Charming cottage on a private beach. Perfect!
My family and I spent 6 magical weeks chasing butterflies, collecting sea glass, and strolling for hours along the private beaches surrounding this cottage and neighboring Harkness State Park. Jan, who manages the family owned property, met us on our first day and provided great information about the area and local attractions. She was always readily available by email or phone if needed. Jan's great. The cottage was as described, clean, comfortable, and updated. It was fully stocked with crisp linens, soft pillows, towels, games, and beach umbrellas. Waterford and Niantic amenities are only a 5 minute drive away. But what makes this property rare is its location. The beach is an easy 100 meter (or less) walk down a private lane, the last 50 meters canopied by trees. My young children roamed safely to the beach and to both State Parks bordering the property. Butterflies and bunnies abound! It was very special to have access to a pristine and large private beach with a State Park situated at each end. My boys fished, crabbed, climbed, and saw their first shooting stars. I don't think there's anything else like it along the CT coast. We live in NYC and appreciate the secluded and natural splendor offered here. This cottage is truly very special and we have already booked our dates for next summer! Thank you, Jan!
Sunny 2 BR Cottage with private beach (near New London, 2 hours from Manhattan)