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Contemporary Shorefront Home on Quiet Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is a stunning house with beautiful views of the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. The main living area is a true great room with fireplace, game table, dining area and a very well appointed kitchen. The master bedroom with queen-size bed, is on the first floor and looks out toward the ocean and also toward a quiet cove.

On the second floor are two more bedroom, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Each upstairs bedroom has a small loft. At the top of the stairs and overlooking the great room is a loft with desk and fax machine. It is a great spot to work with your computer. A large deck faces the water and a path leads to our fabulous lobster picnic rock, The Giant's Chair, on the shore. You can swim from our rocks or walk to a little beach next door. The house will accommodate six very comfortably. If you wish to sleep more than that, we will need to discuss it. Smoking and Animals are NOT Permitted, but well-behaved children and adults are always welcome.

You will find the kitchen set up for people who enjoy cooking. There are plenty of work areas and professional pots and pans. The library is well stocked with books on the area, children's books, mysteries, and the best of the books which my book group has read over the past couple of years. There are plenty of puzzles and games. We are a family that enjoys music and games like charades and dictionary, so you will find a good stereo, but you will not find a TV. This is a place for a true vacation!

The house is located on a very private piece of land. The beautiful fishing village of Stonington is within walking distance but you are not subjected to the traffic and noise. There are fine restaurants on the island, and we keep a list of our favorites handy for you. The mail boat leaves right from Stonington for day hiking in Acadia Park on Isle Haut. The island has several good nature preserves with hiking trails. There are also tennis courts and a nine hole golf course on the island. For those interested in the arts, Haystack School of Crafts and many galleries are close by.

This is a great place for nature lovers. There are paths on the property, and the Giant's Chair, a huge rock on the shore, is a great place for an outdoor lobster feast. Regardless of what you are escaping from, we are sure you will find this home a relaxing place to spend your vacation.

If you would like to see additional pictures, I can email some to you.

Keywords: Home, nature, quiet, spectacular view

More Details

Judith McMillan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Judith McMillan

Maine is in our blood as Judith's family descends from early island residents.

Why Judith McMillan chose Stonington

This property is a dream for anyone who loves sailing, watching boats, or observing marine life along a rugged coast. For many years we had a boat moored in the cove off the house. While no longer active sailors, we can watch the windjammers go by, observe osprey and their young as they fledge, and visit the local art galleries. This is Maine at its best.

What makes this house unique

Judith is an avid gardener and always plants vegetables and herbs for our tenants to enjoy as well as flowers. We believe in sharing the bounty of the land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The McMillan residence in Stonington Maine is a visitor’s paradise. We have been visiting their beautiful home for the month of July for the last several years. The kitchen has all the amenities of our home in Southern California and a living room/ multiple dining area with a functional fireplace that is perfect for entertaining a large group or for causal dinning with the family. The view from the great room is picture perfect as one can track the Windjammers sailing through on their way to Stonington harbor and on to Bar Harbor. Also, it is a delight to take pictures of lobster fishermen tending their traps from the private beach front shoreline that can accommodate private picnics. All of this with total privacy with a great porch looking over a lush front yard that is well manicured. The property is secluded yet within walking distance to a sandy beach along the road to town. Also, a well stocked grocery store is only minutes away. To us there is no better place in New England to enjoy the beauty of Summer.
Jul 2010
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Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms each with tub/shower combination. Grab bars in first floor bath. Second floor has an extra sink in the alcove off the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Answering Machine, Ceiling Fan, Excellent Cookware, Chefs Knives, Cuisinart, Gas stove, Smoking & Animals are NOT Permitted, but well-behaved children & adults are always welcome


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Contemporary Shorefront Home on Quiet Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Bloomington, MN

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

A truly unique vacation hideaway surrounded by natural beauty. Our party of five (ages 5 - 70) had a great time and hope to return again someday. The owner was very responsive to any question we had. The property description and photos are very accurate with a modern, spacious kitchen as well.

The town of Stonington is small but is drop-dead gorgeous. It is not some fake tourist town, but rather; a real working village of people engaged in the lobster industry. The area is a daytripper's delight. Around every bend in the road is a new cove with views even more pretty than the ones before. Visits to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are well worth considering. Mail boat rides to different islands, lighthouse tours, and Lobster trap tours all leave from Stonington docks. The lobster boat tour was our favorite activity and our five year old granddaughter loved every minute of the adventure! Our favorite restaurant was Aragosta, a tiny but elegant jewel, right on Main Street.

This is a a very special home in a very special place that disarms you with its beauty and elegance. That all made for a very special vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are hapoy that you enjoyed your time in Stonington. We like sharing the home we love with people who enjoy nature and the special beauty of the Maine coast. Please come back.
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Sheboygan, WI

Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My husband taught sailing on deer isle about 35 years ago, we finally were able to share the beauty of the island as we took a family trip with our two grown sons. The Stonington/deer isle area is a true Maine experience! We loved everything about this home. It was perfect for the boys to have their privacy upstairs and the kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed a fire in the fireplace one night and enjoyed playing games at the game table while having a wonderful ocean view. The views from the property were breathtaking. It was a perfect location to take the mail boat out to Isle Au Haut and explore the beauty, Great little restaurants in Stonington, but our favorite meal was the fresh lobster that we cooked over a fire and we ate on the Giants Chair! Judith was easy to reach and answered all of our questions. I can't think of a better place to stay to experience Maine

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven and Nature sing along the shore!!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for privacy and unending Penobscot views? Or access to lobsterman and their fresh catch or a well equipped kitchen and your very own vegetable garden? Or an owner who personally communicates and tends to details? This is THAT place! Easy access to grocery, sand beach, farmer's markets and the best lobster roll around. Plenty of opportunities for hiking, kayaking and day tripping.

We were drawn to the area for the landscape and all things quintessentially Maine. And after several trips to Stonington now, we have fallen in love with the art and artists and the artisans behind 44 North Coffee, wood fired Tinder Hearth Bakery and Aragosta. This was a great situation for our family and our curious 2 year old and we so appreciate the owners sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs, CA

This is what the coast of Maine should look like!

  • 5 of 5

First, the property owner maintained excellent communications. All questions were answered promptly.

Second, located on the secluded land, the house was extremely beautiful and private. The property was well maintained. As cooks, we found the kitchen was fully equipped and ready for cooking. It was conveniently located for shopping as it was half way between Burnt Cove Market and downtown Stonington. It was also within a walking distance form the beautiful sand beach and was on a private rocky beach. The photographs were true the their nature.

Third, Stonington itself had variety of restaurants and it was not overrun with tourists, and the Stonington Opera House had a variety of programs.

All and all, the two months we spent in the house were everything we expected.

As a perspective renter who is touring the property said "This is what the coast of Maine should look like".

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay in a rented property and have no unpleasant surprises. If only all VRBO would follow the McMillan example, renting wouldn't be the nightmare it so often is. We enjoyed a week in this beautiful location and could not have wished for more.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville DE

Special Spot

  • 5 of 5

This very special home was accurately described in the listing both as to location and amenities. The owners are available to answer questions and strive to maintain the property in excellent condition. Anyone who enjoys the quiet and surroundings of the Maine coast would consider themselves fortunate to spend time here.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor or Mount Desert
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Stonington out to Isle Haut
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
one property away
Car: necessary

badminton, plenty of jigsaw puzzles and games


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. A security/rental reservation deposit is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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