Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Home away from Home
This home was the perfect fit for our large family gathering. The house was stocked with everything we needed for cooking and entertainment. The floor plan was open and bright! Carolyn was the perfect host... available and helpful but never intrusive... we loved the place and the town. We went the perfect (hot) weather week and the A/C never failed us. We were able to partake in the firehouse’s Lobster dinner fundraiser ...which was AMAZING) We could walk to beach, farmer markets, the shops, and restaurants, which were plentiful (we recommend the “Social” coffee shop) Grocery store was about 8 mins away for all our needs. Stonington was beautiful with quite an array of massive historical homes to admire. Mystic and Groton also very close. Rhode Island beaches were super close too! Was a great experience and we’d do it again!!! I could go on and on... you will love this place!
Uncomfortable beds in need of new linens
Cluttered and run down and not the kind of place you want to spend any time in
I'm sorry that you were not pleased with your stay in my apartment. I'm guessing that you slept in the loft, since both a futon and a sofa bed are there. The other 2 bedrooms have traditional mattresses, which are much more comfortable. I'm sorry, but I hadn't realized until after your stay that the new cleaning team had put sheets that had not been ironed onto both of the beds in the loft. I'm very sorry about that.
As for "cluttered", we all have different levels of preference. Yes, there is a lot of furniture ... (extra tables & chairs) and lots of serving pieces and cooking equipment, etc. Many of my repeat renters are families or groups of 8 who enjoy "cooking in" and having all they need to prepare meals and lots of table space for people to dine, play games, use their laptops, etc.
But I will say that if you look at the pictures on my listing, you will see the apartment as it was when you stayed here. No furniture or accessories have been added since the pictures were taken. I guess things must have felt closer together for you in person.
Again, I am very sorry that you were not satisfied with my apartment, but I do hope that you enjoyed your weekend despite it all and enjoyed the restaurants and ambiance of Stonington Borough.
Unbelievably great choice!
I fell in love with the (huge) apartment, the landlady, and the town, right outside my door. Sat on the deck and used my binoculars when the skies were deep, deep blue. Mournful foghorn/lighthouse horn, the smell of the sea, amazing light inside due to many windows and skylights. Charming, it feels like home.
I am thinking of having my family of 10 meet here for a holiday, as Carolyn has supplied everything you could imagine, for cooking, and enough for at least 12 people. Plus a washer and dryer! Beach towels, blankets, wine glasses, detergent, everything. Carolyn has a wonderful antique store downstairs, make sure to check it out. And she loves animals!
The hottest weather in recent history was no match for the heavy-duty a/c units, plus fans. And wonderful dog-walking right outside the door! A park a short block away. She even has dog gates. I could easily move right in! I parked right on the street outside my door.
As a library employee, I love that it is 2 blocks away. A friendly, beautiful town that is much easier to get to than the Cape, that rivals Salem, Cornwall, etc. I’ll be back for sure! (Hope to retire near here.)
Tip - sign the guest book at the little free library by the swings in the park. Mystic is just down the road, but Westerly, across the river, is just as nice. Stores here are wonderful; usually open 10-5 or 10-6. Cash only at the convenience store - 1 short block walk, but they have an atm. They open at 5 am for your newspapers, etc. close at 5.
It has been a year since your stay in Stonington Borough .... guess it's about time that I thanked you for your wonderful review (haha)!!! Thank-you!!
So sorry I didn't respond sooner .... I'm very happy that you loved staying in my apartment last August and I was pleased to have you rent from me. Hope you're enjoying this summer, wherever you might be at the moment!!
Location, Location, Location
Carolyn was a very attentive and gracious host who answered emails and texts promptly. She gave us privacy but made sure we knew she was available if we needed anything. Her Town house was warm and inviting. You felt at home instantly. The location was the icing on the cake. Stonington Borough itself is a gem. Given that it was midway between Mystic, CT and Westerly, RI provided so many options for a relaxing and fun family vacation. We enjoyed the beaches in Westerly and Mystic, spent a day at the Mystic Aquarium and took the ferry out of Narragansett to spend the day biking and exploring Block Island. We packed a lot into 1 week.
Great place to relax
My husband, our two young adult sons, and I met two family members here for a long weekend and had a blast. The huge dining room table provided plenty of space for family dinners and evening games. The tables next to the front windows were great spots to sit and read or people watch. We loved the layout of the apartment and never felt like we were on top of each other. The open plan combined with the smaller spaces, like the back deck, allowed us plenty of opportunities to come together or recharge alone if we needed it. The location is amazing, right in downtown. The weekend we were there we were able to get some amazing veggies and fresh fish from the farmer's market a block away. And Carolyn was a great host!
I'm so glad that you and your family loved your stay in The Borough (and my apartment) so much. You're welcome to come back any time :-) !!
Much of August is still available if you can run away from home for a bit this summer.
Hoping all is well with you and yours!
Charming and spacious apartment in a perfect location!!
My husband and I and three friends and our golden retriever spent a long weekend at this fun property! The living-kitchen-dining area is spacious and welcoming and is a wonderful place to just hang out along with the roof deck. The location in the heart of Stonington Borough could not have been more perfect. You can walk everywhere— great food and shopping just steps away! Awesome farmers market on Saturday and we bicycled up to Westerly Rhode Island and Watchhill one day and bicycled to a gorgeous winery another day. Mystic is also an easy bike ride or short drive away. Another day we went kayaking which is also close by. The owner, Carolyn, is super accommodating and helpful with lots of good info and suggestions— she even kept our golden retriever when we were out and about! Will definitely plan on staying here again 🌞�
Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Bay Fishing, Beachcombing, Casino Gaming, concerts, & entertainment, Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, Historic Mystic Seaport, and much more. Located a short walk to the beach.