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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Victorian West Beach Cottage

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Westbrook Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

250 Ft. from West Beach. Family cottage circa 1889 with many original features including knob and tube wiring and brass pin windows. Upstairs connecting bedrooms with double beds open to a sleeping porch. Antique beds and furniture throughout. 250 ft to West Beach. Enclosed side porch entrance with indoor line to dry beachwear on wet days. Outdoor hot/cold shower with walkway. Large set tub in kitchen perfect for bathing babies and toddlers. Child safety gates provided.

Relax on the downstairs front porch to read in the evening (enclosed for rainy weather) and then enjoy the traditional final walk to the waterfront before turning in. Go back in time to another era when extended families gathered at these summer cottages and enjoyed card games, musical soirees, and more.

Attractions include concerts on the town green in Westbrook center, a pleasant walk including a short shady diversion of the old Boston Post Rd. off of Rte.1. The annual fife and drum corps muster takes place late in the summer. The nearby Essex Train Museum offers scenic train/boat tours with dining options. The historic Griswold Inn in Essex dates back to before the Revolutionary War and is down the street from the Connecticut River Museum. The Ivoryton Playhouse and the Goodspeed Opera house satisfy your theatre needs. Located between NYC and Boston, you can even take the train to Broadway. Outlet stores are right off of I-95 in Westbrook and in Clinton. Casinos are a drive away. Boat tours of the Thimble Islands are pleasant for all and a big hit with the kids (pirates!).

See VRBO #394631 at back of property.

Keywords: summer rental, seasonal rental, second home, summer cottage, vacation rental, vacation home, beach getaway, beach cottage, beach home, beach rental

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

About The Owner

I am a third generation owner of this property.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1915

Why The Owner chose Westbrook

Purchased by my grandparents in 1915 when 'venturesome cottagers' began to populate the CT shoreline to escape the industrial atmosphere of the cities. A unique historical neighborhood with many of the original families still present.

What makes this cottage unique

My grandmother visited beaches all along the CT shore in the early 20th century and settled on West Beach as the best beach. It is a lovely sand beach nestled into a crescent of the CT shoreline with a view of Long Island across the Sound. Great for swimming and for children to play on the sand bars!


2 traveler reviews

Victorian West Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Seymour Ct

Our third stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage the past 3yrs.

The accommodations are great. The cottage has a special charm.

The outdoor shower is wonderful.

The best part is the location, just 300 ft from the beach, in a nice neighbor.

It is conveniently located near everything

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is especially gratifying when guests enjoy it so much they come back. I love to see family traditions of gathering together in Westbrook. There have been so many over the many years. Maybe that's the charm.
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Lynchburg, Va.


  • 5 of 5

This was thoroughly enjoyable. The cottage is very clean & well maintained. You can immediately sense the 100+ years of enjoyment people have experienced there as soon as you enter the cottage. Located under 200 steps from a very nice beach that is visible from the front porch. MANY great restaurants are within short driving distance.

The beach community setting is very relaxing for adults, and safe for young children.

I would return in the future and would recommend without hesitation to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always pleases me when vacationers enter into the historical spirit of my cottage and relax back in time. I hope that they come away feeling rejuvenated and uplifted. It's the "gift of the sea" to paraphrase Anne Morrow Lindbergh or, in this case, the "gift of West Beach". I appreciate the lovely review and apt description of the area. I look forward to many more people enjoying similar experiences over the years.
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Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Upper Deck Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Clinton Country Club
Nearest Train
1.07 Miles
Shore Line East Westbrook Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bills Seafood Restaurant, Haywire Burger Bar, etc.
Nearest Beach
0.06 Miles
West Beach, Long Island Sound
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Westbrook Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Saturday to Saturday only; check-in 1 PM check-out 11 AM.

The Deposit (Half the total rent) is due immediately to reserve the rental.

Total payment is due 28 days before Check-in Day.

Cancellation Policy: If the guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows.
80% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Day
60% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Day

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Westbrook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enclosed outside shower, hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Wifi Nearby: Westbrook Library (1 Mile away)

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