2 BR charming cottage steps to private beach academic rental -easy commute to Yale, Wesleyan, New London
Located in the private Cedar Crest Beach Association neighborhood of Westbrook, CT, this charming, totally renovated 1900s beach cottage is perfect for the visiting professor, or academic seeking a quiet place to live, write, and work.
The 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with second floor loft/study is steps away from a beautiful, private beach perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking or other water activities. The house was totally renovated in 2002 and is situated on an extra-large, professionally landscaped lot with stone wall and patio, large front and side lawn with secure garden shed to store your bikes and kayaks, and some water views. Two bedrooms are on the main floor with a large third work/study space with skylight on the second.
The first floor “great room” combines the living room area with fireplace and built-in for music/TV with a modern efficient kitchen and dining area. With its sunny, open spaces, lots of windows and great location, it is ideal for one person, a couple or small family looking for peace and tranquility, yet close to all the conveniences and excellent schools CT has to offer.
The house is in pristine condition, has gleaming hardwood floors, gas log fireplace, new mechanicals including roof, security system, windows, air conditioning/ warm air heating and Maytag and GE high-end kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. Kitchen equipment includes a side-by-side refrigerator with through the door ice/water dispenser, quiet dishwasher, microwave, glass-top range, in-sink disposal, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, brand-new service for eight dishes and glassware, including both red and white wine glasses, and quality stainless steel flatware. The kitchen is well equipped for those who love to cook.
The property includes a new enclosed outdoor shower with IPE floor, changing area and views to the water, a wooded area in back for complete privacy, brick walkway and beautiful trees in the neighborhood.
Westbrook, CT is a quaint, shoreline community on Long Island Sound within easy commuting distance of Yale University, New Haven, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, New London and other nearby colleges and universities. (less than 30 minutes to New Haven, CT, about 25 minutes to New London, 30 minutes to Middletown, CT and about 60 minutes to Hartford, CT.)
The house is located within 5 minutes of interstate 95 providing easy access to all that CT has to offer, yet it feels totally away from it all. Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service operating in southern Connecticut, and connects Westbrook with New Haven or Old Saybrook and with a transfer, on to NYC or Boston.
Westbrook's elementary school, The Daisy Ingraham Elementary School, was recently the recipient of a Blue Ribbon honor for excellence. A new middle school, connected to the high school, opened in 2005.
The area is a birder’s paradise as the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is headquatered in Westbrook. Other nearby attractions include the Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut's largest shoreline park which offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf, the attactions of Madison and Guilford CT, incredible lobster rolls in Clinton CT, shopping at Clinton's Outlets, antiquing in Old Saybrook, Essex and Old Lyme, and many other historically and artistically significant areas.
This Chapman area home can be your home away from home. The owners are non smokers and looking for the same in a renter. No pets. You pay heat, phone and utilities including cable and internet service. The house is cable ready. Available Sept 2012 to May 2013. $1850/month. 9 month rental. Summer monthly rental available at higher weekly summer rates:
See www.vrbo.com listing #235045 for summer rates.
|Number of Bedrooms
|Number of Bathrooms
|Number of Offices
1250 Sq. Feet
Cottage or Country Home
|Available from Tuesday, January 01, 2013 until Saturday, June 01, 2013
|Flexibles With Dates
|Comments on Dates
Acad. Rentl: Sept to May;Summer rental available at higher rates