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.
Guests have access to the entire downstairs, patio and beach.
Interaction with guests
I will show the guests the layout, answer any questions and be around, in and out during the day.
Other things to note
Bring your bathing suit and sunscreen. It helps to have a car to get around to restaurants and such.
One bed room with capacity of two in same bed (queen), use of first floor, no parties, no smoking, no pets, no uses of fireplaces ( I will make a fire upon request), cleaning fees applies to room not returned in original condition
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.