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Walk to Beach! Walk to Town! Garden efficiency sleeps 2 comfortably

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

This 3 room, 1 bath year-round garden efficiency apartment is located in the scenic New England town of Madison, Connecticut on Long Island Sound. This 500 square foot efficiency is part of a stately old summer house built in 1918. Master bedroom has own cable television and full Murphy bed. 2nd bedroom includes a full fold down couch. Large living room with cable TV, fold out full couch, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven and small refrigerator. Bathroom with shower. Deck next to tidal marsh great for bird watching or relaxing with a book. Picnic table and chairs right outside door. During summer months, ask about use of above ground pool as part of your experience.

This garden apartment efficiency is centrally located, yet tucked away in a wooded enclave. It is within a 10 minute walk of local town beaches as well as the in-town independent theatre. A fine French Bistro can be found a block away, right behind the local Audubon Shop. Hammonasett State Park is only a mile up the road.

Madison is one of a series of small seashore towns where boating, beaches, swimming, and gorgeous water views keep visitors coming back year after year.

Day trips to Providence and Newport Rhode Island, Old Essex CT, Yale/New Haven and Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, as well as Lake Compounce (the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America) are among the local venues for daytrips.

Madison is fortunate to have an independent theatre and one of America's finest independent book stores, RJ Julia. And of course there is a diverse selection of restaurants in Madison and surrounding towns. If you are bringing children, the town of Madison hosts a variety of summer camps (sailing, soccer, swimming etc.). Horseback riding camps for children and lessons for adults minutes away at fabulous Guilford Riding School. After a fun-filled day, visit Stone Temple Sanctuary for a relaxing massage. They are located just down the street from this conveniently located rental!

More Details

Criss Frick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

10 minute walk to beach...marsh views...10 minute walk to grocery store, shops, library and dining


Madison Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with shower (no tub)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 murphy bed , Pack and Play available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Walk to Beach! Walk to Town! Garden efficiency sleeps 2 comfortably
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Girls get-away!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental!!! It was perfect for a girls getaway for 3 nights at the beach. When she says walk to beach, walk to town, she really means it! Literally 900 feet to town and 10 minute walk to beach, along beautiful New England roads w/ lots of amazing Colonial homes to look at. We were very surprised by the high quality restaurants nearby- lots to choose from and really great food, and there are 3 lovely town beaches. It was very helpful to have the resident beach pass that Criss gave us for 2 days. We also visited Hamonassett State Park, which has a large beach and miles of easy hiking trails to discover, not to mention the amazing views of LI sound! What a relaxing, quiet, sunny weekend we had!!! Loved it, thanks to Criss and this great rental! We will definitely be back w/ our husbands and will rent the full 2 bedroom next time! We also loved just sitting in the back, staring at the birds, chipmunks, squirrels and bunnies, and at the serene salt marsh through the trees. Everything was just perfect, thanks Criss!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jande, so glad you had such a nice time. Thank you for a lovely review. Look forward to hosting you in the larger apartment in the future! Safe Travels!! Criss
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Nice little spot in rural CT

  • 5 of 5

Cute small town vibe. One day I walked to the state park down the road, view was lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay! Great location. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, lovely setting. Comfortable, clean efficiency. Responsive hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a night as part of a longer trip. We had a wonderful stay in this adorable home! The owner was very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for Awesome accommodations! Mrs. Frick was extremely friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to spend a fun quiet weekend in the CT area!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, well stocked apartment

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed for the weekend at Criss's place. She upgraded us to her other apartment on the property at no cost. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Her home and the property are beautiful. I cannot say enough about the little town of Madison. Her property is definitely walk-able to town. Not sure about the beach--didnt want to try it with a snow storm and temps in the teens but others say it is! We felt very comfortable during our stay. Lots of extra blankets, etc, Kurig coffee make, etc. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Stop & Shop
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Surf Club
Shoreline Diner
The Audubon Shop
West Wharf
East Wharf Beach Park
Seaview Beach
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley (Hartford/Springfield), Green (Providence)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bar Bouchee
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
New London to Long Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Guilford Lakes Golf Course (public)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Madison Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bar Bouchee and Elizabeth's Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Southington, Southington Connecticut
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Seaview and East Wharf
Car: recommended

This is a perfect rental for weekend retreats, get togethers, get aways, and weeklong/month vacations! 10 minute walk to Madison's independent theater, fine dining, Long Island Sound beaches, Madison village shopping, and the library.

This garden apartment efficiency is on the main street through the town of Madison, yet it is on a two acre wooded property that tucks it away into privacy. Bird watch from your deck that overlooks the tidal marsh. Lawn games are also at your disposal.

Relax with a book on your deck overlooking the tidal marsh, or stroll the beach or the sidewalks in town. There is something for everyone in your group to enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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