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Branford Connecticut 06405 United States of America

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Home in magical Stony Creek, 20 minutes from Yale

2,000 sq. ft. furnished, bright, 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. 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 a spacious master 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 20 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.

If you want to see a beautiful collection of pictures, please click on the property link to see the 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 Saturday, August 15, 2020 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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
Rental Fee Comments
includes water
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

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Forward our Mail

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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
We stayed in Ingrid and Scott's house over the Fall and Winter of 2015-2016, while I was a visiting faculty at Yale. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Stony Creek is truly a gem, I'm not sure why not more Yale faculty live there given the proximity to the school (though there are a few who've discovered the secret). The house felt like home almost instantaneously. It is warm and cozy, while incredibly spacious. The pictures don't do it justice (or, at least, we were very pleasantly surprised when we first arrived; I remember turning to my partner after entering and saying one word: "SCORE!!!"). It is a three minute walk from the water and from a couple of beautiful trails that we walked through daily. To top it all off, Ingrid and Scott are so incredibly nice, responsible, and responsive. They felt more like friends than landlords and I hope we will keep in touch. We were very sorry to say goodbye to this special house and neighborhood and are jealous of anyone who gets to stay there in the future. If we end up visiting again, I am absolutely certain that's the first place we'll look up. Excellent Leeat Yariv 4/9/2016 6:15:00 PM
We rented this house for a year, two adults and three kids age 5, 8 and 13. What a wonderful house in a wonderful neighborhood! People around here are so friendly and welcoming. Close to the beach and the historic and beautiful Thimble Islands, conveniently located in relation to Yale, Shoreline Railroad and I-95, and with good public schools. There is also a public library, a playground and a nice café only a few hundred yards away. The owners are very friendly and easy to communicate with. We stumbled across this house when it was advertised on the net and we can hardly believe we were so fortunate. We wholeheartedly recommend this house. Excellent Hans Butenschon 1/20/2011 11:31:00 AM