2BR, 1 & 1/2 Baths, sleeps 5 (max 3 adults), equipped with AC, Washer & Dryer
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Quaint and Cozy Retreat by the Beach
I was pleasantly surprised with this rental—typical but cozy traditional beach cottage had everything I needed to immediately start my relaxing week... (I did scrub the fridge, it wasn't left as clean as I would have liked—but now it's in tip-top shape!) Bedding, towels, cookware and dishes all there, bath-and-a-half was handy! Outside shower too! Very close proximity to the beach, the end of the cul-de-sac turns into a small footpath surrounded by flowering bushes, which, when you enter, occasionally comes alive with monarch butterflies and yellow finches fluttering away!! The beach was mostly all mine most of the week, lucked out with lots of low-tide time. Past the jetty is busy Hammonasett Beach... no crowds here though! Front yard swing was fun, as was the wrought iron table and chairs there. Cute front porch, large dining room table which I didn't really use, mostly used the small dinette set in the kitchen—you have to move one of the stools to get the fridge to fully open but that's a nit-picky thing. Gas grill was functional but needs some TLC (or maybe just a propane fill?). Lovely, quiet neighborhood with beautiful salt marsh in back. Walking/bike trail nearby has great marsh views and heads you to Hammonasett and Meigs Point Nature Center, very cool. On the one rainy day I went to Madison Art Cinema and poked around RJ Julia bookstore... OH, and ice cream at Ashleys!
Perfect spur-of-the-moment vacation for me. Loved it.
A really nice week was had by all.
The house was accurately described. Very roomy and comfortable, steps to a delightfully private beach. Only complaints are. the upstairs bathroom could use more hooks for towels, and the beds were a little small for us. Wonderful restaurants nearby and an enjoyable visit to a winery. If you like yoga, there’s “True Bikram” a couple of miles away. All in all a very restful and peaceful week.
Great home in beach community
We had a great week in this beautiful beach community cottage. Neighbors and community is very friendly. Greenway- 1 mile walking/ biking rail is just 1 block from home. Surrounding neighborhoods are wonderful and safe for biking/ walking/ running on Madison's water front roadways. Walk to beautiful, quiet, private beach was easy and less than 5min. Beach was perfect for swimming, fishing, boating and it was dog friendly. Madison and surrounding towns are beautiful.
Cottage was as described. It was well stocked with linens/ towels for beach and shower use, detergents, paper products, spices, dishware, drinkware and cookware. Bakeware and frying pans were old, rusty and chipped and need to be replaced. Appliances including washer and dryer were in good condition. The only appliance missing was a dishwasher, which was not a big deal for us. Cottage was clean and comfortable, but downstairs shower needs some deep cleaning, but worked well.
We had a very hot week with temps up to 95 degrees and window air conditioners worked well. Slight musty odor from living room ac, but we made Gene aware and he was having it cleaned after we left.
Small bedroom full size bed needs to be replaced because it wasn't firm or supportive. Large bedroom full sized bed was comfortable
Back yard with outdoor shower, gas grill and clothes line was very nice. Driveway fits 3 cars, which is hard to find in a beach property rental.
Gene and Susan were excellent to rent from and very responsive.
I recommend this property and would return again.
Cozy cabin in a quiet neighborhood
Short walk to private beach was as advertised. All amenities were in working order. The town of Madison was very close and handy. Lack of central air may blow more allergens around causing allergy sufferers issues. We found the internet connection very slow so teens could have an issue there. But for us the stay was just what we needed.
Glad you mentioned this point. I checked with our internet and cable provider and found out that indeed, the internet has been very slow. So we fixed some problems and upgraded both services and now the internet is VERY fast (150 Ghz) and there are now 140 cable channels. Thanks again for you review and pointing out this issue.
Gene & Susan - owners
Cozy beach house near great beach
This is a cozy older beach house near a great private beach that is perfect for kids and adults. The house has everything you need and is on a quiet road in a picturesque area .
Swimming, Kayaking, Beach Combing, Fishing, Walking, Antiquing, exploring sea shore towns and marinas, as well as many scenic New England towns.