Sun, Sand, Relaxation! Steps to Private Sandy Beach! Holiday Availability!
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
New London house description
Imagine your family enjoying beautiful Guthrie beach (only a two minute walk away) and seeing views of two nearby lighthouses (with binoculars, you'll be able to see two more lighthouses).
~AVAILABLE FOR FALL and WINTER 2013-2014
2 night minimum
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR RATES
You can book off-season for weekends, weeks, or longer. Let us know your needs if you need temporary housing during this time.
Recent Guest Review:
'We've been renting houses at the Connecticut shore for six years, and your house is by far the nicest! There was plenty of room for the family and all of our friends and extended family who came to visit. Even with three messy teenagers, there's so much room the house always felt clean and comfortable. This has been such a relaxing vacation with all (and more) of the comforts of home.'
The London Family, Columbia, MD 8/8/09
We are located just four houses in from the water- a two minute walk, with a lovely water view from the front yard. On the first floor, there is a large eat-in kitchen, a dining room that easily seats eight, living room, sun-room with table and chairs, and a full bathroom. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms (all with queen beds) and a full bathroom. Additionally, upstairs, there is a den with 60 inch flat screen TV that converts to a sleeping area for three (futon and single sofa bed). The den has sliding doors that open to an outside deck.
Also, an upstairs sitting area with TV can sleep one adult or two children on a futon. In the back yard the house has a large deck with picnic table and charcoal grill. We have converted the one-car garage to a game room with a ping-pong table, games, toys, and books.
The house is fully equipped with linens, towels, paper supplies and even some sodas in the fridge to welcome you to the beach. The spacious kitchen has new appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator with in-the-door icemaker and gas range/oven. It is equipped with pots, pans, utensils and dishes. There is a microwave, blender, toaster and coffee maker. You can eat at the kitchen table or serve a larger group in the dining room, have an intimate meal in the sunroom or have a family picnic out on the back porch/deck. Smoking outdoors only, please.
Our child-friendly home has two pack and plays, high chair, stroller, beach toys, Ikea plastic ware, and lots of kids' toys and DVDs.
During the summer season, the house is available by the week only. Your stay begins Sunday at 4 pm and extends until the following Sunday at 11 am. During the rest of the year, it is available for rent by the weekend, week, month, or longer. We do not charge a separate cleaning fee; the home is cleaned between guests and the fee is included in our rates.
** Families of Students or Servicemen **
COAST GUARD ACADEMY
We are just ten minutes away from the U.S Coast Guard Academy.
NAVY SUBMARINE BASE
We are about 20 minutes from the US Navy Submarine Base Groton/ New London.
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE (10 minutes) and MITCHELL COLLEGE (2 minutes)
Private Guthrie Beach is sandy and pleasant, only steps away and right on Long Island Sound. The beach is yours to enjoy while renting the house. It has restrooms and is attended in season for your comfort and security but there is no lifeguard on duty. There is a roped swimming area and sunning/diving platform. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the picnic tables. We provide beach chairs, umbrella and coolers. The house has plenty of beach towels and beach toys for the family!
Bring along your bike and take a ride or walk along the seawall about a half mile to Ocean Beach Park with its boardwalk, kids waterpark, rides, food and activities.
Drive five minutes and hop on a Ferry to Block Island or Orient Point, Long Island. Mystic is only a ten to fifteen minute drive away and features Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. A 20-30 minute car ride gets you to the three largest casinos in the world, Mohegan Sun, MGM Grand and Foxwoods, with entertainment and dining options too numerous to count. The family will LOVE the new Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville at the Mohegan! And all of this is only two hours from Boston and 2 1/2 hours from New York City.
Summer at the Connecticut shore is beautiful! One of the high points of summer in New London is Sailfest - a celebration of ships and the sea in early July, with its huge fireworks display over a harbor absolutely alive with colorful boats and visitors. Walk a few blocks, pick out your viewing spot and let others deal with the traffic.
New London is an arts lovers haven with galleries, artist colonies, live music, theatre and performing arts.
Harkness Memorial State Park, Rocky Neck State Park, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium. Ferries to Block Island and Long Island are ten minutes away. Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and Coast Guard Academy are close by. To get to New York or Boston, interstate 95 is nearby or there is a nearby train station, an Acela Express stop. A Greyhound Bus station is also in New London. Local buses (SEAT) can take you to malls and downtown.
TRAVELING TIMES BY CAR:
Mystic...... 15 minutes
Mohegan Sun..... 20 minutes
Foxwoods..... 30 minutes
US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College..... 10 minutes
US Navy Submarine Base..... 20 minutes
Newport..... 1 hour, 15 minutes
Boston..... 2 hours
New York..... 2 1/2 hours
Southern Vermont or New Hampshire..... 2 hours
Fast Ferry to Block Island..... 1 hour, 10 minutes
Car Ferry to Orient Point, Long Island..... 1 hour, 30 minutes
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 6-13
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Private beach a short walk away (2 minute walk)
ReviewsWrite a review
Truly enjoyed our stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Truly enjoyed our stay!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! We were amazed at how well stocked your home is - there was nothing we lacked! We rented the house for the main purpose of a mini family reunion, which worked out perfectly for us. Some of our favorite activities: My husband and I walked nearly every day to Ocean Beach and Alewife Cove. Beautiful and tranquil - particularly in the month of October. Restaurants we visited - On the Waterfront, Fred's Shanty, Recovery Room, Chaplin's, Captain Scott's Lobster Dock, Bean and Leaf (coffee), and our very favorite of the immediate area - Tony D's - loved it! We also made a trip to Rhode Island - Watch Hill and Galilee where we had a fantastic lunch at George's! We ran into some locals who suggested the grounds of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre for walking, in addition to Harkness Memorial Park. Once again, thank you! All of us truly enjoyed our stay at your home.
