Historic Essex Home w/ Large Yard Near Downtown!

Sleeps 42 BR1.5 BA


Brimming with small-town charm, Essex should be the next stop on your bucket list! This inviting 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental is loaded with country charm as well as a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor living space, making it the perfect home base for your next coastal getaway. Spend your days riding the famous steam train or hiking the scenic trails at a nearby state park, followed by evenings exploring the abundance of local shops, eateries, and attractions that make up Essex.


  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen


Location Details

THINGS TO SEE & DO: Essex Steam Train (0.4 miles), Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park (0.4 miles), Connecticut River Museum (1.0 miles), Ivoryton Playhouse (2.3 miles), Florence Griswold Museum (5.9 miles), Gillette Castle (15.1 miles), Harkness Memorial State Park (21.2 miles), Mystic Aquarium (27.5 miles), Yale University (31.9 miles)

OUTDOOR FUN: Sunset Pond (across street), Islander Sport Fishing Charters (4.4 miles), Harveys Beach (7.9 miles), Rocky Neck State Park (10.6 miles), Chatfield Hollow State Park (11.6 miles), Hammonasset Beach State Park (13.7 miles), Gillette Castle State Park (14.8 miles), Devil's Hopyard State Park (18.7 miles), Wadsworth Falls State Park (22.5 miles), HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods (33.9 miles)

GOLF: Fenwick Golf Course (7.7 miles), Fox Hopyard Golf Club (13.8 miles), Cedar Ridge Golf Course (14.5 miles), Black Birch Golf Course (16.0 miles)

AIRPORT: Bradley International Airport (51.5 miles)


8 reviews
  • Great location


    Nice, quaint home. Beds are comfortable, house is clean.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Patrick and Kim S.
    Published May 18, 2022
  • Charming cape-style home


    This adorable little house and its surrounding property are nicely cared for, with a lovely outdoor area and easy off-street parking. The home was spotless, with a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, nice linens, terrific shower, good lighting. Gino was prompt and informative in communicating, and went out of his way to ensure that we were all set. We enjoyed exploring Essex and surrounding towns - all within easy driving distance. The property gave us a perfect base for a couple days of rest and rejuvenation.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Shiela K.
    Published March 29, 2022
  • Great Cape a short walk from town


    Stayed at this property with my partner for two nights. Gene was very prompt about returning my calls and answering any questions we had. Our check in process was easy using a lockbox at the back door. The decor is a bit of a throw back but overall the house was very clean and comfortable - plenty of towels, extra pillows and throw blankets to get cozy on the couch. The kitchen had a new fridge and was very well stocked - a full spice rack which was a nice touch and even some ice cream in the freezer! The house is located a short, very pretty walk from the town which was wonderful. It’s on a main road with a pond and the fire house across the street. I was concerned it may be on the noisy side but that was not an issue at all. We felt very safe staying here and appreciated the ease, comfort and cleanliness of it all.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christine L.
    Published March 16, 2022
  • A Perfect Location


    Our family had a wonderful long weekend in this lovely home. So comfortable, close to everything, and lots of yard space for our son to run around in. Gino was kind enough to leave us some fresh milk for coffee and some ice cream in the freezer. The bed in the master is so comfortable, and the entire home is incredibly clean. We hope to return again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Meaghan M.
    Published March 16, 2022
  • Lovely home, well equipped for a relaxed visit!


    We were visiting family in the area and found the location especially convenient. The house itself was perfect for our comings and goings and for having people over for dinner.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Laurie S.
    Published March 2, 2022
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