About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms + Library, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
If you appreciate a historic property, you will love this recently restored house. In fact, it is so unique that we are just the third family ownership since 1834.
This house is ideal for Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, and Leadership Meetings.
Originally the home of Sylvester Pond, a well known sea captain, the house sits on one acre, and is nestled next to thirty acres of tidal marsh land. It is just three short blocks to the quaint town beach and park. The house sits across the street from the Branford River (ocean inlet) so most views from the house are either of boats and water, or stunning marshland views.
We are located on Historic Harbor Street, where a trolley used to run leading down to the fantastic Brandford Point, a manicured park, playground and well groomed beach with a lifeguard are part of park area.
We just recently completed an extensive restoration/renovation to return the house back to its original grandeur while making it very comfortable, livable and modern. There is central zoned heat and central zoned air conditioning. This house is ideal for family gatherings, small groups or reunions. The House has six bedrooms.
*On the ground floor is a long hallway leading to two private bedrooms and a full bath.
One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has a queen.
*On the second floor are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and walk in closet. The Master bathroom is quite spacious with a double vanity and deep porcelain soaking tub and shower. Bedroom four has two twin beds and en suite bath. Bedroom five a trundle bed (two twins) and a baby crib, with its bath across the hall.
*The third floor (Bedroom 6) is a large and bright finished attic with a queen bed.
The Eastern Connecticut Shore is quite possibly the quaintest area in America. The houses are historic with American Flags flying in abundance. Branford is the place where Yale University was founded. Walk (or use some of our bikes) to town and try the famous ice cream shop, antique stores and boutiques. Branford has some of the best restaurants on the Connecticut shoreline. The town square has a European feel or something from a Norman Rockwell sketch. The house is 8 miles from New Haven, 50 miles from Mystic, 70 miles from NYC, and 95 miles from Newport, RI.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 2018
We live full time in NYC with four kids. We restored this home to be a place to get away from the city. We are both originally from Utah, we met while working in New York City 15 years ago. We both have a love affair with renovating historic properties. I graduated from Columbia University and worked at a large consulting firm. Now I run the rental units and enjoy staying home with my children. Bill works in business development for a software company.
Owner purchased this House in 2005
Why Owner chose Branford Center
We had rented vacation properties in the area for three years. Branford can't be beat for its charm, historic character, well kept beach, park and children's playground. We think it is the best of all the Connecticut Shoreline towns. We always loved this house and our heart skipped a beat when we saw the for sale sign. We made an offer 24 hour later. There is a reason why we are just the third family to have owned this estate in 200 years.
What makes this House unique
The house is like living in a comfortable historic museum. The fireplaces, hardware, beams, original floors...etc. The beach, boats and scenic walks. The grounds are spectacular. It will remind you of the Cotswolds in England. Our bedding and linens are 1st quality. We stay in high end hotels and promise that you will have equal comforts here.
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Wonderful Christmas week!
We stayed over Christmas and it was wonderful. We truley loved it and hope to stay again. The house was very warm and inviting. Owner and property manager were wonderful. Thank you again.
Perfect for families attending events at Yale
We stayed here for The Game (Go Yale) and the house is just perfect for families with kids. This is actually the second time we've stayed here as we stayed for our reunion as well! We will surely be back!
Such a beautiful and spacious home! It was absolutely perfect for my family. The finishes are stunning. It is very spacious and has impeccable views! Branford is such a darling town as well! Everything you can think of is about a mile away, yet in the home you feel total privacy. We couldn't have asked for a better home to share our memories in! Thank you a million!
Relaxing Beautiful with Wonderful back yard
My family stayed for my sons wedding , so nice to have a HOME base for all of our children and family. What a wonderful place. House is an older home but well kept with many new amenities. The kitchen is awesome with everything you could need. House was clean and beds comfy. In the middle of wedding Bliss we needed a place for calm this was definitely it. So happy we chose this home.
Cozy family Christmas
We chose this house because of location in CT. We had easy access to some very lovely New England towns while we were there. We had a great time visiting New Haven (walked the Yale campus) and drove over to Mystic CT one day and had lunch at the famous Mystic Pizza! This was delightful! The house is within walking distance to the seashore and also the charming downtown area with its delightful assortment of restaurants, shops, etc. We had a very large party at the house...6 adults and 4 small children and we had plenty of room to spread out. We enjoyed the cozy family room and warm fires every day! The big dining room was perfect for our Christmas dinner. We enjoyed the hot tub outside every evening as well. The owner and property manager are very nice. As we came across some issues, they were responsive and fair in handling these. They even allowed us to "rumage" through the basement to find decorations for the Christmas tree we wanted to have. There are lots of toys and games and books on hand for all ages. The house is part of a very old (150+ years) historic district. So, even though it has been nicely modernized, it is a very old house. The kitchens and baths are all updated and the heating system worked very well. I would recommend this house for any group for any group or family that would like to enjoy a real New England setting!
Lovely family time
Despite some confusion over our arrival time all was fixed or compensated for. We had 5 children under the age of 8 including an infant and 7 adults...plenty of space. Two more children and another 2 adults came to just spend the day...it was lovely. The grill was not working but we loved the kitchen setup and dining areas. The hot tub was a big success and the shower in the master bathroom was wanted by everyone. Easy access to beach and park and local eateries as well as huge market. Property manager and owner very responsive to needs. Thank you for a wonderful family time.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Tenant may cancel with full refund 45 days prior to stay. Refunds beyond 45 days will only occur if the unit is rented for the exact time.