GORGEOUS WATERFRONT 10 ROOM VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE

Francis Wihbey

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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GORGEOUS WATERFRONT 10 ROOM VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE

Branford Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9-11 people

A beautiful Ocean Front 10 room Victorian with a Full Wrap around porch overlooking the Ocean. A new Kitchen was installed in 2007. Each Bedroom has one bed in it. 3 rooms have Queen Beds, and 2 rooms have Double Beds, and one bedroom has a twin bed, and a crib setup is available if needed. Three of the Bedrooms overlook the Ocean. The House is located only 2 miles away from the center of town with many fine restaurants. It is 10 Minutes to New Haven and only 5 minutes to Stony creek where you can cruise the Thimble Islands and have Breakfast or Lunch. Within 40 minutes of travel time, you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino, and shorter travel time to the Clinton Premium Outlets which include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more!

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Francis Wihbey

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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I purchased the house as a second home. I will eventually move here full time, in the mean time I rent it out on occasion to help with the expenses. I classify the house as my personal residence, but yet like to offer it to others to enjoy on their vacation. As you can tell it is really not a rental property, but i have satisfaction in having other people enjoy the views and relaxation time.

Francis Wihbey purchased this cottage in 2005

I bought this vacation home to eventually retire to. I use it to get away and relax.

Breakfast out on the deck. Watching the ocean and boats go by. Walking during the day.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
New York
5

LOVELY PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My extended family had a lovely weekend here -- all just as pictured. Comfortable beds, kitchen stocked with cooking implements, neighborhood filled with adorable houses.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Alexandria, VA
4

WONDERFUL SHORE SETTING

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful family reunion at this classy cottage right on the Long Island Sound. The view and salt-air breezes were refreshing whether on the lawn or the porch. Two of the bedrooms can catch the breezes and sound of the waves.

The other reviews capture the furnishings and amenities of the well-equipped house. There was room for eight of us at either the kitchen table or on the porch. Bedrooms were well furnished as were the ample living room and den. The stairs to the 2nd floor seemed quite steep for our older folks and I would think small children would need to be closely watched.

There are several seafood restaurants nearby, with Dockside and Lenny's getting our thumbs up. Branford having a good selection along Main St. And if you want to try authentic "abetes" (pizza) Wooster Street in New Haven is not that far away.

The Thimble islands can be seen from the house and boat cruises from Stony Creek are a way to see them more closely. Highly recommended.

All and all, we enjoyed our stay and thank our host for the use of his cottage.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Branford, CT
5

WONDERFUL!! BEAUTIFUL, WELL EQUIPPED HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!! OWNER EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for a week in May as we had a lot of visitors coming from Ireland and across the US to celebrate both our daughters graduating Yale University with their Graduate Degrees!
Being that we are local we were rather fussy and could not be taken in with ads etc...
This house is everything you see in the listing description and more!! It is immaculately clean, well maintained and stocked with everything you could possibly need for a vacation home. It is fully furnished and immediately there is that home away from home feeling with the little extras throughout. There are closets filled with towels, drawers and cabinets filled with dishes, glasses and utensils etc... The beds are very comfortable with lots of pillows and cushions and for those who wish, there are tv's in most of the bedrooms. Plenty of additional bedding in the linen closet.
The kitchen/living room(s) flow into each other and are beautifully furnished. There are tv's, cd player (and even a selection of cd's) couches are very comfortable and the view from the large living room is stunning.
We had a large number of people for meals all through the week and all we needed to bring to this house was food. The second dishwasher is a godsend as is the second coffe maker.
The views from the deck and livingroom are breathtaking. We had a couple of bar-b-ques (there is a large gas grill available) and with the multiple tables and chairs on the deck, we had some beautiful relaxing evenings.
For those who must have their "tech toys" with them there is wifi and lots of outlets to charge everything. Cell service was very good throughout the house.
There is plenty of private parking in the yard, which is not very common with beach rentals in this area.
We would highly reccommend this house to anyone looking for a vaction rental in this area.
This is a beautiful house and Fran is a very gracious and accomodating host.
In the interest of full disclosure, we do no know Fran (owner) and our only contact with him was through our search for this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 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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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
CT, MA, WV, NJ
5

BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, OWNER RESPONSIVE AND GENEROUS!

