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Sea Captain's Home*Great Beach*Fantastic Views*Modern Amenities*Very Fair Prices

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full + 2 half Baths, (Sleeps 6)

***September 2nd ~ 9th is available***

~~October 14th on is also open and Fall is a beautiful and relaxing time to be here~~

We're offering great prices & have worked diligently to make this home all that you're looking for in a Maine vacation - because we want you, to want to come back!

This 1st paragraph has been dedicated to posting updates as they happen. For 2017 season ~ Two new wicker chairs and table have been added to front porch, new outdoor lobster cooker, new grill purchased 2016, TV with Roku and netflix added to the queen bedroom, new set of cordless phones spread throughout the house. We properly maintain or home! 10/2012 She's getting a major facelift this Fall. We're having the roof done with standing seam metal in a burnished slate color. 4/2012 We've just completed our latest, and biggest landscaping project. We've put in 100 ft of raised beds (berms really) & filled them w/a variety of plantings. It's really creating a sweet back yard oasis. 11/11 Pete has put down new ceramic floor tile in the sun room. 4/11 Put in a Jotul gas fireplace & a flat screen TV in the living room. 5/11 Placed a new Char-Broil infrared grill & 2 new cushioned wrought iron chaise lounges on the patio. 11/15 The kitchen is ALL new - paint, appliances, lighting, butcher block island, cabinets, hardwood floors - which are throughout the house. The 1 full & 2 - 1/2 baths have received new paint, granite or corian counters & cabinetry. All 3 bedrooms, the living & dining rooms, have been renovated w/new paint or wallpaper & trim. Very nice updates while retaining the charm of a 100 year old Maine Captains house. 5/10 The laundry room w/spanking new front loading washer/dryer is done. 6/2010 Finally we're on to landscaping. We've added an arbor entrance w/honeysuckles, climbing hydrangea, ornamental grasses, etc, & a 12x18 slate & river rock patio off of the sun room, all overlooking the backyard, which is also where the dog run is set up. The property is surrounded by old growth pines, Norway spruce, fir trees, wild rose bushes & unique ledges, that we're enhancing w/new gardens. All beds have new linens, quilts, allergen mattress pads, pillows & headboards. Book a private boat charter w/us - you can walk to where we'll pick you up from - for a lighthouse tour, dinner cruise, seal & birdwatching, clamming, Island picnic, whatever your heart desires, on our 37' converted lobster yacht w/full on board facilities. You're not here yet? We'll leave the brand new motion sensor lights on for you!

Welcome! We know that you'll enjoy this property as much as we do - finding fun and happy surprises throughout. The property is situated to take in all of the harbor happenings of both working & pleasure craft, but removed enough to be relaxing & entertaining. Beyond the immediate harbor view is Penobscot Bay, both Barred Island & Crockett Cove Nature Preserves(both w/great hiking trails), & the beautiful Camden Hills. There is a great pocket beach, directly across the road, that our neighbors have graciously given permission for our rental guest to share. Our covered front porch w/3 cushioned wicker rockers, & small dining area will draw you out for Burnt Cove's famous sunsets we're so fortunate to have a birds eye view of.  

You'll enter through the Sun room, which will quickly become a favorite spot. It sports a bistro table set & 2 wicker chairs.Next is the completely renovated kitchen w/new hardwood flooring, lots of new cherry cabinets & all new appliances. You'll find the kitchen to be fully stocked for all of your cooking & baking needs.  Off the kitchen is the dining room with oak furnishings, including seating for 8, a buffet & bar. This room also serves as a great spot to check your email, although internet access is possible throughout the house with our Wi-Fi connection. If you must communicate with the outside world while on vacation, there is also an answering & fax machine - with free unlimited, nationwide calling on our phones.

The living room is next, with it's over sized picture window,(& binoculars) taking in all of the harbor happenings of a working waterfront. It is outfitted w/ comfortable leather furniture & a fully equipped entertainment system (DVD/5 CD changer/I-pod Dock/surround sound)- We also have board games, puzzles, & books from local authors on hand. Next is the hall which does double duty as an office/writing area & also looks out to the beach & harbor - our tabletop telescope has found its home there. Rounding off the down stairs is a combination 1/2 bath (flush & sink) & all new laundry room, w/stackable washer/dryer set, iron/ironing board, etc. There is also a direct entry, one car garage.

On the second floor you'll find the full bath with a tub/ shower combo. There are 3 bedrooms, the 1st has 2 new twin beds, the 2nd has a queen size memory foam bed, (both rooms with harbor views), & the 3rd & largest bedroom, has a California King pillow top bed. This bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable connection, DVD, & its own half bath, (but not a water view).  All bedrooms are good sized & inviting, with plenty of closet space and bureau's. You will find our Burnt Cove house to be thoughtfully equipped in all aspects.

