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Beach House in Old Lyme CT

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely home in the Old Lyme Shores private beach community

This is a great place for a family vacation, or a couples weekend. The house has 4 bedrooms, and a pull out bed to allow for a maximum of 10 people.

Besides having a great beach 3 blocks from the house and many outdoor activities, the house is about 30 minutes for the famous gambling and entertainment of Fox-woods and Mohegan Sun. Many great restaurants with live music and places to visit such as the Griswold Museum which is 4 miles in the town of Old Lyme.

Michael Riggio
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Old Lyme House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstair Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstair Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Downstairs bathroom was refurbished in 2011. Upstairs bath room has skylight.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The third bedroom is also used as an office. Sofa to full
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This is a large room downstairs
    Downstairs Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out to two separate beds
  • 3 upstairs bedrooms share a common bath off the hall. Downstairs is a separate area with a Living Room that has a studio and a large bedroom. Downstairs is a good area for a couple with children.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A care-free environment for a good vacation. A quiet environment away from traffic since it is located near the railroad tracks for Amtrak. A few trains go quickly by, but it provides the advantage that few cars drive by. The 15 mile/hour speed limit, combined with the lack of traffic, make it a safe and relaxing place for those with children. If you come, you will probably come back.


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Beach House in Old Lyme CT
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great beach house for the price!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy little home is perfect for a family getaway to the connecticut coastline. My family and I stayed here while we waited to close on our new house and it was perfect for us. The house was clean and well functioning.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine and her family were great guests and took care during their stay. We wish them well in their new home, and we appreciate the reveiw
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Richmond, VA

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, clean, and great location. Owner was relaxed and accommodating to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind review. This family was great to have as a guest. The left the house is great shape. Would love to have them back.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, nicely furnished, well maintained home in a peaceful area. The patio is wonderful to relax on & trains truly weren't that bothersome as they passed quickly and weren't overly loud - never interrupted my sleep! Rented while working in the area for several weeks, it was fantastic to have everything needed to be comfortable; nearby groceries & shopping made this "home away from home". Not having opportunity to use the recreational amenities, it's nice those things are available and I would highly recommend this home for vacation also.

Mike was wonderful to work with & quickly addressed the few small issues that arose, and it was my pleasure to meet this gentleman. I would definitely rent this home again should I ever be in CT - whether for work or vacation. Grazie, Mike, for everything :)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate renters like Evelyn. She was very respectful of the property and she communicated openly. I am glad she enjoyed her stay. I wish her well and hope she does return.
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Yorktown Heights, NY

Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The 8 of us were very comfortable in Michael's beach house - very good linens, great kitchen, air conditioning worked well, great deck and grill, bathrooms well-equipped, easy walk to the beach. An easy week for us.

On the not-so-good side, passing trains were frequent but not difficult to adapt to. The spiral staircase was very narrow and difficult for some of us to manage.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that Steve and his family had a good time and found the house comfortable and well maintained. They treated the place well and we would be happy if they returned. Michael
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Really nice location. Loved the private beach. Nice sized bedrooms. Close to shopping areas and really yummy milkshake place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was glad the family had a good time as they celebrated Thanksgiving there. The house accommodated their family of 10, The house is bigger than it looks because there is a downstairs area, with windows opening to the yard.
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  • 5 of 5

All the good things you see written in other reviews are true!

Upon our arrival, Mike was there to greet us and tell us about the house and local activities. Then he left us alone for the rest of the week with an invitation to call him if we needed anything!

The House

Fantastic! It’s like two mini-apartments, the main upstairs and the finished cellar (which has a huge bedroom, and other places to sleep, a mini-living area with couch / chair, tv etc).

Air-conditioning was great, fully-loaded kitchen (pots pans utensils, plates, glasses, etc), washer dryer seemed new, free wifi, sheets, bath towels, etc.... clean and comfortable overall (I believe Mike’s family spends a lot of time there… it’s their home, not just some cash-cow rental property as you may have stayed in the past).

The Private Beach

Look straight down the road from the house and there it is!…. . takes 10 minutes or so to walk it, very safe, slow moving street ( but you need to cross highway 156 which is no big deal, but pay attention).....we walked it several times , including the surrounding 4-block private roads … great place get exercise (walk / run). No parking at the private beach, so for those who can’t walk, they must be dropped off, and someone must later go get the car to pick them up... We went there almost every day and night. No food, coolers, ball playing or alcohol on the private beach…. A little boring, but keeps it a clean family atmosphere with very few seagulls. If you are cool about it, you can sip a beer or two, and lightly toss around a ball as long as you are away from others (we did, no problems).

There is a public beach…. $15 for a one day pass, allows coolers………….. went there once, not any better than the private beach…. Just more people watching and seagulls….a little looser rules (we found no need to go a 2nd time)


In the shed: 5 bikes, 5 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach shovel, blanket, sand pals, a cart to wheel the stuff down to the beach…. Etc, etc (Only negative: There are 5 bikes… only two were working, disappointed as we had 5 people , but not a big deal (Mike… that’s an easy fix my friend!))

The Amtrak train you may have read about: passenger train whizzes by every “now & then”…. 8 seconds of smooth train sound, no big deal(not a slow noisy cargo train ).

Drive short distances to great Harbor restaurants! Go to Mystic for sure!

Great place for my old dog too!

We will go there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hartford CT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lenny's on the beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New London CT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Old Saybrook CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lenny's on the beach
Car: recommended

This is a great place for a family vacation, or a couples weekend.

Besides having a great beach and many outdoor activities, the house is about 30 minutes for the famous gambling and entertainment of Fox-woods and Mohegan Sun. Many great restaurants with live music and places to visit such as the Griswold Museum which is 4 miles in the town of Old Lyme.

The house has bikes available for guests. I


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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