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Beautiful, Spacious Beach House with Water Views in Madison CT

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 13 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

5 Bedroom Renovated Beach House across from Private Beach in Bucolic Madison, Connecticut

This sunny house with water views is located on a cul-de-sac across from a private beach. It has 5 bedrooms, including a master suite with a den area, bath with double sinks, a separate tub and shower and a private deck with water views. Three additional bedrooms and a bath are on the 2nd floor with a TV area and laundry. The main floor has a renovated eat in kitchen, large living room with dining area, window seat sitting area and a private bedroom and full bath. There is also a screened porch with an additional dining table.

Madison is under 2 hours from NYC and about 2 hours from Boston. This charming historic town is less than 10 minutes from the house and has an arts cinema, a nationally acclaimed bookstore, a library and wonderful shops. FULL SUMMER OR MONTHLY SUMMER RENTAL ONLY.

Keywords: Beach house, summer rental, water views, Madison, CT,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About The Owner

We had rented houses in the Hamptons and on Cape Cod, but wanted a beach house closer to NYC. We discovered Madison in 1994 and rented there every summer since, finally buying in 1999. We fell in love with the charming town and the friendly people. We have two children and Madison is extremely child friendly. It is more like Marblehead, MA than Greenwich CT. The Long Island Sound is great for swimming, especially for children because the waves are small and there is no undertow.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999


Madison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MASTER - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Spacious Beach House with Water Views in Madison CT
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful location to get reconnected with family

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week and thoroughly enjoyed the house, its furnishings, and location. We were able to host large dinners for family close by which was a great luxury. We spent most of our time on the front screened in porch where we watched tons of birds and bunnies.

The kitchen was very functional with everything in working condition (which isn't always the case). The beds were all comfortable.

I would recommend this property with no reservation. A truly wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Christmas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family used to live in Madison and we wanted to return for Christmas to visit relatives and friends. This 5 bedroom house was wonderfull. The location ws excellent with a great beach across the street. All the rooms were tastefully decorated and we felt like we were home from the moment we arrived. There is a large table in the kitchen for everyone to sit and have breakfast. There is a huge table in the front living room with ocean view. We had 10 people at this table for Christmas eve dinner. Fried seafood from Lenny and Joe's and a couple of 6 lb lobsters from the Lobster pound in Clinton.

the owner, Andrew was very easy to deal with and the whole transaction went off without a hitch. We would definately recommend this house for any family gathering. We would love to come back to this house in the summer to really take advantrage of the beach.

Thanks Andrew - we had a wonderful Christmas Holiday in CT and truely enjoyed the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

No better place than Madison

  • 5 of 5

We've been vacationing in Madison for a number of years and were extremely lucky to find this house and owner. My kids had a wonderful time being so close to the beach and with all the fun sidetrips along the coast. We easily slept 6 adults and 3 kids--the house was spacious and in a great neighborhood with beautiful views. On top of that, all the neighbors were friendly and made us feel welcome. A perfect house for our trip and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Canaan, CT

CT Family

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped, in the perfect location to enjoy the beach and easy access to town. Beautifully maintained with very comfortable furniture and relaxing places to sit and talk, read in the quiet, and share family meals, either indoors or on the screened in porch. Lovely breezes all day, and cooling air at night for peaceful sleeping. The house is equipped as described, and is a wonderful setting for adult couples or families with children. The rental rate is good value, and the owner pays careful attention to details, and is very easy to work with. You will truly enjoy your time in this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC, USA

Fabulous house for Yale Graduation week

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful beach house, with lots of room for the whole family. We opted to stay here for Yale graduation weekend, a short 25 min drive from campus, and it worked out great to be able to congregate together instead of staying in a motel. The house is spacious, with five bedrooms, a great front porch and open living areas downstairs. The owners were extremely helpful in responding to questions about our preparations, and gave us great advice about the area. We highly recommend this house for any type of stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding vacation home! The house is lovely, spacious, cheery—and spotless! It’s so well laid out that it feels cozy, yet there was plenty of room for everyone to have space and privacy…extra seating areas, cozy reading nooks, etc. There’s an upstairs balcony, a wonderful screened-in porch on the ground floor with comfortable furniture, the sounds of nature, and a view of Long Island Sound, which is only a short walk away. The beach is quiet and inviting. Fishing from the rocks provided additional entertainment (and fish).

This house is obviously not just a vacation rental. It’s a second residence for the owners that reflects obvious pride of ownership. The warm, welcoming colors and natural light from the many windows give the home a bright and cheerful feeling and there are nice views from almost every room in the house. The furniture is clean and comfortable and everything is well maintained.

The owner personally went through the house with us and spent considerable time giving us suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. We followed pretty much all of his suggestions and were really glad we did. The house was very well located for our purposes. First, the immediate area was quiet and picturesque and we enjoyed just hanging around the house, being together as a family. Next, it was convenient for seeing the many picturesque towns and historical sites nearby. Its location near the rail line allowed for a day trip into NYC, an easy visit to a friend at Yale, and a quick return to the Boston airport.

We felt the rental cost was very reasonable considering the size, condition, and location of the home. The security deposit was high but our deposit was returned promptly. Over the years, we’ve rented a number of vacation houses, apartments, and condos and this was definitely one of the nicest—and cleanest—we’ve stayed in. We highly recommend 79 Harford Avenue in Madison.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Madison House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
13 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
13 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Insurance $89
cleaning $150

50% at signing; balance 2 months before move in. If it is short notice; 100% at signing plus security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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