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ISLAND GETAWAY! June Availabilities

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Pot Rock Island ( AKA Treasure Island) The Thimble Islands, Stony Creek, Connecticut!

Pot Rock Island is one of the 32 seasonally inhabited Thimble Islands, carved by the glacier then strung like pearls and cast onto Long Island Sound off the coast of Branford, CT. Find it just two miles south of I-95 Exit 56, 90 miles east of NYC, 11 miles east of New Haven in the quaint New England seaside village of Stony Creek.

The island, locally known as Treasure Island, provides half the shelter for the favorite yacht anchorage among the Thimbles. Pot Rock is a 10 acre, hour glass shaped island, 1.5 miles off the Stony Creek Town Dock. The island is subdivided and owned by six families that live in six private summer residences.

The home available for rent is on a 1.3 acre +/- wooded parcel that includes nearly 360º of water views, beautiful pink granite outcroppings, a glacial pot hole, a tidal pool, and access to a small beach. There are rights of way across and around half the island. The other half of the island is private.

Transportation to and from the town dock is provided by a launch service,Thimble Islands Ferry Service, operated by Capt. William Smith. The launch runs regularly during the season. The boat trip takes 15-20 minutes. Off-season trips are easily arranged by appointment. Free Parking is available on the street in Stony Creek or on the dock, first come, first served.

The house, built in 1987, is post and beam construction with an open floor plan and a bright and sunny southern exposure. It features three bedrooms. On the first flr,, one BR has two sets of bunks, one BR has a full bed. The 2nd level MBR boasts a cathedral ceiling two closets and spacious king size bed. Adjacent to the MBR in the upper level loft there is a single daybed. Linens are BYO and occupancy is limited to 8 guests.

There two full baths and a H&C outdoor shower.

This island home is off the grid! Utilities consist of propane for cooking, lights and refrigeration, 12 volt solar lighting, H+C city water as well as 12 volt cell phone chargers. 120 volt electrical power is a portable generator, available for limited use. For boat tie up there is a shared floating dock, a short wooded pathway walk from the house.

We have a one week minimum rental period. Weeks run Sun. to Sun. Check in is 3pm .Check out is 10am.

The Thimble Islands may just be Connecticut's best kept secret! They provide a beautiful and serene atmosphere, inviting you to enjoy all the pleasures life at the seashore has to offer.

Thank you for your interest,

Mark & Jessica Cockett

Keywords: Island Cottage

More Details

Jessica Cockett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2017

About Jessica Cockett

Mark & Jessica Cockett own this lovely ocean front property. We take advantage of all it has to offer Including, rest and relaxation with the sand in our toes, fishing, and kayaking.

Jessica Cockett purchased this house in 2016

Why Jessica Cockett chose Branford

Relaxation in the summer breezes. Waterfront abounds.

What makes this house unique

A true get away, but less than 90 miles from NYC.

Absolutely Pot Rock is life on the sea shore. Pot Rock runs on "Island" time.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tweed New Haven
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Stony Creek Town Dock
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New haven or Shoreline east
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
i 95

Thimble Islands. Off Stony Creek, CT. Property is serviced bya launch service k/aThimble Islands Ferry Service. Open parking on town dock. All the islands are private with the exception of Outer Island. Subject is 1.5 miles off shore. House faces open Long Island Sound.


Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MBR with King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , THE WHALE ROOM. 1ST FLR FULL SIZE "DOUBLE"
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , BUNK ROOM HAS 4 SINGLES (1ST FLR)
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , LOFT HAS A SINGLE "DAY BED" (2ND FLR.)
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) Sleeps 4 adults and 4 children comfortably. Please bring your own linens and towels.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. One week minimum rental period is firm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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