A Coastal Getaway For The Whole Family

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


Welcome to the beautiful “Crabby Cottage”! Located in the heart of the Great Neck and Pleasure Beach in Waterford, the Crabby Cottage offers a little bit for everyone. Whether you want to “get away from it all, ” or you’re looking for a central location where friends and family can enjoy the beach (including passes to a nearby private beach), Crabby Cottage is a great choice

Fully furnished and offering four bedrooms, bath, and outdoor shower, our Cottage can accommodate up to eight people. Lounge and dine on the sprawling enclosed porch. Open kitchen seats up to nine. Soak in the ocean air and relax in the nautical-themed Cottage. Fully renovated top-to-bottom in 2015, including new granite countertops, custom glass backsplash, and stainless appliances

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Plenty of parking. Pets considered. Owners are very knowledgeable and accessible – They live a short walk away

Spacious yard with fire ring, seating, picnic table and water views. Propane grill

The main bedroom includes a queen bed. Two additional bedrooms each have full beds. Finally, the fourth bedroom has a bunk bed with twin mattresses, perfect for kids

The Cottage is also available for longer-term rentals during the offseason. Perfect for temporary workers at Millstone, Electric Boat, Pfizer, or the colleges. Inquire for rates



During the months of July and August, only full-week rentals are typically allowed

* Spring/Fall Season (May 1 to June 30 / Sept 19 to October 31) -- $1, 575 per week plus $100 cleaning fee. Weeks typically begin on Saturdays

* Spring Season Partial Week (May 1 - June 30 / Sept 1 - October 31) -- $225 per day plus $100 cleaning fee. NOTE: Partial weeks not allowed during July and August

* Summer Season Weekly Rates (July 1 to Aug 31) -- $1, 645 per week, plus $100 cleaning fee

Pet Fee Policy: Approved pets are a one-time fee of $100 each. Maximum of two approved pets per reservation


Attractions and Things To Do:

While the Crabby Cottage is tucked away in a rural shoreline community, it is extremely accessible to various things to do and see. The area lends itself to varied attractions such as casinos (Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, both less than 30 minutes away), Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, shopping outlets (Clinton Crossing and Tanger Outlets, both less than 30 minutes away), fishing and beaches, numerous bars and restaurants, quintessential New England scenic fall foliage and a ten-minute ride to the New London ferries which offer service to both Block Island, RI or Long Island, NY. Don’t forget about the local movie theater and Children’s Museum

Harkness Memorial State Park is less than 3 minutes away. Mitchell College, Connecticut College, and the U. S. Coast Guard Academy are also about 10 minutes away. Crabby Cottage is a great spot to celebrate parents weekend, graduation, or a family vacation. Great Neck Country Club Golf course abuts the rear of our property and it has a full bar/restaurant that is open to the public

Of course, many visitors who come to this area are primarily interested in the beaches and fishing. Ocean Beach, Harkness Memorial Park and Rocky Neck Park are popular destinations. Or use our four personal passes to enjoy the local and private Pleasure Beach. However, there are other small, local beaches and opportunities for water access for those seeking more solitude. Please inquire with the Owners to learn about these local spots. In addition, are you looking to do some fishing? Ask the owner, Capt. Crabby Bill for his personal GPS coordinates for the local hot spots. There is a public boat launch only a few blocks away


  • Pets
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher


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