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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Last Week Open in 2014: September 6-13

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The Lobster Trap from the water at low tide

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stonington house description

Now is the time to book your vacation at The Lobster Trap for the 2014 season! The only week left in 2014 is September 6-13. Call or email today to see if that time is still available. We are now taking requests for 2015; rates are likely to remain similar.

Since we began to offer vacation rentals at our house in 2007, our guests have been delighted with the wonderful views and comfortable, well-equipped house. The Lobster Trap offers all the charm of a 1900-vintage house with completely updated kitchens, baths, laundry, and modern conveniences for your vacation on the coast of Maine. The location is truly spectacular, with 100 feet of frontage on Stonington's harbor. We even have a 2-person kayak you can use to paddle around the shoreline.

The house covers three floors, and the first and second each have fully equipped kitchens -- perfect for several couples to vacation together.  Of course, free WiFi, phones, cable TV’s, DVD players, laundry, and hair dryers are included. Here are the details:

FIRST FLOOR (sleeps 2)
As every visitor to the Lobster Trap says, 'Wow, what a view!'  The first floor of the house sits one story above street level and has a wide, wrap-around deck that always offers cool and refreshing breezes. If you can tear yourself away from the deck, you'll find an open, sunny living room and dining room, plus a cozy library with loveseat. The walls are graced with paintings collected through the years. The one bedroom on this level has two twin beds that are securely fastened together and made up as a king, with end tables and good reading lights for each. A full kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher, the bathroom with tub/shower, and a laundry room with new LG steam front-loading washer and dryer complete this space.

SECOND FLOOR (sleeps 3)
The view and the living space only get better on the second floor. You'll see the ocean out every window!  One large room extends the entire width of the house, with well equipped kitchen and attractively appointed dining and living areas, full bath with shower, and sunlight galore!  Facing due south, you'll gasp at the glorious sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, and moonrises from this vantage point. Two bedrooms are on this floor:  a small one with extra-long twin bed plus the computer desk, and the master bedroom with very comfy king-sized bed. All linens and colorful quilts are provided.  A bathroom with shower is accessible from this bedroom as well as the kitchen.  We also provide a variety of staple items (spices, flour, sugar, some condiments) and ample paper goods and soaps/detergents.

THIRD FLOOR (sleeps 5)
And saving the best for last:  If the extended family wants to join you on vacation, head upstairs! The third floor features the Crow's Nest, or turret room, the perfect spot to sit and read, paint, or enjoy an evening cocktail. There is also a double bed in this room. The charming front bedroom has a queen and looks out over the water. Another sunny bedroom with twin bed looks east down the Thorofare.  The last room is at the back of the house, looking up hill toward the village, and a studio couch masquerades as a cozy daytime window seat, providing extra sleeping if needed for a child or small adult. (This level is not available in the winter--no heat, no water.)

IN CONCLUSION:
With south-facing exposure and many large windows, The Lobster Trap enjoys brilliant sunshine. But many guests find watching the fog banks creep in over the islands or a rip-roaring storm even more fascinating! No worries: we have central heat on the 1st and 2nd floors, so you'll always be comfortable. AC is not needed on Stonington's waterfront, even during the dog days of summer; just open the windows!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Considered:

                    Dogs only. No extra fees, but must clean up after them, both inside and outside....moreless

                  • Alternative Lifestyle
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome:

                    Can supply port-crib, highchair, and kids's dishes & utensils...moreless

                  Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

                  • 2nd floor Master: 1 king

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                  • 3rd floor Front: 1 queen

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                  • 3rd floor Crow's Nest: 1 double

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                  • 2nd floor X-long Twin: 1 twin/ single

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                  • 3rd floor East BR: 1 twin/ single

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                  • 3rd floor Sitting Room: 1 child bed

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                  • 1st floor Bdrm: 2 twin/ single

