STONINGTON HARBOR LANDMARK! LAST WEEK OPEN IN 2014: SEPTEMBER 6-13

Ellen Dinsmore

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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STONINGTON HARBOR LANDMARK! LAST WEEK OPEN IN 2014: SEPTEMBER 6-13

Deer Isle - Stonington House Rental Photos and Description

Victorian House: 6 BR/3 BA, Sleeps 10 Adults + 1 Child

Now is the time to book your vacation at The Lobster Trap for the 2014 season! The only week left in 2014 is September 6-13. Call or email today to see if that time is still available. We are now taking requests for 2015; rates are likely to remain similar.

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 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.)

IN CONCLUSION:

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!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Ellen,



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.
Aug 2008
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Ellen Dinsmore

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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

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.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
5

AN AWESOME RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks, Ray and Ellen, for having such a great place to rent. We loved our three-plus weeks here and enjoyed everything about the house: location, views, homey feeling. You have made "The Lobster Trap" an awesome retreat.

We hope to return one day to Stonington. It is truly a very special place.

Late in our visit we watched the video called "Life by Lobster" and wished we had found it sooner. Great documentary on lobster fishing. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
Clarence, NY
5

OUR FAMILY’S FIRST VISIT TO MAINE WAS A MEMORABLE ONE!

  • 5 of 5
We have one more night left at The Lobster Trap, and we hate to see it end! Our family really enjoyed our time here--we certainly ate our way through the week! The evenings have been peaceful and beautiful!

Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor was spectacular--do take a ride up to the top of Cadillac Mountain. It is a sight to see.

The Lobster Trap was the most comfortable spot with so many beautiful appointments. We loved all of the unique paintings and decorative pieces. We have all learned about the historical significance of The Lobster Trap.

Be sure to visit Penobscot East Resource Center. It really is interesting, and we learned about conservation of the local fisheries. It is the green building at the end of the pier near Fisherman’s Friend Restaurant.

This our first visit to Maine, and it will be a memorable one!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Your family really took advantage of some of our area's unique things to do -- AND you had time to chill out and relax at the house! Upstate NY isn't too far away; I hope you'll return another year! Thanks for your comments! -- Ellen
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
5

THE LOBSTER TRAP HAD A GREAT VIEW FOR THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS!

  • 5 of 5
We are only halfway through our week and already peace has descended on our family of six. So far it has been cold, rainy, and foggy, and yet we are all enjoying this time. Our family slogan is, “Stonington is so laid back, they don’t know what fast-forward is!” The harbor is a continuous show: the comings and goings of the lobstermen are so interesting.

Ah! Midweek, and the sun shines! A ride on the mail boat to Isle au Haut and dinner at the Factory Tavern capped the day. We all enjoyed the 4th of July fireworks -- we couldn’t have had a better seat! With hours and hours of restful sleep and relaxation, it is sadly time to return home where all the kids will scatter back to their friends and routine. Thanks, Ellen
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and Jeff and your children -- young adults, really! Fun to hear that you pulled out some of the board games and had a real opportunity to reconnect as a family. Thanks again -- Ellen
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
Knoxville, TN
5

EXCEEDED ALL OUR EXPEXTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
We chose the Lobster Trap based on the pictures and the location. We were looking for something on the water and away from the crowds. After a leisurely road trip from Tennessee, we had a great week watching the boats and exploring the area.

The house is wonderfully equipped. We didn't do a lot of cooking, but it was obvious everything we would need was provided. We did try to put a dent in the local lobster supply at the restruants Though! While we were there the leaves started changing, so we enjoyed beautiful fall colors on the way home.

