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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.
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 home rents for $2,900 (includes cleaning and linens fees and $50 non-refundable reservation fee)
Keywords: CT summer rental; vacation home on an island; Branford; Thimble Islands
My friends and I had a wonderful weekend at Tracy's beautiful home on the Thimble Islands, and we found Tracy to be a great, accommodating host.
Located on Governor's Island, the home is nestled amongst a tight-knit community of cottages, and a stone's throw from the water. Just a 5 minute boat ride from the harbor in Branford, It is a beautiful place to spend a weekend truly away from it all. Note that the home has been standing for at least a hundred years, so you should expect a certain level of rustic island charm. But if you don't mind these quirks you're bound to have a lovely weekend and will leave feeling a great sense of remove from the pace of modern life.
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.
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.
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.
beaches are shared as is main dock; private floating dock or anchorage for your boat 20 feet
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
1/2 rental fee due upon signed contract; other half due two weeks before rental
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.