Cottage with Private Beach, Lawn and View of Island on Sound(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
waterfront three bedroom plus loft
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.
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Member since: 2014
- 1089 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 3 - Sep 29, 2017
6 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
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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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.
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.
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view of landing; cottage and garage (to left) from boat
cottage from beach
rowboat on clothesline for use
view of island
beach high tide; at low tide, water is 30ft from seawall to water; kayak for use
This is wall art of the view from the porch (not actual window)
glassed-in porch with game table
porch view from game table
twin beds - second bedroom. One wall has windows with water view (not shown)
Third bedroom. Bureau and single bed. Windows on two sides but no waterview.
view of deck off kitchen and wraparound glassed in porch (photo from boat)
panoramic view from deck
Eat-in Kitchen with deck over water.
New refrigerator, new stove/oven and new microwave.
glassed-in porch seating...amazing views of water
Master Bedroom. 180 degree views of water
loft bed at top of stairs - window view of water
November 2014. Leaves are off Maple tree- note size of lawn
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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