WONDERFUL! Comfortable, well-equipped, beautiful house for a Fabulous Family Weekend!!!
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
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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