Deer Isle - Stonington House Rental Photos and Description
Victorian House: 6 BR/3 BA, Sleeps 10 Adults + 1 Child
Since we began to offer vacation rentals at our house in 2007, our guests have been delighted with the wonderful views and comfortable, well-equipped house. The Lobster Trap offers all the charm of a 1900-vintage house with completely updated kitchens, baths, laundry, and modern conveniences for your vacation on the coast of Maine. The location is truly spectacular, with 100 feet of frontage on Stonington's harbor. We even have a 2-person kayak you can use to paddle around the shoreline.
The house covers three floors, and the first and second each have fully equipped kitchens -- perfect for several couples to vacation together. Of course, free WiFi, phones, cable TV’s, DVD players, laundry, and hair dryers are included. Here are the details:
FIRST FLOOR (sleeps 2)
As every visitor to the Lobster Trap says, 'Wow, what a view!' The first floor of the house sits one story above street level and has a wide, wrap-around deck that always offers cool and refreshing breezes. If you can tear yourself away from the deck, you'll find an open, sunny living room (with gas fireplace) and dining room, plus a cozy library with loveseat. The walls are graced with paintings collected through the years. The one bedroom on this level has two twin beds that are securely fastened together and made up as a king, with end tables and good reading lights for each. A full kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher, the bathroom with tub/shower, and a laundry room with new LG steam front-loading washer and dryer complete this space.
SECOND FLOOR (sleeps 3)
The view and the living space only get better on the second floor. You'll see the ocean out every window! One large room extends the entire width of the house, with well equipped kitchen and attractively appointed dining and living areas, full bath with shower, and sunlight galore! Facing due south, you'll gasp at the glorious sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, and moonrises from this vantage point. Two bedrooms are on this floor: a small one with extra-long twin bed plus the computer desk, and the master bedroom with very comfy king-sized bed. All linens and colorful quilts are provided. A bathroom with shower is accessible from this bedroom as well as the kitchen. We also provide a variety of staple items (spices, flour, sugar, some condiments) and ample paper goods and soaps/detergents.
THIRD FLOOR (sleeps 5)
And saving the best for last: If the extended family wants to join you on vacation, head upstairs! The third floor features the Crow's Nest, or turret room, the perfect spot to sit and read, paint, or enjoy an evening cocktail. There is also a double bed in this room. The charming front bedroom has a queen and looks out over the water. Another sunny bedroom with twin bed looks east down the Thorofare. The last room is at the back of the house, looking up hill toward the village, and a studio couch masquerades as a cozy daytime window seat, providing extra sleeping if needed for a child or small adult. (This level is not available in the winter--no heat, no water.)
With south-facing exposure and many large windows, The Lobster Trap enjoys brilliant sunshine. But many guests find watching the fog banks creep in over the islands or a rip-roaring storm even more fascinating! No worries: we have central heat on the 1st and 2nd floors, so you'll always be comfortable. AC is not needed on Stonington's waterfront, even during the dog days of summer; just open the windows!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Ellen Dinsmore
My parents bought this picturesque old Victorian in 1970, just as Ray and I were starting our life together. It became our summer vacation destination as we raised our two sons: we all loved the cool ocean breezes, boating out to the many islands for picnics and exploration, and of course the family times together over the freshest seafood in the world! Lobsters bought at the dock, mussels gathered on the islands, Mom's fish chowder . . . Life just doesn't get any better!
Ellen Dinsmore purchased this house in 1970
Why Ellen Dinsmore chose Deer Isle - Stonington
We moved to Stonington full-time in 2003 because it's such a pleasure to live in a place where one constantly stops to admire the sheer beauty of the water, the islands, the moon and brilliant stars at night. And life in a small community provides so many opportunities to admire creativity, to learn something new, to share your own talents, to help your neighbors, and to laugh with friends.
What makes this house unique
The Lobster Trap has a fabulous location on the waterfront! There is always something going on in the Deer Isle Thorofare: all sizes and shapes of working lobster boats, the mail boats making their scheduled trips each day, the stunning windjammers weaving their way in and out of the islands, and the many beautiful sailboats and occasional motor yachts passing through. It's sometimes hard to concentrate on that book you're reading!
In addition, of course, The Trap has two full kitchens, enabling two families plus a couple extras to have some space during their vacations! Some like to be up at dawn, watching the lobster boats head out to fish, while others might prefer a more leisurely start to their day.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our family had such a wonderful time staying in your home. We loved sitting on your deck and looking out to the lobster boats and the beautiful islands.
We marveled at all of your pretty things and all of your neat decorating touches throughout the house. Everyone said how comfortable the beds were, and the linens and towels were great! We all hope to come back again. Thank you so much.