Affordable cottage with kayak & dock use.
About Barbara Wescott
Although I now reside in Florida, my family is from this region. We bought this home to spend more time in the area.
Barbara Wescott purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Barbara Wescott chose Stonington
We own another house right on the harbor (vrbo/30315) that we rent out, but we wanted another, more affordable home to be able to stay more often. However, work is keeping us away, so now we rent out this home, too!
What makes this Cottage unique
While not a fancy place, we really have fixed this place up cute...and it is in a nice and convenient setting, too. It's just a quick walk in to town or the Friday market, and a short path leads to a hilltop with outstanding views across the waters and out to Isle au Haut and the Hills of Camden. Sweet Pea is a great deal, likely you won't find anything of better value. But if you like fancy and perfect, this is probably not the place for you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Rustic Maine Cottage
Cute old property in a rural area of Maine, good to use as a place to crash for a get away near the ocean. Well water is what you might expect near the ocean so you may want to consider bringing drinking water (although it was also provided.) Easy to get into and worked well for an enjoyable weekend away.
The cottage was comfortable and quiet. Very clean and well kept
People staying here should be very flexible.
Bed sheets had mildew and the over all building had a strong smell of animals (which I am OK with... but guest was not) There are many windows with peeling paint (not sure about children). The window fan in the living room is extremely dirty. One of the house keys has an off-cut and has to be giggled to work properly.
Arrived after dark. No outside lights (sensors) to help navigate to back entrance.
Wifi password listed on the welcome app is not correct. It took some time... but found the "new" password posted on a wall.
Nice quiet spot. People staying here should be very flexible.
Cozy and comfy
We enjoyed our say at this cottage! It is very unique as if going back in time to visit your grandma...decor is that of the 40s and 50s. The backyard has a private, shady area for relaxing and it was so close to Stonington's downtown area. Very nice combination...homey near the coastline. Barbara was so nice and just a phone call or text away.
Bad Smell, Uncomfortable Beds
I couldn't have been more disappointed in a vacation rental. The house had an unpleasant smell that made me think of mold. The smell permeated my clothes. Another troubling aspect of the rental was how uncomfortable the mattresses were. The pillows were equally bad. I wish there was something nice I could say about this cottage or the way it was decorated. However, there is not.
Yikes! I am completely perplexed to the nature of this review. We have so enjoyed the many appreciative guests who have loved the cottage and enjoyed the VERY MUCH BELOW market pricing, not to mention the free kayaks, dock, beach access, and downtown parking at our nearby oceanfront properties. The cottage has been solidly booked, cleaned thoroughly weekly by my Mom & Sister, with happy customers complimenting the cleanliness and accommodations week after week. Not every home is the perfect fit for all, and I believe these guests were better suited to a higher end / higher priced property. Having said this, I have placed a phone call to this reviewer and will certainly be open to learn any way in which we can improve. But do please refer to our other reviews for a more complete picture.
Felt immediately at home
This is a quaint, cosy cottage, where we very comfortable. Stonington is an interesting working lobster fishing village, which we found fascinating.
So glad you enjoy your stay and our area!