Romantic waterfront contemporary home "The Salty Rabbit”

East Lyme, Connecticut

Welcome to The Salty Rabbit - a spectacular contemporary home inspired by global travel and seaside living. Nestled between a salt pond teeming with birds, ducks and crabs and gorgeous Niantic Bay. The home is surrounded by rose bushes and sea grasses that shelter wild rabbits and white tailed deer. Relax with water views from every room and one house away from the private beach association, to which you and your guests will have access. The private beach, only open to surrounding homes, is sandy, beautiful, and quiet. No crazy parties and beer coolers on the beach here, this is tranquility at its finest. Terrific swimming and sunbathing in season, and beautiful quiet walks and bike rides around the flat neighborhood all year round. Bring your kayak, sunfish or giant unicorn float as they can be put in at the launch next to the beach. The Salty Rabbit is an idyllic spot to connect for a weekend with friends or family, celebrate a momentous occasion, or to rent for a week, a month or a season. Multi-month/short term lease available. Escape your covid surroundings and work remotely from paradise!

Note that while the home is waterfront, we have large jetty boulders in front so a 45 second walk to the beach is required for sandy beach access. Another small private beach is on the other side of the house and is a separate beach association. We are able to walk there and pick shells, but it is not technically ‘our beach,’ though association members have access to it from paths on the side and in front of our property. The outdoor shower is secluded, and wonderful for a post beach cleanse.

Home Description:
1 huge master bedroom, The Aviation Room, with king sized bed and smart tv (no cable). Wake up to the sunrise from the bay window and watch the seagulls play each morning from the massive glass French doors off the bedroom balcony. Master suite has a walk-in closet, laundry room and large master bath. Master bath has a glorious spa tub and spacious shower with four shower heads. Enjoy the towel warmer on the wall.

2 additional bedrooms are up a very short stack of stairs on the other side of the house. The Seagull Room has two twin beds and a small vanity. Relax with pond view from the back window and small ocean view from the side window.

The Whale Room bedroom upstairs has 1 queen sized bed, a writing desk and a rocking chair. You have beautiful pond views from the window in this room.

Both bedrooms have full length mirrors and wall mirrors for getting ready and doing hair and make-up. The upstairs rooms share a bathroom with tub/shower and lots of beautiful Turkish terrycloth towels.

Lounging and entertaining space include a library room with books and games. A huge living/dining space with a dining table for 8 and 2 love seats near a gas fireplace. These are open to the kitchen for easy entertaining. The kitchen, which we dream of updating, has older but working appliances, including two wall ovens, an electric stove, a microwave, a drip coffee pot, an electric tea kettle, a single serving old school stove-top espresso maker, and a dishwasher. Lots of terrific counter space for baking, food prep, and serving. A good spice cabinet, coffee, tea, and sweeteners are always there. We have dishes, glasses, and barware for 8. Massive windows with ocean views are all around.

Off the living room is the TV room with a large sectional couch and 70” smart tv (no cable). Good wifi throughout the house allows for you to login to or mirror your favorite streaming accounts or watch the Samsung TV channels that are free.

Outside is a huge entertaining deck with sitting and dining furniture during warm months.

This is the place you have been looking for. Book now – you deserve it!

Stays for weeks and months will be discounted. Contact us for special rates for several months.

The town of Niantic, or East Lyme, is THE quintessential quaint seaside New England town. It’s so cute that they film movies here. Great food, cute shops, and summer nightlife draw people from all over. It is an 8 minute drive into town. Nearby, enjoy many New England landmarks including Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, and the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos are 20 minutes away. The ferries in New London will take you to Fishers Island (seen from our home) and to Block Island. We are close to the Coastguard Academy, Pfizer corporate headquarters in Groton, Electric Boat, and the Groton Submarine Force Museum. The quant towns of Essex with the famed Griswold Inn, the town of Old Lyme with it’s renowned art galleries and Florence Griswold Fine Art Museum, the towns of Clinton and Waterford have great outlet shopping, and there is more seafood than you could possibly ever desire. This is true New England at it’s finest.



  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Marina
  • Bay/sound
  • Museums
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Water View
  • Beach View


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Games
  • Toys
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Books


  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Fire Station Contact


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

This is a quiet, low-key neighborhood. We encourage entertaining on a small level, but insist our guests follow private beach rules & keep noise down.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

9 Reviews

    Perfect Week in Niantic

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2021
    Submitted Aug 9, 2021

    My two sisters and I recently spent a week at this beautiful home. Everything about it is perfect! The location, the views, the home itself, the area surrounding the house...all wonderful. We explored the area (Mystic, Block Island, Essex). All easily accessible (by car or ferry.) Communication with Kiri was excellent. I would love to return.

    Wonderful beach house

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2021
    Submitted Jul 24, 2021

    We just loved everything about this house. Great location on both the beach and a pond. Walking distance to a cute market. Interior is beautiful. So relaxing. Great beds, very nice indoor and outdoor furniture. Kitchen was well stocked. We enjoyed every minute. And yes- as the name suggests - we saw lots of rabbits in the yard.

    Summer Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 10, 2021
    Submitted Jul 20, 2021

    We loved this property. The large deck had a fabulous view of sunrise and the sound. Very short walk for us to put the kayaks and paddleboards in the water. Great area to ride our bikes and enjoy the evening biking around the neighborhood, The house was amazing. Plenty of room without feeling overwhelming. The beds were sooooo comfortable. We are booking for next summer!

    Beyond Expectations

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2021
    Submitted Jun 20, 2021

    I can actually say that this property was undersold by the ad. As soon as you walk up onto the deck for the first time you realize what a gem this house, and location, are. Also, the owners are the most communicative and responsive owners I’ve ever dealt with. In summary, we had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back.

    Highly Recommended

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2021
    Submitted Jun 6, 2021

    Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Views are amazing with lake on one side and beach views on other. Great outdoor space. Kiri and Rob are super hosts. Highly recommended. Sue and Seamus L.

    Relaxing, fun weekend

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2021
    Submitted May 5, 2021

    We had a wonderful time at the Salty Rabbit. The house was very comfortable including the hammock on the deck and the beautiful views. The owners Kiri and Robert had thought of everything from a bottle of Rosé in the fridge to an assortment of goodies. The kids enjoyed Pop-A-Shot basketball in the garage and biking around the neighborhood and to town. We enjoyed delicious muffins at Cafe Sol and dinner at La Llorona in Niantic. The area has adorable beaches and is close to Mystic and beautiful Rocky Neck State Park. Great place to spend a relaxing weekend.

    Beautiful property

    5/5 Stayed Jan 26, 2021
    Submitted Feb 3, 2021

    This house is absolutely amazing. The house was spotless on check in and the views are amazing. The property owners are great to work with.

    Great house!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 16, 2021
    Submitted Jan 19, 2021

    Wonderful stay and amazing views from this great home. The perfect place gateway and relaxation. The Salty Rabbit is a win for the entire family!

    5 Star Beautiful Waterfront Home

    5/5 Stayed Dec 31, 2020
    Submitted Jan 11, 2021

    The Salty Rabbit is the most perfect, relaxing getaway. This beautiful home looks exactly like the photos (or even nicer) and waking up right along the water was an added bonus. The hosts Kiri and Rob were so accommodating, responsive, and made us feel like we were home. We will definitely return for another stay and are already looking forward to it! If you are debating about this home, go ahead and book it — you won’t regret it. Thank you Kiri and Rob for such a wonderful trip!


      East Lyme, Connecticut

      Rates & Availability

      9 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 1 Nights

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      Includes taxes and fees