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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Thimble Island Paradise (Branford, CT)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Pine Orchard House Rental Photos and Description

Victorian Summer Home w 4 bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tracy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)
Thimble Island Paradise (Branford, CT)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Island Getaway Less than 2 Hours from NYC

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A World Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Week Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thimble Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thimbleberry or Stony Creek Market
Car: recommended

beaches are shared as is main dock; private floating dock or anchorage for your boat 20 feet


Rates & Availability

Pine Orchard House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clearning/Linens $200
Non-Refundable Deposit $250

1/2 rental fee due upon signed contract; other half due two weeks before rental

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Pine Orchard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 3 full baths, one with shower/tub combo, two with tub only; one half bath seperate shower inside back door
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
upgraded solar panels power battery system for interior lights and small electronic devices like laptop computers and cell phones

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