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John Heckman

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, french, german

Classic Waterfront Cottage at Hawks Nest Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of the Old Lyme vacation cottage rental

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps Nine. Old Lyme

This classic Beach Cottage (the “Sandtrap”) built in 1956, with own private beach on Long Island Sound, is fully updated while maintaining its historical roots. Old Lyme Land Trust protected wetlands, with views of occupied osprey nests, great white herons and other native birds, adjoin the cottage’s private parking space. As part of Hawk’s Nest Beach community, you can walk to Garvin’s Store, where daily free activities for kids are organized, and play tennis or horseshoes on the courts.

The Sandtrap has plenty of room for family and guests with five parking spaces. Fully furnished kitchen, grill (including propane tank), beach chairs and umbrellas, linens, bath and beach towels, huge collection of beach reading, classic toys, games and puzzles provided. You do not need to bring any of the above items: they are there. No television but free Wi-Fi Internet access

The large screened-in front porch, with chaise lounges, dining table and ocean views up and down the beach is a favorite location to enjoy your morning coffee. At high tide the front porch is less than 50' from the water. The kitchen is part of the “great room” with views directly on the water. A very large fireplace makes for cozy evenings when it is cool or for marshmallow toasting and when it’s hot the kitchen/dining/living area is fully air-conditioned.

There is a master bedroom with a queen bed on the first floor (air-conditioned) and three bedrooms on the second floor, two with full size beds. The third bedroom has three twin beds. The upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans and are open to the eaves (those requiring complete privacy should use the master bedroom). One and a half baths plus hot water enclosed outdoor shower to wash away the sea salt after a dip in the Sound. There is a washer/dryer in the cottage.

Free family activities starting at Garvin’s store include a marine biologist's weekly visit to discuss and touch our local sea life. Kids events include, a talent show at the store, lollipop hunts, scavenger hunts, bonfires, art creations, sand castle contests, tie-dye tee shirts, movies on the beach, crabbing contest, edible art and much more. You can pick up beach necessities–coffee, ice cream, milk, ice–and tee shirts, beach wear and Hawk’s Nest Beach souvenirs as well

Great local restaurants, renowned art galleries and museums featuring the historic Old Lyme school of American impressionism, both boutique and outlet shopping, spas, golf, antiquing, live theater, local farmers’ markets and much more are very nearby. Cottage owners, who live only 5 minutes away, provide a personalized guide, with maps, to the shoreline’s many attractions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Heckman (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sound View
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Saybrook, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Route 156
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Old Lyme, Connecticut

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$400
Cleaning C$200

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday: Arrival time 4 pm Saturday; departure 11 am following Saturday. I will meet you at the cottage to provide keys and show you the cottage, and at checkout to get keys and make sure everything is ok. If so, deposit will be returned at checkout. Down payment will be refunded up to 30 days prior to beginning of rental period less 2.5% credit card fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Old Lyme, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed hot and cold shower
  • Full downstairs bathroom. Half bathroom upstairs. Enclosed hot and cold outdoors shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, air-conditioned.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom, ceiling fan, ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ceiling Fan, wetlands view.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, ocean view.
  • Downstairs master bedroom is air-conditioned with queen bed. Two upstairs bedrooms with double beds. One bedroom with three twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing