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Beachfront Classic New England Home With Direct Views Of Long Island Sound

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Beachfront, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

Graceful and sprawling 3,500 s.f. home. Large bay windowed living room with an adjacent sun porch. Ensuite master bedroom. Dining room. Large eat-in kitchen with adjoining deck. Three additional bedrooms all with ocean views. Two car garage fully equipped and charmingly furnished. The house's unique placement on a corner lot allows for the extraordinary views. A perfect quiet sun filled retreat...

Richard Greer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

Why Richard Greer chose Connecticut Shore

Lovely and pristine getaway, in a cherished family home for decades.

What makes this house unique

Our family fell in love with this beach front home because of its extraordinary views as well as the graceful floor plan, that is perfect for both entertaining a large group or cozy and alone. We have enjoyed many summers as well as holidays in this quiet and peaceful setting, relaxing to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach wall.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Beachfront Classic New England Home With Direct Views Of Long Island Sound
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Perfect for a Mini-Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented The Gulls to use for a mini-honeymoon after our wedding in Newport, RI. I knew there was a water view, but we were not ready for the perfect setting we arrived to after an exhausting week. The Gulls had an unbeatable view of the LI Sound from every room, and could not be more comfortable. It is the perfect distance from Old Saybrook and Connecticut River Valley attractions while also retaining a sanctuary feel. We would absolutely return and bring friends, since it could comfortably fit 12 people with a kitchen to match.

Richard is an excellent and responsive operator, and was central to how great our experience was!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Spacious, Cozy Stay

  • 5 of 5

From people who stayed:

- Incredible place. The kitchen and living room especially invite big groups of people together for food, games, and music. Comfy bedrooms, one with a nice small deck on the second floor for night stargazing (night sky was filled with stars in Old Saybrook). The Wifi was slow in some rooms. The host was very accommodating, pleasant, and respectful. I'm grateful we were able to find this and would book it again in an instant.

- I loved that front room with water view. It had a ton of comfy places to sit and it was the best place for all of us (to fit) and be with one another but also enjoy the location (i.e. water).

- Accommodating spaces with abundant daylight (vitamin D). Great access and views to the Sound. WiFi terribly weak and interior lighting could be vastly improved with appropriate LED bulbs that save great electricity costs for lighting.

- ditto (above)

- Great spaces and great views in great location. Beautiful sunrises. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of showers. Very helpful and accommodating owner. Fun New England town to explore. Highly recommend.

- Ditto the above, add horrible Internet speeds

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We have just added a new more powerful WIFI booster which has greatly improved speed and connectivity. Cheers, Richard
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

We came from Indiana to celebrate my 70th birthday with my sons and their families - one lives about 45 minutes from Old Saybrook and the other lives in NYC. There were 6 adults and 5 grandkids (ages 4 to 13) and everyone had a wonderful time. The house is spacious, comfortable, has everything you need and everyone wants to come back! The sunrises and sunsets over LI Sound were "kodak" moments and being on the water is extra special. The grandkids especially enjoyed the walks along the Sound, playing on the the nearby beach and playing in the spacious front yard. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and our week in Old Saybrook.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, Home with Character. Views from the windows are Amazing. Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

5 Nurse Managers came here to work for a weekend without distraction. The home was spacious and clean and had any thing you needed to cook with! Just a wonderful place to rest and enjoy, of yes we had to work too. The views out of the picture windows were amazing. Changing weather, sun, boats, lighthouse...just to name a few. We could walk by the water for breaks in the day. But this house would be great for families. Very generous on supplies of plates, cook wear, linens. The house has Warm Charm and Character. WE all want to come back with our families. Great Location. Enjoyed the little town shopping and restaurants. The owner was very responsive and answer text quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house at the beginning of October for 5 days as we were attending a wedding in the area. There were 9 adults and 3 children, and it was plenty of space for everybody. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is lovely and very clean. It did not feel like a rental, it felt like home, cozy, warm and beautiful. The kitchen is equipped with everything one might need, and more. Spectacular views from most of the rooms, especially from the living room and sun room. Everything was very comfortable. There was a whole closet full of clean towels of very good quality. The water pressure in the shower was just right. Patio furniture was nice, clean and enough for all of us. There were games, books and even toys for the kids, that we all enjoyed. Richard is a wonderful host, he walked us through the rental details before we booked, I thought it was very thoughtful of him. He was available for our questions, it was nice to know that we can contact him if we need. We did not have any issues during our stay. I was surprised to find out that the water in the ocean was still very warm, we were swimming a lot, and took long walks along the beach.

I would definitely recommend the house. We are planning to come back next year. The house is meant to be enjoyed, so we did.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully kept and appointed

  • 5 of 5

The home was warm and welcoming, not the run of the mill beach home. Clean and well appointed. Kitchen has any appliance you could think of. Plenty of dining space for entertaining friends and family. Bathrooms with fresh towels and soaps. Very clean. The living room and sun porch as I call it have wonderful ocean views and actually sitting on the couch and looking out at the water one feels they are on a cruise ship. The master bedroom and bath were wonderful as well as all the sleeping space upstairs. A perfect time of year for a relaxing early fall getaway. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Inn at Saybrook Point
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
New London Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Fenwich Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Old Saybrook train station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
Across the street, Fenwood Beach
Car: recommended

Historic Old Saybrook where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound is a classic New England sea side community and is well known for its abundance of stately shingled homes and historic districts. Conveniently located between Boston and New York city, Old Saybrook has long been a haven of summer retreat. The historical town center features charming shops and restaurants, several historic churches and most notably The Kate (the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center) which is famous for its theatrical productions, live music performances, and classic movie showings all year long.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Saybrook, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan - March 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April - May 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season May
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Special event
17 Jun 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
21 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
FAll 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £401

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Saybrook in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom en suite with master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Serene white bathroom with tiled shower.
    White and blue full bath on main floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sunny full bath next to the Yellow bedroom
    Powder Bathroom on main floor - Toilet , Pristine white half bath right off of the kitchen and porch.
    Full bath on second floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Blue and white full bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sun Room ocean front on main floor - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sunny ocean front room with a day bed.
    Master Bedroom ensuite. On main floor with ocean views. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California king size bed, bedroom has its own bathroom.
    Yellow bedroom, sunny room on main floor - 2 Single Bed , On main floor of house, charming powder yelllow bedroom
    Coral Bedroom on 2nd floor with private ocean facing deck - 1 Double Bed , Sunny, on 2nd floor with access to private ocean front deck
    Blue Bedroom on second floor - 5 Single Bed , On second floor of house, charming blue bedroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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