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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

Rachel Mele

Member since: 2012
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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Rachel Mele

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2015
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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Branford - Beach House Views Thimble Isl.

4 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. Owenego Beach Club includes bath house.

Adorable beach house in Branford, CT located in the shoreline town of Indian Neck. One bedroom house sleeps up to 4 with a queen sized bed upstairs and a full size pull out sofa downstairs.

Stay here and Explore Route 1’s scenic beach villages, featuring lively Main Streets and historic landmarks.

Start by exploring downtown Branford’s shops and restaurants, then follow the scenic Route 146 to Stony Creek, winding around the harbor to the Thimble Islands. Climb aboard one of the Thimble Island cruise boats (Islander, Sea Mist, Volsunga IV) for a cruise around these legendary pirate hideouts, now stunning private vacation homes.

The beach house offers amazing views of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. In the summer, enjoy the sun, sand and water with a private membership to Owenego Beach Club during your stay. Wireless Internet available at the house and the beach. Get work done while you relax!

Contact the owner by filling out the form on the right----------------

- Private Beach Club Access

- Bath House at the beach for changing and storage

- Upstairs/ Downstairs

- Hardwood Floors

- Bright kitchen w/ skylights

- Cute front porch

- Satellite TV (and TIVO) in living room and bedroom

- Keurig Coffee Maker

- Tennis court with pro tennis coach access

- Playground at Beach

- Walking distance to highly rated dinning

- Kids Beach Toys

- Wireless Internet Access

Fishing and boating are excellent. Walking distance (2 min walk) to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, Wine Bar, liquor store, Ben & Jerry's, fresh vegetables and more. Branford train station is 3 miles away with free parking (110 mins to Grand Central Station in NYC). The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive. 15 mins to Yale and Universtiy of New Haven.

Things to do in Branford:

- Boat tour of Thimble Islands

- Hike, Jog, Cross Country Sky at the many regional water authority trails (over 60 miles of them).

- Take a dinner train ride or murder mystery train ride on the Essix Steam train.

- Eat and drink at the numerous Zagat rated restaurants

- Take a tennis lesson at Owenego Beach Club

- Tour the CT Wine Trail

- Visit Bishop's Orchard

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rachel Mele (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2015

About Rachel Mele

The owners, Jeff and Rachel Mele, purchased this second home as a place for their Florida parents to stay and visit with their 3 grandchildren. The house is available as a vacation rental when not in use by the family.

Rachel Mele purchased this house in 2012

Why Rachel Mele chose Branford

It's perfect! It has amazing views of the water and Thimble Islands. The near by restaurants are some of the best in CT! It's the perfect location for family to relax and enjoy all the seasons of CT.

What makes this house unique

The house is only steps away from Owenego Beach Club. The walk to Owenego hugs the shoreline. The family get a Membership each year to enjoy the water, activities, food, tennis and the kids love their unique playground.

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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much that I'm not sure where to begin. The house was clean, well decorated and the perfect size for my husband, me and our 2 year old. We rented this house to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. The location was great and the morning view from the bedroom window was incredible. I was up early enough to see the sunrise both mornings, breathtaking! The house is one house away from the water and within walking districts to restaurants and a few small shops. My husband and I joked that we didn't want to give this house a good review because then the secret would be out. We have rented a few houses on Home Away, but this one is truly special. We plan on going back but we're not sure when yet. Rachel and her husband were very nice and so easy to communicate with. This house is wonderful and we 100% recommend you stay there if you have the opportunity to do so.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review. We are so thrilled you love our home and look forward to having you again.
5

The Adorable Cottage on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Cottage. Very Clean, everything there you need. Peaceful on the water. We spent time with our Family and Friends and the end of the day back to the cottage to Relax until the next day.

There are so many good restaurants in the area to eat. Walking the beach, just driving around Branford (Pine Orchard) looking at the Beautiful Homes. I guess our timing was good, all the Flowers, Trees were in bloom and especially Lilacs, which we can't grown in Fl. Everything just Gorgeous! If anyone is looking for a vacation Home by the water, this cottage is the place to rent. Hope we can return again next year.

Thank you Jeff and Rachel

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Adorable Cottage on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Cottage. Very Clean, everything there you need. Peaceful on the water. We spent time with our Family and Friends and the end of the day back to the cottage to Relax until the next day.

There are so many good restaurants in the area to eat. Walking the beach, just driving around Branford (Pine Orchard) looking at the Beautiful Homes. I guess our timing was good, all the Flowers, Trees were in bloom and especially Lilacs, which we can't grown in Fl. Everything just Gorgeous! If anyone is looking for a vacation Home by the water, this cottage is the place to rent. Hope we can return again next year.

Thank you Jeff and Rachel

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Location, Location, Location . . . perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you love being on the water then this spot is perfect for you. You can walk steps to the beach, setup your computer with a view of the water or just sit and enjoy the peace and quite. The house is spotless and the bed is extremely comfy. Just bring something to grill and you are all set.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Hoboken, New Jersey
5

A great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a few days to get away from the busyness of city life. This was such a cozy, quaint house. It really had everything we needed. Laundry access was a huge plus for us, and the little bedroom upstairs was so cute and comfortable. The bed was comfortable with nice linens. My favorite part probably was the view of the water-front from the house, with windows all along the front of the house.

The only down side was having a bit of trouble keeping the place warm when we first arrived. Rachel was very accommodating and helped us figure out how to heat the house with a combination of electric heat and the fireplace. On the other hand, who knew it'd be so cold in April?

We would definitely go back, maybe in the summer when it is a bit warmer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Nice short getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Rachel for letting us enjoy short getaway at the beach house. Everything was according to description and Rachel was very responsive and helpful

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bradley Hartford- 60 miles or Tweed- 7 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Orchard Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Shoreline East 39 Maple Street
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, a marketplace, liquor store and more. The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive.

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Prices & Availability

From $115 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Branford, Connecticut Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2015 - 23 May 2015
1 night minimum stay
$235
for 1 night
From
$135
 
 
Summer
24 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
for 7 nights
$1,300
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$235
for 1 night
From
$135
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
1 night minimum stay
$215
for 1 night
From
$115
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
1 night minimum stay
$235
for 1 night
From
$135
 
 
Summer
4 Jun 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
for 7 nights
$1,300
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00

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 house in Branford in Connecticut Shore

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bedroom is upsatirs, sofa down
  • Bedroom is upstairs. Sleeps 2 comfortably, plus another possible 2 in the living room on the sofa bed if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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