Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 19%
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The space

Beautiful historical home in nice neighborhood in New London. Built in 1852, the house offers spacious common areas indoors and out. WIFI available throughout the home. Walking distance to downtown New London where you can hop a ferry to Block Island (Memorial Day to Labor Day), the North Shore of Long Island (Orient Point/Greenport with connections to Shelter Island and South Shore), and Fishers Island. Mid-way between Boston and New York, New London has Amtrak service, and Union Station is a 10 minute walk downtown. A 10 minute drive gets you to Ocean Beach Park. Mystic, its Seaport and Aquarium are a 15 minute drive across the Thames River bridge. The casinos are a short drive, too (about 20 minutes). Plenty of off-street parking available.

There are restaurants and night spots of all shapes and sizes downtown (walkable), local bus service, and a spare bike or 2 as well.

This room features a queen bed and an adjoining bath.

Ours is a big lovely old house - lots of stairs, corners to get comfortable in, views to take the breath away. Come enjoy it, and the Whaling City, as much as we do.

NOTE: We have several other rooms available. Full (hot) breakfast Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Monday-Friday.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM

Smoking outside only, please. And since we have to slog off to work, no REALLY LOUD NOISE after 11 on weeknights, thanks.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

97 Reviews

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Fan User Profile
May 2017
Everything is good as it's described. The house is huge and pretty. Our room is clean and comfortable. It has a adjacent bathroom which is a plus. The owners are very easy to communicate with. The house is very closed to ferry dock.

Benoit User Profile
May 2017
The house is really fantastic! Lourdes and Jamie were very warm, funny and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. We had a great time!

Remy User Profile
April 2017
Wow, what an amazing place. A house you'd image in a movie. With the big difference you can stay in it.

Alexander User Profile
April 2017
I have stayed here twice, and enjoy the place so much. Lourdes and Jamie are warm, friendly hosts, the house is an enchanting ramshackle space full of books and artworks, there were freshly baked cinnamon rolls at breakfast. Highly recommended.

Joe User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic place! Lourdes was very kind and helpful and had a lovely home. 10/10

Alina User Profile
March 2017
This place was amazing! Great hosts, if you're looking to just take a little trip for the weekend especially, I'd highly recommend it. There are so many interesting people passing through the place, and it's a gorgeous house.

John User Profile
March 2017
This was my first Airbnb stay and me The Big House was well above expectation. Lourdes and Jamie's were gracious hosts and offer a warm and very comfortable place to stay. The location is close to major highways and public transportation as well as restaurants and local sights. I would highly recommend The Big House to all.

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New London, Connecticut, United States · Joined in July 2012
Lourdes User Profile

We are Lourdes and Jamie Haynes from New London, CT. James is a musician who'd been employed for many years as a telecom tech, until his recent retirement. I'm an admin at Yale. We love New London, and hope you will too.

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