ARRIVE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Unlike most rental homes, Harbor View House can be yours for short or long stays (three night minimum in season; 2 night minimum off-season).
to our beautiful and gracious, 3-story, completely renovated, Victorian-style house overlooking picturesque New London Harbor. Walk 5 minutes (or drive; parking available) to a quiet public beach or to magnificent Ocean Beach Park. The 2,160 square foot house is ideal for a family beach vacation and is within an easy walk to many attractions, shops, restaurants, full service marinas and kayak rental. Available year round, you can arrive any day of the week. The house has 4 air-conditioned bedrooms and 2 full baths, sleeps 11 to 14 and has gleaming hardwood floors throughout, a brand new kitchen and 2 sparkling new bathrooms. The family will love the large AIR-CONDITIONED third floor activity room (refer to guest comments)with a real arcade console game, an XBOX video game system, a video library, and a 42 inch TV with DVD and VCR. The kids will also enjoy a wide variety of toys including dolls, Legos and much more. Mom and Dad will enjoy relaxing on the covered front porch, walking to the 'On The Waterfront' restaurant or grilling a family picnic in the private back yard. New London Harbor has ferry boats coming and going, sailboats galore and even an occasional submarine.
First floor: new eat-in kitchen (fully equipped), living room with queen Broyhill sleeper sofa, dining room with sitting alcove, laundry room, new bathroom with tub/shower, wireless internet hub.
Second floor: three bedrooms w/ air conditioners - (two spacious queen rooms with ceiling fans, one double), new bathroom with claw foot tub
Third floor: large fourth air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps three in three twin beds) AND large (23' by 19') air-conditioned family activity room with cathedral ceiling (w/ queen futon and room for sleeping bags).
COMPLETELY FURNISHED FOR VACATION FUN
The house is completely furnished with linens, towels, paper products, cooking utensils, and laundry products. The first floor laundry room has a large load washer and dryer. In the private, fenced back yard you'll find lawn chairs, dining table and chairs, and a charcoal grill. We even supply beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and beach toys!
BRING THE WHOLE CREW
Besides the 4 bedrooms sleeping 9, a queen size futon is available in the family activity room, so 11 persons can be accommodated in beds. Plus, on the first floor there is a comfortable Broyhill queen-size sleeper sofa. For a still larger group, we have two rollaway beds and lots of room to accommodate them. For babies, we have available a crib, pack and play, and high chair.
SIT AND ENJOY THE VIEWS
Watch the exciting comings and goings in the harbor from your windows or porch. The beautiful US Coast Guard tall ship 'Eagle' has its home dock just below. Submarines go by almost daily from the US Navy sub base on the opposite shore. Ferries to Long Island and Block Island and lobster boats, fishing boats and sailboats come and go to the marinas a block away. Dock your own boat, within a minute's walk, there at a transient slip. The summer of 2009 will bring visits to New London by giant cruise ships gliding serenely past.
PARK THE CAR AND WALK
Within a 5 minute walk you can be at the New London town beach (Green's Harbor) with parking, lifeguard, grassy playground and picnic tables. This beach is especially good for small children as the sand is clean and the waves are small. The family can also walk to Fred's Shanty - a real New England Clam Bar - as well as several other restaurants, Michael's Dairy Ice Cream, a cafe/market and a wine/package store. Also enjoy shopping and eating at Saeed's International Market.
RIDE BIKES OR DRIVE
Within a two mile drive is beautiful Ocean Beach Park with Connecticut's longest white sand beach and boardwalk, arcade, food, mini golf, children's rides, Olympic-sized pool, nature trails and a children's splash park. Nearby is the historic Lighthouse Inn with formal dining and also pub fare. A day spa and salon are also at the Inn if you feel like being pampered. Bike riding is easy along New London's shaded quiet streets. Launch a kayak and enjoy miles of protected, quiet water in the Thames River or nearby coastal waterways.
MORE ATTRACTIONS NEARBY
Within a half-hour drive are three giant casinos, Mohegan Sun, MGM Grand and Foxwoods with unlimited food and entertainment. The family will LOVE the new Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville at the Mohegan! Also visit the U.S. Coast Guard Academy or the Navy Submarine Base with a great free submarine museum. Downtown New London, about one mile away, has art galleries, restaurants, the ferry terminal to Long Island and Block Island and the train station with regular service to New York and Boston. New London's Fort Trumbull State Park has a beautifully restored waterfront Civil War era fort with walking trails. At Captain Scott's Lobster Dock nearby, you can dine outside on fresh seafood sitting at picnic tables as you watch the lobster boats come in with their catch.
SAILFEST - THE SUMMER FESTIVAL
The weekend after the 4th of July is Sailfest time, one of the largest summer festivals in New England. You'll be able to easily get to the festival venues from the house and you'll watch the giant fireworks display over the harbor from the front porch