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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael or Heather Cassano
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 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.

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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:
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Stunning Waterfront Home with Panoramic Views, overlooking the Thimble Islands
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 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

A slice of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The peacefulness, joy and beauty overwhelmed our family. Pictures don't do it justice as well as it being a lot more spacious than the pictures show. The sunrise cannot be missed as the sounds, smells and views of the water fills you with such joy! I awoke this morning after coming home from this piece of heaven on earth and actually teared up at the loss of such beauty. The house itself, felt like home the minute we walked in it. So beautiful and comfortable. We had all kinds of plans to keep ourselves busy, but ended up staying in the home the whole time. No one wanted to leave, only to soak up the warmth of the sun, surroundings and home. Thank you for allowing others to share this peace, solitude and joy in your home. I will forever be grateful and will mark this as a one in a lifetime vacation. No need to travel out of the country when this gem is here to be lived. The owners were more than accomendating and gracious. All is well with my soul ....... thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a spectacular 3-night stay with our 6- and 11-year-old niece and nephew. While kids are not known for their interest in or attention to real estate or home décor, they were completely blown away by the house, its location and peace and quiet. The spaciousness and comfort of the place is outdone only by its views and water access. We will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home on the water.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. The place is one of the best stocked we have stayed! The space for two families was perfect. This is a great location. We relaxed and enjoyed the home for a long weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful Warm Winter Days

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very mild February weekend at this beautiful getaway home. The house was stocked with everything you would need from food to supplies around the home to lots of great books to read. Amazing views and relaxing environment. The master bedroom is phenomenal, with a beautiful master bathroom. Cute little attic for kids to sleep in. We did have an issue with the grill, but Michael and Heather were amazing hosts and we were able to resolve the problem with no issues at all. You won't regret staying in this home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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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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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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 3 nights
From
£456
From
£533
Fri,Sat
£3,061
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,755
for 3 nights
From
£533
From
£611
Fri,Sat
£3,587
 
 
Fall 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 3 nights
From
£456
£2,891
 
 
Winter 2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 3 nights
From
£301
£1,963
 
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 3 nights
From
£456
From
£533
Fri,Sat
£3,061
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,755
for 3 nights
From
£533
From
£611
Fri,Sat
£3,587
 
 
Fall 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 3 nights
From
£456
£2,891
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning Fee £154.61

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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