                    Twin beds are securely fastened and made up as a king. ...moreless

                  • Number of bedrooms for two people: 4 Number of single bedrooms: 2 Additional small room with studio couch (narrower than twin) could sleep a child. Maximum of eleven guests, please....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    first floor...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    second floor...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                    third floor...moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Cozy enough for a couple, convenient for two couples (each having your own complete living area), or great for a family reunion! We are offering the use of our deep-water mooring (for your boat less than 20 feet) and a two-person, sit-on-top-style kayak (with signed waiver of liability). Although this is our own home, we have been in the real estate and vacation rental business for years and can offer professional management, practical local advice, and hands-on caretaking if the need should arise!...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Radio
                      • CD Player
                      • Television:

                        (2) Time Warner cable TV on first and second floors. New Vizio TV on second floor has various inputs for your smart phone....moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        (2) Time Warner cable internet and TV...moreless

                      • VCR
                      • Stereo
                      • Music Library:

                        vast collection of classical music...moreless

                      • Books For Adults
                      • Books For Kids
                      • Games
                      • Games For Kids
                      • DVD Player:

                        (2) Collection of DVD's includes some of local interest...moreless

                      • Books:

                        Many, many!...moreless

                      • Video Library:

                        variety of classics, dramas, comedies, kids; many classic VHS tapes plus VCR on first floor...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Pond
                      • Live Theater
                      • Forests
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Health/Beauty Spa

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      local services and businesses

                      • Hospital
                      • Babysitter
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Location Type

                      • Village
                      • Waterfront
                      • Oceanfront:

                        100 feet of easily accessible frontage at all tides...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            First floor dining room tables can seat six; second floor drop-leaf table can accommodate 8 ...moreless

                          • Dining Room
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Shampoo
                          • Study Room
                          • Ducted Heating
                          • Living Area
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Time Warner Cable Internet, up to 10 Mbps connection. WEP key provided....moreless

                          • Computer Available:

                            Older Dell desktop computer; wireless printer...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Telephone:

                            (5)...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            ample, fresh & new...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • PC
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Nationwide...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            fluffy and new...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Yes — it's called the Atlantic Ocean. Open the windows and enjoy the fresh, salt air!...moreless

                          • Broadband Access:

                            Time Warner Cable Internet, up to 10 Mbps connection....moreless

                          • Mobile Phone:

                            Reception is getting better here on the island....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Parking:

                            We have on-street parking directly in front of the house....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            comfortable seating on both first and second floors as well as Crow's Nest and deck...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central hot-water baseboard heat on first and second floors...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Brand new LG Steam front loader ...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Brand new LG Steam front loader ...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Two very well equipped kitchens with good quality pots and pans updated annually--including lobster pots, cooking gadgets, Cuisinarts, KitchenAid mixer, blender . . ....moreless

                              • Ice Maker
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Stove
                              • Refrigerator:

                                (2) Ice-maker in 2nd floor refrigerator...moreless

                              • Stove:

                                (2) Gas stoves; 2nd floor is Bosch with convection oven...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Ample and attractive...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                (2)...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Variety of staple items such as spices, condiments, oil and vinegar, etc....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Binoculars
                              • Crow's Nest
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Barbecue
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                2-person kayak...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Webber grill...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Island Country Club open to public, Har-Tru courts. Free tennis courts at high school....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Island Country Club is open to public....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Pretty perennial gardens. House is built on granite ledge; lawn area is limited....moreless

                              • Balcony:

                                off second floor, stunning view...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                huge, gated wrap-around deck...moreless

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,200

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Late Summer/Labor Day
                              Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,500

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Late September
                              Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,000

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              October
                              Sep 27 - Oct 10, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,800

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,200

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Cleaning if 1-4 people $100
                              • Cleaning if 5-8 people $150
                              • Cleaning if 9-11 people $175
                              • Tax Rate 8%

                              Notes:

                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check-in time is 4 p.m.; departure time is 10 a.m. unless 9 or more people, in which case it is 9 a.m. in order for us to prepare to house for the next guests.

