A beautiful Ocean Front 10 room Victorian with a Full Wrap around porch overlooking the Ocean. A new Kitchen was installed in 2007. Each Bedroom has one bed in it. 4 rooms have Queen Beds, and 2 rooms have Double Beds, and a crib setup is available if needed. Three of the Bedrooms overlook the Ocean. The House is located only 2 miles away from the center of town with many fine restaurants. It is 10 Minutes to New Haven and only 5 minutes to Stony creek where you can cruise the Thimble Islands and have Breakfast or Lunch. Within 40 minutes of travel time, you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino, and shorter travel time to the Clinton Premium Outlets which include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more! 10 minutes to Yale university which is often rented for most functions at the university by parents and alumni.
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps At least 12
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Oct. 2018
About Francis Wihbey
I purchased the house as a second home. I will eventually move here full time, in the mean time I rent it out on occasion to help with the expenses. I classify the house as my personal residence, but yet like to offer it to others to enjoy on their vacation. As you can tell it is really not a rental property, but i have satisfaction in having other people enjoy the views and relaxation time.
Francis Wihbey purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Francis Wihbey chose Pine Orchard
I purchased this vacation home to eventually retire to. I use it for a retreat and to vacation.The views are breathtaking over looking the thimble islands as well.
What makes this Cottage unique
Breakfast out on the deck. Watching the ocean and boats go by. Walking during the day. The house is is overwhelming with charm and warmth. The linens and towels are of high quality.
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Perfect Weekend Getaway for Large Group
We had a large group and never felt crowded! The bedrooms are comfortable and the living area/kitchen are huge! There are also 2 dishwashers which was an unexpected plus with our big group. We brought some large "island" floats and anchored them to the shore and spent a whole day out enjoying the beautiful waters. The view from the deck is absolutely amazing. We spent most of the time siting outside just taking in the view. When the tide comes in there isn't much of a beach directly in front of the house but between the kayaks we brought and the floats we didn't care! I was initially worried about parking but there is a small lot that fit 3 of our large vehicles and the remaining people were able to find close street parking. All of the neighbors were kind and accommodating. There was a fresh propane tank that lasted all weekend and even some poles for a hammock, which thankfully, we also brought with us :) We loved this home and will keep an eye out for it next year! Thank you for being a wonderful host and answering all of our questions quickly!
Thank you for your stay and I am glad that you enjoyed it as well and I'm always there for my company to help in any way I can. I hope that you will keep me in mind for your next year's visit you're more than welcome thank you again.
Second time we have rented and we love it
Lovely beachy home, perfect for sitting and admiring the view. We rented kayaks from Indian River Marina and Kayak—not too expensive for multiday rental, and let’s you explore the area. We highly recommend this rental!
Thank you for your stay and I hope you will return again. Your company was well appreciated.
Beautiful old home. Enjoyed viewin Long Island Sound from the porch and front yard.
Lovely home with a large kitchen. Six bedrooms but only 2 bathrooms. Everyone in our group was considerate and it was not a problem. Truly enjoyed sitting on the porch during the day and after dark. Very relaxing. Parking for 4 to 5 cars behind the house which is important in Branford.
A week in Paradise
My family and I just finished a wonderful week at this home. The home has more than ample space, so no one ever felt that they were on top of each other, which helped to make this home a very comfortable place to relax. Also, unlike many homes we have rented in the past, the home was stocked very well with all the basic essentials. Most important, the view from the rear garden is absolutely amazing with the Thimble Islands in view.
Also, the location was excellent for us. The home is situated close enough to make a coastal drive to Mystic exploring old towns, antiquing, etc. and the home is very close to NYC (we made it in less than an 1 1/2 hours no traffic), making it an easy escape. Also, Branford has many walking trails to explore in around the neighborhood.
The only caveat is make sure to bring water shoes. The surface below the water at the beach is made up of rocks.
We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven that evokes tranquility and peace.
Amazing! Would absolutely recommend
Stayed here for a wedding, unbelievable property and made the weekend! Beautiful inside and out, unreal property on the sound. Thank you Francis for a great Memorial Day Weekend!
A beautiful house for friends to gather
We have been staying at this house every fall for the past number of years. Each time we come we have a wonderful time with the house making all the difference. The house is so comfortable, an absolutely lovely setting, with the beach and the view. The six bedrooms are great for accommodating our large group. The large living room , porch and open kitchen make gathering and visiting so easy. Fran the landlord, is such a pleasure, he is so helpful and makes you feel so welcomed. We plan to stay at this lovely house for as long as we come for our annual weekend each fall. Would recommend for a family vacation, reunion or girls get away Weekend.