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Branford Connecticut 06405 United States of America

Listing # 27173

Rates From USD 2500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Home in Stony Creek, academic year rental

2,200 sq. ft. furnished, bright and friendly living space in the scenic costal village of Stony Creek, CT. It is a former fishing and oystering village on Long Island Sound by the famous Thimble Islands...Living here feels like being on vacation year round!

The house is set on a hill, close to the water and marshes. It has high ceilings, wooden floors and many windows and was built in 1850, completely redone and expanded. There is an open kitchen & dining room. The cabinetry is light maple wood, a new downdraft gas range and convection oven was installed the summer of 2018. Off this space you will find an office/TV/guest room, a large living room with a piano, and a library which can double as a play room or an artists work space, as its window exposure is N and E. There are 3 upper level bedrooms, one of which is the spacious primary bedroom/ office suite. Altogether there are 2.5 bathrooms.

Included in the rental are linens, towels, blankets and a well equipped kitchen.

The yard is typical of old New England, with some old stone walls. The street itself is a dead end, you can park in front of the main entrance/ front yard, or on the street.

A few steps take you to the town beach and boat launch. Kayak or paddle-board around the islands (you can rent these), jog, walk, bike and explore to your heart's content. There are salt marshes, trails and spectacular public hiking land all around.

This little village and the towns of Guilford and Branford have good places to enjoy food and activities. Stony Creek has its own post office, a museum, the Stony Creek Theatre, 2 playgrounds and the Willoughby Wallace Public Library, which is 3 houses away. The library offers adult and children's programs, Yoga, readings, concerts. The Guilford town green and Branford town green are about the same distance away.

The local public schools are Tisko Elementary school, Sliney School, Mary T. Murphy school, Walsh Middle School and Branford High School- all have good reputations. There is a Montessori kindergarten close by.

For year-round sports indoor and out there is a YMCA (sports center) which has a large swimming pool and is a mile away. Other local offerings include a horseback riding, workshops for adults and children year round at the Guilford Art Center, with themes from painting and pottery to blacksmithing, music and dance schools in both Guilford and Branford.

Emergency care is directly by the highway exit (Exit 56) or Yale emergency services at Exit 59.

Stony Creek is located north of New Haven on the Atlantic ocean waters of Long Island Sound. It is 8 miles or a 15 minute drive to Yale University and New Haven on I-95. Driving to NYC 1 1/2 hours, 2 hours to Boston by car. A commuter train goes to New Haven (Shoreline East) from the Branford train Station.

For more pictures, pkease email me, this site only allows 10 pictures to be posted. If you want to see a beautiful collection of pictures of the immediate area, please click on the property link to see a Pinterest page. You will get an idea of what Stony Creek is all about. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, August 15, 2022 until Friday, June 30, 2023
Minimum Stay
9 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Branford
Postal Code - State or Province 06405 CT
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Stony Creek, Guilford, Branford, East Haven, Madison, New Haven, Thimble Islands, Forestry, Yale,
Closest University Yale University, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven, Albertus Magnus College, Wesleyan,
University nearby Yale, Quinnipiac, Southern, Albertus Magnus,Wesleyan, Albertus Magnus,UNH, Connecticut University, UCONN, Connecticut College,

Rental Price:

USD 2500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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  • Forward our Mail

