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Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps 8 +

Enjoy magnificent water views from this historic townhouse in the heart of Stonington Village. Erected circa 1840, the three-story building has been renovated to fit modern standards yet retains its original, gracious character. The highlight of the house are it's views with a dining deck overlooking the bay's many sailboats and Connecticut's last remaining commercial fishing fleet. Completing the package is a charming side yard and another deck off the master bedroom. The owner’s took optimal advantage of the beautiful ocean views and choose an upside-down floor plan (living room, kitchen, and dining room are on the third floor). Every day the living room comes to a standstill when the sun, settling upon the water, fills it with magnificent colors. French doors lead to a fully outfitted deck where dining atop the ocean never fails to please.

This is a detached, three story 'townhouse' with a side yard. It is nestled between other smaller houses, on all but one side, and therefore has wonderful unobstructed views to the ocean. There are two flights of stairs, ten steps each. Keep in mind that they are 1800's 'style' i.e. the rise is a 1/4' steeper. Our experience is that the comfort level has more to do with stamina and physical condition than age. We have an 80 year old couple who love this house, but even a fifteen year old doesn't always like stairs.

More Details

Anna Bell McLanahan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath 2nd fl - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2, 2nd fl - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 3rd Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd fl West BR, private/full bath & deck - 1 king
    2nd fl East BR, private/full bath - 1 queen
    Garden BR, 1st fl - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king or 2 twins
    Front BR, 1st fl - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king made with 2 twins, cannot be taken apart as 2 twins
  • On the second floor are two lovely, sunny bedrooms each with their own full bath. The master bedroom features two sets of French doors that lead to a wonderful shady deck overlooking the garden. On the first floor are two bedrooms that share a full bath. One of the bedrooms has french doors leading to the garden, and serves as a second family room when a 4th bedroom is not needed. Two twins are used to make a King bed, we make a great effort to make them as seamless as possible.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen includes a Bosch dishwasher, Viking Refrigerator, and GE Profile Range.


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Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had in Stonington

Our home away from home was the top two floors of a beautifully restored gracious town home. A beautiful staircase with sparkling planked floors leads you up to the two bedrooms and the next staircase to the living area.

The bedrooms were large and each had a fully equipped bathroom. They each had windows that opened -allowing in lots of wonderfully scented summer sea air. The master even had it's own deck.The top floor had a huge deck with great deck furniture and a view over the Stonington harbour and park. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped. The living room had comfy seats and lots of books and games for our enjoyment. The dining area had a wonderful formal colonial feel - perfect for sitting down to a meal at the end of the day.

And what days we had - strolling the quaint village, enjoying the park, having fun at the beach and attending a local fair. The village has several great restaurants, and we particularly enjoyed the "Skipper's Dock" where we spent an entire afternoon enjoying their fine food , drinks, ambience and good company.

We are looking forward to a return one day.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home and location!

  • 5 of 5

Get family house for a New England vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Rental

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home with everything you need. Beautiful finishes and great beds and sheets. Perfect location and great views. Everything you need!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely, clean & perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home that has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a spot in enchanting Stonington

  • 5 of 5

So many wonderful things about this townhouse right in the heart of Stonington. The main living area is on the top floor where you will find a lovely kitchen, a family sized dining table and seating area (tv with cable if you like) and an outdoor deck. For us the most beautiful feature of the house is the deck overlooking Stonington harbor. What a relaxing place to soak in the sun and fresh sea breeze. On the deck are 6 comfy chairs, a large dining table and a grill. On the second floor is the master bedroom/full bath with another relaxing deck just outside the french doors facing the harbor. There is plenty of space for hanging clothes and nice drawer space too. The bed and bedding are super nice. There is a washer and drawer nicely hidden in the closet. Also on the second floor down the hall is a beautiful bedroom with a queen bed and its own full bath. On the first floor there are two more bedrooms, one is fairly large with twin beds and french doors leading out to a sweet little side yard. The other first floor bedroom has a king bed. There is one shared bathroom on the first floor.

Need to mention that the wifi is great!

All bathrooms had fresh soap, there was laundry soap, dishwasher soap, gas for the grill, paper towels, just about anything you might need!

We loved the cozy feel of the house. It is fresh and clean with very thoughtful decorating as if someone lived there. It was a privilege to stay here.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house has one of the best views in all of the borough.

  • 4 of 5

This is our third year staying in this lovely house in Stonington village. The house has 4 very nicely decorated bedrooms and there are 3 bathrooms. It is an 1830 house and so it has 2 very steep staircases that might be daunting for some. The living room, dining room, kitchen and main deck are on the third level which allows the most gorgeous view of Fishers Island Sound and some breathtaking sunsets. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots, pans etc but there is an unpredictable supply of food staples so you are wise to bring your own, if you are fussy and plan to eat in. Anna is the most accommodating host, always available to answer questions, solve a problem. We love being able to go to the farmers' market on Saturdays or the fish market right down the street. It's possible to leave your car for days and just walk to restaurants or just soak up the New England architecture. In the summer, there is a small beach right down the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Block Island, Long Island and Fishers Island
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95, exit 91
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Dubois beach
Car: recommended

This is a true 'Borough' location. The Townhouse is within walking distance to 6 popular restaurants, as well as the beach, the lighthouse, and Stonington's wonderful shops (not just antiques anymore). In fact, our favorite restaurant (less than 2 blocks away) is one of the most popular in the county. With people traveling 45 minutes to dine there, our only complaint is the long wait for a table. If you haven't visited the Borough you're in for a treat. Nestled on a small peninsula, the village had a thriving fishing industry in the 1800's; hence it boasts many grand old homes. Now, an avid sailing community, and Connecticut’s last surviving fishing village, it has the perfect balance of both year rounders and summer vacationers. Everything one needs is within walking distance; fabulous restaurants, antique stores, and clothing boutiques. The new playground can be viewed from our deck!


Rates & Availability

Stonington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July & August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August,September, October
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $80
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are for occupancy maximum of 8 people. Dinner parties, brunches and gatherings of over 12 people must be negotiated with owner of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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