BEACH COTTAGE STEPS TO WALNUT BEACH IN HISTORIC VILLAGE OF MILFORD

Tina Magnuson

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEACH COTTAGE STEPS TO WALNUT BEACH IN HISTORIC VILLAGE OF MILFORD

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3 bedrm and 2 full baths, sleeps 7 including living room queen sleeper sofa

A beautiful newly renovated turn of the century beach cottage 1/2 a block from the Long Island Sound and steps to Walnut Beach awaits!

Perfect for vacationers who enjoy kite and wind surfing, cycling, stand up paddling, sailing or kayaking. If you enjoy tennis, the local recreation center up the block has tennis. The nearby Audubon Nature Center on the Housatonic River provides excellent summer programs for families with young children. Enjoy casting for blue fish at the end of the street or building a sand castle during the annual competition each summer. Artist fairs on the historic town green are a local attraction as are the oyster and lobster festivals each year. Or just enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk which connects to Silver Sands State Park and explore Charles Island at low tide.

If you want a summer retreat for the entire summer, Metro North is only 5 minutes away and the city 1 hour 20 for those that need to commute for work. New England beach living at reasonable prices!

Enjoy quiet comfy bedrooms: Each room is gorgeously decorated from the master bedroom with king bed to the two guest rooms one with full sized bed and the other a single. All rooms have ceiling fans and A/C units as well as feather beds for extra comfort.

In the living room, the sofa converts to a surprisingly comfortable queen bed. Perfect for those extra guests on weekends.

BBQ and enjoy the gardens: The 'just right sized' backyard is perfect for family BBQ's and entertaining. Teaky torches and candles provide nice touches. In summer enjoy cut flowers from the garden or picking strawberries from the front yard.

The front yard has a garden bench for reading the morning paper while gazing at the Sound. For more information on the town of Milford paste this link into your browser. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford,_Connecticut

Sunroom/office: The house is equipped with basic cable, telephone and Wi-fi The sunroom is a relaxing room for reading the morning paper. If you need a home office, enjoy the unique driftwood office desk.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Stayed in this home for a long memorial day weekend. Exactly as pictured, zero complaints. Tina was easy to coordinate with. The beds were very comfortable. Her housekeeper lives across the street, was very sweet, and met us with the keys on our arrival. Neighboors and locals were very friendly. Two minute walk to the beach. Multiple playgrounds within 5 minute walk we took our one year old to. Ice cream shop and place to get lobster rolls/chowder 3 minute walk away – delicious and convenient. Home was very clean. Has a BBQ grill in the back we used each day. A very nice weekend, we would recommend this home to others and stay again. Deposit was returned without any issue a week later.
May 2014
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Tina Magnuson

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A seasoned TV professional, I spent 4 years living in the house while completing extensive renovations and landscaping. It was a true labor of love!

Tina Magnuson purchased this house in 2006

The area was once a holiday makers seaside destination complete with amusement park. Now it's being revitalized and art galleries are moving in to our little shopping district which survived Hurricane Sandy just fine! You'll find the coffee table book 'Sand in our Shoes' which chronicles the history of the area through photos and personal stories in the living room upon check in.

I treat my house like a B'n'B without the breakfast or a host. You'll find each room is extremely well appointed and comfortable with attention to details. It's not a bare bones rental. It's a real home full of my things for others to enjoy down to the collection of art books and 3D puzzles! I believe that details are important down to making sure planters of herbs are available for guests to use and enjoy!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Beach cottage steps to Walnut Beach in historic village of Milford
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LOVELY HOME NEAR BEACH

  • 5 of 5
Loved the decor and cleanliness of this home! It looks exactly like the pictures. We spent a week in May with the kids and grandkids and there was plenty of room for the 6 of us. My brother and his family stayed here previously and I would highly recommend the property. We spent a lot of time with family in the area, but squeezed in a trip to Louis Lunch in New Haven, Mystic Pizza and a tour of the Thimble Islands.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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GREAT BEACH HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week-end in this very charming house. The bedrooms are all cozy and well furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped. This property is very nice and well maintained. Just a few block from the beach which is very convenient. We’ll come back!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