The large backyard awaits w/a gas grill, picnic table, 2 great chaise lounges (on wheels), a water view, & a run set up for the dog. The equally large front yard looks out over the cove and the beach. Our home is a great spot to reconnect with your own family & a wonderful location from which to explore all that Stonington & the islands beyond have to offer. Kayaks can be affordably rented here on the island & the pocket beach makes for a perfect launching spot to explore the nature preserves & other islands - or you can take either a class or guided tour. We're less than 2 miles to downtown Stonington.  We keep a very helpful directory of menus from area restaurants, island highlights and upcoming events you may be interested in. From past experience, we've found renting from Saturday to Saturday works best, so we'll follow suit with this home.

Keep checking our site for updated photos, but book right away to ensure your spot this summer. You won't be disappointed.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Beach, Stonington ME rental, pet friendly, great sunsets, boating

More Details

Sue and Pete Buxton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Sue and Pete Buxton

About the owners: Pete Buxton is a local boat builder/designer, owner/operator of Buxton Boats LLC.  Captain Pete also operates a custom charter business called 'Susan Marie Charters', from his 37' lobster yacht the 'Susan Marie'. Call him for a great tour around the beautiful islands surrounding Stonington, or he'll help you create the boating experience you're looking for: island picnics, camping, hiking, clamming, photography, wildlife or see up to 8 lighthouses. Sue Buxton ships our famous seafood to top restaurants across the country, and is the owner of Day Boat Fresh Seafood. Sue and Pete have two sons, Josh and Jared, all of whom live locally but travel often. Sue and Pete are lovingly updating the house and will be there to make sure that the home is impeccably clean, properly stocked, and ready for each set of guests. They live minutes away if any problems should arise and will answer your calls.

Sue and Pete Buxton purchased this house in 2009

Why Sue and Pete Buxton chose Stonington

This property abuts a treasured family cottage located on land that has been in the Buxton family for close to a century. When presented with the rare opportunity to purchase this home in the sought - after Burnt Cove area last year, it felt like the right thing for us and for our children.  We are fortunate to have a spot that we feel so connected to, which will continue to be in the family for many years to come.  We're excited to share this special home with you and your family.

What makes this house unique

You'll find many advantages to staying at the house at Fifield Point.   The home is spacious and well appointed. The beach across the road will provide hours of enjoyment, or if you prefer, there is 'Sand Beach' near by also.  Our boat trips depart from just across the road.  The local market, pharmacy and gas station are within walking distance.  We are also close to both Crockett cove and Barred Island Nature Preserves and hiking trails. The cove in front of the home is one of the most scenic around, you'll witness an array of both working and pleasure boats, birds (eagles, loons, ducks, etc), spectacular sunsets and an ever-changing scenery.


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - Downstairs half bath.
    Bathroom 2 - In Master Bedroom
  • 1 Full plus 2 half baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King w/ memory foam topper & new 400 ct Egyptian cotton sheets., Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam, new sateen cotton linens and quilts. New slant back headboard - great for reading., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Brand new, Serta 'Plush' brand beds w/headboards, new sateen cotton linens, colorful quilts, pillows, and cozy protective mattress covers.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a beach, directly across the road, available for your use. This beach is privately owned, by our friendly neighbors, and they've kindly given permission for our rental guests to also enjoy this lovely slice of Stonington.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful property on a wonderful island!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son(21) and I spent a fabulous week at this extremely comfortable property in late June. The house was very spacious and had an exceptionally equipped kitchen as well as stunning views.The house had been prepared for our arrival with great attention to detail, including some lovely fresh coffee. There was even a carefully marked local newspaper as to all goings on in the vibrant community, including numerous options for eating out.

Deer Isle itself was a wonderful retreat, which we saw best from Pete (the owner's) boat. We spent a lovely morning in beautiful sunshine cruising around the island at our leisure and admiring an abundance of wildlife. It was true lobster country, it was a real experience to pick and cook our own fresh from the harbour. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property as a holiday home. Sue and Pete will afford you an excellent welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Buxton's house on Burnt Cove. It was an ideal location to enjoy all that Stonington/Deer Isle has to offer. The house itself was comfortable and well-equipped. The owners were available and helpful (Although we didn't really need anything!); information about the house and the area was provided upon our arrival.

The view of Burnt Cove from the house front porch, where we could watch the daily activity of the lobsterman and enjoy sunsets most evenings made for a memorable stay. The fog rolling in to Burnt Cove from Penobscot Bay late in the afternoon was a magical sight!!

We would recommend this property and felt it was as described in the listing as well as a real value.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Host & Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, who live in Maine near Brunswick, decided we really needed a vacation. We wanted to stay near the water, somewhere quiet before tourist season picked up. A week before our vacation in Eastport the home we had rented fell through due to snow (they couldn't open it up). We found this place and kindly asked if they would be willing to accommodate us and our two dogs last minute.

