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Classic Fenwick Summer Cottage on Long Island Soun

Bedrooms 10
Property type cottage


About the property

10 Bedrooms , 8 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Cool sea breeze, warm sunny beach, live a fantasy life in this wonderful 1884 classic Fenwick summer cottage directly on the Long Island Sound. Cocktail hour on the screened- in-porch, elegant dinners for 18 in the dining room, all after days filled with golf, tennis, sailing, swimming, reading at the beach, cycling, antiquing or one of the many other attractions one can find in this area. Ideally placed within walking distance of a 9 hole golf course and 4 tennis courts (3 clay, 1 all-weather) available 7 days a week for all Fenwick residents and renters.

Perfect for families with children. Lessons in golf, tennis, swimming, and sailing each available within the borough for children who are part of the ‘playclass’ (ages 4-15) for a reasonable fee. Games and activities available as well. Easily within walking or bicycling distance. Lessons available for adults as well. Use of golf and tennis courts is $300 a week.

Eight bedrooms with water views, Five queens, 2 twins,

Master bedroom has king sized bed attached to a dressing room with a queen-sized bed.

Another queen bedroom has small private powder room. There are 3 more bathrooms with claw footed tubs on the same floor. And a shower room.

On the ground floor there are three powder rooms and one large shower room.

Three more bedrooms on third floor (2 queen, one full) two with balconies and one powder room.

Two kitchens, washer and dryer, fireplace and wood stove, Screened-in-porch, open porch, sunny garden area off of

kitchen, herb garden, raspberry bushes.

Golf cart rentals are available to those with valid driver’s license. House is on highest point of the borough of Fenwick perfectly located close to pier and tennis courts and golf course, and

facing the Sound. Small chapel with Sunday services within walking distance.

For the winter season, a section of the house is fully heated with baseboard oil heat and wood stove. 3 bedrooms are available, full kitchen, library, living room, shower room, bathroom plus 2 powder rooms. Washer and dryer are in basement.

Old Saybrook is located on the Connecticut shore, 100 miles from both Boston and New York and 25 miles from New Haven, CT. Old Saybrook is serviced by Amtrak and the Shoreline East (connecting with MetroNorth in New Haven and has direct rail service to both Boston and New York several times daily. The closest airport is Bradley International (BDL) near Hartford, 60 miles or 1 hour away via I -91.

Old Saybrook features a busy main street , many fine restaurants, arts festivals, a farmer’s market and lots of shopping opportunities. “The Kate”, otherwise known as the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center was named after Fenwick’s most famous resident and features top name entertainment as well as opera and theatre.

Keywords: Large Summer Cottage, house, beachfront, water views,

More Details

Lucy Borge
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

family dinners, bicycling in the area, playing tennis and golf. swimming, sailing, reading, running. Relaxing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fenwick in Old Saybrook

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large 3 story summer cottage with screened in porch, large separate shower room, 2 kitchens each with a stove and oven and dishwasher, refrigerator, raspberry bushes, golf cart, access to golf and tennis.


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Classic Fenwick Summer Cottage on Long Island Soun
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Classic beautiful home in Fenwick

  • 5 of 5

This home has every bit of charm and character that one is looking for in an old classic summer cottage. Having grown up in the summer time in this area, I have seen many homes and I think this one is the best! The owners have taken great care and have made it very inviting for renters. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our week!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to rent our house to Dawson Bullock and her family - they treated our old and beloved home as if it were their own.
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Los Angeles

CT shoreline charm

  • 5 of 5

Lucy's home had the quintessential New England charm we were looking for! We rented for the weekend for our wedding party and held our small rehearsal dinner in the front lawn - it was perfect from the moment we stepped foot on the property. There was plenty of room for our guests - who loved exploring each unique bedroom. Every nook of the house was filled with a piece of history and we felt apart of the family for the weekend. The views were incredible!!! As advertised it sits right on the water. The pictures of this beautiful home barely do it justice. It was above our expectations.

I can't thank Lucy enough for hosting us. She was quick to respond to our every question and made the rental process a breeze. She was gracious and professional. It was the perfect setting to get ready for our big day and provided our family many memories to last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You were wonderful, respectful guests. Come back any time!
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Santa Barbara, CA

Family reunion from California

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with our family. We are 4 sisters and spouses with kids in their 20s and 30s plus an 89 year old mother. The house was perfect for all 15 of us. It is in a fantastic location with many activities right there. We played golf and tennis every day, and rented kayaks and stand up paddles. It's such a gorgeous area, you never need to leave. The kitchens are well equip so we had a wonderful lobster dinner our first night. All the rooms are comfortable and there are many places to sit and read, or watch the osprey catch fish right out in front. Owners are a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend this home. It is a good combination of old elegance and comfort. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Stayed here in July 2011

  • 5 of 5

As adverstised, an impressive, authentic, enormous New England Cottage in a lovely community. The cottage easily handled the 20 family and friends that we had stay over. It is an ideal place to relax, unwind and listen to the sound lap against the beach in the front of the cottage. The community of Fenwick is pristine with all the activities a family could desire. The owners were incredibly responsive to all queries we had both during the rental process and duing our stay and were a joy to deal with. We definitely plan to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lessons available for children, golf, tennis, swimming, sailing. 9 hole golf course, 3 clay tennis courts and one all-weather court,

beach with lifeguards, playground, swimming pier with raft.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fenwick, Connecticut Shore

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,420.4

We charge $9500 per week in July and August, $8500 per week in June and September and $7500 per week in May. We charge extra for special events like tented parties. Generally, we do not charge for less than a week. To discuss a special event, please call or email the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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