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Waterfront Home By The Sea, Private Sandy Beach & Hot Tub, Panoramic Waterview

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Hot Tub, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8-10 )

Waterfront home with Private Sandy Beach and Spa Hot tub overlooking Long Island Sound. Spectacular panoramic ocean views from nearly every room in the home is a piece of paradise. Located only 15 minutes to Yale New Haven, under 90 minutes from Manhattan, or 2 hours to Boston, in Pawson Park Branford on a Private Road.

This ideal beach home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, including master suite with spa shower & jacuzzi , two wrap around decks and a private sandy beach. Take a dip in the refreshing water of Long Island Sound, stroll the beach while shelling and enjoying the fabulous views of the Connecticut's shore. While relaxing in the outdoor hot tub, with your friends and family, you can watch the sunset glistening off the spectacular water view; an incredible sight to see. Enjoy the expansive flowering gardens that overlook the beautiful Branford Harbor while reading a book or playing a game of croquet. During your stay, we offer a complementary club membership to the Private Beach & Tennis Club only a few minutes from the home, a great amenity to enjoy.

This waterfront home features an open layout with great flow in the kitchen/living/dining area. The gourmet kitchen with granite counters & center island overlooks the magnificent water view is fully equipped and complement the professionally designed interior. Two large wrap around decks offer stunning views of Long Island Sound a perfect venue for watching the boats go by, visiting, reading, napping, or simply enjoying your favorite beverage. Luxurious amenities including 60" HD Wi-Fi flat screen TV in the large family room, along with a built-in stereo system and intercom to communicate with each other while in separate rooms, and high speed internet. Fully air conditioned spacious rooms a wonderful place to vacation. Easy access for kayaking and paddle boarding from your private beach. Take a boat ride on the Thimble Island Cruise and see the many Islands in Branford.

You'll find farm stands a short walk from the home, local fresh seafood markets, antique shops and up-and-coming wineries and our newest micro brewery. Stop at the neighborhood Seafood Restaurants for a fresh catch of the day, or Lobster roll.

Just 5 minutes to the historic town green with plentiful restaurants, markets, shops, spas 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. Sorry No Weddings, Special Events or Parties.


More Details

Carol S
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Carol,

Back to Reality! yes, a 'cheerful thought' brings to my mind sitting on the deck at your lovely home. Your home certainly felt like 'a home away from home' so comfortable and inviting. We all thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and lovely scenery. Couldn't have been more pleased to celebrate my 60th exactly where we did. Wish you and yours all the best!

Kind Regards,

Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Branford Center in Branford

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 0
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Luxurious Marble Bath w/Jacuzzi for 2,overlooking the Ocean
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Marble floors and counter w/duel sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bathroom with changing area for Hot Tub
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Italian Marble floor with Hand painted sink
  • All bathrooms are fully stocked with fine Towels, and linens
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite Deluxe King with Duel Water Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second Suite w/Deluxe Queen &Magnificent Water Views,Pvt Bth
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Deluxe Queen w/ Direct Waterfront Views of Branford Harbor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The four Bedrooms include 100 % Deluxe Premium Cotton Linens and Deluxe Mattresses
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Jacuzzi for 2, Triple Head Massaging Shower in Master Bathroom, overlooking the harbor bay & Private Sandy Beach. Private Club Access to Beach & Tennis Club located down the street in the neighborhood. Passes to Foote Park and Branford Town Beach less than 2 miles from the home, large play grounds for the children, picnic areas, sandy beach with bath house and lighted Tennis courts. Branford's town center has something for everyone. It boasts one of the most picturesque town greens in all of New England, with dozens of historic buildings, an array of fine restaurants, and streets lined with unique boutiques. Memorial Day Parade lines the streets with the Stoney Creek Fife & Drum and floats. During the Summer live entertainment, Jazz and Classic Music. Branford Annual Festival and Car Show a wonderful shoreline destination. Branford Fireworks amazing display on the water, front row seats in front of the home.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Home By The Sea, Private Sandy Beach & Hot Tub, Panoramic Waterview
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A perfect setting for the bride's family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful, clean, well appointed home and hope to go back again on a less hectic weekend.

