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Steps from the Beach in Old Private Community that Borders Bird Santuary

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A vintage beach house that's been in our family since 1945. It was built in 1924, modernized in the 1950s and lovingly maintained/updated by our family ever since, with new roof, foundation, etc. as needed. We visit twice a year to open and close, and rent in between. Located in last community before the undeveloped Griswold point reserve at the mouth of the CT River. Guarded entry to four street, safe walking community of 100 houses. New community recreation center. Beautiful White Sand Beach is only 15 miles from New London and 25 miles to Mystic, CT, 2.5 hours from NYC., 35 miles north of New Haven's MTA stop.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Gate at top of stairs. Closed in porch. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Twins: 2 twin/ single

    TV, closet and dresser, windows on two sides. ...moreless

  • Master: 2 twin/ single

    Master bed has an ocean view. Windows on two sides. ...moreless

  • Double: 1 double

    Dresser and small closet. Windows on two sides. ...moreless

  • Radio Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 murphy bed

    Single with trundle bed. Closet. Was granpa's radio shack. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs: toilet, shower

    On back porch by kitchen door. Good for de-sanding. ...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Small claw foot tub. Hand held shower. A bit tight...moreless

  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A fantastic community for kids. There's a recreation center run by the White Sands Beach association within a 10 minute walk that has a tennis court, baseball, swimming lessons, etc. Its only a few steps to the beach and the calm water of Long Island Sound. We love our house and we'll work with you to make sure it's the right one for you. ...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach is directly across a small lane, about 50 feet. 200 or so feet to the water's edge (long island sound)....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach is directly across a small lane, about 50 feet. 200 or so feet to the water's edge (long island sound)....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Large screened-in porch. Water seen from porch, living room, dining room, and three bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Beach is directly across a small lane, about 50 feet. 200 or so feet to the water's edge (long island sound)....moreless

  • Rural:

    There are only 100 houses in the White Sand Beach community...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beach is directly across a small lane, about 50 feet. 200 or so feet to the water's edge (long island sound)....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beach is directly across a small lane, about 50 feet. 200 or so feet to the water's edge (long island sound)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric with thermostat in each room. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Cable. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 cars back to back. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with one mobile phone. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Classic electric with all new burners/wires. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    wraparound screened-in porch...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At community rec center walking distance....moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 20 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is a 5% discount for 2 or more contiguous summer weeks. We have special offers available for spring and fall.

$350 Security deposit. One/half rental amount paid to owner to confirm reservation; Balance paid by first day of rental.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New London, CT
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Lyme Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Saybrook, CT
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95, Exit 70
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old lyme pizza palace, Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
White sands beach

Car: Recommended

White sands beach is in Old Lyme CT, a charming small town with an art school and shopping plaza with a hardware, super market and other stores. The larger town of Old Saybrook within 15 minutes, is a full size town on Interstate 95 with an Amtrak train station and commuter rail to the Metro North and other transport in New Haven, CT. Within about 20 minutes in New London, are large malls, major box stores, a ferry, etc. A casino is within 30 minutes.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1945

About: My grandparents bought this house when they lived in New York City. They spent the entire summers here with my mother and aunt. My grandfather would take the train up on the weekends. Now my aunt and uncle own it and rent it during the season. They spend a week or so at the end and beginning of the summer, vacationing and making improvements on the house. I help them with the online listings like this.

Why Old Lyme:
My mother, aunt and myself and our families have been coming to this house since we were babies. It's a safe and special place that still shuts off the water for six months during the winter. The beach house is a warm and welcoming, well loved home full of lots of happy memories.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The mile long walk to Griswold point, a bird sanctuary protected by the Nature Conservancy. The small front lawn and the house are shaded by 2 large maple trees. There is a wraparound screened-in porch where one can watch the water and listen to the waves. We now have an outside shower. Tenants can take part in a recreation program for kids and there's a Community Center for events. White Sands Beach is a quiet and safe community, great for the summer and peaceful and beautiful in the spring and fall.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from porch

    View from porch

  • House to beach

    House to beach

  • Water to beach

    Water to beach

  • Large screened-in porch with four chairs, dining table and couch

    Large screened-in porch with four chairs, dining table and couch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom with views of water

    Master bedroom with views of water

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Front yard.

    Front yard.

  • Satellite view of White Sands Beach community. Left side is mouth of CT River.

    Satellite view of White Sands Beach community. Left side is mouth of CT River.

  • Griswold point sign on point.

    Griswold point sign on point.

  • Osprey nesting near Griswold point

    Osprey nesting near Griswold point

  • Can rent Kayaks closeby at Black Hall Marina and go into bird sanctuary.

    Can rent Kayaks closeby at Black Hall Marina and go into bird sanctuary.

  • Wider from the porch.

    Wider from the porch.

  • House to beach

    House to beach

  • Beach to house closer

    Beach to house closer

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Two single's room

    Two single's room

  • Downstairs bath with shower

    Downstairs bath with shower

  • Community center has playground, tennis, basketball, clubhouse.

    Community center has playground, tennis, basketball, clubhouse.

  • Old beach to point and CT River mouth

    Old beach to point and CT River mouth

  • Griswold point walked to at low tide.

    Griswold point walked to at low tide.

  • Sunset from jetty in front of house.

    Sunset from jetty in front of house.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/24/2015
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