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Stunning Beachfront Home in Westbrook

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Westbrook Center House Rental Photos and Description

Open floor plan, 4 BR, 2 Full Baths

Our beachfront home is conveniently located directly on Middle Beach - wake up and enjoy the beauty of Long Island Sound. This home boasts: Central Air, Gas Heat, Stone fireplace, Spacious balcony off the master bedroom, Built in outdoor grill and stove with ample counter space and a sink, Outdoor shower, Washer and Dryer, Security system, Cable, Wifi, Desk with file cabinets, Game Table, Bar, Walking distance to Water's Edge Resort, and located close to wonderful shops restaurants and nightlife.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Calvanese
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Karen Calvanese

We purchased this 'cottage' and turned it into a home where our four children enjoyed the last 24 summers. Wonderful memories are carried with me at all times. We now mostly live in Old Lyme, CT. We are actually from Plantsville, CT, about 50 minutes from here. We would live our summers here in Westbrook and then back to Plantsville for the school year. Now, being empty nesters, we would love to see our Westbrook home enjoyed by others who long to be near the ocean.

Karen Calvanese purchased this house in 1989

Why Karen Calvanese chose Westbrook

It's directly on the beach in a quiet family friendly neighborhood. It's easily accessible from I-95 and Rt 9 and offers many attractions nearby.

What makes this house unique

After searching for several years, we knew we had finally found the right summer home. The house at the time needed a lot of work, but the road was quiet which was a major concern for us having young children and the beach wasn't rocky which was a big concern as well. We knew we could always turn the house into a home we could love, but the road and the beach were unchangeable. We hated to leave come the school year. Now that our children are grown we have used this Westbrook home in the off season as well. It is beautiful in the winter and even quieter.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Stunning Beachfront Home in Westbrook
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was so much more than we were expecting. The property itself was gorgeous with plenty of room!

We did a lot of cooking outside on the grill (clams, lobsters, steak). The close proximity to town made it an easy walk for breakfast or things we forgot. Walking the beach in the morning was one of my favorite things to do. The neighbors all along the beach are great, and many do live there full time. They have a lot of useful information (sightseeing, restaurants, etc...). We will be back next year Karen! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm always glad to hear my travelers were happy! I look forward to your next stay!, Karen
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Fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property was more than I could have hoped for. It had everything that we could have wanted and needed from towels, linens to all kitchen amenities( coffee maker and keurig). The house was immaculate, beds are very comfortable and it has a huge living space with comfortable sofa. There is plenty of dining space both in the kitchen and by the large window looking out on to the beach. There is ample seating out on the patio over looking the beach. The outdoor grill is large and has the convenience of a sink and tons of counter space. The beach was perfect for us especially because we had our 3 grandchildren with us.

The owners were very responsive to any questions that we had, which was greatly appreciated.

Mystic Aquarium,Saybrook Point Inn, Donahue's Madison Beach Grille and Lenny and Joe's are a few of the places that we visited and enjoyed. Dinner at Waters Edge proved to be somewhat of a disappointment for some of our party.

I definitely would recommend this property!

Thank you Karen&Chris for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear how happy you were vacationing in my home. I try to make all my travelers feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you Jane and please keep me in mind for your future travel. Sincerely, Karen
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Best home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough positives about this home in beautiful Westbrook CT. The home itself is gorgeous, spacious, inviting, clean, the views are breathtaking, the beach is perfect for families (and non-families), and walking/running the beach and side streets are perfect if you want to get out-and-about.

My husband and I spent our wedding weekend at this home and just had to celebrate our 1-year anniversary here…when we walked in, Karen left us a lovely anniversary card and wine! So thoughtful…I highly recommend this home to anyone who wants a quiet getaway in a beautiful home on the shoreline of CT.

Thank you Karen!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our ladies' birthday weekend ...

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely and we'll equipped with all that you could need. We enjoyed great walks on the beach and the location is convenient to everything. We were truly happy with our choice and would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bonnie for your review! I'm glad you were happy with your stay at my home.
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This home was far from a cottage. There was everything one needed away from home to make there stay PERFECT! The wall of windows facing the ocean was incredible. The changing scenery with each passing tide was breathtaking. Even a few day's of bad weather was not a problem. There is plenty to do nearby! Golf at the Fenwick Golf Course was incredible. Enough to do away from the beach and plenty of relaxation came with this home. I was not disappointed and would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this home to others.

Owners very helpful with communication!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! I'm so happy you were happy with your stay!!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this house for 2 months in the off season as a little chance to get away. the location can not be beat and the home is in great shape. Tons of towels, cooking items, bedding, etc. The outdoor kitchen is perfect for cooking up some lobsters or just generally cooking for an army of friends or family. The owner was top-notch about communication and following up. Even in the cool early spring, waking up and sipping a giant cup of coffee out on the deck or on the patio every morning is a great way to reset the soul.

I very rarely write reviews, but this rental was worth a follow up and recommendation. Book it and have a blast.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay! I love hearing how much people love my home and the beauty of Middle Beach!
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Nearest Airport
60.5 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cafe Routier
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fenwick, Old Saybrook
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Westbrook Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Routier
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Powder Ridge Ski Area

Take a short drive from this beautiful beachfront property to enjoy the area's most delicious restaurants, boutique shopping, antique shopping, outlet shopping, farmers markets, marina's, casino's, art galleries, The Kate (Katharine Hepburn cultural arts center), wineries, and ferries to NY and RI.

Our house is located close to Water's Edge Resort - take a stroll on the beach at low-tide and enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner there.

Only a few miles away, situated on the Connecticut River is Essex, CT which is boasting with historical charm. The Essex Steam Train is a wonderful attraction for children.

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Rates & Availability

Westbrook Center House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/linen fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Available for long or short term rental, and off season academic rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Westbrook Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2113 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor Shower - not enclosed
  • Downstairs bathroom has washer/dryer. Upstairs bathrooms has built in drawers for belongings
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Downstairs Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom has private spacious balcony
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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