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If you appreciate a historic property, you will love this recently restored house. In fact, it is so unique that we are just the third family ownership since 1834.
This house is ideal for Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, and Leadership Meetings.
Originally the home of Sylvester Pond, a well known sea captain, the house sits on one acre, and is nestled next to thirty acres of tidal marsh land. It is just three short blocks to the quaint town beach and park. The house sits across the street from the Branford River (ocean inlet) so most views from the house are either of boats and water, or stunning marshland views.
We are located on Historic Harbor Street, where a trolley used to run leading down to the fantastic Brandford Point, a manicured park, playground and well groomed beach with a lifeguard are part of park area.
We just recently completed an extensive restoration/renovation to return the house back to its original grandeur while making it very comfortable, livable and modern. There is central zoned heat and central zoned air conditioning. This house is ideal for family gatherings, small groups or reunions. The House has six bedrooms.
*On the ground floor is a long hallway leading to two private bedrooms and a full bath.
One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has a queen.
*On the second floor are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and walk in closet. The Master bathroom is quite spacious with a double vanity and deep porcelain soaking tub and shower. Bedroom four has two twin beds and en suite bath. Bedroom five a trundle bed (two twins) and a baby crib, with its bath across the hall.
*The third floor (Bedroom 6) is a large and bright finished attic with a queen bed.
The Eastern Connecticut Shore is quite possibly the quaintest area in America. The houses are historic with American Flags flying in abundance. Branford is the place where Yale University was founded. Walk (or use some of our bikes) to town and try the famous ice cream shop, antique stores and boutiques. Branford has some of the best restaurants on the Connecticut shoreline. The town square has a European feel or something from a Norman Rockwell sketch. The house is 8 miles from New Haven, 50 miles from Mystic, 70 miles from NYC, and 95 miles from Newport, RI.
We are a couple live full time in NYC with four kids. We restored this home to be a place to get away from the city. We are both originally from Utah, we met while working in New York City 15 years ago. We both have a love affair with renovating historic properties. I graduated from Columbia University and worked at a large consulting firm. Now I run the rental units ( our other vrbo id is 138897) and enjoy staying home with my children. Bill works in business development for a software company.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
We had rented vacation properties in the area for three years. Branford can't be beat for its charm, historic character, well kept beach, park and children's playground. We think it is the best of all the Connecticut Shoreline towns. We always loved this house and our heart skipped a beat when we saw the for sale sign. We made an offer 24 hour later. There is a reason why we are just the third family to have owned this estate in 200 years.
The house is like living in a comfortable historic museum. The fireplaces, hardware, beams, original floors...etc. The beach, boats and scenic walks. The grounds are spectacular. It will remind you of the Cotswolds in England. Our bedding and linens are 1st quality. We stay in high end hotels and promise that you will have equal comforts here.
Email sent from a former guest:
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful stay at your house. We have rented quite a few vacation properities and have never stayed in anything as nice as yours. To be honest, if I owned that house I doubt I would rent it to strangers. You did an amazing job with the restoration and it was such a treat to stay in such a special and unique place. Our family has not been together in eight years and this was the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everything was perfect and it could not have been a nicer experience. We especially appreciated your new and well stocked kitchen since we did so much cooking. We just loved the farmer's markets and the guy in town who sells lobsters for $6!!WOW
Thank you again. We will certinally tell our friends about your rental.
A group of women stayed here for a Yale Divinity School reunion in October 2014. It was a beautiful house with plenty of parking and bedrooms. We enjoyed our stay and recommend the place for big groups. It has lots of bedrooms, a great family room, spacious kitchen and room to enjoy. The property owners and manager worked with us coming from all parts of the country. This was a comfortable house in a good location for us.
Our extended family stayed at your home to attend a family reunion in Branford. We could not have asked for a better location, lovely house and every amenity needed. I would recommend your home to anyone and hope we can come back some day!! Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience.
We celebrated our parents 60th anniversary at the house. New family room was great with fire and hot tub. Kitchen served 9 adults easily. Plenty of parking for many cars and or visitors. Fridge had chalk board on door which was great fun to write down memories. Dining room held 9 adults easily and the office had a second TV for easiy agreement on movies, sports and news watching. Great views of tidal marsh. Staff were great to work with and very patient and understanding. Property was clean and well appointed with necessary items.
Six adults and five young children enjoyed a wonderful week here. The historic house has been lovingly updated, the bedrooms are comfortable, and the kitchen is well-appointed. We especially appreciated that there were many toys, games, and other amenities for children. A safe beach is just two blocks away. We ate almost every meal on the back patio, watching the nesting ospreys. The town of Branford is charming and we found much to do in the area. Shopping areas are nearby but the house itself is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. One night we decided that we wanted to have an "adult" dinner at home, so (about a week in advance) we contacted a local caterer, Forks & Fingers. They provided a delicious dinner, mostly precooked so that we could finish it at out leisure. I give them high marks.
The owners and manager of this property were easy to work with, answered my questions promptly and fully, and returned our damage deposit promptly. I highly recommend this listing.
My extended family and I were very pleased that we rented the Branford house for our annual family reunion this year. The common rooms were large enough for entire family, the beds were very comfortable and the numerous bathrooms were great. In particular, we enjoyed the beautiful backyard and the two large outdoor tables on the patio. Overall the house was very clean and provided more amenities than most rental homes, such as, beach towels. The listing was accurate to the house. Best of all, the manager of the house was very responsive to our emails both before and during our stay. We would happily stay there again :)
My group and I had very memorable times at this lovely house. It was the perfect size, location, and included everything we needed. Our first time here was in Feb. of 2010. The open kitchen and comfy living room allowed our group to bond easily. The owners were very friendly and made our rental process very easy. They were extremely understanding and committed to helping us have a wonderful stay at the house.
We rented the house again and the owners were extremely nice to our group because we were previous renters. Once again the house felt like home and we had a really good time. The hot tub and trampoline was a good addition to the house. The warm weather allowed us to play football and sports in the huge backyard, which was something we couldn't do during our previous stay. Overall it was a perfect way to start off the new year and allowed my group and I to create wonderful memories.
We will definitely try to come back to this house (or as well call it, our home away from home) again very soon!
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