Built in a bygone era, and completely remodeled, Driftwood cottage is one-of-a-kind. It sits on a private beach with uninterrupted views of the Long Island Sound. Walk down 8 steps, and you're on a lovely, white sand beach. Go for a dip, build sandcastles, read, nap and enjoy stunning sunsets. Sleep to the lulling lapping of the waves.
The Cottage has weathered wooden shingles and a deep green trim, and it's bordered by tended gardens on one side and native grasses and flowers in front - between the porch and the sea. The 900 square foot interior has been remodeled and now has a sophisticated open feel. We've kept a few of the antiques, but otherwise the furniture is new.
All rooms have views of the ocean and open into the living area and the fully-equipped modern kitchen. It's one level with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. All bedrooms and beds have ocean views. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The other bedrooms have just been redone - more pictures coming soon -into a queen; the other now has a two twins that can combined to make a king. There is a new truly comfortable sleeper sofa for additional guests. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub. There are wood floors throughout, except for the tiled kitchen and bathroom.
A short walk down the beach takes you to a nature preserve where there is birdwatching and access to Harkness Memorial State Park, with its grand lawns and stunning gardens. And, behind the Cottage, there is an enormous lawn where you can kick around a soccer ball, throw a frisbee or a football. It is shared with families who also live around this cul-de-sac.
If you feel like an outing, you can visit nearby historic towns, like Stonington or Mystic, take a ferry and then bike around Block Island, shop at farmer's markets, attend outdoor concerts, tour wineries, sail, kayak, fish, play tennis or take in a play at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre, a mile away.
When you're ready for a day in the city, consider Providence for surprisingly exquisite food, art and entertainment. (We love New Rivers for dinner.) You might also enjoy an evening at Waterfire, bonfires floating down the Providence river in the city center. Or catch the train to NYC for gourmet dining, shopping, and a world class art and theater scene. On the way you could check out New Haven, see the centuries-old Gutenberg Bible at the Beineke Library and eat the best pizza this side of the Atlantic.
When you return, you can throw fresh produce on the grill and chill out on your private porch with a glass of whatever suits you. You may even make s'mores over your own bonfire on the beach. In the cooler months, you might enjoy cozying-up around the old stone fireplace after a day of leaf-peeping along Connecticut's riverways.
Driftwood is well-loved and cared for, full of happy memories. We hope you, too, make your own wonderful memories here! You may just want to come back year after year!
Fully-equipped modern kitchen
Beach chairs, towels and toys
Indoor dining table
Outdoor picnic table for lunch in the middle of a beach day or alfresco dinners by candlelight
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace