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Seaside Cottage on L.I Sound - Branford,Ct for a Week or More

Bedrooms 1
Space 490 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Saturday is the changeover day for the minimum week long stay, ideal for a couple. Summertime: bask in the sun on the beach, or curl up with a book in the shade on the garden patio. Autumn: walk the shores, or sit by the fire. Spring: enjoy the bloom of flowers and the salt air. Every season has its own delights here on the Connecticut shore.

Halfway between New Your City and Boston, and situated at the back of a cluster of houses at 98 Limewood Avenue, the Ennis Cottage is away from street and traffic noise, but within 200 feet of a private beach. The cottage has been completely remodeled and is tastefully furnished and supervised by the owners.

In a minute one can sit with a panoramic view of Long Island Sound, between Haycock point and Indian Neck, looking out toward Green Island and the Thimble Islands. Fishing and boating are excellent.

A small park within one mile offers tennis, basketball, and a children's playground. A marketplace, liquor store, laundry, and three restaurants are within walking distance, and a larger mall and churches are with a few miles. The Branford Green hosts evening concerts, the Guilford Green that has a five acres of lawn, with Music on weekends, live Shakespeare on stage, surrounded by antique buildings with shops each unique and different from each other. Both towns offer Day Spas, Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, Gift Stores, Clothing and Shoe Shops, Excellent Restaurants, Historical Homes, (third largest collection in CT) Museums, Orchards that offer fruit picking throughout the season. Local Farms offer Fresh organic produce, and August offers The Guilford Fair c.1859.

15 minutes away come aboard a narrated cruise of the Thimble Islands, 18 minutes north to Clinton Outlet stores, 20 minutes away is the Essex Steam Train & River Boat that can take you to Gillette Castle State Park, or to the Opera House on the river, and 45 minutes you can try you hand at Fox Woods Casino or enjoy Mohegan Sun.

The entire house has been renovated. living room has wall-to-wall carpeting, a new full size futon and a love seat, several chairs, bureau, television, VCR, telephone, cathedral ceiling, wireless internet connection, and stove with gas log.

The kitchen is new and well equipped with gas stove, microwave and grilling oven, refrigerator, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware. The bedroom has a double bed with drawers beneath, closet, built in air conditioner. Wall-to-wall carpeting.

This is a completely remodeled cottage which is quiet, clean and comfortable. You will love the patio with picnic table, gas grill in the back garden, with flowers all around.

Deposit can be sent to Ron Hekeler at 135 Green Hill Lane, Cheshire, CT 06410 or 98D Limewood Avenue, Branford, Ct 06405

Returning guests use last years rates

Keywords: Seaside Cottage

More Details

Ron Hekeler
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Ron Hekeler

Retired professor and wife enjoying his grandkids, travel and being at the beach.

Ron Hekeler purchased this cottage in 1971

Why Ron Hekeler chose Branford

We bought in Branford because it was one half hour from our home, had a lovely beach and nice neighbors. We can go into New Haven to the theater, art galleries. Not far from the casinos and all our kids.

What makes this cottage unique

Love clamming, sailing on the Terviseks, swimming. Branford has many excellent restaurants, from really classy to outside patio dining in a marina. The center has a town green which has many activities through the summer, plus interestng shops and stores. We are a half hour ride to the outlet shops. And it is quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from spending a lovely week at Ennis Cottage. This was our first beach vacation with our 9 month old daughter and it was the perfect situation. The cottage was very clean and tidy; the kitchen had everything we needed and we loved spending time in our little private backyard with the grill! The beach was very easily accessed and it was lovely to meet all their wonderful neighbors. We enjoyed several of the local restaurants, especially the Tuesday night 2 for 1 lobster dinner at Lenny's Lobster Shack...not to be missed! Overall we had a lovely time and Ron and Bernadette were extremely cordial! Thanks so much!

Jun 2011
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Pine Orchard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 490 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
new stove and refrigerator, off street parking, private beach within 100 feet.


