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Davia Lehn

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Open and Airy Beach Home in Beautiful Island View Beach-

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Connecticut Shore Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 1 fully enclosed outdoor shower, sleeps 4

Quiet cottage charm and simple comforts describe this year round home. Accented with the original knotty-pine, newer touches have been added for your comfort including 40" flat screen tv and high speed internet. Spacious open living and dining areas adjoin the two bedrooms and bath.Lots of windows and a wood burning fireplace in the living room provide feelings of both coziness and light. A separate large enclosed porch (12x23) provides an additional gathering space for sipping your morning coffee or evening cocktail, having a meal or just taking a snooze. Located just outside is the gas BBQ grill, enclosed outdoor shower and flat grassy yard with picnic table and lawn chairs for casual entertaining. The living, dining room and bedrooms feature new windows and window a/cs. Berber carpeting in main part of home; bamboo flooring graces the porch and kitchen for easy sweeping. But the best part of this home - the wide expanse of private, sandy beach is just a short walk away(about ten houses) down a private lane. Swim, sit, enjoy!

Good Stuff: Located within an easy 50 minute drive of Hartford and 2 - 2 1/2 hours from New York and Boston, this beach community evokes feelings of times gone by when whole families strolled together after dinner or kids rode their bikes to Dairy Queen or gathered on the beach in the evenings while parents relaxed at home. When it is Parents' Night Out, the casinos, live theatre (Goodspeed and Ivoryton) or dining options ranging from higher end waterfront - Water's Edge in Westbrook, Salt at Saybrook Point Inn and the Madison Beach Hotel in Madison to more casual - Bill's (outdoor dining overlooking river), Boom at Pilot's point Marina or Edd's Place. Cafe Routier has a sophisticated menu Lenny and Joe's FishTale, Off the Hook ( both within walking distance). Westbrook Lobster (best lobster rolls), Fiore's (pizza and Italian)delivers and several others offer something for everyone. For live music afficianados, Bill's offers eclectic music and the Tap Room at the historic Gris in Essex is known for its weekend banjo singalongs. Beautiful drives along the Fenway Causeway to Saybrook Point or exploring the seacoast towns of Madison and Guilford or the Thimble Islands provide further dalliance. Historic Newport or Mystic Seaport are both wonderful day trips. Ferries to Block Island and Long Island are also accessible for a day trip.

Shopping: A good rainy day activity (or any day for some), Clinton Premium Outlets and Westbrook Factory Outlets are both within a ten minute drive of our home. The outlets in Westbrook are also home to a multiplex theatre complex. If smaller, artistic shopping is your cup of tea, Essex and Old Saybrook provide a wonderful Main St. experience. Think the Hamptons without the attitude. For antique buffs, this area is a treasure trove. The Sunday flea market, a mile away, is a fun way to start the day. Pick up some doughnuts at the BeachNut Doughnut shop - a stone's throw from the flea market and it's an even better way to begin your day. Several other antique shops or collectibles throughout the area are within a twenty minute drive. And don't forget the wonderful crabbing spots and farm stands scattered here and there.

Availability: Available both as a summer or fall weekly rental or as an academic rental ( October through Memorial Day), this well kept home in a very quiet beach community is a haven from everyday stresses. Please note there is no washer/dryer but laundromat about a mile away.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Davia Lehn (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Davia Lehn

I grew up in CT but moved to California after college. Every year my mom would rent a cottage for a family vacation and on one such vacation, I found this little home. I knew that someday I would be returning to CT (I have) and wanted something of the CT shore that had provided me with so many wonderful memories both as a child and as an adult.

Davia Lehn purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Davia Lehn chose Connecticut Shore

While renting around the corner in this lovely beach community, a rainy day led me to take a walk where I saw the 'for sale' sign. A call to the realtor, my first sight of its cozy interior and tucked away location, open floor plan and sunny porch prompted an offer the next day. Six weeks later, we celebrated my daughter's 8th birthday there and many other gatherings have since followed.

