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Charming Cottage with Sound and Marsh Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Completely renovated beach home directly across the street from one house on a private beach. Enjoy water views of Long Island Sound from the 4 season front room and miles of protected salt marsh views from the full deck along the back of the house. The deck has a loveseat, 2 lounge chairs and coffee table on one end, a grill, dining table and 4 chairs on the other end - there is also an outside shower. The house has an spacious open floor plan of a large kitchen, family room, and living room, leading to two bedrooms and a full bath. This Home has central air & heat throughout, washer/dryer, full kitchen with new appliances and a dishwasher, cabinets full of dishes, glassware, pots & pans - I leave detergent, soaps, everything you need. New bath (tub/shower, toilet, large vanity with sink) has drawers of extra linens and towels. Washer/Dryer unit means anything can be cleaned easily - I even leave detergent. Each bedroom has 2 pillows/person, blankets & quilts with sheets, so you can be comfortable even on cool nights. The pullout sofabed also has its own set of sheets, pillows and blanket. The deck runs along the full back of the house, high above the marsh, so watching the sunset is wonderful. Deck has a gas grill, seating for 8 on the deck - dine outside or in - outside shower on deck. And the beach is a short walk across the street! Shore Road is a 20mph, wonderful to walk or ride, lined with summer homes with families.

The house was gutted 8 years ago, raised and new electrical, plumbing, roof, windows, doors, ceilings, walls, floors, bath and kitchen completely new. Central air & heat and overhead ceiling fans in all rooms for fresh cross breeze from the sound or marsh. 2 bedrooms offer private sleeping quarters, while sofas offer extra spots with one queen pullout sofabed. White sofa and loveseat in the livingroom have two end tables and a coffee table, large 50' TV with DVD & cable will entertain at night. Separate front room allows for two groups of people to do their own thing in one house and features a 4 seater rattan, custom-covered sofa and matching 2 chairs and ottoman, side table, coffee table, and bookcase with small TV. The kitchen has new dishwsher, refrigerator, oven/4 burner cooktop, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, baking sheets & pans, serving dishes, wine also has a drop-leaf table (which expands) with five matching chairs and 2 spares inside (4 outside) to add. Dine inside or out on the deck - you can see the sunsets and watch osprey and other birds in the salt marsh - another beautiful view. The beach across the street is only shared with one house (whose older inhabitants rarely leave their deck) so the beach is not crowded and access to the water is direct. Bring your walking shoes, bicycles or kayaks and enjoy! Route 1 is not far with Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, TJ Max, Clinton & Westbrook Outlet shopping, cinemas, many family and fine restaurants abound. Wonderful place to vacation with quick access to nearby Madison's State Park on the water, small towns with their historic sites and antique shops to wander through. I can give you many ideas to fill your days or nights when you want a break from enjoying the beach.

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Property Manager
Marie Farrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Marie Farrell

I grew up summering across the street, where my parents still live. They have been there 45 years as have most of our neighbors . We enjoy the beach, it our favorite place during the season, and when the season ends the weather is still warm, the water is warm too. This is my family's favorite place.

Marie Farrell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Marie Farrell chose Clinton

The house across the street - on the beach - has been the place my family celebrated holidays and continues to be our place to gather. When our elderly neighbors passed away and their daughter - my peer - wanted to sell the house we jumped on the opportunity to buy it. We rent the house to offer everyone the chance to be on the beach for their vacation. And until there comes a day we can afford the taxes and costs of the house on our own, we rent it to you. I hope one day we can retire here.

What makes this cottage unique

What's great about this house is that I gutted it and everything is new, that there is central air and ceiling fans, that there is a livingroom and a separate front room so that two groups can enjoy separate activities if they want to (watch tv in one room and enjoy reading or hearing conversations in the other) - just close the door in between them. It's a wonderful house, it comes with everything, even dishwasher soap because i want you to have a wonderful vacation and come back again! I live just down the road so if you need anything I can come over quickly.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom, like the rest of the house, is new: tub, toilet and vanity/sink - which is large and has four drawers plus a cabinet above with shelves.. The room also has a stackable washer/dryer unit and a tall dresser full of towels, washcloths, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • The house features two private bedrooms but also boasts a living room with a pullout sleeper sofa, queen size mattress, with its own set of sheets, blankets and pillows. People can sit up late in a separate front porch area that has its own sofa, chairs and small TV. The house comfortably can accommodate 6 people.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room. Windows throughout allow breeze to flow and yard is shaded with trees. Large grass area. Deck has double seater and two single chairs with cocktail & appetizer table at one end and dining table and 4 chairs at the other end. Weber gas grill. Outside open shower to rinse off the sand. Kitchen has dishes, pots & pans, silverware, glasses, wine glasses, serving dishes, kitchen towels, cloth napkins and placemats... House comes with some basics to get you started (dish & dishwasher & hand soaps, a little laundry soap to clean towels).


