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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House

Francis Wihbey

Member since: 2009
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People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House

People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Branford

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)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2015

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.

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People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Wilmington, DE
5

A Splendid Week in a House that Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a splendid Christmas week in this lovely home. It is difficult to know what to highlight first: the location was perfect for us, the views to LI Sound are great, we all walked in the nearby land trust, the small town of Branford was a treat to stroll. The living spaces in the home are varied so that if you are a family who only gets together once or twice a year, there are plenty of spaces to talk one on one, as well as to group up. Lots of TVs for kids who want some entertainment - I think every - or nearly every bedroom has one. One lovely touch was a great big cuddly bear on the bed of what became our kid room. It's always great to have comfort in new places and Big Boris - as we called him, was ever so thoughtful. Others have mentioned the kitchen - we came with a lot of things that experience taught us would not be there for our use (strainer, turkey baster, roasting pan) and that box got left in the car and never delved into. The kitchen is beyond well stocked. It also came with oils, vinegars, spices, etc. So generous and unexpected. The bed linens were very nice - lots and lots of good towels, many throws and pillows throughout the house as well. A huge bonus was Fran. Always an email or phone call away, always with an answer to questions, nothing too much trouble. THE BEST thing, I think, however, was how at home we all felt from the moment we stepped through the door, as if it was a place we returned to year after year - a family retreat. Quite Splendid.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
maine
5

Character with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This house has endless character and a spectacular view of LI Sound. With six bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen and two large living areas we had plenty of space and amenities for our extended family to visit and enjoy! Although it was November and to cold to sit outside, the home has a gorgeous wrap around porch for outside enjoyment. If you are looking in this area, give Fran a call!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a spectacular vacation at this property! The location is magnificent, many evenings were spent dining on the comfortable deck and enjoying the great views. The house is extremely spacious and comfortable. The living spaces are well appointed and inviting, with many tv's available . The kitchen is extremely well stocked, which makes it easy to cook delicious meals and enjoy the gorgeous views.

A big plus is Fran. He is extremely easy and accommodating to deal with. He goes out of his way to make your vacation enjoyable. Thanks Fran!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 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: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
New York
5

Lovely place

  • 5 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: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alexandria, VA
4

Wonderful Shore Setting

  • 4 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: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

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

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Prices & Availability

From $650 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Branford, Connecticut Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Weekend Nights $600-$750
8 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
144 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 2 nights
From
$750
$4,175
$15,950
 
 
September
8 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$650
for 1 night
From
$650
$3,350
 
 
Oct- Weekend Rentals
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
$750
for 1 night
From
$750
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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