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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

4 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. Owenego Beach Club includes bath house.

Adorable beach house in Branford, CT located in the shoreline town of Indian Neck. One bedroom house sleeps up to 4 with a queen sized bed upstairs and a king sized luxury pull out sofa downstairs.

Stay here and Explore Route 1’s scenic beach villages, featuring lively Main Streets and historic landmarks.

Start by exploring downtown Branford’s shops and restaurants, then follow the scenic Route 146 to Stony Creek, winding around the harbor to the Thimble Islands. Climb aboard one of the Thimble Island cruise boats (Islander, Sea Mist, Volsunga IV) for a cruise around these legendary pirate hideouts, now stunning private vacation homes.

The beach house offers amazing views of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. In the summer, enjoy the sun, sand, and water with a private membership to Owenego Beach Club during your stay. Wireless Internet available at the house and the beach. Get work done while you relax!

Contact the owner by filling out the form on the right----------------

- Private Beach Club Access

- Bath House at the beach for changing and storage

- Upstairs/ Downstairs

- Hardwood Floors

- Bright kitchen w/ skylights

- Cute front porch

- Satellite TV (and TIVO) in living room and bedroom

- Keurig Coffee Maker

- Tennis court with pro tennis coach access

- Playground at Beach

- Walking distance to highly rated dinning

- Kids Beach Toys

- Wireless Internet Access

Fishing and boating are excellent. Walking distance (2 min walk) to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, Wine Bar, liquor store, Ben & Jerry's, fresh vegetables and more. Branford train station is 3 miles away with free parking (110 mins to Grand Central Station in NYC). The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minute ride and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive. 15 mins to Yale and Universtiy of New Haven.

Things to do in Branford:

- Boat tour of Thimble Islands

- Hike, Jog, Cross Country Sky at the many regional water authority trails (over 60 miles of them).

- Take a dinner train ride or murder mystery train ride on the Essix Steam train.

- Eat and drink at the numerous Zagat rated restaurants

- Take a tennis lesson at Owenego Beach Club

- Tour the CT Wine Trail

- Visit Bishop's Orchard

More Details

Owner
Rachel Mele
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2017

About Rachel Mele

The owners, Jeff and Rachel Mele, purchased this second home as a place for their Florida parents to stay and visit with their 3 grandchildren. The house is available as a vacation rental when not in use by the family.

Rachel Mele purchased this house in 2012

Why Rachel Mele chose Branford

It's perfect! It has amazing views of the water and Thimble Islands. The near by restaurants are some of the best in CT! It's the perfect location for family to relax and enjoy all the seasons of CT.

What makes this house unique

The house is only steps away from Owenego Beach Club. The walk to Owenego hugs the shoreline. The family get a Membership each year to enjoy the water, activities, food, tennis and the kids love their unique playground.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Branford Center in Branford

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bedroom is upsatirs, sofa down
  • Bedroom is upstairs. Sleeps 2 comfortably, plus another possible 2 in the living room on the sofa bed if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews
Yonkers, NY
5

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much that I'm not sure where to begin. The house was clean, well decorated and the perfect size for my husband, me and our 2 year old. We rented this house to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. The location was great and the morning view from the bedroom window was incredible. I was up early enough to see the sunrise both mornings, breathtaking! The house is one house away from the water and within walking districts to restaurants and a few small shops. My husband and I joked that we didn't want to give this house a good review because then the secret would be out. We have rented a few houses on Home Away, but this one is truly special. We plan on going back but we're not sure when yet. Rachel and her husband were very nice and so easy to communicate with. This house is wonderful and we 100% recommend you stay there if you have the opportunity to do so.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review. We are so thrilled you love our home and look forward to having you again.
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5

Small but all-inclusive rental on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was an outstanding value with beautiful views of the Sound and Thimbles. For a small group, the house was excellent. Kitchen was complete and well-stocked. Seating on the lower level was more than adequate. Rental even includes a washer/dryer. As the house comes with a temporary membership to a local beach club, access to the shore is outstanding. Restaurants are nearby, and Branford center is a short drive away. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nokomis, FL USA
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We love the cozy little house with the fabulous views. Having Owenego down the path make this our favorite place on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place ever!! Location, location, location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Best location in town! The view was great! The beach house had everything you could possibly want. The access to the club and the beaches was a great feature. The owners Rachael & Jeff are very nice and do respond to your questions. It was a great vacation and will be going back to the same Beach House. Not even going to look at something else.

Stayed July 2017

Diane

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dover, NH
5

Oh !! We had a great time, and the beach house was just perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time, and the kids (15 & 4 years old) said, "this place is more fun than any other place we've been to."

Rachel, the homeowner, was more than pleasant, and very accommodating. She responded almost immediately to every contact I made. The Beachhouse was very charming, and obviously well cared for and very clean . Not only were the stairs to the The Sound steps away, there were so many restaurants and places of interest, just around the bend, and anything and everything anyone could want or need was within 2 to 4 miles of the house !!

Thank you again !!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St.Paul, MN/ USA
5

Darling house and fun area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this darling house. Great location for Yale University, Mystic, NYC, and more. Beautiful sunsets. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Assaggio Restaurant
Thimble Islands Cruise
Le Petit Cafe
Dockside Seafood & Grill
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bradley Hartford- 60 miles or Tweed- 7 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Orchard Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Shoreline East 39 Maple Street
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lenny's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Lenny’s Restaurant for legendary Lobsters, Steaks and Seafood, Bud’s Fish Market for fresh Littleneck Clams, a marketplace, liquor store and more. The Outlet stores are 1/2 hour away, two casinos are one hour away, IKEA is a 15 minutes and the ferry to Block Island is a one hour drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Branford Center, Connecticut Shore

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
£174
for 1 night
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.01
Damage Deposit £370.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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