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Carl Wies

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SUMMER COTTAGE ON LONG ISLAND SOUND

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carl Wies (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks English

About Carl Wies

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

Why Carl Wies chose Branford

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.

Why HomeAway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Summer Cottage On Long Island Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Summer Cottage On Long Island Sound
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p563035vb
Branford Connecticut Shore
5

Spectacular "Boat House" is a hidden gem.

Spectacular "Boat House" is a hidden gem.
  • 5 out of 5
This wonderful cottage is perched right on the edge of Long Island Sound, along the west side of Elephant Rock/Juniper Point with an inspiring view of some of the Thimble Islands. Even though Pine Orchard Country Club is one cove to the west and another house looms behind, the positioning of the cottage, called Boat House, feels extremely private. At high tide, the sound gets within 6 feet of the huge window-doors that swing open from the front of the cottage. In a good wind, splash from the waves at high tide can spatter the windows. When in the living room with the two spectacularly counter-weighted window-doors open, one has the pleasures of sitting outside with the comforts of sitting inside. Truly lovely. The two bedroom, loft-style, second floor while offering little in the way of privacy (better for families or a couple than multiple couples) provides spectacular views. Sleeping upstairs suggested to me the experience of a chick nestling into an eagle's aerie -- snug, warm, and secure, on very comfortable beds, with the gentle breezes flowing through while listening to the occasional watery slaps of the tide and the murmurings of hundreds of sea birds on Frisbee Island about 400 meters to the southeast of the cottage. The kitchen is well-stocked and an extremely pleasant, if modest, space in which to cook. We cooked regularly, entertaining as many as 8 extra people. I should note that this is a cottage not a luxury resort. That said, everything about it is delightful if you are looking for such a place to stay, as we were. The cottage sits between two beaches, both fine for swimming, and the yard has multiple places to sit and think or read or play outside. A kayak and a canoe are available for renters to use. Carl and Margot are terrific and very accommodating as are the rest of the neighbors on Thimble Farms Rd. I am hoping to come and spend two more weeks here in this lovely cottage in summer 2015.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Summer Cottage On Long Island Sound
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p563035vb
Branford Connecticut Shore
5

Spectacular "Boat House" is a hidden gem.

Spectacular "Boat House" is a hidden gem.
  • 5 out of 5
This wonderful cottage is perched right on the edge of Long Island Sound, along the west side of Elephant Rock/Juniper Point with an inspiring view of some of the Thimble Islands. Even though Pine Orchard Country Club is one cove to the west and another house looms behind, the positioning of the cottage, called Boat House, feels extremely private. At high tide, the sound gets within 6 feet of the huge window-doors that swing open from the front of the cottage. In a good wind, splash from the waves at high tide can spatter the windows. When in the living room with the two spectacularly counter-weighted window-doors open, one has the pleasures of sitting outside with the comforts of sitting inside. Truly lovely. The two bedroom, loft-style, second floor while offering little in the way of privacy (better for families or a couple than multiple couples) provides spectacular views. Sleeping upstairs suggested to me the experience of a chick nestling into an eagle's aerie -- snug, warm, and secure, on very comfortable beds, with the gentle breezes flowing through while listening to the occasional watery slaps of the tide and the murmurings of hundreds of sea birds on Frisbee Island about 400 meters to the southeast of the cottage. The kitchen is well-stocked and an extremely pleasant, if modest, space in which to cook. We cooked regularly, entertaining as many as 8 extra people. I should note that this is a cottage not a luxury resort. That said, everything about it is delightful if you are looking for such a place to stay, as we were. The cottage sits between two beaches, both fine for swimming, and the yard has multiple places to sit and think or read or play outside. A kayak and a canoe are available for renters to use. Carl and Margot are terrific and very accommodating as are the rest of the neighbors on Thimble Farms Rd. I am hoping to come and spend two more weeks here in this lovely cottage in summer 2015.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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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Rates & Availability

From $2,049 Weekly

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
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 Enclosure , outdoor with fantastic view
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • Master bedroom faces water.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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