Charming Cottage with Sound and Marsh Views

Clinton, Connecticut

Completely renovated beach home directly across the street from one house on a private beach. Enjoy water views of Long Island Sound from the 4 season front room and miles of protected salt marsh views from the full deck along the back of the house. The deck has a loveseat, 2 lounge chairs and coffee table on one end, a grill, dining table and 4 chairs on the other end - there is also an outside shower. The house has an spacious open floor plan of a large kitchen, family room, and living room, leading to two bedrooms and a full bath. This Home has central air & heat throughout, washer/dryer, full kitchen with new appliances and a dishwasher, cabinets full of dishes, glassware, pots & pans - I leave detergent, soaps, everything you need. New bath (tub/shower, toilet, large vanity with sink) has drawers of extra linens and towels. Washer/Dryer unit means anything can be cleaned easily - I even leave detergent. Each bedroom has 2 pillows/person, blankets & quilts with sheets, so you can be comfortable even on cool nights. The pullout sofabed also has its own set of sheets, pillows and blanket. The deck runs along the full back of the house, high above the marsh, so watching the sunset is wonderful. Deck has a gas grill, seating for 8 on the deck - dine outside or in - outside shower on deck. And the beach is a short walk across the street! Shore Road is a 20mph, wonderful to walk or ride, lined with summer homes with families.

The house was gutted 8 years ago, raised and new electrical, plumbing, roof, windows, doors, ceilings, walls, floors, bath and kitchen completely new. Central air & heat and overhead ceiling fans in all rooms for fresh cross breeze from the sound or marsh. 2 bedrooms offer private sleeping quarters, while sofas offer extra spots with one queen pullout sofabed. White sofa and loveseat in the livingroom have two end tables and a coffee table, large 50' TV with DVD & cable will entertain at night. Separate front room allows for two groups of people to do their own thing in one house and features a 4 seater rattan, custom-covered sofa and matching 2 chairs and ottoman, side table, coffee table, and bookcase with small TV. The kitchen has new dishwsher, refrigerator, oven/4 burner cooktop, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, baking sheets & pans, serving dishes, wine also has a drop-leaf table (which expands) with five matching chairs and 2 spares inside (4 outside) to add. Dine inside or out on the deck - you can see the sunsets and watch osprey and other birds in the salt marsh - another beautiful view. The beach across the street is only shared with one house (whose older inhabitants rarely leave their deck) so the beach is not crowded and access to the water is direct. Bring your walking shoes, bicycles or kayaks and enjoy! Route 1 is not far with Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, TJ Max, Clinton & Westbrook Outlet shopping, cinemas, many family and fine restaurants abound. Wonderful place to vacation with quick access to nearby Madison's State Park on the water, small towns with their historic sites and antique shops to wander through. I can give you many ideas to fill your days or nights when you want a break from enjoying the beach.



  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos


  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing


  • Fitness Center


  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Bay/sound
  • Marina


  • Recommended


  • Water View
  • Beach View


  • Beach


  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Toaster
  • Stove


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Family


  • Dining Area

Property SuperType

  • Cottage

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

15 Reviews

    Peaceful, Quiet, Enjoyable, Relaxing

    4/5 Stayed Sep 10, 2020
    Submitted Nov 1, 2020

    Property was just what we needed for extended stay to visit kids, grandkids, and family. Very peaceful, quiet, enjoyable, and relaxing, especially the front room. The deck in the back overlooking the marsh land was also very enjoyable and provided a completely different perspective. Owner was extremely cooperative and accommodating to our needs.

    Location, location, location . . .

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2020
    Submitted Sep 9, 2020

    . . . and a very helpful host! The spacious cottage is right across from the beach, with terrific views, including lots of big windows, and Marie was very responsive when we needed some attention upon moving in. The air conditioning was great, and there were plenty of nice restaurants close by for takeout and otherwise. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

    Better than the pictures

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 2, 2020

    We had a wonderful week at Marie’s house! The pictures don’t do it justice. We comfortably had 3 adults, 2 kids, and a dog stay there and would host dinners for an additional 2 adults and 2 kids. It never felt crowded as the layout is great with multiple seating areas. Loved the added amenities like dishwasher and laundry detergent. And the AC was a godsend during the mid-90 degree days! You won’t regret your stay here.