We were met with such graciousness, kindness and hospitality by the owners. Something we, as fellow Mainer's super appreciated. They completely understood and happily opened their home. The house was perfect and we loved our time on the Island. A few mornings I went for a run and then crossed the street, sat on the rocks, and soaked my feet in freezing cold ocean water. The dogs went swimming a few times and were in heaven (we made sure to towel dry them super well and leave them on the glassed in porch to fully dry though before letting them into the house). It was perfect. The neighbors we talked with were incredible - as are most Mainer's.

Even off season there was plenty to do. Most of the touristy places were closed, but that was the point of us getting away. We live close enough to tourist season in another part of the state. We had no interest in it.

My husband and I absolutely dream of going back to this property, and Stonington in general. The owners stocked the house with the most delicious coffee I've ever had from 44 North as a welcome gift (a year later and I actually buy their coffee and have it shipped home as a treat now and again).

I cannot say enough about how lovely this property is. It's comfortable, cozy, calm, all amenities are provided, and the owners are so wonderful (as are the people of Stonington and the surrounding towns). We cooked often on the small wood cook stove in the kitchen (we use wood exclusively for heat in our own home, so we knew how to make and manage a fire safely). That said, the kitchen is up to date and stocked incredibly well. The house is so comfortable and comforting. A hot coffee on the porch in the morning overlooking the ocean, and a comfortable bed at night was just what I needed.

We love Maine and everything about it. Stonington, this home, and the awesome owners only increased this. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderfully thoughtful review folks! We will miss you this season ~ but will look forward to meeting your newest little member of the family in your next visit with us! We just love making new friends through our little rental business. Best to you all and see you in the near future. Sue and Pete
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Amazing views and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family trip to Deer Isle and we had the great fortune of finding this rental. The house is lovely, the kitchen well equipped, and the views from the porch are amazing. The location is perfect for relaxing; not too close to town but not far away either. There are also a number of nature preserves nearby for wonderful hiking. Could not ask for a more thoughtful family to rent from, a better house to rent or a better location.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's in the details

  • 5 of 5

The details are all there! We managed our vacation home in the mountains of Colorado in a manner that we felt we were sharing - sharing our home with friends. We felt that generous spirit from the Buxton's Stonington house. All the details are right. If you like to cook - its all there. but of course it is not just about the details it's about location. Perfect. Quiet - great inlet views. A real lobster village i not some touristy faux deal. Real people. And just far enough off the beaten path to not feel a a part of the summer swarms that inundate more "popular" towns. Yet there is the island's best grocery store a couple minutes way and it is a quick drive to town when the need for restaurants and other services arise. The town of Stonington is classic and the people are genuine. So we can heartily recommend this house! Thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall trip to Stonington

  • 5 of 5

I am a first time user of VRBO or any private home as a vacation rental for that matter and found the experience to be stress free and very rewarding. As another user stated, Pete and Sue's home is like staying at a friends house. It is a very cozy house with a homey feeling that only comes from owners that care! The house has a great view of the cove which would come alive each morning with lobster fisherman going out for a days work. In the distance you could here the pleasing sound from the Mark Island Lighthouse which only added to the romanticism

Meeting the owners for a sunset cruise on the Susan Marie was a highlight of the trip as they are very knowledgeable about the island and are willing to answer questions or explain things to their guests. The owners recommended things to do, places to eat, and general island information. I highly recommend hiking the barred island and settlement quarry trails which showcase some of the natural beauty. I also recommend eating at the Whales Rib Tavern which served us an excellent meal on par with any restaurant in Chicago. Also, do not miss an opportunity to get local fresh lobster to bring back for a lunch or dinner at the house (Carters seafood is what we choose). Don't forget to pickup some local roasted beans from 44 NORTH to take home with you as we did.

On our last day, the owners invited us over to their barn (boat shop) so we could see Pete's current project, restoration of a hundred year old wooden boat, again answering any question we had and explaining life on the island and how they came to this point in time. Pete and Sue are about the nicest people you could meet and I really can't say enough good things about them and their home. Finally, one of the main reason I initially chose their property was because they're DOG FRIENDLY and Seamus, my soft coated wheaten terrier, goes everywhere and I really appreciate anyone who recognizes that the dog is part of the family too.

I hgihly recommend a stay won't regret a thing!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Stonington Lobster Co-op
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Burnt Cove Market & V & S Variety w/ Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Susan Marie Boat Charters
Nearest Point of Interest
Clam Factory Gift Shop and Kathi Lawson Photography
Nearest Point of Interest
Lily's Cafe and Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Season's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale's Rib Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Fitness Center

The owners offer, at reasonable rates, custom boat charters, on their 37'converted lobster yacht, the 'Susan Marie'. Tour the local waters, explore other islands, see light houses, seals etc. Take a dinner cruise on or to a neighboring island. Groups of up to 6 people can be accommodated. Full on board facilities. A wonderful way to experience the coast. Capt. Pete has navigated these waters all of his life, either as a fishermen, boat builder or explorer and will instantly make you feel at ease.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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