Our stay at this beach house in Old Lyme was so much fun. We loved that there was ample parking and the yard was so big. The house fit us all nicely and is very private and away from the crowds but yet close enough to walk to the beach and to the main drag where the carousel, arcade and ice cream are. We would spend a good amount of time at the beach then walk home and have a nice barbeque. The best part for me was that there is so much fantastic kayaking to do in the Rivers and in the Sound ... all within minutes from the house. We also spent a day at nearby Mystic Seaport and at Mystic Aquarium. Don't forget the bikes, too. My kids love spending their down time bike riding around the neighborhood. Another day we explored the town of Essex which is an adorable, old fashioned New England seaport town. The time went so fast we need to go back and explore some more... especially the kayaking! Thanks, Mike, for making everything so easy.