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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

Branford, CT, USA
  • House768 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

4 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. Owenego Beach Club includes bath house.

Adorable beach house in Branford, CT located in the shoreline town of Indian Neck. One bedroom house sleeps up to 4 with a queen sized bed upstairs and a king sized luxury pull out sofa downstairs.

Stay here and Explore Route 1’s scenic beach villages, featuring lively Main Streets and historic landmarks.

Start by exploring downtown Branford’s shops and restaurants, then follow the scenic Route 146 to Stony Creek, winding around the harbor to the Thimble Islands. Climb aboard one of the Thimble Island cruise boats (Islander, Sea Mist, Volsunga IV) for a cruise around these legendary pirate hideouts, now stunning private vacation homes.

The beach house offers amazing views of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. In the summer, enjoy the sun, sand, and water with a private membership to Owenego Beach Club during your stay. Wireless Internet available at the house and the beach. Get work done while you relax!

Contact the owner by filling out the form on the right----------------

- Private Beach Club Access

- Bath House at the beach for changing and storage

- Upstairs/ Downstairs

- Hardwood Floors

- Bright kitchen w/ skylights

- Cute front porch

- Satellite TV (and TIVO) in living room and bedroom

- Keurig Coffee Maker

- Tennis court with pro tennis coach access

- Playground at Beach

- Walking distance to highly rated dinning

- Kids Beach Toys

- Wireless Internet Access

Fishing and boating are excellent. Walking distance (2 min walk) to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, Wine Bar, liquor store, Ben & Jerry's, fresh vegetables and more. Branford train station is 3 miles away with free parking (110 mins to Grand Central Station in NYC). The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minute ride and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive. 15 mins to Yale and Universtiy of New Haven.

Things to do in Branford:

- Boat tour of Thimble Islands

- Hike, Jog, Cross Country Sky at the many regional water authority trails (over 60 miles of them).

- Take a dinner train ride or murder mystery train ride on the Essix Steam train.

- Eat and drink at the numerous Zagat rated restaurants

- Take a tennis lesson at Owenego Beach Club

- Tour the CT Wine Trail

- Visit Bishop's Orchard


Rachel Mele

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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About Rachel Mele

The owners, Jeff and Rachel Mele, purchased this second home as a place for their Florida parents to stay and visit with their 3 grandchildren. The house is available as a vacation rental when not in use by the family.

Rachel Mele purchased this House in 2012

Why Rachel Mele chose Branford

It's perfect! It has amazing views of the water and Thimble Islands. The near by restaurants are some of the best in CT! It's the perfect location for family to relax and enjoy all the seasons of CT.

What makes this House unique

The house is only steps away from Owenego Beach Club. The walk to Owenego hugs the shoreline. The family get a Membership each year to enjoy the water, activities, food, tennis and the kids love their unique playground.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Bedroom is upsatirs, sofa down
      • Bedroom is upstairs. Sleeps 2 comfortably, plus another possible 2 in the living room on the sofa bed if desired.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom is downstairs

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Owenego Beach Club- membership included during stay. Private Beach with restaurant, grill, snack bar, gorgeous lawn, manicured beach and two floating platforms. Easy access to kayaking.
        • Beach View
          House has views of the beautiful Thimble Islands.
        • Beachfront
          Access to Ownenego Beach Club during stay including a bath house with all beach supplies.
        • Downtown
          Walk just a few steps to multiple awesome restaurants or head 1.9 miles downtown. Top Zagat rated restaurants including: Le Petit Cafe, Pasta Cosi, Ben & Jerry's. Or visit the numerous shops.
        • Resort
          Owenego Beach Club. Membership included during stay.
        • Water View
          House is set back one house away from the water with the house in front set off to the side leaving a fantastic view of the Long Island Sound.
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Backpack
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Kuerig and Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lobster Pot
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              One table inside seats 4 inside, table outside seats 4, plus 2 can sit at bar in kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Connection to stereo for iphone or itouch. Play Pandora etc.
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV, plus TIVO to record shows, HBO and Showtime.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  One upstairs in bedroom and a flat screen in living room.
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  Large DVD Video Library


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Raft
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis Court


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              53 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              This cute home is our favorite vacation home.

                                                              Brad F.Nokomis, FL USA

                                                              It is hard to beat the view of the thimble islands from the home. We love the new king sized bed in the bedroom. Can't wait for next year!

                                                              Great location, beautiful house

                                                              stephen s.

                                                              Beautiful clean house in a great location. Couldn't ask for more.

                                                              Small but all-inclusive rental on the beach

                                                              John B.

                                                              The house was an outstanding value with beautiful views of the Sound and Thimbles. For a small group, the house was excellent. Kitchen was complete and well-stocked. Seating on the lower level was more than adequate. Rental even includes a washer/dryer. As the house comes with a temporary membership to a local beach club, access to the shore is outstanding. Restaurants are nearby, and Branford center is a short drive away. Strongly recommended.

                                                              Perfect in every way

                                                              Brad F.Nokomis, FL USA

                                                              We love the cozy little house with the fabulous views. Having Owenego down the path make this our favorite place on earth.

                                                              Best place ever!! Location, location, location!!!

                                                              Diane E.

                                                              Best location in town! The view was great! The beach house had everything you could possibly want. The access to the club and the beaches was a great feature. The owners Rachael & Jeff are very nice and do respond to your questions. It was a great vacation and will be going back to the same Beach House. Not even going to look at something else.

                                                              Stayed July 2017


                                                              Oh !! We had a great time, and the beach house was just perfect !!!

                                                              Barbara M.Dover, NH

                                                              We all had a wonderful time, and the kids (15 & 4 years old) said, "this place is more fun than any other place we've been to."

                                                              Rachel, the homeowner, was more than pleasant, and very accommodating. She responded almost immediately to every contact I made. The Beachhouse was very charming, and obviously well cared for and very clean . Not only were the stairs to the The Sound steps away, there were so many restaurants and places of interest, just around the bend, and anything and everything anyone could want or need was within 2 to 4 miles of the house !!

                                                              Thank you again !!


                                                              Branford, CT, USA

                                                              Walking distance to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, a marketplace, liquor store and more. The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive.

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