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Lovely Cottage By The Beach With Spectacular Views Of The Long Island Sound

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Lovely restored 1890's cottage facing the Long Island Sound at end of quiet road. Dramatic water and shoreline views from every room. Spectacular sunsets. Steps away from two beaches. Close to Hammonasset Beach State Park and protected salt marsh accessible by kayak. House comes with beach chairs, spacious outdoor shower, patio furniture and BBQ grill. Madison town center is within walking/biking distance, with independent bookstore, art house cinema, New Haven style pizza, ice cream parlor, coffee shop, wine and cheese shops, farmer's market, supermarket, gift shops and a variety of restaurants, including clam shacks. Other colonial era towns along the shoreline are easily accessible. Art museums, theaters, outlet shopping and antique shops are nearby.

Roger Arar
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

Why Roger Arar chose Madison

Historic Connecticut shoreline town, with many 18th century houses and a few homes preserved from the 17th century. Historic town green hosting concerts, antique fairs and weekly farmers market. Combines old New England feel with beach-side living. In addition to the gentle sand beaches located steps away from our house, Madison has a number of beautiful public beaches. Nearby Hammonassett State Park has miles of beaches, walking trails and wooded areas. Wonderful location for bicycling around town or along the coast. A short, scenic drive to other charming seaside towns including Guilford, Old Saybrook, Essex and Old Lyme. Historic Mystic, Connecticut and Providence and Newport, Rhode Island are easy day trips. Only a half hour away by car, New Haven is the closest city and features well-known theatre companies, art and natural history museums, delicious Italian food and the historic Yale campus. New York City is less than 2 hours away by car and also accessible by commuter train.

What makes this cottage unique

Water views from every room.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Madison, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms were recently renovated. Enclosed outdoor shower has hot/cold water and rain shower head. There is no bathtub in the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Lovely Cottage By The Beach With Spectacular Views Of The Long Island Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New York

The perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our home away from home. The kids cry every time we leave. We have rented this house for 2-3 weeks for the last 3 summers. The house is perfectly situated steps from the beach so the kids can go back and forth all day. The master bedroom is on the top floor with spectacular water views and custom windows that open up and out creating little Juliet balconies to watch the sunset and moonrise. There are plenty of bedrooms for kids to share or each have their own. We grill outdoors every night while looking out on the water and watching the sun set. It is perfect. I can't say enough about the house, the beach, the town, the neighbors , the food and the lovely owners who are very accommodating. If we could rent it all summer we would.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven, CT, USA

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house for a family getaway. Our stay was 2 weeks.

Its beach is very friendly for young children, especially at low-tide where the wading distance is 100+ feet. At the end of a dead-end street with no onstreet parking, there is very little car traffic and remains quiet. (Note: limited parking also means some car shuffling if you have day visitors or more than two cars.) The community of neighbors is friendly and wonderful - many having summered there for 30+ years. They often gather beachside for the everyday beautiful sunsets.

Right next to the state beach, there is a TON of avian traffic. We woke up every morning to birdsongs and watched ospreys and cormorants fishing for breakfast. Our two year old excitedly decided the top bunk in one room would become an osprey nest. The morning water is often glassy and easy to kayak around to nearby sandbars where the birds are resting.

There are some quirks to the house, but you must know what you're getting into with a 100 year old house that has had several renovations and additions. All the bedrooms are upstairs, and the stairs are fairly steep - so it would be a challenge for anyone with knee/hip problems or mobility issues. The top floor bedroom is remarkable and was finished with unique windows that provide a breathtaking atmosphere. It almost feels like being on a yacht - without the chance of seasickness.

Also of note, the rooms are mostly compact (again, 100 year old house) and are amply decorated with things likely found in the nearby antique haven of Clinton. Nothing particularly fragile - but I would note that any rambunctious kid play would best be had outside. With the good sized yard and beach steps away, this shouldn't be a problem.

The easy on-off of I-95 made it extremely convenient for our 'staycation.' We continued to commute to New Haven for work and, because it was all highway, it was almost as quick and easy as commuting across town. And it felt like a relaxing vacation without using any vacation days!

Overall, highly recommended.

Nearby services used and recommended: Indian River Marina kayak rental. Artful Living community theater, Bishop's Orchard, Lyman Orchards (Middlefield), KidCity (Middletown), Restaurants - Moxie, The Clam Castle, The Place (Guilford), Ashley's Ice Cream

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Madison, Connecticut

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,276.1
cleaning fee C$191.41
Property Damage Protection C$126.33

Rental weeks may be available mid-week to mid-week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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