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Brand New Year-Round Vacation Home in Beautiful Stonington Maine

Stonington, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

New (2012) custom-built year-round home perched on a hillside in Stonington, just up the street from the historic Opera House. The Isabel Rose offers magnificent harbor views and cool ocean breezes. Relax in this gorgeous nautical-themed home with modern amenities including stainless steel appliances and all the items needed to entertain your family and friends. Your day begins with coffee on the double wrap-around deck with panoramic views of the Deer Isle thoroughfare and Penobscot Bay and ends with cool breezes and the sound of the fog horn in the distance. An open floor plan on the main level allows multiple options for entertaining including many board games. The top floor has 3 bedrooms: huge master-bedroom with a King bed; 2nd bedroom with King bed; and 3rd smaller bedroom with Queen bed. All beds, mattresses, linens are top of the line and brand new. Large bathroom on 2nd floor with double shower and double vanity. Main floor has full bath. Basement includes large family room with a twin day-bed and trundle. Other amenities include WiFi, printer access, a grill, beach chairs and three single kayaks. Your Downeast Maine get-away begins in this quintessential Maine lobster village at the Isabel Rose.

Property Manager

Heidi Anderson

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018
About Heidi Anderson

For over 15 years now we have been vacationing in Maine. We first found Stonington when visiting our daughter's godmother who relocated there from northern Virginia in 2001. We fell in love with the slow pace of life on Deer Isle and have returned almost every year since. It is truly a place where life slows down. In fact in many areas of town, cell phone service does not work. The only place for a WiFi connection is in front of the town library (don't worry we are connected at our house). We like to spend our days gazing out at the harbor and watching the lobster boats and sailboats and occassionally tall ships sail by, going to sand beach to pick up shells or simply picnic and relax; hiking the many trails on the island; taking the mailboat over to Isle au Haut for the day; kayaking; going to Blue Hill or even Acadia National Park for the day, the list goes on and on but relaxation is key for us! A few years ago, land became available and we decided to build a home so that our children can enjoy the same relaxed family vacations in the years to come. The Isabel Rose House is named for our 14 year old daughter who enjoys running down the hill in the morning to get a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin from the Harbor Cafe or an ice cream cone (mint chocolate chip) in the afternoon. She loves falling asleep to the sound of the fog horn in Penobscot Bay. We have decorated our home with nautical antiques acquired from my husband's military service (USMC) and having rented for years, have made sure that all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay are available. We hope that you will make many special memories in our Stonington retreat and will return every year. All the Best The Anderson Family

Heidi Anderson purchased this House in 2012

Why Heidi Anderson chose Stonington

A beautiful view of the glorious Penobscot Bay; close to town and steps away from the fun, historic Opera House.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) One Pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Trundle bed - sleeps two comfortably


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Water View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Only calls within the continental United States are covered under this.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      The house is equipped with a wireless router. Password is provided to renters. There is also a printer/fax machine available.


                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          State-of-the-art kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and plenty of tools for your lobstah dinner!
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator


                            • Dining Area


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Not responsible for any outages associated with Direct TV
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) Wrap-around deck on main floor. Smaller deck (weight limit of 1500 pounds or 8 people) for deck off master bedroom
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • churches
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • shelling
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • sound/bay fishing


                                                        • Three single kayaks with paddles are included. Owner assumes no liability for use of kayaks.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          14 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          Vikrant A.

                                                          Great home - very nicely done and a great location. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope you return to Stonington again sometime. All the Best, Heidi

                                                          Great get-away place, especially for kayakers

                                                          Ron F.

                                                          We really enjoyed our stay at the Isabel Rose house. The house was great, everything is new and in great shape. It is conveniently located in Stonington, overlooking the harbour and islands. Enjoyed the views from the balconies.

                                                          We had great weather and took advantage to go sea kayaking almost everyday. There a lot of really nice paddling spots all over Deer Isle; Sandy beach, Reach Beach, Naskeug Point, etc. We brought our own kayaks but the house even comes with a few kayaks that can be used for those types of excursions. It will save you from renting.

                                                          If it is a nice day, you definitely should plan on visiting Isle aux Haut for the hiking in park.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you liked the house and were able to enjoy all the beauty of Stonington and Penobscot Bay.

                                                          Quiet, beautiful, escape from the city!

                                                          JBAlexandria, VA

                                                          My daughter and I joined friends at this brand new, perfectly decorated, sleepy seaside home. The beds were comfortable, all the amenities one needs are there, the location was ideally situated with a view of the water from all the big windows, a delightful wraparound porch for kicking back and watching the scenery. There was a wonderful farmers market around the corner and around another corner was the heart of the town. Many shops, restaurants, the harbor where you can take a ferry to Deer Isle (not to be missed), the Lobster, it was all wonderful! We swam, we hiked, we walked all over and the people were friendly. The town of Stonington is a painters heaven and this house was the perfect perch to see it from!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your kind words. I do hope that you will be able to visit Stonington again soon.

                                                          Don't Miss Out!!!

                                                          MaryellenHingham, MA

                                                          We arrived in Stonington to a beautiful home, comfortable, warm and welcoming!! Amazing views of Deer Isle and the Bay. Enjoyed wonderful restaurants and shops. Attended the farmers market and a local wine tasting. One of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we have had, can't wait to go back next year!!!

                                                          Retired couple

                                                          L&WApex, North Carolina, USA

                                                          Excellent new house, nice and open with wonderful views of Deer Isle Thouroughfare. Easy walk to Stonington restaurants and shops and wonderful weekly farmers market just around the corner. House is well equipped with everything one could possibly need. Location is perfect for discovering Deer Isle area or sitting back with a good book. Would highly recommend.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Walter and Linda for taking such great care of the Isabel Rose house. I hope you return again soon.

                                                          Highly Recommended for Quiet Family Vacations

                                                          johnWashington, DC

                                                          I stayed in this property for a lovely one week vacation with my wife and two very small children. Stonington is a quaint fishing village with extremely friendly people. The owners of the house are friendly and solicitous. The house itself is located near the center of the village and provides easy walking access to shops, restaurants, and the harbor. It is new, spotless, and comfortable with great views and furnishings. We had a splendid vacation that included lobster (of course), visits to nearby islands, a community theater production, and time at the beach. My wife and children enjoyed very moment and I would not hesitate to recommend it.


                                                          Stonington, ME, USA

                                                          Located in beautiful Stonington on Deer Isle, this house is perched atop a hill steps away from the historic Stonington Opera House. Stonington is the lobster capitol of the United States - it is a real downeast fishing village with an eclectic mix of residents including local artists, writers and theater performers. The daily mailboat to Isle au Haut (Acadia National Park) with the headquarters of Black Dinah chocolate is a must see! There is a sand beach just outside town and hiking trails all over the island. Children of all ages will have fun at the lily pond in nearby Deer Isle Village. If you are searching for a vacation off the beaten path with lots of beautiful outdoor activities, this place is for you.

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                                                          14 Reviews
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