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'Captain's Cottage'- Premium Beach House in Crescent Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Captain's Cottage, along with her neighbors, was developed in the 1890's by the Crescent Beach Land Company as a summer get away. Since then the cottage has been extensively remodeled and winterized as a year round residence. It now features a large, eat-in gourmet kitchen, a Bose home theater, a dining/gaming room, and a computer area. A major remodel completed in 2007 added an oversized two car garage, a master suite with jetted shower, an upper deck with discrete sunning area and hot tub, a pool/trophy room with an eight foot Connelly pool table, and a basement with home gym, including a universal machine, a treadmill, and free weights.

Captain's Cottage is ideally located just 66 steps--I counted'em--away from the finest beach for miles around. Crescent Beach is meticulously manicured every morning at the crack of dawn. It has a raft, a lifeguard, and 'The Stand', serving breakfast and lunch daily. There's a place to launch small boats. And it's all an easy walk into town having all the ammenities of a classic New England beach town: clam shacks, ice cream and coffee shops, antiques, gift shops, movie theater, pizza parlors and watering holes.

Captain's Cottage is uniquely suited for entertaining. There is a gas grill on the tropical themed front porch that Jimmy Buffet would be proud of, and the dining room opens to the front porch thru an opening in the wet bar for al fresco dining. There is service for parties of up to twenty.

Captain's Cottage comes fully equipped with small boats, bicycles, and all the gear your family will need to get the most from your stay at the beach!

Keywords: family, beach, New England

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About The Owner

'Captain' is a well earned moniker for Capt Rick, as he's known by his friends. A native of Crescent Beach, he is a veteran Air Force captain, a fighter pilot having flown the F-4 Phantom and the A-10 Thunderbolt.

As sea captain, he has earned a Coast Guard 100 ton off-shore Masters license, having plied waters from New England to Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean, momentos of which can be seen throughout Captain's Cottage.

As captain of the skyways, he is also an international airline captain flying B-777 for American Airlines to Europe, Asia, and South America.

So, a captain threefold, the name is hard to escape! You're invited to share the captain's east coast home, as he nows hails from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose Connecticut Shore

I bought Captain's Cottage 1996 as a personal residence to raise my family, and it has been awesome! Now that my family is grown and gone, I'm happy to extend their experience to others.

What makes this house unique

Guests of Captain's Cottage experience life in the heart of Crescent Beach, a very family friendly beach community, in deluxe accommodations with amenities not found in most beach rentals.


Niantic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not block the driveway, or park on the lawn.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Captain's Quarters - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , washer/dryer combo
    Crew's Quarters - toilet , tub , shower , Located in Crew's Quarters, spacious room on second floor
    Main Deck - toilet , Toilet, sink, washer & dryer, cleaning supplies
  • Full bathrooms located on second levels. Half bath located on first level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite bath, balcony, deck w/hottub, w/i closet, a/c, tv
    Crow's Nest - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor walk-up, a/c, small closet. Ideal for children.
    Crew Quarters-West - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds (or together as king), closet, dresser, A/C
    Crew Quarters-North - 1 double , 1 full size bed, closet, dresser, A/C, and water views
    Crew Quarters-South - 1 double , 1 full size bed, 2 closets, 2 dressers, A/C, balcony
  • All bedrooms are on a second floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sailboat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
home gym, sailboat, ocean kayak


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'Captain's Cottage'- Premium Beach House in Crescent Beach
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Excellent for families

  • 5 of 5

Great access to beach, The Stand, and a wonderful home

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Longmeadow, MA

Another Perfect Vacation at Capt'n Rick's!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer that we have booked The Captain's Cottage. Everything about this home is fantastic for a relaxing vacation. It's much more preferable than Cape Cod or Rhode Island....much less crowded and far more relaxed. Very close to attractions in Mystic: the aquarium, seaport and boat/fishing excursions. The Ct River area also has lots to offer. Restaurants are close by and serve terrific food. But, the reason we keep coming back is that this is the perfect vacation house for a large group of people of varying ages. The beach is absolutely beautiful. It is extremely well-groomed. It is not crowded. The beach is very delightful for the youngest vacationers and their parents. Gentle water to wade/in and a small rock wall to explore. Older kids will enjoy swimming to the dock. Importantly, the beach is only steps away from the house.

