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Rooks Nest - Saybrook Manor Beach House in Old Saybrook, Connecticut


Saybrook Manor Beach House Vacation offers the perfect getaway for all. Bordered by both the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River, Old Saybrook is an ideal seaside destination.
Home for decades to the film legend Katherine Hepburn, Old Saybrook is the oldest town in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. Get ready for a step back in time for some old world charm. Old Saybrook is a town with a history of cultivation for the arts, education, and invention. Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn called Old Saybrook home. The inventor of the first American submarine, David Bushnell, was also an Old Saybrook resident. Old Saybrook is home to Fort Saybrook, Connecticut's first military fortification, built in 1636 by the British. What once served as protection from the Pequot Indians is now an 18-acre historical park created by The Fort Saybrook Monument Park Association.

Boston Post Road is directly in front of the Old Saybrook train station. Taking a right and walking 1-1/2 blocks to the traffic light brings you to Main Street. The Chamber of Commerce offers a walking tour of historic Old Saybrook, not to mention everything you'll need to know about the town from restaurants to the names of celebrity residents. For more local lore, visit the General William Hart House (pictured left) just beyond the town green on Main Street. Not only is the dwelling a period piece, it also serves as home to the Old Saybrook Historical Society. The society sponsors local exhibits as well as providing an historical library and archive of genealogy documents. From antique shopping to sailing, canoeing and kayaking, there is no one single activity that any visitor could satisfactorily accomplish with a single short day's visit.Old Saybrook is an antique lover's heaven offering over 400 antique stores within a 2-mile radius. Right at the train station is Antiques Depot, where one can lose themselves in the 10,000 square ft. of affordable antiques and collectibles by over 95 dealers. With a large selection of furniture, china, glass, artwork, silver, books and jewelry, the store also buys and offers appraisals. The Essex-Saybrook Antiques Village on Middlesex Turnpike/Route 154 (about five minutes by taxi) houses over 120 dealers selling ephemera, maps, estate jewelry and clocks. There's a wide range of other shopping options as well. Stores include Harbor Books and The Life of Riley, which specializes in Irish imports. Outdoorsy types shouldn't miss North Cove Outfitters, voted "Retailer of the Year" by Canoe & Kayak Magazine. The Connecticut River, referred to as the backbone of New England, is certainly the spine of Old Saybrook. The history of Old Saybrook is built around this river, and indeed, it continues to maintain a central point of importance in the town.

If you want to make a splash of your own, visit Chimney Point Boat Rentals, and they can set you up. Once you've got your marine vehicle, head to North Cove Outfitters if you want to rent fly-fishing equipment.

You can also leave the driving to someone else, and take a Saybrook Point Cruise aboard Deep River Navigation's "Aunt Polly." Sea Sprite Sportfishing Charters operates out of Old Saybrook. Fish with them for trophy bass, bluefish and bonita. Real Escape offers charter yachting trips on their 56-foot yacht (capacity of 40 people). If you happen to be in town from January to March, don't miss a Bald Eagle Cruise complete with a naturalist on board!

Swing by Harvey's Beach on Route 154 during the summer. You'll be rewarded with 100 yards of beach, a playground, concession stand and watchful lifeguards. At the opposite end of Old Saybrook, where the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound meet, you'll find both the Lynde Point and Saybrook Point lighthouses. Old Saybrook Fenwick Golf Club open year-round, but use is restricted to residents during July and August. Don't despair, you can always putt around at Saybrook Point Mini Golf.

The pressures and priorities of city life define the daily experience of many; but existing only to achieve goals and satisfy material needs is not enough. There has to be room in life for mystery, reflection and adventure. Escape, getting away from it is the necessary alternative to modern existence. None of us wants to waste the few days or weeks we have on an experience that fails to live up to expectations.


Welcome to Rooks Nest - Saybrook Manor Beach House in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Saybrook Manor features great white sand beaches and Oyster River with vast salt marsh view and a variety of bird life. your tranquil ocean getaway. Ideally situated in the heart of Town of Old Saybrook, the top Long Island Sound and Connecticut River destinations in one place; just steps away from the restaurants, shopping and beaches.

This simple Rooks Nest - Saybrook Manor Beach House was recently completely updated and features charming interior designs, comfortable accommodations.

Rooks Nest Beach House Vacation makes getting away more tempting with our exclusive special packages. We have made sure to include just what you need to make your stay perfect. View our special packages page to pick out the package that is perfect for your stay and your very special occasion. Weekly & Monthly Rates available