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Spectacular Modern House with pool in the woods with optional Sailing cruises

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms double occupancy upstairs / one bedroom double occupancy downstairs

Our splendid 3200 square foot house is nestled in a very private clearing in the woods. The whole house is yours to enjoy should you choose to make reservations with us. Please note, we DO NOT accept house rentals with big events on our property such as weddings or large group birthdays.

In addition, we also offer day sailing adventures to guests who want to appreciate the shoreline by sea and cruise the Thimble Islands. Licensed USCG Captain Treu will take you and your guests on our private 35' sailboat, the Nomade, for an adventure you won't soon forget. All arrangements are weather dependent. Minimum sailing time is 3 hours ($150/hour- 4-6 people). For more information check out listing #665091 or visit our website at sail - works . com

The property offers onsite parking for one to three vehicles, A well maintained outdoor in ground pool, direct access to the Branford town public trail network, WiFi, a 1000 sq feet lovely deck with sheltered table and grill, Dish Satellite smart TV's, and spacious living areas perfect for relaxing and planning your next adventure.

The House itself is a very contemporary ranch style house, quite different from anything else in the area. The interior is well furnished with comfortable living spaces and artwork. The house is bisected by a grand hallway that runs through its center and fills the entire space with natural sunlight light pouring in from the large windows. Whether it's a warm summer day or a winter's eve, there is always a view out into the the dense woods, full of wildlife. The whole area is very quiet, far enough away from major roads that you won't hear anything but the wind blowing through the trees. Guests are free to make use of all the home's appliances and kitchen. More details can be found in the amenities section.

The house is the home of 2 cats and a non shedding dog. During rentals the cats are moved to their kitty vacation house located on the property and a family members checks on them daily.

The house is the ideal starting point of any day trip. We are minutes from scenic Branford center, home of many historic sites, cute shops and some of the best restaurants in the area. With the Long Island Sound only minutes from the center, it's perfect for a lazy day at the beach. Branford's waters are very sheltered, great for swimming and paddle sports. We're also only 15 minutes from New Haven, a bustling city full of excitement. Within New Haven, one can find many artistic sites like the Yale Art Gallery and Peabody Museum. It's also known for some of the best pizza in the world, home of Pepe's, Modern Appizza, and many other traditional brick oven pizzerias. New Haven also has active night life but don't forget that its just a short hour by train from New York city, if you are looking for something bigger. For the outdoor enthusiasts though, be sure to check out Sleeping Giant national state park for some fun, challenging trails and amazing views overlooking New Haven and the Sound.

If your're in the mood for fine dining, you can't pick a better destination than our home. Branford has a diverse selection of both high end and affordable eateries. Seafood, Italian, French, Japanese, Branford has it all. Our guests will have no trouble finding the best places to eat with our well versed knowledge of the region. We'll be happy to point you in the right direction. .

More Details

Sylvie Treu
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Sylvie Treu

My name is Sylvie, I was born in Canada and became involved in the arts and modeling in my youth. After I met my husband, we moved to Long island for a few years before purchasing this property and we have been Branford residents ever since. I'm an animal lover, having owned everything from cats to bears and most things in between. I regularly attend equestrian events in the area and practice natural horsemanship. In the summer, I try to get out on the water whenever possible. I'm also a seasoned chef, no pun intended. Cooking has always been a pleasure of mine that I share with my son.

Sylvie Treu purchased this house in 1991

Why Sylvie Treu chose Branford

This property is comfortable, very different in architecture and design from anything you have experienced with lots of room and space in a very bright setup. It is clean and well maintained, we treat our guests like friends or family making sure all their needs are satisfied and being seasoned travelers, we strive to exceed your expectations. The pool is a great plus when traveling or visiting as well as the hiking trails right off the property bordering the Pond Supply State Park with miles and miles of fun and challenging trails.

Secluded and noise free, this property is within minutes of downtown Branford and the Long Island Sound with many activities available. If you live in the city, you will sleep like a baby.

What makes this house unique

We offer sailboat charters and rides as well. Check listing #665091 on this site. Take advantage of your stay in Connecticut to sail the Thimble Islands in a very unique way on our 35' sailboat. Visit for more details.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Branford, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom Guest Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is part of the bedroom
    Bathroom Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master bathroom may not be available on all rentals
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main guest Bathroom
  • A private bathroom reserved for your use featuring two sinks, a toilet and shower. Towels are included and can be changed upon request.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest bedroom for two adults.
    Bedroom/Office - 1 queen , shared bathroom
    Basement Bedroom - 1 queen , Basement bedroom as a spare, no windows, upstairs bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom may not be available on all rentals.
  • Bedroom features, a comfortable queen sized bed with fresh linens.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in after 4 PM - Check out 12 AM Not listed above, the house borders some lovely public trails that lead to the Branford supply pond. Trails are marked but a guide can show you the way for a small fee. The pond is a wonderful place for a picnic or just a chance to get some exercise while taking in the serene nature preserve.


