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Family-Friendly Cottage in a Quiet Neighborhood

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Enjoy this 4-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom summer retreat, steps from a gorgeous beach.

This classic Connecticut beach house with rustic charm offers comfort and convenience. Four upstairs bedrooms include a master bedroom with king bed and an ensuite veranda with ocean view, second bedroom with full size bed and shared ensuite veranda, third bedroom with two twin beds and ocean view, and fourth bedroom with bunk beds overlooking the yard. A downstairs bedroom offers a full bed with yard view. Modern, bright furnishings are found throughout with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living/entertainment room. The large wrap-around, screened in porch and upstairs veranda provide ocean views and opportunities for outdoor dining, relaxation and play. A full bath is located upstairs and a half bath is located downstairs. An outdoor shower provides hot and cold water after a long day at the beach. The corner lot includes a grassed open yard and gardens. York Cottage is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on a family-friendly street with little traffic. It is located one cottage back from Long Island Sound and is only steps from a semi-private beach with stunning beach views. It is within walking distance to the Madison Beach Hotel, which offers cocktails and formal dining, and Cristy’s Madison Restaurant which offers indoor and outdoor dining with a casual atmosphere.

Stroll along the beach to the West Wharf to fish or walk to the Madison Surf Club to enjoy a large playground, snack bar, and public beach. Walk or bike into the town of Madison where you will find restaurants, coffee shops, bookstore, art cinema, unique shops, and other essentials. Drive ten minutes to outlet stores or to the Shoreline East Train that will take you to Grand Central Station, New York. Nearby tourist attractions include Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride, and Hammonasset Beach State Park.

NEW*** Linens and towels are provided. There is no A/C, no washer/dryer. Tents/camping is not permitted on the beach.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1245 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

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  • Bedrooms 1 and 3 share a second floor screened porch - a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails. Bedroom 2 has an ocean view. Bedroom 4 has bunk beds for the kids with a garden view. A downstairs bedroom with double bed is located off the kitchen and is nice for physically challenged visitors who prefer to stay on the first floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The indoor dining room seats 6. The front porch dining area also seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric space heaters....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 2 cars on the grass....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upstairs screened in veranda with ocean view....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around screened in porch, 657 square feet....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
4th of July week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
September 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
4th of July 2018
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,500
4th of July 2019
Jun 29 - Jul 6, 2019
7 night min stay

$2,500
4th of July 2020
Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2020
7 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,200 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Housekeeping $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99

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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Location

0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Christy's Madison Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Madison, Shoreline East Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Madison Beach Hotel
Madison Center, Madison, CT, USA
Nearest Beach
Semi-private neighborhood beach

Car: Recommended

It is within walking distance to the Madison Beach Hotel, which offers cocktails and formal dining, and Cristy’s Madison Restaurant which offers indoor and outdoor dining with a casual atmosphere.

Stroll along the beach to the West Wharf to fish or walk to the Madison Surf Club to enjoy a large playground, snack bar, and public beach. Walk or bike into the town of Madison where you will find restaurants, coffee shops, bookstore, art cinema, unique shops, and other essentials. Drive ten minutes to outlet stores or to the Shoreline East Train that will take you to Grand Central Station, New York. Nearby tourist attractions include Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride, and Hammonasset Beach State Park.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1924

About the owner: I was born and raised in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. My background is in landscape architecture. In 1999 I moved to Pennsylvania to work as a land planner with a non-profit land trust in Chadds Ford. In 2005 I met my husband and we married in 2007. We now have a home in West Chester, Pennsylvania with our four dogs Louie, GeGe, Jack and Chase. We love York Cottage and visit there often to enjoy the solitude of Long Island Sound, the casual pace, the fabulous local restaurants and friends I have known all my life.

