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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Cottage
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 2  Type: Cottage

1 Attached (ensuite)

Ennis Cottage with private beach on Branford shore
TripAdvisor property ID 2281851

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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Branford today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $980, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Reinhold H.
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Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Branford,-connecticut Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player


  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden

Onsite Equipment

  • Boat available


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Attached (ensuite)


Reviews (15)

Excellent – based on 15 reviews Excellent
15 reviews

Very Good

“Relaxing, stress free week.”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2017

Highly recommend. The house size was perfect for two moms and their adult(ish) daughters. There is parking for one car, fully stocked kitchen, small tv, 2 sets of towels & linens for the bed. (Bring an extra set for the futon and bath/beach towels for those sleeping on the futon) Beach chairs (plenty!) and beach towels (2) were also included. The owners thought of everything. Went to the beach, across the street, daily. The owners live right in front of your rental unit and couldn't be sweeter, more helpful or accommodating. Things to do: Thimble Island boat tour, Thimble Island brewery, Goodwil & Sarahs thrift shopl to pop tags. Must try: The Place for dinner (BYOB), The Stand for weekend brunch, and Ashley's for ice cream. Check out Groupon in the area for other things to do. We did a paint night, mini golf with go karts and beer tasting. Things to avoid: Guacomoles Mexican restaurant. The guacamole was terrible along with the beef in each of our dishes.

Response from the owner Thanks for your wonderful review. Sorry you didn't like Guacamole. We have found it ok. You sure found a lot to see and do.

“Great week in Branford”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2013

We had a great time at Ennis Cottage. It was cozy and friendly, safe and quiet, and even though it was cloudy and rainy most of our visit, there were plenty of things to enjoy around Branford. The beach, marina, restaurants and a small store all within short walking distance. Short drives to hiking, movie theatre, and even more restaurants. Branford is a quaint little town that has everything we needed. Ron and Bernie were great and made us feel like family.

“Wonderful stay in a great cottage”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2012

Our stay at Ennis Cottage was perfect, we could not have wished for nicer accommodation. Ron and Bernie were very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed for our stay. We have a ten month old baby and they very helpfully lent us a highchair which made things much easier. We were also able to borrow toys for the beach which our baby had a wonderful time playing with. The private back garden with garden furniture was lovely to relax in at the end of a busy day. The location of the property is excellent with many attractions within an hours drive - more than we could possibly have visited within one week. There is a very helpful welcome book which includes everything to do in the surrounding area, which saved us from spending hours searching for things to do. We could happily have spent the week on the private beach using the row boat! Oh, and the bed was super comfy!!

“Everything you need”

Reviewed 7 May 2012

My wife and 6-year-old son and I needed a weekend getaway by the sea with nearby family attractions. We had a lovely weekend (early season) at Ennis Cottage; Ron and Bernie were great hosts. The place is immaculate and cozy and they seem to have thought of every detail. Cooking large meals could be a challenge, but with many nice restaurants in the area, why bother? There is a front yard big enough to thro a ball and a private enough back yard with bbq and table. And it's just across from beach. We made day trips to Old Lyme and Mystic (a bit of a haul, but easy on I-95), and also discovered the (free) British art Museum at Yale. All in all a restful weekend. There is even a commuter rail link to New Haven - a perfect spot if you have "business" there.

Response from the owner We were pleased that Mark and family enjoyed our little cottage by the sea. We worked hard to make it a perfect getaway spot and love it when people appreciate the details. Now, if we could just get planning permission to add on a chef's kitchen, another bedroom or two and a larger bath, ....;)


Reviewed 10 Apr 2011

What a great opportunity and location to spend time with my sister. Having moved to the mid-west several years prior, she couldn't wait to get back to Connecticut and the beach. The Branford shore, was the perfect treat.

“A Perfect Summer Cottage Retreat”

Reviewed 14 Mar 2011

If you are looking for a small, cozy cottage in the Branford, Connecticut area, this cottage is just that. We have stayed at the Ennis cottage for one week in June for several years in a row. Our group totals three adults, as we bring along our adult daughter. We find the Ennis cottage so much more homey than a motel would be. We love the location of the cottage which allows us to visit relatives and friends in the New Haven, North Haven, and Hamden areas. This small cottage is pleasantly decorated, neat, and clean. The well appointed, kitchen area allows us to eat relaxing breakfasts and lunches there, whenever we prefer. We choose to eat dinners out, since we are on vacation. The beach is just a short walk away and provides a very restful spot to read a book, sunbathe, etc. There are pleasant walks to take, and there are many other activities within short driving distances in the local area to choose from. The Hekeler's are wonderful landlords, ready to accommodate any needs that come up during the stay. We hope to be able to return for many more years.


Reviewed 2 Feb 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful stay for a week while we attended our son's graduation from Yale.The cottage was everything the owner had advertised - cosy, charming, and above all immaculately clean. Being 50 feet from the ocean was icing on the cake. We have already contracted to return to the Ennis Cottage for two weeks this summer and plan to explore the Connecticut shoreline and have some more great seafood at the wonderful restaurants that were recommended by the owner last year. The owners, a retired university professor and his charrming wife, were extremely hospitable and checked in with us on a number of occassions to make sure we had everything we needed and were completely satisfied.

“unexpedily wonderful”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2011

My wife found this location online and booked a week for just the two of us.We had the following week booked on the Cape with our adult daughters, I hadn't vacationed on the CT Sound since I was a child. Short story: we had the most unexpedly wonderful time! Ron and Bernie Hekeler are most accomodating and genuinely nice people and were very responsive to our needs. We initially stayed there prior to the renovations. But the remodel gave it an updated feel to match the experience. Lovely cottage with immediate access to the beach and very nice walking tours as well as local restaurants. You won't be disappointed.

“Ennis Cottage is the Perfect place to stay!”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2011

Ennis Cottage is a warm, inviting, comfortable cottage, located just across the street from the beach. Perfect for your stay on Connecticut's Shoreline. Complete kitchen if you want to cook, and close to all shoreline restaurants, if you don't.

Response from the owner Thanks Kris for such a positive review. We really appreciate it Ron & Bernie


Reviewed 28 Jan 2011

The cottage was perfect for my family. Ron and Bernie are wonderful hosts, and their extended family (including grandchildren) were an added bonus for my kids! We did alot of exploring the Connecticut shore while we were staying at Ennis Cottage. It was a very enjoyable vacation.

Response from the owner Thanks Michelle for leaving such a positive review. We really appreciate it.

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