Our daughter married at the nearby Owenego Inn and this home provided the perfect setting for the bride and her entourage to prepare on the big day. We had three generations all accommodated in beautiful bedrooms. The kitchen was set up with everything a professional chef would need and there was plenty of deck and living space to read quietly, nap or watch TV. Finally the largest deck overlooking the water and harbor was breathtaking. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your magnificent home on this very special occasion.

Jackie and Arthur

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA, USA

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a nicer rental property. This was PERFECT for our extended family visit to Branford. It is extraordinarily well equipped with tons of extra linens, utensils, dishes, etc. We had two young grandchildren with us and there was plenty of room for them to play. The house was immaculate and the water views are really lovely. It was quite warm during our visit and the AC kept up beautifully. We also enjoyed the membership in the beach and tennis club just a short distance away. We'd rent this again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is 100% as advertised!

Immediately upon arrival we noticed 2 things.... the house was SPOTLESS and the views are spectacular! Thankfully, there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy them. The photos are so accurate that even though we were coming to the home for the first time, it already felt familiar.

The rooms are large and extremely comfortable. The bedrooms have plenty of storage space and there is a more than sufficient stash of towels, bedding, etc. The kitchen is extremely well appointed. Every single appliance, utensil, etc that we needed was there - we cooked most meals in the home so this was a huge plus! There is a TON of cutlery, plates, etc

We had an extremely wonderful week with our family at this spectacular home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorial Day weekend in Branford, Ct.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely and well equipped home. There are water views on three sides of the house with large windows to capture the view. The Branford area was lovely, and I strongly suggest the 45 minute boat tour of the Thimble Islands. A terrific Memorial Day weekend getaway. Steve

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing In Every Way!!

  • 5 of 5

What impressed me the most about this property............everywhere you turn there is a spectacular view from inside the house, even the bathrooms!! Both inside and out are meticulously clean and well maintained. Even though it was October I enjoyed relaxing on the private beach and watching the sunsets, just breathe taking. The master bath was a favorite of mine, like being in my own private Spa. Loved the kitchen, and there is absolutely everything you need to feel at home. Sitting on the deck in the evenings watching the boats after spending a relaxing time in the hot tub. There are great places to eat and grocery stores close by. I hope to go back again in the summer time to enjoy a nice swim in the ocean. Carol and Tom are responsive if you need anything at all and are very kind and considerate owners. Thank you for everything..........

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 7 adults, needed a large home for a family reunion, and this home was perfect for us. It was clean, with an open layout, and large enough for all of us to have enough space and be comfortable. The gourmet kitchen was fully equipped and had everything we needed to cook our meals. We especially loved sitting at the kitchen table at dinnertime with the fantastic water view. On the other side of the house we watched the sun set over the sound every night…and in the hot tub, we watched the moon rise. The home also offers a private sandy beach right in the back of the house that we enjoyed. There were amenities everywhere, including a huge tv where we watched the Michigan game on very comfortable sofas. We took turns enjoying the massage chair! This really was luxury at its finest! We found the nearby area beautiful with lots of great shops and restaurants. One piece of advice: be sure to bring your binoculars so you can enjoy spotting the many varieties of birds! Thank you, Carol and Tom, our family enjoyed our wonderful getaway. I highly recommend this vacation home on the Connecticut shore.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Assaggio Restaurant
"This is my personal favorite Dining destination to bring my Friends and Family."
Car: recommended

15mins from New Haven, Yale Univ./90mins to NYC/ 2hrs Boston.

Coastal Living at it's finest in the lovely waterfront town of Branford Connecticut. Enjoy the plentiful coastal beaches and refreshing long island sound waters. Indulge in the fine arts of New Haven or the Largest Casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun . Art and Music Festivals happening all season long. Outlet shopping and Large Malls. Stoney Creek Tour Boat .Golfing 18 Holes nearby . Large selection of restaurants within 2 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Branford Center, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Yale Graduation Weeks
12 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £399
Amenity maintence fee £279

Cleaning Fee and Security Deposit Required


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