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Unique, refined-rustic suite in Stony Creek village.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 2R suite with full kitchen, laundry + enormous outdoor deck

You'll be telling all your friends how you found the perfect spot to enjoy a visit to Branford's Stony Creek Village when you book at the Tree Fort Suite. The high pitched ceilings and rustic wood accents make for a cozy nest - yet with all the modern amenities for clean, comfort. Open plan is airy and bright - with six skylights to add to the sunny disposition. Slight water view reminds that you are at the shore.

One large master bedroom with Queen bed and a smaller bedroom has (2) twin beds - perfect for small families to come visit - there's even a bed all ready for your dog!

The property is built onto a hill - so just one flight of steps up to a spacious deck to reach your nest! Huge deck makes a nice play area - with access to a small yard. Short walk to the village, marina, and nature trail.

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Stony Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stackable washer/dryer set
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Unique, refined-rustic suite in Stony Creek village.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Campbell, CA

Fantastic retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our beautiful apartment had everything we needed and more. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It was a wonderful home away from home. The living space was much larger than I was expecting and the deck was a great extension of the suite. I highly recommend this location and the hostess-she was lovely and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property that is dog friendly. Our 2 small dogs loved the gated outdoor deck. Convenient location, would rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! We stayed with our 3 and 5 year old, and they had a blast on the wrap around porch while we relaxed. It was peaceful, very well decorated and maintained, walking distance to the Thimble Islads, a little beach, and a playground. Everything we needed was there to make breakfast and dinners a couple of times. Barbara was very hospitable and met us on our first day to show us around. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations. Comfortable, homelike

  • 5 of 5

We loved the deck, everything seemed so easy. . Very easy to get to beaches, etc. connecticut shore is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Stony Creek

  • 5 of 5

Like several other reviewers, I found this property to be much nicer than the photos, and the photos were quite nice. We loved some of the great design touches, like the use of the cool folding screens as window shades and closet doors. The biggest bonus for us was the expansive deck with the large table and pergola. What a lovely surprise! Barbara is a great host, and has thought of virtually everything one could want or need for a comfortable stay, from a well equipped kitchen, to plenty of towels and extra bedding. We all look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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STAY HERE!!!! It's so nice you will find it hard to leave.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Vrbo/Airbnb's for years. This by far was one of the nicest stays we have had. Barbara has thought of everything. I love the kitchen with all what you need. All the blankets, and coziness of a home. The deck and BBQ are great. We brought our dog and he loved it. Especially her treats at the door.

Stony Creek is a little gem and we drove around to different beaches, but kept coming back here. The ice cream is to die for near the marina. Sea Mist is a great Thimble Is boat tour. Restaurants Dockside, Lenny's, The Stand, and Stony Creek Brewery are great. The brewery you can bring your own food in.

Also, don't miss Barbara's shop downstairs. You can get lost in there for hours looking at antique trinkets. Thanks Barb, hope to see you in the fall sometime. I'm sure it's beautiful.

Aussies on tour!


  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 College 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 ourselves, 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.


Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Stony Creek Beach
Car: recommended

Lots of restaurant choices in Branford with all types of cuisine.

New Haven and Yale University are 10-15 minutes drive south on I-95.

Hammonasset State Park beach in Madison - 15 minutes north on I-95.

Outlet shopping centers are 15 minutes drive to Clinton, CT.

Mystic Seaport - 30 minutes drive north on I-95.

Mohegan Sun casino is only about 40 minutes drive with its shops and restaurants.

Approx. 2 hours drive to Newport RI and 2.5 hours to Boston, MA




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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