    Connecticut shore vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2020
    Submitted Jul 25, 2020

    Comfortable clean home. Very close to beach. Very nice hostess

    Great stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2020
    Submitted Jul 22, 2020

    Terrific host - responsive, friendly, honest Deciding what to bring? Don't bother, everything you need is there. Everything very clean - house, furniture, sheets, towels...all clean and in good shape.

    Great property

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2019
    Submitted Nov 19, 2019

    Had a great time with our dogs. Marie was very helpful. We really enjoyed our time.

    Great time!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 27, 2019
    Submitted Sep 25, 2019

    The house was very nice and extremely clean and fully stocked. The house came with lots of extras making the stay and packing easy. Great location--highly recommend.

    Lovely cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 28, 2019

    Great location and proximity to the beach! House was well equipped and perfect for our family of 4!

    My Happy Place.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2019
    Submitted Jul 24, 2019

    My family enjoyed this beach house! It was comfortable, roomy, private and the view from the deck watching the sunsets was amazing. The beach was just across the street and also private. Parking was not a problem. The neighbors were very friendly . The owner was very nice to deal with and it was a comfort to know that she was available if there were any questions. I would rent again in a heartbeat. Thank you Marie.

    R & R

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2019
    Submitted Jul 16, 2019

    My husband, dog, and I enjoyed our stay here very much. The kitchen has nice dishes and flatware, the bed is made up with colorful sheets, and for me the enclosed front porch was the perfect reading room. The house had a lovely calming effect on me, just what I needed for a week's getaway!

    Charming cottage across a quiet street from the beach.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 2, 2017
    Submitted Sep 18, 2017

    Lovely, clean cottage steps from the beach and close to all of the area's best seafood restaurants. Grocery store just around the corner. Loved the location, and the cottage had everything we needed.

    Love it!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2016
    Submitted Mar 14, 2017

    My wife and I (and our dogs!) have been staying here for a week every summer for many years. We love it and that's why we keep coming back. It's so peaceful and quiet and we are truly able to refuel during our stays there. We haven't even looked to stay anywhere else since coming upon this find! We'll definitely be back...

    What a beautiful spot!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 26, 2015
    Submitted Sep 20, 2016

    I stayed in this house for the 2015-16 academic year. It is an absolutely beautiful spot and a terrific location - sunrises in the morning, sunsets in the evening, right across the street from the Sound - and yet only a few minutes from shopping, restaurants etc. The house is spotless, comfortable, and very well equipped with everything you'd need, and Marie, the owner, is extremely helpful and kind.

    Perfect Relaxing Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2012
    Submitted Aug 6, 2012

    This was our first time renting a beach cottage for our family vacation. The experience we had with Marie, the house, the beach, the community and everything else was absolutely perfect! It started with a warm friendly greeting from Marie. Then the cottage came with all the amenities listed and then some! It was so nice having 2 different areas for 2 groups of people to do different things, watch different shows, etc. The cleanliness and open floor plan was so nice. The beds were very comfortable and abundance of pillows and blankets was perfect! Central air was such a nice bonus. When it was cool we loved all the windows and fans for plenty of fresh air. The private scenic view from the back porch was priceless and where we spent quite a bit of time watching wildlife. Three Ospreys perched and slept every night in a tree 20 ft. from the porch. All the different birds, squirrels and even some rabbits were so relaxing to watch. In addition to the beautiful direct view of the sunset. The closeness of the ocean was incredible. It was so relaxing sitting on the private beach at any hour and there not be people everywhere you look. Our 3 year old had a wonderful time collecting shells and pebbles and building sandcastles while we played with the sand beneath our toes. What was so thoughtful was that there were chairs and some toys on the beach, which means not having to bring ours back and forth! The neighborhood seemed so family oriented and quiet we did not have to be bothered by noisy young folks partying. Anything we needed to run out and get was conveniently close and easy to get to. This was a perfect, quiet, relaxing family vacation spot. Marie was so thoughtful in every way of prepping this cottage for renters! I would rate her and this cottage a 6 out of 5 stars if I could.

    A great vacation place!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 7, 2010
    Submitted Aug 17, 2010

    We really enjoyed our stay at this house. The house came with everything we could have needed and then some. I never expected a dishwasher while on vacation! The beach was directly across the street and the marsh in back was full of wild life that we enjoyed watching. I would definitely return to this property if the occasion arose!


      Clinton, Connecticut

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      Minimum Stay 7 Nights

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