Oceanfront Cottage w/ deck, 8 kayaks, dock, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
While originally from Maine, we currently live in Florida. We bought this home in 1998 to be able to spend more time near our family. When not there ourselves, we love sharing the home. It's a great location, a warm environment, and the kayaks are just such a treat. The nearby islands are fantastic to explore. We've worked very hard to make the home enjoyable for our guests, and it is fully supplied with everything you should need. We also try to have laundry, dish and dishwasher detergent, tin foil, baggies,etc....all those sort of things you don't want to have to buy for a short stay. We also put in comfortable and quality bedding. While not "fancy" - it's a great house!!
Barbara purchased this House in 1998
Why Barbara chose Stonington
Having grown up in Maine, but now living in Florida, I was homesick! So we bought a fixer upper and the whole family pitched in and helped us fully renovate this former 'lobsterman's family home'. With very few homes actually waterfront on Stonington Harbor, this home was unique and really special.
What makes this House unique
This home is right on the harbor, and only a few minutes walk to downtown. And the dock is fantastic....we have 8 kayaks to use! This is the best location for kayaking out to the nearby islands. We have many return guests...so I guess they like it as much as we do!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No smoking inside
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
family Main vacation
This house is the perfect location for relaxing and watching the boats come and go. The house is older, but that is what makes it perfect. We spent a lot of time out on the deck. The town is small, so not a destination for shoppers. It is for people who want a relaxing vacation. The biggest downfall is the location. It is a long drive to get back to the main road, but worth it if you want to experience the life of a lobster fisherman. The owner was easily available when we had a problem with the heating system.
Heat & Hot water needs to operate separately. Poor set up.
Oh shoot! We have a boiler that heats the home and water nicely. For any issues please call us and we'll have help there in a jiffy - for what is likely a small glitch easily remedied.
UK friends first time in Maine
Downeast at its best.
Lovely seaside home with magnificent views-wonderful stay!!!
We enjoyed staying in this lovely home with its magnificent views and rustic charm. Each room in the house you can relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful harbor. We enjoyed sitting on the outside deck each morning watching and listening to the lobster boats head out to collect their traps.
The location of the home is a real treat. You can walk to town or head to the harbor a hundred yards out the door. Fin and Fern restaurant is located a few doors down as well as the boat to the surrounding islands. The home was perfect with 2 bathrooms for the 4 of us. There was 5 bedrooms so plenty of room for larger groups.
We ate out, kayaked from our door, dined in and visited barred island preserve, sanctuary preserve and settlement preserve as well as beautiful sand beach. A highlight of our trip was dinner at Aragosta on Goose Cove. It was wonderful!! Nervous Nellies Jams and jellies was quite an experience too!! Stonington shops, restaurants and friendly resident’s was fun too!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely seaside rental and Barbara, the owner, was very attentive to any questions we had before and during our stay. She is a very caring host. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us and all your hospitality. We will be back!! 🌻�
Comfortable house with interesting views of the harbor and kayaks available for use. In the 13 years we have been renting houses in Stonington and renting kayaks at Old Quarry this is the best arrangement we have found.
Thank you for your words - we agree. This is a rare find for the location and ample kayaks so close to many islands to paddle to and explore. Thanks for staying with us and come again...and again!
Great location, well equipped, needed some upkeep and some areas needed more thorough cleaning. We still enjoyed our stay and Stonington is terrific. Very nice to go to dock to buy fresh lobsters as the lobstermen are coming to dock.
The home is particularly well situated to kayak out to nearby islands beckoning for exploration. Two minute walk to downtown shops, galleries, museum, restaurants and much more.