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The Little Grey Cottage near Rocky Neck in Niantic

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Niantic - LITTLE GREY COTTAGE NIANTIC

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Adults plus 2 children

Just bring your swimsuits and stop at the grocery store before arriving at the adorably cheerful cottage. Located in the family friendly beach side community of Giants Neck Heights this charming home is perfect for a small family or small group of friends.

The House will sleep maximum 6.

4 adults/2 children. 2 adults/4 children.

Adults (13 and over) Children (12 and under)

There is a caretaker who monitors the cottage, and the maximum occupancy of 6 (as outlined above) is strictly enforced. Violation of the maximum occupancy will result it immediate termination of stay and is not refundable.

Absolutely no pets (You will be immediately terminated with no refund if a pet is found to be on the property at any time.)

There is an additional nightly charge for parties ($30) over 5. RATES change by season so please take note of this when you book.

NOTE: DURING SUMMER, House can be booked a minimum of 4 nights (Rates are higher on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and Holiday Weekends)

The house can be booked from 4 nights up to 2 weeks consecutively. If you have a special situation (shorter or longer stays) you can email us and if we can we accommodate you we will try.

The fully appointed home has all you need: cookware, dishes, linens, beach gear (umbrella, cooler and 4 camping chairs) and more.

Outside sit beneath the vine covered pergola on the chaise lounge or play checkers at the table. The backyard is fully fenced in and also features a gas grill, another seating area for six on the brick patio.

Inside there is a combo living room/kitchen with a couch and two chairs, TV and DVD player. The kitchen has a large granite counter top with three adjustable stools.

Three sleeping areas include the renovated attic master retreat with a queen size bed and window seat. Downstairs there is a private bedroom with full size bed, dresser and closet, and additionally there is a sleeping alcove for the kids with twin bunks.

The house has a front loading washer dryer upstairs.

Five block walk to the private beach or Rocky Neck State Park. (we provide a beach pass for parking at the beach.)

We are a short drive to Near Mystic CT Aquarium, Seaport and waterfront, Historic Essex, Groton Submarine Base, Stonington Borough, and one half hour from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.

Two parking spots - no on street parking. This is strictly enforced.

There is a playground down the street which also includes a tennis court, Bocci Ball and basketball court. There is a small boat launch at the clubhouse in the community where one can launch a jet ski, kayak or canoe.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Donna & Ray Noia
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2016

About Donna & Ray Noia

We are a couple of NY City Dwellers who love our little beach town cottage and have made it as cute as cozy as can be. It is not furnished with old and worn furniture as many rentals are - because it is our summer getaway too and we only rent it a few weeks a year since we can't always get here to use it ourselves.

Donna & Ray Noia purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Donna & Ray Noia chose Connecticut Shore

This is a very special place. We visited Rocky Neck State Beach and when it was time to buy a place, Niantic seemed like the perfect place. There is a private beach spot just for residents which is adjacent to Rocky Neck Beach. The house is close to so much. we have a membership to Mystic Seaport and we love to walk around in Old Mystic as well as downtown Mystic at least a few times a summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The house was just a house and nothing more when we bought it The photos speak to how charming, cozy and a happy a place this is now inside and out from the cheery painted walls and fun decor to the lovely fully fenced in Backyard with ivy covered pergola. Our friends and family love this place.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

The Little Grey Cottage near Rocky Neck in Niantic
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A delightful stay at The Little Grey Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The little grey cottage is an amazing find. Our family of four had a most delightful time and wished we had stayed longer!

The home itself is adorable, well decorated with everything a vacationer could possibly need. The front closet was a treasure trove of beach accessories- blankets, chairs, toys, boogie boards- amazing. The backyard was charming; we enjoyed napping on the daybed underneath the pergola, eating meals at the outdoor dining table, and having adult beverages under the stars after the kids went to sleep. The ACs really cooled the place down making it nice for sleeping and we were thankful for Netflix when the boys (and me!) needed a little downtime.

Giants Neck Beach was amazing for our little boys (6 & 3). Being on the Long Island Sound, the water was warm, the waves were small and it was shallow for a long way out. Such a special beach! We also enjoyed day trips to Mystic harbour, Mystic Aquarium and The Dinosaur Place. Great location, easy to get to and Donna & Ray thought of everything to make it an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the little grey cottage this past July. The place is nice and clean, with a lot of nice little touches. It was perfect for our family of four (includes a 5 and a 2 1/2 year old). And just as important, the owners were very helpful and responsive with any question we had along the way. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mystical cottage that will sweep you to the secret garden and surround you with serenity

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the cottage from July 12th through July 17th 2016. This was actually a girls weekend away, this was our first time staying at this location and we loved it. The covered pergola (Secret Garden) is a lovely place to hang out and enjoy coffee in the morning or dinner in the evening. Donna and Ray are wonderful hosts and everything we needed to know about the house and the area were made available upon our arrival. Recommend for girls getaways, couples and families. Two points for people to consider is that there is a futon in the downstairs bedroom that is not as comfortable as a bed and the pathway leading to the cottage is challenging therefore it is not handicap accessible. If that isn’t a concern for you this place is lovely and I would highly recommend it . The area is is so scenic and there is a lot to see and do. Thank you again Donna and Ray for the lovely accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: very happy that you enjoyed your stay! best, Ray & Donna
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Gorgeous Cottage with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

The little grey cottage was a perfect home away from home for my family of 4. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is impeccably clean and has everything you need for you stay. My kids (boy 8 and girl 5) had the time of their lives. Giants Neck beach is one of the best beaches I've seen in the US. We have a condo in Miami and the beach here is better. We swam for hours and I literally dragged my kids off the beach at 7pm. I can't wait to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at our cottage. See you next time :)
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Niantic and this cottage was a convenient home away from home. The beach association beach was perfect for young families with the large sand bars providing a large shallow area. The backyard was cozy for sharing meals (the only real dining table is outside), and the house had everything you needed for a lovely stay. The hosts were very responsive through email. Definitely recommend and would stay again. Our family of 6 made some wonderful memories here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great get away at the grey cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Walking into the little grey cottage was like walking into a home away from home. My family immediately felt a sense welcome and relaxation. The cottage had everything we needed and more. There was plenty of room for people to spread out. The beautiful back yard was perfect for hanging out in and for a romantic glass of wine in the evening. When our vacation was over, I left wanting to redo my own house to look like the cottage! The best cottage we've ever rented!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lyme Tavern
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rocky Neck State Park
Car: recommended

Located off I95 there are many restaurants along 156, the closest being the Lyme Tavern, and Pizza Grill both have take out and dine in.

The newly renovated Shell Station has a large selection of food items and can save you a trip to Stop & Shop (exit 74, turn right) In town (head right/north on 156) are the Black Sheep Pub, Main Street Tavern, Town Pizza, Smarty's and more.

Attractions nearby include a children's museum (recommended for under 8) and several beaches including Rocky Neck State Park.

Drive to Tanger Outlet exit 64, Mystic Aquarium, Seaport or downtown Mystic at exit 90, or visit Quaint Stonington Borough, Historic Essex, or Groton Submarine Base. All less than a 1/2 hour drive.

Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos are also about 1/2 hour drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Niantic, Connecticut Shore

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Property can be booked either 5 days/4 nights from Monday 12 noon through Friday 12 noon
or 7days/6 nights from Saturday noon to Friday noon.
The cottage is not available for weekend rental only during the summer season.

No pets are permitted.

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons.

Renters must sweep clean house and place garage and recyclables in outside recepticles.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Niantic in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tub with shower. Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds in sleeping alcove
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , has closet and dresser
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs. has dresser
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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