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Classic Connecticut Beach House

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our classic Connecticut beach house will take you back to a simpler time when days had an unhurried quality and people had time for one another. In fact, we bet you'll feel tempted to put technology on hold to enjoy spending time with your nearest and dearest browsing the great selection of books and gifts at R.J. Julia booksellers, catching a great movie at the Madison Art Cinemas, walking the Greenline trail to Hammonasset or exploring the many beautiful shoreline towns nearby that have something to offer whatever the season.

About our house: we know that comfort and facilities are as important as old fashion charm, so of course we have Wi-Fi internet and basic cable t.v. The house is attractively furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. There is a large wrap-around veranda, plus screened-in porch and small 'breakfast' balcony with sea views off master bedroom. The finished attic doubles as a playroom/office (if you must work!) or room for extra overnight guests. The garage has parking for two cars and room for two more in front of garage. Use of bikes. Outdoor shower. Large corner lot with ample yard.

In other seasons, our house is still a lovely place to stay. We have just replaced the wood burning fireplace with a gas fireplace which is much easier to use and keeps the downstairs really cosy. The Madison Beach Hotel is open year round, as is Christy's on the next block. Winter walks on the beach are one of our favorite pastimes as our bike rides down Middle Beach Road to admire the changing colors of the marshes and the great variety of wildlife at Hammonasset State Park, which has free admission after Labor Day.

Located one house back from the beach with views of Long Island Sound, close to the Madison Beach Hotel, which offers cocktails overlooking the sea and is open for lunch and dinner. In the summer, you may walk up the beach or along the road to the Madison Surf Club that has a large playground, snack bar and many family-oriented activities. A good spot for more casual dining is 'Christy's' about a block away. They are famous for their pancakes and have established quite a following in town. Walk or bike into town, only a mile away.

Madison has much to offer including: beautiful beaches, many restaurants, independent bookstore (with book signings and other events), art cinema and numerous one-of-a-kind shops. Ten minutes from outlet stores, convenient for Shoreline East Train, with connection to Grand Central Station, New York. Close to picturesque seaside towns of Stony Creek and Mystic Seaport.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets will be considered. Owners must fill out a form giving details of vaccinations, etc....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Window fans and mobile a/c unit


  • Books:

    Variety of books, including cook books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Various games (stored in trunk in living room)...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are one house back from the sea. Sea views from the veranda and master bedroom....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Long Island Sound from dining room and south facing bedrooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mobile a/c unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Parking for two cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two sofas and and armchair...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking spaces for two cars in front of garage...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good quality cookware including Le Creuset dutch oven...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    We leave our guests the essentials: salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee and more...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large new fridge with ice maker and good size freezer section...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Nice DeLonghi toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious corner lot - large hedge gives lots of privacy...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 5 - May 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $2,750
Spring/early summer
May 14 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750 $6,000
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800


Fall/winter rates do not include Thanksgiving and Christmas - please contact me for a quote

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley, Hartford
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Madison Beach Hotel and Christy's of Madison
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Christie's and Madison Beach Hotel
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
West Wharf

Car: Recommended

Madison exudes New England charm. In summer, the uncrowded beaches, parks and variety of outdoor activities make this a popular family destination. The nearby hotel has free summer concerts and is particularly convenient for last-minute dining, as is the new Christy's of Madison, on the opposite corner. The town is lively throughout the year with the independently-owned bookstore, R.J. Julia hosting many author events and the in-town Madison Arts Cinema offering carefully selected movies as an alternative to the usual blockbusters.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I'm originally from England but feel very much at home in New England. My husband is Italian and feels equally at home here, especially as there is good pizza to be found locally. I manage a number of properties we rent - including our beautiful apartment in Tuscany - and teach Italian. My husband has his own business which installs and manages charging stations for electric vehicles. We both love to cook, garden, play tennis and be outdoors.

Why the Owner Chose Madison Center, Madison, CT, USA:
More than a vacation rental, this is our treasured refuge. We bought this house in 1999 when we were about to be transferred to South America - we couldn't bear the thought of not coming back to Madison. The town has so much to offer: small enough for people to say hello when you pass them on the street, large enough to offer everything you need in the way of shopping and entertainment. The easy train ride to New York or Boston was also a big plus for us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy having breakfast on the veranda, sunset strolls to the wharf, listening to music on the lawn of the Madison Beach Hotel. We can bike into town and pick up bagels and the newspaper. If we feel energetic, we can cycle all the way down the beach road and come back through town. On summer evenings, we arrange to meet friends at the Surf Club for a picnic dinner - although we also love eating on our screened porch. In winter, there is no shortage of things to do in town. Our beloved bookstore, R.J. Julia holds many book signings by well-known authors, as well as drop-in bookclubs and events for children. Scranton Public Library also offers interesting events, a good DVD library and story time for children. The Madison Art Cinema is a shoreline favorite for finding those movies not shown at the blockbuster theaters. There is always something worth watching at this cinema. The French restaurant Bar Bouchee is always very popular with with the locals. It has a real French bistrot atmosphere and menu to match. For a great hamburger and contemporary American cuisine and a lively bar scene, we recommend Moxie on Wall Street.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • View from West Wharf Road

    View from West Wharf Road

  • view of Long Island Sound

    view of Long Island Sound

  • Kitchen looking toward dining rom

    Kitchen looking toward dining rom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • The wharf and Tuxis Island

    The wharf and Tuxis Island

  • View from West Wharf beach

    View from West Wharf beach

  • View of veranda

    View of veranda

  • Kitchen


  • Breakfast bar/kitchen

    Breakfast bar/kitchen

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • master bedroom with sea view balcony

    master bedroom with sea view balcony

  • Double room

    Double room

  • Single room

    Single room

  • Garden and house seen from Middle Beach West

    Garden and house seen from Middle Beach West

  • West Wharf beach looking toward Tuxis Island

    West Wharf beach looking toward Tuxis Island

  • The rocks at the end of West Wharf Road

    The rocks at the end of West Wharf Road

  • Finished attic

    Finished attic

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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