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Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, sleeps 6

Go back to a simpler time, for a week or a weekend, any season of the year. Enjoy our private, relaxing ranch-style home, located on a wooded hilltop across from Long Island Sound, in a desirable area of the small coastal town of Clinton, Connecticut. Bask in the sun on our semi-private beach. Play in our large, open front yard; watch birds and wildlife in the wooded backyard with marsh view.

Features: Large kitchen, living and dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sunroom. Fully furnished, with all appliances & linens, 2 HD flat panel TVs, satellite TV, DVD players, stereo, and wireless high speed Internet access. Books, games, bikes, rowboat, kayaks and more.

A car is recommended for day trips, but not required to travel to/from the property. Estuary Transit offers daily routes plus Dial-A-Ride door-to-door to/from Clinton or Old Saybrook rail stations by prior arrangement only; see http://estuarytransit.org. The local area is served by Enterprise Rental Car agencies in Madison, Guilford and Old Saybrook. Grocery delivery is available from Peapod.

Come, and relax.

More Details

Owner
Mary and Melissa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2017

About Mary and Melissa

Two sisters inherited this property in 2008 from our dear dad, a builder who constructed it himself from the foundation up in 1954. The house was renovated and refurnished in 2007-8, but we kept some of the loving touches Dad built in, like the vintage main bath and the knotty pine kitchen cabinetry. We spent our own childhoods in this neighborhood and on this beach, and we hope your family makes memories here as fond as ours. As dog lovers ourselves, we welcome well-cared for, well-behaved pets (per our pet agreement) - they'll enjoy their time here too!

Mary and Melissa purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary and Melissa chose Connecticut Shore

Beach and marsh views, a variety of birds and wildlife, and good neighbors.

What makes this house unique

A hilltop setting with plenty of privacy and room to play sets this property apart from most beach cottages in the local area, which are crowded together on tiny lots down near sea level. The house has a large front yard and parking well off the street for 3 cars with room to spare. Beach access is deeded and shared only with our longtime neighbors, offering an exceptional degree of privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and were really impressed with all the amenities. Especially the vegetable garden. We happened to leave a squash and zucchini that we thought you should have.
Jul 2015
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Location

Chamard Vineyards
Lobster Landing
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Clinton Bootery Inc
Super Stop & Shop
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
"Broiled, fried or in salads, the seafood is fresh and tasty. This location has a different ..."
Westbrook Lobster
Clam Castle
Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Saldamarco's Italian Market
"Saldamarco's is a local favorite Italian market and deli. It's been in Clinton for around 4..."
Shoreline Diner
"This is a Two Sisters family favorite; you can get anything here from traditional diner fare..."
It's Only Natural
Grand Pizza Shoreline Incorporated
Pizza Works
Louis' Lunch
Prime 16
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Luigi's Restaurant
Fresh Salt
Dock & Dine -- CLOSED
"An old family favorite due to its scenic location at Saybrook Point, Dock & Dine was serious..."
Griswold Inn ~ Dining
Deacon John Grave House
Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Hanami Japanese Restaurant
Mohegan Sun
Foxwoods Resort
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Mystic Seaport
Lyman Orchards
R J Julia Booksellers
Block Island Ferry
Newport
Yale University
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Mark Twain House & Museum
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Gillette Castle State Park
Stars & Stripes Corporate & Family Charters
Reelentless Sportfishing
oyster river kayak adventures
Action Sports Bicycle Center
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
Tanger Outlets
Connecticut River Museum
Essex Clipper Dinner Train
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Miriam Green Antiquarian Book
Clinton Antique Center
Yale University Art Gallery
Shubert Theater
Goodspeed Opera House
Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Hartford (BDL)
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
New London-Orient Point (L.I.)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Old Saybrook (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95 exit 63
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Semi-private, across street
Car: recommended

