Do you have a case of the winter blues? Although the weather has been unseasonably warm this year, on days when that frigid air hits, brighter images of sunglasses, ice cold drinks and rays of sunshine beating down on the white sand between your toes unavoidably come to mind. There are countless communities on Connecticut’s coast that capture this beach vibe every day (even in the winter) with their private beach clubs, boating opportunities and sandy shores. For a little reprieve from the norm of January in New England, here are five beach homes located in our Shoreline markets, each with their own charming character and carefree lifestyle, that provide a mental escape from the chill of the season, at least for a little while.
12 Flower Avenue—Madison, CT
A vibrant, blue door greets visitors to this quintessential beach home in Madison, CT. Ideally located just a short walk from the town’s private association beach, as well as the Madison Country Club, this sun-filled Dutch Colonial is quaint yet spacious, and perfect for entertaining. It is also conveniently situated near Madison’s West Wharf and Surf Club Beaches. Surrounded by nothing but gorgeous views, restaurants, clubs and of course, picturesque beaches, this residence presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to vacation all year round right at home.
28 Toffee Lane—Madison, CT
This direct waterfront Colonial-style home in Madison, CT, enjoys unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound from every angle of the house all year round. The residence includes four bedrooms, four full baths, two expansive screened in porches and an entire first floor that has been renovated to further showcase its unbeatable beachside setting. A bright and open concept floor plan, in addition to multiple decks for relaxing and watching boaters go by, adds to this summery atmosphere.
688 Mulberry Point Road—Guilford, CT
This recently renovated home on Mulberry Point overlooking Guilford’s Indian Cove and Faulkner’s Island certainly takes advantage of all the shoreline’s natural beauty and offerings. Residents will be mesmerized as they watch the sea and sky change from the comfort of their own home. Those who are interested can also fish, swim and boat from the residence’s private dock, which is the only one on all of Mulberry Point and Indian Cove. Inside, a brand new kitchen and bathroom add to the allure of this lovely beach abode. The property additionally qualifies for Mulberry Point Beach Association membership.
70 Shorelands Drive—Madison, CT
This extraordinary house, resting on a landscaped level plot of land in Madison, CT, savors its year-round views of the Long Island Sound with a flexible floor plan and deeded beach access to the beautiful sandy shores of Shorelands Beach Association. A large porch adjacent to a cook’s kitchen as well as expansive windows look out over stunning views of the yard and water. A charming, one bedroom attached guest house cottage with its own living room, bath and kitchen complete this picture-perfect scene.
35 Vineyard Avenue—Guilford, CT
This unique property located on Vineyard Point in Guilford, CT, contains the qualities, views and lifestyle of a daydreamer’s ultimate beach paradise. With views of Faulkner’s Island and the Long Island Sound, this open floor plan Cape-style home features three bedrooms, two baths, a gourmet kitchen and more, and even permits space for a 1,000 square-foot expansion. The property resides just steps from a private beach and the incredible seaside offerings of Connecticut’s spectacular coast.