About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)
This beachfront home with spectacular views of Long Island Sound is just what you are looking for. Relax and enjoy the vistas from your balcony or two porches. The private beach with its soothing ebb and flow of little rippling waves is perfect for kids, swimmers, sun bathers and shell collectors. The house is within five miles of the Coast Guard Academy, Mitchell College, Connecticut College, Ocean Beach amusement park, and the ferries to Long Island Sound. It is close to CT casinos, Old Lyme art colony, historic Mystic Seaport. Theater lovers will enjoy attending The O'Neill theater, The Garde Arts theater and other attractions. Summer is not the only time to enjoy the house. The fall foliage weekends in New England are bursting with color and New London makes the perfect base for exploring. In November, have a traditional Thanksgiving in New England. Enjoy the quite and beauty of a winter beach or have a romantic getaway for no reason.
The first floor has an open porch, enclosed porch, and arts and crafts style living room with ample seating. There is a fireplace but it is non-working at the moment. The dining room sits 8. The modern kitchen has everything a gourmet cook would need and seats 4 at an island. Dish washer, coffee pot, microwave and ice maker. Off the kitchen is a half bath.
The second floor has a master bedroom with a large king-sized bed and a balcony where you can hide away with a good book and relax on the rocking chairs. The room has a couch and room for a crib or pack N play. There are two bedrooms with twin beds and one with a queen-sized bed. All rooms have water views. There is a full bath with tub and shower and a half-bath.
The third floor has a king-sized bed with full water views. There is no bath on the third floor. The house is heated, except for the third floor. The basement has a washer/dryer, a second refrigerator, and storage for beach chairs and toys.
The house has wireless internet, a TV and stereo.
Linens are not included. Bring your own sheets, but blankets and towels are provided. Catering can be arranged.
We do not accept or accommodate Weddings, Family Reunions, or other Large Party gatherings without prior notice and specific approval. We do not accept college students.
Keywords: Beautiful house with modern eat-in kitchen, large dining room that seats 10, open and enclosed porches for ocean viewing, comfortable and cozy feeling.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous base for Coast Guard Academy graduation and family gathering
This is a truly special property, equipped with all you could need for a relaxing get away. Three generations of my family stayed here for the week of Academy graduation - enjoying the Sound views, gathering for meals easily prepped in the fully stocked kitchen, and taking walks in the neighborhood and on the beach. One full bathroom (+2 half baths) meant we scheduled showers (also a beach shower, but it wasn't warm enough during our stay), but it easily accommodated 12 guests in comfortable beds and multiple sitting areas. We arrived during a rain storm and the fireplace made for a cozy first night event too. 15 min drive to all things in New London, and CGA. Host Mary was responsive to any questions. Water views were spectacular - lighthouses, ferries, and the waves.
Thank you Lesley. We enjoyed hosting your family for such a special occasion as your son's graduation from the CGA. The view is spectacular even in the rain!
Spectacular family vacation
Okay, so a solid week of beautiful sunny weather helped, but our family had a wonderful time in this beautiful and well equipped home and another home nearby. We had family members from 18 months to 70 years old and put the crib, high chair, every toy, the kayaks and a paddle board to good use. The beach is beautiful and nicely contained for the younger kids. It was a short walk to the Ocean Beach boardwalk for ice cream and music after dinner. The grassy area next to the house allowed badminton and whiffle ball and cartwheels. The kitchen is big and well equipped. We had a hard time leaving the beautiful house and beach for an afternoon in Mystic. We were in CT for a wedding... We had such a great time that we will be trying to think of an excuse to go back!
Exceeded all expectations... which were high!
Wonderful views of the Bay and lighthouse especially from the balcony of the master bedroom of this beachside survivor of the 1938 hurricane.
The lovely accommodation is family traditional, well appointed and generous (6+ bedrooms). It absorbed our British daughters' wedding party of 10 happily with plenty of escape room.
The attentive owners fixed any challenges and the breakfasts at Doreen's 'Broken Yolk' diner were humungous and memorable.
Highly recommended in every way. White sands for the kids. Only wished we could have stayed longer.
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are fortunate to have such great renters who appreciate our home.
Beautiful house/ amazing view!
Ten of us stayed here for our ten-year CGA reunion-- and this home helped to make the long weekend epic. The house is beautiful both inside and out and shares a unique history with the USCG. We had plenty of room, the kitchen has all the amenities, the dining room table seats at least 10. We enjoyed coffee on the sunny breakfast porch, and cocktails in the lawn chairs 20 steps from the ocean. This place actually has 2 half bathrooms & one full bath--it worked just fine for us. We highly recommend this property for graduations or parents weekend; we chose to stay in Neptune beach because many of our classmates were also able to rent places the immediate area. Our group intends to return to this home in the future--we just absolutely loved every minute of our stay. The owners were a delight to work with and even decorated the house with festive autumn pumpkins and gourds. Thank you, Gail & Mary, for everything!
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