|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The charm of the old...the convenience of the new! We added on to the original 1940 cottage in 2008 to create a new 2400 sq.ft home that is perfect for extended families. Sleeps 10, great outdoor space for cookouts (partially covered), large yard for sports and plenty of parking off the street. Free wireless internet. Game/TV room for kids, enclosed front porch, airy, sunny breezeway for morning coffee. 4 bedrooms, including a 'kids' room that sleeps 5. Everything is clean and neat! Short walk to the beach, ice cream, conveniences, the Sound View carousel... A great vacation destination for families. Please, no pets or smoking in the house. Tenants bring sheets and towels. You'll find a spotless house upon arrival...please leave the house in the same condition.
Three sisters and their families share this well-loved, well-maintained cottage for half of the summer, and rent for the other half. Old Lyme is where we grew up - we now lay our hats in Hamden, CT; Northhampton, MA; and Aix-en-Provence, France!
We think you'll love our cottage's cleanliness and friendliness as much as we do. The indoor/outdoor spaces are perfectly set-up for families!
Judy McQuade purchased this cottage in 1998
We bought a small cottage with a big lot in 1998 and expanded the building over 2007-2009.
The cottage is spacious, the yard is large. Plenty of off street parking.
Our extended family rented this house last June. From the baby to grandparents, with cousins and aunts and uncles in between, we had a memorable time. The house has a nice flow and there are several different "spaces" for congregating and doing different things. Our older children ran around in the yard and had fun with water games or played games in the roomy "lower" living room. The adults tended to congregate in the "upper" living room, furnished with comfortable sofas and adjacent to the kitchen, making food preparation and cooking a shared community activity. There were two separate inside areas for eating and also a great covered patio outside with table and chairs. Everything in the kitchen and throughout the house was modern and neat and clean including bathrooms and bedrooms, which were all airy, with comfortable beds. Walking to the beach was easy for all. It felt like being in one's home rather than a rental property.
Old Lyme is a lovely summer destination - historic city center, stately homes, fine dining, outdoor music and festivals. Near Old Saybrook, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut casinos. The beach community is a fun place for families. Leave the car behind and walk to the beach, ice cream, gift shops, outdoor concerts, the Old Lyme carousel, bars and restaurants.
We apologize, but our family cottage is not available for rent by large groups of young people.
We ask for half of the rental amount upon reservation and the other half two weeks prior to your visit. For the week of July 4th there is a surcharge of $250.