A beach cottage gem...

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels

Overview of A beach cottage gem...

Entire home

A beach cottage gem...

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Waterford, CT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWaterford Beach Park2 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarkness Memorial State Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationEugene O'Neill Theater Center3 min drive
  • AirportNew London, CT (GON-Groton - New London)18 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area


Located in Waterford, this cottage is on the beach. Mystic Seaport and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at New London Ferry Dock and Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Traveling with kids? Consider Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, or check out an event or a game at Waterford Speedbowl. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Waterford Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Harkness Memorial State Park - 3 min drive
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center - 3 min drive
  • Pleasure Beach - 3 min drive
  • Ocean Beach Park - 6 min drive


  • When Pigs Fly — 5 min drive
  • Recovery Room Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Recovery Room Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • The Broken Yolk Café — 6 min drive
  • Caffe N V — 7 min drive

Getting around

  • New London Union Station - 9 min drive
  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 18 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

A beach cottage gem...

Beachfront cottage with relaxing spa services
Built in a bygone era, and completely remodeled, Driftwood cottage is one-of-a-kind. It sits on a private beach with uninterrupted views of the Long Island Sound. Walk down 8 steps, and you're on a lovely, white sand beach. Go for a dip, build sandcastles, read, nap and enjoy stunning sunsets. Sleep to the lulling lapping of the waves.

The Cottage has weathered wooden shingles and a deep green trim, and it's bordered by tended gardens on one side and native grasses and flowers in front - between the porch and the sea. The 900 square foot interior has been remodeled and now has a sophisticated open feel. We've kept a few of the antiques, but otherwise the furniture is new.

All rooms have views of the ocean and open into the living area and the fully-equipped modern kitchen. It's one level with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. All bedrooms and beds have ocean views. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The other bedrooms have just been redone - more pictures coming soon -into a queen; the other now has a two twins that can combined to make a king. There is a new truly comfortable sleeper sofa for additional guests. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub. There are wood floors throughout, except for the tiled kitchen and bathroom.

A short walk down the beach takes you to a nature preserve where there is birdwatching and access to Harkness Memorial State Park, with its grand lawns and stunning gardens. And, behind the Cottage, there is an enormous lawn where you can kick around a soccer ball, throw a frisbee or a football. It is shared with families who also live around this cul-de-sac.

If you feel like an outing, you can visit nearby historic towns, like Stonington or Mystic, take a ferry and then bike around Block Island, shop at farmer's markets, attend outdoor concerts, tour wineries, sail, kayak, fish, play tennis or take in a play at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre, a mile away.

When you're ready for a day in the city, consider Providence for surprisingly exquisite food, art and entertainment. (We love New Rivers for dinner.) You might also enjoy an evening at Waterfire, bonfires floating down the Providence river in the city center. Or catch the train to NYC for gourmet dining, shopping, and a world class art and theater scene. On the way you could check out New Haven, see the centuries-old Gutenberg Bible at the Beineke Library and eat the best pizza this side of the Atlantic.

When you return, you can throw fresh produce on the grill and chill out on your private porch with a glass of whatever suits you. You may even make s'mores over your own bonfire on the beach. In the cooler months, you might enjoy cozying-up around the old stone fireplace after a day of leaf-peeping along Connecticut's riverways.

Driftwood is well-loved and cared for, full of happy memories. We hope you, too, make your own wonderful memories here! You may just want to come back year after year!

Amenities include:
Fully-equipped modern kitchen
Outdoor grill
Outdoor shower
Beach chairs, towels and toys
Indoor dining table
Outdoor picnic table for lunch in the middle of a beach day or alfresco dinners by candlelight
Free parking on premises
Wheelchair accessible
Board games
Hair Drier
Laptop friendly workspace

Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Waterford cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Annie Wohlgenant
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys
  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Beach Cottage Gem.. Waterford

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 36 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Love this place!
Cannot beat the location!
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

A wonderful place to stay
It is a magical property.

5/5 Excellent

The perfect beach house!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful quiet beach , clean cottage with a cozy porch .
Our stay was so relaxing and would definitely recommend this cottage. We plan to go back again.. I read a book sitting on porch overlooking the ocean. The cottage was fully equipped with everything needed. It was clean and comfortable.

5/5 Excellent

Gem is the correct word for this property!
Although 'gem' really doesn't even do it justice! I have rented cottages and beach houses all over Connecticut and the northeast for years and I have finally found a little peace of heaven (or the Caribbean) right here in Connecticut! If you are looking for a beautiful, well-maintained home, right on the water, with amazing views, privacy, a private beach, then look no further. Plus the location can't be beat- you are not far from Old Saybrook, Mystic, Providence, Roger Williams Park & Zoo, two casinos, not to mention some great restaurants-like Abbott's in the Rough and Costello's Clam Shack. Just perfect-almost don't want to let anyone else know about it! Make sure to bring your binoculars for views of Long Island, Plum Island, ferries, light houses and the bird sanctuary.