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Overview of Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards

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3 bedrooms
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels

Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationStony Creek Museum4 min drive
    Popular LocationBishops Orchard and Winery12 min drive
    Popular LocationStony Creek Brewery14 min drive
    AirportNew Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)20 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 double bed
    4 single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards

Beachfront cottage for sun and fun
Experience a one-of-a-kind coastal retreat at this vacation rental on Money Island! Newly built in 2018, 'Port House' leaves nothing to be desired, with 3 bedrooms, a loft, 1 bathroom, chic living area, and a gourmet kitchen for homemade clam bakes. It's a property that will feel more like a seaside resort all your own - from the picture-perfect window views, to the sun-drenched deck, on-site paddleboards, and location steps from the water. You won't find a better spot in all of Thimble Islands!


Eco-Friendly Home | 270° Views | Waterfront Access

With space for up to 8 guests, this vacation home is well-suited to host a large family trip, get together between 2 families, weekend couples retreat, or reunion with old friends!

Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed | Loft: 2 Twin Bunk Beds, Full Bed

OUTDOOR LIVING: Outdoor shower, second-floor deck w/ outdoor seating, direct access to the ocean
BEACH GEAR: 2 paddleboards, kayak, beach towels, beach chairs
INDOOR LIVING: Newly renovated interior, open floor plan, 6-person dining table
KITCHEN: Fully equipped, gas-range stove, coffeemaker, island w/ seating
GENERAL: Cistern water system (requires manual refill), complimentary toiletries, linens/towels
PARKING: Public parking is available in Stony Creek near the public ferry

*NOTE: Guests will be given further information regarding the cistern water system prior to arrival. This is a rustic system travelers must self-operate during their stay*


* Please note inland attractions are accessible via Thimble Island Public Ferry *

MONEY ISLAND (On site): Exclusive beaches, diving boards, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, ferry access
THIMBLE ISLANDS: M/V Islander - Thimble Island Cruise (at Ferry access), boat tours, ferry rides, island hopping
INLAND ATTRACTIONS: Stony Creek Museum (0.5 miles), Jacob's Beach (6.6 miles), East Rock Park (15.2 miles), Parker Memorial Park (5.8 miles)
AIRPORT: Bradley International Airport (64.4 miles)


Evolve Vacation Rental makes it easy to find and book properties you'll never want to leave. You can relax knowing that our properties will always be ready for you and that we'll answer the phone 24/7. Even better, if anything is off about your stay, we'll make it right. You can count on our homes and our people to make you feel welcome--because we know what vacation means to you.


- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- The island is accessible via the Thimble Island Public Ferry
- NOTE: The property is located on an island without grocery stores, restaurants, etc.
- Freshwater at the property is from a system that will be filled upon arrival; this will need to be refilled every 2-5 days

- Effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
- please refer https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Travel-In-or-Out-of-CT#:~:text=How%20long%20is%20the%20quarantine,if%20their%20stay%20is%20shorter. for further details
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers free toiletries. Rooms open to patios. All forms of accommodation include kitchens.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels

Parking and transport

  • Free off-site parking


  • Oven


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Power boating nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

New! Money Island Home W/deck Kayak Paddleboards
Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards Cottage
Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards Branford
Money Island Home W/deck, Kayak, Paddleboards Cottage Branford

About this area


Located in Branford, this cottage is on the beach. Shubert Theater and Stony Creek Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Bishops Orchard and Winery and Chamard Vineyards. Connecticut Sportsplex and Shoreline Trolley Museum are also worth visiting. Kayaking and power boating offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and rock climbing nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stony Creek Museum - 4 min drive
  • Bishops Orchard and Winery - 12 min drive
  • Stony Creek Brewery - 14 min drive
  • Chaffinch Island State Park - 14 min drive
  • Double Beach - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Guilford Station - 14 min drive
  • New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional) - 20 min drive


  • USS Chowder Pot III - 9 min drive
  • Parthenon Diner - 10 min drive
  • Lenny's Indian Head Inn - 12 min drive
  • The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center - 12 min drive
  • Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar - 12 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

An amazing stay!
Had a fantastic stay at this house on money island. Was absolutely the best location in all the thimbles. House was super clean and fully stocked. All questions were answered super fast. Can’t wait to return.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful relaxing stay with beautiful view!
Renting was easy and the property manager was easy to reach with questions.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely. Relaxing
We loved our stay! It was a relaxing get away.

5/5 Excellent

Money Island Family Getaway
We spent an ideal week with family in a beautiful house with absolutely amazing views out of almost every window and off the deck. We brought all of our food and libations on the first day- arrival by small ferry- and reordered any necessities thru Instacart and had it delivered. There is a wonderful disappearing beach (according to the tide) just steps away and access to a deserted rocky island by way of the sandy beach or thru the water at high tide. We had to refill the cistern for water every few days, no problem. Everything is run with solar power. We never had a problem and some of us were working thru laptops. . Outdoor shower is wonderful. I did NOT NOT NOTlike booking thru "Evolve Vacations" at all, especially during this covid outbreak. I imagine they were flat out busy but I was not able to communicate with anyone there and the contact info the the house was only sent 15 days ahead of our week. I had to pay the full cost without having ANY communication and knowing if the house would be covid cleaned and still be rented because of corona virus. My family needed to know that it was going to happen so they could plan a few weeks before. Once I got the contact info- after ALL was paid- the communication with the owner was great and the week couldn't have been better.

5/5 Excellent

All I can say is WOW, the home, the location, the views, the privacy, the beauty, the owner made everything so easy with an approaching storm. When they say all you need is food and beverage that's all you need. We packed heavy, enjoyed the down time, the beauty, the tides. This was over Columbus Day Weekend. I can only imagine what its like in the summer time and you can be sure I will be returning in the warmer weather. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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