PRIVATE WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH MAJESTIC VIEWS OF THE SOUND

Sloane Griswold

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH MAJESTIC VIEWS OF THE SOUND

Old Lyme Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6, 1 car-carport

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with incredible water and nature views, you have found it. This farmhouse cottage is located on a private estate, and offers acres of open land with views of the Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River. There is access to a private beach where you will often be the only people you can see. There are plenty of things to do in the Old Lyme area, with unique shops and art galleries.

Peaceful retreat: This secluded second story cottage, located on a pirvate lane, rests in a former barnyard with fantastic views of Long Island Sound, the mouth of the Conn. River, Saybrook lighthouses, marshes and coves teeming with birds. Access by car to a secluded beach half a mile away, open fields with walking paths are just the beginning of this quiet private place. A huge deck for entertaining, a covered carport and laundry facility are included. It's name is 'Udder Heaven' because it once housed the dairy, when the farm was active.

Cottage details: The cottage is on the second floor, requiring climbing stairs. Dogs are welcome, $75 per week cleaning fee. We ask smokers to use the deck just outside the living room. Cleaning services can be arranged. Please bring your own linens and towels, there are 2 twin beds and one queen bed, plus a convertible couch. The kitchen is fully equipped, ceiling fans and air conditioners in the heat, a small heater for chillier days. Because there is no heat, the cottage is closed during winter. Utilities are part of the rent, local phone service is provided. Brand new Samsung 32' HD. Also have DVD/VCR player, have wifi, either ATT or Comcast.

. The normal rental period is from 3:00 PM on Saturday to 9:30 AM Saturday, so we can squeeze in a thorough cleaning.

Old Lyme environs: Old Lyme is a central location for many activities. Near the cottage are small rivers and coves convenient for kayaking and sailing. The Mystic Seaport is but an hour away, as are Gillette's Castle, the Essex Steam Train (and boat ride), the Florence Griswold Art Museum, the Godspeed Opera House for summer shows, Chamard Vineyard, golf and fine dining (The Griswold Inn in Essex) and the best pizza, ice cream, and grinder shops in New England. Peace and quiet are the watchwords on this private lane. A complete visitors handbook is available in the cottage with directions to all the attractions and facilities nearby.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay again at Udder Heaven. We always look forward to the precious family time it offers....board games, sand castles, kite flying and dinners with a view. (And never once do the kids ask for TV!) It's truly a special place.

Best,

Amy Balestier

P.S. The updates to the house look great!
Aug 2013
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Sloane Griswold

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I and two brothers own the property, one of whom lives next door. The property has been in the family for literally centuries, and relatives own the surrounding land. Generations have lived or visited here, enjoyed the uniqueness, the beach, the marshes and the fields.

This dwelling once was part of a working farm, where the dairy functions were carried out. Thus the name Udder Heaven arose. It sits in the old barnyard, building mainly used for storage and equipment. Udder Heaven is a single unit on the second floor, storage, car port and laundry are on the first floor.

Access to the marshes, Long Island Sound, rivers and fields are the primary attraction. Artists sometimes visit and paint landscapes, and children find the beaches fantastic for collecting shells and pebbles. Birds abound with a plover sanctuary on Griswold Point.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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+011 352 383-8889
Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
University Park, MD
5

A LOVELY PLACE

  • 5 of 5
"Away from it all" is the right tag for this cottage apartment. Very peaceful. The three of us had a grand time exploring the fields and beach at the height of the autumn color. The estate is good for long walks, birdwatching, photography, and is a short drive to the stately towns of Old Lyme with its art museum and Old Saybrook, which also offers good shopping. The place is nicely equipped, the kitchen spacious, and the beds cozy. A rural Connecticut feel, all very tasteful. The owners were particularly helpful. We plan to go back in warmer weather.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our place in Old Lyme fulfills anyone's desire to get away from it all. The privacy, the quiet, the wildlife, and the views are unique and reach out to our guests. Our family treasurers this spot for the very reasons described in our tennant's message, we invite you to join us in Old Lyme.
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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+011 352 383-8889
Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
Granby, CT
5

