About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom house with two baths and an outdoor shower on a spacious lot. The house is surrounded by blueberry bushes which will supply berries for breakfast many summer mornings in July and August!! Walk to the beach just down the sidewalk !! The beach is private with rocks to crab and dive from. Self contained in a cove. House includes a dining room and a screened porch for game playing and reading. The large yard provides room games including cornhole, croquet, frisbee etc.
The house includes a washer and dryer, two televisions, cable TV and internet. The house is located near fine restaurants and excellent shopping. The Daly Beach House is only a short distance from Essex and Old Saybrook by car. Both historic towns to visit and enjoy. The town of Mystic is only 30 miles away to the East. Mystic is the home of the Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. 20 miles to the West is Yale University and the city of New Haven. Famous Wooster Street is worth a visit by car. Home of the birthplace of American Pizza.
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- May 21, 2018
About Fern MacMillan
The Vintage Beach House at Sagamore Terrace is owned by family. It was build in 1940 as a summer cottage and later winterized and upgraded to an all year round residence. The original extended family continues to visit and use the house on a regular basis.
Fern MacMillan purchased this House in 1940
Why Fern MacMillan chose Westbrook Center
This home and beach has been enjoyed by four generations.
What makes this House unique
The front of the house faces a large open green space. The walkway to the beach cuts down the middle. Therefore traffic is behind the house and provides a large safe area that is quiet and rural. There is very little traffic and therefore provides a great place for walking or running. All residential in nature and provides beautiful views of Long Island Sound to and from the beach and neighboring streets.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Marvelous house for a family with many adult members
Gathering family from various parts of the country is never simple, but Fern's house proved to be a wonderful place where we could gather folks for casual coffee mornings, evening games and walks down to the beach - all in Dec! Having 4 bedrooms, 2 with Queen beds, one double, and bunkbeds allowed for adults, and adult children to have suitable space for sleeping in comfort. With both a smaller kitchen table and larger dining table in separate areas we even managed to accommodate 16 for drop in visiting. The kitchen was well-equipped for larger groups and my West Coast family was charmed by the clever closets built into the knotty pine walls. The sun porch and the central grassy area leading through the community to the beach appears to be a prime area for summer and warmer weather fun and easy to set up a croquet game or other family fun. Another tidbit - while this is not a house for a handicapped person, my mother who uses a walker was able with help to climb the few steps and enjoy some family time there as well. With only 2 small bathrooms we had to coordinate the timing of 6 showers on a few occasions but were able to manage satisfactorily. The thick binder of information was helpful in some of our decision making. Some locally published historical accounts of the area and the families originally developing this small planned community proved fascinating and added to our appreciation. As we spent most of our time with family in the Chester area we didn't have much time for exploring Westbrook and Old Saybrook but both looked like charming towns. I highly recommend this house and hope to visit in summer some time. Thanks Fern for your advance information as well.
Thank you for the lovely review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the house over the holidays! It is a pleasure to receive a review from those who take full advantage of our house — as your family did! Looking forward to working with you again!
You were wonderful guests!
We had everything we needed. The property is accurately described. Lovely ocean accessibility.
A comfortably appointed , very clean cottage with many extras the owner supplies that enhance the visit regardless of the season. We’re happy to have found this classic treasure.
Peaceful, quiet, and rustic
I stayed at the beach house with my two young boys and two older parents. Everyone enjoyed the house immensely. There is a huge expanse of grass behind the house where my boys played, and the beach is probably only 100 yards away, accessible by a flat, paved trail. Pine-paneled walls inside help create a rustic, vacation home feel. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms so lots of room. We had a lovely long weekend here.
We had a great week siiri our beagle remembered where we were and relaxed right away
This was our 3rd year here and we will be back next year the updates were very appreciated they make everything very comfortable 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Thanks so much for the nice review!! We are so happy to have you each year!!
Great week at the beach.
House is completely equipped. Very clean and inviting. Blueberries on bushes, yum . Neighbors friendly. Family had a wonderful time.
Thank you for the lovely review. We enjoyed having you- you are wonderful guests!
Look forward to you return next year-
Best Regards 😀
Property was a nice cottage with very good location steps from the calm LI Sound
The cottage was well stocked and plenty of fresh blueberries for breakfast and dessert on the bushes outside. The calm beach was great for my young kids who could easily float around with other family members without big waves to worry about. Lots of fun for the whole family. Felt a little dark with all the paneling, but otherwise a great summer family vacation.
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The old fashion knotty pine is not loved by all we know-😀 But too dear to us to replace.
Hammonasset State Park, Madison, Ct. 8 miles away-excellent beach, camping, and birding
Essex, Ct-Historic town once attacked by the British. Sight
s: Griswold Inn, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride, village shopping-requires a car
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme: noted collection of impressionist paintings- Lunch at Flo's overlook river.-requires a car
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Damage protection is required for all rentals. The cleaning fee of $125.00 is required for all rentals. July and August Rentals begin and on Saturday. ACADEMIC RENTAL:We are interested in renting in the fall/winter/spring months at a long term reduced rate. 30 DAYS MINIMUM. Please contact owner to discuss details.