- Guest Glenn and Chris D., Irvine, CA
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Wonderful timeGuest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful time. The weather was amazing for all the great activities at the academy and my grandson really enjoyed all the amenities at the house! The view from the balcony, the spaciousness of the house, and the close walk to the beach were wonderful. The house had everything we needed.
- Guest Paul, Judy and family
- Date of stay 09/30/13
- Review Submitted 10/05/13
Fun family reunionGuest comment entered by owner
Fun family reunion
Our family reunion was very fun here in New London. Perfect weather, except rain one night, allowed us days at the beach, several playgrounds, ice cream at Fred's Shanty, lighted bost parade from the Coast Guard station, Schooner Festival happenings, cruise on the Argia in Mystic and fun watching the grandchildren enjoy the toys you provided. As a fellow VRBO owner in the Northwest and our first time using one, it was fun to see the amenities you provided. The house was comfortable for us. Sorry we didn't get to meet you. Thanks again! P.S. if anyone reading this wants a wonderful vacation in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, check out our website at www.vrbo.com/328087. It is in the beach, 3 BR, 3 BA, all five star reviews.
- Guest Liz and Gary D., Washington State
- Date of stay 09/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/20/13
Great week!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for a great week! The kids had so much fun playing with all the great toys! Warm regards, Marcy and family
- Guest Marcy and family, Westchester, NY
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 09/08/13
Loved the house and beach!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved the house and beach!
Thank you, Carolyn and Randy! We loved the house and beach!! We hope to see you again next summer. Best - Jon and Kelly
- Guest Jon and Kelly, Coventry, CT
- Date of stay 08/25/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Beach! Beach! Beach!Guest comment entered by owner
Beach! Beach! Beach!
Our French-Canadian troupe were delighted with their vacation! The sun, proximity of the beach, as well as its array of services were more than appreciated. We especially enjoyed the non-touristic feel of New London! Great memories. Thank you!
- Guest Sylvain B., Quebec
- Date of stay 08/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Exactly what we needed!Guest comment entered by owner
Exactly what we needed!
What a wonderful week we had! Trips to the beach, Mystic Aquarium and Essex Steam Train were so memorable. We especially enjoyed dining at Avanti's in Mystic, Captain Scott's Lobster Dock, and of course On the Waterfront! Hope to return soon. Thanks for the use of your comfortable and convenient home - it was exactly what we needed! Tyler especially enjoyed all of the toys! All the best.
- Guest Patrick, Marcella, Tyler, Diana, and Rev N.
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Very enjoyable stay!
Very enjoyable stay!
We stayed here for two weeks and the house was very comfortable. It was spacious enough that we had somewhere for all 11 of us to sleep. The house is close to the beach and is part of a beautiful neighborhood. We went down to walk on the beach several times and spent one afternoon there. The attendants on the beach were friendly, they set up some chairs for us to sit in while the kids played. The owners of the house are also very friendly and easy to deal with, either by phone or email. They were very quick to resolve any issue we were having. The toaster stopped working one evening and the next morning Carolyn brought us a new one. When the previous renters let them know that there had been a problem with the shower, they got up with me right away and worked out a time for a plumber to come and look at it. It was a very pleasant stay and I would definitely stay here again. I only wish the weather had been a little less rainy on our trip. Oh, and my damage deposit on the house was refunded within a week of our leaving.
- Guest Sandy D.
- Date of stay 06/03/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Sandy, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Carolyn and Randy
Comfortable and well supplied home!Guest comment entered by owner
Comfortable and well supplied home!
Randy and Carolyn, thank you for providing such a comfortable and well-supplied home. The ten of us were very happy with our stay!
- Guest Sandy
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/19/13
Excellent Location / Wonderful Hosts
Excellent Location / Wonderful Hosts
This is the perfect economical beach and stay location. Our hosts were gracious and accommodating and really provided exactly what they advertised. The charming lighthouse down the street and beach just a short walk really add to the entire experience. The home is comfortable and warm and provides a clean comfortable vacation spot. If you get a chance to explore New London as well, I highly recommend it. Thank you Carolyn for all your help and for letting us rent your house!
- Guest Jessica (CT)
- Date of stay 11/30/12
- Review Submitted 12/05/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|November - April (non-holiday)
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
|May, June (except USCGA grad)
May 1 - Jun 22
2 night min stay
|Summer Sunday to Sunday
Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2014
7 night min stay
|September and October
Sep 9 - Oct 30
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
June 30 - July 7 - $2500 (July 4 holiday)
July 7 - July 14 - $2500 (Sailfest)
USCGA Graduation Week rate is higher. Please inquire.
For longer term rates in-season or off-season, inquire for rates. We discount rates for longer stays.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are Randy and Carolyn and we live in New London and love sharing it with guests! We enjoy the fascinating and ever-changing Thames River and Long Island Sound views and the beautiful beaches. Caring for our three rental homes is our hobby. We have met wonderful people visiting our area from all over the United States and around the world.
Why the Owner Chose New London:
This home has a lovely water view from the front yard, as well as views from the upstairs deck and the sitting area. Guthrie Beach is a wonderful place for families and is so close!
- Primary: (860) 447-1982 (Connecticut, USA)
- Secondary: (860) 625-8925 (Connecticut, USA)
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Colonial style, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, sunroom, gameroom. 2 decks
The game room has ping pong and lots of toys, games, a video library and big TV
The upper deck leads to the skylight den. The lower deck is private and cozy.
Cruise ships visit New London and glide past the private beach.
The skylight TV den upstairs also sleeps three and leads to the upper deck.
This private, attended beach, mere steps away, is yours to enjoy
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