|Minimum Stay||3 - 180 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.
I enjoyed my time at Will's. The apartment is perfect for one or two guests.everything you need .I advise arriving during daylight! Coffee at yellow house have their chicken wrap; and best dinner duck and scallops at Water Street cafe!
We stayed there prior to our wedding due to relatives staying in our house nearby. The owner was accessible and super thoughtful, leaving a note and bottle of champagne to help us celebrate!! Clean, super comfortable, and walking distance to everything!!
This VRBO fit our needs perfectly. Although only a studio apt, it was plenty of room for us (a couple) for a long weekend. As reported in earlier reviews, the twin daybed that makes into a King is very comfortable; it is NOT a fold out sofa bed. The apt is right behind a great coffee shop in the borough of Stonington. Stonington is wonderful quaint town right on the coast with several good restaurants. Its a great town to just walk around and enjoy both the beauty of nature and the restored old homes. We used this as "home base" for day trips to Mystic Seaport and town (10 min), Mohican Sun Casino (30 min), and Rhode Island beaches (20 min). Our apt was a convenient location, and a welcome evening retreat from the tourist bustle of Mystic. Oh, and the apt was furnished nicely and very clean.
Very clever design and decor! Bed is comfortable, place is clean,clean,clean ,cool bathroom, great little features throughout. Would definitely stay there again. First time in the Boro and it was great, the restaurants will spoil you!
I can't say enough good things about this place. The location was perfect, within walking distance to everything in town ie restaurants, sightseeing and the beach. The ownwe , Will was great to deal with also and I can't wait to get back
Two of us stayed at this wonderful apartment with our yellow lab. The place is really perfect. Extremely clean & nice design. The best part is how its decorated -you can see the owners put a lot of thought into making the space nice. It reminds me of a really cool NYC apartment but with the charm of a country place. The town of Stonington has that same feel. What we loved most is how different it is. You have a dog park; a beach; shops; & restaurants all within a short walk! You really never have to drive anywhere. If you are there for a few days there is enough to see & do right there in town so park your car & put on your sneakers! To top it off; Becca & Will (the owners of the property) couldn't be nicer! We highly recommend this rental - you will enjoy it as well as this charming town. Thank you to Becca & Will!, From, Chrissy, Art, and Ruby (the pup)
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rent the apartment for the entire winter season: 8 months from October 1 to May 31 for $675 per month including utilties and wifi. Stonington Boro is a great off season getaway for weekends and holidays. Start / end dates for winter season can be flexible.