Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath + outdoor shower, sleeps 7
- english, french
About Mary DuQuette
I am a third generation owner of this property, now living in San Diego, CA. I return to Westbrook every summer to unwind and regroup. It's my place of renewal.
Mary DuQuette purchased this Cottage in 1915
Why Mary DuQuette chose Westbrook Center
Purchased by my grandparents in 1915 when 'venturesome cottagers' began to populate the CT shoreline to escape the industrial atmosphere of the cities and it's associated ailments. It remains my favorite escape, full of childhood memories of family and fun. There is a unique history of this cottage and the one adjacent and the former cottage across from that. Those two were mirror images of mine, with some variation in the placement of the kitchens. They were all moved from possibly Quotonset Beach at the turn of the 20th Century, floated on barges and then pulled up from West Beach on horse-drawn sledges. A unique historical neighborhood with many of the original families still present. Read the September 12, 1895 description of West Beach "cottagers" in this New York Times article:
What makes this Cottage unique
My grandmother visited beaches all along the CT shore in the early 20th century and settled on West Beach as the best beach. It is a lovely sand beach nestled into a crescent of the CT shoreline with a view of Long Island across the Sound. Great for swimming and for children to play on the sand bars.
Check-in: 11:00 am
Check-out: 11:00 am
Narrow nonstandard staircase. No open flames of any kind in the house and on the porches, including candles. No fire pits as they burn the lawn.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Very nice property, 4 bedrooms, sleeper couch, fans galore, so close to the water, would absolutely rent again.
Super nice owner! Easy to communicate with! Very nice property in a very nice neighborhood! Loved it
We enjoy every day at this property! Especially the beach that is like a minute walk from the cottage!
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and appreciated our cottage. Hope to see you again!
Our third stay.
We have stayed at this cottage the past 3yrs.
The accommodations are great. The cottage has a special charm.
The outdoor shower is wonderful.
The best part is the location, just 300 ft from the beach, in a nice neighbor.
It is conveniently located near everything
It is especially gratifying when guests enjoy it so much they come back. I love to see family traditions of gathering together in Westbrook. There have been so many over the many years. Maybe that's the charm.
WEST BEACH VICTORIAN COTTAGE
This was thoroughly enjoyable. The cottage is very clean & well maintained. You can immediately sense the 100+ years of enjoyment people have experienced there as soon as you enter the cottage. Located under 200 steps from a very nice beach that is visible from the front porch. MANY great restaurants are within short driving distance.
The beach community setting is very relaxing for adults, and safe for young children.
I would return in the future and would recommend without hesitation to others.
It always pleases me when vacationers enter into the historical spirit of my cottage and relax back in time. I hope that they come away feeling rejuvenated and uplifted. It's the "gift of the sea" to paraphrase Anne Morrow Lindbergh or, in this case, the "gift of West Beach". I appreciate the lovely review and apt description of the area. I look forward to many more people enjoying similar experiences over the years.
Mini-Golf Saybrook Point is a fun activity for kids and adults alike in a very pretty setting at the mouth of the Connecticut River