Great house and even better views!
We recently had a small family reunion in Westport (paired with a special birthday party) and stayed at this wonderful property. Before our arrival, we had been worried about having no air conditioning and that the area was under a predicted heat advisory almost every day we were there. All those worries were totally unfounded, as the owner was correct in assuring us that the wonderful breeze from the ocean made the house very comfortable. By using the ceiling fans and opening all the windows upstairs at night, the house cooled down nicely inside and we even needed covers while sleeping! There was only one day when we needed to run the window air conditioner downstairs for a few hours, and by following the owners' written directions for closing certain doors, the whole bottom floor was quickly cooled. Most of the time we stayed on the huge L-shaped porch or used the kayaks and sailboats in the water. Our grandchildren loved the floating dock and spent hours jumping and diving off it when the tide was high. It turned out that instead of us traveling to other relatives' houses for visits, they all wanted to come to the Norwalk house and hang out on the porch and enjoy the breeze. All our meals were eaten on that wonderful porch and we LOVED it! The owners have done an incredible job of writing a "renter's manual" with everything renters need to know spelled out in detail in an easy-to-read/find notebook; even the cabinets in the kitchen were labeled, so it was easy to find any pans or cutting boards we needed. One of our relatives compared the soft clucking of the chickens every morning to the mourning doves we had heard in Hawaii! We have rented other VRBO properties in the past, but this was the first time we were actually sad to leave the property. We hope the owners will be vacationing again next year and we might be able to rent this property again!
Large family house directly on the water!