SEASIDE COTTAGE ON L.I SOUND - BRANFORD,CT FOR A WEEK OR MORE

Ron Hekeler

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SEASIDE COTTAGE ON L.I SOUND - BRANFORD,CT FOR A WEEK OR MORE

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Saturday is the changeover day for the minimum week long stay, ideal for a couple. Summertime: bask in the sun on the beach, or curl up with a book in the shade on the garden patio. Autumn: walk the shores, or sit by the fire. Spring: enjoy the bloom of flowers and the salt air. Every season has its own delights here on the Connecticut shore.

Halfway between New Your City and Boston, and situated at the back of a cluster of houses at 98 Limewood Avenue, the Ennis Cottage is away from street and traffic noise, but within 200 feet of a private beach. The cottage has been completely remodeled and is tastefully furnished and supervised by the owners.

In a minute one can sit with a panoramic view of Long Island Sound, between Haycock point and Indian Neck, looking out toward Green Island and the Thimble Islands. Fishing and boating are excellent.

A small park within one mile offers tennis, basketball, and a children's playground. A marketplace, liquor store, laundry, and three restaurants are within walking distance, and a larger mall and churches are with a few miles. The Branford Green hosts evening concerts, the Guilford Green that has a five acres of lawn, with Music on weekends, live Shakespeare on stage, surrounded by antique buildings with shops each unique and different from each other. Both towns offer Day Spas, Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, Gift Stores, Clothing and Shoe Shops, Excellent Restaurants, Historical Homes, (third largest collection in CT) Museums, Orchards that offer fruit picking throughout the season. Local Farms offer Fresh organic produce, and August offers The Guilford Fair c.1859.

15 minutes away come aboard a narrated cruise of the Thimble Islands, 18 minutes north to Clinton Outlet stores, 20 minutes away is the Essex Steam Train & River Boat that can take you to Gillette Castle State Park, or to the Opera House on the river, and 45 minutes you can try you hand at Fox Woods Casino or enjoy Mohegan Sun.

The entire house has been renovated. living room has wall-to-wall carpeting, a new full size futon and a love seat, several chairs, bureau, television, VCR, telephone, cathedral ceiling, wireless internet connection, and stove with gas log.

The kitchen is new and well equipped with gas stove, microwave and grilling oven, refrigerator, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware. The bedroom has a double bed with drawers beneath, closet, built in air conditioner. Wall-to-wall carpeting.

This is a completely remodeled cottage which is quiet, clean and comfortable. You will love the patio with picnic table, gas grill in the back garden, with tiki torches and flowers all around.

Deposit can be sent to Ron Hekeler at 135 Green Hill Lane, Cheshire, CT 06410 or 98D Limewood Avenue, Branford, Ct 06405

Returning guests use last years rates

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just got back from spending a lovely week at Ennis Cottage. This was our first beach vacation with our 9 month old daughter and it was the perfect situation. The cottage was very clean and tidy; the kitchen had everything we needed and we loved spending time in our little private backyard with the grill! The beach was very easily accessed and it was lovely to meet all their wonderful neighbors. We enjoyed several of the local restaurants, especially the Tuesday night 2 for 1 lobster dinner at Lenny's Lobster Shack...not to be missed! Overall we had a lovely time and Ron and Bernadette were extremely cordial! Thanks so much!

Fatima
Jun 2011
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Ron Hekeler

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Retired professor and wife enjoying his grandkids, travel and being at the beach.

Ron Hekeler purchased this cottage in 1971

We bought in Branford because it was one half hour from our home, had a lovely beach and nice neighbors. We can go into New Haven to the theater, art galleries. Not far from the casinos and all our kids.

Love clamming, sailing on the Terviseks, swimming. Branford has many excellent restaurants, from really classy to outside patio dining in a marina. The center has a town green which has many activities through the summer, plus interestng shops and stores. We are a half hour ride to the outlet shops. And it is quiet.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Seaside Cottage on L.I Sound - Branford,Ct for a Week or More
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Québec City, Canada
5

A wonderful experience in a New England gem

  • 5 of 5
Last January we had set our eyes on the Ennis Cottage for the last two weeks of July and the long wait was worth it. For spending a holiday there is like uncorking your first bottle of wine : once you taste it, you enjoy every moment, you long for more and you begin planning a comeback. The cottage is perfect for couples : intimate, cozy, comfortable with an access to a nice private beach. And how about our hosts ? Ron and Bernie are the kindest and most hospitable people you can hope for as they provide you with every little thing you may need to make your stay a true pleasure. We had hoped for a relaxing time away from home, we ended up living a wonderful experience in a New England gem (Branford, CT), a unique and picturesque place that I strongly recommend to my friends in Quebec.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When guests have as much fun as this couple had, we are delighted as well. When they left it was as if our friends were leaving.We are looking forward to their return next year and were so pleased that they found our little cottage met with their expectations.
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Fort Wayne Indiana
2

