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Rich McMullin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Rich McMullin

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BRANDY HILL ISLAND

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chalet in Brandy Hill Island

2BR Lakefront Vacation Rental Thompson, Connecticut USA

Rent Your Own Island!

Brandy Hill Island, located in Northeastern Connecticut, offers a spectacular, private and relaxing getaway on a one-acre island.

The property rental includes a private solar and propane-powered mountain chalet home, boats (pontoon/canoe/paddle), a private beach, panoramic lake view, great swimming, fishing, boating, and canoeing. Clients must have boating experience. The island chalet sleeps six -- four adults and two children.

The Island is located on Quaddick Pond, a fantastic body of water known for its fishing and water recreation. Brandy Hill Island is unsurpassed in its beautifully unique back-to-nature location. Spring, Summer or Fall, the island and lake's beauty are Fantastic!

Nearby are many fine restaurants, antique stores, department stores, and food stores. Brandy Hill Island is close to many major New England attractions including Mystic (excellent whale watching and antiquing), Newport, Foxwoods Casino, and Cape Cod.

Brandy Hill Island --- 'Where Memories are Made'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rich McMullin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Rich Just to say we had the most wonderful week in your really lovely BHI home. We loved every minute - and each person found special things about the place and being there! The swimming was great and we loved sitting out on the deck and going for little trips in the boat. Matthew loved catching fish from the pontoon but I think Pete and I specially appreciated the tranquillity of the place and that magnificent view - we painted several little pictures to try and capture it! We all got lots of lovely reading done too - a real treat. You were quite right about not wanting to go anywhere else - it is just so perfect there is no reason to leave it except for supplies! I hadn't quite realised about leaving the key in the boat (until we me someone called Vinny who was changing the dustbins (rather than Jane coming out at 10.00 to check everything was alright) - so I hope we were right to leave the key in that way. We left a note for Jane in the house. I assume the deposit will come back to me once you have checked things up with Jane will it? I think everything was ship-shape when we left - we did make sure to do an extra good clean because we do like to do that. Thanks again for a really special holiday - and it was especially nice to meet you and Diane too and hear about the history of the house. Every best wish Liza
Aug 2003
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Brandy Hill Island
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews
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Brandy Hill Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212585
-215 624-2613
Brandy Hill Island Thompson
5

Amazing, beautiful and WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 out of 5
To say our stay was wonderful is simply an understatement! We have never had such an amazing experience as our week on Brandy Hill Island! Words can't describe the feeling one gets when you get out of your car and look across the water and realize THAT will be home for a week! I said to my husband, "It feels so good to do absolutely nothing-except relax!" Something all of us need to do now and then! The use of the pontoon boat was awesome and the fishing was a lot of fun. Thank you so much for sharing your home with those of us who seek out "unique"! I wish is could rate more than 5 stars!!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, I am so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the island and all it offers. Having owned it now for almost 30 years, my wife and I feel blessed to share it with clients like you. We know it's a special place! While it's not for everyone, those who love its simplicity usually have the best vacations. Thank you for your kind words! Hope you have a wonderful summer! Rich
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Brandy Hill Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212585
-215 624-2613
Brandy Hill Island Thompson
New Britain, Connecticut
5

Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • 5 out of 5
I'm a girl that loves the water, so much so that I have a hard time picking my favorite part of our vacation. The fireworks over the lake were AMAZING!!! Swimming from island to island was so much fun and the fishing,well I can NEVER get enough of that.
What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. The house and property was very well taken care of and the owners were as sweet as can be. The people around the lake were very friendly, looking out for one another. (Like the good old days) :)
I would highly recommened Brandy Hill Island (BHI) to anyone that just wants to get away to a private retreat. Yet it was close enough that if my daughter in law went into labor (with their first child) I was only an hour and a half away. My one word that would describe BHI is PERFECT!!!
Sincerely
Bob and Nancy Kosswig
The proud grandparents of the most beautiful baby girl named Kyla Nicole
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nancy and Bob for your honest feedback on your BHI vacation. You're the perfect type of clients that the island invites to spend time at this "unique retreat." We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your experience and all the natural elements of BHI and Quaddick Pond. It was our pleasure to meet you, and we hope you'll return for another "perfect" vacation. All the best and congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter Kyla. Rich and Diane
business
Brandy Hill Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212585
-215 624-2613
Brandy Hill Island Thompson
Montville, New Jersey
4

Amazing & memorable vacation!

Amazing & memorable vacation!
  • 4 out of 5
When taking a summer vacation with my parents plus our 2 year old, we wanted a place within 3-4 hours of NYC and where we could relax, get away from it all, and enjoy some lake time. And Brandy Hill Island did not disappoint us at all (except for water pressure in the shower, but that was minor inconvenience)! The lake is beautiful with many nice properties surrounding it, and being in the middle of the lake on the island offers beautiful views from many angles. The fishing was pretty good, even for amateurs like my dad and I, and we had a delicious bass dinner one evening with our largest catch (Rich, the owner, provided various tips and even a lake map with his favorite hot spots). It was very nice that the island comes with various boats and we took a sunset cruise every night in the pontoon boat (we noticed everyone on the lake does that, it's great!). While we were on the island, the NE experienced a massive heat wave so being away from my central AC was making me nervous. I'm happy to say even without window/wall units, the house and island were fine in 100+ temps. There is always at least a nice breeze moving air around, and plenty of shade and obviously the lake for swimming/cooling off. When we went to the mainland on one of the hot days, the heat differential from the island to the mainland was drastic (lack of wind/breeze on the mainland vs constant breeze on the island). All in all I would recommend Brandy Hill Island to almost anyone, and it is sure to make for a very memorable vacation (when else will you have an entire island to yourself?!?). Thanks again!!! A+++
  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brandy Hill Island Were Memories Are Made! Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Diane and I appreciate it. You touched on a very good point while being up at the island during the heat wave. The question I receive the most is - Do you have AC?- My answer is similar as you stated in your review. BHI's unique placement on the quaint pond and the shade of our trees offers a pleasant breeze and environment even during a heat wave. The difference between the island's temperature and the mainland temperature has always amazed us. Brandy Hill Island is a self sufficient property with solar power and propane power. It is an amazing spot for vacation.

Thanks for sharing and taking care of our home while on vacation

Rich and Diane.
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Brandy Hill Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212585
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Brandy Hill Island Thompson
east hartford ct
5

GREAT VACATION!

  • 5 out of 5
Brandy Hill Island was the best vacation experience my family and i had! The island was beautiful, we had great weather, and got to relax without all the outside attractions. I enjoyed not having to run around and spend alot of money on extras. We enjoyed family time, playing board games together, cards, doing puzzles ect. At homes its so busy and i dont think i realized my 9 year old enjoyed these things. We will be doing more like this at home. Swimming, boating,and fishing were also so enjoying to do as a family, Definetly were memories are made!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$2,000
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Notes $500.00 Security Deposit plus signed rental agreement required upon booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Brandy Hill Island in Thompson

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 is a loft sleeping area
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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