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Sun, Sand, Relaxation! Steps to Private Sandy Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)


Imagine your family enjoying beautiful Guthrie beach (only a two minute walk away) and seeing views of two nearby lighthouses (with binoculars, you'll be able to see two more lighthouses)

You can book off-season for weekends, weeks, or longer. Let us know your needs if you need temporary housing during this time.

'We've been renting houses at the Connecticut shore for six years, and your house is by far the nicest! There was plenty of room for the family and all of our friends and extended family who came to visit. Even with three messy teenagers, there's so much room the house always felt clean and comfortable. This has been such a relaxing vacation with all (and more) of the comforts of home.'

The London Family, Columbia, MD 8/8/09


We are located just four houses in from the water- a two minute walk, with a lovely water view from the front yard. On the first floor, there is a large eat-in kitchen, a dining room that seats eight with extra chairs available, living room, sun-room with table and chairs, and a full bathroom. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms (all with queen beds) and a full bathroom. Additionally, upstairs, there is a den with a flat screen TV that converts to a sleeping area for three (futon and single sofa bed). The den has sliding doors that open to an outside deck with nice water views.

Also, an upstairs sitting area can sleep one adult or two children on a futon. In the back yard the house has a large deck with table, lots of seating, and charcoal grill. We have converted the one-car garage to a play area with a ping-pong table, games, toys, and books.

The house is fully equipped with linens, towels, and paper supplies. The spacious kitchen has a dishwasher, refrigerator and gas range/oven. It is equipped with pots, pans, utensils and dishes. There is a microwave, blender, toaster and coffee maker. You can eat at the kitchen table, serve a larger group in the dining room, or have a family picnic out on the back porch/deck. Smoking outdoors only, please.

Our child-friendly home has two pack and plays, a high chair, stroller, beach toys, Ikea plastic ware, and lots of kids' toys and DVDs.

During the summer season, the house is available by the week only. Your stay begins Sunday at 4 pm and extends until the following Sunday at 11 am. During the rest of the year, it is available for rent by the weekend, week, month, or longer. We do not charge a separate cleaning fee; the home is cleaned between guests and the fee is included in our rates.

** Families of Students or Servicemen **


We are just ten minutes away from the U.S Coast Guard Academy.


We are about 20 minutes from the US Navy Submarine Base Groton/ New London.



Private Guthrie Beach is sandy and pleasant, only steps away and right on Long Island Sound. The beach is yours to enjoy while renting the house. We keep two chairs and un umbrella for you at the beach; these will be set up for you upon arrival. (We have more chairs at the house, and a wagon, for you to bring along). It has restrooms and an outdoor shower, and is attended in season for your comfort and security but there is no lifeguard on duty. There is a roped swimming area and sunning/diving platform. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the picnic tables. We provide beach chairs, umbrella and coolers. The house has plenty of beach towels and beach toys for the family!


Bring along your bike and take a ride or walk along the seawall about a half mile to Ocean Beach Park with its boardwalk, kids waterpark, rides, food and activities.

Drive five minutes and hop on a Ferry to Block Island or Orient Point, Long Island. Mystic is only a ten to fifteen minute drive away and features Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. A 20-30 minute car ride gets you to the three largest casinos in the world, Mohegan Sun, MGM Grand and Foxwoods, with entertainment and dining options too numerous to count. The family will LOVE the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville at the Mohegan! And all of this is only two hours from Boston and 2 1/2 hours from New York City.

Summer at the Connecticut shore is beautiful! One of the high points of summer in New London is Sailfest - a celebration of ships and the sea in early July, with its huge fireworks display over a harbor absolutely alive with colorful boats and visitors. Walk a few blocks, pick out your viewing spot and let others deal with the traffic.

New London is an arts lovers haven with galleries, artist colonies, live music, theatre and performing arts.


