STONINGTON BOROUGH - 'IN THE VILLAGE' - HISTORIC YET MODERN, WITH HARBOR VIEWS

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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STONINGTON BOROUGH - 'IN THE VILLAGE' - HISTORIC YET MODERN, WITH HARBOR VIEWS

Stonington Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2nd & 3rd floor w/ roof-top deck - 3 bdrms (sleeps 8), 1 full bath / 1 half bath

Bright and airy, 2nd & 3rd floor living right 'In The Village' (see book by Anthony Bailey, 1971), with a great view of activities on Water Street, yet still very private. Historic 19th century building with modern loft living ... vaulted ceiling, sky-lights, spiral staircase, roof-top deck. Large open-space living, dining, and kitchen space with two bedrooms, a full bath, and a 1/2 bath on the second floor, and one bedroom (sleeps 4) on the 3rd floor. Views of Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island, NY from 2 of the bedrooms.

3 short block walk to the Harbor, Small Boat Ass'n launch area (launch your kayaks at this free public launch space), children's playground, & Fishing Docks. Shopping and restaurants on Water Street, Public Library (1 block), Old Lighthouse Museum & DuBois Beach at the end of the Point (approx. 12 blocks - 'The Borough' is a peninsula).

Stonington Borough Web Site: Call me at 860-535-8422 or email to StoningtonBoroughVacation@gmail.com and I will mail you a 'walking tour guide' for Stonington Borough, or answer any questions that you might have about your stay in Stonington.

The Stonington Village Farmer's Market

**** every Saturday from June through October, 9am-noon, RAIN OR SHINE.

Located adjacent to the Town Dock on the Harbor (only 2 blocks from the apartment) and has proved an enormously popular addition to life in the Boro. 10 to 15 vendors assemble beside the playground to offer locally (CT.) produced vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and decorative plants, jams, all sorts of breads, pies and baked goods, meat, fish, shellfish--and more, depending on the season. The Stonington Village Improvement Association oversees this market under a tent in its center & provides fresh coffee & tea, kindly donated by local restaurants & merchants. Contributions for the refreshments go to funding SVIA projects

Local Attractions: The Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington Borough, CT ... http://www.stoningtonhistory.org/light.htm

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, Mystic, CT .... www.MysticAquarium.org

Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and The Sea, Mystic, CT ... www.mysticseaport.org

www.StoningtonBoroughCT.com

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Carolyn

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
Lexington, KY, USA
5

PERFECT LOCATION AND VERY SPACIOUS

  • 5 of 5
6 adults and 2 children stayed in this apartment for three nights. We were in town for several wedding events. The location could not have been better! And the apartment was very spacious. We had plenty of room! The apartment was very clean and ready for us. The deck was a very nice spot. The owner made our stay very easy and enjoyable. She was very helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
Norwich, CT
5

WE'RE BACK!

We're back!
  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay here. Since our goal is to retire to the Boro we couldn't ask for more. Carolyn';s apartment is why you come to the Boro. While it is usually just my husband and myself here we have accomodated any and all of our 5 children and eight grandchildren for visits. We love it. Just walk out your door and wander the Boro, eat lunch or dinner, sightsee, shop, go to the library, go to the beach. You can take a walk 24 hours a day if you choose. It is safe, affordable, fun and our home away from home. We are thinking of trying a winter stay this year! Paula and Hal Oberg
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Paula and Hal.
Thanks for the great review. I’m so glad that you love the Boro so much and enjoy staying in my apartment while you’re here. You are wonderful renters and you’ll always be welcome at my home. I look forward to the day you’ll move here and we can be neighbors. I’ve lived here for 28 years, can’t imagine living anywhere else, and I know you’ll love it full time as much as you do for a couple of weeks during the summer. In the meantime, you can rent my apartment any time. As renters you get rave reviews from me!! Thanks! Carolyn
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
Fairfield County, Ct.
1

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!

  • 1 of 5
This apartment was in need of an inside & outside paint job.
The floors also needed refinishing.
A professional interior designer is needed to redo/update this apartment.
The future professional designer will need to edit the contents of the apartment.
Manager of the "Heart of the Boro" rental was not helpful.
Staying at the apartment was not a positive experience.
It was a disappointment.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry they didn't enjoy staying in my apartment, but I feel that their criticism is due to me not being pleased with the “re-decorating” this renter (who happens to be a “professional designer”) did while she was staying in my apartment. When the cleaning gals went to prepare for a short turn over to a new guest, many things appeared to be “missing”. As it turned out, decorative items were shoved into cupboards, dried flower arrangements put into corners under tables (+ damaged), & many things were just moved around. It took extra time to prepare the apartment for the next renters, causing a delay in their checking in, which was not fair to them.
I do agree that the exterior is in need of a paint job & that’s planned for next spring. As for the interior, I was in the process of painting when this tenant stayed at the apartment. She was bothered by (& requested to remove) some paper covering a small wooden beam near the ceiling … because it was not pleasing to her eye. At least she asked me & respected my wish to not to remove it, so the painting process could be continued as soon as the apt. was unrented.
The floors are not perfect, but they are not that bad either. I keep them waxed. If I were to refinish the floors, I would not allow dogs to stay in the apartment. This tenant had requested to bring their dog, & I said yes, even waiving the Pet Fee. They didn’t bring their dog after all, & then she asked me for a refund of the Pet Fee… the one they had not been charged.
Mid week, they asked how much I would deduct if they left a day earlier. According to the R.A., there are no refunds for cancellation or change after 2 weeks before arrival date. But, I did offer to give them a $100.00 reduction. They decided to stay the last night.
When we negotiated the original rental details, they asked for a late check out. I told her “no” because of the 3pm check-in & we needed time for cleaning. So she asked if they could leave their food in the refrigerator for an extra hour or so. I agreed, figuring the cleaning gals could do the refrig. a little later … not a big deal.
I feel that I was very helpful & accommodating to these tenants in every way, except for allowing her to climb on a ladder to take down the paper from the beam. I am sorry that it spoiled their vacation. For future … look at the pictures on the web site. If you don’t like the interior design, rent a different place.
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
Ireland
5

