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Charming Beach Cottage

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Niantic

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

* House is available for lease for 7 days (any day start date)min. Any stays that are shorter than the 7 will be refunded to a lesser rate. Please inquire *

Adorable open layout beachy Dutch colonial at Black Point. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with passive solar sunroom. Short walk of 2 blocks from beach. Parking pass for private beaches included. Large fenced in yard. Quiet, kid friendly neighborhood has lots to do; neighborhood beach (2 blocks), kayaking and canoeing (1 block and I usually have 2 kayaks and a canoe available), playground, tennis, basketball - all included. One block walk to small seasonal neighborhood general store/sandwich shop. 20 minutes from Mystic, casinos. Rhode Island and Misquamicut beaches are about 30 minutes. House has ample off street parking, firepit, w/d, internet, dishtv. Neighborhood beaches and activities are free.

This 1930's built house - like most beach properties - does not have central air conditioning. It does have heat which enables year round use. It has been energy star evaluated and is fully insulated and has upgraded electrical service. The baths have been updated. There is a new washer/dryer, hot water system, gas grills. The house has exposed ceilings, older windows with newer storms, an original kitchen sink and cabinets, and painted wood floors (some of which have some slope to them). This is not a modern new house. It is lived in and great for relaxing. It is clean and comfortable. After the spell of record breaking sweltering heat this summer I bought a couple of small a/c 's.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Nancy Yario
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Nancy Yario

We bought this house as it is part of a small beach community. It is a gorgeous area for nature, recreation, relaxing. This year round property is in a peaceful beautiful location for exploring the many picturesque CT shore towns.

Nancy Yario purchased this house in 2003

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Charming Beach Cottage
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews
4

This house was just what we needed and was in a great location in a beach community.

  • 4 of 5

The house is older and the stairs are steep, but it suited us fine. Room for lounging in the living room as well as the sun room. Game playing at the dining room table. Pie-making in the kitchen. Lovely area for walking. It was a good thanksgiving for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming house! Great area

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying in this house I thought it was beautiful and very charming. It was in a great location walking distance from the beach and located in a very nice neighborhood . I spent a weekend here last October and it was absolutely beautiful, the scenery was gorgeous and I would definitely return. The owner of the property is also very nice and she made herself available for any questions we might have about the property or what there is to do in the area. I can't say enough nice things about my stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deceptive description and cleverly taken property photos lead to unpleasant surprises

  • 1 of 5

My family and I rented this property for 4 nights at the beginning of August. Unfortunately, this property did not come close to meeting the expectations we had based upon the description and photos provided on the listing page.

I guess I'll start from the beginning. We had told the owner that we would be arriving around noon. Once we landed and called her, she said that she needed a little extra time to clean the property so we stopped for lunch and took our time. Around 2pm we arrived to the owner scrambling to finish preparing for our arrival. The bed sheets were actually still in the dryer and she said we could make the beds ourselves once they were done. Fine. A little frustrating, but oh well.

As a family who lives in Florida, we're accustomed to hot weather. However, the temperature inside this house went beyond merely uncomfortable. Surprise! This house has no air conditioning. Not even a single window unit. There were several small fans in the house but we actually purchased 2 more to make it somewhat tolerable. For example, the temperature at 9:49pm on August 7th read 82 degrees inside the house in the downstairs dining area. The outside temperature was 73 degrees. We had every window in the house open to cool things off. You can only imagine the temps in the upstairs bedrooms; heat rises after all. For proof, I took a picture of the digital thermostat in the house and marked it with a time stamp. Don't expect a nice breeze off the ocean either. The house may be two blocks from the water but it is surrounded by trees that completely block any breeze.

Additionally, the house is in disrepair. The upstairs bathroom has tiles that are literally glued to plywood over top of the original flooring. Just look at the picture of the upstairs bathroom and you can see the gap in the "tiles". Some rooms have floors that are woefully slanted, a little scary actually. Wall and ceiling panels are coming detached. The floors are also painted but the paint is peeling in many places. The "fenced in yard" is a joke. The yard has all kinds of junk in it. What looked to be last year's Christmas tree was decaying off in one corner. There's also a hot tub! It clearly doesn't work though and has apparently been converted to a mosquito breeding ground. Yes, I have pictures for proof.

I'm out of room so I'll end my review here. This "charming" house could be nice, but it's not. Don't subject your family to this nonsense.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is difficult for me to respond to this nonsensical review as I feel so blindsided at the mean tone and untruths. The listing's description and pictures are accurate. (I just double checked and also consulted with VRBO) The cottage has no a/c and was presented as such. The surprisingly hot humid weather was out of my control. LISA R's REVIEW (written after she left) IS THE FIRST NOTICE THAT VRBO OR I RECEIVED THAT INDICATED SHE WAS UNHAPPY. She and the 4 other people in her group looked around the house and indicated they were fine. I really am shocked by this review as she seems to complain about the weather and lack of a/c and then accuses me of deception. I wonder did she not complain when she arrived at the house and I walked her thru it? Or on the days when she was there?. As per the listing on VRBO - the house has no a/c, no hot tub, and check in time is 3:00 p.m. NOTHING ABOUT THE DESCRIPTION IS DECEPTIVE AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT SHE MEANS BY CLEVERLY TAKEN PHOTOS. I took the pictures with my 2 year old cell phone. The house is a 1930's beach cottage. Yes, some of the floors have slightly settled and the painted grey floors have some chipped paint in places. It's a cottage. The place is neat and clean and the neighborhood is just beautiful. It is 2 blocks from the beach. Lisa R did tell me that she would be landing at the airport around noon. (The closest airport is 75 minutes away). She then texted me that she would be down to the house about 1:30 to 2, I responded that I would do my best to be ready by 2. And I did. When they arrived the house was ready except for a load of linens in the dryer. The posted check in time is 3 pm on VRBO. I do not make the beds ever. This is because many times all 3 beds are not used and I would end up having to wash everything as I am not sure what linens were used. There are items in the yard - table and chairs, a firepit and wood, gas grill, a drained hot tub, small garden areas, a few big rocks, a shed and there was one dead bush. I am sorry that Lisa R was so unhappy at my house, I wish she had told me as I was unaware of just how hot it was down there until after LISA R had left. ( I live 75 minutes inland to the north). All she had to do was tell me and I would of done something (added ac's - which I did for the renter's who followed her - or refunded). The record breaking hot humid weather I cannot control.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
bradley
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Saybrook
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
private neighborhood beaches - 2 blocks

Gorgeous quiet area, large beautiful fenced in yard, 2 blocks from private beach

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Niantic, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter
27 Nov 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£256
for 3 nights
From
£59
From
£79
Fri,Sat
£1,180
 
 
spring
5 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£393
for 4 nights
From
£79
From
£98
Fri,Sat
£1,180
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
From
£157
£3,226
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £79
cleaning £79

I do own 2 kayaks and a canoe, These may be available. Access is one block. Driveway is on Ridge Trail (at side of house). Siren goes off for a few minutes on Wednesdays - this is just a test as we are near the Groton sub base and Milstone reactor.
The house does not have a/c.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Niantic in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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