A GREAT GET AWAY FOR ALL

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed for a week in Apri 20l2. My children had a blast riding their bikes and spending the day at the beach. The beach is private. We started our day going to the beach and setting up. We were able to go back and forth from the appartment to the beach all day. Our dog stayed with us for a couple of days. She had as much fun as the family. There is a walk to the beach but it is down a private dirt road so the kids always rode their bikes safely. Their are restaurants and shopping minutes away but you feel like you are on your own private island. A wonderful family vacation. My family is begging to go back again this year.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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+011 352 383-8889
Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
5

UDDER HEAVEN/UTTERLY HEAVENLY

  • 5 of 5
I would love to say that our stay at Udder Heaven was for a vacation, but we were in the area for some serious family business. And despite all the heavy duty family issues we had to deal with, Udder Heaven proved to be utterly heavenly. It provided us such a sweet sense of home, coziness, efficiency, and endless hours of shore walking where life could be contemplated and problems worked out. We all sat for hours reading books either sitting by a window or on the deck often looking up to take in the inspiring, charming scenery. And if we found we were in need of something, we very much appreciated the thoughtfulness and kindness of the proprietors with their help or suggestions. It was wonderful to feel part of the Griswold history, and to be ensconced in a community that includes a wildlife bird sanctuary, quiet beach, rolling pastures, walking paths, the sounds of distant fog horns, and the occasional neighborly conversation. What a delightful place that offered so much good and made our difficult family situation a joy to remember.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
New Jersey
5

RUSTIC CHARM!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a quite, peaceful and relaxing place to stay, look no further you've found it. We enjoyed our lunches out on the deck while watching the boats pass by in the distance. Our kids loved walking on Griswold Point looking at the shells and rocks and many birds that live there. We found it to have a very rustic charm that we liked but were able to keep three kids of different ages content by going to the nearby icecream shop or hopping onto 95 and visiting Mystic, the outlets and the movies.
The kitchen was well stocked and we have already reccommended the place to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
Winchester, CT, USA
5

PRIVATE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
This property provided the perfect vacation for us because it was quiet and beautiful, close to shopping, restaurants and sightseeing, while away from the summer crowd. We took the opportunity to take relaxing walks on the property. We enjoyed watching the birds, deer and rabbits.I have recommended this property to friends but I am reluctant to share with too many others because I want to return. The cottage is upstairs and I would not recommend it for small children or anyone who is challenged by stairs. The cottage was clean and uncluttered.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Waterfront Cottage with Majestic Views of the Sound
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+011 352 383-8889
Old Lyme Connecticut Shore
Madawaska, Maine
5

A QUIET PLACE

  • 5 of 5
A " peaceful retreat" is a great discription, for this cottage. My husband, and I, and our two children really enjoyed our stay here. The grounds were great for us to go walking, biking, and fishing. The cottage was very well equipped for all of our needs. It was a short distance for us to be able to enjoy the attractions of the Mystic Aquarium, and Roger Williams Zoo(RI). A great New England getaway. Everybody was very helpful and welcoming. We plan on going back again.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bradley (BDL)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95 and I-395
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

This property is located between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound. There are no houses or dwellings between this cottage and the Sound.

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Availability & Rates

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Old Lyme Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
May 17 2014 - Sep 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,450
$5,200
 
 
Low
Sep 23 2014 - Nov 7 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
$900
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
1/2 down with rental agreement to reserve dates.
Cash or check
Balance 30 days prior to arrival date.
Notes Cottage is closed for the winter, no heat.
Weekly rentals June 7 - Sept. 13, Saturday to Saturday.
Check in 4 pm, check out 10 am - time for cleaning.
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Amenities

Old Lyme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
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