  • 5 of 5
We are a group of women who met at a retreat years ago and gather at least a couple of times a year for a girl's getaway. This time it was my turn to find the perfect house for our peaceful retreat. And I certainly found it! Fran's description of his beautiful home were accurate and the pictures were perfectly representative. The house was well stocked with all the necessities so if you forget anything, most likely it's already at the house. Two full closets and another cabinet full of towels, nice clean and fresh bedding, lots of big comfy pillows, plenty of parking for multiple cars, quiet dead end street, beautiful deck to have drinks while enjoying the sunsets, or enjoying morning coffe. TV's in every room, a CD player stocked with a variety of CD's. The front lawn was lush and green, beautiful to sit out by the water and enjoy the views and smells of the ocean. Fran was a saint answering my many questions before our arrival. His generosity was amazing, letting us check in very early, and letting us stay as late as we wanted on check out day. He seems very appreciative of our visit, and checked in with us to be sure we were happy. We definately got our money's worth and more. I hope to be back soon.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Peoria, IL
5

GREAT FIT FOR US

  • 5 of 5
Everything we needed was there for us. We had 7 adults and 3 kids. We had 6 more adults for a birthday party one day. The previous reviewer was right on with the positive feedback. I'll just list items. All furniture was impressive. All dishes, silverware and utensils were there and looked new. The wifi was good. The phone allowed for long distance calls. The beach wasn't sand, but that didn't stop the kids and some adults from going down the hill a couple of times a day looking for shells and lucky stones. The beds were comfortable. There were more towels than we needed. The area was safe and quiet. We saw no foot traffic or vehicle traffic. It was a dead end street. There were many outdoor yard chairs available. We had a cold April week so we didn't use them much. The house heater had two zones so we could keep the upstairs with the bedrooms a little cooler and the downstairs a few degrees warmer. There were many 110 a.c. outlets so we could conveniently charge our electronic phones, cameras, laptops, ipads and tablets. Some areas of the house had better cell coverage than other areas. There were enough nite-lights so no one stumbled around in the dark in a strange house. There were hooks in both bathrooms for wet towels. A minor note, I would recommend a few hooks in each bedroom for each person. With 6 bedrooms, there could be quite a few people. I noticed one couch was a pull out bed for extra people. We bar-b-qued one night. The grill was big and had multiple burners. The bottom line is that we felt we had a great experience. If the circumstances came up again we would not hesitate to rent this house. - Joe and Sue - Peoria, IL
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Syracuse, NY
5

WONDERFUL! COMFORTABLE, WELL-EQUIPPED, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE FOR A FABULOUS FAMILY WEEKEND!!!

  • 5 of 5
Can you imagine a property owner SUGGESTING that you have a BIG PARTY at his house that you are renting for the weekend? Well, Fran did!
We said we were coming to Branford for the weekend to celebrate our granddaughter's first birthday, and wanted to scout out some properties for a summer rental for our family vacation in July.
He said a trial run - renting for this weekend- would be all the scouting we'd need to do, and we should plan to have the party there because the house is so spacious and comfortable! We did, and it is!
We had the BEST time!
The house is clean and clutter-free, easy to keep neat and tidy. EVERYTHING we needed for the party was there- platters, serving pieces, dishes and glasses galore- even TWO dishwashers!- as well as vases for the flowers! A coffee maker AND a Keurig!
The main floor of the house is OPEN PLAN: so many comfortable places to sit, lounge, chat...at party time we had 17 adults and 4 toddlers!- plenty of room for all, and easy for smaller groups to find a comfy corner to have a quieter conversation. Parents brought their pack n plays, and 3 of the 4 little ones napped at the same time upstairs- all in their own spaces, with room to spare because of the 6 bedrooms! Our 2 yr-old grandchild had her own room, the master, because there's a full-sized crib set up there!
The sheets and LOTS of towels were provided and were new and good quality; every supply was there: soap, garbage bags, paper towels, dishwasher soap, toilet paper and tissues, all cleaning supplies and even aluminum foil and baggies!
The views of the sound are wonderful! The house is as pictured, RIGHT on the water! It was a cold March wkend, but some of us had a delightful, brisk walk all around the neighborhood- to walk off the cake! We really just wanted to stay inside, enjoy the well-heated, spacious but cozy home, and enjoy each other's company- what a great place for a family reunion, graduation weekend, couples' retreat, etc!
The ONLY suggestion I might have, just to offer some balance to this review, is that you might consider getting a larger table for the eating area...but there are extra chairs and tray tables, and it was really no big deal for some of us to sit away from the table- the open plan kept us all together while allowing some separation too.
Thanks, Fran, for a great weekend at a great place: you said it seemed too good to be true, but it was- and it is! We'll be back! Ellen & Greg, Syracuse, NY
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley International Hartford, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I -95
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Front of House
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Assagios
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Assagio
Car: recommended

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Branford Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1775-3975 Per Week
  • US Dollars
  • Summer Rentals...........................$3975 Per Week
  • Week and Weekend Rentals Available all year, call for more details
  • Sep Rental...............................$2950 per week
  • Oct Rental...............................$1775 Per week
  • Monthly Rentals (Oct-Apr) ....OFF Season............ $4950/month OR Make Offer
  • Discounts for more than 1 month of rental combined
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Weeks & Weekends are Also Available throughout year
  • Modest Cleaning Fees Apply

Amenities

Branford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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