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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Gorgeous Views and Plenty to Do at Niantic River House
"Our accommodations at the River House this summer were clean and bright with plenty of room for our family of four. The lovely porch and rooftop deck offered excellent water views for those looking for some quiet down time, while the location was perfect for those wanting to take in some of the local attractions. We enjoyed our visit to Mark Twain's house, to the Foxwoods Casino for a show, Gillette Castle, the Steam boat and Mystic Pizza - all very do-able from the cottage. The owners were efficient and professional in processing our reservations and welcoming and very accommodating upon our arrival. We will definitely recommend the Niantic Riverhouse."
Guest: Nicky T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"3 mature race fans who needed a quiet place to go after a long day at Lime Rock. Imagine our surprise when we saw the house for real and met the owner who is a race guy also. It just made the whole weekend. Comfortable with a country setting, just be careful if you have problems with stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs and the steps are tight and steep."
Guest: JRDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015
"We have been renting in New London for years and this house has been the best yet! Very clean, lots of room and a very quiet street for being so close to Ocean Beach. Discovered some new things to do in the area too - like kayaking in the back area of Ocean Beach - new feature this summer. Educational and fun.
Great house, great vacation and we'll be back next year."
Guest: Alicia A.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 13, 2015
"My husband and I usually stay at an historic inn or a B&B for week-end escapes but this time we decided to try VRBO. I quickly realized most of the search results were for large families or extended families with descriptions of 8-11 bedrooms. For the few that were 1 bedroom rentals, most were lacking in character and had plain white walls and that beige worn out couch condo look. I was about to revert to a B&B site when I came across the listing for Little Wheel cottage. It seemed almost too good to be true but the pictures are indeed accurate. If you are looking for a place that has country charm in a good way, this is it! :) We fell asleep to the sound of the river right outside our bedroom window and in the mornings we enjoyed our coffee on the stone terrace custom built by the little waterfall. One evening before dinner while we were sitting there relaxing, a small raccoon came down from the opposite bank and took a few sips of water.
This is the perfect place to decompress and do nothing. There is a tv in the living room but we enjoyed perusing the coffee table books and just vegging out on the comfy armchair and couch and the bed itself had his/her reading lamps. The kitchen and in fact the whole cottage was impeccably clean and the owner, who could not have been nicer, supplied us with beach towels and chairs for the town beach. While we came at the end of the summer, we could see how this would be a wonderful escape anytime of the year, particularly during fall foliage season because of the beautiful mature trees and the woods surrounding the property.
As for activities, we loved that Lake Waramaug was within walking distance, although it's best to just drive to it if you plan to spend time at the town beach. There is an entry fee but they let you use their kayaks…a highlight of the week-end! We also like to hike and went to Mt. Tom State Park (Washington). This park had a $14 or $15 entry fee but it also had a nice lake and beach for swimming. Another day we hiked Macedonia State Park (Kent) There was no charge to enter but that could have been b/c it was Labor Day and the season was over.
We plan to come back one of these days and would also highly recommend this getaway to friends."
Guest: Patricia K.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015