|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Go back to a simpler time, for a week or a weekend, any season of the year. Enjoy our private, relaxing ranch-style home, located on a wooded hilltop across from Long Island Sound, in a desirable area of the small coastal town of Clinton, Connecticut. Bask in the sun on our semi-private beach. Play in our large, open front yard; watch birds and wildlife in the wooded backyard with marsh view.
Features: Large kitchen, living and dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sunroom. Fully furnished, with all appliances & linens, 2 HD flat panel TVs, satellite TV, DVD players, stereo, and wireless high speed Internet access. Books, games, bikes, rowboat, kayaks and more.
A car is recommended for day trips, but not required to travel to/from the property. Estuary Transit offers daily routes plus Dial-A-Ride door-to-door to/from Clinton or Old Saybrook rail stations by prior arrangement only; see http://estuarytransit.org. The local area is served by Enterprise Rental Car agencies in Madison, Guilford and Old Saybrook. Grocery delivery is available from Peapod.
Come, and relax.
Two sisters inherited this property in 2008 from our dear dad, a builder who constructed it himself from the foundation up in 1954. The house was renovated and refurnished in 2007-8, but we kept some of the loving touches Dad built in, like the vintage main bath and the knotty pine kitchen cabinetry. We spent our own childhoods in this neighborhood and on this beach, and we hope your family makes memories here as fond as ours. As dog lovers ourselves, we welcome well-cared for, well-behaved pets (per our pet agreement) - they'll enjoy their time here too!
Mary and Melissa purchased this house in 2008
Beach and marsh views, a variety of birds and wildlife, and good neighbors.
A hilltop setting with plenty of privacy and room to play sets this property apart from most beach cottages in the local area, which are crowded together on tiny lots down near sea level. The house has a large front yard and parking well off the street for 3 cars with room to spare. Beach access is deeded and shared only with our longtime neighbors, offering an exceptional degree of privacy.
We had a wonderful time and were really impressed with all the amenities. Especially the vegetable garden. We happened to leave a squash and zucchini that we thought you should have.
When you step into this home, you know it's time to relax. The atmosphere is one of calm, slow pace and it is like you are stepping back to when you could switch off!. The surrounding trees, the marshes, the private beach across the road and the leisurely strolls all add to making this a great neighbourhood for a vacation.
it is very well equipped with all you need to enjoy your stay. A very nice touch is how everyone ensures the store cupboard supplies (olive oil, condiments as well as kitchen, bathroom and general handy bits) are always topped up - a credit to all. The house is very clean and was well presented for our arrival.
The area is very convenient to lots of shopping, nice little towns, is easy to get to - while still being 'tucked-away' nicely in its lovely location. We had no issues, but Meg (the Property Manager) is close by and makes your arrival and departure very convenient and stress free.
I'd recommend this as one of the best properties we've rented - and we hope to get back again.
This is NOT a five star hotel. That being said, it was exactly what I was expecting - a 50's era shore cottage. There have been some obvious upgrades to bring it into the 21st century, but its charm is in what was unchanged. We arrived at a clean and neat home, with an easy way to relax from a long drive. The owners provide many more amenities than expected, and every effort is made for comfort. We had no occasion to use the many beach related items provided, but we did get to barbecue and have a nice fire in the fire pit in the back yard on the first day of our stay.
Getting here is a bit tricky - luckily I knew the area well. That, plus Google maps/Google earth allowed me to realize that the map provided was incorrect - it is approximately 230 YARDS (about 700 feet) from the intersection of Shore Road and Beach Park Road that you find the telephone pole with the "8" on it, identifying the driveway. The map says 230 feet, plus the GPS says that you have arrived well before the curve, after which is the driveway.
We did pop a fuse/circuit breaker, and the mechanical bones of the house a locked in the basement, but Meg, our "hostess" came right over and gave us back power. She also was apparently over a few more times to do some planting, but we rarely saw her.
In summary, We enjoyed our hectic stay, and if we are ever persuaded to go back "home" to Connecticut we will try to match our dates with openings at this house.
The pictures tell a fairly true story of the Two Sisters. The neighborhood was near perfect. Unfortunately the weather was such that the beach was not optimized..too bad, nice beach.The rooms are large and for the most part bright. The den was a bit dark and the kitchen while well equipped and well stocked was very dark. More lighting is needed. I do appreciate the the nostalgic nod to dear old Dad and his retro commode but it is not for the 'older' generation. While the comfort height commode in the half bath was a thought in the right direction it is not for the long legged members of the family.
The weather was rainy and very chilly but the gas furnace did take the chill off. It was a noisy unit that took some getting used to and the gas alarm was a real scare when it went off. Please include a warning not to use any spray products anywhere near the den.
The garage is packed full of all sorts of activity 'toys' and we had to move items out of the way to get our car in.
While I know this sounds pretty negative, it is not meant to be. It is a lovely home and very cozy and clean. Our family enjoyed many dinners together in the lovely dining room as well as the sun room. Will we come back. Of course. It was a secure, serene location where one truly felt like you were home.
One big suggestion, have a secure close by area to pick up and drop off the key. Meg was wonderful but after a long arrival journey and a rush, rush departure, the extra stop to pickup or leave a key is trying.
Very comfortable and well stocked place to stay. Wonderful area and beach. The home was equipped with all you need and was clean and neat and well maintained. We would highly recommend Two Sisters!
This is my second stay at 2Sisters. I love everything about this home and this neighborhood. My dog and I enjoyed long walks enjoying the views of the water and marshes at every turn. I began my stay during one of last of the summer's heat waves. The addition of a second AC unit in the living room kept the entire house cool and comfortable. The house is spotless ( there was even a bouquet of fresh flowers on the table) and the sisters provide everything you will need for a wonderful seaside vacation. I enjoyed the fresh tomatoes and basil growing outside and made many a meal from the harvest. A lovely home.
There’s plenty to do within a 30-45 minute drive. Delight in our area's art galleries and theatre, history, museums, outlet shopping and village antiquing, farm stands and orchards, challenging golf, beachcombing, kayaking, boating, fishing, excellent local restaurants - even a steam train and riverboat to take you back in time for dinner or a daytrip. You’ll be within 45 minutes of the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun casinos, featuring top entertainment as well as gaming year round, and less than an hour from historic Mystic Seaport. And a quick two hour trip away from either NYC or Boston.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
7-night+ rental includes departure cleaning service; extra cleaning services available.
You must clean out the refrigerator, wash and put away all dishes, clean up all trash from in/around the property and place trash/recycling in appropriate outside bins. All trash MUST be bagged and securely tied before disposal.
NO EXCEPTIONS to check in/out times. Housekeeping arrives PROMPTLY at 11am.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.