|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This Pine Orchard direct waterfront home, built in 1885, is the vacation spot you've been dreaming of. This well appointed home features six large bedrooms, three full baths, a large wrap around porch and more! The house is a traditional Victorian Beach House which has retained it's unique charm and many of the original features such as large rooms, stained glass windows, an original victorian clawfoot tub and cofferour ceilings. The house is well suited for large family gatherings and reunions. In the kitchen you will find everything you need for entertaining a crowd. There are two refrigerators, professional cookware, china and a large walk in pantry. There is a separate laundry room and mud room. The unusually large dining room can seat up to 18. The oversized outdoor wrap around porch can comfortably seat a large family. There is also a glass sunroom facing the ocean. The master suite includes a large private balcony which overlooks the ocean and the Thimble Islands. There are amazing views of Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands from almost every room. Enjoy beautiful gardens with different plant and flower varieties that bloom all year round. There is a two seater ocean kayak and many board games to keep you entertained if you tire of swimming or sunbathing. Town, train, and golfing are just minutes away.
For outdoor entertaining there is a beautiful yard which leads to the beach. There is plenty of outdoor furniture and a professional gas grill and webber charcoal grill for cooking.
Parking is never a problem. There is a large private driveway with parking for six cars. There is also a bonus lot with parking for an additional 6 cars which accompanies this home.
Enjoy many activities nearby for both adults and children. It is a ten minute drive to New Haven's culture with its museums, theatres, shopping, restaurants, and Yale. Foxwood Casinos and Mohegan Sun Casinos are less than one hour away. Premium shopping and outlets are less than 15 minutes away. Take a day trip to Newport or New York City which is just over an hour away! The house is 5 minutes from the Branford train station.
If your looking for a quiet and elegant spot to gather 12 family members together of varying ages and interests, then you have found the spot. We spent a wonderful week in this lovely house enjoying each others company and relaxing in front of the ocean. Working out details with Barbara was easy and efficient and the photos of the house, the property and the area do not do it justice. There is plenty to do and see in the area and Central New York is accessible by train in 1 1/2 hours from New Haven. However, the best times were spent concocting meals in the modern kitchen and then enjoying them with much conversation and laughter around the large dinning table before moving to the covered porch to watch the sun set with coffee in hand. The time spent there will be talked about in our family for years to come!
This is a beautiful home in a quiet lovely neighborhood sitting on the edge of Long Island Sound. I rented this home for my daughters graduation/family reunion and it could not have been better. The owner Barbara is wonderful to work with, very responsive and professional. My family loves to cook and this house comes with everything a cook could ask for. There is plenty refrigerator space, prep space, cooking area and a large dining room for everyone to sit down and enjoy a meal together. The house is very nicely decorated, very comfortable beds, beautiful outside lawn for barbaquing and and having a drink watching the boats go by. If you have a reason to stay in the area and need multiple bedrooms, this home will magnify your wonderful memories of your time there. Don't pass it up!
Beautiful home, beautiful location, and all beautifully maintained. The landlord was gracious and helpful. A perfect vacation week.
Gracious Owners...beautiful home...magnificent setting...beautiful weather...with a feeling that you have escaped to Gilligan's Island...Absolutely the best vacation to date! Thank you!
Our family stayed at this luxurious home for a Holiday Weekend. The home is both immaculate and charming. The owners Barbara and Paul were absolutely charming and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. The 6 bedrooms were all very large with extremely comfortable beds. Each bedroom had a unique bed frame and furniture. Every room in the house was decorated to perfection with many little touches that truly made the house a one of a kind. The kitchen was was equipped with every amenity you can imagine making it perfect for a family celebration. It was fully equipped with a built in wine cooler, two large refrigerators plus two large refrigerator drawers, top of the line professional appliances and a very large countertop which is perfect for preparing food and entertaining. The butlers pantry is amazing with the tin ceilings! The gardens and sunsets are breath taking! The property is stunning. The large wrap around Victorian porch was great for entertaining and fit a lot of people. We were right on the water overlooking the Thimble Islands. The glass sunporch had fabulous views and was absolutely charming. We have rented many homes before and this house is truly a one of a kind home. We would highly recommend this home to anyone! It's a great home for bringing families together. Our family had a blast!