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Stonington, Maine - Large House on Harbor

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

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


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


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

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

  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    With your own computer...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) With ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

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

  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    At Deer Isle Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Stored under the 'barn'...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At Deer Isle Country Club...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Jul 1 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

July - August
Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Aug 26 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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.

if guests exceed 8 please contact owner for additional per guest rate.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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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, ME, USA:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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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

VRBO #224792

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017

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