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Mary and Melissa

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access

20 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Clinton holiday house

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, sleeps 6

Go back to a simpler time, for a week or a weekend, any season of the year. Enjoy our private, relaxing ranch-style home, located on a wooded hilltop across from Long Island Sound, in a desirable area of the small coastal town of Clinton, Connecticut. Bask in the sun on our semi-private beach. Play in our large, open front yard; watch birds and wildlife in the wooded backyard with marsh view.

Features: Large kitchen, living and dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sunroom. Fully furnished, with all appliances & linens, 2 HD flat panel TVs, satellite TV, DVD players, stereo, and wireless high speed Internet access. Books, games, bikes, rowboat, kayaks and more.

A car is recommended for day trips, but not required to travel to/from the property. Estuary Transit offers daily routes plus Dial-A-Ride door-to-door to/from Clinton or Old Saybrook rail stations by prior arrangement only; see http://estuarytransit.org. The local area is served by Enterprise Rental Car agencies in Madison, Guilford and Old Saybrook. Grocery delivery is available from Peapod.

Come, and relax.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mary and Melissa (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Mary and Melissa

Two sisters inherited this property in 2008 from our dear dad, a builder who constructed it himself from the foundation up in 1954. The house was renovated and refurnished in 2007-8, but we kept some of the loving touches Dad built in, like the vintage main bath and the knotty pine kitchen cabinetry. We spent our own childhoods in this neighborhood and on this beach, and we hope your family makes memories here as fond as ours. As dog lovers ourselves, we welcome well-cared for, well-behaved pets (per our pet agreement) - they'll enjoy their time here too!

Mary and Melissa purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary and Melissa chose Connecticut Shore

Beach and marsh views, a variety of birds and wildlife, and good neighbors.

What makes this house unique

A hilltop setting with plenty of privacy and room to play sets this property apart from most beach cottages in the local area, which are crowded together on tiny lots down near sea level. The house has a large front yard and parking well off the street for 3 cars with room to spare. Beach access is deeded and shared only with our longtime neighbors, offering an exceptional degree of privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and were really impressed with all the amenities. Especially the vegetable garden. We happened to leave a squash and zucchini that we thought you should have.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.6
based on 20 traveller reviews

Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
5

Incredible yet Quiet, Abundantly-Stocked Home near the shore in Clinton!!!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, we were taken care of! Not only did Mary of "two sisters" call me at 11 PM, almost immediately after I inquired about their property, but she was extremely helpful and so loving, that we will go back to this house every year! It was abundantly stocked with everything I could've needed or asked for! From the kitchen, to games for my son, to the garage with bikes to use and a Weber Grill, we didn't want to leave! My husband was a happy man! The neighbors even helped out lending us a pack n play & booster seat until brand new ones arrived at our doorstep, delivered by the lovely, Meg! Thank you & bless you all for a wonderful, relaxing & beautiful stay at the beach!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. That's our goal, to provide everything for a relaxing visit to the shoreline. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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5

We had a great time on our private beach

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed for a few weeks in July of 2015.

100 steps from the beach is great and having a house with all the amenities is a plus. There wasn't one item that we needed to bring to the house and even a couple I never would of thought of having. The yard is dotted with berry bushes and vegetables that we enjoyed throughout the few weeks we were there. It was also nice to have access to kayaks and a row boat. Most beach houses restrict parking to a car or two. On days we had guests this house allowed for several cars. The only improvement that could be made would be an outside shower (not a necessity but a nice touch in a summer home experience).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

When you step into this home, you know it's time to relax. The atmosphere is one of calm, slow pace and it is like you are stepping back to when you could switch off!. The surrounding trees, the marshes, the private beach across the road and the leisurely strolls all add to making this a great neighbourhood for a vacation.

it is very well equipped with all you need to enjoy your stay. A very nice touch is how everyone ensures the store cupboard supplies (olive oil, condiments as well as kitchen, bathroom and general handy bits) are always topped up - a credit to all. The house is very clean and was well presented for our arrival.

The area is very convenient to lots of shopping, nice little towns, is easy to get to - while still being 'tucked-away' nicely in its lovely location. We had no issues, but Meg (the Property Manager) is close by and makes your arrival and departure very convenient and stress free.

I'd recommend this as one of the best properties we've rented - and we hope to get back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very comfortable experience.

  • 5 of 5

This is NOT a five star hotel. That being said, it was exactly what I was expecting - a 50's era shore cottage. There have been some obvious upgrades to bring it into the 21st century, but its charm is in what was unchanged. We arrived at a clean and neat home, with an easy way to relax from a long drive. The owners provide many more amenities than expected, and every effort is made for comfort. We had no occasion to use the many beach related items provided, but we did get to barbecue and have a nice fire in the fire pit in the back yard on the first day of our stay.

Getting here is a bit tricky - luckily I knew the area well. That, plus Google maps/Google earth allowed me to realize that the map provided was incorrect - it is approximately 230 YARDS (about 700 feet) from the intersection of Shore Road and Beach Park Road that you find the telephone pole with the "8" on it, identifying the driveway. The map says 230 feet, plus the GPS says that you have arrived well before the curve, after which is the driveway.

