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11 Bedroom Home on Pot Island for Family, Re-Unions, Retreats

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Space 4 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 11 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 16-22)

For rent ( and for sale). The Thimble Island House - Once a hotel in the Thimble Islands built in 1846, now a beautifully restored 6,300 sq. ft. family home with 11 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms with large covered porch facing sunset views and a morning porch for sunrises. Water views from every window. Newly restored 2 story gourmet kitchen that looks out onto the morning porch and the water. Large dining room seating 16 or eat under the large Victorian covered porch. A large game room with pool table and ping pong. Library for reading. A large rolling grassy meadow for strolling leading to a private beach and dock. Craggy rocks for climbing.

Truly a place where time has stopped and full of peaceful energy and serenity - for family re-unions. Many have come here and found ideas for new beginnings, personal renewal, or simply partaking in wonderfully shared time with family members or associates.

The season is May through October -- beautiful in the spring, summery fun in the summer and autumn beauty and magic in the fall.

Keywords: House, beach, waterviews, island, reunions, weddings, retreats, vacation destination

More Details

Jeff Lund
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jeff Lund

I was an entrepreneur in healthcare technology and now in education consulting with charter school. I love developing and restoring unique properties. The Thimble Islands are very unique. I have been an owner of my property since 1995. My extended family and friends have loved it all these years.

Jeff Lund purchased this house in 1995

Why Jeff Lund chose World

My parents found the Thimble Islands in the early 60's and we as children have very fond memories of the islands. I returned as an adult and after renting, purchased my 4 acre property on Pot Island in 1995. I have been there with my family every summer since. I also have for rent a smaller cottage with boathouse on the same property.

What makes this house unique

Being on the island provides spiritual renewal due to the magnificent views of water, land, and nature. The place has a Norman Rockwell feeling to it and where time has truly stopped and one can relax, read, socialize, cook, exercise, kayak, boat, swim, sail, fish, dance....and all without leaving the island.


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The property has a wonderful meadow and a beach for swimming as well as beutiful rocks for wandering and walking/climbing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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11 Bedroom Home on Pot Island for Family, Re-Unions, Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to book this fantastic home! We had lovely family vacation for 18, ages 4-75. Fun for all! Easy drive to Stony Creek CT. Easy to park your car for few days. Quick ferry to the house. Home is beautiful. All bedrooms and baths are nicely done. Nice linens/bedding. Great, stocked kitchen (no microwave, no biggie). Wonderful decks for coffee and full meals while watching the sun set. Great little beach with kayaks. Plenty of room to roam, rocks to climb, places to relax. We took the Thimble Islands tour with Capt. Bob (fantastic), we ate dinner one night in Branford at Nataz, 10 minutes away, we sailed for few hours with Eric Treu at Sailworks (worth every penny), we rented 19ft boat for a week from docks in Guilford (totally worth it). One of the best family trips ever! Jeff was so accommodating and easy to work with. Rent it!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married here in June 2014 and had an amazing time. Even though we live in the area, Pot Island felt like a destination wedding. There was ample room for all the kids to run around and discover all kinds of treasures. My guests used the kayaks, hammocks, outdoor lounging. We are chefs and really enjoyed cooking for all our loved ones in the beautiful kitchen! it was well equipped and perfect for our needs. Jeff was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. I can't say enough about this place, it's magical!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion/Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our celebration on Pot Island was fantastic. The restored historic hotel worked out perfectly with plenty of well appointed, charming bedrooms for the extended family. On the first evening we had a casual barbecue with family members cooking together in the large well equipped kitchen. On the next evening, there was a formal catered dinner in the dining room preceded by cocktails and ceremony on the spacious, dramatic porch overlooking the water at sunset. The decks and surrounding grounds were great for relaxing and chating with the family. In addition the island was a seaside adventure for the youngsters. A real hit! Our whole event on Pot Island was just fantastic! Thanks to the owner for maintaining a beautiful property well landscaped and decorated in style and good taste. This is a one-of-a-kind retreat for large groups! I would recommend this property to others desiring a stay at an unusual island close to shore and accessible by water taxi and private boats. The owner's dock worked out well for two power boats, kayaks (guests paddled out from Stony Creek) and the local water taxi which was necessary for transporting goods and folks...all easily arranged. The owner was helpful in all of these arrangements and was very knowledgeable about the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This re-union to celebrate a long and happy marriage was organized by the "children" who brought everyone together from the east and west coast to celebrate. It was truly a heart-warming event covering several days and the best possible use of the island facilities.
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80th birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! My family rented the house for my 80th birthday. There were 18 of us ranging in age from 5 to 83. Though a hurricane threatened and we arrived a day later than planned, each and every moment was perfect! The views defy imagination - from every window and every path - there were vistas of unimaginable beauty.

We have many excellent cooks in the family and being able to prepare gourmet meals is a priority. The kitchen left nothing to be desired - big space, design, pans, knives, etc. etc.

Sleeping, playing - pool and ping pong - books games and more.

It was a fantastic stay. The only problem was having to leave. We could have stayed for ever.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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