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Pine Orchard Contemporary Home on Large Lot with Beach Rights

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

We now have a video of the property located in the Amenities Tab at the bottom

UPDATE: Beginning September 1 2010 property will be available for long term rentals. Please inquire for long term details. Thanks.

A Branford, CT Waterfront Community Custom built six bedroom five bathroom contemporary home with New England accents located in a golf and beach community on the most sought after street in town. Completely redone in 2001 with the finest materials and upgrades. Kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream with professional all stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops with two sinks and cherry cabinets.

Great floor plan for every day living and entertaining. Perfect for accommodating guests and live-in help. Two large decks overlooking the estate provide views of the rolling green lawn and professionally landscaped gardens. Only a short walk to a private beach and country club. Very accessible to New York City, New Haven, CT -Yale University, Hartford, CT, Providence, RI and Boston, MA. Very easy train access to NYC, Providence and Boston

Beach Access Update:

All beach access points to Pine Orchard beach are open and within walking distance. Plenty of parking also should you decide to drive

We also recommend that our clients take advantage of the Stoney Creek beach in Branford which is a 10 minute drive away from the property. We highly recommend a visit to this area which is home to the Thimble Islands.

More Details

Anthony Malaro
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Anthony Malaro

I grew up in Branford, CT and met my wife, who is from CA, here as well. We both love Branford and it's quaint New England charm. Combined with the seaside beauty this town has to offer we jumped at the chance to buy this property. It was the 'ugly' house on the street when we acquired it in 2000. A very dated and structurally different ranch, my wife, who should have become an architect came up with a great design. By 2003 we transformed this ugly duckling into one of the most talked about homes on the street. Work has taken us to CA but we look forward to our trips back to CT to visit with family and friend and to stay in our lovely home on the east coast. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Anthony Malaro purchased this house in 2000

Why Anthony Malaro chose Branford

Branford is a wonderful New England town that has managed to attract some great restaurants, quality healthcare facilities and is convenient to almost everything while maintaining a quaint feel. Being right on the water is wonderful experience and each community within Branford has a feel of its own to appeal to everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr. Malaro,

We just filled out the VRBO survey, which did not include owner-specific feedback. However, I want you to know that we were so pleased with our rental for a number of reasons.

You were very helpful to talk to in advance an represented the property and the experience so well. I hope you felt that we were responsible guests.

I had invited all my close family from the west coast to my daughter’s wedding in New Haven, and there were 12 of us in all. In addition, we had family and friends over on Saturday night before the wedding. The deck and lawn were the outpost for the 30-somethings. They played some kind of death croquet with the set I brought while the older and younger folks shared time indoors. We all felt that it offered us such a unique opportunity to mingle over the 3 days that we would never have had otherwise.

On the value-added side, we had a few unexpected needs, like paper clips, rulers, and scissors that we did not expect to find in a rental but that you had stocked in drawers on the main level. The one bad surprise we had was that there was no hand soap or bath soap anywhere in the bathrooms or the supply closet. Not a problem of course since we were shopping on night 1, but I thought you should know.

We really enjoyed the walk to the beach and the note you left about the local area were helpful to us.

We would love to come back for a visit again sometime. We have a younger daughter who’s in a relationship. Who knows?

--Jack B---- (renter from 5/29 to 6/1)
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pine Orchard in Branford

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Full 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom is on the ground floor and very private.
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Pine Orchard Contemporary Home on Large Lot with Beach Rights
average rating of 4.714286 based on 37 reviews

A lovely LARGE home with plenty of room for our clan gathering!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our 3 children and their 3 kids, and several friends enjoyed the house this holiday weekend. We were pleased to find it as described and very accommodating for our large group. The diningroom and livingroom were especially well laid out to provide spaces for small groups and large to connect and eat, play games and hang out. Bravo. First class place to visit with a large family. (Only thing on our wish list would be a Keurig coffee maker, but the percolator and quick kettle sufficed.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great house & perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Pine Orchard house, it was perfect for our large family get together with plenty of space for adults and kids. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the porch and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. There were some nice little touches for the kids, a chalkboard in the basement and playing hide & seek in the house. Giant kitchen and a big dining room table for everyone to fit. Lovely walk to the private beach.

The only issue we had was the upstairs master toilet is having some issues and wouldn't stop running (and therefore not flushing). Husband had to fix it 2 or 3 times, which isn't exactly how he wanted to be spending his vacation. The master bedroom also has 2 awesome skylights; however, there are no blinds for them, so the room is bright very early.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thanks for taking the time to submit a review about the property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed you stay and would return. Also nice to hear the chalkboard wall was a hit with the kids. We hear even some adults have enjoyed the chalk festivities. We sent our plumber out to the property and the master bath toilet issue has been resolved. Sorry we could not get him out there sooner. Please extend our gratitude to your husband for rolling up his sleeves during vacation. Tony M.
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Wonderful House with All You Need for a Great Time

  • 4 of 5

Our group of professional educators spent four days at the Pine Orchard home in Branford, CT. The house is well equipped and easily fits a group of 10 to 12. There are six nicely sized bedrooms and five great bathrooms. The kitchen has everything you need to cook for a large group. And the whole house is air conditioned......a real boon in the hot muggy CT summers. All in all, a great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liverpool new york

Terrific. Great time in great accommodations. Could NOT have been better

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a three night Memorial Day Holiday at 55 Yowago Ave. The weather allowed a for beach time. The back yard was great for family games and everyone had plenty of space ( the "side suites" worked perfect for two famlies, one family took the Master suite, and two grandsons in the lower level, enough beds and showers!) The kitchen was well supplied, etc. We are frequent flyers on VRBO and this house ranks as one of the BEST. Thank you Tony

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More space than you can imagine!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Pine Orchard for my daughters graduation from Yale. I was looking for a minimum of 6 bedrooms and some of the rooms need to be convenient for elderly parents to access. It has 3 on the main level(just 2 small steps up to the bedroom areas on each side end of the house. That sold me. The remaining 3 rooms(2 upstairs, 1 downstairs) were very spacious. Plenty of room on the floors if multiple small kids are part of the group. We didn't get to use any of the jetted tubs upstairs, but we did make a roaring fire in the main area our final night there. It is a beautiful neighborhood to jog thru and the owner is more than kind!!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for extended family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our third extended family Thanksgiving at Pine Orchard House. The combination of pleasant neighborhood, easy walk to a beautiful beach, huge kitchen, extensive social/living space and 6 bedrooms/5 baths makes this the perfect venue for a big family holiday.

The house is amply furnished, but sparsely decorated. There are no tchotchkes to knock over, and there's plenty of floor space for air mattresses. The owners have replaced two old couches and several mattresses with nice, new ones since last year.

The house feels spacious, and there's lots of natural light.

The kitchen is well supplied with cookware and tableware. Plan to bring dish towels, and to provide most of your own food wraps and other consumables.

The owners have been incredibly nice and easy to work with. They even sent us food this year!

All in all, a great experience. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pine Orchard, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Foliage in CT
24 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving in CT
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas in CT
23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year in CT
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Fun in CT
17 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Foliage in CT
7 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas in CT
21 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year in CT
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148
Damage Insurance £73.26

We can setup payments however you like.
Mid-week rentals during peak season are available but may incur a higher nightly rate then advertised above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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