Oceanfront Gem by 1801 Lighthouse

House - Private room · Pequot Ave Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320, United States

The Space

Enjoy spectacular views (with a private beach) from this 1836 broken-back saltbox, situated next to an 1801 lighthouse, only fifty-five feet off Long Island Sound.

This period home, in a quiet neighborhood, has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, a beautiful sun porch, and a gorgeous patio.

Guests have access to the entire first floor, including the outdoor patio, outdoor shower and private beach. The kitchen is located on the first floor and includes access to the microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, range, rice cooker, pots/pans, utensils, etc. The washer and dryer are located on the second floor. Off-street parking is available for up to two vehicles. I can also accommodate bicycles in my garage.

The surrounding area offers sailing, cycling, parks, and access to historic sites (e.g., Mystic Seaport, Harkness Park, Fort Trumbull, Fort Griswold, Ocean Beach, etc.). Minutes from Connecticut College, the Coast Guard Academy and Mitchell College; one hour from Yale and Brown University; and the site of the oldest collegiate sporting event in the country, the Harvard-Yale Regatta.

Ferry service to Block Island, Fishers Island and Long Island is within cycling distance, as is rail service. Just 10 minutes from I-95, it's ideally located between Hartford, Providence, New Haven, New York and Boston, with an international airport only one hour away.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had such a relaxing few days (even with a whole weekend of wedding events for a friend). Richard is such a nice guy with a plethora of knowledge and excitement about the area and things to do. The private beach is great!!! My boyfriend was able to do some fishing off the rocks, and I had the chance to read and relax on the sand. Very hospitable host, great location for a quiet getaway, and would totally go back in the future.

    August 2012
  • We had a lovely time staying with Richard in New London. The private beach and seascape are fantastic. He welcomed us into his home and we immediately felt relaxed. Richard is very accommodating. He was willing to provide expert guidance about the town of New London and what there is to do and see. The guest room and private bathroom were clean, comfortable, and exactly as described. It had a beautiful view of the lighthouse and water. If we ever find ourselves in New London again, we would definitely stay with Richard.

    July 2012
  • I had a wonderful stay at Richard's oceanfront home. This period home is truly a gem and very tastefully done. There is a perfect private little beach just steps from the lovely stone patio where I swam daily...it was glorious! I was mesmerized with the views, the sounds and the smells of the ocean. The light house added to it's picturesque charm and could be seen right outside my bedroom window. Richard's charming and hospitable personality completed my wonderful experience. I left very refreshed and relaxed and I am very much looking forward to returning again soon. Thank you Richard!

    June 2012
  • Richard was very communicative and helpful, not only in arranging our stay at his place, but in helping us plan our activities and trips in the New London area. Home, bed, and views are just great. Grateful, and hope to see him again!

    October 2013
  • We had a great visit in New London. Richard Humphreyville is a charming host who knows a great deal of New London history. The house is right next to the water with a lovely view of the shore.
    The room is comfortable and clean.
    The bed is beautiful and was handmade by Richard Humphreyville.
    The room and bathroom are clean.
    We especially enjoyed hearing the tide roll in and the gentle lapping of the waves.
    We did not use the outdoor shower or the beach chairs, but we hope to on the next visit.

    October 2013
  • Richard is a generous and enthusiastic host who made us feel completely at home in his beautiful house. Best of all is the setting: there is no way that photos can communicate how special this small patch of New London is. Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend.

    September 2013
  • Our stay at Richard's home was wonderful! The house is literally on the beach, and we could wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean and lighthouse and tranquil sounds of waves... Richard was very nice and helpful in every way. We swam right in front of the house and took shower outside while looking out the calm ocean!! We wish we could stay another month.... The house is about 15 mins biking (we don't have a car being a new yorker) to downtown & we also biked to Harkness Memorial State Park and dinner at Captain Scott's Lobster Shack.

    Highly recommended & we would love to come back again

    September 2013
  • Richard is a great guy with an amazing house. We loved soaking in the sun on his patio overlooking the ocean and swimming in his private beach. We definitely want to come back in the future.

    August 2013
  • My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days at this waterside haven. Our host, Dick Humphreville, made us feel very welcome & could not have been more accommodating. Our room was great in all respects: Private, beautifully furnished, comfortable bed, view of the water, lulling sound of the waves all night with cooling breezes through the windows. We also made great use of the patio (breakfast by the sea!) & enjoyed sitting on the rocks by the water. The location (19th century house on the beach, lovingly restored by our host) was just right. If you are looking for an especially beautiful place to relax, read, or maybe just watch the boats go by, come here.

    August 2013
  • Dick was a great host with an immense knowledge of the surrounding area! Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean only several meters away was one of our favorite parts of the stay. Among the sound of the ocean we also loved the view, the lighthouse practically on the property, the awesome outdoor shower specially built by Dick, and the super comfortable bed. This is a perfect place to stay if you are interested in a weekend getaway from the city, or even a month long adventure away from home. The ease to get to the ferry block island was one of the reasons we stayed and it turned out to be perfect! Thanks for a great stay Dick and see you soon!

    August 2013
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Boarding school (torture), Ohio Wesleyan (BA), George Washington University (MBA), years of trial by fire.
builder and restorer of fine furniture, mover and restorer of period one dollar houses
For thirty-six years I have been an old world furniture maker (cabinetmaker) and mover and restorer of one dollar period houses. I am loving what I do but realize life is not long enough to allow me to do all that I want to do. Living on the shore of Long Island sound, I am a passionate sailor, owning a Herreshoff 12 1/2 and racing with anyone who I can hitch a ride (the other peoples' boat class). When not sailing, you will find me cruising on my Italian Moto Guzzi motorcycle or bicycling around Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Currently, I am restoring a pre-1750 house and orchestration the move and restoration of a 1829 Greek Revival. I am a person driven to make my mark on this earth. Winston Churchill said "Never, Never, Never give up; Teddy Roosevelt said get into the arena and give it your all. That is who I am. I have two wonderful grown children and have a wonderful woman as my partner. Life is a challenge but the glass is half full.
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