Didn't get to meet Ellen as we were out a lot. Maybe next time!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you found our special island and enjoyed it as we do, for its unique qualities. Although I would have loved to say hello, I'm happy that you were busy -- either exploring or perhaps just "chillin' out"! Hope to meet you on your next visit to The Lobster Trap.
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
Winslow, Maine
5

CENTRAL MAINE COUPLES' CAPER

Central Maine Couples' Caper
  • 5 of 5
Exceptionally well-appointed. All you need is provided; could well be two separate units on two levels. Across the street access for beaching and launching kayaks. Interesting before-dawn choreography of lobstermen running with lights to fuel and load bait shops as their day's work begins. Televisions, DVDs, and video players all over the place. Laundry, lobster cookers, you name it and the owners have provided it. Bookshelves are well stocked. This is a place to relax, tour shops, get on the water and chill for a week. Plenty of nooks and crannies to get away and read. Down side:a septuagenarian's schlepping his wife’s and his own luggage up to the third floor is a bit of a challenge but you only need to do it once. Computer wi fi sign in register has about 12 characters and 14 zeroes so the registry field in our relatively new laptop wouldn't let us onto the network. Must have been designed by a demented programmer. Exceedingly warm and gracious host and hostess. This was a wonderful place to stay and a week's time wasn't enough. Way to go Ellen and Ray. Your parents would have been proud of what you've done to the building and how you're keeping it.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and the nice compliments! It was our pleasure to have you back for another week of kayaking and fun this year. Sorry about that crazy password on the Time Warner Internet, Warren. I'll see what I can do to make it more user friendly for next summer.
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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last week open in 2014: September 6-13
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200785
(207) 367-6589 (Maine, USA)
Deer Isle - Stonington Downeast and Acadia
Gulfport, Mississippi
5

PERFECT IN SO MANY WAYS...

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place for our little family reunion! We're already trying to figure out when we can return! Owner, Ellen, offers great hospitality and thoroughness, as far as far as providing interesting and helpful information for her guests.  It's always a welcome surprise to find great accommodations that are both dog and family friendly, and the LT offers both! Conveniently located- walking distance to do many great aspects of Stonington! Homey, welcoming, historical home... Lovely!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your nice comments, Alexa and Rick. I was so pleased to meet not only you and your lovely parents and brother, but also your sweet, retired therapy dogs Guinness and Weezy. We're glad The Lobster Trap gave you a calm place to stay while Hurricane Isaac slammed Gulfport, MS, and we hope you found everything OK when you got home. Come on back soon!
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Map

Fisherman's Friend Restaurant
Aragosta Restaurant
Opera House Arts
The Harbor Cafe
Sand Beach
Whale's Rib Tavern
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Across the street; goes to Isle au Haut
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
House is on the ocean; Sand Beach is about
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Factory Tavern
Nearest Golf
3 Metres
Island Country Club, public, Har-Tru tennis courts
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Short walk to village
Car: necessary
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Deer Isle - Stonington House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Late Summer/Labor Day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Late September
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
October
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 10 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning if 1-4 people $100
Cleaning if 5-8 people $150
Cleaning if 9-11 people $175
Deposit check will be for half rental rate, due with signed lease. Then, 45 days before your arrival, send check for balance of the rent plus 8% Maine Lodging Tax, cleaning fee based on number of guests, and damage protection. Cleaning fee is $100 for up to 4 people; $150 for 5-8 people; and $175 for 9-11 people.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check-in time is 4 p.m.; departure time is 10 a.m. unless 9 or more people, in which case it is 9 a.m. in order for us to prepare to house for the next guests.
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Amenities

Deer Isle - Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , third floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 2nd floor Master - 1 king
    3rd floor Front - 1 queen
    3rd floor Crow's Nest - 1 double
    2nd floor X-long Twin - 1 twin/ single
    3rd floor East BR - 1 twin/ single
    3rd floor Sitting Room - 1 child bed
    1st floor Bdrm - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are securely fastened and made up as a king.
  • Number of bedrooms for two people: 4 Number of single bedrooms: 2 Additional small room with studio couch (narrower than twin) could sleep a child. Maximum of eleven guests, please.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Wood Deck
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • live theater
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Cozy enough for a couple, convenient for two couples (each having your own complete living area), or great for a family reunion! We are offering the use of our deep-water mooring (for your boat less than 20 feet) and a two-person, sit-on-top-style kayak (with signed waiver of liability). Although this is our own home, we have been in the real estate and vacation rental business for years and can offer professional management, practical local advice, and hands-on caretaking if the need should arise!

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