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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, Overlooking the Thimble Islands

(17 Reviews)

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Sit on an Adirondack chair with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset!

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    This home is perfect for families! Note that the home is not baby-proofed for very young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Tempurpedic mattress with luxurious linens...moreless

  • 3rd Floor Loft Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    memory foam mattresses...moreless

  • 1st Floor Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    beautiful, memory foam mattress...moreless

  • 2nd floor Guest Bedroom #2: 1 double

    memory foam mattress...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom #1: 1 double

    Memory foam mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • First Floor Half Bath: toilet

    off kitchen...moreless

  • First Floor Guest Bath: toilet, shower

    private access from 1st Floor Guest Room...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    large soaking tub, cathedral ceilings, newly remodeled...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books are available for use throughout the home....moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games available in living areas....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The home is located on the ocean and in low tide has a small rocky beach in front of it. There are also two larger beaches located within walking distance....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful handmade farmhouse table seats 10....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Full, central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is not available for parking, however there are 2-3 spots on the driveway....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural gas heat throughout home....moreless

  • Internet:

    Premium cable internet - very fast wifi throughout home....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens on beds and bath provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room seats 5-6 comfortably....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 2-3 cars available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled kitchen with all commercial appliances, K-cups coffee maker, microwave oven, crockpot and fully stocked with dish and cooking ware....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Drawer microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Commercial range with 6 burners, griddle and two ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You are welcome to use basic pantry items like flour, spices, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless-steel, side by side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Commercial range with 6 burners, griddle and two ovens....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Double toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bikes of various sizes available for use located in garage....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats for rent nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch and back deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf at nearby Pine Orchard....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and paddle boards available for use located in garage....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back yards with grassy lawn....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Commercial gas grill outside accessible from deck....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddle-board available for use located in garage....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-17
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$390
$2,340
Spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$590 $690
Fri, Sat
$3,760
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$690 $790
Fri, Sat
$4,440
Fall 2017
Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$590
$3,540
Winter 2017-18
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$390
$2,340
Spring 2018
May 1 - Jun 22, 2018
3 night min stay
$590 $690
Fri, Sat
$3,760
Summer 2018
Jun 23 - Sep 6, 2018
3 night min stay
$690 $790
Fri, Sat
$4,440
Fall 2018
Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$590
$3,540

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200

Notes:

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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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Haven
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
ShoreLine
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pine Orchard, Branford, CT, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • Sit on an Adirondack chair with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset!

    Sit on an Adirondack chair with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset!

  • dining room with handmade farmhouse table which seats 10

    dining room with handmade farmhouse table which seats 10

  • family room with access to back deck

    family room with access to back deck

  • open living room with fireplace, bookshelves filled with a wonderful library

    open living room with fireplace, bookshelves filled with a wonderful library

  • relaxation area with two chaise lounges

    relaxation area with two chaise lounges

  • master bedroom with beautiful view of the sunrise

    master bedroom with beautiful view of the sunrise

  • master bath. Look out at the ocean from the beautiful soaking tub and shower.

    master bath. Look out at the ocean from the beautiful soaking tub and shower.

  • Two identical bedrooms on the 2nd floor (with full bed in each) and shared bath.

    Two identical bedrooms on the 2nd floor (with full bed in each) and shared bath.

  • small, enclosed beach in the backyard

    small, enclosed beach in the backyard

  • view of Thimble Islands from back yard

    view of Thimble Islands from back yard

  • Aerial view of the Thimble Islands

    Aerial view of the Thimble Islands

  • Branford town center is one of the prettiest in New England with shops, eateries

    Branford town center is one of the prettiest in New England with shops, eateries

  • living room with 50' flat screen HDTV, Tivo, and Xbox

    living room with 50' flat screen HDTV, Tivo, and Xbox

  • brand new open kitchen overlooking family room

    brand new open kitchen overlooking family room

  • kitchen with farmhouse sink and beautiful commercial range

    kitchen with farmhouse sink and beautiful commercial range

  • living room with 50' flat screen HDTV, Tivo, and Xbox

    living room with 50' flat screen HDTV, Tivo, and Xbox

  • 1st floor bedroom with queen bed (memory foam mattress)

    1st floor bedroom with queen bed (memory foam mattress)

  • large LED TV and corner workspace in the master.

    large LED TV and corner workspace in the master.

  • upstairs loft bedroom, 2 twin beds.

    upstairs loft bedroom, 2 twin beds.

  • view to the left from the backyard.

    view to the left from the backyard.

  • gorgeous view of the sunset from the back deck

    gorgeous view of the sunset from the back deck

  • Take a walk on the nearby Trolley Trail across a marsh to Stoney Creek beach.

    Take a walk on the nearby Trolley Trail across a marsh to Stoney Creek beach.

  • aerial view of home - Thimble Islands in background

    aerial view of home - Thimble Islands in background

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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