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Recent New London reviews

  • Idyllic

    "i·dyl·lic: extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. That's such a perfect word to describe our time in the Henkle House. Here's why: Location - the best thing about this place is the proximity to the beach. You are about 100 steps to the gate that gets you onto the private beach. The owner left us plenty of wrist bands that private beach goers must use. Ocean Beach Park is 25 ft to the right of the private beach so there is super easy access. Renovated house - the house has been recently renovated and belongs in the pages of a catalog. the owner went first class all the way - frontgate outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen, pottery barn bedding, pier 1 accessories. I've never been in a rental that has been so carefully and beautifully decorated. So relaxing! Great for kids - Ocean Beach Park kept the kids easily entertained, cloudy or sunny. mini-golf, splash park, amusement rides, beach, playground, digging for crabs. At the end of each day, we stuck all five kids (mostly toddlers) upstairs to sleep on the 3rd floor. There was a TV in there so they could watch a movie at the end of the day and fall asleep. I honestly don't know why this area isn't jammed all summer long but I am grateful that it hasn't yet been discovered. This house was a perfect place for us - launching pad for Ocean Beach Park activities and relaxing for the granddad who preferred to read on the beautiful outdoor deck. We hope to come back for years to come."
    Guest: egipsey Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Great Location!

    "The location provided the opportunity to walk to the (free) Town Beach, many restaurants (Michael's Dairy for ice cream was fabulous), Dunkin Donuts, and the Eugene O'Neil house. We were close by car to Ocean Beach, Mystic Seaport, and many historic sites in New London. The owners very thoughtfully provided a free pass to Ocean Beach. The house itself suited our needs perfectly. The backyard accommodated 20 people for an informal luncheon and the front porch was ideal for quiet conversation. The eat in kitchen was a gathering spot every morning. We enjoyed the feeling of moving into "grandmother's house" with a good variety of books, games, and toys around for all ages. We were however, disappointed with a variety of housekeeping issues. The place had obviously not had a good thorough cleaning in quite a while. Cleaning supplies were not well organized, making it difficult for us to clean during our stay and at check out. It took a day of searching to find the cables for the DVD player. While we appreciate having basic condiments and supplies left from previous tenants (we ourselves left dish liquid for the next tenants), so much had been left in the cabinets and refrigerator it was difficult to find space for the food we had brought. Most of our food had to be left on the counter as there was no cabinet space available. Overall, the dust and cobwebs as well as other obvious issues, made it clear that the house had not been thoroughly cleaned before our arrival. In conclusion - we loved the location and ambiance of the house and would probably stay here again. We give it Five Stars for location and 3 1/2 Stars for Housekeeping."
    Guest: Valerie G. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Great House, Great Location, Great Hosts

    "We had a great stay here! A big thanks to Randy and Carolyn for being so helpful and making sure we had everything we needed. A short walk from the beach, a short drive from Mystic, and a clean, nice house. Comfortably fit 10 adults. The house and experience exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend staying here."
    Guest: Noelle Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
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  • Beautiful and comfortable

    "This lovely and spacious home perfectly suited our needs when we visited CT for a week for a family wedding. We shared the rental with my brother and his wife, and some of our grown children were also there. The house never felt overcrowded, even when we hosted an extended family dinner for about 25 people. The deck was superb - spacious, comfortable, with a killer view of the water. I particularly liked the clear barrier to the deck, which let us enjoy all of the view, all of the time. The kitchen proved to be fantastic for cooking, with all the necessary pots, pans and dishes, and even accommodated the creation of about 15 dozen wedding cupcakes. The beds were very comfortable, and the furnishings were all handsome. We loved having this base in New London, so close to our old family homestead in Groton. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Susan S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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New London Travel Tips

Stylish New London Vacation Rentals

Some of the premiere New London rental homes are located along the beachfront, providing guests with easy access to the beaches and ocean activities. Some of the homes are majestic old mansions and others are modern condos so you can choose a home that matches both your vacation needs and personal tastes. Most of the living areas have large windows which frame the beautiful views of the Atlantic. Many have fireplaces where you can cozy up when the evenings turn cool. The houses are generally large and spacious with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Stylish and well equipped kitchens make you feel quite at home as you prepare the family meals. Some homes have access to private beaches which offer seclusion for those that want to escape the beach crowds. The rental homes often have large decks where you can enjoy a barbecue and eat out under the stars on a clear summer’s night.

Traveling to New London Beach Houses

New London is easily accessible from most towns and cities in the New England area. The city is located midway between Boston and New York City, and a stop on the main Amtrak line that runs between the two cities. This is a great way to travel to New London if you want to avoid traffic jams and highway congestion. If you choose to drive to New London, expect it to take just about two hours from either New York City or Boston. If you want to have the freedom to explore more of the region during your stay, it’s a good choice to have a vehicle to use. For travelers from other parts of North America, you can fly into JFK Airport near New York City, Hartford in Connecticut, Providence in Rhode Island or Boston International Airport. From any of these airports, there are good road and rail links that can connect you with New London.

Things to See and Do near New London Cottages

A big attraction of New London is Ocean Beach Park which features a wooden boardwalk, mini-golf center and video games center. This is a great place for families to hang out and enjoy the attractions. You can take part in games of beach volleyball, enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or simply build sandcastles on the beach with the kids.

During the summer months, there are regular live performances at the Harkness Memorial Park where well-known performers entertain the vacationing crowds. Next door, you can take in a show at the Eugene O’Neill Theater.

Sailing is a popular pastime and on a clear day, you can see many hoisted sails out across the bay. Most yachts are privately owned but many are available for charter from the marinas. Take a late afternoon cruise and enjoy the sea breeze as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

If you don’t mind taking a short drive, you can visit the nearby old whaling town of Mystic Seaport. Here, you can stop in at the aquarium and US Navy Submarine Force Museum. When touring the museum, you can see inside nuclear submarines.

Visitors to Connecticut Vacation Rentals in New London

New London is a popular vacation destination for families from Boston and New York as it is located almost midway between the two cities. The area is known for its great beaches, beautiful coastal scenery, many museums and great family entertainment options. It is a destination steeped in American history and has strong maritime traditions. People who enjoy browsing through museums and have an interest in American culture will find visiting the museums and many historical sites of the region fascinating. It is also a great destination for families as the towns of Mystic Seaport and Newport are just a short drive away.

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