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The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast

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2 Paynes Pt, Branford, CT 06405-4717
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Branford
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.9

Finding an ideal romantic bed and breakfast in Branford does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travelers looking to enjoy some burritos can head to Jalapeno Heaven. Otherwise, you may want to check out a French restaurant such as Le Petit Cafe.

The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast puts the best of Branford at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Heidi H wrote a review Jul 2019
Jamestown, Rhode Island29 contributions44 helpful votes
Very relaxing stay at The Kelsey House B&B. Can NOT beat the view from the porch to the water. We stayed two nights, Ken and Sue made us feel extremely welcome....and the breakfasts were phenomenal! Stayed in the East room, with bathroom across the hall, which we had to ourselves. Four windows in the room, so good cross ventilation and a view of the water. We had windows open one night but then it got humid and we used the A/C.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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David N wrote a review Mar 2019
Darlington, United Kingdom502 contributions278 helpful votes
We were on a road trip around New England with our friends and had booked the two rooms to stay here. We were really glad we did. The house is situated on Payne’s Point and looks over Long Island Sound. The view from our bedroom, the East Room, and the porch was spectacular. Our bedroom was lovely and clean and very comfortable. The air con helped to cool the room down before we went to bed. The breakfasts served on the porch were fantastic. Sue and Ken were fabulous hosts. Our evenings spent on the porch having a gin and tonic whilst looking over Long Island Sound were really memorable. We had a fantastic time. It’s a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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chrisfromthecape wrote a review Sep 2018
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts203 contributions68 helpful votes
Our East Room retreat had a comfy bed, beautiful linens and best of all the ocean right outside. Only 3 rooms and it was just us and the delightful innkeepers Susan and Ken we loved having the place to ourselves. The reviews for Susan’s breakfast are spot on, absolutely delicious. Her baked goods in the afternoon divine. There is a tv room with a leather couch next to the East room. Downstairs the dining room has one large dining table so if there are other guests depending on when they arrive you’ll be sharing. We we glad it was just us as it added to the romance. The dining room connects to the living room which had a gas fireplace which warmed us on a chilly night. Right outside is the wrap around porch with lots of chairs if you decide to park with your coffee or afternoon port.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RKAustin wrote a review May 2018
Austin, Texas408 contributions130 helpful votes
It's like visiting friends here, so peaceful and quiet but so totally convenient. The innkeepers are extraordinarily helpful and pleasant. We stayed in the East Room which overlooks the water with a queen bed, just perfect! Plenty of room for our luggage to spread out. The porch is wonderful to watch the water as the sun goes down. Impeccably clean with very much attention to detail here. Breakfast was excellent, the croissant French toast stuffed with strawberries! Easy drive into New Haven and there are some restaurants close, Stoney Creek Brewery was fun! Only two rooms here so plan to book early! Just a wonderful place!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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blink4me333 wrote a review Oct 2017
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highly recommend staying here, the food was excellent, the room was extremely clean, and the Kelsey's were the nicest people ever! we loved having coffee in the early morning and sitting on the porch overlooking the water. absolutely beautiful!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: best views, clean room
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Steve N wrote a review Oct 2017
New Hartford, Connecticut145 contributions54 helpful votes
I've been to dozens of b and b's throughout New England and this location is in the top three! The hosts were wonderful, the room beautiful (East Room), the views gorgeous, and the breakfast fantastic. I can't wait to return !!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Lance S wrote a review Sep 2017
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There is a big slice of wonderful on the Connecticut shore in Branford. It is the Kelsey House Bed and Breakfast. The B&B is located directly on the water at the end of a residential street with a very large lawn and an absolutely wonderful ocean view from the large Victorian porch. Because of its location the only traffic you are aware of is that of a passing pair of kayaks or an occasional small motor boat. While my wife and I were there our entertainment was the view, the silence and the sincere charm of our hosts, Ken and Susan. When we arrived, they introduced us to the house and our second-floor room which had the same water view as the porch. After taking our breakfast preferences and sharing directions to and the menus from some nearby restaurants we were left alone to do what we had come for, we relaxed. Our two nights there allowed us to visit nearby places for our lunches and dinners. They were all to our liking but nothing as good as the wonderful breakfasts we thoroughly enjoyed eating on the porch both mornings. To accompany the delicious morning meals, we had interesting conversations with Ken and Susan. When you go there you’ll love it. They do offer more than one room but we happened to be the only ones there both nights.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Denise S wrote a review Jul 2017
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Looking for a picturesque B & B with a very relaxing atmosphere? Look no further! Sue and Ken warmly greeted us upon arrival. We quickly fell in love with the back porch. We spent a lot of time on the porch watching and listening to the many water activities on the bay. It was really cool to hear the bouy bell ring in the distance. The local wildlife was interesting to watch! A monocular was available for watching an Osprey and her 2 chicks. Coffee and a phenomenal homemade breakfast was served on the porch. The house was extremely clean and comfortable and they accommodated all of our requests. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DeannaTk wrote a review Oct 2016
Salem, Ohio45 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience. The pictures on line of this B&B are soooo true to form. Loved sitting on the wrap around veranda overlooking the sound. Sue and Ken are wonderful hostesses and full of information for you. The breakfast's they prepared were marvelous (it was hard going home to Cherrios!)! The location is wonderful and the views spectacular as well as how we were treated.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TravL wrote a review Sep 2016
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania53 contributions51 helpful votes
This is the perfect place for relaxing. It is right on the ocean so one can see many types of ocean birds fishing while the fish are jumping. Ken and Sue, the Innkeepers, are so hospitable and informative that they round out the trip. Also, the house is full of interesting reading material and maps of the area. The whole house if full of antiques. The gourmet breakfast they serve every morning is delicious and has a lovely, professional presentation. We stayed for two nights and will go back again!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Shore Line Trolley Museum (1.3 miles), Long Wharf Theatre (4.5 miles), and New Haven Railroad Station (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
Is parking available at The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zuppardi's Apizza, Savin Rock Roasting Company, and The Lobster Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting New Haven Railroad Station (4.9 miles), Pardee Morris House (2.2 miles), and East Haven Historical Society Museum (1.7 miles).