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GORGEOUS WATERFRONT 10 ROOM VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE

Francis Wihbey

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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GORGEOUS WATERFRONT 10 ROOM VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE

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Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9-11 people

A beautiful Ocean Front 10 room Victorian with a Full Wrap around porch overlooking the Ocean. A new Kitchen was installed in 2007. Each Bedroom has one bed in it. 3 rooms have Queen Beds, and 2 rooms have Double Beds, and one bedroom has a twin bed, and a crib setup is available if needed. Three of the Bedrooms overlook the Ocean. The House is located only 2 miles away from the center of town with many fine restaurants. It is 10 Minutes to New Haven and only 5 minutes to Stony creek where you can cruise the Thimble Islands and have Breakfast or Lunch. Within 40 minutes of travel time, you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino, and shorter travel time to the Clinton Premium Outlets which include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Francis Wihbey (Property Manager)
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About Francis Wihbey

I purchased the house as a second home. I will eventually move here full time, in the mean time I rent it out on occasion to help with the expenses. I classify the house as my personal residence, but yet like to offer it to others to enjoy on their vacation. As you can tell it is really not a rental property, but i have satisfaction in having other people enjoy the views and relaxation time.

Francis Wihbey purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Francis Wihbey chose Branford

I bought this vacation home to eventually retire to. I use it to get away and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

Breakfast out on the deck. Watching the ocean and boats go by. Walking during the day.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
5

Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 out of 5
Family vacation at this home was great; very quiet neighborhood, plenty of room for all of us (7 adults and 3 children)! Tons of bath towels! There were 2 TVs in the main living space which was great for the children to watch their shows while the adults watched theirs. A couple of the bedrooms also had tvs. Yard was big enough for the children to play in and with the use of lawn chairs and our beach chairs, we made a "fence" so the children and their ball did not go over the "cliff".

Met a friendly neighbor who gave us insight into restaurants and beach areas. This house is not on what I would call a beach, there is no sand and although you could get into the water from the shore, it was difficult for the children (4 and younger) who ended up with many scratches, bruises and bleeding knees.

Husband and children loved going out in the kayak! We all loved spending time sitting on the porch overlooking the Sound.

It would be helpful if there was a book of directions to restaurants and/or menus, directions to local grocery areas and local beaches. Would also be helpful if you had a cabinet or two available for guests to put their food and kitchen items in.

Fran was very easy to work with and very accommodating!

Thanks Fran!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
New York
5

Lovely place

  • 5 out of 5
My extended family had a lovely weekend here -- all just as pictured. Comfortable beds, kitchen stocked with cooking implements, neighborhood filled with adorable houses.
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Alexandria, VA
4

Wonderful Shore Setting

  • 4 out of 5
We had a wonderful family reunion at this classy cottage right on the Long Island Sound. The view and salt-air breezes were refreshing whether on the lawn or the porch. Two of the bedrooms can catch the breezes and sound of the waves.

The other reviews capture the furnishings and amenities of the well-equipped house. There was room for eight of us at either the kitchen table or on the porch. Bedrooms were well furnished as were the ample living room and den. The stairs to the 2nd floor seemed quite steep for our older folks and I would think small children would need to be closely watched.

There are several seafood restaurants nearby, with Dockside and Lenny's getting our thumbs up. Branford having a good selection along Main St. And if you want to try authentic "abetes" (pizza) Wooster Street in New Haven is not that far away.

The Thimble islands can be seen from the house and boat cruises from Stony Creek are a way to see them more closely. Highly recommended.

All and all, we enjoyed our stay and thank our host for the use of his cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Branford, CT
5

Wonderful!! Beautiful, well equipped house with beautiful views!! Owner Extremely Responsive!!

