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

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 30 traveler reviews

'Captain's Cottage'- Premium Beach House in Crescent Beach
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed Captain's Cottage! Great house with lots to do inside and outside. Plenty of space. Nice clean house. The beach is so close. Love the area in general!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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reunion weekend

  • 5 of 5

This I is the second year we rented ricks house for a reunion with old friends. The location is perfect for relaxing. There are also plenty of things to do including bike riding,kyaking,playing pool and chilling in the hot tub. The beach is a few steps away and with perfect weather we couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach weekend!

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed for the weekend and it was a blast! The house is literally right off the beach. We spent the day at the beach and the evening on the porch & upstairs deck. We had more space than we knew what to do with and plenty to keep us occupied. The pictures/description don't do the house justice, I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Another wonderful stay at the Captain's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this great place and it just gets better and better. There were some additional kitchen items this year, not that we were really lacking in anything, which made things easier and more enjoyable. 10 thumbs up!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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"Captain's Cottage" in prime location in beautiful Crescent Beach.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a truly wonderful vacation in Crescent Beach staying at the home of Captain Rick aptly called "Captain's Cottage". This fantastic residence has every amenity one could desire and is seconds from one of the nicest. well kept beaches in CT with the great town of Niantic within walking distance. If you are looking for a relaxing and fun holiday on the water, Captain's Cottage cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
T.F. Green Airport (PVD) Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Sheep, Niantic, CT
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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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $150

One week minimum

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Connecticut Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 12
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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