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Laura Thomson Trinks

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Hawk's Nest Beach, New (2014) Ocean/Beach Front Home, 3 Bdrms, 2 Full baths

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Connecticut Shore House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms/2 Full baths, Large Screened-in porch, 2 Decks, Wireless Internet


The first floor has a kitchen, a living room, bedroom, full-bath, a screened-in porch and a deck. The kitchen, living room, porch and 1st floor bedroom all have Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. The ceilings in the living room and kitchen are custom tongue and groove.


The kitchen has a custom cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. (The dishwasher is cabinet front which is why it's not easily seen in the photos.) There is a stainless steel farm sink and an island with a stainless prep sink, and eating bar. The kitchen well stocked with all the things you'll need, i.e. blender, crockpot, coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans of all sizes, mixing bowls, serving trays, etc.

Enjoy the view: when you stand at the sink at the island, you face the living room and the 50' flat screen TV and when you stand at the farm sink, you look over the porch and the ocean!


The screened-in porch runs the full width of the house and with views of the ocean. It has a beautiful white, tongue and groove ceiling and white wicker furniture. There is a dining area for 8 as well as a good sized sitting area. It's a wonderful place for reading & resting (or for those who don't love the sun quite as much!).


From the porch, you step onto a deck with additional seating. Then, step down onto your private beach!


Boasting a light, bright, white and blue décor with grey accents, it has a granite top vanity and tiled floors echoing gray/white driftwood for that true 'beachy' feel. The first floor bath has a shower and linen closet.


The first floor bedroom has (2) twin beds, a good size closet, extra seating and a bureau. It's decorated in shades of blue and tan.


The living room is charming with blue & white décor and room for everyone to gather around & watch a movie on the 50' flat screen TV. Take advantage of the many books to read located on the living room shelves along w/various games and puzzles.


The second floor has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a skylight in the bathroom, hallway and master bedroom. The stairs to the 2nd floor, as well as both bedrooms, have wall-wall carpeting.


The master bedroom is large, has a queen-size bed, extra seating, large closet space and bureau. Additionally, it has a built-in countertop and cabinet with a small refrigerator concealed within. It's light and bright with a soothing décor made up of soft shades of blue, green and beige. It enjoys direct views to the ocean and access to the upper deck through it's French doors.


The 2nd floor guest bedroom has a queen bed, extra seating, ample closet space and a small bureau and has a upbeat color scheme featuring turquoise and coral. This bedroom features direct ocean views and has French doors to access the upper deck.


This bathroom has a beautiful mahogany vanity, 'leathered' granite countertop and natural tiled floors, along with a tub/shower combo.

** There is a large H/E washer/dryer in this room behind louvered doors. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are provided.


Our “Star” on the second floor is the deck. The deck faces the ocean and may be reached via French doors from both bedrooms. (Actually our star on the second is the gorgeous view!)


* Close enough to many amenities yet far enough away from it all; a great getaway place.

* Wonderful neighbors; many repeat renters.

* Terrific views & cool ocean breezes; a comfortable and relaxing place to be!


When you're ready to venture out, there are many things to do within a short drive: casinos in Ledyard, outlet shopping in Westbrook & Clinton & kayaking at the local marina just to name a few.


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Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St. East Haddam, CT Ph: 860-873-8668


Leaves from Mystic on Argia Voyager Cruises - Ph: 860-536-0416


If you are having difficulty deciding, are not familiar with the area, or perhaps this is your first time renting a cottage, contact me anyway, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. I also have a 3 page flyer of activities and additional information regarding the area that I'm happy to forward you.

Thank-you for visiting our listing : )


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Thomson Trinks (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Thomson Trinks

We purchased this property in 2006 and have enjoyed many repeat renters over the years. Unfortunately, our little cottage was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In May of 2013 we tore the original house down and waited out the busy rental season to begin reconstruction. Since we were starting from scratch, we decided to max out the allowable increase in square footage and add a second floor. During the process, FEMA changed their guidelines and requirements for new properties and we were required to lift the new house much higher than originally anticipated. Basically, what was once a one floor home is now three stories high! We live in CT a little over an hour from Old Lyme. Paul, who has been a homebuilder professionally, oversaw the construction himself. We’re the first new waterfront construction home on the Old Lyme coast in over 50 years! It's been a long road but we think, and we hope you and your family will feel the same, that the results are worth it!

Laura Thomson Trinks purchased this house in 2006

Why Laura Thomson Trinks chose Connecticut Shore

We love the area because of the family atmosphere. Paul's son owns the cottage across the street and our grandchildren love coming here every Summer. We've been extremely fortunate in getting to know a lot of people who having been vacationing at Hawks Nest Beach for generations. Lastly we have, bar none, the best neighbors ever!

