rancho caymus inn

DUNE Fairfield Beach

Family owned, family-friendly hotel

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Our Story

DUNE is a family-owned, family-friendly property.

We’re a family of locals who grew up in Fairfield County, 4 generations since 1950 to be exact, with our feet in the summer sand, our butts on bikes or in boats, exploring all the charming nooks and crannies of this fabulous shoreline community. Now we’re raising our own kids the same way, in the same place. We purchased the property in 2022, and have converted the existing hotel into remarkable rentals for those visiting from near and far. DUNE is meant to be more than a place to stay. We’ve intentionally designed spaces to inspire unforgettable experiences and make memories that last a lifetime. Just bring yourself and your crew, check-in with ease and stay in style.

Guest Rooms

All 14 rooms at DUNE are well-appointed and offer modern décor and furnishings. We are a contactless check in property offering a seamless guest experience.

Our beds have memory foam mattresses and organic cotton bedding, to ensure the highest level of comfort and shut-eye. Pack n’ play and air mattresses are free for guests under 12.

Each room has a kitchenette with a sink, a Keurig K-Cup coffee maker, a mini fridge, microwave, glassware, dinnerware, and utensils. À la carte cleaning available, from “do not disturb” to a daily refresh or full cleaning (charges may apply).

Our dear neighbor, The Seagrape Cafe, can draw a noisy crowd. While some will find this to be an amenity, some may not. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us to discuss before booking.

Studio Queen
Dune Double
Studio King
Studio King
Studio King Bathroom
Suite Bathroom
Reefside Queen
Reefside Queen
Premium Queen
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Premium Suite
Starting at 494/night
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Premium King
Starting at 454/night
deluxe king sized bedroom
Deluxe King
Starting at 404/night
one bedroom room
One Bedroom Suite
Starting at 524/night
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The Casita at Rancho Caymus
Starting at 1,400/night


The Experience

Comfort & Serenity

Make yourself at home. Our serene, modern open concept studios, with plenty of room for living and dining, make DUNE your premier destination for a relaxed getaway.  Our rooms mimic a dreamy desert landscape, and we hope our guests feel that warm vibe when they walk into our space.


Downtown Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

After you finish soaking up the sun, when staying at DUNE, take advantage of all Downtown Fairfield has to offer. We’re an easy bike ride to some great restaurants, tons of shops, family activities like rock climbing, virtual golf, movies, concerts and more! 


Year-Round Memories Made

We’ve got all the modern amenities to make your short stay or longer visit easy and memorable. Let DUNE be your go-to for girls weekend, for the extra space you need to fit all your kids on vacation, or an extended business trip to make you feel at home. We’re in the heart of Fairfield U’s beach housing, and welcome parents and families to stay at DUNE while visiting their Stags all year long! The sun is always shining at DUNE.


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Our Neighborhood

DUNE is located steps away from Fairfield Beach, in the heart of the famed Connecticut Gold Coast. Our fourteen rooms have been thoughtfully designed to welcome guests year round. From discerning travelers looking for a romantic getaway, an extended business trip, or a memorable family vacation, DUNE offers a modern hybrid somewhere between motel and Airbnb. With luxe bedding, kitchenettes, workspace, smart TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, and contactless check-in, our family is focused on making your stay memorable and easy.