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2400 sq.ft, great for families, large yard

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 10 comfortably, 1 full+1 half bath, hot/cold outdoor shower

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.

Judy McQuade
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Judy McQuade

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

Why Judy McQuade chose Connecticut Shore

We bought a small cottage with a big lot in 1998 and expanded the building over 2007-2009.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is spacious, the yard is large. Plenty of off street parking.


Old Lyme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 6 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Lower level: 2 bedrooms sleep 4, plenty of closet space. Upper level: 2 bedrooms: Large master bedroom with cable TV + second bedroom that is a fabulous space for kids (6 twin beds). Bathrooms on both levels.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fully-equipped kitchen open to living room. Down one step to the breezeway - a great place for reading and morning coffee!. Through double doors and down 5 steps to game room with second full-size refrigerator, hockey table, TV lounge with DVD/VCR. Enclosed porch for card playing/children's play area on the street side. Off of the back of the house, there is a spacious deck equipped with table for 8-10. Outdoor shower. Large backyard for play. Plenty of parking along the side of the house. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET


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(1 traveler reviews)

2400 sq.ft, great for families, large yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Excellent Choice for Families and Friends

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Exit 70 off of I-95
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Old Lyme Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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