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Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Pine Orchard - 4 Tyler Ave, Branford, CT

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Michael or Heather Cassano
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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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5

An amazing home in the heart of Branford!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the home for my wedding weekend in late September 2016. The home was located right in the heart of Branford directly on the Long Island sound. We took advantage of the well-stocked, gourmet kitchen, the kayaks/paddle boards, and the outdoor seating area. The five bedrooms were well-sized, and the master bedroom/bathroom were beautiful with a gorgeous view of the sound. We would definitely rent again if we have the chance. Thanks to Michael and Heather for all of your help during the process!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Beautiful home, perfect view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Loved watching the sunrise from the master bedroom window every morning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for entertaining

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week before our son's wedding to a local girl. The house was fantastic for catering for all the family dropping in, with so many sitting areas, plentiful crockery and a huge cooker, fridges etc. The location on the seafront was great for viewing the wildlife in the early mornings and swimming and kayaking by day. The young people particularly made good use of the kayaks and paddle boards. The beds were comfortable and hot water plentiful, all in all we has a wonderful week before our happy event.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

Without getting into detail...I would think very long and hard before staying here. Although the house is beautiful and the views are amazing the owners of this home are extremely unprofessional and had very poor communication.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that this guest enjoyed their stay in our home, both this year and last, and we are grateful for their emails and calls conveying their high satisfaction after both of their stays. However, when we communicated to this guest after their most recent stay that the house required unusual and extensive cleaning (something we’ve never experienced before) and requested that they pay the additional cleaning costs of $50 that we were charged, they refused and then wrote this review. We would like future renters to know that we pride ourselves in being extremely responsive, kind and considerate to all of our guests. Past reviewers (including the other rental property we own - 177106) have commented on our professionalism and responsiveness in many past reviews, which are all five stars. We care deeply about our guest experience, and will continue to work as hard as we can to ensure that every guest has a wonderful stay in our home.
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5

A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home. The amenities provided made our family vacation so easy and enjoyable. Since most of our family traveled from California to attend having everything provided was wonderful. Michael was available to answer any questions and the property was in great condition. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a very special place for their next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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.

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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
 
Winter 2016-17
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£310
£2,018
 
 
Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,565
for 3 nights
From
£469
From
£548
Fri,Sat
£3,146
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,803
for 3 nights
From
£548
From
£628
Fri,Sat
£3,686
 
 
Fall 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,565
for 3 nights
From
£469
£2,971
 
 
Winter 2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£310
£2,018
 
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,565
for 3 nights
From
£469
From
£548
Fri,Sat
£3,146
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,803
for 3 nights
From
£548
From
£628
Fri,Sat
£3,686
 
 
Fall 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,565
for 3 nights
From
£469
£2,971
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Cleaning Fee £159

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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 ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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