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

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Overview

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...


Owner
Richard Greer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Saybrook in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Beachfront Classic New England Home With Direct Views Of Long Island Sound
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The Gulls is a gracious home with all that one needs to have a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable stay. The location along the shore of the Sound and in picturesque Old Saybrook makes for a great step away from the usual or frenetic. Simply sit back and enjoy. The owner could not have been more welcoming, which reflected the ambiance of the home itself.

Altogether a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything You Need!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home- comfortable and peaceful. We played lawn games, and the huge living room was perfect for family game night. The view is outstanding! This was the perfect spot for our small family to meet up and reconnect! Richard is a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great views great property

  • 5 of 5

Richard, thank you for your hospitality. House is very spacious with a place for everyone. We spent a long weekend in February for an 18th and 60th birthday celebration.

Kitchen is well appointed. We cooked in for two dinners ate out for lunch. Linens clean and furniture is comfortable and clean.

I could spend a week there sitting in the living room looking at the water and taking walks. In the summer sitting on the deck.

Great location near old saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton and various restaurants. There is a Big Y nearby to stock up on food for your stay.

Hope to visit again soon

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartford
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April - May 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£765
for 3 nights
From
£255
£1,531
 
 
Summer Season May
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,531
for 3 nights
From
£510
£3,061
 
 
Special event
17 Jun 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,744
 
 
Summer 2017
21 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,531
for 3 nights
From
£510
£3,061
 
 
Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£663
for 3 nights
£1,546
 
 
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£603
for 3 nights
From
£201
£1,407
 
 
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£765
for 3 nights
From
£255
£1,786
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,554
for 3 nights
From
£518
£3,625
 
 
FAll 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£729
for 3 nights
£1,701
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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