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Judith McMillan

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Contemporary Shorefront Home on Quiet Cove

5 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Stonington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is a stunning house with beautiful views of the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. The main living area is a true great room with fireplace, game table, dining area and a very well appointed kitchen. The master bedroom with queen-size bed, is on the first floor and looks out toward the ocean and also toward a quiet cove.

On the second floor are two more bedroom, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Each upstairs bedroom has a small loft. At the top of the stairs and overlooking the great room is a loft with desk and fax machine. It is a great spot to work with your computer. A large deck faces the water and a path leads to our fabulous lobster picnic rock, The Giant's Chair, on the shore. You can swim from our rocks or walk to a little beach next door. The house will accommodate six very comfortably. If you wish to sleep more than that, we will need to discuss it. Smoking and Animals are NOT Permitted, but well-behaved children and adults are always welcome.

You will find the kitchen set up for people who enjoy cooking. There are plenty of work areas and professional pots and pans. The library is well stocked with books on the area, children's books, mysteries, and the best of the books which my book group has read over the past couple of years. There are plenty of puzzles and games. We are a family that enjoys music and games like charades and dictionary, so you will find a good stereo, but you will not find a TV. This is a place for a true vacation!

The house is located on a very private piece of land. The beautiful fishing village of Stonington is within walking distance but you are not subjected to the traffic and noise. There are fine restaurants on the island, and we keep a list of our favorites handy for you. The mail boat leaves right from Stonington for day hiking in Acadia Park on Isle Haut. The island has several good nature preserves with hiking trails. There are also tennis courts and a nine hole golf course on the island. For those interested in the arts, Haystack School of Crafts and many galleries are close by.

This is a great place for nature lovers. There are paths on the property, and the Giant's Chair, a huge rock on the shore, is a great place for an outdoor lobster feast. Regardless of what you are escaping from, we are sure you will find this home a relaxing place to spend your vacation.

If you would like to see additional pictures, I can email some to you.

Keywords: Home, nature, quiet, spectacular view

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judith McMillan (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Judith McMillan

Maine is in our blood as Judith's family descends from early island residents.

Why Judith McMillan chose Maine

This property is a dream for anyone who loves sailing, watching boats, or observing marine life along a rugged coast. For many years we had a boat moored in the cove off the house. While no longer active sailors, we can watch the windjammers go by, observe osprey and their young as they fledge, and visit the local art galleries. This is Maine at its best.

What makes this house unique

Judith is an avid gardener and always plants vegetables and herbs for our tenants to enjoy as well as flowers. We believe in sharing the bounty of the land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The McMillan residence in Stonington Maine is a visitor’s paradise. We have been visiting their beautiful home for the month of July for the last several years. The kitchen has all the amenities of our home in Southern California and a living room/ multiple dining area with a functional fireplace that is perfect for entertaining a large group or for causal dinning with the family. The view from the great room is picture perfect as one can track the Windjammers sailing through on their way to Stonington harbor and on to Bar Harbor. Also, it is a delight to take pictures of lobster fishermen tending their traps from the private beach front shoreline that can accommodate private picnics. All of this with total privacy with a great porch looking over a lush front yard that is well manicured. The property is secluded yet within walking distance to a sandy beach along the road to town. Also, a well stocked grocery store is only minutes away. To us there is no better place in New England to enjoy the beauty of Summer.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Contemporary Shorefront Home on Quiet Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Palm Springs, CA
5

This is what the coast of Maine should look like!

  • 5 of 5

First, the property owner maintained excellent communications. All questions were answered promptly.

Second, located on the secluded land, the house was extremely beautiful and private. The property was well maintained. As cooks, we found the kitchen was fully equipped and ready for cooking. It was conveniently located for shopping as it was half way between Burnt Cove Market and downtown Stonington. It was also within a walking distance form the beautiful sand beach and was on a private rocky beach. The photographs were true the their nature.

Third, Stonington itself had variety of restaurants and it was not overrun with tourists, and the Stonington Opera House had a variety of programs.

All and all, the two months we spent in the house were everything we expected.

As a perspective renter who is touring the property said "This is what the coast of Maine should look like".

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay in a rented property and have no unpleasant surprises. If only all VRBO would follow the McMillan example, renting wouldn't be the nightmare it so often is. We enjoyed a week in this beautiful location and could not have wished for more.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville DE
5

Special Spot

  • 5 of 5

This very special home was accurately described in the listing both as to location and amenities. The owners are available to answer questions and strive to maintain the property in excellent condition. Anyone who enjoys the quiet and surroundings of the Maine coast would consider themselves fortunate to spend time here.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

peaceful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay at this comfortable and spacious home. The property is private and beautiful, with a combination of rocky shoreline, grassy areas, moss covered boulders, and forested pockets. We appreciated the views from the home and various locations on the property. Steps leading down to the water allowed us to explore the unique coastline. Although we left to drive to Acadia National Park with intentions of staying the night in Bar Harbour (about 1.5 hrs. away), we returned early because we liked this location so much. It was even more beautiful that the National Park, and there were no other people here! The kitchen has everything you need to cook quality meals, there are games to play and books to read if the fog rolls in, and the fireplace creates a warm central gathering place. Everything was very clean. Stonington is a tiny town with friendly people where you can see the boats in the harbor. Buy your lobsters at the lobster co-op right on the dock, but shop at Burnt Cove right up the road for groceries. Nearby sand beach is another place to explore the natural beauty of this incredible coastline. If we ever go back to Maine, we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we arrived to plant the garden, we loved finding your beautiful little painting on birch bark of the view from the living room. We are happy that your enjoyed your time here. This has been a place for all ages to enjoy but means the most to those wishing a quiet retreat where they can enjoy a truly unique natural setting.
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Boston
5

Exquisite Maine Coast Home

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a mid- to upper Maine coast home for 4 adults and 2 children for a late-summer holiday. This exquisite home was perfect: it is very quiet, has a beautiful view of Isle au Haut Bay, there are steps down to a private rocky beach, and the house is located a short walk to a sand beach where my kids could play and swim. The house is meticulously cared for, and the owners are organized and responsive - dealing with them was a pleasure. The town of Stonington is a short distance away (my wife and I ran to it), as are a wide range of activities (including sea kayaking). A great place if you enjoy nature, exploring rocky beaches, and general relaxation. Burnt Cove Market, which has all available necessaries, is very close by. I would (and have) recomend this property wholeheartedly to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor or Mount Desert
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Stonington out to Isle Haut
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
one property away
Car: necessary

badminton, plenty of jigsaw puzzles and games

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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
 
High season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. A security/rental reservation deposit is required.

full payment is due 3 weeks before commencement of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms each with tub/shower combination. Grab bars in first floor bath. Second floor has an extra sink in the alcove off the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Answering Machine, Ceiling Fan, Excellent Cookware, Chefs Knives, Cuisinart, Gas stove, Smoking & Animals are NOT Permitted, but well-behaved children & adults are always welcome

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