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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully appointed, remodeled, 5 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home perfect for families

This lovely five bedroom, three and a half bath home is the perfect place for family vacations and entertaining. The home sits up on a knoll overlooking the Thimble Islands and Long Island sound. There are spectacular panoramic ocean views from almost every room. Built in 1935, this home has been recently remodeled with an open floor plan, gorgeous gourmet kitchen and all new bathrooms. The living area is filled with top-end furniture and décor. The first floor contains the kitchen, a half bath off the kitchen, a family room, dining room, and living area with fireplace and 50” flat-screen HDTV with Tivo and Xbox, one guest room and adjoining private bath. The second floor contains two guest bedrooms, a guest bath, a laundry room and a spectacular master bedroom and adjoining bathroom with cathedral ceilings and panoramic views. The third floor contains another bedroom in a loft-type space. The home is appointed with the best amenities – commercial range/cooktop and refrigerator in the kitchen, central air conditioning and never-ending (tankless) hot water.

Outside, the home boasts a beautiful wrap-around Victorian porch, as well as a back deck and patio overlooking the ocean. The home also partially owns a jetty located outside which provides easy access for kayaking and paddle boarding right from the backyard. Located in a quiet spot on a private road, near several beaches and a beautiful resort with restaurants and a waterfront bar, this home is a perfect place to watch the sunset while drinking a glass of wine or take a dip in the refreshing warm ocean water of Long Island Sound off the jetty in the backyard, or at one of several sandy beaches only steps from the home. The large wrap around decks offer stunning views of both the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound, a perfect venue for watching the boats go by, visiting, reading, napping, or simply enjoying your favorite beverage. The home is under 90 minutes from New York, 15 minutes to New Haven, or 2 hours to Boston. You won’t find a more wonderful place to vacation.

Please note that we have a strict noise policy and limited parking, so the home may not be used for large parties or events. Maximum of 9 guests, unless approved by owner and extra quest fee required.

More Details

Owner
Michael or Heather Cassano
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Michael or Heather Cassano

My husband and I purchased this home in 2014 and then completely remodeled it in order to allow it to function well as a vacation property. We love the home and have appointed it with only the best amenities, appliances, digital technology and furniture.

Michael or Heather Cassano purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael or Heather Cassano chose Branford

We fell in love with Branford and the Thimble Islands on our first visit many years ago. With all of the history of the islands and of central Connecticut, and the spectacular beauty of the area, we decided to buy a home here to use ourselves, as well as rent to others.

What makes this house unique

You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.

Location

Owenego Inn & Beach Club
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
New Haven
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
ShoreLine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
95
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Limewood
Car: recommended

You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.

Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. Experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.

Catch The Shoreline East train 5 minutes from the home, connects to New Haven and Grand Central Station. Only 15 minutes to New Haven,under 90 minutes to New York or 2 hours Boston.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pine Orchard in Branford

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • First Floor Half Bath - Toilet , off kitchen
    First Floor Guest Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , private access from 1st Floor Guest Room
    2nd Floor Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large soaking tub, cathedral ceilings, newly remodeled
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Tempurpedic mattress with luxurious linens
    3rd Floor Loft Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , memory foam mattresses
    1st Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , beautiful, memory foam mattress
    2nd floor Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 Double Bed , memory foam mattress
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 Double Bed , Memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford. Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, and salons. Experience live summer music, including some of the best musicians from New York to Boston.

Reviews

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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands
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5

Super home for a large group. Stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We had ten adults along with our Yale student and her fiancé. The home's sleeping accommodations for 10 were great. As well, the home's open layout allowed us all to move freely while preparing and having our group meals. The kitchen is GREAT. We all loved the home as well as it's setting. Heather was very responsive to our questions..very friendly. We would all choose this home again. We made many happy memories as a group. The home and Heather allowed us to do this in comfort. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Collierville,tn
5

Incredible View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with our group of 10 women. we were in town for a reunion so spending time together was a priority. The house is lovely, the setting magnificent, we needed plenty of room and the house is very spacious. The water side patio/porch is just a wonderful place to sit and have coffee in the morning and talk late into the night. Heather and Michael great to work with. We plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great New England experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful with an amaizing view .. clean and decorated like a magazine ..plenty of kayaks and paddle boards with life jackets and water shoes for the whole family to enjoy ... lots of sightseeing close by .. the Thinble island tour , beautiful beaches and fishing .. Yale museums ... nice restaurants ...a great New England vacation

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

7 beautiful days

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after a week at this property with my whole family which included 8 adults and a 7 week old baby. There was plenty of room for each couple to have privacy and a large enough open dining/living room area that we never felt cramped or on top of each other. I have never seen a better appointed rental property. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want or need to cook significant meals for a crowd. There were ample supplies left in a closet that included toilet paper, paper towels, liquid soap, napkins, etc. I had gone to a bookstore to get some reading material before we arrived but I needn't have bothered - the book shelves were full of terrific books of all genres. Outside, there was plenty of seating for multiple people and there were several kayaks and paddle boards so everyone could be out on the water whenever they wanted. All the appliances were in good working order. We had to contact the owner to inform him that when we tried to retract the outside deck awning, the mechanism broke. Michael was immediately responsive and not only came right out to see the problem but brought with him new umbrellas to use in place of the awning. The only drawback was that there was no where to safely take a walk with a baby in the neighborhood - no sidewalks and no public walkway by the water in front of the house. Oh, and there was a cat that came around every single day looking for attention - so often that we thought it could have belonged to the house! It did have a collar with the name Tango on it. Is that an animal you're familiar with, Michael? Anyway, a good time was had by all and we would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore
5

Quiet and private

  • 5 of 5

Great house with lots of open space, nice library, excellent for families,

Nice kitchen. Outdoors sit in chairs , private location, on the water, beautiful views, of thimble islands. Close to some great lobster places, farm grill and stony creek brewery, bike, hike, swim, kayak, and paddle board, Yale is very close , if need it wifi, tv and Internet. Public beach is close , if you want a sandy beach. The week went to fast, so much to do. You can kayak out to islands , that is cool!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfort, Beauty and above all TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5

Oh boy, where to start... where to start?

This is a quintessential New England coastal home, inside and out -- the kind you see in movies and in home catalogs and wonder if these places really exist. The home is on the big side, yet cozily decorated to feel warm and charming. A cool and constant breeze from the ocean blows into the south side of the home, but if it gets too hot, the place is fully air conditioned.

The home is immaculate. The kitchen is well equipped, complete with a professional gas stove. Loved the washer and dryer especially. The beds are all super comfy with nice bedding. Lots of pillows, towels, and everything else you'll need.

Bradford is a small community, very fun to walk around. If you want more city life, New Haven is only a few minutes away. We had a car, but also used Uber without any issues or delays.

The owners, like the home, are warm and welcoming. They've done a beautiful job on this place. THANK YOU for sharing your spectacular home. We cannot wait to get back there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pine Orchard, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 3 nights
From
£447
£2,987
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 3 nights
From
£296
£1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
24 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 3 nights
From
£296
£1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017-18
25 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 3 nights
From
£296
£1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 3 nights
From
£447
From
£523
Fri,Sat
£2,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,721
for 3 nights
From
£523
From
£599
Fri,Sat
£3,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 3 nights
From
£447
£2,987
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151.64
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1

50% due at time of booking. The other 50% is due thirty days before your stay. All rentals will include a minimum of a weekly rental contract to comply with the town of Branford zoning regulations. Please refer to the contract for rules & regulations including noise, occupancy, parking and pet policies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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