About This Listing
Beautiful and charming Victorian style home just a mile from downtown New London, ferries, rail station, shops and restaurants. You will enjoy the harbor views from the front porch and master bedroom; only a two minute walk to several eateries.
to our beautiful and gracious, 3-story, completely renovated, Victorian-style house overlooking picturesque New London Harbor. Walk or drive 5 minutes to a quiet public beach or to magnificent Ocean Beach Park. The 2,160 square foot house is ideal for a family beach vacation and is within an easy walk to many attractions, shops, restaurants, full service marinas and kayak rental. Available year round, you can arrive any day of the week. The house has 4 air-conditioned bedrooms and 2 full baths, sleeps up to 13 and has gleaming hardwood floors throughout as well as a new kitchen. The first floor bathroom has a tub/shower combo and the second floor bath has a beautiful clawfoot tub with shower.The family will love the large AIR-CONDITIONED third floor activity room (refer to guest comments)with a real arcade console game, an XBOX video game system, a video library, and a 42 inch TV with DVD and VCR. The kids will also enjoy a wide variety of toys including dolls, Legos and much more. Mom and Dad will enjoy relaxing on the covered front porch, walking to the "On The Waterfront" restaurant or grilling a family picnic in the private back yard. New London Harbor has ferry boats coming and going, sailboats galore and even an occasional submarine.
During the summer months (late June through Labor Day), we rent the home with a three night minimum. The rest of the year we have a two night minimum. Please let us know what you need - we can accommodate longer stays at reduced rates.
Our guests have full, private usage of the house and lovely back yard, and an entrance pass to Ocean Beach Park, a five minute drive from the home.
Interaction with Guests
We live nearby and are there if you need anything. Hopefully we will get to meet you!
The house is on a quiet city street with well-cared for homes and yards. Looking down the street you can see the Thames River and marina. Within a 2-5 minutes walk, you can dine at several restaurants along the shore. A leisurely 20 minute walk along scenic Pequot Avenue brings to to the heart of downtown New London.
Downtown New London is the transportation hub of southeastern Connecticut. Amtrak, Greyhound bus, and ferries to Block Island and Long Island, New York are all within a five minute drive or cab ride from the house.
Other Things to Note
Your kids (of all ages) will love the third floor game room - complete with 43 inch TV, video game system, Dance Dance Revolution, card table and many toys for the young ones.
No smoking or (website hidden) noise after 10 pm. Launder our sheets and towels before departure (or feel free to bring your own, of course).
Carolyn was an excellent host - the house is even more beautiful in person than it was in the photos, and slept 13 of us comfortably. The living space was cozy and felt very open, and the kitchen served perfectly for group cooking. The backyard was also very nice for grilling and relaxing! Carolyn was extremely accommodating and welcoming along the way - we would certainly come back to this home in a heartbeat.
I work for a nonprofit organization and we rented at Carolyn and Randy's home for our annual senior staff and board retreat. The house is located just a half block away from the water in a quiet and quaint residential neighborhood. There are a few restaurants within walking distance and overall the setting was perfect for our retreat. The home was lovely. We didn't stray too far and spent most of our time in the double parlor-style living area. Even with 12 people present we didn't feel cramped. We also cooked all our meals in house and were happy with the array of appliances and cooking implements at our disposal. The bedrooms vary in size but they are all comfortable and there were plenty of beds for everyone. While this was a professional retreat with 12 adults, this home is best for large or multi-family vacations and the owners provide lots of old school toys and video game consoles in the third floor activity room. We were very tempted to play the Friends Trivia playstation 2 game but didn't get around to it. Overall, it was a great stay. Carolyn and Randy were very responsive to all our questions. The HPA highly recommends this home!
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We were seven adults and six children between the ages of 4 months and 3 1/2 years old and we were very comfortable in this house. It is very child friendly with tons of toys so our kids had a great time. We had no hot water for showers the first morning so I called Carolyn and she was very responsive and apologetic. Turns out the water heater was not turned on, so it was an easy fix in the end. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for cooking for a large group. It was quite cold when we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the backyard, but I imagine it would be a nice place to hang out in the warmer months. Over all we had a very nice time.
We had a fantastic time! The house is very family friendly. Having 3 generations with us can sometimes prove challenging, but there was something for all from my 2year old to my 62year old Father-in-law. A nice closed in backyard, board games, toys and plenty of space. Ocean Beach is great. A bit of a walk for young children(we drove), but worth the trip. The Seaport, Aquarium and Mystick Shopping are only a very short car ride away. Carloyn was extremely helpful and responsive. We would not hesitate to stay at one of her properties in the future.
Everything was wonderful. Check in and out was simple. The house was amazing. Had everything we could have needed. Plenty of beach accessories. Plenty of toys and things for my niece to play with. Beach access just down the street. Even had menus for the local restaurants and directions to get to local attractions and stores. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Thanks for a great time.
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