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Updated Vintage Beach House -Spacious yard and view of Long Island Sound-

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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 for outside dining and Frisbee throwing.

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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Fern MacMillan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

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

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Updated Vintage Beach House -Spacious yard and view of Long Island Sound-
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Even better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

5 dads playing golf in the area stayed here 10/20-10/23. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed, and the location is perfect. It's quiet and relaxing but still very convenient to many restaurants and stores, and you can't beat the short walk to the beach. Fern - the owner - was very responsive and helpful with all our questions, and we hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian for the great review! We are so pleased that our house met your and your friends expectations for a guys golf weekend! Looking forward to hearing from you for another visit next fall!
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. House completely equipped with everything needed. Spotless when we arrived. AC was on and worked well on the 90 + days. Extended family 3 - 72 enjoyed the beach, much like Maine. We launched the canoe several times and explored the salt mash on the far left of the beach. Older children enjoyed swimming out to "Whale Rock" and jumping off at high tide. Fern's welcome book was very complete and helpful. Neighbors very friendly with suggestions also. Wonderful time had by all. Be sure to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi- So glad you a great time! You did all the thinks that we love to do!! Looking forward to your return next summer!
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Great property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, beds super comfortable. Kitchen well stocked! Great location to beach. Wonderful neighbors. Cozy, warm and hospitable home. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stacey for the great review~! W have been so fortunate to have had wonderful guests such as you! Hope to see you in the future!
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Homey and Relaxing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Having my wedding at Water's Edge, I knew I wanted to rent a beach house close by for my bridesmaids and their boyfriend's to stay (8 people total). With this beach house right down the street from the resort, I knew it was a perfect location. Not only was it a perfect location, but the beach house was spacious (inside and outside), had plenty of seating throughout, was super clean and felt like we were right at home! Our favorite part was the short walk to the beach down the path in the back yard; first thing we did upon arrival was walk down to the beach which was beautiful and relaxing at sunset! Extremely happy with the house and all guests were comfortable and had a great stay!

Fern was very responsive and so nice when we had questions about our arrival to the beach house. Thank you for everything, Fern!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! So glad our house worked out for your wedding at Water's Edge! What a beautiful setting for a wedding and reception! Thank you for the great review!
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Fern for all the amenities to make your place a home away from home. The house was perfectly located to our family reunion. Although we did not cook on our 4 night stay, the kitchen was fully equipped with anything you would need including a brand new stove. Many choices of restaurants to eat out or bring in. Dunkin Donuts seemed to be on every corner. Loved sitting in the back yard with a beautiful view of the LI sound just a few steps away.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much! Please complete again and try out the stove next time ;)
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Quaint, cozy home in charming summer community

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here and appreciate Fern's prompt and warm communication. Everything was as described and as we expected. There are four similarly sized bedrooms upstairs, with one shared full bathroom with shower. Downstairs there is another large bathroom with a tub (no shower). There is laundry in the mudroom/entry, and an outdoor shower to use when in season. The kitchen and dining room provided ample space, as did the living room with comfortable chairs, a fireplace and a sizable dining table, plus an enclosed porch. All in all, there was plenty of room for our family of 5 to spread out, and we enjoyed every aspect of the house. It was a rainy weekend, but we did walk down to the beach along the path just outside the house, through a large grassy area. It was peaceful and picturesque. The streets are quiet and the homes well-kept in this quaint, seaside neighborhood. Thank you Fern!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi- So glad that the house worked out for you !!! We would love to have you back again on your next trip East!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley Field
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Water's Edge
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Westbrook Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Restaurant at Water's Edge, Cafe Routier
Car: necessary

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

Westbrook Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning upon departure $125
Refundable damage deposit $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 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
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , This an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water!!!
  • Half bath has claw foot tub-
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom with cable TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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