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Seaside Cottage on L.I Sound - Branford,Ct for a Week or More
average rating of 4.902439 based on 43 reviews

Pleasant and Clean Guest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage quiet, pleasant, bright, and clean. We enjoyed the small, private beach and the walking trails nearby. The owners were attentive to our needs, but respectful of our privacy. We loved spending time here and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you here and hope you come back again
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A Sweet Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Ennis Cottage is everything a couple or single individual are looking for: a soothing and pleasing decor, every convenience, close to the beach, restaurants, scenic walking, private and safe, plus friendly and helpful owners! (Did I mention an awesome ocean breeze when you open the windows?) The only thing I regret is not renting it for two weeks instead of one ! Oh, well, summer 2018 is coming. . . .

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super review. Thank you so much. We enjoyed having you with us and are glad you enjoy the area as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again.
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completely favorable

  • 4 of 5

very well supplied and outfitted perfectly.

comfortable bedding, singular drawback was small bedroom and bathroom

town of Branford was a unexpected jewel with many wonderful restaurants and great town center.

beach is steps away.

Hosts are beyond delightful and responsive in all ways

Highly recommended

caryl and gene

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our delight to have you here.
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Lovely Cottage, we really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was there! Exept for the sun but what can you do ;-) The location is perfect, small but comfy...Very friendly and helpful hosts. We will centainly come again!

Thanks for having us.

Jaap & Pien from the Netherlands.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful tenants. We would have liked to have had you over for a drink and conversation but your time was short and your schedule full. Next time.
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Unplugged, But Not Remote

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed to unplug. So, we spent the latter part of September at Ennis Cottage – a home-away-from home: comfy, cozy, clean, and well-equipped, cool during the hot spell, and warmed when weather turned cool. The bed, very important for my bad back, was totally comfortable and provided a really restful sleep. The cordial and conscientious owners provided a binder with answers to almost all the questions guests usually ask. Yet they were available to answer queries. A private beach across the street offered a super place to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and a great swim. Yet not far away was a wide selection of restaurants, plus great markets for fresh fish, meat and vegetables. Although we did check our e-mail daily, the tv remained untouched. So much to enjoy. The time flew, and it was hard to leave. Our thanks to the friendly and caring owners for doing everything to make us eager to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. We really enjoyed having you with us and having time to get to know you. Thank you for the suggestions. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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The Ennis Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the last two weeks at the Ennis Cottage. We were sad to leave. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had in years. The cottage is immaculate, quaint and so convenient to restaurants, shopping and a beautiful beach. The owners have done a great job to create such a peaceful oasis. We absolutely love the Ennis Cottage and give it a 10 star rating!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Janet and Richard with us. They were so enthusiastic about the house and property that it made us feel really happy. We have worked hard to provide a quiet restful place for our guests and Janet and Richard appreciated it.
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Assaggio Restaurant
"Lovely contemporary restaurant in the center of Branford"
Thimble Islands Cruise
"A must do for newcomers to the Branford shore. "
Le Petit Cafe
"Prix fix menue, top shelf dining in the town's charming center"
Waiting Station -- CLOSED
"Breakfast and lunch at the Waiting Station is superb. "
New Haven
"Visiting the city is wonderful. Park at our rr station and take the train in. Yale Universi..."
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
"Great place for shopping. Only 1.2 hour away. "
Bistro @ Chamard
"Charming vineyard with two choices of dining. Right near the Clinton Crossings Outlets"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tweed New HAven
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
E. McHenry's
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Branford Station
Nearest Motorway
Rt 146
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Lennies, The Stand, Pizza, Mexican
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Limewood Grove
Car: recommended

Private neighborhood beach, Clamming, kayaking around the Thimble Islands, explore the Ct River, the casinos are an hour drive, Outlet shopping 1/2 hour drive.New Haven has theaters, museums, galleries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change. Extra person above two is $5.00 per night
Within 30 days before arrival the rental fee is nonrefundable unless we are able to
rebook the property. If we rebook the property we will refund a prorated share of the rental fee for each day we are able to fill less a $25 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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