It’s your last chance to book a family vacation at The Lobster Trap this season. We still have a few weeks available between May 25 and June 15, as well as August 31 into October. Check the online calendar for details, and call today to reserve!
Since 2007, our vacation renters have been delighted with our wonderful views and comfortable, well-equipped house. The Lobster Trap offers all the charm of a 1900-vintage house with completely updated kitchens, baths, 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 2 or 3 couples to vacation together. 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 Beautyrest 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 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 to get you started.
THIRD FLOOR (sleeps 5)
And saving the best for last: If the extended family wants to join you on vacation, head upstairs! Two more bedrooms plus bath with shower await on the 3rd floor, as well as the Crow's Nest, which is a cozy living room with a double bed. This is the spot to sit and read, paint, or enjoy an evening cocktail. 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 window seat, providing extra sleeping for a child or small adult.
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.
Wondering about air conditioning? AC is not needed on Stonington's waterfront, even during the dog days of summer; just open the windows! And I can give you assurances from recent renters if you doubt my words! When asked her opinion by a prospective renter, one of our renters said, 'I have spent 15 out of the last 20 summers in Stonington for 3-6 week periods each summer. I can't remember one night when I needed so much as a fan. Stonington is a very special place. The Lobster Trap is a very special house. Grab it if you can...BUT...you can't have my weeks here! . . . Best, Becky.”