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Stonington Harbor Landmark! Now Booking Summer of 2015

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The Lobster Trap from the water at low tide

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Last updated: 10/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stonington house description

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 (with gas fireplace) 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
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              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 Master: 1 king

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              • 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

                  • Books:

                    Many, many!...moreless

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

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

                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    vast collection of classical music...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Stereo:

                    Bose Sound Deck with Bluetooth/aux connection...moreless

                  • 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

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

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

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Oceanfront:

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

                  • Village
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Yes—it's called the Atlantic Ocean. Open the windows and enjoy the fresh, salt air! Testimonials available for doubters! Maine Coast is where Roosevelts & Rockefellers came before AC was invented!...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access:

                    Time Warner Cable Internet...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Brand new LG Steam front loader ...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    Older Dell desktop computer; wireless printer...moreless

                  • Ducted Heating
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Nationwide...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    ample, fresh & new...moreless

                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room:

                    Comfortable seating on both first and second floors as well as Crow's Nest and decks...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone:

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

                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

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

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Study Room
                  • Telephone:

                    (5)...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    fluffy and new...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Brand new LG Steam front loader ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Time Warner Cable High-Speed Internet. WEP key provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    (2)...moreless

                  • 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

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Ample and attractive...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

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

                  • Refrigerator:

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

                  • Stove:

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

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    (2)...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    off second floor, stunning view...moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Crow's Nest
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    huge, gated wrap-around deck...moreless

                  • Golf:

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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2-person kayak...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Webber grill...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Tennis:

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

                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      June
                      Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      July 4 Holiday 2wk Special
                      Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $2,800

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer
                      Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,200

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Late Summer/Labor Day
                      Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Fall
                      Sep 19 - Oct 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,200

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning if 9-11 people $225
                      • Cleaning if 1-4 people $125
                      • Cleaning if 5-8 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 $125 for up to 4 people; $175 for 5-8 people; and $225 for 9-11 people.


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                      Last updated: 10/27/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Lobster Trap has a fabulous location on the waterfront! There is always something going on in the Deer Isle Thorofare: all sizes and shapes of working lobster boats, the mail boats making their scheduled trips each day, the stunning windjammers weaving their way in and out of the islands, and the many beautiful sailboats and occasional motor yachts passing through. It's sometimes hard to concentrate on that book you're reading! In addition, of course, The Trap has two full kitchens, enabling two families plus a couple extras to have some space during their vacations! Some like to be up at dawn, watching the lobster boats head out to fish, while others might prefer a more leisurely start to their day.


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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 and ledges of the Lobster Trap offer wonderful views

                        The deck and ledges of the Lobster Trap offer 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 Stonington Fish pier

                        Skiffs lined up by the Stonington Fish pier

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                      6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

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                      Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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