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Classic Updated Beachfront Beauty with Stunning Waterviews and Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,546 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Updated 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath steps from sandy beach

Completely renovated 3,500 sf Shore Colonial on Seaview Avenue. Breathtaking views from multiple windows. Formal rooms showcase lovely wainscoating and hardwood floors. Updated designer kitchen, family room and sun porch with luxurious heated floor. Five bedrooms accompanied by three updated baths provide privacy and magical water views from second and third floors. Located in premier association and includes two car garage and full basement. Beautiful landscaping and curb appeal.

Other house features include: central AC, high speed wireless internet, upgraded satellite Direct TV package, sound system for music playlists throughout first floor living areas and gas log fireplace with remote on/off control. Two bicycles, beach chairs, cooler and beach umbrella are included.

More Details

Jim Gibson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Jim Gibson

Connecticut native now living in Texas. Currently owns, manages and leases 27 single family homes and has been doing so for the past sixteen years. Commercial real estate background brings professional approach to leasing and management. Highest level of integrity. Multiple references available upon request.

Jim Gibson purchased this house in 2014


Madison Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3546 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking and no dogs allowed on the beach.
  • Maximum of 5 cars allowed
  • No Air-mattress allowed .
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - shower
  • Three full updated bathroom plus powder room and outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master suite plus 4 additional bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
wifi provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Classic Updated Beachfront Beauty with Stunning Waterviews and Private Beach
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved being able to stay at a house that my son raved about in Madison! What a wonderful home to stay in during the festivities for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding.

This house offers everything you could ever need! It was wonderful!!


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful! Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a beautiful view! Plenty of ammenities, well stocked kitchen with high quality appliances. Great front porch and nice backyard patio. Cute town within walking or biking distance with several restaurants.

A little noisy upstairs when walking around because of old floor boards but that's also part of the charm. Bring shampoo and conditioner...everything else is provided.

Hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Next year.

  • 5 of 5

I can’t wait till next year to return to this wonderful home. Everything was perfect. Serenity at its best.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for family time at the shore.

  • 4 of 5

Our multigenerational family group chose the shoreline for our vacation this summer so that our daughter, who works in New Haven, could join us, even if she was unable to take the whole week off. It worked out well for all of us.

The house itself is spacious and charming. It is comfortable and well equipped. We appreciated the central air conditioning, as it was a warm, humid week. Initially I was concerned that we were not directly on the beach, but the road in front of the house is generally quiet, with more runners and bicyclists than cars. It was not an issue. The beach is clean and sandy, with nice sandbars at low tide. The house is close to Madison Center with a good bookstore, great ice cream, and a welcoming library with toys and craft activities, that our 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed.

There is plenty to do in the area. We rented kayaks and a paddle board and explored the cove and estuary. It was easy to bike to Hammonassett State Park, but some of us took longer rides in the rural areas long the Connecticut River, and went rock climbing. I was interested in the birds, but everyone liked watching the osprey fishing in the sound. It was an easy drive to the Mystic Aquarium.

There were a few concerns. Noise does travel readily between the floors of the house. With a little planning and some white noise, it was not a big problem. The main kitchen refrigerator, an impressive looking Viking, was not working when we arrived. Jim was very engaged in trying to correct that, but despite his efforts, it was out of order for 4 days. Fortunately, there was a spare refrigerator in the garage, and we had some coolers that were able to use.

All in all, it was a very good week!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. The Viking refrigerator has since been replaced with a brand new Sub-Zero refrigerator.
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family had a wonderful time spending the week here. The house is beautiful, the location is perfect, and the owner was great to work with. We're looking forward to going back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, CT

It was everything I dreamed and more . . .

  • 5 of 5

Growing up my summers with my five bothers and one sister were spent at our Grandparents house in Long Island on Peconic Bay. They were magical. Now we are all retired except for one, and never get the opportunity to all be together under one roof for a summer vacation. This year we made it happen. They came from five different states and we stayed at the perfect house!! It could not have been a better script. Each room was tastefully decorated, the kitchen had the latest appliances, the beds were comfortable with down comforters and everything we needed in place. There was space for all of us to spread out and there was a table big enough for all of us to gather at meal time. Thank you Jim for making it perfect in so many ways. We rode bikes, kayaked, played tennis, walked on the beach and the town streets and spent hours on the spectacular porch in the Adirondack chairs looking at the sound and sharing memories. We enjoyed the champaign and toasted to coming back again next year. Five stars is hardly enough!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Hartford, Bradley Field
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Madison Train Station -
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seaview Beach

Short 20 minute walk to Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut's longest and most popular beach with over 2 miles of sandy beach.

15 minute walk to quaint Madison center of town, featuring multiple boutiques and restaurants, including renowned RJ Julia Booksellers and Madison Art Cinema.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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