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Francis Wihbey

Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House

12 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Pine Orchard

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10-12 people

A beautiful Ocean Front 10 room Victorian with a Full Wrap around porch overlooking the Ocean. A new Kitchen was installed in 2007. Each Bedroom has one bed in it. 4 rooms have Queen Beds, and 2 rooms have Double Beds, and a crib setup is available if needed. Three of the Bedrooms overlook the Ocean. The House is located only 2 miles away from the center of town with many fine restaurants. It is 10 Minutes to New Haven and only 5 minutes to Stony creek where you can cruise the Thimble Islands and have Breakfast or Lunch. Within 40 minutes of travel time, you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino, and shorter travel time to the Clinton Premium Outlets which include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Francis Wihbey (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

About Francis Wihbey

I purchased the house as a second home. I will eventually move here full time, in the mean time I rent it out on occasion to help with the expenses. I classify the house as my personal residence, but yet like to offer it to others to enjoy on their vacation. As you can tell it is really not a rental property, but i have satisfaction in having other people enjoy the views and relaxation time.

Francis Wihbey purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Francis Wihbey chose Branford

I bought this vacation home to eventually retire to. I use it to get away and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

Breakfast out on the deck. Watching the ocean and boats go by. Walking during the day.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Waterfront 10 Room Victorian Beach House
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week-long family vacation at this house, and it exceeded all our expectations. The house is beautifully decorated and has a rustic, beachy character, while still being extremely comfortable. Family members ranging in ages from 13 to 84 all had a wonderful time. The house is a terrific launching point for kayaking (we rented two kayaks for the week from Action Sports in Branford, who will deliver them and pick them up right at the house), biking, nature walks (Trolley Trail, in particular), swimming at the private rocky beach in front of the house (bring water shoes), running, etc. And, of course, it's wonderful to just sit and gaze out at the water from the back lawn or large patio of the house. Fran is a terrific host -- always available but not intrusive. The kitchen is terrific (great to have two dishwashers!), and the six bedrooms are all varied and charming. There are TVs in most rooms, and very strong wifi, allowing streaming video (including to the Apple TV connected to the main TV in the living room). There are also air conditioners in most rooms, but with the strong night breeze off the Sound, we didn't need them. We are very grateful for finding this place, and definitely plan to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Place in Branford. A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

I spent my 33rd birthday here with a few friends and we had the best time. The house is very clean and well-stocked and Fran is extremely helpful. I could always reach him by phone. The bedrooms are very nice and comfortable. And the view! Extraordinary. Wish it had been warmer, but still a very nice stay. Would love to come back again. Recommend to anyone who has a lot of friends or family who like to cook and drink.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, DE
5

A Splendid Week in a House that Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a splendid Christmas week in this lovely home. It is difficult to know what to highlight first: the location was perfect for us, the views to LI Sound are great, we all walked in the nearby land trust, the small town of Branford was a treat to stroll. The living spaces in the home are varied so that if you are a family who only gets together once or twice a year, there are plenty of spaces to talk one on one, as well as to group up. Lots of TVs for kids who want some entertainment - I think every - or nearly every bedroom has one. One lovely touch was a great big cuddly bear on the bed of what became our kid room. It's always great to have comfort in new places and Big Boris - as we called him, was ever so thoughtful. Others have mentioned the kitchen - we came with a lot of things that experience taught us would not be there for our use (strainer, turkey baster, roasting pan) and that box got left in the car and never delved into. The kitchen is beyond well stocked. It also came with oils, vinegars, spices, etc. So generous and unexpected. The bed linens were very nice - lots and lots of good towels, many throws and pillows throughout the house as well. A huge bonus was Fran. Always an email or phone call away, always with an answer to questions, nothing too much trouble. THE BEST thing, I think, however, was how at home we all felt from the moment we stepped through the door, as if it was a place we returned to year after year - a family retreat. Quite Splendid.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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maine
5

Character with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This house has endless character and a spectacular view of LI Sound. With six bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen and two large living areas we had plenty of space and amenities for our extended family to visit and enjoy! Although it was November and to cold to sit outside, the home has a gorgeous wrap around porch for outside enjoyment. If you are looking in this area, give Fran a call!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a spectacular vacation at this property! The location is magnificent, many evenings were spent dining on the comfortable deck and enjoying the great views. The house is extremely spacious and comfortable. The living spaces are well appointed and inviting, with many tv's available . The kitchen is extremely well stocked, which makes it easy to cook delicious meals and enjoy the gorgeous views.

A big plus is Fran. He is extremely easy and accommodating to deal with. He goes out of his way to make your vacation enjoyable. Thanks Fran!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation at this home was great; very quiet neighborhood, plenty of room for all of us (7 adults and 3 children)! Tons of bath towels! There were 2 TVs in the main living space which was great for the children to watch their shows while the adults watched theirs. A couple of the bedrooms also had tvs. Yard was big enough for the children to play in and with the use of lawn chairs and our beach chairs, we made a "fence" so the children and their ball did not go over the "cliff".

Met a friendly neighbor who gave us insight into restaurants and beach areas. This house is not on what I would call a beach, there is no sand and although you could get into the water from the shore, it was difficult for the children (4 and younger) who ended up with many scratches, bruises and bleeding knees.

Husband and children loved going out in the kayak! We all loved spending time sitting on the porch overlooking the Sound.

It would be helpful if there was a book of directions to restaurants and/or menus, directions to local grocery areas and local beaches. Would also be helpful if you had a cabinet or two available for guests to put their food and kitchen items in.

Fran was very easy to work with and very accommodating!

Thanks Fran!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley International Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Assagios
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Thimble island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Branford
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I -95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Assagio
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Front of House
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pine Orchard, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 2 nights
From
£570
£3,171
£12,113
 
 
September
1 Oct 2016 - 24 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£494
for 1 night
From
£494
£2,544
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,171
for 7 nights
£3,171
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152

Certified Bank Check, Personal Check once cleared, Possible Credit Card. Cash

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pine Orchard in Connecticut Shore

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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