Stonington Boro Home, Magnificent Harbor Views, Great Location
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Located opposite Stonington harbor, the house reflects the Borough's history, having served as an ice storage facility for the clipper ships, then storing coal for the railway, and then becoming an artist's studio and residence. Renovations over time have thoroughly modernized the residence, but the high ceiling remains on the first floor, giving the living and dining area their spacious ambience. There is a good size kitchen on the first floor too. One of the couches in the living room folds out into a bed for two. The dining table can seat 8 comfortably.
An elevator or stairway takes you upstairs where old ship's planking surfaces the second floor. A large living area with easy chairs and a couch face a large window that offers spectacular views of the bay leading out to Long Island Sound. There is a private 'reading' area on the landing, which overlooks the living/dining area on the first floor and the courtyard entrance to the house. The master bedroom is here, containing a comfortable double bed. The separate bathroom here has a shower and tub.
A charming spiral staircase - or the elevator - takes one to the third floor. There are two connecting bedrooms, separately accessed by either the spiral staircase or the elevator. One with two single beds and a full bath. The other with a sofa bed that sleeps two, plus a half bath. Both have huge wall length windows, featuring gorgeous views of the town harbor and the bay leading out to Long Island Sound.
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Located opposite historic, beautiful Stonington harbor, this house has an ideal view of everything from sailboats, yachts, lobster boats, and other private and commercial craft as they movie in and out of Long Island Sound. Perfect for settling into the comfortable couches, chairs, even beds, with a favorite beverage, a book, or ipad, and watching the daylight water scenes and spectacular sunsets that are a regular feature of living at this location, season-round. At night the lights from the harbor and town, the sounds from the distant fog horn, the moonlight on the water, provide equally romantic and memorable experiences. In the heart of the 'Borough' you are wonderfully situated for strolls through historic neighborhoods, offering a panoply of architecture from Revolutionary times to the present. Or you can stroll to the beach, go antiquing, or sample the many fine dining establishments. Plus much, much more! ...morecollapse
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
There is so much to do, either walking out the front door or getting in the car and travelling a short distance. Just down the road is Mystic Seaport, with its fabulous historical village, and its wondrous collection of sailing ships, and boats. Next door is the world class Mystic Aquarium. Besides its fabulous collection of underwater life, the aquarium is also home to Robert Ballard’s Institute for Exploration. Ballard of course discovered the wreck of the Titanic. Other nearby places of historical and/or scientific interest: Old Lighthouse Museum, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Babcock-Smith House, Nathaniel B Palmer House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Gillette Castle State Park, Stonington Old Lighthouse, Brant Point Lighthouse, Watch Hill Lighthouse, Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus, and The Dinosaur Place At Nature's Art. For gaming of all kinds, Foxwoods Resorts and Casino and Mohegan Sun are just minutes away by car. Some of the finest beaches anywhere are also close by: Misquamicut Beach, Ocean Beach Park, Westerly Town Beach, and Watch Hill. Golfers will find a number of excellent options: Weekapaug Golf Course, Foxwoods Resort Casino Golf Course, Elmridge Golf Course, Lindhbrook Golf Club, Pequot Golf Club, Richmond Country Club, and the Winnapaug Golf & Country Club. Sailing is available just minutes from the house at Dodson’s Boat Yard. It is a prime recreation in Stonington, as all kind of craft navigate Watch Hill Bay, Block Island Sound, Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises are also available at Mystic Seaport as well as elsewhere. The Block Island Ferry operates out of New London during the summer. If parks and nature are your passion, the area provides many options: Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Pequot Woods Park, Knox Preserve - Avalonia Land Conservancy, Mystic River Park, Rotary Park, Pafford Woods, Napatree Point Conservation Area, and lovely Wilcox Park. The area features a thriving artistic community. For theater there is Granite Theater, Theatre By The Sea, and the Garde Arts Center. Every July the town of Westerly features “Shakespeare In The Park,” a production of one of the Bard’s plays out in the open at charming Wilcox Park. Music is supplied by the famous Chorus of Westerly. There is also the Westerly Pops, and there are ongoing productions from the Salt Marsh Opera Company. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are year round venues for star musical performers of every genre. The Florence Griswold and Lyman Allyn museums are famous for their outstanding collections. There are also galleries of all kinds: there is the Mystic Arts Center, Cutwater Marine Gallery, Finer Line Gallery, Kensteincamp Art, Lily Pad Gallery, Scala Studio, Newbury Studio, Finer Line Gallery, and the Red Couch Art Studio, to name a few. Just around the corner on Water Street in the Borough is one of the best stretches of antique shopping in the region. Wine making is widespread in the area and the vineyards are very hospitable to visitors. Some of the better known among them: Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Langworthy Farm Winery, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, and Stonington Vineyards. In the summertime, on the common a block away, the farmer's market offers fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and baked goods every Saturday. Even in the colder months this market is still open, a couple of minutes away at the Stonington Community Center....morecollapse
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May & October - $1,100/week, $1,900/2 weeks, $3,700/month June & September - $1,500/week, $2,700/2 weeks, $5,100/month July & August - $1,700/week, $3,100/2 weeks, $6,000/month Rest of Year - $1,000/week, $1,800/2 weeks, $3,500/month Weekend rates, subject to availability, call or email for details 50% deposit due on reservation, balance due minimum 30 days prior to stay No refunds except if reservation replaced by others Cleaning - $150/week
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Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: My parents traveled the world for the U.S. diplomatic corps. The furnishings and decorations of the house are living testament to this life. The house is filled with beautiful paintings, art, furniture, and more, collected from around the world. We want to share with our guests its very special character and the story it tells.
Why the Owner Chose Stonington:
When my parents retired, they wanted to live in a place that looked out on the water and which offered the charm, culture, and history they had become accustomed to during their many years of world travel. This house with its panoramic views of Stonington Harbor and Long Island Sound, the surrounding historic houses, the museums, shops, cultural events - all literally a short walk away - was just what they were looking for.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
One can stay at the house and watch the light on the water change over the day and into evening, or walk down the block to the children's park, or shop in the summertime at the farmer's market on the next green, or a little further to the dog park - all beside the harbor - or go the other way two blocks to shop for art and antiques on Water Street. Or one can simply walk around the Borough, enjoying the historic houses, many dating to the early 1700's, perhaps ending at 'the point,' the tip of the Borough that affords views over the water to three states - Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. Alternatively, one can jump in the car and drive a few minutes to either of two world class casinos (Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun) or a few miles away to Mystic Seaport, or a quick hour to Newport, RI. All of this and so much more is at one's beck and call when one stays at this house!
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Path on waterfront leads to 1 Northwest Street, Stonington, CT
First floor living room area, looking toward dining area
Kitchen on first floor
Second floor living area, evening on harbor, looking towards Long Island Sound
Second floor bedroom
Third floor first bedroom interior, leading toward full bath.
Third floor first bedroom, evening view of Stonington Harbor docks
Third floor second bedroom, sofa bed and stereo. Elevator out of picture to left
First floor living room area, facing toward house entrance and elevator.
Second floor landing view of first floor dining area and part of living area
Second floor living area, looking toward Long Island Sound
Second floor sunset, looking over part of Stonington Harbor
Third floor first bedroom, looking towards Long Island Sound
Third floor first bedroom, evening view of part of Stonington Harbor
Third floor second bedroom living area, view towards Long Island Sound
Third floor second bedroom living area, evening view towards Long Island Sound
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