There’s plenty to do within a 30-45 minute drive. Delight in our area's art galleries and theatre, history, museums, outlet shopping and village antiquing, farm stands and orchards, challenging golf, beachcombing, kayaking, boating, fishing, excellent local restaurants - even a steam train and riverboat to take you back in time for dinner or a daytrip. You’ll be within 45 minutes of the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun casinos, featuring top entertainment as well as gaming year round, and less than an hour from historic Mystic Seaport. And a quick two hour trip away from either NYC or Boston.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clinton in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • river ...
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half Bathroom - Toilet
  • Both bathrooms were recently updated; the main bath retains its vintage Standard fixtures. The half bath has a comfort-height toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    3rd Bedroom/Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper sofa, closet, doors close for privacy
  • The Master BR has a queen canopy bed, two chests, nightstand, a flatscreen TV with satellite, and a large closet with shelf. The 2nd BR has twin and double beds, a nightstand, a vanity, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a large closet with shelf and organizers. The 3rd BR/den has a queen sofa bed, loveseat and chair, end tables, a flatscreen TV with satellite & DVD player, and a large closet with shelf.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
EVENTS: House parties, prom groups, college groups, receptions or other events are prohibited. Kegs and fireworks are strictly prohibited. Occupancy numbers are strictly enforced. PET FRIENDLY: Properly cared-for, supervised pets up to 100 lb are considered, limit (2) with pet agreement. We provide stainless bowls, large & small crates, a shaded kennel (not suited to escape artists), and pick-up bags. Pets MUST be on leash outdoors except in the kennel. All waste must be cleaned up daily from the yard and kennel. Cats, birds and/or snakes are restricted to the sun room - which they find quite pleasant. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Estuary Transit offers Dial-A-Ride door-to-door to/from Clinton or Old Saybrook rail stations by prior arrangement only; see http://estuarytransit.org/page/14863-Events

Reviews

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Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access
average rating of 4.52 based on 26 reviews
Toccoa, GA
4

Comfortable and accommodating!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Two Sisters. Located in a lovely shoreline neighborhood, we enjoyed quick access to the beach and its many shells. The home was clean and well-stocked with all the supplies that I dislike purchasing on vacation, e.g. Paper towels, dishwasher detergent, etc. Meg, one of the sisters was readily available to us and helpful in meeting our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deana, We're delighted you enjoyed your stay - wish we could've arranged better weather for you! We hope you enjoyed tracing some family history too. You're welcome again any time your travels bring you to the shoreline. All the best, Mary & Melissa (and Meg!)
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5

Quaint property, perfect for a small family of beach lovers.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint property, perfect for a small family of beach lovers, including our Labradoodle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Another very nice stay here

  • 4 of 5

(cut and paste from last year) Our only problem was that we needed to go home early due to our most elderly catching a cold and wanting to be ill in her own room, home in Tennessee. Even the rain didn't dampen the comfortable coziness. Thanks, again, for the very nice week+

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, We certainly understand that! We're happy to work out a small break for you for next summer. Will message you. All the best, M&M
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Enjoyed our stay very much

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time here. Just down the driveway and across the street to the beach. The neighborhood was beautiful and very quiet but still close to rt 1 and everything you could want. This was the best stocked house we have ever stayed at. Meg left a note with directions about the house and the best local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Well-stocked getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this house over the Christmas holiday. It was extremely well-stocked with whatever you might need in the kitchen and lots of games and puzzles for hanging out. Beach access was very easy, and the neighborhood was quiet, given the time of year. It was also just right for bringing the dogs along--there is a backyard bordered by woods for easy potty breaks, and the sofas have removable pet covers for snuggling a puppy when you want to. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that 2 of the 3 beds were uncomfortable (I didn't try the twin bed), so I couldn't sleep well. The master bed problem would be an easy fix (sheets too small, so you wake up knotted in them). The mattress on the double bed in the second bedroom was not supported by the frame, but a new support slat would probably fix that too. I suspect the owners have fixed these problems already. Overall, it was a nice house, and we had a good time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible yet Quiet, Abundantly-Stocked Home near the shore in Clinton!!!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, we were taken care of! Not only did Mary of "two sisters" call me at 11 PM, almost immediately after I inquired about their property, but she was extremely helpful and so loving, that we will go back to this house every year! It was abundantly stocked with everything I could've needed or asked for! From the kitchen, to games for my son, to the garage with bikes to use and a Weber Grill, we didn't want to leave! My husband was a happy man! The neighbors even helped out lending us a pack n play & booster seat until brand new ones arrived at our doorstep, delivered by the lovely, Meg! Thank you & bless you all for a wonderful, relaxing & beautiful stay at the beach!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. That's our goal, to provide everything for a relaxing visit to the shoreline. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clinton, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£478
for 3 nights
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£114
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£144
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.09
Pet Fee £55.25
Damage Insurance £43.47
Damage Deposit £368.35

7-night+ rental includes departure cleaning service; extra cleaning services available.

You must clean out the refrigerator, wash and put away all dishes, clean up all trash from in/around the property and place trash/recycling in appropriate outside bins. All trash MUST be bagged and securely tied before disposal.

NO EXCEPTIONS to check in/out times. Housekeeping arrives PROMPTLY at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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