Of course you have to start with the view. Sit on your porch, look out at the Thimble Islands, and watch the tide surge. You'll hear mostly birds and breeze on the quiet dead-end street. But also look behind you, over your left shoulder. Stony Creek village is a block away — puppet theatre, library, pizzeria, ice cream, people-watching. You’re in the middle of it all. Mix that proximity with the smell of the sea breeze and the chirps from your back yard, and you have the best of all worlds.
There are two small bedrooms and one bath. It has a fully equipped kitchen and table large enough to sit 6. The small balcony off the front bedroom has a fabulous view of Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands. We are located on a small, quiet dead end street with access to the water just across the street. Bring your fishing pole, kayak or canoe and enjoy the gorgeous coastline. There are beautiful walks both on the shore and through the marshland. There are two restaurants in walking distance, and It's all delightful!
If you feel history oozing from this 1840s Victorian charmer's walls, there's a reason for that. Ayn Rand wrote "Fountainhead" in this house in 1943. (Yes, we'll leave a copy for you to peruse.) Guided boat tours are available nearby that describe the history of the area. Captain Kidd may have buried his treasures somewhere around here. (Nobody's found it yet!) Tom Thumb lived on one of the nearby Thimble Islands about when the house was being built.
Stony Creek is a marvelous mix of local history and visitor convenience. We have a couple of restaurants within walking distance, or you can greet fishermen coming in at the nearby pier.
New Haven is only 12 miles away, offering museums, theaters, world-class dining, and of course, Yale University. Take a tour of the campus, walk across one of New England's finest village greens, plus everything else that Yale has to offer.
We have one reserved parking place in front of the house. There's ample on-street parking just a block away. We're just a couple miles south of I-95, so it couldn't be a more convenient location. But once you settle in, the vacation mood will take over. You'll find yourself thinking first, "Can I walk instead?" The people-watching is the best ever.
Your quiet street and stellar view is enough to get you in vacation mood immediately. Take children to your private beach — the water is as safe as it is inviting.
I live nearby and my work schedule is flexible, so we'll arrange access in a way that fits your schedule and mine.+ More