreline. My parents fell in love with it because of the extraordinary setting and the graciousness of the house. They loved to entertain and did so with great style -- whether it was a large family and friends fourth of July celebration or just cocktails on the porch. The house suited our family perfectly: lots of room for the kids, easy access to the beach, close to town but a thousand years away from hustle and bustle. My parents wanted an uncomplicated house but not a plain one. Rose Hill Cottage became that perfect getaway but not so far away that you are without good grocery stores, restaurants, movie theatres and shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
As you drive up the driveway of Rose Hill Cottage, you can already feel the steady summer breeze and you know you are some place special. Screen doors and the porch let nature in, the gentle rock of the waves, the salty smell of the Sound, all invite you to take your shoes off and relax. You can entertain grandly, or simply. You can keep busy in boats or on bikes, or just relax and read a book on the porch. There is just nothing like falling asleep at night to the sound of the waves. This is truly a place where time forgot; a wonderful glimpse into a bygone era when life was lived fully.


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Photos

  • Rose Hill Cottage

    Rose Hill Cottage

  • Steps to a private beach and boating.

    Steps to a private beach and boating.

  • The sunporch with panoramic views of Long Island Sound.

    The sunporch with panoramic views of Long Island Sound.

  • The butler's pantry.

    The butler's pantry.

  • Heritage kitchen

    Heritage kitchen

  • Beachfront bedroom with fireplace

    Beachfront bedroom with fireplace

  • Long Island on the horizon.

    Long Island on the horizon.

  • Evenings at Rose Hill

    Evenings at Rose Hill

  • The front door to a sandy beach and Long Island Sound

    The front door to a sandy beach and Long Island Sound

  • The living room at Rose Hill. French doors open to the wicker-filled sun porch.

    The living room at Rose Hill. French doors open to the wicker-filled sun porch.

  • The dining room for entertaining grandly or simply.

    The dining room for entertaining grandly or simply.

  • The master bedroom with king-size bed and fireplace.

    The master bedroom with king-size bed and fireplace.

  • Beachfront bedroom with double bed

    Beachfront bedroom with double bed

  • Lawns for badminton, ball toss, or lounging.

    Lawns for badminton, ball toss, or lounging.

  • Approaching Rose Hill

    Approaching Rose Hill

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 03, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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