Studio apartment in one of Stonington's most familiar historic houses, known as 'The Yellow House,' two blocks from the harbor. Recently renovated with beautiful attention to detail and all new furnishings. The apartment has its own private entrance on a side street, wide pine floors, panel molding, a king size bed that converts to a lovely day bed, a fully equipped kitchen and shower bath with a deep soaking tub. Step out your door to the coffee shop, 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 the heart wasn't in it. Perhaps also because one of their former gunners was firing back at them from the Yankee shore battery, and not missing. You can see the two defending cannon down the street, and see the Brit cannonballs various places around town and in the Old Lighthouse Museum down at the Point, across from the beach.
Stonington is a New England harbor town on half mile long peninsula, chock full of well-preserved Georgian buildings and a terrific amount of history. It has 5 full restaurants and a great coffee shop (visit The Yellow House and Water Street -- our faves). Summer is lively with boating, sailing, parades, farmers markets, village fairs, lectures, concerts on the green, the blessing of the fishing fleet, and more. In winter, holidays have hayrides around town, a Christmas stroll, tree lighting, caroling. You can pretty much do everything on foot here. It reminds people of a smaller Vineyard Haven however less well-known, therefore less crowded and popular.
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Oct 1 2013 - May 7 2014
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