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Charming Cottage with Sound and Marsh Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Charming cottage across a quiet street from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean cottage steps from the beach and close to all of the area's best seafood restaurants. Grocery store just around the corner. Loved the location, and the cottage had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our dogs!) have been staying here for a week every summer for many years. We love it and that's why we keep coming back. It's so peaceful and quiet and we are truly able to "refuel" during our stays there. We haven't even looked to stay anywhere else since coming upon this find! We'll definitely be back...

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indian Rocks Beach, FL

What a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house for the 2015-16 academic year. It is an absolutely beautiful spot and a terrific location - sunrises in the morning, sunsets in the evening, right across the street from the Sound - and yet only a few minutes from shopping, restaurants etc. The house is spotless, comfortable, and very well equipped with everything you'd need, and Marie, the owner, is extremely helpful and kind.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a beach cottage for our family vacation. The experience we had with Marie, the house, the beach, the community and everything else was absolutely perfect! It started with a warm friendly greeting from Marie. Then the cottage came with all the amenities listed and then some! It was so nice having 2 different areas for 2 groups of people to do different things, watch different shows, etc. The cleanliness and open floor plan was so nice. The beds were very comfortable and abundance of pillows and blankets was perfect! Central air was such a nice bonus. When it was cool we loved all the windows and fans for plenty of fresh air. The private scenic view from the back porch was priceless and where we spent quite a bit of time watching wildlife. Three Ospreys perched and slept every night in a tree 20 ft. from the porch. All the different birds, squirrels and even some rabbits were so relaxing to watch. In addition to the beautiful direct view of the sunset. The closeness of the ocean was incredible. It was so relaxing sitting on the private beach at any hour and there not be people everywhere you look. Our 3 year old had a wonderful time collecting shells and pebbles and building sandcastles while we played with the sand beneath our toes. What was so thoughtful was that there were chairs and some toys on the beach, which means not having to bring ours back and forth! The neighborhood seemed so family oriented and quiet we did not have to be bothered by noisy young folks partying. Anything we needed to run out and get was conveniently close and easy to get to. This was a perfect, quiet, relaxing family vacation spot. Marie was so thoughtful in every way of prepping this cottage for renters! I would rate her and this cottage a 6 out of 5 stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. The house came with everything we could have needed and then some. I never expected a dishwasher while on vacation! The beach was directly across the street and the marsh in back was full of wild life that we enjoyed watching. I would definitely return to this property if the occasion arose!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
New Haven Tweed
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Westbrook Lobster
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clinton Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Shoreline East has a station downtown Clinton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Federal Highway 95 North & South
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
pizza, greek, seafood, all lined along Route 1
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Across is Shore Rd, Clinton, it is a private beach
Car: recommended

Town of Clinton features many historic homes, miles of private beaches. The center of town boasts many antique houses and antique stores and local festivals. Near the highway is a huge outlet shopping malls with all the high-end brands - there's another one the next town over in Westbrook which also has a 12 cinema. Route 1 has many small cafes and restaurants with fresh seafood, steak, burgers - any food you want can be found! 5 miles away (Madison) is 5 miles of State Park beach of Hammonassett. Boston Post Road has many shops, grocery. You don't have to travel more than a mile to get anything you might have forgotten or need. You don't have to leave the area!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$168.41
Pet Fee AU$134.73
Damage Deposit AU$269.46

academic renters needed 9 Sept 2014 - 31 May 2015, $1200/month + utilities + $1000 damage deposit. Pets welcome provided they stay off the furniture and no damage to house and contents.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.