Harkness Memorial State Park, Rocky Neck State Park, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium. Ferries to Block Island and Long Island are ten minutes away. Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and Coast Guard Academy are close by. To get to New York or Boston, interstate 95 is nearby or there is a nearby train station, an Acela Express stop. A Greyhound Bus station is also in New London. Local buses (SEAT) can take you to malls and downtown.


Mystic...... 15 minutes

Mohegan Sun..... 20 minutes

Foxwoods..... 30 minutes

US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College..... 10 minutes

US Navy Submarine Base..... 20 minutes

Newport..... 1 hour, 15 minutes

Boston..... 2 hours

New York..... 2 1/2 hours

Southern Vermont or New Hampshire..... 2 hours

Fast Ferry to Block Island..... 1 hour, 10 minutes

Car Ferry to Orient Point, Long Island..... 1 hour, 30 minutes

Keywords: house,beach,family

More Details

Randy Hogg
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Randy Hogg

We are Randy and Carolyn and we live in New London and love sharing it with guests! We enjoy the fascinating and ever-changing Thames River and Long Island Sound views and the beautiful beaches. Caring for our three rental homes is our hobby. We have met wonderful people visiting our area from all over the United States and around the world.

Randy Hogg purchased this house in 2006

Why Randy Hogg chose New London

This home has a lovely water view from the front yard, as well as views from the upstairs deck and the sitting area. Guthrie Beach is a wonderful place for families and is so close!

What makes this house unique

Parking for three cars in driveway, located close to New London's transportation hub (train, bus, taxi, ferry, I-95), beautiful neighborhood for walking or biking, near Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carolyn and Randy, thank you both for sharing your lovely home with us. We had a wonderful weekend with our friends. The beach was fantastic! The pictures don't do it justice! Your house was very welcoming and cozy. It is clear how this home has made great memories for all that have visited. I couldn't imagine getting engaged at any other beach :) Thanks again!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in New London, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 full baths with tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 futons, convertible chair, rollaway bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), 2 pack and plays for babies or toddlers
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Two fireplaces, Upper and lower decks, Small Sunroom/Porch, Ceiling Fans, game room with ping-pong table, High Chair, No Pets


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Sun, Sand, Relaxation! Steps to Private Sandy Beach!
average rating of 4.92 based on 109 reviews

Great stay with friends over Memorial Day weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We had six adults and six kids (6-12 ages) - plenty of space for all, House is well stocked with kitchen stuff, plenty of toys, books - anything you might need. Everything was in working order. Owners are quick to respond to questions and were flexible on check in and checkout times which was perfect for us. Great location near the beach and about 20 min from mystic seaport and aquarium.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home to use for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was great, beach was great as well. We had my son and his wife along with their 14 month old- it worked out really well. We also had my two daughters and my wife's mother with us - all really enjoyed the time

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean house, everything you'll need!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a wonderful stay! It was clean and a great location! We felt right at home making our own meals and doing our laundry. We had a blast. Thank you for everything! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This property has an amazing private beach that's a 3 minute walk from the house. House was cozy and had all we needed. The kids enjoyed watching tv and sleeping in the loft. The house was equipped with lots of games and movies. Great outdoor sitting area. Everything was clean. We would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!! We would love to have you back. Carolyn and Randy
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our son's graduation from the Coast Guard Academy and loved every minute of it! It was close to everything we loved and the private beach was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Great house in an extremely central location. We were able to get everywhere we needed to go in a very short amount of time. House was also setup great for our crew. Plenty of sheets, blankets, pillows, etc. would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Callan for staying with us and for the kind words! Please extend to your crew our thanks for your service and best wishes. Hope to see you again. Randy and Carolyn
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Car: recommended

Private beach a short walk away (2 minute walk)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in New London, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
17 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.34

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
June 30 - July 7 - $2500 (July 4 holiday)
July 7 - July 14 - $2500 (Sailfest)
USCGA Graduation Week rate is higher. Please inquire.
For longer term rates in-season or off-season, inquire for rates. We discount rates for longer stays.

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.
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