About the property
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The special magic of this unique property captured us on first sight. The peace and tranquility, closeness to nature and spectacular views make this cottage a place difficult to leave.
This Branford shoreline cottage, located in the village of Short Beach, is warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. It provides a peaceful and quiet setting with spectacular views of salt marshes and the Farm River, where Osprey and Egrits nest and feed just off the deck. It's just a short walk to beaches and trailheads and an easy drive to Yale and New Haven.
We offer a SMOKE FREE, natural environment perfect for quiet safe meditative thought and relaxation, walking distance to beaches, hiking trails and gentle beauty of the Connecticut shoreline, while less than 10 miles from the museums, galleries, theater and other cultural attractions of New Haven and Yale.
Keywords: Yale visitor housing, Connecticut Shoreline vacation retreats, zen, yoga, meditation retreats
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
We've lived in Connecticut for decades and fell in love with the Branford shoreline. It offers the longest and most spectacular coastline of any Connecticut town, boasts a gorgeous town green surrounded by a variety of first rate restaurants and is an easy drive from New Haven and Yale.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Owner chose Branford
This cottage is warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. It provides a safe and peaceful setting with spectacular views of salt marshes and the Farm River, where Osprey and Egrits nest and feed just off the deck. It's short walk to beaches and trailheads and an easy drive to Yale and New Haven.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is perfect for relaxing in total privacy close to nature and offers the comforts and conveniences of a high end inn at a fraction of the cost.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
peaceful cozy cottage
My 6 night stay at this very peaceful, cozy cottage was everything I had hoped for and more. The bonus was to witness a pair of ospreys tending to the nest in the marsh very close to the house. After lighting a fire in the wood burning stove every morning, I would look forward to observing the pair through the binoculars. Other birds visited too: wood peckers , cardinals and blue jays along with some song birds - what a treat! The yoga mats were another bonus! peaceful, meditative and tranquil. The owner, Blair, was also very helpful and thoughtful too. Thank you!
Lovely marsh land
My husband and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend at this charming little cottage and we had a restful, peaceful time that recharged our batteries. The cottage has an excellent layout, it's super clean, easy to access, private, and with a back deck overlooking a marsh. There is a trolley that goes back and forth on a crack cutting through the marsh and the opposite bank is far away so you have perfect privacy. A supermarket with everything you may possibly need, including wood for the fireplace. Our hosts graciously provided us with all information and contact was easy. We will definitely return.
Lovely quiet place on the marshes near LI Sound
Lovely spot to watch osprey, egrets and red-winged blackbirds nesting and frolicking in the marshes. Great deck with good seating. Full kitchen with sliding glass doors and view of marshes. Comfy bed.
A joyful relaxing respite
The cottage is just the perfect place to stay for a relaxing, quiet retreat. We really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor space immensely. in the early evening we were able to sit and watch an osprey as it surveyed the landscape below from a tree on the edge of the property. We loved the marsh and water views. Made me pine of my younger days growing up back east. We will be back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is delightful!
We were very pleased with this find. As others have mentioned, this is a great place to relax, take in the quiet of the Marsh, enjoy the deck, birds, and admire the tree at different times of day. The cottage is quite comfortable, with all the amenities you'd expect from your home. Every detail is carefully considered. You feel like you are somewhere remote, but are a short distance from US1, the grocery store, restaurants, the beach, etc. The best of both worlds. Hope to return. Thank you!
Extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage
My best friend and I found the Zen Cottage to be a wonderful getaway! She and I have done this kind of trip several times, and Blair and Barbara's property is the most carefully equipped, comfortable place we've stayed. In addition to the regular kitchen utensils, we found a coffee cake and butter, olive oil, and even orange juice. The information folder also contains a savers card for the nearby Big Y grocery store. The Cottage has a cozy living room, a TV room, a bathroom with shower and Yeardley soap, and two double beds, one with a view of the wetland and one with a foam mattress so deliciously comfortable that I bought one for my house. The tidal marsh fills and empties every day, which is fascinating, and there were nesting raptors right outside the property, which we could watch from the porch while we ate dinner. It was truly ideal, and Blair was terrific to communicate with. I recommend this spot without hesitation to anyone who'd like a quiet getaway.
Quiet, peaceful location, with spectacular views overlooking Farm River marsh. Short walk to beach and hiking trails.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
maximum rental period is one week!