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Brian & Delores

Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Cozy Year-Round Beach Cottage

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Old Saybrook House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2-6 (3, 2, or 1 bedroom option). Cottage is set up to accommodate ALL.

Skip the hotel or inn and come to relax and enjoy the sea breezes at our cottage located in a quiet shoreline neighborhood setting with easy access to beaches, boating, restaurants, and shopping. All the comforts of home combine for the perfect getaway. Enjoy a day in the sand at our private association beaches or travel less than three minutes to sun, swim, walk, or just relax and watch a sunset at two beautiful in-town beach locations.

Boating your pleasure? Bring along your canoe or kayak and launch at our private association ramp and explore our many rivers, creeks, estuaries, and shoreline water areas.

Let's shop! Take a leisurely walk through Essex Center where small enchanting shops abound, located on the Connecticut River less than five minutes away. Outlet shopping is also available within five miles, as well as other local specialty and antique shops where you can hunt for treasures.

With plenty of room to take long walks, run, or bike the possibilities are endless. So come and have fun and enjoy our little part of paradise.

Our cottage has three bedrooms. Cottage can be split into two individual units. Front Section ($130-$216/nt-$700-$1302/wk) has two bedrooms; (1) queen, (1) two twins, and (1) full bath. Back Section ($123-$188/nt-$651-$1106/wk) has one bedroom; (1) queen, and (1) full bath. Each has full kitchen (granite counter tops), living room, dining room, separate driveway for parking, and private patio. Whole cottage ($243-$394/nt-$1351-$2408/wk).

Call for pricing and availability.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian & Delores (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Cozy Year-Round Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Super nice...

  • 5 of 5

Again my stay at the cottage was wonderful. Clean and ready for my arrival. Looking fwd to my next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0
Rochester NY

Perfect For Attending Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire cottage instead of 3 hotels rooms for a wedding that we attended. We loved the cottage. Extremely beautiful and clean with very comfortable beds. We were happy to have the whole cottage as the one bedroom side is roomier and has more space to relax than the 2 bedroom. Owners were great from beginning to end. Loved the patios and bikes, we used both a lot, bikes could use a tune up for next season. Would rent it again if we ever returned to the area without question.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, MD

Rave review for Chickadee Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Four girlfriends and I spent three wonderful nights celebrating a "special" birthday at Chickadee Cottage in late September/early October. We rented both units of the cottage. What a pleasant surprise! Chickadee is beautifully decorated (ala southern France) and well-maintained-- a true gem! The cottage is only .5 mile or so from the beach and close to shopping, sightseeing, etc. Bikes and beach supplies available. Owners live next-door and are very attentive. Excellent resources available in cottage for restaurants, biking, shopping, anything you could possibly need!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would never rent here again

  • 2 of 5

I stayed at Chick-a-dee Cottage in July 2011 for a week. The only positive was that the house was clean. The negatives were many: (1) Delores was unfriendly, both on the phone and via email before we arrived, and in person while we were there; (2) On the second day at the cottage, I asked Delores if she had a light bulb we could use in the master bedroom because the light had gone out -- she said she would change it herself and never did; (3) there was not a single comfortable chair to sit on (notice the photos, which I unfortunately didn't before choosing Chick-a-dee); (4) despite our leaving the cottage in very good condition (we were hardly there because we spent most of our week with family who live in the area), Delores deducted $175 (!!!!) of our security deposit for cleaning -- for the life of me I can't imagine what cleaning person would charge even half that to clean this tiny cottage, particularly since it was in very good condition when we left it. In a nutshell, I would never rent this cottage again and I would advise others looking in Southeastern CT to look at the many other beautiful and comfortable homes before considering Chick-a-dee cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meredith neglected to remit deposit and final payments until pressured to do so. As occupancy date was getting near, without receipt of signed rental agreement, we could not confirm reservation. A signed rental agreement is always needed to confirm. The situation never improved. We have never had any guest as disrespectful or dishonest. We weren't sure how to handle her as no one else has ever treated us this way. Mededith's mother Nancy walked through our cottage before Meredith confirmed intent to reserve. Nancy said that she was confident that Meridith and her three children would be comfortable and thought that the cottage was just what she was looking for. I don't see how the furnishings could have been a surprise. I don't understand about replacement of the light bulb. It would have required a ladder and I was more than willing to replace it. When notified of the burned out light bulb I was at the front door of the cottage giving Meredith a beach pass while she stood there wrapped in nothing but a towel. I wasn't sure it was a good time to change a light bulb. I know I wouldn't have been comfortable changing it at that time. I told her that if she let me know when she would be leaving for a few minutes I would come over to change it. We never heard another word. There are several other ceiling lights and a table lamp in that bedroom so we thought that she decided that is was no big deal. We always go out of our way to be helpful and freindly. That was the first and only time I saw Meredith. When Meredith's mother Nancy, who lives in Niantic, came over to look at the cottage I asked why her daughter would want to come to Old Saybrook , a 35 minute drive, and be so far away from her. She stated that no other cottage that her daughter had seen was clean enough or to her standards. We took this as a good sign. So much for what we thought. The cottage was left a mess. She didn't even try to clean up before she left. My husband and I were cleaning for four hours to bring the cottage back to the condition that is was in when Meredith checked in. We don't want to have an addtitional fee for cleaning for the few that won't try. Most guests at least make an attempt. We never just flip over from one guest to another hoping that everyone cleans up. All guests expect and deserve to find a clean living space when they check-in
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14 1

Even Prettier than the Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the 2BR unit for one week in the summer of 2009. The cottage is adorable, well decorated and spotlessly clean, and the owners' attention to detail was evident throughout. The owners were easy to work with and went out of their way to ensure that our stay was comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Fabulous spot for R&R

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights in the back part (1BR) of the Cottage. Our hosts were very pleasant and accommodating. The period decor inside the unit was so beautiful and the complete & modern kitchen was a nice bonus. Everything was spotless! The porch and gardens were well manicured and inviting. We would stay at this property again and offer a whole-hearted recommendation for others considering staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Penny Lane Pub
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
New London, CT
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fenwick Golf Course, Old Saybrook
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Indian Town (Member ONLY)

Our location is ideal for mini-excursions. Spend a day in Mystic, an historic seaside village a short ride away. Visit Mystic Village, Mystic Aquarium, and board a tall ship at Mystic Seaport. Gambling enthusiasts won't want to miss Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, which are also nearby. For the adventurous, Boston and New York are a short train ride away.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, hiking


Rates & Availability

Old Saybrook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall-Season 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates quoted are for Whole Cottage (3 Bedroom Option).
Inquire for ONE Bedroom and TWO Bedroom Option. Off season minimum for these options is two nights.
Refundable security/damage/cleaning deposit required.
NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
50% Deposit required to guarantee reservation.
Balance payable 30 days prior to arrival.

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Old Saybrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination Tub/Shower, First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-In Shower, First Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , (1) Queen, Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (1) Queen, Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , (2) Twin Beds, Second Floor
  • Rent whole house (3 bedrooms) or split and rent only TWO Bedroom Area or ONE Bedroom Area (Both areas are private & secure and ALL bedrooms are private & on second level).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Short walk to private beach. Shed available on site for guest use.

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