Summer Cottage on Long Island Sound(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, With Terrace On The Water
Truly a unique property with great privacy, beautiful views of Long Island Sound, Thimble Islands, and Pine Orchard harbor. The cottage was originally built around 1890, largely rebuilt in 1939 after the hurricane of '38, and its rustic charm is well maintained to this day. Beach on property and second beach just steps away. Suitable for one couple or a family of up to 4 (5 if one is an infant). Two floors: ground floor with kitchen, half bath, and living dining area opening onto stone terrace with sea wall abutting water; second floor with master bedroom overlooking sound, second bedroom with bunk beds, and full bath; second shower outdoors.
Kitchen equipped with stove, oven, microwave and full size refrigerator. Fireplace, internet, WiFi, and cable TV access. Window fans provided, but no heat or air conditioning.
In addition to the patio there are three lawn areas with chairs and a canoe, kayak, and swimming raft at the beach. Snowy egrets, great blue herons and kingfishers frequent the rocky point in front of the cottage.
Member since: 2014
- 960 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Master bedroom faces water.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
Thimble Islands to south, Pine Orchard harbor to west, huge granite cliff known as Elephant Rock to east. Beautiful sunsets, stars, and birds, such as American egret, king fisher, great blue heron....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Inquire about special weekend opportunities.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Charming, rustic two bedroom waterfront cottage with great privacy looking out over Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands with private beach on the property and a second beach just steps away. Ideal for one couple or family with one or two children. Living/dining area opens directly through two large overhead doors to stone patio at water's edge. Dine alfresco, read or lounge on lawns, swim or sunbathe, explore coastline and islands by canoe or local tour boat, entertain friends. Play tennis on excellent Har-Tru public courts two miles away. Hike and bird-watch on local nature trails through woods and salt marshes.
Shops and services are 5 to 10 minutes away by car. Many good restaurants nearby, but if you cook at all, you are already at the best dining spot imaginable. New Haven, Yale, museums are 20 minutes west; New London, Mystic Seaport, Indian casinos, Goodspeed
Opera House are an hour+/- to east.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am an architect, currently semi-retired, and have worked for several firms in New Haven over the last 45 years on a wide variety of commercial and institutional projects in Connecticut, New York, and New England. My wife, Margot, teaches at Fordham University. I'm a Branford native, and we have lived in Stony Creek for 40 years now. The Boat House and the adjacent Point House have been in my family since about 1956. I and my youngest brother acquired sole ownership of the now separate properties in 1996. Margot and I spend a good deal of time there ourselves and rent the house out several weeks each summer. Also we reserve a week or two for our children and grandchildren when they visit from Seattle and Palo Alto.
Why the Owner Chose Pine Orchard, Branford, CT, USA:
Aside from the views, the feel of being close to nature, the access to the water, the childhood memories, I think the strongest attraction this place has for me is the sense it gives of living a simpler life, almost like being in bygone era. Even when working full time and in spite of the considerable upkeep required, most of which I do myself, I always feel I'm on vacation when staying there.
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Boat House at high tide with Elephant Rock in background
View from Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock at sunset as seen from Boat House patio
Older photo before second overhead door installed 2012
Ready to dine. Roger's Island in distance.
Dining area with kitchen beyond
Master bedroom open to underside of roof
Bathroom with shower to left out of sight
Boat House at high tide: first floor opens out to stone patio at water's edge.
View from Elephant Rock, neighboring Point House to right, P.O. harbor beyond.
Private beach at dusk
Thimble Islands in distance
Living/dining area. Fireplace just visible at right.
Kitchen - small, but efficient. We entertain 6 to 12 several times a summer.
Back bedroom open to underside of roof
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017
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