Old Saybrook House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
-- 1910 Shore house; only one surviving the 1938 hurricane on this stretch of beach. Immense lot, gorgeous beach, dunegrass covered dunes, very private. House is large, with basic amenities. Ideal for the writer and artist (and their kids and in-laws!)
-- Old Saybrook has a convenient Amtrak stop on the Boston-NY line, is just off I-95 between New Haven and New London. The stop is 3 miles from the house.
-- Large shaded porch behind our private dunes, with path leading to our private beach. At end of dead end road, perfect for kids. Google Earth: 41o 16' 38.97' N and 72o 24' 26.54' W
-- Four bedrooms upstairs (two overlooking the Long Island sound), large living room/dining room area downstairs + kitchen.
-- Unheated, so only available for summer or early fall rentals.
-- After your swim, towel off and stroll up the sandy path to the porch. Later, enjoy the sunset from the top of one of our dunes. There's no other property like this in Old Saybrook or maybe even all of Connecticut!
--Please be advised that this is a century-old vacation cottage with used furniture, sometimes flakey appliances, windows that occasionally stick, and perhaps a lump or two in the mattress. It is unheated, and so May & late September can be quite cold; the cottage is not available in the winter months. The shower and bathroom facilities may strike some as primitive. We like it this way -- it's cosy, comfortable, and laid back. But if you strongly prefer, say, the Hilton to camping, this is unlikely to be your cup of tea. Email us for a brochure with more pictures.
-- Please consult VRBO calendar on upper right of webpage for availability
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
What makes this house unique
Private sandy beach with dunes and tree gives you a wonderful sense of being away from it all!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Here is a magazine commentary and a poem about the 1910 cottage:“I experienced the power of an immersive environment while staying in a beach cottage, circa 1910, on Long Island Sound in Connecticut over the Memorial Day weekend. This cottage had no paint – with the exception of exterior wood trim – no finished surfaces, no “landscaping,” old, simple furniture, and very little in the way of modern plumbing. This was the most relaxing place I had ever been …. In and around the cottage, the harmony was perfect.” --Robert Steueteville, “Commentary”, New Urban News, July-August, 2000, p. 2 “The Perfect Place” (June 1996, Guest name withheld)I know of a perfect place.It holds the perfect memories of love and laughter of solitude and healing.It’s a starting place of old endings and new beginnings of all the good things to come.It’s a place for remembering and a place to grow a place to bring the two together.It’s a place never to be forgotten, one to be held close to the heart.I knew when I came here, I would find life … again