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'Captain's Cottage'- Premium Beach House in Crescent Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Captain's Cottage was developed in the 1890's by the Crescent Beach Land Company as a summer get away. Since then the cottage has been extensively remodeled and winterized as a year round residence. It now features a large, eat-in gourmet kitchen, a Bose home theater, a dining/gaming room, and a computer area. A major remodel completed in 2007 added an oversized two car garage, a master suite with jetted shower, an upper deck with a hot tub, a pool/trophy room with an eight foot Connelly pool table, and a basement with home gym, including a universal machine, a treadmill, and free weights.

Captain's Cottage is ideally located just 66 steps--I counted'em--away from the finest beach for miles around. Crescent Beach is meticulously manicured every morning at the crack of dawn. It has a raft, a lifeguard, and 'The Stand', serving breakfast and lunch daily. There's a place to launch small boats. And it's all an easy walk into town having all the ammenities of a classic New England beach town: clam shacks, ice cream and coffee shops, antiques, gift shops, movie theater, pizza parlors and watering holes.

Captain's Cottage is uniquely suited for entertaining. There is a gas grill on the tropical themed front porch that Jimmy Buffet would be proud of, and the dining room opens to the front porch thru an opening in the wet bar for al fresco dining. There is service for parties of up to twenty.

Captain's Cottage comes fully equipped with small boats, bicycles, and all the gear your family will need to get the most from your stay at the beach!

Keywords: family, beach, New England

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About The Owner

'Captain' is a well earned moniker for Capt Rick, as he's known by his friends. A native of Crescent Beach, he is a veteran Air Force captain, a fighter pilot having flown the F-4 Phantom and the A-10 Thunderbolt.

As sea captain, he has earned a Coast Guard 100 ton off-shore Masters license, having plied waters from New England to Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean, momentos of which can be seen throughout Captain's Cottage.

As captain of the skyways, he is also an international airline captain flying B-777 for American Airlines to Europe, Asia, and South America.

So, a captain threefold, the name is hard to escape! You're invited to share the captain's east coast home, as he nows hails from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose Niantic

I bought Captain's Cottage 1996 as a personal residence to raise my family, and it has been awesome! Now that my family is grown and gone, I'm happy to extend their experience to others.

What makes this house unique

Guests of Captain's Cottage experience life in the heart of Crescent Beach, a very family friendly beach community, in deluxe accommodations with amenities not found in most beach rentals.


Niantic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not block the driveway, or park on the lawn.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Captain's Quarters - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , washer/dryer combo
    Crew's Quarters - toilet , tub , shower , Located in Crew's Quarters, spacious room on second floor
    Main Deck - toilet , Toilet, sink, washer & dryer, cleaning supplies
  • Full bathrooms located on second levels. Half bath located on first level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite bath, balcony, deck w/hottub, w/i closet, a/c, tv
    Crow's Nest - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor walk-up, a/c, small closet. Ideal for children.
    Crew Quarters-West - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds (or together as king), closet, dresser, A/C
    Crew Quarters-North - 1 double , 1 full size bed, closet, dresser, A/C, and water views
    Crew Quarters-South - 1 double , 1 full size bed, 2 closets, 2 dressers, A/C, balcony
  • All bedrooms are on a second floor, except the Crow's Nest, which is on the third floor. Also, the Crow's nest has a vaulted ceiling so full height is only in the the center of the room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Captain's Cottage'- Premium Beach House in Crescent Beach
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Wedding Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

This house was spectacular. Rick was amazing thank you so much for letting us rent your house for my special occasion. Steps from the beach, breakfast, stocked with towels unbelievabley spacious. My 4 bridesmaids and I stayed in the house the night before the wedding and had a blast relaxing in the hot tub and listening to music as the waves crashed against the shore. The Captins corners was ideal for my hair dresser, makeup artist and getting dressed. Pictures don't do this house justice. We'll most certainly be back! Amazing time!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Loved the front porch!

  • 4 of 5

Captain's cottage was such a great place to spend time with our family. The front porch was perfect for everyone and had a great view of the beach. Crescent beach was perfect, and only a few steps away. The community was so quiet, especially for August. The house was large enough to accommodate our whole family. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very close to the beach but the house is in need of work!

  • 3 of 5

Disappointed that the house was listed as a 5 bedroom house , there were only 4 bedrooms. They are counting a tiny room in the unfinished attic as a bedroom. Therefore, we were short on bedrooms for our entire family. In addition, there were mouse droppings in the kitchen. The upstairs tub leaked and the master bedroom, left a lot to be desired as for one, the headboard was a leather material that had deteriorated and little pieces would flake off on to you. Despite it, the house was in a good location and had a very nice porch to sit and enjoy the breeze from the sound.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Huh? Captain's Cottage stands by the accuracy of its descriptions, and will continue to provide a premium product.
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous! So much room and the front porch is so relaxing. We had such a great time celebrating our parents 80th birthdays. Captain Rick's daughter was great. She was so attentive in making sure everything was ready before our arrival. I would highly recommend renting this home. It was more than I expected. Thank you Captain Rick and Jenna.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Karen! Glad you all had a great time, and hope to see you again soon!
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Excellent for families

  • 5 of 5

Great access to beach, The Stand, and a wonderful home

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Longmeadow, MA

Another Perfect Vacation at Capt'n Rick's!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer that we have booked The Captain's Cottage. Everything about this home is fantastic for a relaxing vacation. It's much more preferable than Cape Cod or Rhode Island....much less crowded and far more relaxed. Very close to attractions in Mystic: the aquarium, seaport and boat/fishing excursions. The Ct River area also has lots to offer. Restaurants are close by and serve terrific food. But, the reason we keep coming back is that this is the perfect vacation house for a large group of people of varying ages. The beach is absolutely beautiful. It is extremely well-groomed. It is not crowded. The beach is very delightful for the youngest vacationers and their parents. Gentle water to wade/in and a small rock wall to explore. Older kids will enjoy swimming to the dock. Importantly, the beach is only steps away from the house.

The house is extremely spacious. It's nice to have space to be alone on vacation. The front porch has lots of room for entertaining. My brothers and sisters as well as their kids and my parents always make it down here for a day or two. The house has been upgraded nicely since our last stay in 2014. New appliances, new grill and new TVs. Lots of ocean air and sunshine! When I asked my kids and my sister's family where they wanted to go for vacation this year, everyone answered: "Captain Ricks!!"

I love it here! I'm seriously thinking of retiring in the area. In the meantime, we'll be vacationing at the most comfortable house on the CT shoreline as often as we can. Thank you, Rick, for your great hospitality as well as another great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
T.F. Green Airport (PVD) Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Sheep, Niantic, CT
Nearest Ferry
7.1 Miles
Cross Sound Ferry (Long Island)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, New London, CT (NLC)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Spice Club, Niantic, CT
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach, Niantic, CT
Nearest Point of Interest
Crescent Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Niantic Bay Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
"The Stand"
Nearest Point of Interest
McCook Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Niantic
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Hawk
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

One week minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.