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Stonington, Maine - Large House on Harbor

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Last updated: 03/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stonington house description

This charming, completely renovated late 1800’s Maine house is located directly overlooking the fishing harbor of the village of Stonington. The house is surrounded by a gently rolling yard with lovely gardens which leads down to a sandy beach with granite ledges. The magnificent views include ships parading through the town thoroughfare, pine topped nearby islands (including Isle au Haut on a clear day) and observing the comings and goings of the lobster boats. The spacious yard continues in back of the house with plenty of room for croquet, badmitton or simply lounging in a hammock; ample parking is provided off the driveway.

Due to the large tides not only are the views continually changing but the small islands in front of the house can actually be reached on foot when the tide is out.

“The Stronghold” exudes a comfortable and cozy style with a mixture of old and new. Although the house accomodates up to eight people, it is cozy enough for two. The old wood floors, fireplaces, etched glass doors, antiques and collectables have been blended with new furnishings and a modern kitchen and renovated bathrooms. Colors abound both inside and out!

Step out of the second floor master bedroom suite onto a beautiful deck/balcony overlooking a breathless view! Downstairs, an attached one bedroom in-law/guest suite w/ private living room, kitchen and bath add versatility, privacy and room to spread out.

Enjoy your meals in the eat-in kitchen, the formal dining room, the sun-porch, or picnicking in the yard overlooking stunning harbor views.

The location, design and comforts of this beautiful home are too numerous to mention. Bask in the unrivaled views from the decks and yard, swim off the sandy beach, explore the unique shops and restaurants in the villages of Stonington and Deer Isle, or simply relax and take in the sun and ocean breezes; it doesn’t get any better than this! A true, Maine seaside classic!

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome:

                Although this property is a kid's paradise (complete with a retired lobster boat in the front yard), very young children (1-6 or so) must be diligently watched due to ocean variability, large granite ledges and a hammock....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master Suite - 2nd floor with deck over looking harbor...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                2nd Floor - Antique bed frame...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

                1st Floor - Fully equipped apartment...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                (2) Two full kitchens include microwaves; one also has dishwasher and refrigerator w/ icemaker (and antique slate sink) with ocean views...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Well equipped with good dinnerware, serving pieces, utensils, pots and pans...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) With ice-maker...moreless

              • Microwave:


              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Parking Off Street:

                House has own driveway with additional parking spaces....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer and Dryer conveniently placed on second floor...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2) Both wood-burning fireplaces have gas starters....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • The central portion of the house includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a powder room; there is an additional, adjoining apartment which includes a small kitchen, living room (w/ fireplace), bedroom and full bath for a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 kitchens in the entire house; a full-time caretaker is minutes away for any problems or questions which may arise....moreless


                  • Television:

                    Internet enabled...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • Books


                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only (use your calling card); answering machine...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (4) Decks abound...upstairs and down! Also, indoor sun-porch surrounded by ocean views on 3 sides....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony w/ deck upstairs off master bedroom...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    At Deer Isle Country Club...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill


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

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Waterfront, Oceanfront,'s all here with breath-taking views of Stonington harbor thoroughfare with old and new vessels sailing by; moored, colorful lobster boats; and pristine views of islands in Penobscot Bay, including Isle au Haut....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Yes! Directly overlooking Stonington fishing harbor with sandy beach and granite boulders and incredible views!...moreless

                  • Village
                  • Oceanfront


                  • Cinemas
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hiking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Hunting


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Fall
                  Aug 24 - Sep 13, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Late Fall
                  Sep 14 - Oct 11, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  This property is rented by the week from Saturday to Saturday.

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 03/16/2014
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                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bangor, ME
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  5 miles...also tennis

                  Deer Isle abounds in unspoiled spectacular scenery with incredible hiking trails active with natural wildlife, marine mammals, birds (Eagles and Osprey), and vistas of small pine covered islands dotting the ocean; it is a destination for ocean sailors as well as kayakers; many talented and creative artists work and live here and the world renowned Haystack School of Art is located here; it an easy, beautiful drive to Camden, Castine or Bar Harbor.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: My grandparents purchased a summer house on Deer Isle in 1918...and our family has been returning to the island ever since. Unfortunately, my grandmother sold their house in the mid-60's, but my interest in having my own home continued and I was able to purchase 'The Stronghold' in 1999. After three years of renovation (inside and out), I'm proud of the final result!

                  Why the Owner Chose Stonington:
                  This is a magical spot...the location and views are unsurpassed. The village offers restaurants and entertainment and the house is comfortable yet spacious with ever-changing views.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This spot is a haven for relaxation, interspection and exploration, entertaining and fun. The sky meets the water, meets the islands and the harbor and...meets my house. It is all very hard to describe!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Stronghold from the water

                    Stronghold from the water

                  • Large Living Room with french doors to harbor

                    Large Living Room with french doors to harbor

                  • Sun Room

                    Sun Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Master Deck View

                    Master Deck View

                  • Bedroom #3 - full sized bed

                    Bedroom #3 - full sized bed

                  • Windjammer passing Stronghold

                    Windjammer passing Stronghold

                  • Boats in a line

                    Boats in a line

                  • View of lobster shack from beach at low tide

                    View of lobster shack from beach at low tide

                  • Moon rising over harbor

                    Moon rising over harbor

                  • View of Stonington Village from the water

                    View of Stonington Village from the water

                  • Stonington Town Hall

                    Stonington Town Hall

                  • House Entrance

                    House Entrance

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Dining Room, Living Room and Sun Room

                    Dining Room, Living Room and Sun Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Bedroom #2 - two single beds

                    Bedroom #2 - two single beds

                  • Bedroom #4 - fully equipped 1 bedroom apartment

                    Bedroom #4 - fully equipped 1 bedroom apartment

                  • More Boats

                    More Boats

                  • View of lobster shack from beach at high tide

                    View of lobster shack from beach at high tide

                  • Sunset over Harbor

                    Sunset over Harbor

                  • Stonington Harbor

                    Stonington Harbor

                  • Opera House - 100 years old in 2012

                    Opera House - 100 years old in 2012

                  • Deer Isle Bridge

                    Deer Isle Bridge

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

                  $2,800 - $3,600 per week (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 03/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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