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Walk to Beach from this Newly Updated Historic Shoreline Home (The Arsenal)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, gorgeous gardens, quiet neighborhood

This incredible home started as a small colonial arsenal built prior to 1700. In 2008, an addition was constructed to compliment the historic nature of the property yet provide modern conveniences. Just steps away from the town beach.

Amenities include:

Slate entry, hardwood floors

1 bedroom on the 1st floor

2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor

1 full bathroom on each level

Stone patio, gas grill, fire pit

Fenced back yard

Gardens, pergola

Outdoor shower with hot water

Off-street parking

Wi-Fi, cable

More Details

Marleen Basile
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2016

What makes this house unique

Clinton is a small town with many attractions, and is surrounded by many more. This exceptional property provides a unique opportunity to experience a little piece of history.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Walk to Beach from this Newly Updated Historic Shoreline Home (The Arsenal)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
South Carolina

Holiday with Family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Arsenal during the 2013 Christmas holiday achieved all our expectations. We found the home a delightful, comfortable location for enjoying time with family and friends in the area. Fully equipped with all the amenities needed to experience a home away from home, the Arsenal was spacious, up-to-date and inviting. Although too chilly to enjoy the patio and the backyard retreat, we could only imagine how relaxing the private area would be in the spring and summer. We would certainly stay at Arsenal again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We searched high and low for the perfect place to spend 4th of July week that would fit both of our personalities and we found it in The Arsenal in Clinton.

The home is located on charming Waterside Lane which is a narrow avenue that leads past lovely old houses and crosses a wooden bridge at the end of the shore that leads to the Clinton Town Beach.

We were immediately interested but nothing prepared us for the amazing accommodations, spectacular grounds and views when we arrived

We have spent a week at this home and loved every minute of it. The property is in amazing condition; it felt more like a five-star hotel than a private rental. In fact the pictures and description don't give it justice - you have to see it to believe it how nice it is. I tried all week to take pictures that captured how beautiful it was but I just couldn't create one that compared to being there in person

The house was well stocked with anything we might have needed. The patio and 2nd floor deck off the Master bedroom were perfect for a place to read or relax. This home is in an ideal location and truly 30 minutes or 30 miles from Old Saybrook, Stonington, Mystic Seaport, Casinos which we covered all of them during our stay. We even found the Indian Leap waterfall in Norwich. Having the town and the beach within walking distance was a bonus! We enjoyed walking and bike riding through the streets of Clinton.

We enjoyed grilling dinner and eating in the Arsenal. It felt like we were back in the old days. As far as restaurants go, we only ate at The Log Cabin which was recommended and close by and a must for an Italian dinner. The portions are large and they serve a large bowl of pasta for the whole table.

It is an amazing property and a one of a kind experience we look forward to having again. Also, the owner is beyond wonderful and helpful. She provided many details of the house to make our stay very comfortable. I’d recommend renting this home and we would rent it again in a heartbeat!

One week was not enough and we would love to come back - thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford, FL

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My stay was too short. Had a wonderful time. Met some of the neighbors who were very nice. My daughter played with other kids at the beach. One drawback was the extremely low water level at low tide. Otherwise, the beach was sheltered and sloped gently, so I was confident letting my eight-year old play in the water.

The owner has impecable taste. The house is beautifully decorated but comfortable. So welcoming to come back to.

There was a lot to explore and plenty to do in and around town. Also more than enough nearby for fun day trips. Wish I had stayed for two weeks instead of just one!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Bridgeport, CT
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Clinton Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Shoreline East and Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hanami Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steak House
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Clinton Town Beach
Car: recommended

Clinton is within 30 minutes of New Haven, Middletown, Old Saybrook and New London CT. Connecticut Casinos, Hartford, CT, Newport, RI, and NYC and Boston are within reasonable distance for day trips.

Many attractions include but are not limited to Mystic Village/Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Peabody Museum, Yale University, Yale Center British Art Museum, CT Children's Museum, Six Flags Amusement Park, CT Science Center, Harkness Memorial State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Roger Williams Zoo, and Tanglewood Musical Center.


Rates & Availability

Clinton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter Week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Week
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $168

We regret that we are unable to extend our welcome to your pets. We are a pet free lodging in order that we can maintain an allergy free home for our guests. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Contact the owner directly to arrange reservation and payment details..
50% for deposit with rental agreement. 50% due within 14 days of occupancy. Security deposit of $1000 due with initial reservation or insurance coverage. Cleaning fee due with second payment 14 days before occupancy.
No refunds unless owner can rent for same dates/rate. Accepting check, cash, money order, and bank transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Clinton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2020 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , and hand shower
  • Both baths are new in 2008
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Upstairs in new addition with full bath and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs in antique section
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor in antique section
  • Master suite with sitting area views of river and balcony with seating. Bathroom with double sinks and claw foot tub. Central AC. Second bedroom on main floor has new queen pillow top bed and window air conditioner. Bedroom 3 in antique section with original staircase (it's steep and not for young children). Two new twin beds with drawers. Window fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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