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Old 04-25-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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So, if the wish fairy granted you a wish for a weekend/getaway home on any body of water in CT (lake or ocean/sound) which community would you pick and why?

(Since this is the wish fairy, money and taxes are irrelevant and don't need to be discussed.)
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Hmm, several and not in any particular order.

The lower CT Valley, Old Lyme, Stonington, Mystic/Noank. Perhaps the thimble islands too.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The Thimble Islands are beautiful. Also almost the entire shoreline is great. Heck since it is a fairy, how about a waterfront "cottage" in Greenwich with only 10 to 15 rooms, a pool and tennis court. Jay
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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I like the shore area as well, but flooding & traffic can be an issue. I think a house on the lake would be easier to maintain. I've always like Bantam lake in Bantam and/or Lake Pocotapaug in East Hampton.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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The Thimble Islands are beautiful. Also almost the entire shoreline is great. Heck since it is a fairy, how about a waterfront "cottage" in Greenwich with only 10 to 15 rooms, a pool and tennis court. Jay
Thimble Islands? I don't know anything about them? Where are they and what kind of homes are on them?

Greenwich...no that wouldn't do...personally don't think of that as "getting away".
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Anyone have any opinion about the lakes in Litchfield County...Lake Lillinonah or Waramug?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Thimble Islands? I don't know anything about them? Where are they and what kind of homes are on them?
The Thimble Islands are in Branford (they are considered by most to be part of the Stony Creek neighborhood). They are nearly all accessed from the marina in Stony Creek. You can also get to them pretty easily by boat from Guilford.

Here's a link about the islands from a NY Times story:

How Many Thimble Islands? Depends on the Tide - New York Times

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Old 04-26-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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To add to Nico's post, the Timble Islands are really a series of small islands and rock outcrops off the coast of Branford. Over the years people build homes on them and get to them via boat. They are very picturesque and charming. There are boat tours around them that are great for a day or evening excursion. I have been several times over the year and really don't get tired or bored because there is so much to see. If you google Thimble Island tours you should find more information. Jay
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Over the years people build homes on them and get to them via boat.
I recently heard that a widow from Manhattan owns most of the Thimbles. I'm not sure how true this is - maybe someone can verify it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I recently heard that a widow from Manhattan owns most of the Thimbles. I'm not sure how true this is - maybe someone can verify it.
The article says Christine Svenningsen owns 8 of them. Maybe.
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