Middle age couple

  • 2 of 5
While this cottage is very clean and attractive, comfort is not present. If you have any spinal problems this may not be the rental for you. I wish I knew this before I booked it. The living room furniture consists of a futon, a well used love seat and 2 wicker type chairs. Each piece of furniture all have well used pillows. There is no support provided.
The bedroom is a dorm type frame with a mattress on slats and the bed pillows flatten completely, again no source of support.
We were also asked to use the small window air conditioner at night only. Humidity was in the high 70% to low 80% while we were there. Mr Hekeler felt opening the windows and using the ceiling fan would keep the cottage cool enough for us. This while their home was closed up with their air conditioner running.
We were very disappointed with our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our first less than 5 star response. We knew that this couple was unhappy from the start. I asked several times if the cottage was what they expected or if they needed anything and we were assured everything was ok, although the affect said otherwise. We offered an air conditioner for the living room but they said they were ok. . The temps were 71-82 with 6-12 kt winds off the water. Rather comfortable.

The bed is said to be the most comfortable ever by most guests.

On our welcome sheet we say that guests should ask if they need anything. Had we known about her discomfort, we could have given additional pillows.

The woman had just had surgery and was in some pain. I think she would have been uncomfortable anywhere.

We strive to provide every possible amenity for our guests and feel very sad that this couple did not enjoy themselves here.
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Brooklyn NY
5

Memorial Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful getaway!
My wife and I needed to escape from the city and that's just what we got!
Bernie & Ron were a pleasure to talk to, and they keep their cottage in amazing shape! Everything you need is there and if you forget something the town is so close by its no worry. They are right across the street from the LI sound and the view from the beach is spectacular. We had wonderful dinners out and really had a chance to explore the area. They do provide a grill in the backyard I you choose to stay in and dine.
Again, everything was perfect and we look forward to returning in the future.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you here and appreciate how clean you left everything.
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Newton, MA
5

Cute cottage with a great location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted to spend a Fall weekend in the area and we were able to book this wonderful cottage at the last minute. The owner was very accommodating and flexible and the cottage was immaculate, comfortable, and cozy for the two of us. It is nestled in a little enclave behind the owner's house. The cottage is completely set up for all your needs -- kitchen items, movies, beach chairs, binders with restaurant and activities in the area. There is a backyard for lounging in, and the beach is down the driveway and just across the street, with a lovely view of an island. Ron was very helpful and friendly and clearly keeps his cottage in tip-top shape. The area has much to enjoy, between New Haven, the coastal towns, and wonderful state parks. We were very happy that we found this place and would not hesitate to come back or recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you liked the cottage and the area. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Charleston, SC
5

Comfortable pocket-sized,well-furnished,Convenient location

  • 5 of 5
Very convenient location for exploring the CT coast or taking the train to NYC. Very clean, good order, well-furnished. Sea breeze kept cottage very comfortable in July. Landlords very hospitable and friendly while respecting privacy. Highly recommended. We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Branford Connecticut Shore
Bernhards Bay, NY
5

Relaxed and Rejuvenated

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just got home and looked at each other said that was the greatest week!! Very relaxing and rejuvenating. The Ennis is all that has been written and more extremely comfortable. The area is very pretty we walked every morning and spent a great deal of time on the beach. Did I mention the restaurants you will not be disappointed we recommend that you hit Lenny's on Tuesdays for the Lobster special and make sure you stop by Bud's for the freshest fish, steamers, and shrimp. Ron and Bernie thank you for everything!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for writing such a positive review. We hope you will visit us again.
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Map

Map

Nearest Train
2 Miles
Branford Station
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Limewood Grove
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Ballou
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Four nearby
Car: recommended

Private neighborhood beach, Clamming, kayaking around the Thimble Islands, explore the Ct River, the casinos are an hour drive, Outlet shopping 1/2 hour drive.New Haven has theaters, museums, galleries.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Branford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$925
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
mid
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
low
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$805
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Rates are subject to change. Extra person is $5.00 per nigh
Within 30 days before arrival the rental fee is nonrefundable unless we are able to
rebook the property. If we rebook the property we will refund a prorated share of the rental fee for each day we are able to fill less a $25 cancellation fee.
One half of total rent for a deposit with rental contract which we will e-mail. Payment in full one month before occupancy.

Returning guests use last years rates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Branford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 490 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
new stove and refrigerator, off street parking, private beach within 100 feet.
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