We did pop a fuse/circuit breaker, and the mechanical bones of the house a locked in the basement, but Meg, our "hostess" came right over and gave us back power. She also was apparently over a few more times to do some planting, but we rarely saw her.

In summary, We enjoyed our hectic stay, and if we are ever persuaded to go back "home" to Connecticut we will try to match our dates with openings at this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. You totally "get" the house, and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in it. Meg is the best. :-) Thanks also for the correction on the directions - we'll see that future guests are forewarned! We look forward to your return, meantime all the best!
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4

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! Everything was clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Sisters and more..

  • 4 of 5

The pictures tell a fairly true story of the Two Sisters. The neighborhood was near perfect. Unfortunately the weather was such that the beach was not optimized..too bad, nice beach.The rooms are large and for the most part bright. The den was a bit dark and the kitchen while well equipped and well stocked was very dark. More lighting is needed. I do appreciate the the nostalgic nod to dear old Dad and his retro commode but it is not for the 'older' generation. While the comfort height commode in the half bath was a thought in the right direction it is not for the long legged members of the family.

The weather was rainy and very chilly but the gas furnace did take the chill off. It was a noisy unit that took some getting used to and the gas alarm was a real scare when it went off. Please include a warning not to use any spray products anywhere near the den.

The garage is packed full of all sorts of activity 'toys' and we had to move items out of the way to get our car in.

While I know this sounds pretty negative, it is not meant to be. It is a lovely home and very cozy and clean. Our family enjoyed many dinners together in the lovely dining room as well as the sun room. Will we come back. Of course. It was a secure, serene location where one truly felt like you were home.

One big suggestion, have a secure close by area to pick up and drop off the key. Meg was wonderful but after a long arrival journey and a rush, rush departure, the extra stop to pickup or leave a key is trying.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll be happy to welcome you back, and we'll take constructive suggestions on board as well. We completely understand re toilet seat height. We do have a riser in one of the closets, but in any case it's probably time to retire the old Standard. We're planning to add more lighting too. We didn't know aerosols could cause the CO alarm to go off, but now that you've told us, we'll add a note in our welcome book. Meg will be happy to make the key pickup and drop off easier for your next visit, especially if she knows you have a tight travel schedule. Although we couldn't hold Joaquim off, we're hoping for lovely weather for you next visit, so you can fully enjoy the beach and the neighborhood!
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Map

Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Hartford (BDL)
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
New London-Orient Point (L.I.)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Old Saybrook (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95 exit 63
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Semi-private, across street
Car: recommended

There’s plenty to do within a 30-45 minute drive. Delight in our area's art galleries and theatre, history, museums, outlet shopping and village antiquing, farm stands and orchards, challenging golf, beachcombing, kayaking, boating, fishing, excellent local restaurants - even a steam train and riverboat to take you back in time for dinner or a daytrip. You’ll be within 45 minutes of the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun casinos, featuring top entertainment as well as gaming year round, and less than an hour from historic Mystic Seaport. And a quick two hour trip away from either NYC or Boston.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Clinton, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holidays 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$262
From
A$302
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$907
Flat fee
 
 
Late Spring 2017
29 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$302
From
A$343
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,950
A$11,552
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$907
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$208
From
A$262
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79
Pet Fee A$101
Refundable Damage Deposit A$672
Departure cleaning A$168

7-night+ rental includes departure cleaning service; extra cleaning services available.

You must clean out the refrigerator, wash and put away all dishes, clean up all trash from in/around the property and place trash/recycling in appropriate outside bins. All trash MUST be bagged and securely tied before disposal.

NO EXCEPTIONS to check in/out times. Housekeeping arrives PROMPTLY at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Clinton, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Both bathrooms were recently updated; the main bath retains its vintage Standard fixtures. The half bath has a comfort-height toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    3rd Bedroom/Den - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen sleeper sofa, closet, doors close for privacy
  • The Master BR has a queen canopy bed, two chests, nightstand, a flatscreen TV with satellite, and a large closet with shelf. The 2nd BR has twin and double beds, a nightstand, a vanity, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a large closet with shelf and organizers. The 3rd BR/den has a queen sofa bed, loveseat and chair, end tables, a flatscreen TV with satellite & DVD player, and a large closet with shelf.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
EVENTS: House parties, prom groups, college groups, receptions or other events are prohibited. Kegs and fireworks are strictly prohibited. Occupancy numbers are strictly enforced. PET FRIENDLY: Properly cared-for, supervised pets up to 100 lb are considered, limit (2) with pet agreement. We provide stainless bowls, large & small crates, a shaded kennel (not suited to escape artists), and pick-up bags. Pets MUST be on leash outdoors except in the kennel. All waste must be cleaned up daily from the yard and kennel. Cats, birds and/or snakes are restricted to the sun room - which they find quite pleasant. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Estuary Transit offers Dial-A-Ride door-to-door to/from Clinton or Old Saybrook rail stations by prior arrangement only; see http://estuarytransit.org/page/14863-Events