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Sunny, furnished home in Niantic village, walk to beaches

East Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Preferred Destination: London, England, United Kingdom
Alternate Destinations: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan | Los Angeles, California, United States | Open to any destination

House | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From January 1, 2024 until May 15, 2024


Niantic is a charming village in East Lyme, CT, located right next to the Atlantic shoreline where the Niantic River meets the Long Island Sound. It is known for its welcoming community spirit; its beautiful shoreline boardwalk; and its convenient proximity to New London, historical local towns, the ferry to Orient Point and Block Island, nearby Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Rocky Neck State Park, and Harkness Memorial Park. Niantic features excellent local sea food and easy travel to both Boston and New York City (each 2 hours away). (Amtrak train station is 15 minute drive.) Our comfortable year-round house is located on a quiet, child-safe street within easy walking distance to town beaches, parks, shops, movie theater, Children's Museum, book store, antiques, and wonderful restaurants. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay, entertaining, good cooking, fun outdoor activity, and beach relaxation....including a large green yard with huge maple tree, and a new ipe deck for lounging and dining off the eat-in kitchen (includes a raised-bed herb garden). We are in the process of putting in new plantings around the house, and fixing the exterior window treatment (hence the spare look in the pix.) We are a semi-retired couple in our 60's with flexible schedules, who love to travel. We own two homes - one in Boston/Belmont near Harvard, MIT, Boston University, etc., and one in Niantic CT, close to the shoreline. Each is available for exchanges (or even both together), either simultaneously or non-simultaneously. Our Niantic home is available for short-term rentals. More photos on request. See Listing 149223 for information related to our Boston/Belmont home. More on the home: full driveway holding four cars; 1st floor features eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room, bath, and one bedroom. Up the center staircase to a second bath, and large bedrooms on left and right...A Cape home with a large dormer on the back makes for a light-filled airy stay. Window ACs in all bedrooms, living room and dining. Good breezes and salt air make for great sleeping and relaxation. The large yard is ideal for croquet, wiffle ball, etc.... Supplies in the shed. 21 speed hybrid Bike (possibly two) in the shed.




1,450 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From January 1, 2024 until May 15, 2024

Minimum Stay

3 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: House is available for short-term rentals or exchanges, including non-simultaneous exchanges. Weekends, weeks, or months..


House in East Lyme, Connecticut, United States

Closest University

Connecticut College

Nearby Universities
Mitchell College | US Coast Guard Academy Admissions | Connecticut College | UConn Avery Point

Niantic Village

Nearby Cities

Groton | New London

Comments: Fully furnished, 3 queen beds (+ aeromattresses), 2 desk areas; full bath on each floor, eat-in kitchen, safe, clean, sunny and comfortable; large yard, deck, driveway parking; easy walk to shore boardwalk/park, beaches, restaurants, shops, etc.

Explore the Area


  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Rental rate during academic year is $2,200 per month. Rent for month of June alone is $1,000 per week. Rent for July and August, if available, is $2,000 per week.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: We also have a 4 bedroom home in Belmont, MA (very close to Boston/Cambridge -- Harvard, BU, MIT, etc.) We are open to combination stays (Niantic and Boston) if there is interest.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with mail and deliveries

Please take in the mail for us and put in a basket.

I may need help with plants or garden

Watering plants, indoors and out, as needed.

Comments: We have someone to mow the lawn; would love it if you can keep up the plants, indoors and out.





High Speed Internet



Cable or Satellite



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: Window ACs (also ceiling fans); Weber gas grill. small steel fire pit; outdoor deck; easy access to 95. Fast internet, printer, Apple TV Box for streaming. 1/2 mile to Hole in the Wall, Cini Beaches, McCook's Point.

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults

Our Destinations

Preferred Destination

London, England, United Kingdom

Alternate Destination

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Alternate Destination

Los Angeles, California, United States


Open to a home exchange in any destination

Comments: We are a semi-retired couple in our mid-60s, eager to see more of the world. We are experienced, low maintenance, and respectful guests who will take excellent care of your home.

What We Are Looking for




750 ft2


I prefer smoking not allowed in the home


Allergies are a concern


I would like a car if possible

Comments: One of us is allergic to cats, though we had one for a long time, and with medication, depending on the cat, I can be fine. We are open to offering exchanging use of a car.


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