3 Bedrooms/2 Full baths, Large Screened-in porch, 2 Decks, Wireless Internet
Laura Thomson Trinks
About Laura Thomson Trinks
We purchased this property in 2006 and have enjoyed many repeat renters over the years. Unfortunately, our little cottage was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In May of 2013 we tore the original house down and waited out the busy rental season to begin reconstruction. Since we were starting from scratch, we decided to increase the square footage and add a second floor. During the process, FEMA changed their guidelines and requirements for new properties and we were required to lift the new house much higher than originally anticipated. Basically, what was once a one floor home is now three stories high! We live in CT a little over an hour from Old Lyme and Paul, who has been a homebuilder professionally, oversaw the construction himself. We were the first new waterfront construction home on the Old Lyme coast in over 50 years! It's been a long road but we think, and we hope you and your family will feel the same, that the results are worth it!
Laura Thomson Trinks purchased this House in 2006
Why Laura Thomson Trinks chose Old Lyme
We love the area because of the family atmosphere. Our children and grandchildren love coming here every Summer. We've been extremely fortunate in getting to know a lot of people who having been vacationing at Hawks Nest Beach for generations. Lastly we have, bar none, the best neighbors ever!
What makes this House unique
With the new house we added a 2nd full bathroom and increased the size of the kitchen. Additionally, we added 2 decks. Perhaps most remarkable is the upper deck outside of both upstairs bedrooms as the view of the water from this vantage point is better than we ever could have imagined.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No Beach Fires
No illegal substances, guns or illegal activity
No fireworks to be used or stored on-site
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful Oceanfront Home
Very beautiful home with a fantastic beach right outside your door. Tons of amenities, lots of things to do, whether you stay right in the Old Lyme area or venture out. But I don't know why anyone would want or need to go anywhere! You cannot go wrong staying at this beautiful, well appointed beachfront home.
The beach house was impeccable. Laura was fantastic. My family had an amazing vacation and we are planning to book again next summer!
The home is in an older community of small homes and beach homes. It is new, clean, very-well thought out. Beautiful enclosed porch for meals looking out to the Sound. Kitchen is fully-stocked and great for cooking. Gorgeous beach with rocks at the edge but ten feet out is just pure sand. Southern view across the Sound to the north fork. Gorgeous outdoor decks with wicker furniture. Convenient upstairs laundry. Excellent use of lower floor (the house is on concrete stilts) for shower / storage. Window AC units kept us cool on a hot week no problem. Grill out back on lower level. Both upstairs bedrooms open to a lovely outdoor upper deck with great views. All new appliances. Owner ./ operator does a very nice job here.
Breathtaking views, exquisite beach house!
From the minute you arrive, you feel relaxed hearing the waves crashing on the shore. This stunning home is directly on Hawks Nest Beach. My family has rented this home twice. Our three girls love flying kites, playing in the sand, and walking to Garvin's Store to get Italian Ice. This house is meticulous, well equipped, and beautifully furnished. The owners are great to work with and responsive. From sunrise to sunset, the view is perfect! We hope to return every summer with our girls!
A dream beach cottage - we will return!
We were impressed in all aspects - the private beachfront property coupled with the layout of the house makes this one of a kind. We stayed for a week with four children ages 13 to 4 months -- and while traveling with an infant can be daunting, it was actually the best vacation we have ever had! We loved that we could just enjoy the beach from morning until evening. The house is so welcoming and well equipped - all of our needs were met. We will return next year and are thankful to be able to rent this beautiful home. Thank you again Laura!!
Great beach house!
The house is clean and well appointed with a stunning view. The owners are friendly, easy to work with and take great pride & care of the property. We would rent again!
Dine at area restaurants, enjoy Old Lyme's numerous art galleries, go antiquing or visit a winery. Take a day trip to the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Casino or to Mystic Village, Seaport or Aquarium. Go on a sunset sail on a old-time schooner leaving from Mystic for a memorable evening. Take a hike a local park or play tennis at the court down the street. Walk to Sound View for freshly made donuts in the morning and gelato after dinner. Information can be found for these and other activities, attractions and restaurants in our in-cottage guidebook. Also, our cottage is located just down the street from the Hawk's Nest general store; great for that last minute item or souvenir.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating, crabbing off the jetties or the most popular....doing nothing : )