Why the Owner Chose Madison Center, Madison, CT, USA:
York Cottage has been owned by the Fleming family for three generations. Built in 1924 by Mr. Charles Fleming and his wife Mary who lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the cottage was to become a summer retreat for their family. Mr. and Mrs. Fleming would vacation here with their two children, Robert and Shirley during the summers. Madison was the ideal location because relatives lived there, including Ray Wiswell who owned a tract of land, subdivided it, and built the cottages on Parker Avenue and Flower Avenue. Ray and his wife Glad would eventually live in the cottage next door. Toronto was once named York when it was capital of the new colony of Upper Canada, and so the Flemings named their property York Cottage after the historic capital of Canada. At York Cottage, four bedrooms provided plenty of room for the Fleming family and guests, and a right-of-way for Flower Avenue and Parker Avenue residents provided easy access to the beach. A small bedroom was constructed off the kitchen to accommodate the nanny who cooked, cleaned, and helped care for the young children. After Mrs. Fleming passed away the cottage was owned by Dr. Shirley Fleming who left the cottage to her brother Robert when she passed away. Robert left the cottage to his four children – Mary, Margaret, Sheila and David - when he died in 2005. We hope you enjoy the rustic charm of our little retreat by the sea. It has been lovingly kept in its original condition to preserve its historic appeal. It is a sturdy cottage that has weathered several major hurricanes including the Great Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Irene in 2012, and Hurricane Sandy in 2013. Despite the challenges that mother nature brings, the Fleming family is committed to preserving this classic example of the New England seaside cottage for generations to come.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The family-friendly neighborhood makes this property unique. Tucked away in a cluster of historic cottages on a quiet street, this is the ideal location for children who like to ride bikes or skateboard down the street. The semi-private beach is only steps away so you can easily take a break from the sun and retreat into the cool cottage for an ice cold beverage. If you like to fish, cast a line off the beach or go to the West Wharf just a short 5 minute walk and try your luck. The Madison Beach Hotel has family movie night in the summer during the week and the neighborhood is invited to pull up a chair and enjoy the show. This truly is a gem of a location surrounded by friendly neighbors, fabulous beaches and first class dining only a block away. How nice it is to go out for cocktails or dinner and stroll home afterwards. Oh, and the Good Humor Truck visits daily, bells jingling, to deliver ice cream for the kids. It truly feels like taking a step back in time to when life was simpler.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • View from Parker Avenue

    View from Parker Avenue

  • Semi-private sandy beach close to Madison Surf Club

    Semi-private sandy beach close to Madison Surf Club

  • Front porch dining and relaxing

    Front porch dining and relaxing

  • Upstairs porch with golf course view, accessed from 2 bedrooms

    Upstairs porch with golf course view, accessed from 2 bedrooms

  • Kitchen view into living/dining area

    Kitchen view into living/dining area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Master bedroom, king bed, screened in porch, ocean view

    Master bedroom, king bed, screened in porch, ocean view

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds, ocean view

    Bedroom with 2 twin beds, ocean view

  • Bedroom, bunk beds, garden view

    Bedroom, bunk beds, garden view

  • Bedroom off kitchen, full bed, garden view

    Bedroom off kitchen, full bed, garden view

  • Full bathroom upstairs

    Full bathroom upstairs

  • Semi-private sandy beach close to West Wharf

    Semi-private sandy beach close to West Wharf

  • Front porch dining and relaxing

    Front porch dining and relaxing

  • Upstairs porch with ocean view, accessed from 2 bedrooms

    Upstairs porch with ocean view, accessed from 2 bedrooms

  • Large country kitchen, fully equipped

    Large country kitchen, fully equipped

  • Kitchen view from pantry

    Kitchen view from pantry

  • Living room/family room

    Living room/family room

  • Master bedroom, king bed, ocean view

    Master bedroom, king bed, ocean view

  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds, ocean view

    Bedroom with 2 twin beds, ocean view

  • Bedroom with full bed, yard view, ensuite veranda

    Bedroom with full bed, yard view, ensuite veranda

  • Bedroom off kitchen, full bed, garden view

    Bedroom off kitchen, full bed, garden view

  • Full bathroom upstairs

    Full bathroom upstairs

  • Just feet away from a beautiful, semi-private sandy beach

    Just feet away from a beautiful, semi-private sandy beach

VRBO #647079

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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