Stonington Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Studio with separate kitchen and 1 full bath, sleeps 2
Studio apartment in one of Stonington's historic houses right in the main part of the village. The apartment has its own private entrance, wide pine floors, panel molding, a king size bed that converts to a lovely day bed, a fully equipped kitchen and shower with a deep soaking tub. Step right out your door to the shops, beach, restaurants, the handsome town green, the free library, docks, boatyard and the rest of Stonington's charms.
Raised up houses: 'Raised-up' houses like one containing this apartment were existing homes, lifted entirely up one story in the mid-1830s to create an additional street-level space as General George Washington Whistler (the artist's father -- Whistler lived here as a boy) built a railroad into town. The railroad made Stonington into a transportation hub, with large paddle wheel steamers carrying travelers to and from Boston, Providence and New York -- and with that a need for more lodging and services. The railroad is long gone, but you can trace its path through the neighborhood.
Stonington attacked: It won't happen when you're here, but it did during the War of 1812, when the British Navy suspected Stonington residents were fabricating torpedoes to use against it. The Brits decided to attack the town, anchoring five warships off the Point and throwing 50 tons of cannonballs, rockets, exploding shells and missiles at the Borough over a three-day period in August, 1814. Those missed, mostly, indicating perhaps their heart wasn't in it. You can see the two defending cannon down the street, and see the British cannonballs various places around town and in the Old Lighthouse Museum down at the Point, across from the beach.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered