Beautifully appointed, remodeled, 5 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home perfect for families
Michael or Heather Cassano
About Michael or Heather Cassano
My husband Mike and I fell in love with the Thimble Islands on our first visit many years ago with our five children. The rich history of the Connecticut shoreline and the spectacular beauty of the area lured us to buy our first vacation home in Branford, CT in 2014. We gutted and completely remodeled the property in order to allow it to function well as a vacation property. We adore the home, and have appointed it with only the best amenities, appliances, digital technology and furniture. Then, in 2017, we purchased another property in Guilford, CT with a view of beautiful Mulberry Point, and spent a year redesigning and remodeling every inch of it. Both properties are incredibly special and unique, and we invite you to enjoy them as we do!
Michael or Heather Cassano purchased this House in 2014
What makes this House unique
Branford, CT is a beautiful shoreline town located on Long Island Sound, about 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours from Boston by rail. The home is located in Indian Neck, overlooking the historic Thimble Islands. You'll find farm stands a short walk away, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries and breweries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Cruises of the Thimble Islands depart hourly from nearby Stony Creek dock, and seal-watch cruises are also available in the spring. Branford's recreational facilities include several town-maintained parks and beaches, hiking trails along Lake Saltonstall and a stretch of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, and 20 miles (32 km) of coastline with more than 12 marinas. This home is a 5 minute drive to the historic Branford town green with even more plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. There, you can experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.
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This beach home was wonderful. Living area and kitchen were just great plenty of room and well equipped.
Making Up For Lost Time- A Family Reunion on the Shore
We rented this property for our California half of the family to stay in while we celebrated out CT Yankee Mother’s 90th birthday. It was a long overdue family reunion and this home provided the perfect location for such a momentous occasion. We also wanted to hold a small bridal shower for an out of town granddaughter with the CA/CT women in attendance after our mother’s birthday luncheon at Cafe Fiore was over the previous day. This house provided many comfortable seating areas, an updated kitchen, a magnificent master suite, roomy bedrooms, a surround sound system, outdoor seating, a kayak and paddleboards... everything you could want or need. And the view was the star of the show.
Our elderly mother visited several times throughout the weekend and could access the main floor easily. Some of us took out the paddleboards but most were content to just enjoy the view, ocean breezes, and each other’s company at this family reunion.
The property owners were very accommodating and clear with instructions on how to use the updated technology for TV, video games, sound system etc. They were in contact and responded with answers to any inquiries in a timely fashion.
In short, we hope to make this property a permanent location for future family reunions. It worked so well for our CA/CT families. If I could give more than five stars, I certainly would.
Everything about our stay at this house was perfect! It was beautifully kept and exactly like the pictures and description. Thank you
The space was great to celebrate graduation weekend with family. The patio furniture cushions were missing, the porch needs some maintenance, and the kitchen needs a few more appliances if you like to cook(which we did a lot of ). Otherwise it was a great location and space. I would definitely return.
Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy you had a great celebration with your family. We apologize the patio cushions hadn't yet been put out for the summer season when you arrived. Also, we've reached out to you privately in order to identify any issues with the porch or kitchen appliances so that we can resolve them ASAP. Best, Heather & Mike
Beautiful setting and space!
The Thimble Panorama Home was perfect for our group of 9 adults and kids. Stunning views off of the open plan first floor; Master bedroom suite was incredible and other bedrooms very comfortable; kitchen and dining area great for cooking and dining together. Lots of amenities and things to do nearby, but when back at the house, it felt like just us and the CT Sound. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you had a great time and hope you will come again!
Wonderful in every way!
You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.
Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. Experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.
Catch The Shoreline East train 5 minutes from the home, connects to New Haven and Grand Central Station. Only 15 minutes to New Haven,under 90 minutes to New York or 2 hours Boston.