Thimble Islands Victorian Summer Home
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Branford house description
This Private island home is located just a short boat ride off the coast of Branford CT. Guests may take the island water taxi from the main dock in Stony Creek, Branford and be at island in just a few minutes. Deep water mooring is available for larger boats and our private dock can accommodate smaller boats up to 14'.
This 1800 square foot Victorian house sits on the west side of the island overlooking the channel between Pot Rock Island and High Island. Sunsets are captivating on the main deck at dinner time. The Master bedroom is part of the turret and has spectacular views. In the early morning sail boats slip out for their day trip or the lobster boats pull their daily catch, it feels like a special show made just for you. If you walk up to the guest house you can enjoy the waking of the day and the sunrise on the porch there. The kitchen has a breakfast area, and there is an additional dining area if you choose to eat inside rather than on the deck. Two additional bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath and laundry. The first floor has a full bath and there is a futon couch.
The house has 12 volt solar power with a small back up generator The lights and music operate just like any other house. We encourage you to conserve. There are 12 volt recepticals for your smart phone, ipad or tablet to recharge. We have very good cell reception so checking in on the rest of the world is easy. Washer / dryer microwave or blow dryer will require starting the generator. There is seasonal city water. Refrigeration is propane as well as the stove. A gas grill is on the deck for all your barbecuing.
The Island is beautiful but if you are unfamiliar with the rugged coastline and waterfront living, there are a few hazards, barnacles and oyster shells can be sharp and cut little bare feet.
The island is hour glassed shaped with a sandy beach at the center. We have a seawall that sits alongside of the beach. It is a nice shady location and a great spot to be at the beach but out of the sun.
The guest house is not normally included in the rental of the main house so please make an inquiry if you are interested in renting that also.
Keywords: Waterfront, private, island, sea shore, coastal,
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Private dock and deep water mooring directly off island
- Mobile Phone
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great get awayGuest comment entered by owner
Great get away
I did not realize this existed in CT. What a hidden secret. Loved the place.
- Guest Karen
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
OUTSTANDINGGuest comment entered by owner
THE MOST INCREDIBLE PLACE. AMAZING SETTING. DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. WHAT A GREAT PLACE FOR A FAMILY GATHERING OR SMALL SOCIAL EVENT. WATER TAXI SERVICE WAS PERFECT. MY BOAT FRIENDS LOVED THEY COULD COME AND JOIN US IN THE THIMBLES
- Guest JOE
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Love, love, love this place!!
Love, love, love this place!!
Hands down one of my most favorite places on Earth!! Huge house with lots of room and and the most awesome views. Big deck overlooking the water, boats going by. Views of fireworks in multiple towns. Nice breezes, wildlife. The sunset views from the deck are spectacular. Fabulous kitchen and the chef brought in from NYC to cook for us was amazing. I definitely will be back!
- Guest Drcyn (New York)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
In season $2500.00 a week, One week minimum rental High season / holidays $3100.00 weekly Monthly $10,000.00
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- Nearest Ferry: at the end of our dock at Branford
- Nearest Train: Shoreline East at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-95 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: pot rock island, out the front door at Branford
- Nearest Barpub: Onshore at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Water skiing in front of house at Branford
- Nearest Golf: Onshore at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Onshore at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Jay & Lori Brown, Jay is a semi retired marine contractor and built this home, Lori is a Realtor in Connecticut specializing luxury homes.
Why the Owner Chose Branford:
Built this home in 1989 on family property.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Often compared to the craggy granite coastline of Maine, you can enjoy this island home just 1.5 hours from New York City. Disconnect from the everyday hassles of the main land.
- Primary: (860) 614-0666 (Connecticut, USA)
- Secondary: (203) 641-6691 (Connecticut, USA)
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