Classic Connecticut Beach House
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- Minimum stay:2-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Looking for a getaway this autumn? Need extra room for guests during the holidays? 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 look their best in autumn tints.
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
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Two bedrooms have queen size beds, Two bedrooms have one twin.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Window fans and mobile a/c unit
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 15 - Mar 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Mar 5 - May 13, 2017
3 night min stay
May 14 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min 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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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.
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. R.J. Julia has a stream of well-known authors, the library has many interesting events and there is always something we want to see on at the Madison Art Cinema. The French restaurant Bar Bouchon is always a favorite with the locals and the new Moxie has good food and a lively bar scene.
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View from West Wharf Road
view of Long Island Sound
Kitchen looking toward dining rom
The wharf and Tuxis Island
View from West Wharf beach
View of veranda
master bedroom with sea view balcony
Garden and house seen from Middle Beach West
West Wharf beach looking toward Tuxis Island
The rocks at the end of West Wharf Road
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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