House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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 While no longer active sailors, we can watch the windjammers go by, observe osprey and their young as they fledge, and visit the local art galleries.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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Trip of a lifetime
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
A Hidden Gem!
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.
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.
Heaven and Nature sing along the shore!!
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.
This is what the coast of Maine should look like!
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".
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.
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.
badminton, plenty of jigsaw puzzles and games