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Sunny and Charming 6 bedroom 1910 colonial is 4 houses away from Private Beach with newer kitchen, 2.5 baths , hardwood floors, stone fireplace, 1st floor washer and dryer, oil heat, new windows on 1st two floors, and private beach right on Long Island Sound. The house is four doors from the beach with a partial view of the water down the street. Coast Guard Parents: We are about 15 minutes from the Coast Guard Academy. Submarine School Families: We are also about 15 minutes from Sub Base New London. The first floor has two living room areas, dining room, newer kitchen, and 1/2 bath. Second floor has a recently remodeled bathroom and 4 bedrooms (2 queens, 1 full, 1 with 2 twins). Third floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom is walk-through and is configured as a family room. It has a queen futon that will sleep two plus a twin. The other has two twins.
We are 3 mins walk to Ocean Beach, 10 mins drive to Harkness Park, & 30 mins drive to the Branford House. All offer seaside weddings.
Lounge Away your Stress on our White Sand Beach.: The home includes beach rights on private Neptune Park Beach which is a lovely white sand beach on Long Island Sound. From that beach you can look out on the open water and see sailboats, ferries, commercial shipping, fishing boats, an occasional submarine or tall ship, 2 lighthouses, and Long Island in the distance. You can also launch a canoe or kayak there. The beach has three distinct sections separated by rocks. One has a diving and sunning platform, another is a small cove, and the third is an open expanse of white sand. Sitting on that part of the beach, you can almost feel like you are in the Caribbean!
September is the best time at the beach, crowds are gone and the water is still warm. In the fall, winter and spring, take beach walks on the board walk, or enjoy a casino weekend, or Thanksgiving and Christmas away from the city noise.
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The Kids Won’t Be Bored Here, and Neither Will You: They can play volley ball, miniature golf or video games at Ocean Beach Park which is just 1 block away. The park also includes a public beach, restaurant, health club, a bar with waterfront deck, ice cream stand, gift shop, nature area, boardwalk, concerts and an outdoor swimming pool. Or visit an 1839 fort at Fort Trumbull State Park which is just 5 minutes away. Name entertainers perform on the waterfront at nearby Harkness Memorial Park’s season long open air Summer Music festival. Next door to Harkness, you can experience live theater at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. Both are about 10 minutes away.
Tour a Nuclear Submarine, or a Real Whaling Ship : In 30 minutes or less you can be at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Casino, Mystic Seaport (tour old whaling town and authentic ships), Mystic Aquarium, the U. S. Navy’s Submarine Force Museum (tour a real nuclear submarine and simulators), the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, as well as the many fine restaurants. Or see a baseball game with the Norwich Navigators, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. There are also vineyards located north of Norwich. And you can take a fishing or sail boat cruise.
Tour Mansions of the Golden Era or go Yachting
Tour the grand old mansions of the Gilded Era (circa the Vanderbilts and the Astors) in Newport, RI, which is an hour away. Or experience the yachting lifestyle at America’s Cup Charters. Their Twelves all raced for yachting's most coveted prize, and three actually won the America's Cup. Participation is welcomed but not required! Get involved in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sunset on picturesque Narragansett Bay.
In addition to our beach, we are only one block from Ocean Beach park where there is a video game arcade, miniature golf (in season), new spray park, playground, occasional Saturday afternoon local rock concerts, an old fashioned carousal and a few vintage rides, and other kid friendly activities. In season, there is a vintage car show during the week. This is a local park, so there are not the huge crowds and noise associated with amusement parks....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Up to two house trained, well behaved dogs are OK, but no cats please (owner is allergic to cats). We ask that you sign a waiver or hold harmless agreement in case your pet hurts someone or causes damage to their property. There is a $100 non-refundable pet fee....moreless
Ocean Beach Park,1.5 blocks away, has a casual restaurant and bar where you can have a snack and a drink on their waterfront deck. They also have a few kiddie rides, swings, spray park, water slide, video game room, a boardwalk and a small 1940s miniature golf area as well as the beach and a nature area. It's a great place to take the family. Captain Scott's is a 5 minute drive away. You can enjoy lobster and fish dinners there at picnic tables that sit right on a small cove. The Eugene O'Neill Theater is located behind Ocean Beach. They have live theater there in the summer. Harkness Park, located near the Eugene O'Neill Theater, is an old waterfront mansion. In the summer they hold live outside concerts with name talent.
Fort Trumbull - In 1781 Benedict Arnold led the British to New London where they captured the fort and sacked the city. The fort & cannons are available for viewing.
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There are a few books and lots of magazines....moreless
We are less than 400 ft from the water. You can see the water from our front yard by looking between two houses at the end of the street. I would call it a partial water view. You can see submarines and sailing vessels as well as Ledgelight Lighthouse. There is also a winter view of the water and lighthouse from our 3rd floor....moreless
Late May - Early June May 22 - Jun 12, 2015 2 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Late June Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015 3 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Summer Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Labor Day Weekend Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2015 2 night min stay
$400 Sat, Sun
September Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Oct - Mid Nov Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2015 2 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,200 flat fee
Early December Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2015 2 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Christmas Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$400 Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
PLEASE CONTACT FOR QUOTE. THE RATE CALCULATOR DOES NOT WORK WELL FOR 3-6 DAY STAYS AND OFTEN GIVES RATES THAT ARE HIGHER THAN WE CHARGE.
The house is in a quiet family neighborhood. We do not rent out for parties. In consideration of our neighbors, yard activities must end at 10 p.m. Beach access is limited to tenants. You must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property.
We require 1/2 of the rent to make the reservation. The second 1/2 is due 60 days before the rental begins. The $500 security deposit is due in our hands one week before the rental begins.
Rates are subject to change until the first payment is made.
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We are located in Southeastern Connecticut, close to Mystic CT, the US. Coast Guard Academy, The Submarine Force Museum, Foxwoods Casino, and Mohegan Sun Casino. We are about an hour from Newport, RI. and half way between Boston and New York.
Other Activities: Bring your own kayak
Golf: You can play golf in a natural wooded setting near Foxwoods casino at Foxwoods Golf and Country Club at Boulder Hills or the new Lake of Isles course which Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine called 'One of the Best New Upscale Public Courses'.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am a computer software consultant. This house was my primary residence when I moved to the New London area from Chicago. I love the area and would not have moved out, except that I bought a larger house to turn into a bed and breakfast inn.
Why the Owner Chose New London: Originally I came to the area for work and to live by the water. As time passed, I became more and more aware of all of the interesting things to do in the area. As the casinos grew, they brought in more and more first class entertainers and live sporting events. Being from Chicago I am accustomed to having many entertainment choices. In an area like New London County, you wouldn't think you would find the same level of entertainment, but because of the casinos you do.
I count myself lucky to have found this place. So much so, that I plan to retire here one day.