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Our family of four enjoyed a wonderful stay at Scott and Ingrid's home this summer. We were looking for a respite from the city, and we could not have landed in a better place. Their home is spacious and bright, with more than enough room for us to work in separate office spaces and for the kids to have their own spaces for reading and playing games. (The wi-fi was also excellent!) We cooked in their well-appointed kitchen and grilled several times a week in the yard, which fronts a very quiet street. We spent much of our time outdoors exploring the area. Stony Creek is a charming village, and we enjoyed daily walks to the beach and marina. The kids swam nearly every day, and we biked and hiked many trails near the house. We explored the nearby beaches of Guilford and took drives up the coast on weekends. We devoured the local tomatoes and peaches from a nearby farm, and frequented the main street for ice cream and pizza. Scott and Ingrid themselves were fantastic -- easily reachable and eager to make sure we were comfortable. I hope we can stay there again someday! Excellent Karron Skog 9/10/2020 3:06:00 PM
Scott and Ingrid are top-notch landlords who are not only incredibly responsive, but the nicest of people. Our family of three has enjoyed their lovely home, as well as its proximity to the shoreline, local library and walking trails. Stony Creek is a hidden gem, and only a short drive to the beautiful towns of Branford and Guilford, as well as the local train station and New Haven itself. We have found it convenient for commuting to Yale, as well as the occasional trip to New York or Boston. Ample in space and a refuge from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, this home is perfect for families with children and offers so much to tenants of any age. Excellent Giuseppina Chiaramonte 1/29/2020 6:35:00 PM
It’s hard to imagine a better experience living in a home that is not your own. Scott and Ingrid are attentive, caring landlords, and their 19th-century house on a rise in the lovely village of Stony Creek is spacious, full of light, and beautifully accommodated. The master suite and one of the other bedrooms have terrific views of the sound, the studies upstairs are tranquil spots for reading, and the living room and kitchen/dining area downstairs offer ample space for entertaining. There is also a grand piano for musicians! There's only two of us, and we have had the luxury of lots of room – clearly this is also an excellent place for families with several children. The beach and Stony Creek Market are 5 minutes by foot, and so are paths through the marshes that make jogging and walks a real pleasure. The neighbors accepted us into their community immediately, and have enabled us “visitors’ to feel instantly at home. While you feel immersed in tranquil countryside, the train station in Branford is only 10 minutes away, and most days we can get into New Haven by car in under 20. Even closer are some great shopping venues, such as Bishop’s Orchard. As previous reviewers have said, we will feel very envious of future renters who will fall in love with this home as quickly as we have . Excellent Jane Tylus 4/3/2019 6:55:00 AM
This home is spacious and comfortable, with lots of old New England character. It is fully furnished and equipped with everything one could want. The layout of the house is very nice, and all of the space is quite usable. Scott and Ingrid are terrific landlords, always willing to help with anything related to the house, no matter how big or small. The turnaround time on communications is very fast. The village of Stony Creek brims with charm and character. The surrounding Shoreline area is beautiful and bucolic, with wonderful vistas at every turn. The wildlife is amazing--we've seen bald eagles, osprey, hawks, egrets, owls, seals, coyotes, foxes, and even a bobcat. The evening sunsets over Long Island Sound can be stunning; at night there is little light pollution and the stars are bright. It's easy to forget that you're a short drive to New Haven, and an easy train ride to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. We've enjoyed daily walks in the salt marshes and woods just a few steps from the front door. The neighbors are warm, interesting, kind and helpful people, who together create a special community. We liked staying here so much that we hoped to find a house to buy in Stony Creek, but ended up buying in nearby Guilford. Excellent John 1/28/2018 3:34:00 AM
Working at Yale with three children going to elementary and intermediate school we initially rented this house in Stony Creek because of the school district. Our children indeed have gotten a great welcome at the public schools (Tisko elementary and Walsh Intermediate) and are being supported very well in navigating their way in school with very little knowledge of the English language. However, Stony Creek has much more to offer than just the schools. The village is lovely, the house is located on a quiet street with very nice and welcoming neighbours around it and within walking distance of the beach, marshes full of birds, many beautiful trails and options to paddle around the creek and the Thimble Islands. And don't forget the pizza at the market in the summer! The commute to New Haven takes less than 20 minutes. The house itself is spacious, has everything you need and has a wonderful and cosy feel to it. Scott and Ingrid are excellent landlords, kind and welcoming, easy to communicate with and always willing to answer any question you may have. The only thing we had to get used to is that you need a car for everything from here; we needed to get two cars to manage two jobs and a family. However, the non-stop feeling of vacation Stony Creek provides easily makes up for that and we highly recommend this home for your stay! Excellent Linde Meyaard 9/25/2016 6:46:00 PM
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