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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

4 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. Owenego Beach Club includes bath house.

Adorable beach house in Branford, CT located in the shoreline town of Indian Neck. One bedroom house sleeps up to 4 with a queen sized bed upstairs and a king sized luxury pull out sofa downstairs.

Stay here and Explore Route 1’s scenic beach villages, featuring lively Main Streets and historic landmarks.

Start by exploring downtown Branford’s shops and restaurants, then follow the scenic Route 146 to Stony Creek, winding around the harbor to the Thimble Islands. Climb aboard one of the Thimble Island cruise boats (Islander, Sea Mist, Volsunga IV) for a cruise around these legendary pirate hideouts, now stunning private vacation homes.

The beach house offers amazing views of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. In the summer, enjoy the sun, sand, and water with a private membership to Owenego Beach Club during your stay. Wireless Internet available at the house and the beach. Get work done while you relax!

Contact the owner by filling out the form on the right----------------

- Private Beach Club Access

- Bath House at the beach for changing and storage

- Upstairs/ Downstairs

- Hardwood Floors

- Bright kitchen w/ skylights

- Cute front porch

- Satellite TV (and TIVO) in living room and bedroom

- Keurig Coffee Maker

- Tennis court with pro tennis coach access

- Playground at Beach

- Walking distance to highly rated dinning

- Kids Beach Toys

- Wireless Internet Access

Fishing and boating are excellent. Walking distance (2 min walk) to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, Wine Bar, liquor store, Ben & Jerry's, fresh vegetables and more. Branford train station is 3 miles away with free parking (110 mins to Grand Central Station in NYC). The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minute ride and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive. 15 mins to Yale and Universtiy of New Haven.

Things to do in Branford:

- Boat tour of Thimble Islands

- Hike, Jog, Cross Country Sky at the many regional water authority trails (over 60 miles of them).

- Take a dinner train ride or murder mystery train ride on the Essix Steam train.

- Eat and drink at the numerous Zagat rated restaurants

- Take a tennis lesson at Owenego Beach Club

- Tour the CT Wine Trail

- Visit Bishop's Orchard

More Details

Owner
Rachel Mele
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Rachel Mele

The owners, Jeff and Rachel Mele, purchased this second home as a place for their Florida parents to stay and visit with their 3 grandchildren. The house is available as a vacation rental when not in use by the family.

Rachel Mele purchased this house in 2012

Why Rachel Mele chose Branford

It's perfect! It has amazing views of the water and Thimble Islands. The near by restaurants are some of the best in CT! It's the perfect location for family to relax and enjoy all the seasons of CT.

What makes this house unique

The house is only steps away from Owenego Beach Club. The walk to Owenego hugs the shoreline. The family get a Membership each year to enjoy the water, activities, food, tennis and the kids love their unique playground.

Amenities

Branford Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom is upsatirs, sofa down
  • Bedroom is upstairs. Sleeps 2 comfortably, plus another possible 2 in the living room on the sofa bed if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews
Yonkers, NY
5

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much that I'm not sure where to begin. The house was clean, well decorated and the perfect size for my husband, me and our 2 year old. We rented this house to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. The location was great and the morning view from the bedroom window was incredible. I was up early enough to see the sunrise both mornings, breathtaking! The house is one house away from the water and within walking districts to restaurants and a few small shops. My husband and I joked that we didn't want to give this house a good review because then the secret would be out. We have rented a few houses on Home Away, but this one is truly special. We plan on going back but we're not sure when yet. Rachel and her husband were very nice and so easy to communicate with. This house is wonderful and we 100% recommend you stay there if you have the opportunity to do so.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review. We are so thrilled you love our home and look forward to having you again.
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Dover, NH
5

Oh !! We had a great time, and the beach house was just perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time, and the kids (15 & 4 years old) said, "this place is more fun than any other place we've been to."

Rachel, the homeowner, was more than pleasant, and very accommodating. She responded almost immediately to every contact I made. The Beachhouse was very charming, and obviously well cared for and very clean . Not only were the stairs to the The Sound steps away, there were so many restaurants and places of interest, just around the bend, and anything and everything anyone could want or need was within 2 to 4 miles of the house !!

Thank you again !!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St.Paul, MN/ USA
5

Darling house and fun area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this darling house. Great location for Yale University, Mystic, NYC, and more. Beautiful sunsets. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming place, worth the stay.

  • 5 of 5

Have been meaning to jot our impressions of this place since we stayed a few months ago - it's a testament to how righteous this little house is that I'm writing this now. The place was charming, well supplied, and warm. Fun food and music nearby as well. Thanks guys, terrific job.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove
4

Adorable cottage by the ocean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this little house in Branford. It was right by the ocean as advertised and very comfortable. We are new to the Home Away experience and of the three places we stayed this was probably our favorite. The house was very clean and had everything one could want to make us comfortable

Everything was fairly close although, because we were there in mid October, many attractions had closed for the winter which was disappointing. We are from California and are not used the things closing for the season!! However my husband plays golf and he found golf courses so he was happy.

We tried the seafood market and ate at Lenny's --both were very good.

We would definitely recommend this home to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! This house was very well equipped. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments, and cooking supplies. Very kid friendly, with many extras for kids to enjoy (beach toys, chairs, DVDs, etc). Great front yard for the kids to run around and enjoy. Beds were very comfortable with amazing views of the water. Beach club access was terrific. We will definitely return to this home again. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Assaggio Restaurant
Thimble Islands Cruise
Le Petit Cafe
Dockside Seafood & Grill
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bradley Hartford- 60 miles or Tweed- 7 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Orchard Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Shoreline East 39 Maple Street
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, a marketplace, liquor store and more. The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive.

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Rates & Availability

Branford Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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