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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

Rachel Mele

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Rachel Mele

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Branford House Rental Photos and Description

4 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. Owenego Beach Club includes bath house.

Adorable beach house in Branford, CT located in the shoreline town of Indian Neck. One bedroom house sleeps up to 4 with a queen sized bed upstairs and a full size pull out sofa downstairs.

Stay here and Explore Route 1’s scenic beach villages, featuring lively Main Streets and historic landmarks.

Start by exploring downtown Branford’s shops and restaurants, then follow the scenic Route 146 to Stony Creek, winding around the harbor to the Thimble Islands. Climb aboard one of the Thimble Island cruise boats (Islander, Sea Mist, Volsunga IV) for a cruise around these legendary pirate hideouts, now stunning private vacation homes.

The beach house offers amazing views of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. In the summer, enjoy the sun, sand and water with a private membership to Owenego Beach Club during your stay. Wireless Internet available at the house and the beach. Get work done while you relax!

Contact the owner by filling out the form on the right----------------

- Private Beach Club Access

- Bath House at the beach for changing and storage

- Upstairs/ Downstairs

- Hardwood Floors

- Bright kitchen w/ skylights

- Cute front porch

- Satellite TV (and TIVO) in living room and bedroom

- Keurig Coffee Maker

- Tennis court with pro tennis coach access

- Playground at Beach

- Walking distance to highly rated dinning

- Kids Beach Toys

- Wireless Internet Access

Fishing and boating are excellent. Walking distance (2 min walk) to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, Wine Bar, liquor store, Ben & Jerry's, fresh vegetables and more. Branford train station is 3 miles away with free parking (110 mins to Grand Central Station in NYC). The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive. 15 mins to Yale and Universtiy of New Haven.

Things to do in Branford:

- Boat tour of Thimble Islands

- Hike, Jog, Cross Country Sky at the many regional water authority trails (over 60 miles of them).

- Take a dinner train ride or murder mystery train ride on the Essix Steam train.

- Eat and drink at the numerous Zagat rated restaurants

- Take a tennis lesson at Owenego Beach Club

- Tour the CT Wine Trail

- Visit Bishop's Orchard

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rachel Mele (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Rachel Mele

The owners, Jeff and Rachel Mele, purchased this second home as a place for their Florida parents to stay and visit with their 3 grandchildren. The house is available as a vacation rental when not in use by the family.

Rachel Mele purchased this house in 2012

Why Rachel Mele chose Branford

It's perfect! It has amazing views of the water and Thimble Islands. The near by restaurants are some of the best in CT! It's the perfect location for family to relax and enjoy all the seasons of CT.

What makes this house unique

The house is only steps away from Owenego Beach Club. The walk to Owenego hugs the shoreline. The family get a Membership each year to enjoy the water, activities, food, tennis and the kids love their unique playground.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much that I'm not sure where to begin. The house was clean, well decorated and the perfect size for my husband, me and our 2 year old. We rented this house to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. The location was great and the morning view from the bedroom window was incredible. I was up early enough to see the sunrise both mornings, breathtaking! The house is one house away from the water and within walking districts to restaurants and a few small shops. My husband and I joked that we didn't want to give this house a good review because then the secret would be out. We have rented a few houses on Home Away, but this one is truly special. We plan on going back but we're not sure when yet. Rachel and her husband were very nice and so easy to communicate with. This house is wonderful and we 100% recommend you stay there if you have the opportunity to do so.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review. We are so thrilled you love our home and look forward to having you again.
5

Nice short getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Rachel for letting us enjoy short getaway at the beach house. Everything was according to description and Rachel was very responsive and helpful

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Clean, Comfortable & Amazing View!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at this beach house! The property was just as described. Very clean and comfortable. The view was amazing. We were able to enjoy the most beautiful sunset and sunrise over the water! We walked along the snow covered beach and enjoyed that as well. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you again in the future!!
Brooklyn, New York
4

Perfect getaway cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is such a sweet cottage by the Long Island Sound. It was a perfect getaway from NYC for my husband and I. We love the area. Had a great New England dinner at Lenny's. The location is great for running, walking and cycling. We have been to the Thimble Islands before and now we know where we will go for future weekend getaways.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Branford, CT.
4

lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very clean cottage- great water views and near everything. Owners were very available and helpful. Parking is easy(which can be tricky in beach areas). There is a nice patio with wonderful view of the "island" house. Deep fenced in yard, which is kid safe for playing.

The location makes for wonderful walking, biking or kids in strollers. Branford Land Trust properties are also nearby for those who like to hike.

You can take a city bus or train into New Haven, which has tons of restaurants, shops and museums. Go North up 95 and there are two outlets for shopping

We had two adults with baby in pack/play in the bedroom- there is also a couch downstairs

if you have an older child or two.

Anyway, great spot for our three

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Perfect city getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a weekend getaway from NYC, this was the perfect fit. The house is very clean and has all the staples you'd need to hang out at the beach, cook dinner at home or just relax! No need to bring anything from home. We went to the Beach Club for lunch and then a short walk to Lenny's for dinner - both easy walking distances. We also grabbed groceries at the convenience store up the street to make breakfast. No car was needed! Definitely would go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Assaggio's Restaurant
Thimble Islands Cruise
Le Petit Cafe
Dockside Seafood Restaurant
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bradley Hartford- 60 miles or Tweed- 7 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Orchard Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Shoreline East 39 Maple Street
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, a marketplace, liquor store and more. The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Branford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
Summer
May 24 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

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:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom is upsatirs, sofa down
  • Bedroom is upstairs. Sleeps 2 comfortably, plus another possible 2 in the living room on the sofa bed if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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