What makes this cottage unique

A quiet home with a lovely beach provides not only a great play ground for kids but a wonderful recharge for adults.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Open and Airy Beach Home in Beautiful Island View Beach-
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Island View Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away on a quiet street, this cozy, well-equipped cottage is just a few minutes' walk down a manicured path to a lovely beach with friendly neighbors and an Italian ice truck that passes by in the afternoon. The cottage is very comfortable and the amenities and photos are true to the listing. The property instructions made "check-in" easy, and my husband and I were at the beach within an hour of our arrival. We so enjoyed our morning coffee and early evening wine in the spacious sun porch. The owner is very responsive and easy to work with, and we would recommend this property to anyone who wants a relaxing time along the Connecticut coastline. It's a pretty cottage in a charming neighborhood that is still close to the highway and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our week at the beach. It's located in a quiet neighborhood just a very short walk away from the beach. It is nicely furnished and the shed is stocked with all the beach chairs and umbrellas we needed. Loved having a gas grill although there are tons of great restaurants a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are going to have a anniversary holiday this is the place to start it. A house that combines old and new but with a welcoming, homely feel to it. Everything you will ever need for you stay is provided, which was really appreciated as we had come from the UK and rely heavily on the description and listings on the website.All of which were accurate. The house is in a quiet but not isolated area with only a short walk to a lovely beach.

We had easy trips to delightful small towns,restaurants,and many other amenities like state parks but if you just wanted to relax and have peace with no interruptions,this is the place for you.

This is not our first holiday in the USA or Connecticut but our stay at Westbrook as made it one of our most memorable ones.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, relaxing cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean, comfortable 2-bedroom cottage. Great for a small family or couples. It offers everything you need for a relaxing getaway: quiet neighborhood, short walk to the beach, friendly people and (drum roll, please!) no internet! It was great to "disconnect" and read a book instead of emails! Restaurants and activities are nearby. We had great food at Off the Hook (within walking distance) and Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage convenience

  • 5 of 5

After visiting my daughter in NYC we love coming up to the serenity of Island View Beach. This cottage is cozy knotty pine with a delightful large sunroom. We love to walk or bicycle as much as possible and this place affords the most pleasant stroll to the beach, restaurants, antique stores and a beautiful neighborhood of Gatsby era summer homes and gardens.

Barbara S., Zephyr Cove, NV

  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A nice little house with a great sun porch. Everything you need: grill, outdoor shower, beach chairs. A very short walk to a quiet secluded beach.

Close to shops, movies, restaurants, and train.

Great place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Clinton/Westbrook - Shoreline East
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95

Westbrook is a small year round community comprised of several beach communities, each with its own character. Its location approximately two hours from New York and only 45 minutes from Hartford make it an easy getaway for local folks who just want a day at the beach (or have a hankering for a clam or lobster roll) or for those flying into Hartford or one of the airports in NY from overseas to embark upon a New England vacation.

Water activities abound with fishing, boating, kayaking and paddleboarding while for others time near the water is just a way to ratchet down and relax with long walks or just watching the kids play or reading on the beach. For 'night people', the casinos are about 40 minutes away with all the entertainment one could want. There is no lack of services with close by restaurants, grocery stores and great shopping at the outlets as well as boutiques and summer fairs in the surrounding towns. There is even a hospital close by if an emergency were to arise.


Rates & Availability

Westbrook Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-peak spring
May 31 2016 - Jun 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable Security Dep. $300

Cleaning fee will be returned if home left in same condition as found.

For summer and off peak rentals, there is a $300 security deposit and $75 cleaning fee. Both fully refundable if nothing damaged and home left as found. Tenant to provide own linens unless other arrangement made with owners.

Please note that during summer, rentals must be in no less than two week intervals (Island View Beach)

Half the rental amount is due upon lease signing. This reserves the space. The other half is due 30 days before rental begins. Cleaning deposit and security deposit are both refundable within 72 hours if place left as found.

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Connecticut Shore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1056 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed with hot and cold water
  • Tub in interior bathroom small -would accommodate small child but not adult.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Although not pullout, couch on porch very comfortable for an occasional guest.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in all rooms; a/c in living/dining area and bedrooms. Portable fan for porch area Sheets and towels provided fro those traveling from a distance. These should be laundered before leaving. Paper towels, toilet paper, aluminum foil etc provided. Please replace upon using.

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