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Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Adorable shoreline home in the desirable Indian Neck section of Branford. Walk to beach and stroll past beautiful Victorian homes, stop and get your lobsters right off the boat. We are 20 minutes to New Haven where you can visit museums, great restaurants and Yale University. Take the train into New York City, it's one and a half hours away. Enjoy visiting Mystic Seaport and the beautiful town of Essex. Walk across the street to the beautiful Owenego Club and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail overlooking Long Island Sound. Also walk to Lennys our great casual seafood restaurant. Great getaway for parents visiting Yale University for graduation. parents weekend etc. Train goes right into New Haven. Yale provides shuttle to University.

Just bring your toothbrush and have a relaxing vacation.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Branford Center in Branford

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

A Relaxing Shoreline Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Mary's home is lovely, clean, and comfortable! It has everything you need to whip up a delicious local seafood dinner, as well as plenty of linens, a washer and dryer, and a backyard where I ate breakfast every morning. The location is excellent for a shoreline getaway, quiet but with many nearby attractions. The Owenego Beach Club is about a half block away and offers reasonable casual waterfront dining....lobster roll anyone? There is also a lovely path along the Sound for strolling after dinner. You can walk down Linden Avenue and get to several beach options....pleasantly deserted during the week. Yes, the Thimble Islands cruise is a must.....local flavor, beautiful views.

Mary's house has AC, but I was comfortable with all the windows open, enjoying the fresh breezes and scents of the nearby salt marshes, where osprey and other shore birds cavort. Mary is close by if needed, and quick to answer questions. She also provided me with a list of nearby restaurants and suggestions on seafood markets. The nearby shoreline towns are charming and worth a visit. Branford is hopping with breweries and restaurants, and do not miss my favorite shop, Taken for Granite in Stony Creek!

Altogether a relaxing stay...would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We totally recommend Mary's shoreline home in Branford, we didn't want to leave! Arriving from the uk for our son's graduation at Yale, Mary made us very welcome. The house is spotless, well equipped and with enough basic supplies to keep you going for a few days.

Located a stones throw from the shore, we found great places to eat offering pizza, local seafood and great steaks.

We travelled without hiring a car and used the Ube app for taxis. This was so easy to use to get into New Haven and surrounding area. Try and go on the thimble islands boat trip from Stony Creek.

The owner Mary is a lovely, generous lady and will do everything she can to make your stay a good one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We regularly rent for vacations, but have never before rented a property that had all the comforts of home! Immaculately clean, fully equipped, no need to rush out to buy basic staples and household products, and even the fixings for a simple meal. We would not hesitate to stay again. The area has much to offer, but this also offers a quiet place to unwind and wonder to the shore.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. Glad you had a happy time here
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This house was lovely and so perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

The Adorable Shoreline Some was perfect for us; it had all the conveniences my husband and I needed for the six nights we spent there. The house very clean. The rooms were larger than what we expected; I loved the office room with the futon and internet access. The kitchen was very well equipped. The neighborhood was lovely and very peaceful. At the bottom of the road was the sea; Long Island Sound beckoning us for evening walks. Charming restaurants were close by. Mary was extremely helpful with all the great suggestions she made. We will definitely go back to the same house next time we visit Connecticut.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your kind words. So happy you enjoyed your vacation
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New York, NY

Relaxing Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a little bit less than a week during the Labor Day weekend. The house is bigger than it looks on the pictures. It is well maintained and had everything we needed for our stay. The host, Mary, is very nice and accommodating. The shore is a short walk away and if you don't want go to the beach, the house has a sizable backyard where you can just relax in one of the beach chairs. There is a seafood store with a great selection of fresh fish and seafood around the corner, a super market a five minute drive away and a couple of restaurants across the street. Things to do include local attractions such as Thimble Islands cruise, drive on the scenic I-146 and visiting local historic villages such as Essex. We enjoyed our stay very much and felt quite relaxed at the end. I hope we could stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, so glad you had a relaxing vacation,
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Charming cottage and very convenient

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this cottage and were very pleased - it is neat as a pin, clean, comfortable and within walking distance of nearby restaurants and the shore. Mary, the owner, was very accommodating and is nearby in the event you need her (we didn't). We used the a/c on the first day we arrived, but afterwards, open windows kept us comfortable. The home is actually larger than we expected, with a tv room/office, living room, bedroom and eat-in kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, I really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your vacation, you were great guests. Thanks again Mary
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Branford Center, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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