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view of landing; cottage and garage (to left) from boat

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Classic summer cottage featuring large eat-in kitchen, living room, glassed-in porch with 180 degree views of Long Island sound and three upstairs bedrooms plus a one bed loft. Indoor and outdoor shower, propane grill, kayak, rowboat and plenty of parking. Well water and septic system, full amenities (refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, TV, VCR, linens).

You won't believe you are connected to the mainland with the incredible feel of this charming spot perfectly situated within a private peninsula enclave of cottages. Tidal Joshua Cove allows you to walk clear across during low tide. Two private islands are within a stones throw to add to your scenic vista.

So many possibilities to eat or entertain inside, on deck, on lawn, on tanning rocks or on private sandy beach. This cottage is perched above its own seawall with steps to the stone landing or beach - your choice! Lawn games, sitting under the shade of a mature maple tree in an adirondack chair or napping in a hammock add to your pleasure.

Typical seasonal residents are owners and renter families that have been coming for decades to enjoy a step back to simpler times where daily swims, sunning, walking, fishing, clamming, boating and friendly impromptu gatherings abound.

Guilford (founded in 1639) is a quintessential New England town that boasts the largest central town green in New England surrounded by boutiques, churches, coffee shops and historic homes. You are 3 miles to the Town Green and 20 minutes to New Haven, home to Yale University and many cultural activities. Located within 90 minutes to New York City and 2.5 hours to Boston make this an easily accessible summer getaway.

Create memories that no resort can duplicate.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1089 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults required; 30 and above. This is not suitable for college-aged renters...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Amazing place to empower kids to roam the safe private beach community with their bikes, skateboards....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • two beds: 2 twin/ single

    View of water from one side...moreless

  • Bed off hallway: 1 twin/ single

    Bed separated by curtain, no door, waterview...moreless

  • Master: 1 queen

    Waterviews on two sides...moreless

  • single: 1 twin/ single

    windows- no water view...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Outdoor shower and changing room: outdoor shower

    Great to enjoy a hot outdoor shower or clean off from beach...moreless

  • Bathroom first floor: toilet, shower

    Toilet and sink in one room adjoined to shower/vanity room...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a few in cottage; Guard shack at Island entrance has a large collection books and some DVDs...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    3 miles from historic New England village founded in 1639. Center Green surrounded by churches, shops and coffee shops....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private Beach with elevated seawall seating area suitable for portable firepit. Views of two islands....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen, Outdoor deck table, picnic table in yard...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Old, so decorative only. Cottage built in 1930s so original fireplace we have never used....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage not for cars but contains some beach amenities and lawn games...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two wall electric heaters plus portable plug-in heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch, chaise, game cabinet, tv, dvd ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Yard accomodates 4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and cooking supplies. We live here in July/August so it is fully stocked to support any cooking you would wish. We cook a lot of different ways so you will have what you need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in table of six plus sliders to deck overlooking water with table for six...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Rowboat on clothesline. Pull boat in to your private landing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck overlooking water off kitchen...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kept on rack on private beach...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    9583 sq ft of lawn under mature maple tree for shade....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane grill with side burner. Two full tanks...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    life vests. Bring water shoes for beach - if you go clamming you will want to protect your feet from shells....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,000
Summer
Jun 3 - Sep 29, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,600
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,000
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79

Notes:

No Pets and No smokers


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 10/30/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
BDL, JFK, LGA
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Auger's, Shepherd, StoneHouse, Mooring
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Block Island (30);Bridgeport to Port Jeff LI (30)
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lyman Orchards (20 mi); Guilford 9-hole (6 mi)
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Guilford (3 miles); New Haven (15 miles)
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I95
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many in Guilford (3 mi);more in New Haven (15 mi)
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
not in season
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private on property; Hammonasset State Park

Babysitting: There are plenty of teenagers on the island that can be trusted. We can assist in finding a suitable babysitter for you to interview and hire.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We grew up in the New Haven area. We have four kids. Two are in high school, one is in college and one is out of college working. Our parents have a cottage on Leete's Island as well.

Why the Owner Chose Guilford, CT, USA:
We have summered on this land-access island for 30 years. We recently sold our previous cottage that was situated nicely with waterviews. Our intention was to sell and share our parents' cottage intermittently. There was an opportunity to purchase this waterfront cottage with rare access to the water and more living space. We are renting it when we can to help cover the costs of this luxury. We live in the cottage during July and August. We rent in May/June and Sep/Oct while our children are still active with school activities. We live locally in the same town year round. This is not an investment property for us - it is our way of life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
When we stay on the island, we quickly shed our daily lives. We wear old shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops. We relax mentally but are always 'on the go' boating, entertaining, fishing, doing cottage projects and celebrating family events with cookouts. We watch DVD movies but do our best to limit e-mail and internet while we are there. Our kids have grown up on the island. They have lifelong summer friends where they spend long days in bathing suits swimming, wakeboarding, jumping off the cliffs, clamming, playing cards and games, painting shells and dreaming up other ways to enjoy life. Last summer, they got their boating licenses so can now take our boat out on their own. They are more disconnected from the normal distractions of media because they are outside all day and night. This has allowed us to more easily get them to sit down and read versus watch television or text. Coffee in the morning during the silent sunrise while sitting on the water is one of two favorite attributes. The second is listening to the water lap up on the rocks as you go to sleep; it's like having one of those relaxation CD tracks only the real thing.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/30/2016

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Photos

  • view of landing; cottage and garage (to left) from boat

    view of landing; cottage and garage (to left) from boat

  • cottage from beach

    cottage from beach

  • rowboat on clothesline for use

    rowboat on clothesline for use

  • view of island

    view of island

  • beach high tide; at low tide, water is 30ft from seawall to water; kayak for use

    beach high tide; at low tide, water is 30ft from seawall to water; kayak for use

  • eat-in kitchen; outdoor deck table through sliding doors

    eat-in kitchen; outdoor deck table through sliding doors

  • stairs to bedrooms are in living room

    stairs to bedrooms are in living room

  • single upstairs - third bedroom

    single upstairs - third bedroom

  • twin beds - second bedroom. One wall has windows with water view (not shown)

    twin beds - second bedroom. One wall has windows with water view (not shown)

  • glassed-in porch with game table

    glassed-in porch with game table

  • porch view from game table

    porch view from game table

  • view of deck off kitchen and wraparound glassed in porch (photo from boat)

    view of deck off kitchen and wraparound glassed in porch (photo from boat)

  • panoramic view from deck

    panoramic view from deck

  • sunset

    sunset

  • private beach

    private beach

  • Kitchen (photo taken from dining table)

    Kitchen (photo taken from dining table)

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • living room

    living room

  • Master Bedroom -Queen bed- windows on two walls view water
Closet

    Master Bedroom -Queen bed- windows on two walls view water Closet

  • loft bed at top of stairs - window view of water

    loft bed at top of stairs - window view of water

  • November 2014. Leaves are off Maple tree- note size of lawn

    November 2014. Leaves are off Maple tree- note size of lawn

  • glassed-in porch seating...amazing views of water

    glassed-in porch seating...amazing views of water

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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