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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    MBR with King Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 4 bunk bed

    BUNK ROOM HAS 4 SINGLES (1ST FLR)...moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    LOFT HAS A SINGLE "DAY BED" (2ND FLR.)...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Wake up every morning to the waves of the ocean on this very private island. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Apr 15 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $450
Sat, Sun
Summer Vacation
Jun 25 - Aug 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Post Labor Day
Aug 29 - Oct 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $450
Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tweed New Haven
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Stony Creek Town Dock
5 Miles
Nearest Train
New haven or Shoreline east
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Branford, CT, USA:
Relaxation in the summer breezes. Waterfront abounds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

  • pink granite rocks out front

    pink granite rocks out front

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Sunset


  • Great Room. LR & dining areas

    Great Room. LR & dining areas

  • Loft


  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Kitchen


  • The Pot Rock with Glacial Pot Hole.

    The Pot Rock with Glacial Pot Hole.

  • View of Long Island Sound from front deck. (18 miles across) 
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    View of Long Island Sound from front deck. (18 miles across) Calm da

  • Cottage North Side

    Cottage North Side

  • View of lawn and beach

    View of lawn and beach

  • View from the beach

    View from the beach

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Family at the beach

    Family at the beach

  • Looking towards front deck

    Looking towards front deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom


  • Master


  • Morning view

    Morning view

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

VRBO #139852

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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