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

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Last updated: 08/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Lyme house 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.

We have a local real estate manager at Shore and Country Real Estate that manages the property for us
and is available for support.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Big counter. Claw foot tub. Hand held shower. A bit tight. ...moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove:

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

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          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. We love our house and we'll work with you to make sure it's the right one for you. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Land line with two mobile phones. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                At community rec center walking distance....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • Oceanfront:

                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

              • 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

              • Ocean View:

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

              • Rural:

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

              Activities

              • Playground
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fitness Center
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Recreation Center
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Fishing
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Bird Watching
              • Basketball Court
               

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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              There is a 5% discount for 2 or more contiguous summer weeks.

              $450 Security deposit, rental deposit and rental balance are paid to Shore and Country Real Estate.


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              Last updated: 08/24/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

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

              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. Tenants can take part in a recreation program for kids and there's a new rec center. 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

              • House to beach

                House to beach

              • Water to beach

                Water to beach

              • Ice cream several times a day depending on season

                Ice cream several times a day depending on season

              • Ocean side of porch

                Ocean side of porch

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Two single's room

                Two single's room

              • Downstairs bath with shower

                Downstairs bath with shower

              • Satellite view of White Sands Beach community, beaches, and Griswold Point

                Satellite view of White Sands Beach community, beaches, and Griswold Point

              • Look back to our beach from low tide walk to bird sanctuary

                Look back to our beach from low tide walk to bird sanctuary

              • Osprey nesting near Griswold point

                Osprey nesting near Griswold point

              • House closer to beach

                House closer to beach

              • Looking from beach to house

                Looking from beach to house

              • 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

              • 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.

              • Old beach on walk to point

                Old beach on walk to point

              • Bird sanctuary is walkable at low tide.

                Bird sanctuary is walkable at low tide.

              • Local swans

                Local swans

              • Sunset

                Sunset

              VRBO #479403

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

              $2,000 per week (USD)
              6

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Speaks: english
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