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The Sandtrap is located at Hawks Nest Beach.

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Last updated: 11/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This classic Beach Cottage (the “Sandtrap”) built in 1956, with own private beach on Long Island Sound, is fully updated while maintaining its historical roots. Old Lyme Land Trust protected wetlands, with views of occupied osprey nests, great white herons and other native birds, adjoin the cottage’s private parking space. As part of Hawk’s Nest Beach community, you can walk to Garvin’s Store, where daily free activities for kids are organized, and play tennis or horseshoes on the courts.

The Sandtrap has plenty of room for family and guests with five parking spaces. Fully furnished kitchen, grill (including propane tank), beach chairs and umbrellas, linens, bath and beach towels, huge collection of beach reading, classic toys, games and puzzles provided. You do not need to bring any of the above items: they are there. No television but free Wi-Fi Internet access

The large screened-in front porch, with chaise lounges, dining table and ocean views up and down the beach is a favorite location to enjoy your morning coffee. At high tide the front porch is less than 50' from the water. The kitchen is part of the “great room” with views directly on the water. A very large fireplace makes for cozy evenings when it is cool or for marshmallow toasting and when it’s hot the kitchen/dining/living area is fully air-conditioned.

There is a master bedroom with a queen bed on the first floor (air-conditioned) and three bedrooms on the second floor, two with full size beds. The third bedroom has three twin beds. The upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans and are open to the eaves (those requiring complete privacy should use the master bedroom). One and a half baths plus hot water enclosed outdoor shower to wash away the sea salt after a dip in the Sound. There is a washer/dryer in the cottage.

Free family activities starting at Garvin’s store include a marine biologist's weekly visit to discuss and touch our local sea life. Kids events include, a talent show at the store, lollipop hunts, scavenger hunts, bonfires, art creations, sand castle contests, tie-dye tee shirts, movies on the beach, crabbing contest, edible art and much more. You can pick up beach necessities–coffee, ice cream, milk, ice–and tee shirts, beach wear and Hawk’s Nest Beach souvenirs as well

Great local restaurants, renowned art galleries and museums featuring the historic Old Lyme school of American impressionism, both boutique and outlet shopping, spas, golf, antiquing, live theater, local farmers’ markets and much more are very nearby. Cottage owners, who live only 5 minutes away, provide a personalized guide, with maps, to the shoreline’s many attractions.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom, air-conditioned....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Upstairs bedroom, ceiling fan, ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan, wetlands view....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    Ceiling fan, ocean view....moreless

  • Downstairs master bedroom is air-conditioned with queen bed. Two upstairs bedrooms with double beds. One bedroom with three twin beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Enclosed hot and cold shower...moreless

  • Full downstairs bathroom. Half bathroom upstairs. Enclosed hot and cold outdoors shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several hundred books. Great beach reading....moreless

  • Games:

    Several dozen board games and jigsaw puzzles....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This classic Beach Cottage (the “Sandtrap”) built in 1956, with 50 feet of its own private beach frontage on Long Island Sound, is fully updated while maintaining its historical roots....moreless

  • Village:

    Old Lyme, charming New England village. Home of American Impressionism. Museums, Galleries, spa, restaurants....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    50 feet of private beach on Long Island Sound....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two dining areas: indoor and on porch. Each seats up to 10 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Master bedroom and great room. Upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    stacked apartment size dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone:

    Landline with three phones. 860 434-7256...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked apartment size washing machine...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with sufficient dishes for 10 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchen is part of great room facing water. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Two tennis courts available....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday: Arrival time 4 pm Saturday; departure 11 am following Saturday. I will meet you at the cottage to provide keys and show you the cottage, and at checkout to get keys and make sure everything is ok. If so, deposit will be returned at checkout. Down payment will be refunded up to 30 days prior to beginning of rental period less 2.5% credit card fee.


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: 11/13/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sound View
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New London
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Saybrook
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Saybrook, CT
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Route 156
Old Lyme, CT, USA
Nearest Beach
Waterfront

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1956

About the owner: Your hosts John Heckman and his wife Helen Cantrell live 5 minutes away in the historic village of Old Lyme. Long-time shoreline residents, they are immediately available to resolve any problems and answer your questions about the area. John is a former professor of comparative literature and current computer consultant; Helen is a painter and printmaker who shows her art throughout the Northeast. A number of her works are on the cottage walls.

Why the Owner Chose Old Lyme, CT, USA:
Our family has been coming to Hawks’ Nest Beach for over 100 years. John’s grandfather built this cottage in 1956; it has been our family beach cottage ever since, with generations of children and parents enjoying it every season. Decades of beloved beach reading and games await you, with a big tent on the beach and fluffy beach towels and chairs. Indoors you have air conditioning when it’s hot, and a wood-burning fireplace for coziness when it’s chilly. We have provided brochures on local attractions, as well as our own personal guide to the area including maps, arts, antiques, fine dining, sports and other features we think you will enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Hawks’ Nest Beach is a real old-fashioned family beach community with traditions going back generations—children still walk up and down the beach road every weekend morning selling donuts out of an old red wagon; you can still see ospreys raising their young out of raised nests across the road; small inflatable boats and sailfish launch directly out from the beach into the Sound; and fisherman still go out on the ends of the jettys (and sometimes bring back fish!).


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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

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Photos

  • The Sandtrap is located at Hawks Nest Beach.

    The Sandtrap is located at Hawks Nest Beach.

  • Sandtrap from road - with parking

    Sandtrap from road - with parking

  • Screened in Front Porch with dining table.

    Screened in Front Porch with dining table.

  • Beach tent and chairs ready for you

    Beach tent and chairs ready for you

  • Fully stocked kitchen. Incl. Microwave and dishwasher.

    Fully stocked kitchen. Incl. Microwave and dishwasher.

  • Living area and fireplace.

    Living area and fireplace.

  • Upstairs Front Bedroom

    Upstairs Front Bedroom

  • Kids Room - 3 twin beds

    Kids Room - 3 twin beds

  • A windy day.

    A windy day.

  • There are two tennis courts available.

    There are two tennis courts available.

  • Sandtrap seen from Jetty

    Sandtrap seen from Jetty

  • Outdoor Shower and grills

    Outdoor Shower and grills

  • View from front porch.

    View from front porch.

  • Sailing right off the beach

    Sailing right off the beach

  • kitchen has view directly on the beach

    kitchen has view directly on the beach

  • Master Bedroom - Wall Air Conditioner

    Master Bedroom - Wall Air Conditioner

  • Upstairs Rear Bedroom

    Upstairs Rear Bedroom

  • View of wetlands and additional private parking.

    View of wetlands and additional private parking.

  • Garvin's store. Center for kids' activities.

    Garvin's store. Center for kids' activities.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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