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Stunning Beachfront Home in Westbrook

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,113 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Open floor plan, 4 BR, 2 Full Baths

Our beachfront home is conveniently located directly on Middle Beach - wake up and enjoy the beauty of Long Island Sound. This home boasts: Central Air, Gas Heat, Stone fireplace, Spacious balcony off the master bedroom, Built in outdoor grill with ample counter space and a sink, Outdoor shower, Washer and Dryer, Security system, Cable, Wifi, Desk with file cabinets, Game Table, Bar, Walking distance to Water's Edge Resort, and located close to wonderful shops restaurants and nightlife.

Karen Calvanese
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Karen Calvanese

We purchased this 'cottage' and turned it into a home where our four children enjoyed the last 24 summers. Wonderful memories are carried with me at all times. We now mostly live in Old Lyme, CT. We are actually from Plantsville, CT, about 50 minutes from here. We would live our summers here in Westbrook and then back to Plantsville for the school year. Now, being empty nesters, we would love to see our Westbrook home enjoyed by others who long to be near the ocean.

Karen Calvanese purchased this house in 1989

Why Karen Calvanese chose Westbrook

It's directly on the beach in a quiet family friendly neighborhood. It's easily accessible from I-95 and Rt 9 and offers many attractions nearby.

What makes this house unique

After searching for several years, we knew we had finally found the right summer home. The house at the time needed a lot of work, but the road was quiet which was a major concern for us having young children and the beach wasn't rocky which was a big concern as well. We knew we could always turn the house into a home we could love, but the road and the beach were unchangeable. We hated to leave come the school year. Now that our children are grown we have used this Westbrook home in the off season as well. It is beautiful in the winter and even quieter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Westbrook Center in Westbrook

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2113 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower - not enclosed
  • Downstairs bathroom has washer/dryer. Upstairs bathrooms has built in drawers for belongings
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom has private spacious balcony
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Stunning Beachfront Home in Westbrook
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Great experience and space!

  • 5 of 5

A clean, spacious, well equipped, comfortable long winter weekend with women friends to celebrate an important birthday. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shirley, for your review. I'm so pleased to know you and your friends found my home to be your perfect haven to celebrate your birthday! Sincerely, Karen
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  • 5 of 5

This beachside house was everything we could have hoped for + more! The photos are nice but just don't capture exactly how nice this spot is! My family of 7 spent a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday enjoying the light filled, comfortable & well stocked house. I was a bit concerned that we wouldn't have all that we needed to make a thanksgiving feast, but that proved to be no worry at all. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and there was plenty of seating for us to include other relatives as well (total of 11) at the table! The coveted spot was the small dining area in front of the glass windows overlooking the sound - there we were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises & sunsets (as well as the afternoon shut eye with the sun pourring in :) ) The owner was very easy & nice to communicate with & quick to respond when we had a question regarding the disposal. The downtown of Westbrook didn't offer much to explore but the neighboring towns (Old Saybrook, Guilford...etc) were charming for walking, shopping & getting essentials. Wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this home or to stay there again! Thank you Karen!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, I am so very happy you were pleased with your stay! Thank you so much for your kind words. The table by the window is my favorite spot as well!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was so much more than we were expecting. The property itself was gorgeous with plenty of room!

We did a lot of cooking outside on the grill (clams, lobsters, steak). The close proximity to town made it an easy walk for breakfast or things we forgot. Walking the beach in the morning was one of my favorite things to do. The neighbors all along the beach are great, and many do live there full time. They have a lot of useful information (sightseeing, restaurants, etc...). We will be back next year Karen! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm always glad to hear my travelers were happy! I look forward to your next stay!, Karen
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Fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property was more than I could have hoped for. It had everything that we could have wanted and needed from towels, linens to all kitchen amenities( coffee maker and keurig). The house was immaculate, beds are very comfortable and it has a huge living space with comfortable sofa. There is plenty of dining space both in the kitchen and by the large window looking out on to the beach. There is ample seating out on the patio over looking the beach. The outdoor grill is large and has the convenience of a sink and tons of counter space. The beach was perfect for us especially because we had our 3 grandchildren with us.

The owners were very responsive to any questions that we had, which was greatly appreciated.

Mystic Aquarium,Saybrook Point Inn, Donahue's Madison Beach Grille and Lenny and Joe's are a few of the places that we visited and enjoyed. Dinner at Waters Edge proved to be somewhat of a disappointment for some of our party.

I definitely would recommend this property!

Thank you Karen&Chris for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear how happy you were vacationing in my home. I try to make all my travelers feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you Jane and please keep me in mind for your future travel. Sincerely, Karen
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Best home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough positives about this home in beautiful Westbrook CT. The home itself is gorgeous, spacious, inviting, clean, the views are breathtaking, the beach is perfect for families (and non-families), and walking/running the beach and side streets are perfect if you want to get out-and-about.

My husband and I spent our wedding weekend at this home and just had to celebrate our 1-year anniversary here…when we walked in, Karen left us a lovely anniversary card and wine! So thoughtful…I highly recommend this home to anyone who wants a quiet getaway in a beautiful home on the shoreline of CT.

Thank you Karen!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our ladies' birthday weekend ...

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely and we'll equipped with all that you could need. We enjoyed great walks on the beach and the location is convenient to everything. We were truly happy with our choice and would definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bonnie for your review! I'm glad you were happy with your stay at my home.
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Nearest Airport
60.5 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cafe Routier
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
New London
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fenwick, Old Saybrook
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Westbrook Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Routier
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Powder Ridge Ski Area

Take a short drive from this beautiful beachfront property to enjoy the area's most delicious restaurants, boutique shopping, antique shopping, outlet shopping, farmers markets, marina's, casino's, art galleries, The Kate (Katharine Hepburn cultural arts center), wineries, and ferries to NY and RI.

Our house is located close to Water's Edge Resort - take a stroll on the beach at low-tide and enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner there.

Only a few miles away, situated on the Connecticut River is Essex, CT which is boasting with historical charm. The Essex Steam Train is a wonderful attraction for children.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Westbrook Center, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning/linen fee £155.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £779.03

Available for long or short term rental, and off season academic rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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