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Close to Shoreline, Town Green. MidWeek Specials Available. Pets ok, credit card

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Sleeps 8 - 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1900 sq ft, read updated reviews.

Artist's own beautiful spacious 2,200 sq ft home. Peaceful and quiet location on a dead-end street. This house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8, max. Close to the beach. (Just a 10 minute drive away.) walking distance to Guilford town green. The house is tastefully designed with original art, maritime collectibles and local treasures.

This home has a fully equipped kitchen and a large deck with grill and picnic table. Fire pit in back yard. Plenty of lawn chairs. Huge yard! Driveway fits 2 cars, street parking available. The house is located on a quiet, safe, dead-end street.

The large yard is across from the Meadow River and peaceful tidal marshes. Herons, gulls, shore birds are regular visitors. Popular spot for bird-watching!

Inside, the house features a Flatscreen TV, Wood-burning fireplace, comfortable arm chairs, bookshelves filled with wonderful books by local authors. The home is decorated with original artwork and quirky beach-comber decor such as shells, sea-glass, driftwood sculptures and vintage furnishings. The house boasts original, wide-board pine floors and Original, chestnut mantle.

Coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, local library, shoppes... and charming Guilford Town Green are all just a short walk away.

This home has a unique history of early Americana. The property was originally built in 1860 as a button factory. Early American fashions of the late 1700's to mid-1800's required many buttons on both male and female garments. Buttons were even essential to underwear, shoes, corsets and women's basque waist. Buttons of the time period were made of ivory, bone, shell, wood, stone, glass, whale bone or animal horn. This property was originally built as a factory, producing and selling buttons to clothiers of the Guilford and CT shoreline area. The colonial character of this property has been preserved, yet it features the modern conveniences you expect in a vacation home.

The price is right for this house! We ensure the property is clean, crisp, welcoming and affordable for guests.


If this home is reserved, Please contact me, I do have other properties. If the quote seems a bit too much, please also call me. I am willing to work with you....



About the area: Guilford is known for having the most beautiful green on the shoreline where you'll find wonderful restaurants, eclectic shops and plenty of colonial charm. Yale University is 15 mins from the house. The Clinton Outlets are 5 mins away and feature premium brands including Brooks Brothers and Calvin Klein. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos are also nearby for those wanting top name entertainment.

Offering three homes on the Connecticut shoreline as vacation rental properties in Old Saybrook and Guilford for the past seven years, we take great pride in caring for our guests as well as in accommodating and tending to their needs and comfort. Our homes are designed with local art and treasures and reflect our love and passion for decoration, beauty and the creation of aesthetic surroundings which welcome and embrace you. Our goal is to provide a setting where you, your family and your friends can enjoy, relax and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our reviews testify to this and consistently reveal the happiness and joy our guests have experienced

August 2015


This property was perfectly situated As we had a wedding in Branford and did not want to pay for three hotel rooms! It is well located, only a few minutes walk to the town center in Guilford. There was plenty of room for 5 adults, wifi certainly appreciated. We spent some lovely mornings and evenings on the enjoyed our visit very much.

July 2015

'We had a wonderful time at this lovely home in Guilford. We found the home to be cozy, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We will definitely stay here again in the future. We loved being able to walk to town to the Green, shoppes, restaurants, etc. I would definitely recommend this home to my friends and family. And the woman we worked with was also so sweet and helpful.'

More Details

Property Manager
Yvette Fournier
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Yvette Fournier

Mother, Grandmother, wife, sister, friend,....Creative Spirit..Founder of Spaces of the Heart. This house has allowed me to keep building a Healing Art Center in Old Saybrook, Ct..Today would be Jason's 41st Birthday, Tragically his life was cut short almost 18 years ago. The loss of Jason was so devasting for me. I could hear Jason say, Mom just paint. I painted, I went back to Maui alone, I had to Heal from one of the most horrific times of my life. On the same day, two years later my Mother would die..I went back to Maui,where I had lived the last few months with Jason.I have never told the story, of the reason this house is all part of Spaces of the Heart. Please go to Spaces of the Heart....Love houses and finding treasures...This is my 10th year renting this home. Love to hear that people had a great time and enjoyed the space .I was born in Franklin, Ct and have had the opportunity to live in many amazing places on this planet. I seem to keep coming back to the Shoreline of Ct..

Yvette Fournier purchased this house in 2006

Why Yvette Fournier chose Guilford

Beaches are 5 mins away. Walk to the Town Green, private yard, huge deck wide board floors, fire pit.

What makes this house unique

Walk to town...Dead end street, fireplace, huge deck, beautiful chesnut wide board floors, Price is right.

For one person to rent a room in a Hotel in Guilford, the price is $160. I feel the prices are very fair for 8 people..

