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Tina Magnuson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Beach cottage steps to Walnut Beach in historic village of Milford

13 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Devon / Walnut Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrm and 2 full baths, sleeps 7 including living room queen sleeper sofa

A beautiful newly renovated turn of the century beach cottage 1/2 a block from the Long Island Sound and steps to Walnut Beach awaits!

Perfect for vacationers who enjoy kite and wind surfing, cycling, stand up paddling, sailing or kayaking. The house comes with a kayak, stand up paddle board and café bike for guests to use. There are numerous beach toys for guest use as well as a croquet set and giant inflatable whale of kids.

If you enjoy tennis, the local recreation center up the block has tennis.

The nearby Audubon Nature Center on the Housatonic River provides excellent summer programs for families with young children. Enjoy casting for blue fish at the end of the street or building a sand castle during the annual competition each summer. Artist fairs on the historic town green are a local attraction as are the oyster and lobster festivals each year. Or just enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk which connects to Silver Sands State Park and explore Charles Island at low tide.

If you want a summer retreat for the entire summer, Metro North is only 5 minutes away and the city 1 hour 20 for those that need to commute for work. New England beach living at reasonable prices!

Enjoy quiet comfy bedrooms: Each room is gorgeously decorated from the master bedroom with king bed to the two guest rooms one with full sized bed and the other a single. All rooms have ceiling fans and A/C units as well as feather beds for extra comfort.

In the living room, the sofa converts to a surprisingly comfortable queen bed. Perfect for those extra guests on weekends.

BBQ and enjoy the gardens: The 'just right sized' backyard is perfect for family BBQ's and entertaining. Teaky torches and candles provide nice touches. In summer enjoy cut flowers from the garden or picking strawberries from the front yard.

The front yard has a garden bench for reading the morning paper while gazing at the Sound. For more information on the town of Milford paste this link into your browser. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford,_Connecticut

Sunroom/office: The house is equipped with basic cable, telephone and Wi-fi The sunroom is a relaxing room for reading the morning paper. If you need a home office, enjoy the unique driftwood office desk.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tina Magnuson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Tina Magnuson

A seasoned TV professional, I spent 4 years living in the house while completing extensive renovations and landscaping. It was a true labor of love!

Tina Magnuson purchased this house in 2006

Why Tina Magnuson chose Milford

The area was once a holiday makers seaside destination complete with amusement park. Now it's being revitalized and art galleries are moving in to our little shopping district which survived Hurricane Sandy just fine! You'll find the coffee table book 'Sand in our Shoes' which chronicles the history of the area through photos and personal stories in the living room upon check in.

What makes this house unique

I treat my house like a B'n'B without the breakfast or a host. You'll find each room is extremely well appointed and comfortable with attention to details. It's not a bare bones rental. It's a real home full of my things for others to enjoy down to the collection of art books and 3D puzzles! I believe that details are important down to making sure planters of herbs are available for guests to use and enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed in this home for a long memorial day weekend. Exactly as pictured, zero complaints. Tina was easy to coordinate with. The beds were very comfortable. Her housekeeper lives across the street, was very sweet, and met us with the keys on our arrival. Neighboors and locals were very friendly. Two minute walk to the beach. Multiple playgrounds within 5 minute walk we took our one year old to. Ice cream shop and place to get lobster rolls/chowder 3 minute walk away – delicious and convenient. Home was very clean. Has a BBQ grill in the back we used each day. A very nice weekend, we would recommend this home to others and stay again. Deposit was returned without any issue a week later.
May 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

Beach cottage steps to Walnut Beach in historic village of Milford
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews
5

Relaxing week in Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home during a very hot week in August and had a great time. Our goal was to get away with our grown kids for relaxation and low-key fun and this spot was perfect. The house is truly within walking distance of a nice beach. The state park, just a bit farther, is even nicer. We enjoyed wading in the lengthy area of shallow water, collecting shells, and walking and jogging along the boardwalk and especially out to the little island during low tide.

The house is on a quiet street with a driveway that held both of our cars. It was very clean. The rooms seemed smaller than they looked in the photos but it was just the right size for our family of five. The master bedroom was spacious, and our three adult children each had their own space – two in bedrooms and one in the living room on the sofa bed. The dining area was a little cramped, but on the plus side, the table was spacious. Everything we needed was in the house. We loved the picnic table in the backyard for breakfast and a lobster cookout.

