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Stay Above Our Antique Shop In The Ridgeview Suite @ Stony Creek Depot

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Ridgeview Suite Is A 2 Br Residence Was Renovated In Clean, Coastal Style

The building (originally a pub for local quarry workers) was built in the late 1800s, with the upper residence added in the 1930s. We've renovated the suite (2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths) with modern comforts while retaining much of the original charm. The interior design aesthetic is a blend of new and funky vintage finds, carefully chosen to be age and gender neutral. With a large bright kitchen, office/library, wet-bar and laundry room, this suite offers many more amenities than a comparably priced B&B or hotel room in Branford.

It's a perfect space for family vacations, bridal parties, corporate and academic professionals who seek fully furnished, inclusive utilities and WiFi.

2 BEDROOMS | 1.5 BATHS | OFFICE | OPEN KITCHEN | LAUNDRY | SUNROOM | PORCHES

More Details

Owner
Barbara Lucas
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Barbara Lucas

As Branford natives, we both are very familiar with the local area and enjoy renovation and preservation projects, and are happy to share our tales of what we learned about our building's history and character. Both fans of Big East Basketball, Claudio is a Providence Colleage Friar and Barbara is a Villanova Wildcat - so when it's March Madness, we are glued to the stats! After globetrotting in the yachting industry, Barbara's 15-year residence in Florida came to a halt when she relocated back to New England in 2008. As frequent vacation home renters themselves, we know what travelers expect when they arrive at their destination: clean comfort.

Barbara Lucas purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Barbara Lucas chose Branford

We renovated Claudio's childhood home in this great New England town and know that the shoreline real estate here is HOT! Together we merged our skill-sets on the Stony Creek Depot project to showcase our design aesthetic, expand our retail vintage business and secure a home in a highly coveted neighborhood. Our guests can book short-term stays in the spacious residential space to enjoy this wonderful little coastal village. Residents and tourists take in the beautiful Thimble Island views and nature hikes that are just footsteps from the Depot's front door. We love Branford and consider ourselves lucky to get a footing in the Stony Creek village, where properties often remain in the same family for generations. We are dedicated to helping this property flourish as a vibrant part of the community since it has a 100+ year history of adapting to commercial and residential enjoyment.

What makes this apartment unique

This property retains the original flavor of an older, coastal New England home, while bringing in some of the modern comforts that we enjoy and guests will expect in a vacation rental. Without having direct water views we are able to keep the price point a bit lower than higher dollar properties footsteps away, making it a budget-friendly alternative to a generic hotel room. Because we are also pet-friendly and only require a 2-day minimum booking (not a full week), Stony Creek Depot is a great weekend getaway retreat. We love using this residential space while we run our onsite, street-front business and we hope that making it available for short-term rental will enable visitors to appreciate the charms of the Stony Creek village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This apartment is beautifully designed, crafted and located to create serenity, fun and memories. You have seen to EVERYTHING! I hope to return frequently."
Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tweed New Haven
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Branford
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stony Creek Beach

It's only 4 miles to the center of Branford, a classic New England town with a quaint Main Street with many restaurants, shops and salons. Summer has many activities on the central green space (jazz concersts on Thursdays, fireworks, festivals). Guilford, is the neighboring town to the east with similar charm. Bishop's Orchards has pick-your-own crops so you can follow the season - and autumn is the culmination with pumpkin patch activities.

Easy day trips to Hammonasset State Beach for nature lovers, or Mystic CT for a sense of history.

Amenities

Stony Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The main bathroom has a separate toilet room and separate shower area with an open sink area (similar to many hotel styles).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Within walking distance there is a playground, public beach, library, nature trail, 2 small eateries, and marina. In the warm season, tour boats depart routinely from the docks for hour-long tours of the Thimble Islands.

Reviews

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Stay Above Our Antique Shop In The Ridgeview Suite @ Stony Creek Depot
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

It felt like home. We didn't need a thing.

The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. What a charming place! Barbara and Claudiio made this place so beautiful! We are already planning to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Amazing Stay At Stony Creek Depot (Ridgeview Suite)

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Stony Creek was amazing and very relaxing. We had the opportunity to bring our son for his college orientation and during this trip we added a few days for a short mini family vacation. The home that Barbra and her husband designed would totally leave you speechless with the decor and comfort. One other great addition is that this home has two different units. Meaning that on the second floor you have another two bedroom unit that we also had the chance to see during our visit. The level of attention and customer exceeds first class. Just a few short minutes up the street is a great small beach by the marina and also a great level hike on the old Trolley line. Great photo ops or a nice cardio run on the nature trail. After you see how well the home has been decorated if you go browse the store downstairs Barbara has some amazing items to do that makeover project.

The location of the home is also in a great location to stores and some really excellent eateries. You’re also close to all of the major highways but the location is super private and very quiet. Limited car traffic during the regular business hours but in the evening as you sit on the deck the traffic is a very minimum. We plan to stay at this lovely home when we take trips to visit our son in school and even for a great time away from our busy schedules. Our family was very pleased and looking forward to our next trip to Stony Creek Station.

Thanks,

The Shockley's

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Homey, warm and so comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the web site don't do this lovely apartment justice. If you want to be apart of an Eastern shore town, choose this rental. I would recommend, coming before Memorial Weekend, as this little town fills up quickly. Barb and her husband are amazing. They have put so much work into the building, it was indeed a labor of love. Do take the Thimble Island boat ride to see the amazing homes on these tiny but beautiful islands. Do go to Rosso Vino for dinner one night.......great food/service and not overly priced. We will be out this way in 2019 and will be sure to stay here. Thank you Barb for everything............you are such a nice person.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Felicia was here for SPRING in full bloom - and she's right that in SUMMER our little village is quite busy (when accommodations are in highest demand): but guests will surely find something special about our neighborhood ANY time of the year. AUTUMN in our area is stunning - when the foliage color is artistic and the air is crisp with the smell of harvested apples and pumpkin spice. Crunchy leaves underfoot on the nature trail may bring back memories of childhood adventures. Then again, WINTER has it's peaceful charms: our place is an ideal writer's retreat setup for working on that novel, screenplay - or humble blog post. (Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman and Twain all found genius inspiration in New England's wintry days.) Walking down to the marina when the snow is falling and holiday lights twinkling is magical. So, basically -> it's always the right time of year to stay with us at Stony Creek Depot!
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5

Outstanding home in a beautiful setting!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay in after a long trip! It was beautifully decorated and felt like home! We enjoyed walking along the shore of the Thimble Islands. Outstanding place to relax. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you need to stay near Branford, this is the place to be! The space is warm and welcoming and so is the host! Our stay exceeded our expectations, Barbara has put much thought into the space and making sure guests have everything they might need.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully designed huge apartment easy walk to beach and town

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous stay at Barbara Lucas's beautifully designed apartment over her amazing antique store. The apartment is spotless and professionally decorated with every convenience. We walked to beach and village in 2 minutes. Barbara is so personable and lovely to talk to with great taste in design and furnishings. She knows the local area well. We would definitely stay again and look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

The weekly rate reflects a 20% discount of the daily rate.
The monthly rate reflects a 50% discount of the daily rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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