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Private Island ! Thimble Islands,Bridge, Beach

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Guilford

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This recent Nantucket Shingle Style Waterfront Home is located on NARROWS ISLAND in Long Island Sound. The island is part of the archipelago known as the Thimble Islands. It is the only island of the Thimbles with a bridge, making it accessible by car as well as by boat. The property provides 360 degree water views. The home is one of only two residences on this four and a half (4.5) acre island.

Wake to a spectacular sunrise. Dine on the front deck and watch the boats sailing by. Enjoy the hundreds of flowers. Lounge in the large granite beachfront cabana while experiencing the fabulous views of the Thimbles. Explore an uninhabited island or sun, swim, fish or kayak from either of the two(2) private beaches just a step away.

At the end of the day, take in unsurpassed sunsets while soaking in the 7 person private hot tub.

For the boater, there is direct water access from the private floating dock and use of a mooring in the secluded cove.

The central air-conditioned home offers beautiful hardwood floors and stone tiles. It is furnished with nautical antiques and casual elegance. There are three (3) spacious bedrooms; 2 with additional sleeping lofts above. The main bath has a shower and a whirpool tub. The great room has a two-story high ceiling with plenty of room for conversation, TV, music or games and puzzles.

If you can pull yourself away from this island retreat for a time, you may want to cruise the Thimble Islands on a tour boat, visit our local craft breweries or venture into town to the Historic Guilford Green. The green is lined with wonderful boutique shopping, jewelry stores, spa, gourmet coffee, ice cream and chocolate shop, galleries, restaurants, library and classic antique homes. We provide a detailed Guest Directory with local menus and brochures.

If you desire a longer jaunt, then try a short drive to shop the designer outlets of Clinton, visit a winery, tour the Yale Campus in New Haven, play golf at a local course, hike the grounds of Gillette Castle or visit Mystic Seaport. In the evening you may cruise the Connecticut River from Essex or try your luck at Foxwoods Casino or Mohegan Sun.

Situated in the geographical center of the Notheast, Guilford is just a short ride from New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence using either I-95 or the Shore Line Train. The Island is less than five miles from the train station and conveniently located for travel to major airports: New York - 1 1/2 hours, Hartford - 1 hour, Providence - 1 hour, Boston - 2 hours, and New Haven - 15 minutes.

The Island is the perfect place for you, your family and your friends to enjoy a vacation with spectacular views and amenities.

We have many guests return each year to view the splendor and enjoy the relaxation.

We invite you to come and see our beautiful island !

Please note that the property is not suitable for wedding events or large celebrations.

Keywords: Recent 2 Story Home, Completed 2005

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered

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Member since: 2012
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11 October, 2016


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Private Island ! Thimble Islands,Bridge, Beach
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Ridgefield, CT, USA

Beautiful, Private, Pet Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in August, 2015 with our family and had the best family vacation we can remember. Everything was great and the grounds and house were well maintained. The friendly owner was always reachable if we had a question. During the day we'd enjoy the beaches and water activities. In the evening we'd grill on the deck or at the cabana, watch the sunset and plan our next day. Fabulous place to recharge!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. With 360 degree views you can enjoy them both. Great family and glad they enjoyed a special place.
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Suffield, CT

Narrows Island

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been going to Narrows Island for the past several years. We live busy lives and always look forward to spending time at this spot. It is a beautiful place that is private, quiet, and relaxing. Great for the two of us (and our dog) and family / friends who stop by to visit. Owner is always very accommodating and friendly. As I sit here and write this, I can't stop thinking about going back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to accomodate our guests. We appreciate that this great couple enjoyed the privacy and relaxation while their dog enjoyed the open space. Thanks for coming to Narrows Island for the last several years and for rebooking early for 2013. And again for 2014!
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Spectacular Property, Totally Undiscovered !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this special place in August, 2011 with our children. In our opinion it is one of the best properties on the Connecticut Shore. The house was immaculate when we arrived and the outside grounds were well maintained. We spent most of the time outside, particularly at the cabana or at the beaches. The house has central air-conditioning though you generally don't need it. Great vacation !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location is very unique. We are glad that you had a great vacation and enjoyed the house, cabana and the beaches. A terrific family !
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Fairfield, CT

