|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
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This bright family cottage has an open-plan on the first floor. The kitchen has everything you could want, whether cooking for a family or just microwaving snacks. Basic cooking utensils and dishware are stocked. The downstairs master bedroom has with a queen-size bed, dressers and a reading nook. The couch in the living room pulls out to a double bed. Upstairs is a lovely, large bedroom with 2 twin beds and lots of floor space, charming antique dressers and a sitting area filled with books and games for a quiet day. Linens, towels and extra air-mattresses provided.
The stunning feature of this cottage is the beach. A 5 minute stroll down a grassy path leads to a quintessential New England beach (private) with jetties, kite-flying, shorebirds, shells, sun and surf. Beach chairs, towels and umbrellas provided.
Nearby sites include: Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, the O’Neill Theater, Harkness State Park, Coast Guard Academy, casinos, excellent restaurants, and ferries to Block Island and other locations.
The cottage is handicapped accessible (ramp entrance). Master bedroom and bath are on the main floor. Bathroom doorway is too narrow for wheelchair entry.
We loved spending our Labor Day weekend at this historic, restored cottage with its private beach access. Reading about the history of the cottage in the special binder on the book shelf gave us such an appreciation of the care and love that the cottage has had for multiple generations.
Jan met as when we arrived and led us down the delightful, tree-lined, short walk to the private beach, which is a hidden gem along the shoreline. Walking along it, early in the morning or late in the evening, was a highlight of our time at the cottage.
The cottage itself was very clean, and the beds were comfortable. There were two window air conditioners, and a whole-house attic fan that cooled the house very well. The kitchen was stocked with items not usually found in a rental place, such as paper picnic supplies, plastic wrap, tinfoil, left-over containers etc. There were plenty of dishes and pans to make and bake any meal desired. There even was a huge bin of large beach towels to use, along with beach chairs and umbrella.
We discovered that the neighbors were all very friendly and helpful since most of them are relatives of the owner. The whole area has been in the family for many years, and now the 3rd and 4th generations are enjoying the land and sea of their great grandparents.
We definitely hope to travel back to this oasis from our Chicago-area home. Maybe next time we will even visit the nearby towns instead of just enjoying the lazy, peaceful days at the cottage with its beach!
My family and I spent 6 magical weeks chasing butterflies, collecting sea glass, and strolling for hours along the private beaches surrounding this cottage and neighboring Harkness State Park. Jan, who manages the family owned property, met us on our first day and provided great information about the area and local attractions. She was always readily available by email or phone if needed. Jan's great. The cottage was as described, clean, comfortable, and updated. It was fully stocked with crisp linens, soft pillows, towels, games, and beach umbrellas. Waterford and Niantic amenities are only a 5 minute drive away. But what makes this property rare is its location. The beach is an easy 100 meter (or less) walk down a private lane, the last 50 meters canopied by trees. My young children roamed safely to the beach and to both State Parks bordering the property. Butterflies and bunnies abound! It was very special to have access to a pristine and large private beach with a State Park situated at each end. My boys fished, crabbed, climbed, and saw their first shooting stars. I don't think there's anything else like it along the CT coast. We live in NYC and appreciate the secluded and natural splendor offered here. This cottage is truly very special and we have already booked our dates for next summer!
Thank you, Jan!
This little gem of a place has the familiar warm energy of home and the privacy of a small community on a private road only a short stroll to a beautiful private beach.
The owner was very responsive with any questions we had. The surroundings are peaceful and quite. Since the cottage is on a private road, there is no traffic except for neighbors.
The cottage is spacious (1 bed on the ground floor, another 2 beds on the second floor) and has all the kitchen appliances you need if you want to cook in, but there are many great restaurants very close.
The location is great, with other beaches and things to do and see, all within a short drive. We already reserved to come back again!
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£491|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.