WATERFRONT BEACH/PRIVATE ESTATE 5 BR/ 5 BATH /INLAW APT/

Jennifer Walker

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERFRONT BEACH/PRIVATE ESTATE 5 BR/ 5 BATH /INLAW APT/

Branford House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Vacation like a celebrity in an antique. original turn of the century shingle /stone beach with two wood burning fireplaces . Play touch football and volleyball on the beach...croquet , badminton and softball on the lawn .A TRUE escape to a private huge sandy beach w/ gardens and walking trails . A winding wooded drive leads to a Long Island Sound peninsula nestled on acres of private woods and salt marshes.

The c 1930's main house has 4 bedrooms each w/private bath . Deck off the master bedroom overlooking the THIMBLE ISLANDS.and quaint Victorian homes mixed with present day mansions.

The apartment sleeps 5-has a screened porch overlooking the beach.-- and is handicap accessible and air conditioned .

The main L.R. has a massive Stony Creek granite fireplace and native chestnut beams and trim .

There is a big farm table that seats 8 and a dining banquette that will accommodate little ones.

Large waterfront field stone patio for large gatherings .

Dangle your toes in Long Island Sound and watch the swans.

Beach has hosted New England Clam Bakes and family gatherings.

2 + acres w/ a wonderful campsite on the second beach.

Events are considered 'extra' so check with us about rates.

Keywords: Purchased w/19 acres of secluded waterfront/17 protected land trust waterfront acres.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jennifer Walker

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We have loved this spot for over 25 years . Now the summers call us away and want to share with others.

What great memories to give your children /bon fires on the beach w/ acoustic guitar -shell hunting -sand castles/clam bakes and tidal pools w/ sea ceatures!

Kayaking -bird watching. Egrets,swans,ducks rabbits, foxes and deer all live here.

I have worked for NYC firms in investment banking...Jennifer has an interior design business and also has run an antique shop and a gourmet gelato/ice cream shop.

Our son is a touring musician based in Williamsburg [Brooklyn]. Our daughter is an international relations specialist -having lived all over the mid-east,she presently resides in Berlin,Germany .

Jennifer Walker purchased this house in 1980

Stony Creek is one of the most desirable communities on the Ct. shore. We have a great cross section of the American people --celebrities and fishing folks.

Written up recently in a magazine piece called 'It is Always Sunny in Stony Creek'

Kayak [boats can be rented from action sport in Branford] before breakfast to a Yale University bird sanctuary. Shell hunting and fantastic tidal pools to explore.

Cocktails at sunset

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5
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Waterfront beach/Private estate 5 br/ 5 bath /inlaw apt/
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Waterfront beach/Private estate 5 br/ 5 bath /inlaw apt/
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224114vb
(203) 488-6856
Branford Connecticut Shore
5

FAMILY REUNION FOR A SAD EVENT

  • 5 of 5
We had a gathering of our family for the unfortunate passing of our mother. She finished her 90 years at a nearby assisted living facility and had lost our father 5 months ago (after 66 years).
My mom was an absolute lover of the Long Island Sound and rented a place every year in Branford in earlier years.
We rented on last minute notice and Jennifer & Jim were so accommodating in every way.
They greeted us on arrival and came over within 15 minutes when we had a question during our stay.
We had both rainy days and wonderful sunny days and the location made it awesome for both situations.
My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom and slept with the doors & windows open and listened to the sounds of the ocean......
My daughter, son-in law and 2 year old grandson stayed in the apartment.
We filled every other room and everyone loved their accommodations
We spent alot of time on the beach and in the water. also used the kayak.
Even though it was an emotional weekend, it was made so special by this location.
We had a "remembrance" hour on the point of the property-my mom would have loved it :-)

Thank you for wonderful memories

LB
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront beach/Private estate 5 br/ 5 bath /inlaw apt/
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224114vb
(203) 488-6856
Branford Connecticut Shore
Surprise, AZ
5

CINDY DV

  • 5 of 5
Dear Jennifer & Jim,
Our family had a wonderful week at your house. There were 10 of us on total, four of them children between the ages of 11 months to 6 years old. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing on the beach, and in the big yard.

