Charming, beautiful, historic, newly renovated and well-appointed cottage and separate guest cottage both with wrap-around breathtaking water views of Long Island Sound and Indian Cove from each room. Cottage and guest cottage face a natural lagoon with extraordinary and varying bird life - egrets, osprey, cormorants, and oystercatchers, to name a few, along with distant views of Faulkner's Island (and lighthouse) and the North Fork. Staying in the cottage can best be described as living on a luxury boat moored on Indian Cove. Amazing sunrises and sunsets, with only the sounds of the water lapping against the rocks that form the foundation for the cottage. Only available for rental in late July through early September when owners are traveling overseas. Consistent, exceptional feedback from all who have stayed, including some who have then purchased nearby houses or have returned to stay at the cottage. Cottage built in the mid 1800s, with the original structure largely preserved within the larger footprint of the house,
Major renovation January 2018 features new paint throughout the house, hardwood floors, new paintings, photos and posters, modern lighting and fans, area rugs, and wonderful Sonos sound system in living room, bedroom, and family/fireplace rooms, also connected to TV.
Bedroom includes glass doors that open to the cottage deck (with comfortable chairs and ottomans) and expansive water views, custom, king bed with generous pillows, modern light fixtures, and quality cotton linens and ample closet space.
Living room includes plenty of cozy, casual seating for fun, entertaining, or solitude. New recessed lighting, furnishings, attractive paintings, and hardwood floor. .Dining room includes large dining room table, recessed and modern track lighting
Fireplace/T.V. room includes large-screen T.V. with cable, DVD player and internet, Sonos sound speakers for music and TV, beautifully repainted with modern track lighting and attractive paintings and posters. Two sofas with very comfortable one queen size pull out bed
Kitchen features Bosch dishwasher, microwave, ample cooking space, attractive glassware and dish-ware. Gas fired Weber grill on patio with wonderful view overlooking Indian Cove adjacent to beautifully situated outdoor table.
Also included is newly renovated Guest Cottage with a bedroom, charming sitting area, bathroom, and a deck with more panoramic views of the water.
Property includes washer/dryer, central air (only for use in extreme heat wave - otherwise the natural breeze off the Sound keeps excessive summer temps at bay) kayak and mature plantings/perennial garden, and outdoor shower overlooking the cottage and Indian Cove.
Walk to private, sandy beach (two minutes away, no more) stroll the charming Mulberry Point peninsula, or ride 5 minutes to historic Guilford village with cafes, restaurants, bookstore, gift and specialty shops, antique stores, and fresh lobster on the pier all summer long.
If the weather takes a turn, extraordinary world class museums in New Haven 20-25 minutes away (Yale Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Peabody Museum of Natural History), the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the Submarine Force Museum with the USS Nautilus in Groton, wonderful book stores and cafes in Guilford, Madison and New Haven, and cinemas in Madison, Branford and New Haven. Fine dining in New Haven, Madison, and other nearby towns.
Wonderful Mystic, Chester, East Haddam (Goodspeed Opera House) and Stonington, including the Mystic Seaport, all less than an hour away. Lovely Stony Creek (with boat tour of the Thimble Islands) 10 minutes away.
NEED TO COMMUTE? Property is a 10-minute drive to the Guilford train station where there is ample parking and multiple daily trains to New Haven and NYC.