FANTASTIC PLACE

  • 5 of 5
I came in from Ireland to visit CT and stayed in the apartment with 4 other members of my family. We were thrilled with the place. It is right in the heart of the town with loads of amenities there. It was great because we did not all have to go out in the car together. If some wanted to stay behind there was plenty to do in the town. Carolyn is a great host and is always nearby if needed. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay on the coast. Skippers dock restaurant in the town is great if anyone is looking to eat out. Casino's are a close drive and also the Rhode Island beaches.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family of five stayed in this historic charmer for Reporting-In Day at the Coast Guard Academy. This would be the last time we could be together as a family for a very long time. So, I searched the internet for days and days trying to find the perfect place for us to stay for this momentous, but stressful occasion. After tedious scrutiny I decided on Carolyn's home in Stonington. I had very high expectations for our "home away from home" and this house met them all, and exceeded! From the charming bay window overlooking the quaint historic shops and tea room, to the beautiful wood floors throughout, to the calming sea breezes, to the SPACIOUS living areas, and the water views, we had to force ourselves to leave the house each day and explore our son's new stomping grounds. And, after meeting Carolyn, who is always just downstairs in her fabulous shop if you need restaurant suggestions or directions, or anything at all, I felt like we'd been friends for years! Clean, comfy, well appointed (that kitchen has EVERYTHING!) and wi-fi to boot! I recommend this home with earnest, and to quote my youngest (15-year-old son) upon packing up to leave, “I hate to leave this house; it feels like home.” Thank you, Carolyn, for providing a place where my family could share this very special time together.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review, Stacey. I'm so glad my apartment was perfect for you and your family, and I hope to see you again when you visit your son in the Fall.
Best,
Carolyn
business
Stonington Borough - 'In The Village' - Historic yet modern, with Harbor views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187015
860 961-4661
Stonington Connecticut Shore
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family of five stayed in this historic charmer for Reporting-In Day at the Coast Guard Academy. This would be the last time we could be together as a family for a very long time. So, I searched the internet for days and days trying to find the perfect place for us to stay for this momentous, but stressful occasion. After tedious scrutiny I decided on Carolyn's home in Stonington. I had very high expectations for our "home away from home" and this house met them all, and exceeded! From the charming bay window overlooking the quaint historic shops and tea room, to the beautiful wood floors throughout, to the calming sea breezes, to the SPACIOUS living areas, and the water views, we had to force ourselves to leave the house each day and explore our son's new stomping grounds. And, after meeting Carolyn, who is always just downstairs in her fabulous shop if you need restaurant suggestions or directions, or anything at all, I felt like we'd been friends for years! Clean, comfy, well appointed (that kitchen has EVERYTHING!) and wi-fi to boot! I recommend this home with earnest, and to quote my youngest (15-year-old son) upon packing up to leave, “I hate to leave this house; it feels like home.” Thank you, Carolyn, for providing a place where my family could share this very special time together.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
PVD - Providence/Warwick, RI
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Long Island + Fishers Isl, NY / Block Isl, RI
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Mystic, CT or Westerly, RI
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95 at exit 91
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
DuBois Beach, Stonington Point
Car: recommended

Just ten minutes from the Mystic drawbridge lies Stonington Borough, called “the most beautiful seaside village in New England.” Because the Borough is a narrow, mile-long peninsula pointing into Fisher’s Island Sound and Little Narragansett Bay, nothing is more than a short walk from your car or boat.

From “The Point” you can view three states--CT, RI, & NY-- or see the last remaining commercial fleet in the state bring lobster and famous scallops and flounder to the Town Dock. The Borough is a major yachting center with all the amenities and our beautiful harbor boasts boats of all types and sizes.

From The Borough, you can visit Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Watch Hill RI, the RI beaches, and either Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Casinos .... all with only a 10 to 30 minute drive.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Casino

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Stonington Townhome Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Notes

  • Cleaning Fee$100 Weekly / $150 less than full week rental.
  • Please contact the owner for rental rates information. Credit Cards accepted through PayPal.

    $500 Security Deposit - All Rentals

    50% Deposit for Rental & Cleaning Fees due at booking time with return of signed Rental Agreement.
    Balance of Rent & Cleaning Fees plus $500 Security Deposit are due 2 weeks (14 days) before Check-In date.

    Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed with Deposit.
  • Credit Cards accepted through PayPal.

Amenities

Stonington Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Telephone
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sliding door to roof-top deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 of each
  • 3rd floor bedroom loft has view of Fisher's Island and the Sound from the window.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • playground
  • library
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Apartment is on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, so the outside deck is on a rooftop with access through a sliding glass door in the master bedroom. It's a relaxing place on the West side of the building to wind down the day.