Repeat visitors to Stonington may recognize our much photographed, yellow waterfront home with its tri-leveled decks and unique roofing, just two houses west of the Post Office. It’s difficult to pass by without taking notice. Nestled in between a local home, studio, and two nautical themed specialty stores, you will quickly fall in love with the buzz of this working harbor. The casual simplicity of our recently renovated Summer home is as relaxing as the waves washing in under the new mahogany decks. Breath taking views of the working waterfront and nearby islands surround you, whether you are basking in the sunshine on one of our decks, or relaxing inside. Not in the mood for taking it easy at home? The town’s varied art galleries, restaurants, specialty stores, local festivities and historic opera house, are within walking distance.
With accommodations for 9 visitors, our Summer home is ideal for the vacation of an extended family, or a group of friends traveling together. You will find a well equipped kitchen on each level, as well as private bathrooms and entrances; ideal when you’ve just returned from a day of hiking, island hopping or sightseeing and a quiet retreat is desired. Everything that you need to enjoy your time on the Island can be found at our home. Local literature; highlighting hiking trails, sightseeing must-dos, upcoming community events and local newspapers are on hand. You’ll find beach bags packed with essentials, a picnic pack and coolers for a trip to the beach, a laundry room to wash the stiff salt from your clothes, as well as Wi-Fi and telephone in case you have to be in touch with the real world.
The first floor of our home is handicap accessible. The main room, with hard wood floors overlooks the ever changing water front and includes a cozy sitting area, dining area and a well equipped kitchen. You will also find a small half bath that provides convenience for visitors. The spacious master bedroom holds a King size bed and adjoins to the full bathroom.
Newly installed wall to wall carpet covers the main room and hallway upstairs. The layout is similar to downstairs, with an open, waterfront, room containing a well equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area and reading nook. Two bedrooms, with spacious closets and Queen beds, in addition to a new sleeper sofa in the main room will accommodate 5 people.
It looks like we will be renting from Friday to Friday as a full, 2 story unit. However, if you are interested in vacationing at our home, we are interested in making this work for you. We will gladly rent to a smaller party for a partial rental fees, and make reservations as space allows at a 4 night minimum. Call or e-mail me for more information on making this the rental that you need it to be.
Keywords: handicap accessible, waterfront, private entrances, two-story
We had a great time staying in Torri's house in Stonington. The location is great with superb views of the harbor and the islands from the living room and a large deck. We found the kitchen well supplied; the cooking stove is gas, not electric, which we always appreciate. The house has comfortable beds. Everything was clean and well arranged when we arrived. We found the cell phone connection patchy on the island, but that in itself can be an opportunity of sorts. The drive to Acadia national park is about 80 mins - the first half of the drive is very beautiful. All in all we had a great, relaxing stay, slept well, saw a lot, and would recommend both the house and Stonington to all our friends.
Torri couldn't have been more helpful as we reserved the lower level of the Yellow House a few days before we arrived. She was a pleasure to work with, was fast and efficient and it was a great way to start our trip to one of our most favorite places on the Maine Coast. The rental was clean, beautifully decorated - we had everything you could imagine but the place wasn't cluttered. The bed was great - with plenty of extra blankets etc - the shower was super and the towels fluffly and soft - there was even an LL Bean bag filled with beach towels. The view from the living room and the front porch is fabulous - the constantly changing harbor was entertaining and peaceful. We were delighted to have Direct TV and wireless internet. We walked to the Harbor Cafe for breakfast and 44 North for coffee - both great spots - in fact we had a incredibly sweet and delish lobster roll at the Harbor Cafe! We took the Mail boat out to Isle au Haut and it's always fun to see the area from the water - fun trip. This is a great location, clean, plenty of space for my husband and myself and very good communication from Torri about the rental - I would definitely recommend it.
My husband and I wanted to experience authentic Maine "harbor life" and this was the perfect place. As former boat owners from the Puget Sound area, we greatly appreciated the sights, sounds, smells and rhythms of a working harbor full of lobster boats. We watched them from the expansive deck or the windows of the bright and cheery living room.
The home exceeded our expectations. We stayed on the first floor which had been newly renovated. Everything was clean and shiny. The linens were top notch. The bed was fantastic. We slept like babies. The kitchen was well stocked so that we could cook at home when we felt like eating in although we enjoyed all three restaurants in town...all within a short walk. There was even a lobster pot for our use, although lobster prices were so reasonable that it didn't make much sense to go through the effort to cook them at home. Also, we appreciated having DirecTV and a DVR at our disposal.
As far as the location of Stonington, it was perfect for us. Besides plenty of restaurants within walking distance, there was a market we walked to for a few staples. There is a much larger "supermarket" just a 10-15 minute drive out of town. The Opera House in town should not be missed. They play first run movies along with a few live performances.
We were able to enjoy beautiful drives through the countryside as we visited Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Bangor, and all the charming little towns in between. We golfed at the Island Country Club which is about a 20-minute drive away. Don't miss a drive, just about 15 minutes away from town, to eat at the Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant. We found it accidentally following a tiny little sign on the way "home" one afternoon. Another "find" was the Poor Boy Gourmet restaurant in Bar Harbor.
In summary, our week at this Stonington property was everything we had hoped for. We weren't disappointed with a thing. Again, it exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a great week.
Many challenging Geo-caching locations, One of Maine's Best Farmers' Markets, The Seasons Wine Shop and Gourmet Restaurant, Island Community Center- indoor basketball, billiards, weekly activities and Camp Kooky for kids, Community Playground with new toddler section, Community Basketball court and baseball diamond, Historical Opera House- movies and live theater, Art galleries and studio walks, Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Annual Lupine Festival, 4th of July on the Pier, Boat Races, Fisherman's Day, and Steel Drum concerts, Nature Preserves, Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies retail store and sculpture walk, new Community Tennis Courts
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
It is possible to rent the house for a lesser fee for extended stays. Please contact me for details and more specific pricing.