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Stay Above Our Antique Shop In The Ridgeview Suite @ Stony Creek Depot

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ridgeview Suite Is A 2 Br Residence Was Renovated In Clean, Coastal Style

The building (originally a pub for local quarry workers) was built in the late 1800s, with the upper residence added in the 1930s. We've renovated the suite (2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths) with modern comforts while retaining much of the original charm. The interior design aesthetic is a blend of new and funky vintage finds, carefully chosen to be age and gender neutral. With a large bright kitchen, office/library, wet-bar and laundry room, this suite offers many more amenities than a comparably priced B&B or hotel room in Branford.

It's a perfect space for family vacations, bridal parties, corporate and academic professionals who seek fully furnished, inclusive utilities and WiFi.


More Details

Barbara Lucas
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Barbara Lucas

As Branford natives, we both are very familiar with the local area and enjoy renovation and preservation projects, and are happy to share our tales of what we learned about our building's history and character. Both fans of Big East Basketball, Claudio is a Providence Colleage Friar and Barbara is a Villanova Wildcat - so when it's March Madness, we are glued to the stats! After globetrotting in the yachting industry, Barbara's 15-year residence in Florida came to a halt when she relocated back to New England in 2008. As frequent vacation home renters themselves, we know what travelers expect when they arrive at their destination: clean comfort.

Barbara Lucas purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Barbara Lucas chose Stony Creek

We renovated Claudio's childhood home in this great New England town and know that the shoreline real estate here is HOT! Together we merged our skill-sets on the Stony Creek Depot project to showcase our design aesthetic, expand our retail vintage business and secure a home in a highly coveted neighborhood. Our guests can book short-term stays in the spacious residential space to enjoy this wonderful little coastal village. Residents and tourists take in the beautiful Thimble Island views and nature hikes that are just footsteps from the Depot's front door. We love Branford and consider ourselves lucky to get a footing in the Stony Creek village, where properties often remain in the same family for generations. We are dedicated to helping this property flourish as a vibrant part of the community since it has a 100+ year history of adapting to commercial and residential enjoyment.

What makes this apartment unique

This property retains the original flavor of an older, coastal New England home, while bringing in some of the modern comforts that we enjoy and guests will expect in a vacation rental. Without having direct water views we are able to keep the price point a bit lower than higher dollar properties footsteps away, making it a budget-friendly alternative to a generic hotel room. Because we are also pet-friendly and only require a 2-day minimum booking (not a full week), Stony Creek Depot is a great weekend getaway retreat. We love using this residential space while we run our onsite, street-front business and we hope that making it available for short-term rental will enable visitors to appreciate the charms of the Stony Creek village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This apartment is beautifully designed, crafted and located to create serenity, fun and memories. You have seen to EVERYTHING! I hope to return frequently."
Jun 2016
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Stony Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The main bathroom has a separate toilet room and separate shower area with an open sink area (similar to many hotel styles).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Within walking distance there is a playground, public beach, library, nature trail, 2 small eateries, and marina. In the warm season, tour boats depart routinely from the docks for hour-long tours of the Thimble Islands.


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Stay Above Our Antique Shop In The Ridgeview Suite @ Stony Creek Depot
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, warm and cozy apartment - perfect for a few days or a few months!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful! All the amenities we expected and more. The decor, furniture and beds were soooo comfortable. I loved the location, cute little town but not far from the highway and within short driving distance to stores as well as New Haven. Our hostess was great and really hospitable. I have stayed in several VRBO properties and this is one of the best experiences I have ever had.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very large apartment, super nicely decorated with all the comfort of your home ! two minctes walking from the Stony Creek center ! Barbara is adorable and made us feel so comfortable right away ! We loved it !!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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everything to make you feel at home

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed apartment stocked with all the touches to make your stay pleasant. 4 adults and a dog were quite comfortable. Close to trolley trail and small beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

It felt like home. We didn't need a thing.

The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. What a charming place! Barbara and Claudiio made this place so beautiful! We are already planning to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Amazing Stay At Stony Creek Depot (Ridgeview Suite)

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Stony Creek was amazing and very relaxing. We had the opportunity to bring our son for his college orientation and during this trip we added a few days for a short mini family vacation. The home that Barbra and her husband designed would totally leave you speechless with the decor and comfort. One other great addition is that this home has two different units. Meaning that on the second floor you have another two bedroom unit that we also had the chance to see during our visit. The level of attention and customer exceeds first class. Just a few short minutes up the street is a great small beach by the marina and also a great level hike on the old Trolley line. Great photo ops or a nice cardio run on the nature trail. After you see how well the home has been decorated if you go browse the store downstairs Barbara has some amazing items to do that makeover project.

The location of the home is also in a great location to stores and some really excellent eateries. You’re also close to all of the major highways but the location is super private and very quiet. Limited car traffic during the regular business hours but in the evening as you sit on the deck the traffic is a very minimum. We plan to stay at this lovely home when we take trips to visit our son in school and even for a great time away from our busy schedules. Our family was very pleased and looking forward to our next trip to Stony Creek Station.


The Shockley's

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Homey, warm and so comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the web site don't do this lovely apartment justice. If you want to be apart of an Eastern shore town, choose this rental. I would recommend, coming before Memorial Weekend, as this little town fills up quickly. Barb and her husband are amazing. They have put so much work into the building, it was indeed a labor of love. Do take the Thimble Island boat ride to see the amazing homes on these tiny but beautiful islands. Do go to Rosso Vino for dinner one night.......great food/service and not overly priced. We will be out this way in 2019 and will be sure to stay here. Thank you Barb for are such a nice person.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Felicia was here for SPRING in full bloom - and she's right that in SUMMER our little village is quite busy (when accommodations are in highest demand): but guests will surely find something special about our neighborhood ANY time of the year. AUTUMN in our area is stunning - when the foliage color is artistic and the air is crisp with the smell of harvested apples and pumpkin spice. Crunchy leaves underfoot on the nature trail may bring back memories of childhood adventures. Then again, WINTER has it's peaceful charms: our place is an ideal writer's retreat setup for working on that novel, screenplay - or humble blog post. (Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman and Twain all found genius inspiration in New England's wintry days.) Walking down to the marina when the snow is falling and holiday lights twinkling is magical. So, basically -> it's always the right time of year to stay with us at Stony Creek Depot!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tweed New Haven
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stony Creek Beach

It's only 4 miles to the center of Branford, a classic New England town with a quaint Main Street with many restaurants, shops and salons. Summer has many activities on the central green space (jazz concersts on Thursdays, fireworks, festivals). Guilford, is the neighboring town to the east with similar charm. Bishop's Orchards has pick-your-own crops so you can follow the season - and autumn is the culmination with pumpkin patch activities.

Easy day trips to Hammonasset State Beach for nature lovers, or Mystic CT for a sense of history.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

The weekly rate reflects a 20% discount of the daily rate.
The monthly rate reflects a 50% discount of the daily rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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