|Minimum Stay||3 - 90 nights|
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
90 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Holiday weekends: minimum 3 night stay.
Rent the apartment for the entire winter season: 8 months from October 1 to May 31 for only $675 per month. Stonington Boro is a great off season getaway for weekends and holidays.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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