Fabulous Family Private Retreat, Friends Too!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our 2 kids, aged 6 and 8 ,shared this fabulous island with my sister and her husband. The house was very clean and had all the new conveniences. If you need anything, the owner is a quick phone call away and is very helpful. We would Kayak from the beach (there are 2 small beaches) out to an island just offshore with picnic table and chairs. Our children were thrillled to find small crabs, shells and sea glass on the beaches. We chose the property do to it's convenience to our home and had friends with their kids and family come for the day. We spent most of the time in the stone cabana and grilled out some lobsters for dinner. Our friends came by with their boat and took us fishing and touring the Thimble Islands. What a terrific time!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the fun activities for kids is to find shells, small rock crabs, sea glass and an occasional buoy. Nice folks. We are happy that your family and friends had a wonderful time!
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New York, New York

Gorgeous Property Pictures Don't Do It Justice --Perfect High End Summer Rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this property for the month of July 2009 with our one year old son and family guests. I have to say it is nothing short of amazing. It is one of two homes on a tiny island connected to the mainland by a bridge so there is a great deal of privacy. Views are breath taking of the Long Island Sound and watching the sunsets here is really an activity one cannot miss. Two separate private beaches provide excellent ocean activity. I would wake up early and with my morning coffee watch the cranes fishing in the shallows. In addition to the house there is this cabana on the property perfect for entertaining and relaxing and has a bathroom wth shower, fridge, radio and ac outlets and bbq. Owner stops by every few days so if you have questions or need anything he is quick to help. House is new construction and in excellent shape and was given to us ultra clean. You won't want to leave the property but if you get the urge the quaint Guilford City Center is a short 15 minute car ride away. Our little guy was a morning riser so breakfast in town at this amazing little diner was a regular activity. City hosts lots of activities on the town green and we took in an antique fair as well as a children's concert during our stay. The only negative is that there is only one full bath in the main house so if you have a lot of people you will need to coordinate shower times, etc. A bath on the ground floor helps alleviate potty traffic.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that this couple and their guests were able to escape from New York and enjoy the privacy as well as the many events offered in the area over the summer months. Terrific folks and thanks for rebooking for 2012.
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Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA

Wonderful Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon in 2010 and had a great time. We were looking for some place that would be quiet, romantic, private and right on the water and this delivered all that. The house is very well maintained and has great "New England Beach House" charm while still being modern and up to date. I think this property would work best for small groups as there is only one shower and the kitchen area is small. Perfect for the two of us and fine for when some family came to visit for the day. Not that you'll want to spend much time inside - between the stone cabana area, the back deck chairs/hammock and small beaches on both sides of the island, you'll want to spend all your time outside enjoying the sun, the nice calm water and watching the various sea birds. After spending the day in the sun, you can cook up some dinner on the nice gas grill, then relax and watch the sunset from the jacuzzi. If you're looking for rowdy parties and happening nightlife - this area isn't for you. But for a nice quiet vacation to hang out in a beautiful private spot - this is great. We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled that this couple was able to spend their honeymoon at the Island enjoying the privacy and spectacular views. They are a fantastic couple and we wish them the best in their married life.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Guilford, Connecticut Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
3 Mar 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
30 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Guilford in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
    Bathroom 1 - tiolet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • Two Bathrooms in Main House and Additional Bathroom with Hot Water Shower at Beachfront Cabana
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft above with Twin and Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Loft Above with Twin and Closet
  • Queen Size Beds: (2) Queen Bed in 2 of the Bedrooms, Double Beds: (1) Double Bed in 1 Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds: (2) Each Sleeping Loft has a Standard Size Twin Bed and Closet
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Spectacular Granite Beachfront Cabana with Full Bath, Hot Water Shower, Refrigerator, Microwave and Stereo... Beach and Hot Tub Towels Provided... House Water Purification System...Children's Toys and Games...Weekly Cleaning Service... Kayaks and Swim Platform...Floating Dock and Guest Mooring

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