  • 5 of 5
The house was beyond charming, the renovations showed excellent craftsmanship and were thoughtfully done. The home was clean, young inside, and very well decorated. My mother did her painting in the sun room while we enjoyed relaxing in the LR and back yard. We walked to the neighborhood beach, restaurant, pizza parlor, convenience store, and ice creamery!! Extremely comfortable home and surroundings. We all loved it!!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This beach home is beautifully decorated and conveniently located. It is a very short walk to access a small beach and a just a little longer (walking distance) to the Silver Sands park beach - both beaches were great for the kids (water is very calm, tidal pools to play in at low tide) and were uncrowded. We also enjoyed visiting the local ice cream shop (several times!). We had a few rainy days and made daytrips to the Mystic Aquarium and Norwalk Stepping Stones Children's museum. It was great to relax in the home or yard at the end of the day - we all slept well, the beds were exceptionally comfortable!

The owner was very helpful - She answered all my questions before our stay promptly and provided lots of suggestions on things to do and information about the home and area. I would definately recommend this home for a wonderful family getaway!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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PERFECT COTTAGE SETTING

  • 5 of 5
The house was great!

It was the perfect place to spend a week after my nephews beautiful beach wedding. Even though there were 5 of us, there was ample room for everyone. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with, and let's not forget it's walking distance to the beach (although one day we took a ride down to the public parking because we had a lot of stuff!)

Oh and go to the Lazy Lobster and order the Cajun shrimp!!! YUM

All and all, a great time had by all.......Thanks Tina!!! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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REALLY CHARMING BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful, meticulously cared for and decorated house that is still very comfortable and home-like. I had a couple of minor issues, so I can report that the owner and caretaker are both very responsive. I loved the long boardwalk on the beach and the state park behind it. I did walk to the island at low tide, and sat for an hour or so looking at the sailboats. There are a couple of great restaurants in the area, including a beachfront Italian restaurant about two blocks away. I also recommend the Walnut Beach Creamery – I think it's closed in winter, but it has unique and delicious home made ice cream. There was a pumpkin festival on the beach while I was there. Not much, but clearly a community effort. I would definitely recommend this cottage to someone looking for a temporary home or a very comfortable beach vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Walnut Beach Creamery
"It's just around the corner and it's excellent! And they have a cute little garden in the b..."
Whole Foods Market
"You may call it "Whole Paycheck", but it's still an amazing market!"
Westfield Connecticut Post
"It's big. It's got everything you need. It's a mall!"
AMF Milford Lanes
"Fun for families!"
Little Lasse's
"It's a fun place to go for breaky. The coffee is pretty weak, but you can forgive Phil the o..."
Scribner's
"Eat in the bar area which is cozy and decorated with lots of fun items."
Milford Harbor Marina
"A beautiful harbor just steps from the train station and the historic town green."
Stonebridge Restaurant
"Situated next to the scenic waterfall at the historic Founder's Bridge, enjoy both the food ..."
Citrus Restaurant
"One of the best restaurants just off the Village Green."
Cafe Atlantique
"The best place for espresso in the village."
Connecticut Post 14
"It's big! it's a mall! It's got it all!"
Danny's Drive in
"Since the 40's this road side attraction has been dishing up hot dogs and fries. Pull up a ..."
Milford Public Library
"It's a nice library right off the harbor and the village."
Scoot & Paddle
"Do you need to rent a scooter or bike or would you like to try stand up paddle boarding? Th..."
Pez Candy
"I haven't been here yet, but it's on my list!!"
Silver Sands State Park
"Walk along the boardwalk from Walnut Beach or cycle through the path. Adopt a stray at the ..."
Bridgeport Flyer Diner
"This is a great diner as far as diners go! Great for brunch!"
Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Tweed Airport, New Haven, CT
Nearest Ferry
17.3 Miles
Bridgeport Ferry
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Stratford Metro North Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95 CT exit 33
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Walnut Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Alfa's Bar and Pizza
Nearest Ski
38.5 Miles
Powder Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
7.1 Miles
Great River Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Costa Azurro Italian Restaurant on the Sound
Car: recommended

