|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located opposite Stonington harbor, the house offers spectacular waterfront views. It reflects the Borough's history, having served as an ice storage facility for the clipper ships, then storing coal for the railway, and then becoming an artist's studio and residence. Renovations over time have modernized the residence, but many old elements remain including old ship planking floors on the second floor and the high ceiling on the first floor, giving the living/dining area its airy ambience.
The house occupies three stories with an elevator and stairs connecting the floors.
The first floor is dominated by a two story open ceiling and large windows. The living area has comfortable seating and both sofas fold out into double beds. The dining area can seat 6 comfortably. A good sized kitchen with "breakfast nook" completes the first floor.
The second floor offers a spacious living area with large windows providing spectacular views of the harbor leading out to Long Island Sound. The room is comfortably furnished with numerous chairs, sofa, loveseat, tables, lamps, plus a large library. There is an additional private "reading" area on the landing, which overlooks the living/dining area on the first floor and the courtyard entrance to the house. The master bedroom with double bed and a full bathroom with shower/tub are also on this floor.
The third floor has two bedrooms, each with floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views. The bedrooms are connected but each are separately accessed by either the spiral staircase or the elevator. One with a single bed (plus pull out trundle mattress), seating area and a bathroom with shower stall. The other with a double bed, seating area, and a half bath (toilet and sink).
The courtyard entry has a charcoal grill, small table and seating, and is ideal for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying the scenery and grilling.
This has been a family home for over 30 years. When my parents retired from the U.S. diplomatic corps they wanted to live in a place that looked out on the water and which offered the charm, culture, and history they experienced during their many years of world travel. They found it in this house and the Borough - panoramic views from the house of Stonington Harbor and Long Island Sound and the surrounding historic houses, museums, shops, restaurants, and cultural events - all literally a short walk away. There are many happy family memories in this house.The house still contains items they collected from travels around the world. We want to share with our guests its very special character and the story it tells.
Very nice owners and very hospitable. Location is great but house is very out of date. Uncomfortable bedding, no bath on first floor, a challenge to go up and down the 3 floors. Convenient location and ample free parking. A/c units in bedroom windows are pretty loud and lots of fans throughout the home to help stay cool.
Had a wedding in nearby saltwater vineyards. The hotel the bride and groom picked in nearby mystic was very expensive, so I figured why not a house for a week?
The view is wonderful. Sunset is great, a short walk to playground, and the stonington beach is about a ten minute walk. You are close to all restaraunts (noahs, milagros, water St cafe, and dog watch). Fourth of july, we just stayed on the third floor and watched three different fireworks shows. Parking is street parking, but always found a spot.
The house is old, as the owner states. They said kids are welcome, but I was a little uneasy with our three year old. The balcony is great, but I can see our kid falling off. But it turns out she was ok. Under three, I wouldn't feel so comfortable.
The set up is weird. They give us three beds, one queen, one full, and one twin. When our friend visited with her two kids, she shared the queen with her kids. Either my wife slept with our kid on the full, or I did, and the other took the twin. If you anticipate having two families, this may be tough because the beds are so small. I would suggest to the owners to get bigger beds.
The place is old, so expect squeaks and what not when you walk. Didn't bother us though. The furniture is old and antique like. Its charming. The owners are extremely nice and helpful too. When staying on the third floor, use the elevator. Those stairs are killer.
Overall, would come back again.
There is so much to do, either walking out the front door or getting in the car and travelling a short distance.
Just down the road is Mystic Seaport, with its fabulous historical village, and its wondrous collection of sailing ships, and boats. Next door is the world class Mystic Aquarium. Besides its fabulous collection of underwater life, the aquarium is also home to Robert Ballard’s Institute for Exploration. Ballard of course discovered the wreck of the Titanic.
Other nearby places of historical and/or scientific interest: Old Lighthouse Museum, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Babcock-Smith House, Nathaniel B Palmer House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Gillette Castle State Park, Stonington Old Lighthouse, Brant Point Lighthouse, Watch Hill Lighthouse, Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus, and The Dinosaur Place At Nature's Art.
For gaming of all kinds, Foxwoods Resorts and Casino and Mohegan Sun are just minutes away by car.
Some of the finest beaches anywhere are also close by: Misquamicut Beach, Ocean Beach Park, Westerly Town Beach, and Watch Hill.
Golfers will find a number of excellent options: Weekapaug Golf Course, Foxwoods Resort Casino Golf Course, Elmridge Golf Course, Lindhbrook Golf Club, Pequot Golf Club, Richmond Country Club, and the Winnapaug Golf & Country Club.
Sailing is available just minutes from the house at Dodson’s Boat Yard. It is a prime recreation in Stonington, as all kind of craft navigate Watch Hill Bay, Block Island Sound, Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises are also available at Mystic Seaport as well as elsewhere. The Block Island Ferry operates out of New London during the summer.
If parks and nature are your passion, the area provides many options: Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Pequot Woods Park, Knox Preserve - Avalonia Land Conservancy, Mystic River Park, Rotary Park, Pafford Woods, Napatree Point Conservation Area, and lovely Wilcox Park.
The area features a thriving artistic community. For theater there is Granite Theater, Theatre By The Sea, and the Garde Arts Center. Every July the town of Westerly features “Shakespeare In The Park,” a production of one of the Bard’s plays out in the open at charming Wilcox Park. Music is supplied by the famous Chorus of Westerly. There is also the Westerly Pops, and there are ongoing productions from the Salt Marsh Opera Company. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are year round venues for star musical performers of every genre.
The Florence Griswold and Lyman Allyn museums are famous for their outstanding collections. There are also galleries of all kinds: there is the Mystic Arts Center, Cutwater Marine Gallery, Finer Line Gallery, Kensteincamp Art, Lily Pad Gallery, Scala Studio, Newbury Studio, Finer Line Gallery, and the Red Couch Art Studio, to name a few.
Just around the corner on Water Street in the Borough is one of the best stretches of antique shopping in the region.
Wine making is widespread in the area and the vineyards are very hospitable to visitors. Some of the better known among them: Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Langworthy Farm Winery, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, and Stonington Vineyards.
In the summertime, on the common a block away, the farmer's market offers fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and baked goods every Saturday. Even in the colder months this market is still open, a couple of minutes away at the Velvet Mill. The Velvet Mill is also the home of numerous artists studios and shops of various kinds.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|One time cleaning fee||$150|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
No refund except if reservation is replaced by others
Cleaning fee $150
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.