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Michael Riggio

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Beach House in Old Lyme CT

5 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Old Lyme House Rental Photos and Description

Lovely home in the Old Lyme Shores private beach community

This is a great place for a family vacation, or a couples weekend. The house has 4 bedrooms, and a pull out bed to allow for a maximum of 10 people.

Besides having a great beach 3 blocks from the house and many outdoor activities, the house is about 30 minutes for the famous gambling and entertainment of Fox-woods and Mohegan Sun. Many great restaurants with live music and places to visit such as the Griswold Museum which is 4 miles in the town of Old Lyme.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Michael Riggio (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Beach House in Old Lyme CT
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

All the good things you see written in other reviews are true!

Upon our arrival, Mike was there to greet us and tell us about the house and local activities. Then he left us alone for the rest of the week with an invitation to call him if we needed anything!

The House

Fantastic! It’s like two mini-apartments, the main upstairs and the finished cellar (which has a huge bedroom, and other places to sleep, a mini-living area with couch / chair, tv etc).

Air-conditioning was great, fully-loaded kitchen (pots pans utensils, plates, glasses, etc), washer dryer seemed new, free wifi, sheets, bath towels, etc.... clean and comfortable overall (I believe Mike’s family spends a lot of time there… it’s their home, not just some cash-cow rental property as you may have stayed in the past).

The Private Beach

Look straight down the road from the house and there it is!…. . takes 10 minutes or so to walk it, very safe, slow moving street ( but you need to cross highway 156 which is no big deal, but pay attention).....we walked it several times , including the surrounding 4-block private roads … great place get exercise (walk / run). No parking at the private beach, so for those who can’t walk, they must be dropped off, and someone must later go get the car to pick them up... We went there almost every day and night. No food, coolers, ball playing or alcohol on the private beach…. A little boring, but keeps it a clean family atmosphere with very few seagulls. If you are cool about it, you can sip a beer or two, and lightly toss around a ball as long as you are away from others (we did, no problems).

There is a public beach…. $15 for a one day pass, allows coolers………….. went there once, not any better than the private beach…. Just more people watching and seagulls….a little looser rules (we found no need to go a 2nd time)

Extras

In the shed: 5 bikes, 5 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach shovel, blanket, sand pals, a cart to wheel the stuff down to the beach…. Etc, etc (Only negative: There are 5 bikes… only two were working, disappointed as we had 5 people , but not a big deal (Mike… that’s an easy fix my friend!))

The Amtrak train you may have read about: passenger train whizzes by every “now & then”…. 8 seconds of smooth train sound, no big deal(not a slow noisy cargo train ).

Drive short distances to great Harbor restaurants! Go to Mystic for sure!

Great place for my old dog too!

We will go there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

So happy to have the opportunity to be so near to a lovely private beach.

Mike was a wonderful host and the house was the cleanest, best cared for home that

We have ever rented thru VRBO.

Highly recommend this private getaway to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nadiya and her family were great. They took care and even showed me how to clean out the filter in the washing machine. Both friendly and easy going.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was perfect. Plenty of space, felt like my own home, has everything you need, and I mean everything. My family and I loved this home. We did not want to leave that's hiw comforting it was. It is a walk away from the beach which is perfect. Planning to stay in this beautiful home again =)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that our guest took the time to give us a review, and we are very pleased that they had a wonderful time.
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Review Rental 994722

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and equipped as described. The layout of the house was unique with 3 bedrooms, a full bath, kitchen, eating area and living room on the first floor. You could then descend a spiral staircase to a finished basement including with a large bedroom, sitting/TV area, bath w/shower and wash room. There was a deck of the first floor that overlooked a large well maintained yard. A minor drawback was the close proximity to the Amtrack rail lines. The owner met us when we arrived and showed around the house, giving us access to the shed with bicycles. The house was at the end of a block with nice safe streets to walk our dog. it was about 10-15 minute walk to a nice private beach. We would recommend this house, particularly to families who travel with their dogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate our guests taking a moment for the review and we are glad they enjoyed their stay.
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5

Fun for the Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beach house in Old Lyme was so much fun. We loved that there was ample parking and the yard was so big. The house fit us all nicely and is very private and away from the crowds but yet close enough to walk to the beach and to the main drag where the carousel, arcade and ice cream are. We would spend a good amount of time at the beach then walk home and have a nice barbeque. The best part for me was that there is so much fantastic kayaking to do in the Rivers and in the Sound ... all within minutes from the house. We also spent a day at nearby Mystic Seaport and at Mystic Aquarium. Don't forget the bikes, too. My kids love spending their down time bike riding around the neighborhood. Another day we explored the town of Essex which is an adorable, old fashioned New England seaport town. The time went so fast we need to go back and explore some more... especially the kayaking! Thanks, Mike, for making everything so easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that the family took the time to review their stay last year and we are pleased they had a good time and took advantage of the many things the area has to offer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hartford CT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lenny's on the beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New London CT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Fenwick
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Saybrook CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lenny's on the beach
Car: recommended

This is a great place for a family vacation, or a couples weekend.

Besides having a great beach and many outdoor activities, the house is about 30 minutes for the famous gambling and entertainment of Fox-woods and Mohegan Sun. Many great restaurants with live music and places to visit such as the Griswold Museum which is 4 miles in the town of Old Lyme.

The house has bikes available for guests. I

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Rates & Availability

Old Lyme House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$5,900
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$3,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
$3,500
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

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Amenities

Old Lyme House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstair Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstair Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Downstairs bathroom was refurbished in 2011. Upstairs bath room has skylight.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The third bedroom is also used as an office. Sofa to full
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This is a large room downstairs
    Downstairs Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out to two separate beds
  • 3 upstairs bedrooms share a common bath off the hall. Downstairs is a separate area with a Living Room that has a studio and a large bedroom. Downstairs is a good area for a couple with children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
A care-free environment for a good vacation. A quiet environment away from traffic since it is located near the railroad tracks for Amtrak. A few trains go quickly by, but it provides the advantage that few cars drive by. The 15 mile/hour speed limit, combined with the lack of traffic, make it a safe and relaxing place for those with children. If you come, you will probably come back.

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