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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House Ocean Front

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps At least 12

A beautiful Ocean Front 10 room Victorian with a Full Wrap around porch overlooking the Ocean. A new Kitchen was installed in 2007. Each Bedroom has one bed in it. 4 rooms have Queen Beds, and 2 rooms have Double Beds, and a crib setup is available if needed. Three of the Bedrooms overlook the Ocean. The House is located only 2 miles away from the center of town with many fine restaurants. It is 10 Minutes to New Haven and only 5 minutes to Stony creek where you can cruise the Thimble Islands and have Breakfast or Lunch. Within 40 minutes of travel time, you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino, and shorter travel time to the Clinton Premium Outlets which include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more! 10 minutes to Yale university which is often rented for most functions at the university by parents and alumni.


Pine Orchard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House Ocean Front
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

A beautiful house for friends to gather

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this house every fall for the past number of years. Each time we come we have a wonderful time with the house making all the difference. The house is so comfortable, an absolutely lovely setting, with the beach and the view. The six bedrooms are great for accommodating our large group. The large living room , porch and open kitchen make gathering and visiting so easy. Fran the landlord, is such a pleasure, he is so helpful and makes you feel so welcomed. We plan to stay at this lovely house for as long as we come for our annual weekend each fall. Would recommend for a family vacation, reunion or girls get away Weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week-long family vacation at this house, and it exceeded all our expectations. The house is beautifully decorated and has a rustic, beachy character, while still being extremely comfortable. Family members ranging in ages from 13 to 84 all had a wonderful time. The house is a terrific launching point for kayaking (we rented two kayaks for the week from Action Sports in Branford, who will deliver them and pick them up right at the house), biking, nature walks (Trolley Trail, in particular), swimming at the private rocky beach in front of the house (bring water shoes), running, etc. And, of course, it's wonderful to just sit and gaze out at the water from the back lawn or large patio of the house. Fran is a terrific host -- always available but not intrusive. The kitchen is terrific (great to have two dishwashers!), and the six bedrooms are all varied and charming. There are TVs in most rooms, and very strong wifi, allowing streaming video (including to the Apple TV connected to the main TV in the living room). There are also air conditioners in most rooms, but with the strong night breeze off the Sound, we didn't need them. We are very grateful for finding this place, and definitely plan to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place in Branford. A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

I spent my 33rd birthday here with a few friends and we had the best time. The house is very clean and well-stocked and Fran is extremely helpful. I could always reach him by phone. The bedrooms are very nice and comfortable. And the view! Extraordinary. Wish it had been warmer, but still a very nice stay. Would love to come back again. Recommend to anyone who has a lot of friends or family who like to cook and drink.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Splendid Week in a House that Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a splendid Christmas week in this lovely home. It is difficult to know what to highlight first: the location was perfect for us, the views to LI Sound are great, we all walked in the nearby land trust, the small town of Branford was a treat to stroll. The living spaces in the home are varied so that if you are a family who only gets together once or twice a year, there are plenty of spaces to talk one on one, as well as to group up. Lots of TVs for kids who want some entertainment - I think every - or nearly every bedroom has one. One lovely touch was a great big cuddly bear on the bed of what became our kid room. It's always great to have comfort in new places and Big Boris - as we called him, was ever so thoughtful. Others have mentioned the kitchen - we came with a lot of things that experience taught us would not be there for our use (strainer, turkey baster, roasting pan) and that box got left in the car and never delved into. The kitchen is beyond well stocked. It also came with oils, vinegars, spices, etc. So generous and unexpected. The bed linens were very nice - lots and lots of good towels, many throws and pillows throughout the house as well. A huge bonus was Fran. Always an email or phone call away, always with an answer to questions, nothing too much trouble. THE BEST thing, I think, however, was how at home we all felt from the moment we stepped through the door, as if it was a place we returned to year after year - a family retreat. Quite Splendid.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Character with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This house has endless character and a spectacular view of LI Sound. With six bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen and two large living areas we had plenty of space and amenities for our extended family to visit and enjoy! Although it was November and to cold to sit outside, the home has a gorgeous wrap around porch for outside enjoyment. If you are looking in this area, give Fran a call!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a spectacular vacation at this property! The location is magnificent, many evenings were spent dining on the comfortable deck and enjoying the great views. The house is extremely spacious and comfortable. The living spaces are well appointed and inviting, with many tv's available . The kitchen is extremely well stocked, which makes it easy to cook delicious meals and enjoy the gorgeous views.

A big plus is Fran. He is extremely easy and accommodating to deal with. He goes out of his way to make your vacation enjoyable. Thanks Fran!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Francis Wihbey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Francis Wihbey

I purchased the house as a second home. I will eventually move here full time, in the mean time I rent it out on occasion to help with the expenses. I classify the house as my personal residence, but yet like to offer it to others to enjoy on their vacation. As you can tell it is really not a rental property, but i have satisfaction in having other people enjoy the views and relaxation time.

Francis Wihbey purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Francis Wihbey chose Pine Orchard

I purchased this vacation home to eventually retire to. I use it for a retreat and to vacation.The views are breathtaking over looking the thimble islands as well.

What makes this cottage unique

Breakfast out on the deck. Watching the ocean and boats go by. Walking during the day. The house is is overwhelming with charm and warmth. The linens and towels are of high quality.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley International Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Thimble island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I -95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Front of House
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Certified Bank Check, Personal Check once cleared, Possible Credit Card. Cash

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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