HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental on the Connecticut Shore, USA your home away from home

The Connecticut Shore covers more than 100 miles from the beach of Stonington in the east to the city of Greenwich in the far west. It overlooks Long Island Sound and is a prestigious area for sailing and yachting with small historic harbour towns which are a delight to visit.

Things to Do along the Connecticut Shore

Holiday rentals on the Connecticut Shore are in great demand in the summer months but they are equally lovely to spend time at during the spring and fall. Tiny towns and villages are huddled around small harbours which offer boat trips and local fishing excursions. Walkers will enjoy strolling the beaches picking up treasures at low tide or exploring the well-marked trails through the gently rolling hills further inland. Cyclists can take the gently rolling road from Noank to West Mystic and drivers can discover cider mills, vineyards and charming towns in the area which are filled with antique centres, art galleries and craft shops. The area also has plenty of small museums all relating to the sea.

Places to Visit along the Connecticut Shore

The old port town of Mystic has 19th century homes of seamen and shipbuilders along with small upmarket shops and restaurants. The Mystic Seaport Museum is an exhibition about whaling and shipbuilding and is a must-do from your Connecticut holiday rental. Set on 40 acres of the former George Greenman shipyard it includes old ships, houses, commercial operations and shops in this living museum of Connecticut Shores history. Visit the beaches at Noank and Groton Long Point or head for Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, a 125-acre natural sanctuary with a number of trails including one laid out for the blind, complete with Braille notices.

Weather in Connecticut, USA

Holiday rentals along Connecticut Shores enjoy warm summers with temperatures reaching an average 82°F (28°C). From December through February the area has snow and freezing temperatures. Spring is a pleasant time to visit and enjoy the scenery but this area of New England is best known for its stunning autumn (fall) foliage when the trees are dressed with bright red, orange and gold leaves. The region has rain throughout the year with fewer showers in the summer.

Travel to Connecticut Shore

There are several airports serving holiday rentals along the Connecticut Shore. Bradley International (BDL) Airport is in the state capital, Hartford. Other nearby airports include Boston Logan International (BOS) Airport in neighbouring Massachusetts or the JFK (JFK) and La Guardia (LGA) International Airports in New York, about 100 miles south. A hire car is recommended for reaching the Connecticut Shore area and for exploring this charming region of New England.

Favorite
    Viewed 90 times in the last 48 hours
    Exceptional! 5/5
    (12 reviews)
    avg/night
    12
    Favorite
      Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (32 reviews)
      avg/night
      32
      Favorite
        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (8 reviews)
        avg/night
        8
        Favorite
          Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (27 reviews)
          avg/night
          27
          Favorite
            Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (21 reviews)
            avg/night
            21
            Favorite
              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              4
              Favorite
                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (31 reviews)
                avg/night
                31
                Favorite
                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  3
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (37 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    37
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 105 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (21 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      21
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (29 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        29
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (5 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          5
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (15 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            15
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (42 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              42
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (39 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                39
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 99 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (50 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  50
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (30 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    30
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      4
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (12 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        12
                                        Favorite
                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (18 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          18
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 256 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (82 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            82
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 249 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (82 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              82
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (24 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                24
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  22
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    8
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      21
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        9
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          10
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            6
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (40 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              40
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                14
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  1
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    18
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      15
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        4
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          11
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            24
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              3
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (45 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                45
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    18
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (24 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                24
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (17 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  17
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    17
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      6