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Nantucket Style Direct Waterfront Beachouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Direct Waterfront Home In Coastal Guilford, Connecticut.

Spend long Fall/Winter weekends and the Christmas holidays with your family in this beautiful waterfront home. Bring your sweatshirts and hang on the deck.

Propped right on the shoreline, this Nantucket shingle-style home features 3 bedrooms, two with fabulous en-suite full baths; a two-story, large living area with three sofas, a gas fireplace with remote and a gorgeous, designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances! Fully stocked with serving dishes, pots & pans, wine

glasses and more, this kitchen is ready to go! The upstairs Loft is home to (2) twin size side-by-side beds (equivalent to a King) and a desk.

Sorry but NO children under the age of 10!

Beaches, you ask?

There are 2 private beaches- both within walking distance, literally just 4 houses down the street. Or you can drive 10 minutes to Jacob's Beach. Beach chairs, frizbees, tube and umbrella are provided. Perfect for just hanging back with family & friends. Remember to bring your OWN beach towels! If you forget, there is a Walmart nearby.

Watch the jet-skiers, sailors, crabbers and fisherman alike…all right in your own backyard.

The main entertaining room has 7 sets of French Doors that open out to multiple decks that surround the house- making it ideal for indoor/outdoor living!

1) Upper covered deck has all new outdoor furniture- a large sofa and 2 deep, comfy club chairs with ottomans

2) Side deck features four navy Adirondeck chairs to watch the boats pass by

3) Entrance deck is home to two Steamer loungers- perfect for afternoon sunning

4) Two more lower decks- one for the barbeque, outdoor bar and dining table with umbrella & chairs are, as well as, a refrig for added convenience. Chair cushions and pillows are provided.

5) Lower, lower stone deck is a great place to hang your tubes and fishing gear!

Bring your Bikes, Kayaks, FlipFlops and beach floats!

For personal sanitary reasons, we ask that you bring your OWN sheets. There are (2) Queen and (2) Twin beds.

NOTE: there is no washer/dryer on-site.

Laundromat is in next town of Madison.

More Details

Property Manager
Angela Carson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Angela Carson

As a designer, I take pride in my home and expect my guests to be respectful.


Morning coffee on the back deck- the morning sun is amazing

Watch the early AM clammers digging

Walk to Beach late morning- collect seashells

Bike to Mulberry Point

Take a 3pm Nap on the back deck

Cocktails @ 6pm on the side deck

Life is good in Guilford, CT

Angela Carson purchased this house in 2014

Why Angela Carson chose Guilford

Guilford is one of those charming seaside towns in Connecticut that still has a local hardware store, a famous Orchard, a farmers market, a collectible book store and "Town Green" that is host to many fun events year round; all while playing host to cool shops and hip restaurants!

Check out "Bishops Orchards" for the best pies & apple cider donuts, "Browns Diner" on the Post Road for a hearty breakfast, the "Guilford Mooring" at the Marina for cocktails & lobster bisque (the Oreo Mudslides at the Mooring are unbelievable!) or "Buffalino’s" for your own personal pizza- BYOB (NY Times reviewed) or "Augers Pub" and Carson's for a great burger!

The "Guilford MarketPlace" across from the Town Green is "the place" that is GREAT for everything from a cup of coffee with a fresh-baked muffin to a tossed salad, soup, deli sandwich or gourmet dinner to go!

Gourmet deli sandwiches & fresh mixed salads are yummy there as well. It is a popular meeting place and has it all.

Pizza, clothing boutiques, gift shops, wine & cheese venues are all right there…just a stones throw away.

Take the cruise tour of the Thimble Islands with Captain Bob at Stoney Point, in nearby Branford- very interesting... you'lll enjoy it! Or take the walking tour of historic Guilford.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful Gardens! (please water if dry)

Indoor/Outdoor Living at its best!


Guilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Newly renovated master bathroom on lower level with soaking tub with water jets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Bedroom with Ensuite Bath (on Main Level)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , (2) side-by-side twins or the equivalent of a King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Ensuite MBath
  • Master bedroom is on lower level feet from the water with French doors to two adjoining decks
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Anniversary Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked the stay to the day we left - the process was smooth and trouble-free. Angela was an absolute pleasure to deal with! She always made herself available to any questions we had and her response time was very prompt. About the house -where to begin! Our jaws literally dropped once we opened the door! Hard to believe, but the house is even more beautiful in person than the pictures show. The water views from the living area and master bedroom are breathtaking! The interior decor and furnishings looked like they were out of a magazine but yet still inviting and cozy enough to relax and kick back. We enjoyed all the meals at the local restaurants (5-10 min drive) and also did a lot of grilling and cooking at home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to cook/grill. The weather was perfect during our stay except for one rainy afternoon and even then we just sat on the outdoor deck and enjoyed the view. Can't say enough good things about Angela and the house - perfect from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Angela and Al have provided a beautiful beach home to enjoy Guilford. The home is directly on the water situated in a friendly neighborhood. The home is outfitted with all that you would need to enjoy your stay including a lovely wrap around deck to sit on and enjoy your coffee in the mornings. Angela has done a beautiful job decorating to make you feel right at home. The bedrooms are lovely and the baths are fantastic, only to be outshined by the master bedroom closet! You wake up with a view of the water everyday, what more has to be said!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautifully decorated property with stunning waterfront property exceeds all expectations

  • 5 of 5

This bright, airy, and immaculate cottage, located on Indian Cove in Guilford, offers guests all comforts and amenities, everything from up-to-date appliances to area restaurant recommendations complete with menus. There are comfortable and tasteful gathering places, inside and out. The water views are gorgeous, from a number of vantage points. All the interior and exterior areas are as clean as a whistle. The town center, with interesting shops and all kinds of restaurants, is just minutes away. We so appreciate the attentiveness to detail on the part of the owner; she has thought of everything. We very much look forward to returning to this "one-of-a-kind" property!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our family stay at this beautiful, excellently maintained coastal house. It has historic character, and is tastefully decorated in warm and neutral tones with “seaside” accents that we think would please anyone. It absolutely lives up to the photos posted by the owner. The views of the Sound from most of the major rooms, and the various outdoor decks, are lovely, and we enjoyed watching the fish swimming below. The interior layout is spacious yet allows togetherness for vacationers, with a double-height living room flowing to the dining area and a big open kitchen. The master bedroom on the lower level is like a luxury cruiseship suite, with big windows overlooking the Sound. Everything one should need is provided, and Angela is very responsive to inquiries. There are pleasant walks starting right at the house, and nearby Guilford is charming and offers yummy eateries.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ahhh...BeachHouse Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The BeachHouse provided us with a truly beautiful and very comfortable space for our much needed vacation. Not only was the house very, very lovely (we found it even nicer than the on-line photos!) but the setting was picture perfect. As two couples who frequently travel together, this was the perfect place to slow down and celebrate another wonderful year of friendship. We began each day on the cozy porch with morning coffee and conversation, then returned there often for reading, crafting, bird watching, and listening to the soothing "lap, lap lap" of the sound. Amenities abounded in the house, and Angela was notably caring and responsive to us. We couldn't have asked for a nicer, more peaceful place to be.

Perhaps what we enjoyed nearly as much as the house was the town and location itself. Everywhere we went, folks were warm and welcoming, waving, greeting us, and sharing their stories as well as anything we might need. Walks through the neighborhood and surrounding town were hugely pleasant, shops and restaurants were excellent, and we even found an tiny free library "just up the street" where we could give and get some great titles. The beach, though small, was fine for a swim especially at high tide; the waters offered clamming, crabbing, and fishing.

As residents of New Jersey where great beach vacations abound, I must say that this Connecticut home with its sound location was a delightfully different and welcome "beach" choice for us. We simply loved it and would recommend it as a perfect place for friends to gather for any season. Oh, but don't take our week: we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the "Beach House" tremendously. There are several outdoor decks and features to enjoy while at the house and two beaches to choose from a short walk down the street (the one at the end has a fun diving board out on the rocks to use when closer to high tide). The people in the neighborhood are very friendly and always say hi when passing. There is plenty of parking across the street in a driveway that belongs to the house as well as two spots directly in front.

The inside of the house is spacious and decorated nicely. You can tell the owners take pride in their home. The house is very well stocked with most items you would need. There is central air if it is hot the week you are there.

Angela gets back to you quickly with any questions you may have.

The pictures are great, but it is even better in person. This is a vacation that all 4 of us said that we would like to do again and recommend to anyone looking for a great house directly on the water.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In town
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Shoreline East
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
In town
Nearest Beach
walking distance to many beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 6.35%

Rate are based upon MAX occupancy of 6 GUESTS.
Cleaning Fee is $150.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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