About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, On a Beautiful Private Sandy Beach
2014 remodeled state of the art home, consisting of 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, granite counter tops, a dishwasher, microwave oven, washer and dryer, and central air conditioning.
Sliding doors lead to upper and lower balconies on both sides of the house which
provide panoramic views of Fairfield Beach and Long Island Sound including its
historic lighthouse and on a clear day a view of Long Island itself some 18 miles away.
A private beach only steps to the water for residents and their guests.
No public beach nearby. An outdoor grill and table are provided on the large beachside deck. The house is lightly furnished and there is parking for 6 or more cars. The location
of the Sea Ranch is within a mile of central downtown Fairfield with its many restaurants and shops. It is convenient to the local railroad station that provides service to New York
City which is an hour travel time by either rail or auto travel on interstate 95. Fairfield Beach Road is an ideal location for both walking and biking. Traffic is minimal as the road ends in 1 mile. The Sea Ranch can be rented weekly or longer. No pets are allowed and a cleaning fee is added to the rental rate.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Roseanne Ganim
It was 1967 and we were looking for a place to rent for a few weeks at the beach with our 8 children. We came across this house on Fairfield Beach with 7 bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining room and living room. Built in 1902 and known as the Ivy Inn, a retreat for New Yorkers' for the cool breezes and cool waters of Long Island Sound. By 1967 the 10 room Inn had been converted to a year round use that included off season rental to Fairfield University students. A practice that continues until today allowing the property to be availible for summer rentals June 1st to August 31st. Off course we thought it was made for us. We spent the next 35 summers having a wonderful time on the beach with our eight children. It was our Paradise. A great place to spend our summers.
Roseanne Ganim purchased this House in 1967
Why Roseanne Ganim chose Fairfield
A Beautiful private beachfront property. Swimming and a sandy beach steps from your door. View the lighthouse and Long Island Sound, from your the first floor level and beach side bedrooms. Grill your meals on the over- sized beach side deck while watching the waves crash the shore. Walk the shoreline and catch the breeze and surf at your feet. See the seagulls fish at low tide and look for shells. Fishing can be done off the rock jetty.
What makes this House unique
A Gentle surf. Very private. No public access to the beach. Jetty yards away for marine exploration. Great restaurants, shopping, grocery store 2 miles away, metro-north nearby, close to Interstate 95, off street parking for 6 or more cars.
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Enjoyable stay right on the beach!
The cottage is clean and spacious. Roseanne is the agent/owner who is easy to work with and she responded very quickly to a few minor problems that arose during our stay. I think the best I can say is that we've booked the same weeks for 2018!
Great location, plenty of space, lacking bare necessities.
The house is renovated due to Sandy and the outdoor deck is large leading directly to the beach which is great.
The host Roseanne is nice and mostly helpful but gave misinformation right off the bat...
Was nice to be able to check in a few hours early because no one had it booked before us, thank you again for that. However, one of the first things I checked was that there was propane for the grill. There was an empty tank next to the grill and when I asked about getting more Roseanne tried to say that was my responsibility to get more and cover the cost. Absolutely not, the rental details says it comes with the grill -- that should include the propane too! She called the owner (her family member) and they agreed to reimburse the cost.
Second, NOTE: there's a massive storage unit taking up two car spots in the driveway. She told me they were going to be having it removed that afternoon. That would've been nice especially since I had a number of people driving in for a birthday surprise party. 5pm rolls around and the unit was still there. Two unanswered calls and a couple unanswered texts to Roseanne later and i get a call from George Ganim's office explaining the unit isn't going anywhere because that's where the owners keep their own furniture for the house. It would have been nice to know when booking the rental and also not be misinformed that it would be moved. Playing car Tetris all weekend wasn't the most enjoyable experience.
Once in the house things were clean and there was a ton of space. All 5 bedrooms are well sized. They do not supply any soap, shampoo/conditioner or extra toilet paper other than the half rolls already on the holder. They do supply enough towels for 8-10 people, however, so that was nice.
There is an outdoor shower but when we turned it on it started leaking under the siding of the house and into the interior of the house. They may not have winterized the pipes. Upon inspection inside we found black mold on the walls next to the plumbing. Roseanne sent over their handyman who couldn't come and fix it until two days later and he didn't come until dinner time. Rather than ruin our dinner experience I told him to come back later that week after we left since we were checking out a day early anyway. Would've been a nice feature to use during our stay, however.
Overall the house serves it's purpose well for hosting larger groups but it's clear the owners are trying to maximize profit via cost cutting.