Our cottage here turned out to be just what we needed for a pass through trip in Connecticut. Conveniently located to take day trips of the area. Cute town nearby with restaurants and a nice grocery store. Very close to the beach. The cottage was neat and clean although I wish we would have paid a little more and rented the cottage with a fridge. The free bikes were awesome and allowed us the opportunity to really explore the area. The proprietors were very friendly on the phone but we didn't really have much interaction during our stay. The other guests that we met were very nice, as was everyone we encountered in the area. The intoxicating smell of wild roses was everywhere in this town! Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here overnight, slightly off-season. Our cabin was just what you’d hope a cabin would be (see title). Everything we needed was there. The location is not on the beach but it’s a short bike ride or car ride away to Manahasset or into town. Beech Tree offers the use a bikes and the trail is right across the street. Each cottage seems well maintained and is painted a different cute color. In front of each cabin you’ll find two wicker chairs and a table. While walking along the beach and going around town we noticed kayak rentals, so you can do a few outdoor activities here in Madison. We will definitely be back to these cottages!
We've been staying in the area a few nights every summer for about 8 years and tried a few of the motels and wanted to stay here. There are only a few cabins and they book up, but we had an opportunity to do a Tues-Thurs stay a few weeks ago. We had a great time and totally relaxed. I'll start with the negatives: the small cabins are really small, but do-able. Cell phone coverage on the Sprint network was almost nonexistent, but Verizon worked. They have no WI-FI - I think that would be an easy improvement. I had a hot spot and gave the password to the family staying next door so the kids could play their internet games. That's pretty much it for the negatives. The positives are that the place was tranquil and felt like a combination of comfortable camping and New England vacationing of yesteryear. I think it would be awesome to have a family get together vacation and get multiple cabins. For us, it was just the two of us and we just had plans to do beach, food, drinks, and sleep for a couple of days. We saw two other families with little kids but everything was quiet and everybody seemed happy. We really didn't see the owners around but one night the ceiling fan started clicking and we mentioned it to the girl at the desk and when we came back from dinner they had left a nice big floor fan in the room. The AC worked great, the little TV was good and the place was spotless. We'll definitely try to stay there again, but will have to book early. They do a nice job. There may be a little tear in a screen, or a sticky window, and the grounds are not manicured, but very natural like a clearing in the woods, so that's the feel of this place and its really awesome. I would rather spend a summer night here than in a fancy hotel with carpeted hallways. Being 30 seconds from Hammonasset beach was nice and we were within a few minutes from good food and stores.…
We had a 2 night stay here. We had 4 people and the cottage was a bit cramped. We had larger bags so it was quite tight. Internet is not spoken of there so it can get a bit boring but there stuff to do around. There's grocery stores nearby to get some water and food. When we arrived the futon was a bit sandy from the previous customers but we were not to picky about that. The futon for two bigger people might be a little tight. The TV is really old and I suggest to bring DVDs to watch or rent DVD's from Walmart just close by. The cottage is really cute and you can see rabbits hop by. The trail to the beach is also just across the road.
My boyfriend and I spent a majority of our vacation here in Cabin #9 and enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was so nice to sit out at the table on our deck or in the comfy Adirondack chairs out front reading in the sunshine. It was definitely convenient having the kitchenette also for breakfast in the morning. My only complaint was that I wish the Beach was closer. Although the Greenway trail is right across the street it is about a 20 minute brisk walk to get to the ocean. The trail is not lit at night so I did not feel comfortable walking to the beach to take pictures of the sunrise which is my favorite part of being by the ocean. We did drive to the State Park and I got some nice sunset pictures instead!