Branford, CT 06405
Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind with your own 1.04 acre patch of paradise in the fabled Thimble Islands. Easily accessed from charming Stony Creek and just a 10 minute drive from dock to I-95, you will feel a world away on Beldens Island without isolation. A private waterfront sanctuary sure to inspire artists and writers and lures those who love nature at its purest. An idyllic retreat to create the most special memories while hosting family and friends. Get whisked away with enchanting views of Long Island Sound and the quiet, protected archipelago coastline once used as a treasure trove for pirates.
Just up from the private dock and your own sandy beach awaits indigenous pink granite stone walls, a rolling green lawn with irrigation, and perfectly placed shade trees. Step back in time when entering the well preserved c.1912 7-room cottage richly adorned with vintage hardwood floors and wainscotted walls and ceilings that lends a maritime feel. A country kitchen is complete with a 4-burner gas stove with griddle, refrigerator, coal stove, and butler's pantry. An outdoor built-in grill makes summer BBQs and alfresco dining a breeze. Enjoy intimate dinners or more elaborate gatherings in the spacious combined dining/living room anchored by a stone fireplace. Sparkling water reflections from surrounding windows gives the impression that one is levitating above the sea. Take in spectacular sunsets and 360-degree views from the expansive wrap around covered porches before cozying up by another stone fireplace in the South-facing living room. Two staircases lead upstairs revealing 4 sizeable bedrooms. The home is comfortably serviced by 2 full bathrooms, one on each floor.
Home offered fully furnished and sale includes 2 acres of deeded adjacent shellfish beds. Generator ready and solar system for electricity consumption. All lighting and appliances run on propane. City water connected. NEW roof. Large shed for additional storage.
Connecticut coastal living doesn't get much better than this! Location makes for easy boating access with private watercraft or Thimble Island water taxi, or ferry from Stony Creek dock and close proximity to Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club. Between Boston and New York, 75 miles to Manhattan, and 10 minutes to New Haven. Get your own private island and still be able to catch the train into the city with nearby Amtrak and Metro North stations and plane travel from Tweed National Airport.
Good vibes happen on the tides! Also serves as a tremendous opportunity for rental income.