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Steps to beach; walk to town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy the sun and surf in delightful Madison, CT

Exceptional, well-maintained beach house in a family neighborhood steps away from the East Wharf beach, complete with all the amenities including outdoor shower and a large yard. Enjoy walking, biking and rollerblading along the shoreline.

A short walk to downtown Madison, described as 'a hidden gem of a beach resort in Connecticut that offers a taste of Nantucket much closer to home.' Madison offers shopping, dining, ice cream shops, an independent movie cinema and RJ Julia bookstore, voted by PENN as the best in the Country. Madison's Town Green holds weekly farmer's market, summer concerts, antique shows and flea markets. Day trips to Providence, Newport,Rhode Island, Essex Ct Yale/NewHaven, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium to name a few local attractions.


More Details

Cynthia Curtis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018


Madison Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st floor full bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Spacious outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Steps to beach; walk to town
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with my 3 small children and au pair in this lovely home and we had a delightful time walking to the beach everyday and exploring Madison. I highly recommend, the home is very well equipped and lovely, Cynthia was great and we will come again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon, CT

The perfect house for a fun family beach trip.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, including 2 children aged 9 and 6. We all had a great time. The house is only a 15 minute walk to the Madison center of town and centrally located with regard to the other important sites in the town. The house is roomy and well laid out. All rooms are clean with furniture that is fully functional and well-maintained. The bedrooms are numerous and sleep all comfortably and the temperature control in the house is easy and perfect. Most every room also has a ceiling fan that works. The kitchen has great appliances, and is the focal point of the house, with access to nearly every other area. There is no discernible ant or other insect infestation within the house. The TV and the laundry facilities are completely adequate and functional. There is a functional WiFi password-protected WiFi. Bathrooms are clean, too.

Adjacent to the kitchen there is a well-lighted, large eating area that has an exit to the patio. We happily ate meals both in this area and on the patio. The large outdoor gas grill is fully functional, and we cooked about 5 meals on it over 2 weeks. We ate outside on the patio on the clean and appropriate outdoor furniture (complete with umbrella). The yard is extremely large and safe for the children, who spent innumerable hours playing there. The front porch is also a nice place to read or work, with comfortable furniture. There is a fully-functional outdoor shower that our children used daily.

Madison Avenue is relatively quiet with minimal car traffic. The walk to the beach is approximately 5 minutes, safe and highly convenient. We especially like the close-in "purple sand" beach, as it is not too crowded and offers the right size and safety for young children. From the house you are no more than a 15 minute walk to most other beach-related sites. There were no annoying nearby neighbors during our 2 weeks there. In fact, our kids made friends and played with the next door children.

Note: The owner is very responsive to your needs/questions on a continuous basis via text messaging or email, and welcomed our bringing our cat for 2 weeks. She is perfect and just the type of owner one should seek.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Week at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect summer getaway for our three-generation family. Everyone loved this clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated house. It is roomy and has the amenities that made it feel like a true home away from home. The children loved the big square coffee table, perfect for their Legos; the wide side yard, perfect for a game of whiffleball; and the outdoor shower, perfect after a long day at the beautiful beach.

The adults loved the enclosed side porch with its long table where we ate most meals; the open comfortable front porch, the easy walks to the beach and to town; and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen.

The owner met us on arrival and was available for questions during our stay. All in all we spent a great week and hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will love this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this unique, comfortable, and roomy home located a couple of blocks from the shore. The house was very clean and nicely furnished and the yard and patio area were beautifully landscaped. Madison, CT is a very special town and this house is a perfect place to spend quality vacation time with your family and pets.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Tweed Airport, New Haven
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Bar Bouchon
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
New London, CT
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Madison, metro north
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
East Wharf beach
Car: recommended

Madison is a delightful, quaint seaside town with many boutiques and restaurants, and several town beaches. Madison is also home to Hammonasset Beach State Park, the state's longest public beach.

The idyllic Town Green is host to summer concerts, and antique and art festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pet fee $100
cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable deposit $500
Refundable damage deposit $500

Small, housebroken pets are allowed for $100.
Rates apply through September 7, 2014.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.