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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully appointed, remodeled, 5 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home perfect for families

This lovely five bedroom, three and a half bath home is the perfect place for family vacations and entertaining. The home sits up on a knoll overlooking the Thimble Islands and Long Island sound. There are spectacular panoramic ocean views from almost every room. Built in 1935, this home has been recently remodeled with an open floor plan, gorgeous gourmet kitchen and all new bathrooms. The living area is filled with top-end furniture and décor. The first floor contains the kitchen, a half bath off the kitchen, a family room, dining room, and living area with fireplace and 50” flat-screen HDTV with Tivo and Xbox, one guest room and adjoining private bath. The second floor contains two guest bedrooms, a guest bath, a laundry room and a spectacular master bedroom and adjoining bathroom with cathedral ceilings and panoramic views. The third floor contains another bedroom in a loft-type space. The home is appointed with the best amenities – commercial range/cooktop and refrigerator in the kitchen, central air conditioning and never-ending (tankless) hot water.

Outside, the home boasts a beautiful wrap-around Victorian porch, as well as a back deck and patio overlooking the ocean. The home also partially owns a jetty located outside which provides easy access for kayaking and paddle boarding right from the backyard. Located in a quiet spot on a private road, near several beaches and a beautiful resort with restaurants and a waterfront bar, this home is a perfect place to watch the sunset while drinking a glass of wine or take a dip in the refreshing warm ocean water of Long Island Sound off the jetty in the backyard, or at one of several sandy beaches only steps from the home. The large wrap around decks offer stunning views of both the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound, a perfect venue for watching the boats go by, visiting, reading, napping, or simply enjoying your favorite beverage. The home is under 90 minutes from New York, 15 minutes to New Haven, or 2 hours to Boston. You won’t find a more wonderful place to vacation.

Please note that we have a strict noise policy and limited parking, so the home may not be used for large parties or events. Maximum of 9 guests, unless approved by owner and extra quest fee required.

More Details

Owner
Michael or Heather Cassano
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Michael or Heather Cassano

My husband and I purchased this home in 2014 and then completely remodeled it in order to allow it to function well as a vacation property. We love the home and have appointed it with only the best amenities, appliances, digital technology and furniture.

Michael or Heather Cassano purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael or Heather Cassano chose Connecticut

We fell in love with Branford and the Thimble Islands on our first visit many years ago. With all of the history of the islands and of central Connecticut, and the spectacular beauty of the area, we decided to buy a home here to use ourselves, as well as rent to others.

What makes this house unique

You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.

Amenities

Pine Orchard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Half Bath - toilet , off kitchen
    First Floor Guest Bath - toilet , shower , private access from 1st Floor Guest Room
    2nd Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , large soaking tub, cathedral ceilings, newly remodeled
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress with luxurious linens
    3rd Floor Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , memory foam mattresses
    1st Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , beautiful, memory foam mattress
    2nd floor Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 double , memory foam mattress
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 double , Memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford. Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. Experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.

Reviews

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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Super home for a large group. Stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We had ten adults along with our Yale student and her fiancé. The home's sleeping accommodations for 10 were great. As well, the home's open layout allowed us all to move freely while preparing and having our group meals. The kitchen is GREAT. We all loved the home as well as it's setting. Heather was very responsive to our questions..very friendly. We would all choose this home again. We made many happy memories as a group. The home and Heather allowed us to do this in comfort. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great house with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

I would come back again. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Picture Perfect Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family from CA, AL, and CT gathered for a most memorable vacation. We had a lifetime of laughs, dinners, sunrises and sunsets, all enhanced by this beautiful home and property. The house is so well stocked, we lacked for not one single thing beside our food! We kayaked, paddle boarded, swam, fished, and even just sat and soaked up the sun. Most of us have traveled near and far to other beach destinations, but Michael and Michele's property is untouchable in every aspect of a vacation rental. We hope to make this a gathering place again soon!.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Our Needs

  • 5 of 5

This was a large and well equipped house on the water-perfect for some housing for wedding guests. The location was good, beautiful views and well stocked with linens and other essentials. Would recommend highly.

Owners were accessible and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! Stunning all the way!

  • 5 of 5

We went for our Yale graduate,

So close and also so far from the constant rush of the graduation 2017 events.

Diner with family on the huge wood table with view of the sea and kayak with my son at sunrise are simple things that I will cherish.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A Place of Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5

When you walk into the kitchen and look out into the Long Island Sound you cannot help but know you chose the right place. Kitchen is well stocked. Linens and towels are high quality. But nothing beats the views from the sitting area on the first floor and the master bedroom. Nice selection of books which is good because the only challenge is the Tivo based TV system - difficult to figure out and not a great selection of channels. But really don't need it; just look out the windows to the water and Thimble Islands.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa! We are pleased that you enjoyed our home as much as we do, and we truly appreciate your kind review. We're sorry you had problems with the TiVo - we're work to leave better instructions for people to use TiVo to access the premium set of Xfinity channels available, as well as the internet streaming apps - Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. We hope to see you back again! Best, Heather & Mike
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
New Haven
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
ShoreLine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
95
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Limewood
Car: recommended

You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.

Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. Experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.

Catch The Shoreline East train 5 minutes from the home, connects to New Haven and Grand Central Station. Only 15 minutes to New Haven,under 90 minutes to New York or 2 hours Boston.

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Rates & Availability

Pine Orchard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$690
From
$790
Fri,Sat
$4,440
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$590
$3,740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$590
From
$690
Fri,Sat
$3,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$690
From
$790
Fri,Sat
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
Sep 7 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$590
$3,740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

50% due at time of booking. The other 50% is due thirty days before your stay. All rentals will include a minimum of a weekly rental contract to comply with the town of Branford zoning regulations. Please refer to the contract for rules & regulations including noise, occupancy, parking and pet policies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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