A quaint New England village located on the Long Island Sound, Milford, Connecticut, founded in 1639, is the sixth oldest town in Connecticut. Boasting the second longest town green in New England, it hosts numerous art fairs in addition to lobster and oyster festivals throughout the summer. Conveniently located just 65 miles from New York City, Milford is easily accessible via interstate or by taking the MetroNorth train making this the perfect summer home for families that need to commute to the city for work. The station, located in the heart of the village, is within easy walking distance of restaurants, bike/kayak rentals, shops and beautiful harbor where outdoor concerts are held weekly in summer. The rental property, located just steps from the beautiful sandy Walnut Beach, is located between Silver Sands State Park and the Housatonic River. Cycling, kayaking, stand up paddling, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and kiting are all popular activities here.

Other Activities: Enjoy kayaking, windsurfing or kite surfing on the Sound or fishing, at the end of the block. Bird lovers will enjoy the observation deck over looking the Housatonic River at the Audubon Nature Center just down the road. Always a fun family outing, catch the Bluefish, the minor league baseball team in Bridgeport just 15 minutes away.

Golf: The Great River Golf Club offers a challenging championship course as well as excellent dining at Monty's River Grille.

http://greatrivergolfclub.com

Additional information can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.milfordct.com/tourthings.htm#summerconcerts

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Milford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Peak
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$6,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$4,000
 
 
Christmas - New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 100
Cleaning fee estimate 150
Refundable damage deposit 500
Payment via check or PayPal. International guests can wire or pay via PayPal. All fees are the responsibility of the guest.
Notes $1100-$1800 weekly or $3000-$6800 monthly
$1100-$1800 per week
$3000-$6800 per month
See rate sheet for more details
Standard weekly maid service is required for rentals of more than two weeks. Yard service is included.
Pets may be considered depending on size and training for an additional security deposit.
All rates may possibly be negotiated.
Ask about a "loyalty" discount for returning guests.
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Amenities

Milford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1390 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Heating
  • Floorboards
  • Living Area
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , sparkling white marble floors and beautiful marble sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A true nautical feel to this bathroom. Photos available.
    Outside Shower - shower , There is an outdoor shower on the patio.
  • The upstairs bathroom is a true sanctuary with beautiful marble tile, rain shower head and jacuzzi. Both bathrooms have hair dryers and show caps. Photos of the downstairs bathroom are available via email.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , feather bed and desk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , feather bed and desk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , feather bed and nice reading chair. His and her closets.
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in living room turns into a comfortable queen bed.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and A/C units as well as feather beds for extra comfort. Double and single rooms have desks. There is plenty of closet and dresser storage as well. Each room comes with an alarm clock and set of beach towels. The master bedroom includes a comfortable reading chair.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Standard weekly maid service is included for monthly rentals only. Additional service can be arranged by renter. Turn over cleaning fees will be deducted from the security deposit. BBQ grill should be cleaned by renter after each use. It is not part of the weekly cleaning service. Living room includes Home Theatre system with Plasma TV, DVD, CD and VCR players as well as Sony Playstation and Guitar Hero. Numerous movies and TV shows stock the VHS and DVD collection. Library includes numerous books on art and literature classics. Linens and beach towels are provided. Weekly yard service is included. Additional service can be arranged by renter. Chiminea is provided for chilly evenings on the patio. Both bathrooms included a hair dryer and shower cap. Enough toiletries and paper goods for your first night. A complete visitor's handbook for the house and surrounds is provided upon check in. Washer/Dryer iron, ironing board & wine cooler are located in the cellar
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