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Thimble Island Paradise

Tracy

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Tracy

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015
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Thimble Island Paradise

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Branford House Rental Photos and Description

Victorian Summer Home w 4 bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A unique Victorian summer home accessible only by boat, on one of the larger Thimble Islands surrounded by Long Island Sound in Stony Creek, CT (Town of Branford).

Park your car overshore and take the small pedestrian only ferry from a public dock in Stony Creek. http://www.thimbleislandsferry.com

The front porch of the 1898 home offers panoramic sunsets to the west. The sunrises in the eastern facing backyard that slopes down to a beach for swimming or launching a kayak. Propane is fuel source for cooking and hot water. Upgraded low-voltage solar lighting system inside the home provides lights and cell phone recharging. Drinking water comes from Town of Branford.

Home has four bedrooms, with a maximum capacity of ten people. Sleeps 8 comfortably.

The entire home rents for $3,400/week (includes cleaning and linens fees and $250 non-refundable reservation fee)

Keywords: CT summer rental; Island Summer House; summer house on island

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tracy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Thimble Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A World Away

  • 5 of 5

The Thimble Islands are an amazing surprise even for those who have lived here a long time. This house is a rambling wonderful older home in the family for many years. Well loved and tended. Water from two sides and sunsets that are quite miraculous -- along with the herons. You need to think ahead for food, etc. but supplies are readily available on shore. We rented the entire house and welcomed guests coming/going. Wonderful time and great memories. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Millbrook, NY
5

Perfect Week Away

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect our family. Our 8 year old enjoyed it as much as the teenagers. No one wanted to leave. It is immediately relaxing, very casual and comfortable. The views from everywhere are so wonderful and it was so nice to unplug for the week and just enjoy nature, good books, simple dinners on the porch, the water, the breezes and kayaking around the Thimble Islands. Thank you Tracy for sharing your home with us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Connecticut
5

Thimble Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The owner Tracy was great. The house is very comfortable, plenty of room (s). The porch is amazing and the yard perfect for anything. All at once we had swimming off the dock, jarts on the lower lawn, scrabble on the porch, home run derby in the back lot and napping on the hammock in the shade. It’s a great place for a family gathering. If we were to do it again I think we would consider renting a boat to taxi back and forth and for the fun of it. We all had boat envy.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thimbleberry or Stony Creek Market
Car: recommended

beaches are shared as is main dock; private floating dock or anchorage for your boat 20 feet

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Branford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Clearning/Linens $150
Non-Refundable Deposit $250
Notes 1/2 rental fee due upon signed contract; other half due two weeks before rental
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Amenities

Branford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 3 full baths, one with shower/tub combo, two with tub only; one half bath seperate shower inside back door
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
upgraded solar panels power battery system for interior lights and small electronic devices like laptop computers and cell phones

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