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Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 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

Mary and Melissa
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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 Clinton

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Discarding cigarette butts outdoors will also incur a $250 cleaning fee.
  • The renter must complete, sign, & initial our rental agreement (w/pet agreement if applicable), and deliver to us by check-in (photo ID required).
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • river ...
  • town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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


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Family-friendly shoreline home with beach access
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 31 reviews

Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at comfortable home. It has everything you could possibly need. Kitchen was well equipped to make cooking a breeze. Would love to stay in the summer to be near the water.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. We’d be happy to welcome you back again! We have several regular annual guests in the summers, but occasionally there’s a week open - keep an eye on the calendar. Meantime all the best, M&M
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Very clean & comfortable for a family!

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed @ how clean home was when we arrived. Little trouble finding house but Meg helped! She was awesome.

House does not provide shampoo but bath wash & some other things are provided. We had little issue with DirecTV but fixed by resetting box. Had trouble with heat in master bedroom so woke up to cold room temps couple days (didn't want to bug Meg daily).

Overall, it was really nice house! Decorated for Christmas with tree & centerpiece for dining table. We were hosting Christmas Eve dinner so nice to have centerpiece! Hutch full of dishes; kitchen has more dishes, lots of silverware & glassware. Also has dishwasher to clean said dishes, silver & glassware.

I would love to stay in Summer as it's across street from beach, which was awesome!

We would recommend this house to anyone who's looking. Thank you Meg for always answering when we called!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, accommodating, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful and convenient to everywhere we wanted to go!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Home is spotless and well equipped. Wonderful neighborhood to walk, enjoy the beach, or just sit in the breezeway and enjoy a book. Fresh basil and tomatoes right outside your door

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed another stay at Two Sisters!
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Quiet retreat on the Ct shore

  • 4 of 5

This marks our fifth year staying here. Meg, the caretaker, is as always, very welcoming. The house has two ample bedrooms and an extra den with a pullout bed, a fully functional kitchen and a well stocked garage with bikes, beach chairs, kayaks, etc. for a fun vacation. It's the place for a nice, quiet getaway on the CT, with many great places to swim, boat, fish, walk, bike, and eat. Also close to supermarkets, several outlet centers, wineries, and many attractions on the CT coast (Art museum, Mystic seaport and Aquarium, Groton submarine museum).

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed another summer visit!
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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: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Pizza Shoreline Incorporated
Pizza Works
Louis' Lunch
Prime 16
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Luigi's Restaurant
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The Griswold Inn
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
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 Steam Train & Riverboat
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.89
Pet Fee £56.93
Damage Insurance £44.79

Extra cleaning services are available at additional cost.

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.