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Charming Historic Cottage, 130 Footsteps To Private Beach, Sleeps Five, Peaceful

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Branford - Annie Hennessey Cottage

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1130 Square Foot Cottage, Private

Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has twin bunk beds, third bedroom is a sleeping porch with a full bed. All new beds, all new mattresses. This cottage was one of five guest cottages that along with her 'Bungalow' formed the estate of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Frequent visitors to 'The Bungalow' were writers such as Jack London, who may have written Call of the Wild in this very cottage (or down the street in a local tavern). The floors are warped with age but the wood paneling is warm with the memories of the visitors who were drawn to this neighborhood for it became the site for many social gatherings that brought together literary and artistic figures of the day. Ella Wheeler Wilcox described this spot in her poem GRANITE BAY

At Granite Bay, such beauty lies,

In rocks, in waters and in skies,

As poets dream of Paradise.

The rocks that clasp fair Granite Bay

First saw her charms at break of day

And flushed to pink from somber gray.

To guard this bay from rude alarms

And shelter her from all that harms

Great trees reach out protecting arms.

Down to the very water's edge,

Between the granite rocks they wedge,

And watch in silence from each ledge.

Defending points and islands stand

And reefs of rocks run out from land,

To keep rude billows well in hand.

The river and the bay are friends;

One slender arm the river bends

And all her anchored boats defends.

So much one island loves her grace,

He fronts all dangers in his place,

To shield the beauty of her face.

Loved by the forest and the shore,

While sun and moon, and skies adore,

The strong rocks hold her evermore.

At Granite Bay the wild winds rest;

The sunlight is her welcome guest;

The moon goes mad upon her breast.

Not here is heard the sea gulls' scream.

They come, but only come to dream:

Far out at sea their sorrows seem.

At Granite Bay, far out at sea

My cares and troubles seem to me;

Love, joy and hope remain, these three.

Though forth my wandering footsteps stray,

To realms and regions far away,

My heart dwells here, in Granite Bay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kathy
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Charming Historic Cottage, 130 Footsteps To Private Beach, Sleeps Five, Peaceful
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Fantastic beach cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family just finished staying a week here at this cottage, and it was ideal for the 4 of us. It is just as pictured: cozy and comfortable, yet one block walk to the private beach. The neighborhood is filled with super friendly people who are happy to get to know you and chat as they walk their dogs. The sleeping arrangements worked out great, with a futon on the sleeping porch for one son, the bunk beds in a separate room for 2 other kids, and I had the master. There is only one bathroom and it is up a steep flight of stairs, but it is large and the shower is awesome. Also has super washer and dryer that we used a lot.

The beach is fairly small but so private-lots of days no one was there. Swimming was good, and the shoreline is lovely. Beach towels were provided, as well as a couple of chairs. Even though the property is small, we were able to entertain a party of 10 without difficulty. There is a great grocery store nearby-5 minute drive-and we were able to stock up on everything we needed. There is a small grill in the backyard which we used constantly. And there are several good lobster/seafood/burger restaurants that are a 10 minute drive and excellent.

The owner Kathy was available whenever we needed help. Even though she was super busy, when my son wanted an additional sports channel for a soccer match, she was able to get it for us on very short notice.

If you don't need too much space and love old historic beach cottages with slanting floors and lots of charm, I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3.3 Miles
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Short Beach
Car: necessary

Thimble Islands, 7 miles away

Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary, 10.3 miles away

Lighthouse Point Park, 4.5 miles

Pawson Park Wildlife Marsh, 5.3 miles away

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Branford, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
15 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£591
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,261
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£828
for 7 nights
£828
£3,153
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £473

There are two parking spaces only belonging to the house. It is so close to the beach that parking other than in the spaces belonging to the house is not permitted by the Short Beach Association. The grass yard is only 40 square feet, in other words, no yard whatsoever ! The BBQ grill behind the house is on a brick patio which is 60 square feet (tiny), and there is no picnic table out there.

Half due at time of reservation, by check or using PayPal.
Half due one month before arrival at the house.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Branford in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The washer and dryer are located in the bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This sleeping porch is for summer use only as it has no heat
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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