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Summer Cottage on Long Island Sound

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Boat House at high tide with Elephant Rock in background

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Last updated: 07/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk beds for two children. There is also space for a crib for an infant or toddler....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ten minutes from Branford center, Interstate I-95, and railroad station. Twenty minutes to New Haven and Yale U. Scenic biking, walking, birding nearby. Large choice of restaurants nearby. One hour to Indian Casinos, Mystic Seaport....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach on property. Larger private beach with swim float steps away. Outdoor shower with hot water....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    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

  • Oceanfront:

    House is 10 feet from Long Island Sound, protected by granite seawalls on a rocky point with secluded lawn areas....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is no air conditioning, but there are window fans....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is no heating other than fireplace. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable TV, Wi-Fi internet, cell phone service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows, towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living/dining opens out to stone patio with seawall adjacent to water....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 2 cars on property. Additional parking for guests nearby....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No washing machine or dryer. Laundromat 2 miles away....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, glassware, cutlery, flatware for 12, cookware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    small galley kitchen, no dishwasher, but otherwise well equipped ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone patio with seawall at water's edge with picnic table, chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and canoe with life jackets ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Well maintained public Har-Tru courts 2 miles away...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Inquire about special weekend opportunities.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tweed/New Haven
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Shore Line East in Branford
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lenny's Indian Head Inn

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/07/2016

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Photos

  • Boat House at high tide with Elephant Rock in background

    Boat House at high tide with Elephant Rock in background

  • View from Elephant Rock

    View from Elephant Rock

  • Elephant Rock at sunset as seen from Boat House patio

    Elephant Rock at sunset as seen from Boat House patio

  • Older photo before second overhead door installed 2012

    Older photo before second overhead door installed 2012

  • Ready to dine.  Roger's Island in distance.

    Ready to dine. Roger's Island in distance.

  • Dining area with kitchen beyond

    Dining area with kitchen beyond

  • Master bedroom open to underside of roof

    Master bedroom open to underside of roof

  • Bathroom with shower to left out of sight

    Bathroom with shower to left out of sight

  • Boat House at high tide: first floor opens out to stone patio at water's edge.

    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.

    View from Elephant Rock, neighboring Point House to right, P.O. harbor beyond.

  • Private beach at dusk

    Private beach at dusk

  • Thimble Islands in distance

    Thimble Islands in distance

  • Living/dining area.  Fireplace just visible at right.

    Living/dining area. Fireplace just visible at right.

  • Kitchen - small, but efficient.  We entertain 6 to 12 several times a summer.

    Kitchen - small, but efficient. We entertain 6 to 12 several times a summer.

  • Back bedroom open to underside of roof

    Back bedroom open to underside of roof

VRBO #563035

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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