                              Deposit check will be for half rental rate, due with signed lease. Then, 45 days before your arrival, send check for balance of the rent plus 8% Maine Lodging Tax, cleaning fee based on number of guests, and damage protection. Cleaning fee is $100 for up to 4 people; $150 for 5-8 people; and $175 for 9-11 people.


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                              Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                              Location

                              65 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bangor International Airport
                              50 Metres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Across the street; goes to Isle au Haut
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              House is on the ocean; Sand Beach is about
                              50 Metres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Factory Tavern
                              3 Metres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Island Country Club, public, Har-Tru tennis courts
                              50 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Short walk to village

                              Car: Necessary

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1970

                              About the owner: My parents bought this picturesque old Victorian in 1970, just as Ray and I were starting our life together. It became our summer vacation destination as we raised our two sons: we all loved the cool ocean breezes, boating out to the many islands for picnics and exploration, and of course the family times together over the freshest seafood in the world! Lobsters bought at the dock, mussels gathered on the islands, Mom's fish chowder . . . Life just doesn't get any better!

                              Why the Owner Chose Stonington:
                              We moved to Stonington full-time in 2003 because it's such a pleasure to live in a place where one constantly stops to admire the sheer beauty of the water, the islands, the moon and brilliant stars at night. And life in a small community provides so many opportunities to admire creativity, to learn something new, to share your own talents, to help your neighbors, and to laugh with friends.


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                              Photos

                              • The Lobster Trap from the water at low tide

                                The Lobster Trap from the water at low tide

                              • The Deck of the Lobster Trap Has Wonderful Views

                                The Deck of the Lobster Trap Has Wonderful Views

                              • The Lobster Trap seen from the Factory Tavern during lupine season 2013

                                The Lobster Trap seen from the Factory Tavern during lupine season 2013

                              • First floor kitchen opens to deck

                                First floor kitchen opens to deck

                              • Cozy gas fireplace in first floor living room for foggy days

                                Cozy gas fireplace in first floor living room for foggy days

                              • Second floor kitchen is a cook's dream!

                                Second floor kitchen is a cook's dream!

                              • Wide-angle lens view of the second floor kitchen

                                Wide-angle lens view of the second floor kitchen

                              • Relax, enjoy the sea breezes, and watch the boats sail by on the second floor

                                Relax, enjoy the sea breezes, and watch the boats sail by on the second floor

                              • Third floor east bedroom also has a sunny water view

                                Third floor east bedroom also has a sunny water view

                              • View from one of the flower gardens

                                View from one of the flower gardens

                              • Aerial view of the Lobster Trap on Bayview St.

                                Aerial view of the Lobster Trap on Bayview St.

                              • Fog over the islands on an August morning

                                Fog over the islands on an August morning

                              • Taken at sunset by the neighbor behind our house

                                Taken at sunset by the neighbor behind our house

                              • Glorious Flower Gardens among the Granite Ledges

                                Glorious Flower Gardens among the Granite Ledges

                              • Comfortable seating in first floor living room

                                Comfortable seating in first floor living room

                              • First floor dining room

                                First floor dining room

                              • First floor bedroom; twins securely fastened together as a king

                                First floor bedroom; twins securely fastened together as a king

                              • Second floor kitchen and views

                                Second floor kitchen and views

                              • Lobster Trap Master Bedroom with King Bed

                                Lobster Trap Master Bedroom with King Bed

                              • Third floor queen bedroom overlooks the harbor

                                Third floor queen bedroom overlooks the harbor

                              • The Crow's Nest looks far out to sea, overlooking all the islands, near and far

                                The Crow's Nest looks far out to sea, overlooking all the islands, near and far

                              • You'll drive over the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge to get onto the island

                                You'll drive over the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge to get onto the island

                              • Can you spot the Lobster Trap's red roof?

                                Can you spot the Lobster Trap's red roof?

                              • Skiffs lined up by the pier, waiting for their lobstermen

                                Skiffs lined up by the pier, waiting for their lobstermen

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                              Sleeps 11

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