Charming Old Lyme Cottage, Steps to Private Beach!

Property ID: 511107Old LymeCTUS
Sleeps 52 BR1 BA


They say salt water heals all, and at this cozy 2-bed, 1-bath vacation rental, you'll live and breathe life by the ocean. Swim, surf, and sunbathe at your leisure, with 800 feet of private shoreline just a short walk from your front door. Nearby, explore locally and peruse Old Lyme Marketplace, wander Old Saybrook, or venture to family-friendly hotspots like Mystic Aquarium. Come home to relax in the air conditioning or relax in the private yard — all just steps from Old Colony Beach!


  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

OLD COLONY BEACH (steps away): 800 feet of private beach access

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Old Lyme Marketplace (5 miles), Niantic Children's Museum (5 miles), Florence Griswold Museum (6 miles), Mystic Aquarium (21 miles)

PARKS & TRAILS: Mill Creek Preserve (1 mile), Rocky Neck State Park (3 miles), Ferry Landing State Park (5 miles), Fort Saybrook Monument Park (11 miles), Fort Trumbull State Park & Museum (15 miles)

AIRPORTS: Bradley International Airport (60 miles), Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (60 miles)


4 reviews
  • Visiting Psycho


    The property was okay except washer & dryer were out of order and hot water wouldn't stay a steady temperature, also the toaster didn't work. But the major issue we had was with a schizophrenic man that lives next door who was intimidating us and was very angry, he even came right up in the front doorway when we were in the house. Talked to host about man having a key to the place and not feeling safe to spend a second night. Host knew all about man but would not refund our second night, so we went home a day early in fear of being victims of this crazy person.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Janell Lee
    Published June 11, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Janell Lee, we truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts about your recent stay. Your feedback is essential to us, and we've relayed your comments to the homeowner, who would like to address the following:
    -We appreciate you bringing to our attention the difficulties you experienced with regulating the water temperature and using the toaster. Rest assured, these issues have been addressed, and we regret that we were not made aware of them during your stay so that we could have promptly resolved them.
    -We regret any discomfort caused by the presence of the neighborhood gentleman, known among locals for his friendly demeanor. The safety and well-being of our guests are important to us. We advise all guests to adhere to common safety precautions, such as keeping the front door closed and locked and refraining from opening the door to unknown individuals. Please note that only the owner and booking guests possess a key to the property. We are always available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
    Your feedback is highly appreciated, and we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards to ensure a positive experience for our guests.

  • Quaint and CoZy


    Very intimate cottage setting, lovely beach scenery, walking distance to the beach, feet away from hearing the crash of the waves. Short drive to grab whatever you have forgotten or need to enhance your stay in this tiny home. Great location to unplug, energize, and bond with your family. You can create the quality time you miss out on in the world today, you will not have the distractions of television, internet, or gaming.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 19, 2024
  • Retro, vintage


    Nothing in the house appears newer than 1940. The bed sheets and blankets are threadbare, pilly, and appear to be goodwill castoffs. The few pans to cook with were aluminum with lots of wear and the utensils were thrown into a box in the cupboard and were old, various metals, all with the finish worn off. There was no hot water for the children’s baths. My grandson has health issues and we could not risk using the cooking, eating and other things in the space. The walk to the beach was delightful. We had booked 3 nights and unfortunately felt we had to leave as soon as we could. We left by 9:30 AM. Very disappointed.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 15, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Marianne, we’re sorry to hear your stay did not meet your expectations. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:

    - We regret that you didn't reach out to us during your stay, as we would have been more than happy to address your concerns and ensure your comfort.
    - As evident from the listing photos, the house underwent a full renovation and started hosting guests in April 2024. Everything in the house, including the appliances, beds, and linens, is brand new.
    - The hot water supply is provided by a propane instant water heater, which is functioning properly. As a professional Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Home Improvement Contractor, I take great pride in maintaining my property to the highest standards.

    We truly go above and beyond for our guests and are confident that future guests will have excellent stays. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns.

  • Off season mini break


    Only stayed for two nights, wish it was longer. Excellent little cottage less than a minute from the beach. It was a chilly weekend but the cottage was toasty warm. Very well maintained and spotless clean.

    Dimitri was an excellent host and very welcoming. He even brought gifts for my two grandchildren. Will definitely be back.

    Published April 8, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Anthony and his family were great guests, a pleasure to have."

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