PRIVATE BEACH AND LOVELY COTTAGE OFFER BEST FAMILY VACATION ON CT SHORE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

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PRIVATE BEACH AND LOVELY COTTAGE OFFER BEST FAMILY VACATION ON CT SHORE

Westbrook House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located in the private Cedar Crest/Chapman Beach Association neighborhood of Westbrook, CT, this magical 2 BR beach cottage is perfect for a couple or small family (4 max). Only steps away from a beautiful private beach perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking or other water activities, you will feel totally relaxed and at home here.

After a day at the beach, step into the lovely enclosed outdoor shower with river rocks, ferns, IPE floor, and changing area with teak bench.

The first floor “great room” combines the living room area with comfortable furniture, gas fireplace and built-ins for flatscreen TV, DVD and IPod player with a modern kitchen and intimate dining area.

Two bedrooms on the main floor share 1 -1/2 bathrooms. On the second floor, a large work/study space with a skylight provides a work/study space and an extra place for a restful night.

Situated on an extra-large, professionally landscaped lot with water views, stone wall and patio, you'll have room to stretch out and play on the large front and side lawns. Store your bikes and kayaks in the separate garden shed.

The cottage is in excellent condition with new and antique furnishings, gleaming hardwood floors, air conditioning and Maytag and GE high-end kitchen appliances and washer/dryer.

The kitchen is well equipped for those who love to cook and includes a side-by-side refrigerator with through the door dispenser, quiet dishwasher, microwave, glass-top range, in-sink disposal, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, plenty of dishes and glassware, including wine glasses, and quality stainless steel flatware.

The house is located within 5 minutes of interstate 95 providing easy access to all that CT has to offer, yet it feels totally away from it all.

This Chapman Beach area home can be your vacation home this summer or home during the fall;/winter/spring as an academic rental

The owners are non smokers and looking for the same in a renter.

Sorry, no pets.

TWO WEEK MINIMUM IN SUMMER.

Keywords: Beach House, cottage, home, academic rental, summer rental, privacy,

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

About The Owner

We fell in love with the house and location...total relaxation.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Westbrook

Being here is magical. The house and its setting are so relaxing. Friendly neighbors. Proximity to Hammonasset State Park-- a beautiful place to walk, run, bird, picnic, swim, etc. We are close enough to several major cities, yet away from it all.

What makes this house unique

Private beach association of just a few families on a dead end road provides privacy, or company, as you like.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We failed to bring the quest book home with us to transcribe comments. Everyone who has stayed at our cottage has really loved it, saying it is the one of the best places they've stayed for a really great vacation. The house is well equipped and very comfortable and if it was for sale, they'd like to buy it! Our academic rental came back for a second year, and we are expecting repeat business.
Oct 2009
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Private beach and lovely cottage offer best family vacation on CT shore
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Private beach and lovely cottage offer best family vacation on CT shore
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Charming, relaxing, but limited beach amenities

  • 4 of 5
We just spent 16 nights in this charming cottage. The photos and descriptions in the HomeAway/VRBO listing are accurate, and the owners have furnished the place very nicely. The patio is especially nice, for morning coffee and evening outdoor meals (with fresh herbs available in pots). The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans and everything you could possible need for cooking. The shed has lots of beach-related supplies. The WiFi is unusually fast, with download speeds of 27 Mbps. The neighborhood is great for walking and folks are friendly. There are a few negatives, however. Be aware that the cottage is in the Cedar Crest Association, not the Chapman Beach Association. You only have access to the Cedar Crest beach, which is approximately 35 steps wide and 9 steps deep, at mid-tide; in other words, it’s a very small beach space. We ended up going to the Hammonasset State Park beach, which is 12 miles away. We have an annual pass to the park, but if you don’t have the pass, it costs $9/day if you are a CT resident and $15/day if a non-resident ($13/$22 on weekends). Also, there is no gas grill, just the charcoal Weber version and the television is not HD and is pretty much basic cable, which is unusual for a rental at this price level. Overall, we had a fun and relaxing experience and the owners were easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that our recent guests enjoyed our lovely beach cottage and appreciate their feedback, both the complimentary (the accuracy of our photos and descriptions, the patio, fresh herbs, furnishings in the house and the friendliness of the neighborhood, etc.) and the few negatives. We would like to respond to these comments and clarify our location and access to the beaches within the Chapman Beach area.
Chapman Beach includes both the Cedar Crest Beach Association (ours) and the Chapman Beach Association. Once on Chapman Beach, which is divided by seawalls along its more than 1000 ft. length, one can use any section of Chapman Beach. As would be expected, most people use the beach sections associated with their association and closest to where they live. We are very sorry our guests misunderstood this and thought they were restricted to just one section of the Cedar Crest beach closest to our cottage.
We had suggested that they could walk to any other Cedar Crest beach section if they didn’t want to stay on “our section” of the beach. Cedar Crest has about 400-500 feet of beach divided into four sections. We also provided them with a Chapman Beach Association “entrance bracelet” should they want to use the other association’s beaches.
We hope in the future that if a guest has a question about the house, or beach access, they will contact us directly so we can provide answers or when possible a remedy. Meanwhile, we are making our “instructions for renters” much clearer about our beaches and access to them.
With regards to our guests’ other comments, we do not having a gas grill or HD TV at this time. We have two Weber charcoal grills and provide guests with a supply of charcoal and hickory wood chips for imparting that amazing smoky flavor. Perhaps it is because no one in seven years has ever commented, or perhaps it never occurred to us to get a gas grill because we actually prefer char-grilling to gas-grilling. Nonetheless, we will take this comment into consideration as an “upgrade” to our house’s amenities.
Lastly, we do not have HD TV, but will upgrade for the enhanced enjoyment of our future renters.
We strive to provide a welcoming, well equipped and relaxing home in which our guests can refresh and renew. All of our past guests, many of whom return year after year, have loved our magical beach cottage.
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Best shoreline seafood store less than 5 minutes, Hammonassett State Park 12 minutes (three miles of beaches, great place to walk/bike/bird), Outlet shopping nearby, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos within 1 hour

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Availability & Rates

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Westbrook House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
14 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
14 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Academic Year
Sep 15 2014 - May 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Rates are subject to change up to time of booking.
Academic rental minimum period is three months. 9 months preferred.
Sorry, but no pets please.
$500 deposit due at time of booking to confirm and hold reservation. 50% of total rental due within 30 days of booking. Remaining 50% and $125 cleaning fee due 45 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Westbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink; shower w/ seat & adjustable handheld shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink; washer-dryer unit
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft + Office - 2 twin/ single , daybed with pull out twin mattress
  • Queen (1) Twin (2); Pack n Play
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
Notes:
private, enclosed hot water outdoor shower with separate dressing area and teak bench
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