What makes this house unique

With the new house we added a 2nd full bathroom and increased the size of the kitchen. Additionally, we added 2 decks. Perhaps most remarkable is the upper deck outside of both upstairs bedrooms as the view of the water from this vantage point is better than we ever could have imagined.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Hawk's Nest Beach, New (2014) Ocean/Beach Front Home, 3 Bdrms, 2 Full baths
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
East Hartford, CT

Nice relaxing beach front cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year at this cottage and it was again a nice relaxing time. It's great to sit out on the deck or porch and enjoy the views and fresh air and with the deck and porch on almost the same level people can talk to each other no matter where you are. No need to bring chairs as there are plenty, so that helps with the packing. The house has nice air flow and cieling fans in every room which is nice. The table on the porch makes a great game or dining spot where you can still see the beach and feel the sea breeze. We loved it again this year and will go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful to hear! We think our place is great and try to think of what renters would want/need, but it's terrific to know that it's enjoyed and appreciated. That's what the cottage is there for!
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A dream beach cottage - we will return!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed in all aspects - the private beachfront property coupled with the layout of the house makes this one of a kind. We stayed for a week with four children ages 13 to 4 months -- and while traveling with an infant can be daunting, it was actually the best vacation we have ever had! We loved that we could just enjoy the beach from morning until evening. The house is so welcoming and well equipped - all of our needs were met. We will return next year and are thankful to be able to rent this beautiful home. Thank you again Laura!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well appointed with a stunning view. The owners are friendly, easy to work with and take great pride & care of the property. We would rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Execeptional Beach House, Exceptional Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented a cottage in this location for many seasons.. It has always been delightful. Last year, however, we had the pleasure to rent the newly built cottage and it is spectacular. First, the location is the best. Your backyard is Long Island Sound! Then there is the vacation home. The living area is spacious, the kitchen is huge, good for the home or gourmet cook. The porch just out side the living area is a beautiful place for meals, while over looking the spectacular view of the Sound. The outside deck has the same wonderful view, and is a pleasant place to read, have a glass of wine, and just RELAX!

There are two bathrooms, one downstairs, with a convenient shower and a larger, well-appointed bath upstairs. There is a deck off the two bedrooms upstairs. Once again, the view is amazing and is a great place for your morning coffee or tea. This place is good for a couple (like us) or for family with children.

Old Lyme has nice restaurants, a museum, and good fishing, crabbing, and nature walks. It is convenient to Grocery Stores and Package Stores. But you do not need venture outside of this home and beach to have a GREAT vacation. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We had two rainy days, but the rest of the week was beautiful. Great place for a run, crabbing, kayaking, fishing and just floating around. Plenty of kids and activities for all ages. Our cottage was clean, and had everything we needed to get started for a great week. Owners very easy to work with. Did a lot of shopping in Old Saybrook, and the outlet Malls. Great Dinner at the Hideaway. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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New York

July 4th - 10th rental week

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed and pleased with the condition of the rental property and location. Everything exceeded our expectations and we would certainly consider returning for another vacation. The owners of the rental property were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive feedback; it's so good to hear. We recognize that people have many choices when planning their vacation and that now more than ever, money is tight. With that said, we strive to make our cottage a fun, relaxing place to be, a good value and an atmosphere in which fond memories can be made. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley International Airport (major airport)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Block Island Ferry, Fisher's Island Ferry
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Amtrak - New Haven, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
The Backyard!
Car: necessary

Dine at area restaurants, enjoy Old Lyme's numerous art galleries, go antiquing or visit a winery. Take a day trip to the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Casino or to Mystic Village, Seaport or Aquarium. Go on a sunset sail on a old-time schooner leaving from Mystic for a memorable evening. Take a hike a local park or play tennis at the court down the street. Walk to Sound View for freshly made donuts in the morning and gelato after dinner. Information can be found for these and other activities, attractions and restaurants in our in-cottage guidebook. Also, our cottage is located just down the street from the Hawk's Nest general store; great for that last minute item or souvenir.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, crabbing off the jetties or the most popular....doing nothing : )


Rates & Availability

Old Lyme House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Exit Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99

*****PLEASE NOTE: HomeAway, VRBO & Vacation have recently (Feb. 15th, 2016) added their own service charge to our rates. This money goes to these organizations and is NOT at the request of property owners. (We already pay a handsome fee to be listed on these web-sites) We feel terrible about this. We encourage anyone interested in renting our property to contact us directly with any questions.
Thank-you for your interest in our home!
Paul & Laura Trinks
Laura's Cell: 860-655-6988

- Discounts given to repeat renters.
- Rates subject to change until confirmed.

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Connecticut Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , 48' vanity with a granite countertop.
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 48' vanity with granite top - Large H/E Washer & Dryer
  • - The 2nd floor bathroom has a full tub, handy for those with small children. - The room is compartmentalized, having a pocket door between the tub/shower area and the toilet/sink area. - In this bathroom there is also a washer/dryer located behind louvered doors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guestroom - 2nd Floor - 1 queen , French Doors to deck
    Guestroom - 1st Floor - 2 twin/ single , Bureau and Closet
    Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 queen , TV, built-in countertop & mini-fridge, french doors to deck
  • Renter is responsible for supplying their own linens (bedsheets, towels, etc.) Pillows are provided, however, many people bring their own as is their preference. There are ceiling fans in each bedroom. For cooler nights, the bedrooms are equipped with electric baseboard heaters. Clock radios are also in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* The kitchen is equipped with utensils, bowls, plates, glasses, pots, pans, toaster oven, coffee maker & blender. * There is trash pickup twice per week in the summer and once per week during the rest of the year. * Linens & towels are not provided. Bedding includes blankets, comforters and pillows. * The wood stove is a gas stove with logs. * There are electric baseboard heaters in each bedroom and in the bathrooms. * There is parking for 3 vehicles in front of the beach house. There is NO overflow parking. * There is an grocery store near by as well as various convenience stores, banks and gas stations. * There is a laundromat nearby which will do the laundry for you same day, just drop it off & pick it up a few hours later. * Old Lyme has many houses of worship for different denominations.

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