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Thimble Islands Victorian Summer Home

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Last updated: 05/14/2013

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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,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen


          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Private dock and deep water mooring directly off island


                  • Mobile Phone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beachfront


                  • Churches
                  • Sailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Kayaking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Shelling
                  • Wind-Surfing


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                  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
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Shoreline East
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Nearest Beach
                  pot rock island, out the front door
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Nearest Ski
                  Water skiing in front of house
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Thimble Islands are a unique group of islands just off the coast of CT. Once you arrive at the island, you probably will not want to leave.


                  Owner info

                  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.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Fablous waterfront vacation spot, endless water recreation

                    Fablous waterfront vacation spot, endless water recreation

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Friday, February 14, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  (860) 614-0666 (Connecticut, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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