Sun, Sand, Relaxation! Steps to Private Sandy Beach!(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
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)
You can book off-season for weekends, weeks, or longer. Let us know your needs if you need temporary housing during this time.
'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 seats eight with extra chairs available, 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 a 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 with nice water views.
Also, an upstairs sitting area can sleep one adult or two children on a futon. In the back yard the house has a large deck with table, lots of seating, and charcoal grill. We have converted the one-car garage to a play area with a ping-pong table, games, toys, and books.
The house is fully equipped with linens, towels, and paper supplies. The spacious kitchen has a dishwasher, refrigerator 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, serve a larger group in the dining room, or have a family picnic out on the back porch/deck. Smoking outdoors only, please.
Our child-friendly home has two pack and plays, a 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. We keep two chairs and un umbrella for you at the beach; these will be set up for you upon arrival. (We have more chairs at the house, and a wagon, for you to bring along). It has restrooms and an outdoor shower, 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 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
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Member since: 2005
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
December - April (non-holiday)
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 17 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Taxes Not included
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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, CT, USA:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Parking for three cars in driveway, located close to New London's transportation hub (train, bus, taxi, ferry, I-95), beautiful neighborhood for walking or biking, near Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.
- Primary: (860) 447-1982 (Connecticut, USA)
- Secondary: (860) 625-8925 (Connecticut, USA)
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Steps to the beach in the shadow of the beautiful New London light.
Guthrie Beach is next to the lighthouse and has great sand!
Lots of beautiful wood in the dining room!
Cruise ships visit New London and glide past the private beach.
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.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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