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Family Friendly Only Steps To Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom With 2 Baths With 2 Screened In Porches

Madison Shoreline - 4 Bedroom 2 Bath fully furnished house with deeded beach rights on private dead end street just steps to one of the nicest Madison private beaches on the long island sound, available for Short Term, Academic Rental or Long Term Rental - Contact Owner. Upper and lower screened in porches, washer/ dryer/dishwasher/microwave, open living area with gas fireplace, outdoor shower with hot and cold water and changing area, central air conditioning, rear patio with gas grill, off street parking, cable/ wireless internet, recently painted, upright piano and use of owners kayaks.Desirable peaceful Madison long island sound neighborhood within close proximity to Yale University/ New Haven and very good Madison school district with school bus stop at end of the street ABSOLUTELY NO PETS AND NO SMOKING . Security and References required.

More Details

Eric Weston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Eric Weston


Eric Weston purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Eric Weston chose Madison

We purchased this home after looking in the area for a couple of years. We have family who spent time in the area over the years and summered here. Our private beach is one of the nicest in the area and also is usable during high tides which is not the case with all the beaches. There are various food establishments in close proximity.

What makes this cottage unique

The screened in porches, Private beach steps from the door and the shade provided by our "historical" Mulberry tree caught our attention and have since been a place to read, talk and just relax.


Madison Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower with Hot and Cold water and Dressing Area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. It's in a great neighborhood just steps to the water with plenty of great areas to jog and kayak nearby -- and main street is just a short drive away for excellent dining and a great indie movie theatre. Eric and Barbara were amazing hosts, easy to communicate with and very attentive to our needs. Although we were a small group, it would sleep a much larger party comfortably. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot, inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect spot for a two week family vacation because of comfort and location. Although the living spaces were clean, attractive and comfortable, the large screened-in front porch was everyone's go to space for reading, games and meals--the perfect spot day or night. The kitchen was well equipped enough to cook for a crowd but there are also many good restaurants in the area. (Chesters BBQ has great take out!) Because the house is well maintained, all appliances worked well, including the convenient laundry area. The outdoor shower was clean and pleasant to use and kept most of the sand outside.

The beds and linens were comfortable, and sleeping was easy with upstairs air conditioning available when needed. We had great weather, so most nights we enjoyed sleeping with the upstairs porch doors open and the AC off.

Family members from 70 to 3 years old enjoyed our stay. The short walk to the beach was a good buffer to keep our little ones safe from the water, but it was certainly easy for the rest of us to reach the private beach. A wagon or cart makes bringing chairs, umbrellas, etc, easier. The neighborhood was safe and quiet with happy groups of children playing outside in the evening.

The Westons were generous, welcoming and available to help, but they provided such clear information that we had no questions about the house. Everything was in move in ready condition-- and the towels!! Beach and bath towels were in abundance. What a bonus!

We all enjoyed our stay and hope to return for another summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here for 2 months while on assignment as travel nurses. The house is well maintained and stocked with anything you may need. There is only a short walk to a private beach and it's located in a beautiful and safe area. The owner Eric stays in contact throughout your time and responds immediately to any questions. -Chelsey

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My husband, daughter and I rented Eriks home for 21/2 weeks. Our son and his family live about 10 minutes away so it made it easy to visit back and forth. The location was excellent - close to the beach and many paths and roads for walking or jogging. Being that it was winter we didn't make use of the outdoor shower or swimming but I'm sure that would make the house even more enjoyable and would love to return in the summer. There is parking behind the house which can take 2 cars.

The house has 4 bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Again in the summer you could enjoy the 2 huge screened in front porch which is on the 2nd floor and the main floor. The main floor porch has a large table to enjoy eating outside. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans that you might need and has a table which can easily seat 6 people. It has a wonderful fireplace that we used constantly. TV and stereo were there but we didn't use it and of course Wifi which we used constantly as we were working at times. Although the Erik and Barbara were not present they left us very clear

instructions that were sent to us ahead of time as well as instruction sheet printed out at the house. The instructions were not overwhelming - just practical things like garbage day, key location, instructions for the fireplace etc. Erik was always available if we had questions and responded to our text immediately.

We also had a small Christmas tree in the family room which really helped make our Christmas all that we wanted it to be.

Thank you Eric and Barbara for sharing your home with us. We hope to be back again.


  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Fine.

  • 3 of 5

This was a nice home that had everything needed for a weekend wedding at Buffalo Bay. The owner sought to offer assistance however necessary, though the property was overpriced for what you get, particularly given that we were charged for peak prices in late September.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many summers! Beginning in 1996. Each year our family has grown with weddings son in laws and grandchildren. We usually rent for 2 to 4 weeks depending on price and what vacation the kids can get. This house was lovely with a beautiful yard and outside shower. The cupboards were empty for our food stuff and there were plenty of pots and pans. The porch downstairs was perfect for outdoor meals or puzzles on the large round table. Upstairs porch is great for sleeping but it was way too humid while we were there! Maybe next year!! I met the neighbors right away and they are very nice. The beach is right down the street. You will need beach shoes for the beach and water. We found great restaurants "Moxie" Madison...Aspen Old Saybrook.. Pilots Point Westbrook and one our children gave us as a gift "Bar Bouchee" That was fabulous. We had a wonderful time. You will be very happy at this house and make some great memories!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Stop & Shop
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
The Place
Friends & Company Inc.
Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Red Tomato Pizzeria LLC
The Wharf
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Friends and Company
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Madison Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Friends and Company
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
End of Street
Car: recommended





Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

For stays 30 days or longer, pro-rated Utilities will be added. Email or Call for Extended stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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