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This private and expansive oceanfront home in Groton, CT offers the perfect family vacation, church retreat, or large family gathering, with panoramic views of Fisher’s Island and Long Island Sound. With a large expanse of lawn, the home is surrounded by ocean on three sides and protected by a stone seawall. Positioned on 2 private acres of land, the house, built by our grandparents in the 1960s, was designed in the style of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with its cathedral ceiling in the main room, large, custom, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and large windows throughout the house to capture ocean breezes. The interior is simple and cozy and has a nostalgic cottage feel. The private, large lawn is ideal for little ones to run around, hold a family gathering and barbecue, or play volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, or other games.
The location is very serene and quiet, near Esker Point beach. In addition to Esker Point Beach which is only a few feet away from the house, the home also offers two private beaches on the property—and we mean private, as no one else has access to them but you and your family. One beach is long, and could accommodate a larger number of people, while the other beach is smaller, but still very scenic and also ideal for families. Grab a lawn chair, light a camp fire, make s'mores with your loved ones on the beach at night, camp under the stars on the beach or lawn, or just sit on the porch and watch the boats sail by in the day and the stars come out at night. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner outside on one of the two patios, or enjoy a special picnic on the lawn while watching the swans, egrets, geese, ducks, and herons swim by. There is also a pier for fishing, catching crabs, or launching a boat. The property also has a southern exposure—the sun rises on the left and sets on the right, so you can watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the porch. The best part is that although the location is quiet and private, you are minutes away from downtown Mystic, supermarkets, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, amusement parks including Lake Compounce, cinemas, zoos, horseback riding, boat rentals for various water sports, and much more.
The home is also ideal in the off-season for those looking to get away, whether it be a short- or long-term retreat, sabbatical, to finish a novel, or to just get away for peace and quiet.
Stats: Sleeps up to 17. Bdrm 1 – 1st floor - double bed (ocean front) Bdrm 2 – 1st floor – double bed Bdrm 3 - 2nd floor - 3 twin beds (ocean front) Bdrm 4 - 2nd floor – queen bed (ocean front) 4 queen-size plush air mattresses for additional guests
3 full baths
No pets and no smoking please (security damage deposit will be forfeited).
September - October Sep 8 - Oct 25, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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Cleaning fee and Security deposit rates vary depending on size of group and type of gathering.
Events such as large parties, post wedding celebrations, reunions, etc. are a separate rate from rental fee.
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Minutes away from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods gambling casinos, beautiful Mystic Seaport and Mystic Village. Near Block Island ferry, Lake Compounce amusement park, Ocean Beach Park, scenic Noank, a children's museum in Niantic and many diverse restaurants in the area.
Short walk to the Esker Point Beach concert every Thursday night in the summer. A short drive to Abbotts Lobster in the Rough in Noank.
Ideal central point for family reunions, gatherings, family holidays and small weddings, a short drive from Boston and New York.
Year Purchased: 1903
About the owner: Our family has owned this land for more than 100 years. Replacing the original family cottage, the current house was built by our grandparents in the mid-1960s. Five generations of our family have enjoyed playing on the lawn, stargazing and sleeping under the stars, digging for clams at low tide and making our famous family clam chowder, jumping off the pier to cool off on hot summer days, roasting marshmallows over a campfire on the beach, and much more.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Ideally located near Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island for family reunions, birthdays, Mother's Day, Coast Guard Academy graduations, and large Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Convenient to Mystic, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and many other tourist attractions, while also offering a tranquil, scenic respite to come home to at the end of a busy day.