This was our first time using VRBO and we were overall satisfied. We were a little concerned about sending money in advance, but everything worked out fine and our deposit was refunded within days. We expected to clean up after ourselves, of course, but didn’t think about needing to do things like watering the yard, putting the trash out to the curb, etc. No big deal, but just unexpected. It was truly like staying in someone’s home – we were! – so there were photos and decorations around. Tina gave detailed written instructions so we could refer to them to find answers to any questions and she responded quickly to a few texts with questions. Tina really cares about making tenants happy. Thanks, Tina!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful beach house was a perfect place to spend a family vacation. The location, decor, convenience, and amenities were perfect. Tina was very accommodating and readily answered any questions and provided suggestions to enhance our stay. The house was in perfect condition and had everything we needed to feel at home. Thank you, Tina, for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Henry were terrific guests, even taking the time to water the garden during a heat wave and drought. I hope they can return!
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Beach Cottage

  • 2 of 5

Well decorated beach cottage, can see how it would work well for a young family of four. Easy walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you didn't think the house met your needs. The website has details on size and rooms as well as plenty of photos. Perhaps you didn't really look at it? Sorry you felt it was inadequate.
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5

Fabulous beach house for short term or long

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house for 2 weeks as an alternative to a downtown New Haven hotel for family for a weekend trip. It was fabulous!!!! I could not have been more pleased with the ease of navigating and logistics with the house, nor do I think I could have found a better decorated and comfortable house to stay! The attention to detail with everything in this house is stunning. It is the perfect beach house, with the feel of luxury in the bedrooms and bathrooms, but the comfort of a home.

It is stocked with wonderful books for a quiet day at home amidst the plethora of groomed foliage and flowers in the back or front yard, records and music to enjoy old times, games to enjoy time with family, or a very short walk to the beach for a sunny day. There is a market roughly 2 blocks away (less than 5 minutes walking) with some of the best chicken salad and grape leave I have ever had (and I have had quite a few at different places as they are two of my favorite foods), a fabulous lobster roll cafe (we had a dinner catered in the back yard one evening weekend), and beach shops to rent paddle boards or purchase a stained glass or sea shell souvenir. The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and the neighbors pleasant and friendly.

I would recommend this beach house to anyone who is looking for an alternative to staying in a hotel and is looking for a clean and comfortable feeling. It is very friendly for a long term rental. If I return to Connecticut, I would definitely stay in this rental again, and I plan to rent through VRBO for all vacations in the future as opposed to staying in a hotel.

Overall, a spectacular place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah now cash your deposit refund!!! LOL
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Lovely Home Near Beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved the decor and cleanliness of this home! It looks exactly like the pictures. We spent a week in May with the kids and grandkids and there was plenty of room for the 6 of us. My brother and his family stayed here previously and I would highly recommend the property. We spent a lot of time with family in the area, but squeezed in a trip to Louis Lunch in New Haven, Mystic Pizza and a tour of the Thimble Islands.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Come back and enjoy a 10% discount.
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week-end in this very charming house. The bedrooms are all cozy and well furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped. This property is very nice and well maintained. Just a few block from the beach which is very convenient. We’ll come back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walnut Beach Creamery
"It's just around the corner and it's excellent! And they have a cute little garden in the b..."
Whole Foods Market
"You may call it "Whole Paycheck", but it's still an amazing market!"
Westfield Connecticut Post
"It's big. It's got everything you need. It's a mall!"
AMF Milford Lanes
"Fun for families!"
Little Lasse's
"It's a fun place to go for breaky. The coffee is pretty weak, but you can forgive Phil the o..."
Scribner's
"Eat in the bar area which is cozy and decorated with lots of fun items."
Milford Harbor Marina
"A beautiful harbor just steps from the train station and the historic town green."
Stonebridge Restaurant
"Situated next to the scenic waterfall at the historic Founder's Bridge, enjoy both the food ..."
Citrus Restaurant
"One of the best restaurants just off the Village Green."
Cafe Atlantique
"The best place for espresso in the village."
Connecticut Post 14
"It's big! it's a mall! It's got it all!"
Danny's Drive-In
"Since the 40's this road side attraction has been dishing up hot dogs and fries. Pull up a ..."
Milford Public Library
"It's a nice library right off the harbor and the village."
Scoot & Paddle
"Do you need to rent a scooter or bike or would you like to try stand up paddle boarding? Th..."
Pez Candy
"I haven't been here yet, but it's on my list!!"
Silver Sands State Park
"Walk along the boardwalk from Walnut Beach or cycle through the path. Adopt a stray at the ..."
Bridgeport Flyer Diner
"This is a great diner as far as diners go! Great for brunch!"
Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Tweed Airport, New Haven, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Alfa's Bar and Pizza
Nearest Ferry
17.3 Miles
Bridgeport Ferry
Nearest Golf
7.1 Miles
Great River Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Stratford Metro North Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95 CT exit 33
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Costa Azurro Italian Restaurant on the Sound
Nearest Ski
38.5 Miles
Powder Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Walnut Beach
Car: recommended

