We truly enjoyed our end-of-June stay at the house on Alewife Cove.
There was an issue the moment we arrived; the property manager resolved it quickly, fairly, and professionally.
The house is very comfortable with two nice outdoor spaces, a rear porch and a rear patio. We spent many hours enjoying the mild temps and low humidity.
The house overlooks Alewife Cove, which feeds out to the ocean. It was fun to watch the tide come and go; we saw egrets, ducks, geese, striped bass, crabs, and even a groundhog.
Beautiful sunsets in late June colored the sky red, orange, and pink. The late afternoon sun pours through the large picture windows in the living room; this heated the room to almost 80 degrees one day. I recommend the management team put up curtains or blinds, it would probably help with your energy bill since the AC had to run constantly during the late afternoon.
The kitchen had a great selection of pots and pans. The dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, and toaster are all of recent vintage. The lack of an exhaust fan over the cooktop was an issue one morning when frying bacon briefly set off the smoke alarm.
We brought a small charcoal grill and enjoyed some epic meals. If you drink wine or cocktails bring some of your own glassware since the selection is very limited at the house.
Two of the bedrooms are quite roomy, even with two queen beds. The third bedroom off the kitchen is smaller but functional.
Both bathrooms were top notch; good lighting, instant hot water, nice shower heads. Plenty of towels, linens, etc.
The washer and dryer in the basement were easy to use and worked well.
The house is well-situated for people visiting Ocean Beach Park. The sandy beach was quite nice on the Wednesday we visited and not too busy. While you can walk to the park in a matter of a few minutes, you may want to consider driving because the pricing structure is strange- flat $25 fee for parking and admission, no matter how many people in your vehicle. If you enter at the pedestrian gate, it is $10 per person.
Day trips to Watch Hill, Newport, Mystic, Block Island etc were fun!
Get "hot lobs" at Abbott's in Noank. Recovery Room down the street is affordable and good. This house is a beautiful base to explore a gorgeous part of New England.