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Niantic Beachfront 6BR Family Retreat in Private Giants Neck: Casual Dream House

Bedrooms 6
Space 325 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Water Front, Beach House with 6BR, 4Bath, sleeps 12...Amazing views/activities

Unique blend of our East Coast roots and our Northern California casual active lifestyle. Step outside to your own private beach, swimming, paddle board, kayak, fishing, running, hiking, biking for adults and kids. Six bedrooms/four baths including 2 master bedrooms with king beds and bath. Enjoy grand living room with amazing views, big screen TV, Sonos music system, stunning sunsets from barbecue and outdoor dining deck, ...visit historic Mystic Seaport, Old Saybrook,

1 1/2 hours by train to downtown Boston and NYC with access to Kennedy, LaGuardia, Logan and Bradley Airports. Amazing restaurants or catered lobster and clambake.

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Nanci Caldwell
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2017

About Nanci Caldwell

Owners both East Coast raised with 50 year family ties to Giants Neck. Brother bought home from Mom's estate so we bought beach front home down street to keep Giants Neck a family retreat for 40 of us to enjoy and share. Over 20 years in Palo Alto, CA helps combine traditional east coast roots with casual, fitness, healthy California lifestyle. Home reflects this in every way...striking views, ten steps to swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding on striking bay, casual 'beach house' interior meant for living in swim suits or casual attire just the way we love to enjoy it!

Nanci Caldwell purchased this house in 2014

Why Nanci Caldwell chose Niantic

For us, not just a historic family home but a special place. 'Beach House' exudes family and friends, creating every option for family activities at our fingertips. Early am swim? Walk out the door. Ditto for paddle board and kayaking. Private beach but 25 yards off shore is raft that is ground central for neighborhood kids...Walk/Hiking along two miles of pristine beach or through adjacent Rocky Neck State Park...Cloudy day? Access to historic Old Saybrook or Mystic Seaport to experience New England from 1700's. Or 10 minutes to WOW Fitness for exercise, spin, yoga or pilates...Come home to gorgeous sunsets, barbecues, maybe a clambake and into giant living room for family games. And for some wayward family members (LOL) a 20 minute trip to world class Mohegan Casino for a few hands of blackjack...In short, everything we love to do with family and friends right out our door or close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Niantic

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master #1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , With Master Bath and Beautiful Views of Niantic Bay
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Master #2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , With Master Bath and beach access out porch door
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Our third year at the fabulous Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I've reviewed this terrific property previously. So, I'll just say, it's as wonderful as before and we'll keep coming for as long as we're able.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful venue for family gathering. Beautiful views all you could want in a beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for family gathering. A perfect spot to celebrate a USCGA graduation. We had 11 adults and were quite comfortable. The house has plenty of room and amenities inside and out! Nice quiet place to return to after the daily festivities at the USCGA. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time here was just a great as the first.

  • 5 of 5

We've already booked our third time (for 2017). Although we already have posted a review here, the house deserves another 5-star from us. As I write this, there are already 8 5-star reviews. The only reason there is even one 3-star review is because they reviewer was unable to book the house again for the week they wanted.

It's simply terrific.

Extremely clean, wonderfully comfortable, and very spacious -- especially the vast great room where we spent nearly all of our indoor time when awake. We are 4 siblings and our spouses and everyone always had plenty of comfortable places to alight. But even when you are indoors, the large panoramic windows let you enjoy the glorious view outdoors. But we come here for the outdoors, right? And Nanci and Chip have provided plenty of tables and chairs for relaxing and dining outside, and plenty of water sport equipment for playing. I really think they have thought of everything, from water shoes and beach towels to paddle boards and kayaks.

The proximity to the beach and the water cannot be beat. Step out of the house, walk down the stairs of the sea wall, and you are there. Maybe 20 seconds if you're slow on your feet. And if you enjoy sea birds, the egrets, cormorants, terns, and gulls put on a delightful show from the rocky "islands" just a stone's throw off shore.

We've rented the beach house beginning with the first year it was offered by Nanci and Chip. We sincerely hope they find a way for returnees to get first shot at renewing!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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2nd times a charm!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year at the fabulous "Beach House". Great home, location, amenities, owners and local manager/handyman. Ted, the handyman, is a real gem. This house has everything you need for your beach vacation. We were there for two weeks this year and last with our children, their spouses and grandchildren. We had two new additions to our group this year. One about nine months and the other just over a year. The proximity to the water is ideal for this situation. The mothers are able to keep an eye on the older ones on the beach while being able to hear a waking infant inside.

Convenient location for everyone. Easy access for the Connecticut residents as well as Boston and an easy drive from airports in Hartford and Providence. We all loved the house and location. I think the first words out of every mouth when first entering the living room was, let's buy it or I want it. The view is spectacular and the proximity to the water is so very rare. The owners have done a fantastic job outfitting for rental. We have not rented a lot, but the only house we ever rented that came close to the unexpected amenities provided was in the Outer Banks, which is known for going overboard. The house has kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, wet-suits, like jackets, lawn games, kids toys & games and more.

You can't imagine the joy of watching the children (ages 8, 8 & 5) dash out the door, jump off the sea wall, and head into the water.

We have friends in Giants Neck, Black Point, Point O Woods and Essex so we were able to spend a little time with all of them while there without anyone leaving the beach.

The owners, Nanci and Chip, seemed so pleasant via email and made every effort to answer all questions and accommodate our requests. They made the entire transaction very easy and our family vacation a huge hit with everyone. Thank you Nanci & Chip.

All in all, we loved it. I'll keep you all posted next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rent early!

  • 3 of 5

The house is great and everything included is above and beyond. Book early. 4 days after we completed our vacation we tried to rent for the following year and it was already reserved. It was disappointing that we did not have the opportunity to keep our same week for vacationing with our families and create these ongoing memories with a single location.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and we're very sorry not to have you back next year as we love having you and your family as guests at our beach house. We were actually surprised at how quickly the beach house booked up for next summer and we do want to find a way to offer it first to our return guests. There is one week available in August and we would be happy to book that for you if the timing works for your family. All the best, Nanci
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Our Having Booked The Beach HouseAgain Says It All

  • 5 of 5

We have already booked again for next year. We are four siblings and our four spouses. In the past, we had rented in MA and RI, but when we rented The Beach House we unanimously agreed it is the best. Why?

Right ON a beautiful sandy private beach with Rocky Neck State Park's public beach, hiking and biking trails a few minutes away. Wonderful house with everything we needed and graced with a remarkable front room with panoramic windows facing the water. Kayaks, paddle boards, life jackets, bicycles, two refrigerators, provided linens, towels and even beach towels! Fully equipped kitchen, new bathrooms, comfy beds -- all we could ask for. Loved it.

Plus, the owners, Nanci and Chip are congenial and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley (Hartford)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New London or Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 95
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Niantic

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,331.7
Property Damage Protection AU$131.84
Housekeeping AU$466.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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