We took the train into NYC for a day trip. Another day, we took a boat tour of the Thimble Islands, and another day took the children to Mystic. In the evening we had bonfires on the beach, a perfect way to end the day. Also, it's lovely to wake up to the sound of gentle waves lapping at the shore. Plenty of things to do in the area, or it's just a great place to kick back and relax.

sincerely,
G & C DV
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Waterfront beach/Private estate 5 br/ 5 bath /inlaw apt/
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224114vb
(203) 488-6856
Branford Connecticut Shore
White Plains, New York
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, EXCELLENT OWNERS!

  • 5 of 5
The owners, Jennifer and Jim, were very accommodating and helpful when it comes to organizing our stay.
We stayed here with our two young boys (3 and 18mos.), my in-laws, my parents, and my sister. There was a bedroom for each person/couple, a bathroom for each bedroom, and plenty of space to spread out. We loved the screened in patio for evenings, and the private beach was amazing for the kids to collect seashells and dig around, although not a soft beach, it was great. The house is well maintained and clean. There was a great big table for meals together, and the grill and table outside worked out really well too. The views are unbeatable, and the breeze off the ocean can be felt in nearly every room.

I would recommend this place to anyone. For us, the week-long price is too steep... but for 4 days, it was fine.

Not the owners fault, but there are 2 dogs next door that can be loud and run onto the beach. They are held back by an electric fence, so we were never worried about them coming over, but they often barked loudly, usually at the exact moment we were trying to get the boys down for their naps!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Shelli,
Thanks for your candid review.
First time I have heard about Casey and Fergus , we are blessed with thoughtful,nice neighbors and they now have bark control collars that work beautifully.
HINT: Animals just want to know you are ok , so a gentle hello usually calms them right down.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tweed
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Branford
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 95
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Branford
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Stony Creek Market
Car: necessary

A magnificent waterfront experience for the whole family. Kayak from the beach. we provide a double kayak and rentals are easy, too.

1/2 way between NYC and Boston , Metro North train is 15 min.away. Casinos and theatres close by.

This is a family home ,perfect for parents, grandparents and children to share a holiday on the beach.

Sand castles, shell hunting ,bonfires , ghost stories lobster bakes , and marshmallow roasts create unforgetable memories.

The woods behind are a Land Trust preserve ,providing miles of hiking , wildlife and bird watching.

Branford is a destination for foodies with many exotic ,cutting edge eateries..inc. one Jacques Pepin founded.

A 5 min . walk Stony Creek Village has casual waterfront cafes,a playground ,friendly library, art galleries and boat ramps.

If you wander down on Thursday night you will hear the historic Fife and Drum corps practicing. Along w/ a ferried boat tour you will be transported back to thew 19 th c.

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Availability & Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$7,000
$26,129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Large tubs in mbr and queen w/ fpl shower tubs in other main house bathrooms Apt has a large walk in w/ seat shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath and water views, queen canopy bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with private bath and water /Thimble Is. views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/king /balcony on Thimble Is. PVT white tiled bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , waterviews all windows inc pvt bath/ wood burning fpl/ desk
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Apt. attached sleep nook w/ twin pvt kit /bath/waterviews
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1),
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Shed
  • Balcony ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • rafting
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
The property abuts 17 acres of land trust waterfront. Our private beach is perfect for bon fires at night and picnicing/ swimming during the day. Miles of hiking in the woods or a quick walk to the local markets for coffee is a favorite. There is a secluded wild beach and woods on the left of the house for camping, fishing and kayaking. Stony Creek is home to many architectural delights., esp. the Thimble Islands w/ Victorian homes, and a deep water channel for large boats. Day trips to the NYC or Boston are fun. Ct. Casino's provide world class entertainment and New Haven {Yale} [8miles] has a vibrant soul . Metro North train station has a stop 10 min. from here.. Branford is home to a variety of top restaurants, notable the Petit Cafe ,informal French Family style , originally founded by Jacques Pepin. G.Zen a cutting edge eaterie as hip any San Fancisco vegitarian offering puts Branford on the culinary map.
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