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Direct Waterfront in Historic Old Lyme

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)


This simple and sweet cottage is fully updated while retaining its old-fashioned charm. It is a wonderful family vacation rental perfect for all but the youngest children (because it so close to the water). Located in Point O’ Woods, a private beach community, it is close to historic Old Lyme as well as to Ocean Beach Park, Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium.

The first floor features a living room, dining room, back deck overlooking Long Island Sound, along with three bedrooms, one with twin beds and two with double beds facing the ocean, plus two full baths, the lower level has one bedroom with queen bed, and separate single person fold out bed, and one full bath with private patio looking out to Long Island Sound.

There is a flatscreen TV with dvd, and wi-fi available.

The charm of this home is its simplicity and comfort and the safe, friendly community of Point O’ Woods. Kids can have lots of freedom to ride their bikes, head to the beach or hunt down the ice cream truck.

Feel free to use our two-person kayak.


You may never feel a need to go anywhere, but if you do….Old Lyme is filled with antiques and art, including the Old Lyme Art Association. Also nearby are Rocky Neck State Park, Harkness Memorial State Park, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium. Ferries to Block Island and Long Island leave from nearby New London. Gamblers and gawkers may head to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun. You can also visit Connecticut College, Mitchell College and the Coast Guard Academy. Boston and New York City are easily accessed via car (I-95), train or bus from New London or Old Saybrook.


A $1000 deposit to hold the week, remainder due 2 months prior to your stay.

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


My wife and I manage properties specifically for beach vacations.

GREG McKENNA purchased this house in 2000

Why GREG McKENNA chose Old Lyme

We live right down the road, and love the area. Point O'Woods is a special place where you can relax, or keep as busy as you want. Kids can explore the great outdoors and parents do not have to worry, as this private beach community provides a safe haven.

What makes this house unique

Sweet old-fashioned cottage right on the water... what could be better? Private Mooring for your boat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Old Lyme, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are full bathrooms with showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
  • 2- queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 Sleep Sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exceptional for spending family nights playing board games, watching movies or watching boats traveling in the distance. The beach is fantastic. It s well equipped with everything you need for cooking or BBQing. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. I highly recommend it for anyone mobility impaired. Very easy to negotiate. The owners are very nice and went out of their way to accommodate our family.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views in a beautiful peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay this weekend for Parents weekend at the Coast Gaurd Academy. This house is immaculate with amazing views. Had elderly parents stay with us this weekend and this offered a beautiful main floor suite for them. Watching the sunrise each morning was simply amazing. Looking forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best cottage we have stayed at POW

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to POW since I was a baby and now we are continuing the tradition with our boys and the next generation. Best cottage we have stayed at POW. Beautiful home with absolutely everything you would need for a comfortable and relaxing stay at the beach. Sunrise unbelievable , view of water fantastic. Clean house that provides everything needed for daily living. Washer and Dryer were bonus for our family!!! Definitely will want to rent again next year. I would completely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and layout for our recent vacation. The house had all the amenities you could ask for. The house was clean and kept up very well. Greg and Linda were very easy to work and handled all of our questions quickly. I have been vacationing in Point O' Woods for over 40 years and I can honestly say, this place has been our favorite. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great view, awesome house and very easy owners to work with. We had a great time and have already secured the house for 2 weeks next year. Thanks Greg and Linda!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is stunning....water view is so relaxing. It's a great size with 4 bedrooms/3 full baths. I have two teenage daughters (14 and 17)...the older one stayed in the lower level which is a bedroom, sitting area, full bath and door to the patio and water view! How perfect is that for a 17 year old! :) The home is fully renovated with central air and wi fi. We have stayed at Point O Woods for many, many years and this is the best home we have rented. I already mailed my deposit for next year!

Thank you Greg and Linda (owners) are such great people. I'm grateful to you for letting us rent your wonderful home.


  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home, Exceptional Community, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure of renting this property academically for two years and I can't say enough about the home, location and owners! It is a very comfortable home with expansive ocean views in a beautiful seaside community. The owners were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. I highly recommend this property for both short and long-term rental. We came to Old Lyme to visit and never left!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tweed New Haven
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Fox Hopyard Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak- Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Grille
Car: recommended

Private Beach Assoc with private beach, that is also located close to Naval sea base, and museum as well as Mystic Seaport and Aquarium. Foxwoods and Mashantucket casino's nearby. Plenty of golf courses nearby, if you get your fill of water sports.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$197.9
Pet Fee AU$131.93

At time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.