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this house for a week in May as we had a lot of visitors coming from Ireland and across the US to celebrate both our daughters graduating Yale University with their Graduate Degrees!
Being that we are local we were rather fussy and could not be taken in with ads etc...
This house is everything you see in the listing description and more!! It is immaculately clean, well maintained and stocked with everything you could possibly need for a vacation home. It is fully furnished and immediately there is that home away from home feeling with the little extras throughout. There are closets filled with towels, drawers and cabinets filled with dishes, glasses and utensils etc... The beds are very comfortable with lots of pillows and cushions and for those who wish, there are tv's in most of the bedrooms. Plenty of additional bedding in the linen closet.
The kitchen/living room(s) flow into each other and are beautifully furnished. There are tv's, cd player (and even a selection of cd's) couches are very comfortable and the view from the large living room is stunning.
We had a large number of people for meals all through the week and all we needed to bring to this house was food. The second dishwasher is a godsend as is the second coffe maker.
The views from the deck and livingroom are breathtaking. We had a couple of bar-b-ques (there is a large gas grill available) and with the multiple tables and chairs on the deck, we had some beautiful relaxing evenings.
For those who must have their "tech toys" with them there is wifi and lots of outlets to charge everything. Cell service was very good throughout the house.
There is plenty of private parking in the yard, which is not very common with beach rentals in this area.
We would highly reccommend this house to anyone looking for a vaction rental in this area.
This is a beautiful house and Fran is a very gracious and accomodating host.
In the interest of full disclosure, we do no know Fran (owner) and our only contact with him was through our search for this rental.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
CT, MA, WV, NJ
5

Beautiful, charming, breathtaking views, owner responsive and generous!

  • 5 out of 5
We are a group of women who met at a retreat years ago and gather at least a couple of times a year for a girl's getaway. This time it was my turn to find the perfect house for our peaceful retreat. And I certainly found it! Fran's description of his beautiful home were accurate and the pictures were perfectly representative. The house was well stocked with all the necessities so if you forget anything, most likely it's already at the house. Two full closets and another cabinet full of towels, nice clean and fresh bedding, lots of big comfy pillows, plenty of parking for multiple cars, quiet dead end street, beautiful deck to have drinks while enjoying the sunsets, or enjoying morning coffe. TV's in every room, a CD player stocked with a variety of CD's. The front lawn was lush and green, beautiful to sit out by the water and enjoy the views and smells of the ocean. Fran was a saint answering my many questions before our arrival. His generosity was amazing, letting us check in very early, and letting us stay as late as we wanted on check out day. He seems very appreciative of our visit, and checked in with us to be sure we were happy. We definately got our money's worth and more. I hope to be back soon.
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433081vb
(203) 910-4433 (Connecticut, USA)
Branford Connecticut Shore
Peoria, IL
5

Great Fit for Us

  • 5 out of 5
Everything we needed was there for us. We had 7 adults and 3 kids. We had 6 more adults for a birthday party one day. The previous reviewer was right on with the positive feedback. I'll just list items. All furniture was impressive. All dishes, silverware and utensils were there and looked new. The wifi was good. The phone allowed for long distance calls. The beach wasn't sand, but that didn't stop the kids and some adults from going down the hill a couple of times a day looking for shells and lucky stones. The beds were comfortable. There were more towels than we needed. The area was safe and quiet. We saw no foot traffic or vehicle traffic. It was a dead end street. There were many outdoor yard chairs available. We had a cold April week so we didn't use them much. The house heater had two zones so we could keep the upstairs with the bedrooms a little cooler and the downstairs a few degrees warmer. There were many 110 a.c. outlets so we could conveniently charge our electronic phones, cameras, laptops, ipads and tablets. Some areas of the house had better cell coverage than other areas. There were enough nite-lights so no one stumbled around in the dark in a strange house. There were hooks in both bathrooms for wet towels. A minor note, I would recommend a few hooks in each bedroom for each person. With 6 bedrooms, there could be quite a few people. I noticed one couch was a pull out bed for extra people. We bar-b-qued one night. The grill was big and had multiple burners. The bottom line is that we felt we had a great experience. If the circumstances came up again we would not hesitate to rent this house. - Joe and Sue - Peoria, IL
  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley International Hartford, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I -95
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Front of House
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Assagios
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Assagio
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Branford, Connecticut Shore

Notes

  • 1775-3975 Per Week
  • US Dollars
  • Summer Rentals...........................$3975 Per Week
  • Week and Weekend Rentals Available all year, call for more details
  • Sep Rental...............................$2950 per week
  • Oct Rental...............................$1775 Per week
  • Monthly Rentals (Oct-Apr) ....OFF Season............ $4950/month OR Make Offer
  • Discounts for more than 1 month of rental combined
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Weeks & Weekends are Also Available throughout year
  • Modest Cleaning Fees Apply

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Branford in Connecticut Shore

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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