Guestbook comments from the manager

The home was perfect for our group!! We loved staying here. Everyone slept super well and we enjoyed hanging out in the common spaces of the house and on the porch when we were home. Guilford is a super cute little town, and the location is super convenient to exploring the greater surrounding area.

Jul 2015
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Guilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor
    3rd - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , second floor
  • Sleeps normally 8 people very comfortably. We do have a pack and play available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Scenic and classic NE Shoreline Town of Guilford : The area boasts some of the best fishing, kayaking, sight seeing, hiking nearby nature trails and the third largest antique home collection in the State of CT. There is the 5 acre Guilford Green with boutique shopping, fabulous restaurants, food & meat market, and a chocolate shop with home made ice cream. The town center is 2.5 miles where The Guilford Fair is held at the fair grounds in August and concerts, live theater and Shakespeare is presented on the Green. Visit nearby picturesque Stony Creek and take the Thimble Island Ferry for a tour of the coves and Islands. Explore Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos 30 to 45 minutes away or Clinton Crossings & Westbrook's Tanger Outlets with hundreds of high-class Factory Outlet Stores. Close by is Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Gillette Castle, Block Island, Ocean Beach Amusement Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park and Essex Train ride, New Haven Museums, Yale University and many local marina.


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Close to Shoreline, Town Green. MidWeek Specials Available. Pets ok, credit card
average rating of 4.375 based on 66 reviews

charming! It was Guilford at its best!

  • 5 of 5

It was the best place to be! The house had the features and the charms of what I liked about the new england area - and to get a chance to revisit the area and my family during the Christmas holidays. We don't have fireplaces in Florida at our homes, so being able to take pictures of the stockings hung on the mantel with a fire going was one of many memories. The house had many features - washer dryer range and dishwasher - the refrigerator was huge; the showers were nice and hot! and the grandkids loved having their own rooms --- upstairs!! not a thing you usually find in Florida! Very nice and close to the Green.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darlene, I am so happy you had snow on Christmas day and enjoyed the home. Welcome back anytime. Happy New Year, Yvette
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Great value, clean and charming, close to downtown

  • 4 of 5

This property was lovely! The location was wonderful, so close to the town green surrounded by quaint shops and restaurants. Although it is across the street from some serious looking utilities, that are not a nice view. The back yard is pretty, so the view from the deck is nice. It was very clean and charming inside. Not much curb appeal. It's an old house, but has some important updates. There was plenty of sleeping space for our 4 adults and 4 kids. The living area was a bit tight for us, but everything worked well. A 10 min drive to cute Jacob's beach, small but fun, with playscape. We did have to kill quite a few ants even before we unpacked our food. Do not leave anything on the counters! There was also a hornets nest right above the back sliding door that made it very scary for the kids. We had to buy spray, and deal with a few that got in the house. Overall, this is a nice house for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet and Charming!!

  • 5 of 5

The button factory was very very sweet. The light pours in and the kitchen and laundry room/ back porch area and HUGE deck were our spots!!! The view from the deck so lovely with that huge awning. House gets great inside breezes! Only slight negative was the stairs were a little steep with the babies. (Gates were provided.) All bedrooms very large with huge closets. Will def go back!!! Also Yvette answered my few texts within seconds which I loved! Walk to town, Jacobs beach close drive, also outlets and we had our annual family reunion at Meigs Point! Just a lovely week. :) Great getaway from Brooklyn!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. I am so happy the house worked well for you. Thank you for overlooking the repairs. They should be completed by your next stay. Enjoy your summer. Yvette
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Comfy and clean with great charm and location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Purple Button Factory home. We had ample space and all the items needed for every day use. We loved the location as it was central to all our day trips. The place was immaculate. The furnishings were quaint and fun. I felt like I was staying in my grandmother’s home with modern necessities such as a large flat screen tv, large refrigerator and large washer and dryers. We adored the fun art hanging through out the home. We wished all the windows had screens so we could have enjoyed the night breezes. We went through some trial and error to locate outlets the would hold the charging blocks for our phones and iPads, but we were finally able to use the outlets in the kitchen with reliable results. On humid days the front door would swell and locking and unlocking the front door was a challenge. My daughter became the designated doorman as she had the best results. There were four of us and we never had any issues with hot water when taking showers. Eating breakfast in the cozy kitchen was a wonderful daily event. The location was close to town and very quiet. It was so nice to be with in walking distance of the Guilford Town Green. We have very fond memories of our stay in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for a weekend getaway. Convenient to New Haven and so close to the water!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and cozy ....good location close to 'Green' ...within walking distance ....responsive owner....thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125

Damage deposit will be held in the form of a credit card. All rates for Holiday weeks are $2500 for 8 people.

Credit cards will be held on file for any damage or theft. A one time pet fee of $100, please talk to owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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