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SUMMER COTTAGE ON LONG ISLAND SOUND

Carl Wies

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SUMMER COTTAGE ON LONG ISLAND SOUND

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Branford - Boat House

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, With Terrace On The Water

Truly a unique property with great privacy, beautiful views of Long Island Sound, Thimble Islands, and Pine Orchard harbor. The cottage was originally built around 1890, largely rebuilt in 1939 after the hurricane of '38, and its rustic charm is well maintained to this day. Beach on property and second beach just steps away. Suitable for one couple or a family of up to 4 (5 if one is an infant). Two floors: ground floor with kitchen, half bath, and living dining area opening onto stone terrace with sea wall abutting water; second floor with master bedroom overlooking sound, second bedroom with bunk beds, and full bath; second shower outdoors.

Kitchen equipped with stove, oven, microwave and full size refrigerator. Fireplace, internet, WiFi, and cable TV access. Window fans provided, but no heat or air conditioning.

In addition to the patio there are three lawn areas with chairs and a canoe, kayak, and swimming raft at the beach. Snowy egrets, great blue herons and kingfishers frequent the rocky point in front of the cottage.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Carl Wies

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2014
Speaks english

I am an architect, currently semi-retired, and have worked for several firms in New Haven over the last 45 years on a wide variety of commercial and institutional projects in Connecticut, New York, and New England. My wife, Margot, teaches at Fordham University. I'm a Branford native, and we have lived in Stony Creek for 40 years now. The Boat House and the adjacent Point House have been in my family since about 1956. I and my youngest brother acquired sole ownership of the now separate properties in 1996. Margot and I spend a good deal of time there ourselves and rent the house out several weeks each summer. Also we reserve a week or two for our children and grandchildren when they visit from Seattle and Palo Alto.

Carl Wies purchased this cottage in 1996

Aside from the views, the feel of being close to nature, the access to the water, the childhood memories, I think the strongest attraction this place has for me is the sense it gives of living a simpler life, almost like being in bygone era. Even when working full time and in spite of the considerable upkeep required, most of which I do myself, I always feel I'm on vacation when staying there.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tweed/New Haven
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Shore Line East in Branford
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Car: necessary

Charming, rustic two bedroom waterfront cottage with great privacy looking out over Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands with private beach on the property and a second beach just steps away. Ideal for one couple or family with one or two children. Living/dining area opens directly through two large overhead doors to stone patio at water's edge. Dine alfresco, read or lounge on lawns, swim or sunbathe, explore coastline and islands by canoe or local tour boat, entertain friends. Play tennis on excellent Har-Tru public courts two miles away. Hike and bird-watch on local nature trails through woods and salt marshes.

Shops and services are 5 to 10 minutes away by car. Many good restaurants nearby, but if you cook at all, you are already at the best dining spot imaginable. New Haven, Yale, museums are 20 minutes west; New London, Mystic Seaport, Indian casinos, Good speed

Opera House are an hour+/- to east.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Branford, Connecticut Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
8 Jun 2014 - 14 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,049
for 7 nights
$2,049
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$2,049
for 7 nights
$2,049
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection 49
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , On first floor
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor with fantastic view
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom faces water.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Ten minutes from Branford center, Interstate I-95, and railroad station. Twenty minutes to New Haven and Yale U. Scenic biking, walking, birding nearby. Large choice of restaurants nearby. One hour to Indian Casinos, Mystic Seaport.
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