The house is extremely spacious. It's nice to have space to be alone on vacation. The front porch has lots of room for entertaining. My brothers and sisters as well as their kids and my parents always make it down here for a day or two. The house has been upgraded nicely since our last stay in 2014. New appliances, new grill and new TVs. Lots of ocean air and sunshine! When I asked my kids and my sister's family where they wanted to go for vacation this year, everyone answered: "Captain Ricks!!"

I love it here! I'm seriously thinking of retiring in the area. In the meantime, we'll be vacationing at the most comfortable house on the CT shoreline as often as we can. Thank you, Rick, for your great hospitality as well as another great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Litchfield County, Connecticut USA

The Home is Better than Described

  • 5 of 5

First and most important; the home was clean to my standards, a pleasant surprise. The kitchen is well equipped, there are two refridgerators and two washer and dryers, neither was mentioned and were a welcome addition. Franky many extras that will not fit in this review. The artwork and craftsmanship of the fireplaces, just to mention a couple. The overall maintaneance of the home. Ample everything from beach items to paper products.

The home could not be situated better. The neighborhood was safe and inviting. The private beach is one of the nicest we have visited in CT. The front porch is much larger than in the pictures and an oversized grill allowed us to easily BBQ for a birthday celebration of seventeen. The porch swing was a favorite spot for everyone. The top deck and Master bedroom allowed for ocean views. We were fortunate to visit on East Lyme Day and watched the fireworks perfectly from the deck. All the bedrooms were comfortable and had there own AC.

The pictures of the home do not accurately show how much space and comfort the home provides. Lastly all the other reviews spoke of the "CAPTAIN" with high regard. In all my travels I have not crossed paths with a more open trusting gentleman. He is as warm and inviting as his home, and has lived quite the life which is evident by visiting his home.

Lastly thank you Captain Rick for your hospitality! We had the rare opportunity to meet your lovely daughter Jenna who guided our daughter Jen on a tour of the home, she spoke of her childhood home with love and excitement. The weekend proved to be a most memorable Birthday Celebrationfrom for everyone.

Truly you have a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lisa MP Toughlian

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hartford area, CT

Amazing Beach Weekend in the Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I booked this home for a beach getaway. From the pictures I knew that we would be getting everything we needed to be comfortable for a weekend among lots of friends. When we walked in I realized we got way more than we expected, and the house actually created an even better experience for us.

First, the beautiful front porch is equipped with a grill, table, many chairs, and a porch swing. The best part however is the hatch that opens to expose the bar station; I had asked my bartender friend to come in for the weekend to mix cocktails for us and this feature made it easy for us to order drinks and easy for him to enjoy the party.

The kitchen is spacious and made it easy for several people to do food prep at the same time, and a fun game room with a pool table. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, especially the master suite, which is huge. The bathroom has three sets of pocket doors that separates the sink, closet, and shower, which made it very easy for us to get ready at the same time with privacy. Also in the master suite area is a rooftop deck with a nice view and a hot tub. On top of all that it's in a great location and is so close to the beach.

Rick was quick to respond to all my inquiries. I hope that we'll be back again soon, next time for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Perfect for a family reunion on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned home after our stay in the Captain's Cottage, and had a fantastic week. My brother and I brought our families and Mom together in honor of her 80th birthday and all of us were delighted with this wonderful home. We were five adults, two teenagers and a pair of 4yr old twins, and everyone had ample room to play, rest, relax, and enjoy the beach and each other's company. The size, the amenities, and the location were all perfect. Many Thanks Captain Rick!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bachlor weekend

  • 5 of 5

AWESOME STAY!!! The house exceeded everyones expectations. The location was great, only steps away from the beach. Thanks Captain Rick!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
T.F. Green Airport (PVD) Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
7.1 Miles
Cross Sound Ferry (Long Island)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, New London, CT (NLC)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Spice Club, Niantic, CT
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach, Niantic, CT
Nearest Point of Interest
Crescent Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Niantic Bay Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
"The Stand"
Nearest Point of Interest
McCook Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Niantic
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Hawk
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

One week minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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