|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
'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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
AWESOME STAY!!! The house exceeded everyones expectations. The location was great, only steps away from the beach. Thanks Captain Rick!!!
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
One week minimum