A quaint New England village located on the Long Island Sound, Milford, Connecticut, founded in 1639, is the sixth oldest town in Connecticut. Boasting the second longest town green in New England, it hosts numerous art fairs in addition to lobster and oyster festivals throughout the summer. Conveniently located just 65 miles from New York City, Milford is easily accessible via interstate or by taking the MetroNorth train making this the perfect summer home for families that need to commute to the city for work. The station, located in the heart of the village, is within easy walking distance of restaurants, bike/kayak rentals, shops and beautiful harbor where outdoor concerts are held weekly in summer.

The rental property, located just steps from the beautiful sandy Walnut Beach, is located between Silver Sands State Park and the Housatonic River. Cycling, kayaking, stand up paddling, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and kiting are all popular activities here.

Other Activities: Enjoy kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing or kite surfing on the Sound or fishing, at the end of the block. Bird lovers will enjoy the observation deck over looking the Housatonic River at the Audubon Nature Center just down the road. Always a fun family outing, catch the Bluefish, the minor league baseball team in Bridgeport just 15 minutes away.

Golf: The Great River Golf Club offers a challenging championship course as well as excellent dining at Monty's River Grille.

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Rates & Availability

Devon / Walnut Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$3,500
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$2,750
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$3,000
 
 
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,750
 
 
Summer Peak
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$4,000
 
 
Christmas - New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee estimate $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

$1100-$1800 weekly or $3000-$6800 monthly
$1100-$1800 per week
$3000-$6800 per month
See rate sheet for more details
Standard weekly maid service is required for rentals of more than two weeks. Yard service is included.
Pets may be considered depending on size and training for an additional security deposit.
All rates may possibly be negotiated.
Ask about a "loyalty" discount for returning guests.

Payment via check or PayPal. International guests can wire or pay via PayPal. All fees are the responsibility of the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Devon / Walnut Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1424 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Floorboards
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , sparkling white marble floors and beautiful marble sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A true nautical feel to this bathroom. Photos available.
    Outside Shower - shower , There is an cold water outdoor shower on the patio.
  • The upstairs bathroom is a true sanctuary with beautiful marble tile, rain shower head and jacuzzi. Both bathrooms have hair dryers and show caps. Photos of the downstairs bathroom are available via email.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , feather bed and desk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , feather bed and desk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , feather bed and nice reading chair. His and her closets.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in living room turns into a comfortable queen bed.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and A/C units as well as feather beds for extra comfort. Double and single rooms have desks. There is plenty of closet and dresser storage as well. Each room comes with an alarm clock and set of beach towels. The master bedroom includes a comfortable reading chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly maid service can be arranged by renter. Turn over cleaning fees will be deducted from the security deposit. BBQ grill should be cleaned by renter after each use. It is not part of the weekly cleaning service. Living room includes Home Theatre system with Plasma TV, DVD, CD and VCR players as well as Sony Playstation and Guitar Hero. Numerous movies and TV shows stock the VHS and DVD collection. Library includes numerous books on art and literature classics. Linens and beach towels are provided. Weekly yard service is included, but watering is requested for long dry hot spells. Additional service can be arranged by renter. Chiminea is provided for chilly evenings on the patio. Both bathrooms included a hair dryer and shower cap. Enough toiletries and paper goods for your first night. A complete visitor's handbook for the house and surrounds is provided upon check in. Washer/Dryer iron, ironing board & wine cooler are located in the cellar.

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