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Spectacular Modern House with pool in the woods with optional Sailing cruises
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, quiet, and private location in a lovely neighborhood. My family and I enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and open atmosphere of the home. Shopping and restaurants located nearby, so we did not have to drive into New Haven. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is wonderful. Modern and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The outdoor living space is beautiful, and the house is very spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room for all withour feeling crowded in common space.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent retreat in Branfort

  • 4 of 5

Sylvie was an excellent host, always here to help in case we needed anything. The garden is excellent and the house is very well situated and surrounded by trees. We had some great time in the pool and the grass!!

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent house for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters and their families and I have rented this house twice. IT's been perfect for our needs. Comfortable, well-equipped. Nice outside area for the kids to play, and a delightful pool. Although the house is actually in a suburban neighborhood, it feels very private. Near good beaches and an outstanding lobster shack! The owners are very accommodating. This a very good value.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home But...

  • 2 of 5

The home in Branford is beautiful and the owners are very nice. The house is very well lived in by the owners. When you rent it for the week be ready to live out of your suitcase and share the bathroom with their belongings and also share the refrigerator. Although we did not have children staying in the house we did have our grandson visit, you must watch the kids their are swords in on bedroom and beautiful art in the entire house. The home is not updated, no smoke detectors in house. The bedrooms are a nice size but the beds are on the floor, like in the 60's. We rented this home because we thought it would be great for my mother who is in a wheelchair. The shower was easy to get into but the toilets are very low and hard to get up from. We were not able to put the air conditioner on because of the pet hair in the vents. We checked the air filter is was very dirty.

Again the house is very nice, you can expect the owners to visit daily to care of the cats that are in the cat house next to the house. Be ready to clean the pool on your own, they only came once to clean it. The last day we noticed cameras by the master bedroom and garage, not that we did anything wrong, we just felt like we were being watch.

If you can overlook all this and relax you will have a great time!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We alway encourage our guests to do so even in the event that it is not a very flatering review. It still helps us to improve our future guests experience. I would like non the less to point out the fact that ALL the points for which you brought negative comments were discuss during your stay and solutions we offered solutions to most importan issues you shared with us to our best capability. We offered to change the filters..they get changed once a year they were not that dirty.All the photos are on the site you saw exactly the room set up for every room in the house. The pool robot was in the pool cleaning every day and the chemical balance was checked and perfect during your entire stay. The website DOES specify that the house is NOT handicap or young children friendly. We had diccuss your mom issues prior to you renting and i remember being very clear about the specifics of the house. I should also point out that it is mentioned in the website description that the number of guest is limited to the number of people listed in the rental agreement but despite that information being disclosed your group had a large number of guest for a party on one of the nights. Thanks again for your time to review our proprety, we will keep in mind all your comments and work to improve the overall description of the proprety.
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Stylish home with plenty of room for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The Branford home was well-suited to a family reunion gathering. The decorations and collections displayed made us feel we were in our own home, rather than a rental or hotel room. A grand piano was a bonus. The interior layout was roomy and well-appointed, with comfortable spaces in which to socialize inside and out. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to use. The exterior, with pool, yard, BBQ and dining table made us feel at home and reasonably private, with neighboring houses well away from the house. The home was clean and well-maintained, and our host made sure that we knew how to operate everything. The host was very responsive when we had a question about the BBQ during our stay. I would rent this property again and recommend it to friends. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Bradley international Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Home, La Luna, and many more in Branford Center.
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
New London Ferry to Long Island
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Twin Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
8.6 Miles
Union Station, New Haven
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marco's Pizza, 9 East Hibachi, Hornet's Nest Deli
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Branford Point Public beach
Car: necessary

For foodies, Be sure to check out Pepe's Pizza in New Haven. It and nearby Modern Apizza are widely regarded as some of the best pizzerias on the East coast. This is not your average pizza, new comers will be blown away by the quality ingredients and perfect cooking technique.

For fine dining, be sure to make reservations at Le Petit Cafe. As one of Zaggat's Top 40 restaurants in the US, it's not to be missed. The French-Asian fusion will leave a lasting impression on you and a fixed price menu keeps that impression from lasting on your wallet at just $50 per person. Great for special events and romantic dinners.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Branford, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$648.65
Cleaning Fee C$259.46
Property Damage Protection C$128.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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