About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 5 bedrooms 2 Baths, outside enclosed shower (Sleeps 10)
The house is located near Ocean Beach on Long Island Sound.
The Living Room and Dining areas are spacious, adjacent to a modern, well equipped kitchen. A flat screen television is available in the den which is located off the Living Room, a second flat screen t.v is on the second floor. All bedrooms have water views.....3 are waterfront
Five of the bedrooms are located on the second floor ,four with queen beds the other bedroom has two twin beds, all with water views. An additional bedroom and large furnished loft area is on the third floor with water view.
An outside covered front porch gives seating for the whole family, with stairs leading down for direct access to the seawall and sandy beach. The porch has several rocking chairs, chaise lounge and a table seating eight.There is a wooden swimming raft anchored approximately 75 feet off the beach. The property has 2 kayaks and a sailfish sail boat available for use. Fishing is also available from the nearby rocks.
We request a minimum of 5 nights please.
Keywords: Beachfront, house, on the water, private beach, quiet one way street
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 17, 2018
About Anne Haviland
I am married with grown children and two wonderful dogs. I live and work in the local area as a private chef and caterer. My family has owned the house since 1908. It is now entering it's sixth generation.
Anne Haviland purchased this House in 1908
Why Anne Haviland chose New London
This is a family house which has been owned for over 100 years. It has the old bones of a home built in 1908 by my great grand mother. We have had many updates over the generations.
What makes this House unique
The house is directly on the beach of Long Island Sound, with views of Ledge Light Lighthouse and Fisher's Island. pristine water and lovely sand await you.
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Feels like home
2017 was our 5th year at The Beach House and we have booked for our 6th year in 2018. Our party consists of several kids (adults) and 5 grandchildren . There is plenty of room for everyone. The house is located directly on a private beach and sitting on the huge porch watching the grand kids in the water is a great way to spend an afternoon. Sitting by the fire on a chilly night isn't too bad either! We have established traditions like celebrating 2 of the grand kids and my wife's birthdays at The Beach House. The grand kids start badgering us about The Beach House starting around May of each year. The house is equipped with everything that you need whether cooking, playing games, reading or playing in the water. This year we asked if the house might be available for a few days for Thanksgiving. We did not realize when we asked that the house was closed up for the winter. Anne, Russell, Susan and Gary graciously opened it for 3 days for us. This may well become a new tradition. This review will not adequately convey how much that you will enjoy this home.
Thank you Dave and Rhonda !
It certainly makes us happy to have your family enjoy our home year after year ! One of our families has been coming for 16 years ~ a multi generation experience is the absolute best !
May we share it for many years to come . Thank you
Classic NE Gem on Private Beach for Families
My family and I have come to New London for the past five summers. We've stayed at different houses every year but this house is definitely our favorite house because:
- it is right on the private beach so it is easy to get the most out of the beach all day long without the hassle of lugging things back and forth
- directly in front of the house, about 200 feet from the shore, there is a floating raft which our kids love to swim out to and jump off of...for hours!!
- it's about 500 steps from Ocean Park (you can get access to it on the from the beach and don't have to pay the entrance fee) which is chock-full of activities to keep kids busy all week such as waterslides, playground, nature walk, crabbing tidal pool, outdoor olympic pool, splash pad, arcade, mini golf and small amusement park. Ocean Park is heaven for kids, especially those between the ages of 2 to 12 years old.
- the house fit us comfortably, 6 adults and a handful of kids. We stayed at 3 other large houses in Neptune Park / Ocean Beach area in years past and this one was the best! Clean, well taken care of and full of everything you could need for a week at the beach including lounge chairs and beach toys. I liked the room in the attic the best - quiet, relaxing and a view of the beach.
- The owners are warm, wonderful and welcoming. We had one rainy day last year and the TV nook in the living room was too small to fit all of us but the owner called us and let us know where they kept the games and puzzles and we had a fun family day indoors.
Honestly, we felt like we discovered a gem when we first came here. There are crowds now on the weekend at Ocean Beach but the private beach, where this house is located, is never crowded. Most families we've met there return every year. It is like stepping back in time and the memories from our summers in New London will sustain me for a lifetime!
Thank you Erica ! It was a pleasure to meet your family and see how excited the children were to be in our house
The “crows nest “ on the third floor is a coveted room .
Hope to share the experience again next summer 👍
Wonderful Beach House
The house was a great fit for our group of 12 adults and four young children - lots of bedrooms supplied with comfortable beds, closets and dressers, lamps and clocks, and a large living room and dining room with lots of seating spaces in both. The views of the ocean from around the house are wonderful and the covered porch with awnings is very large and comfortable, with rockers and a dining table and benches. The kitchen is very large, with enough space and counter surface to allow 6 adults to comfortably prepare meals together, and the hatch to the living room lets the kitchen crew see the ocean and talk to people in the living room and the porch. The kitchen is stocked with lots of pots, pans and kitchen tools, as well as plates and utensils for a large group. We particularly liked the house's accomodations for children - toys, children's books, and children's plates and utensils were easily found. The beach is steps down from the house and it was easy for both children and adults to play in the water, swim, play on the beach, kayak and sail. The house was clean and well-maintained, with lovely age and character - and we loved that the outdoor shower even has a little changing space!
Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport are wonderful and the town is also great for restaurants and shopping. The submarine base in Groton is also a spot worth visiting.Two casinos are nearby.