Discover a selection of 313 vacation rentals in Branford, CT that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $133 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Branford. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Sea and sand in Branford

Set on Long Island Sound, Branford is a laid-back town in New Haven County. Its character stems from a pair of bustling harbors and a fringing of low lying dunes and sandy beaches. Branford is also just a few miles from Yale University, which makes it popular with parents, students and professors alike. Whether you're visiting the campus for the weekend or are craving a New England beach getaway, Branford vacation rentals promise a local experience. With spacious living areas and your own set of keys, you'll feel right at home.

Natural features

Cruising the Thimble Islands

Set in a natural harbor, Branford is dotted with more than a dozen marinas. There are two local beaches to enjoy, plus plenty more within easy driving distance. For the best views in town, head up to Ecology Park. Once a landfill site, today the grassy park offers uninterrupted views across Long Island Sound. Just offshore is the picturesque Thimble Islands archipelago. Discovered in 1614, they were once used for everything from farming to bootlegging. Today a scenic boat cruise is a popular way to explore the islands. Keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Branford

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), which is 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Branford, CT?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 313 vacation rentals around Branford. From 245 house rentals to 52 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Branford?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Branford. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Polished: 394 vacation rentals
  • Branford Hills Plaza Shopping Center: 375 vacation rentals
  • Stony Creek Brewery: 388 vacation rentals
  • Stony Creek Museum: 453 vacation rentals
  • Branford Center Historic District: 379 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Branford listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Branford?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 245 Houses in Branford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Branford include:

  • Cottages: 52 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 59 rentals available
  • Studios: 49 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Branford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Branford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.