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Don't Miss a Chance to Breathe in the Stonington Salt Air!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 independent units overlooking the Harbor.

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.

We attempt to make our house keeper happy and rent Friday to Friday, but can make some accommodations. Each floor will rent individually, unless your party is large desires to rent our whole house. Due to the time it takes to change over our house, a 4 day minimum is required. 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

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

Amenities

Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom is on the first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , First floor has a sleep sofa; upstairs has 2 fold out sofas.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Picnic Pack- coolers, beach bag, blanket and towels, Maine Lobster/Crab/Clam/Mussel Cooking Gear, Small pocket beach- great for seaglassing- located under our lower deck

Reviews

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Don't Miss a Chance to Breathe in the Stonington Salt Air!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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5

Best views for the fireworks

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Yellow House on the Harbor was perfect

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Charming and Relaxing Couple's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our home. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that everything met your expectations. It was great to meet you, have a great winter.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stonecutters Kitchen
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Mailboat Company
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Aragosta
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

It is possible to rent the house for a lesser fee for extended stays. Please contact me for details and more specific pricing.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.