Rustic 1920s cedar shingled cottage on the water with access from cove to Niantic River, Niantic Bay & Long Island Sound beyond. Cozy living space transports you back to simpler times. Once you've had enough of relaxing in the Adirondack chairs & watching the osprey, stroll the quiet street or check out restaurants & shops downtown or visit local beaches. Launch our kayak or your small craft from the front yard! Rent SUPs from nearby marina. Separate artists studio.
This cottage is stylish, but rustic. The footprint is a compact 750 square feet inclusive of the roadside entry and waterside 3-season porches. The layout consists of living/dining room, bunk room, kitchen and office plus the two porches. There is lots of charm, but little privacy with interior doors only on the bathroom and bunk room. The bunk room is suitable ONLY for children with low profile bunk beds & loft bed sleeping three children total. The waterside porch is where what I consider the best bed in the house to be--a queen platform bed with a waterview. On the other side of the porch is a day bed (with pull out trundle) perfect for lounging, reading or napping.
The guest house/artist's studio has a twin bed and couch that folds out to a queen-sized bed. It can be booked separately & its use is not included in this listing. In the winter, it is heated by a wood stove and also has a waterview.
The original bathroom is petite with a clawfoot tub. One can shower there (retrofitted) or in the seasonal outdoor shower. The house is on well water with oil furnace heated hot water. Compared to city water, the water pressure can be low, but the supply of hot water from the new (2012) furnace is excellent.
The kitchen has a vintage dual fuel stove. It burns wood which is handy during power outages from hurricanes, but I only use it for that purpose during emergencies. Otherwise, there is one electric burner & a well-insulated and efficient electric oven. Counter space is limited, but the work space is stainless steel. Small appliances include a microwave & coffee maker. The refrigerator is apartment size, approximately 10 cubic feet.
Purposely, there is no cable TV or Wifi. There are ample board games and cards. In addition to a kayak, there are a Force 5 sailboat, two canoes and a rowing shell that guests can use on the cove or out on the Niantic River. With your own boat, you have access via the river to Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound. We have lifejackets, including childrens', which are a must.
I keep chickens elsewhere in town, so a weekend stay here includes a dozen fresh eggs.
Guests can access the whole house, except the basement and attic. The guest house/artist studio can be booked separately & is not included in this listing.
I am available on weekends and during the summer to help guests better enjoy the area and their stay. I live just down the road and can be over to help in a jiffy.
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We have a flock of 10 ducks that live in a coop on the property. One of us is over twice a day to let them out to swim in the cove, provide food & water & lock them in at night. They are a hoot to watch & quite talkative. We respect our guests privacy and endeavor to take care of the ducks as unobtrusively as possible.
Our neighbors are awesome and friendly!
This is a strictly no smoking house.
Pets are welcome and a 10' x 10' dog run can be used.
Please be aware that this is a close neighborhood & the house is on the water, so sound carries easily.
1 Eylül 2017 - 30 Kasım 2017 aralığında minimum konaklama 3 gecedir.
I am an avid gardener and cook. A restauranteur, chef & baker in a former life, I am always on the go these days as a teacher and mom of three active kids.
When you visit my home, I want it to feel like you are staying with friends not in a stripped-down, generic rental. There are cooking supplies to use in the kitchen--no need to bring your own garlic, olive oil or pink salt. Help yourself to some vegetables & herbs from the garden. Make a bouquet of flowers.
I've traveled quite a bit, from Algeria to Argentina including Eurorailing & staying in youth hostels as a college student studying abroad. I like to live like the locals wherever I am.