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Rachel Mele

Member since: 2012
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Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants

45 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Photos and Description of this Branford Center holiday house

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 full size 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!

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- 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 minutes 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
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rachel Mele (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 45 traveller reviews

Beach House w Club Access, Views Thimble Islands, WiFi, Walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
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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4

Adorable cottage by the ocean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this little house in Branford. It was right by the ocean as advertised and very comfortable. We are new to the Home Away experience and of the three places we stayed this was probably our favorite. The house was very clean and had everything one could want to make us comfortable

Everything was fairly close although, because we were there in mid October, many attractions had closed for the winter which was disappointing. We are from California and are not used the things closing for the season!! However my husband plays golf and he found golf courses so he was happy.

We tried the seafood market and ate at Lenny's --both were very good.

We would definitely recommend this home to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! This house was very well equipped. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments, and cooking supplies. Very kid friendly, with many extras for kids to enjoy (beach toys, chairs, DVDs, etc). Great front yard for the kids to run around and enjoy. Beds were very comfortable with amazing views of the water. Beach club access was terrific. We will definitely return to this home again. Highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Although we didn't have the pleasure of being able to spend extended hours at the Beach House, our four nights were as pleasurable as could be! The location is breathtaking and the ocean - calming. Even though the property is in town, there is a feeling of solitude. We enjoyed all the amenities and appreciated being able to cook our own breakfasts each day to save a few bucks. Well-supplied kitchen, super big pull-out bed in living room, and while the bathroom is small, it was very functional for our family of four. We liked being close to the train station, New Haven, Mystic, Hartford, and on our last day we left for Cape Cod, which turned out to be a pleasant, relaxed drive. We all agreed that we'd stay here again in a heartbeat. We hope to have the opportunity!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cottage <3

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two teens had a lovely time is this little cottage. Waking up to the ocean right at your window was such a treat! The home was clean and had everything you needed, even some family games sets. We came right before the season begins so many seasonal business were still closed. Next time we will come during the season and visit the Thimble Island. Thank you Rachel!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect escape from the city!

  • 5 of 5

Sea view, fresh air, all the amenities you need for a great stay, short drive from the quaint town of Branford, front garden for our 21 month old to run wild in, responsive owners. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Branford Center, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
28 Nov 2016 - 23 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$154
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$181
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$134
Refundable Damage Deposit A$669

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Branford Center, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
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
  • Stove
  • 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 - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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