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A+ On Stonington Harbor w/ Dock & 8 Kayaks in Top Kayaking Waters, Walk to Town.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Cottage w/ deck, 8 kayaks, dock, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Harbor Heights Cottage has a premier setting right on Stonington Harbor in the quaint fishing village of Stonington, in the areas best kayaking waters. Ample rocky shoreline and crushed shell beach islands are just offshore and only minute's kayak ride away from Harbor Heights. This charming home is nestled on a gently sloping hillside, boasting gorgeous views of the harbor and many surrounding islands, including Isle au Haut (part of Acadia National Park).

Lounge on the wrap-around porch and enjoy southerly and southwesterly views, including beautiful sunsets. Relax on the spacious dock, granite ledges, gardens, and beach area or slip into one of our EIGHT kayaks. Tour the harbor or surrounding close by islands in the areas most prime kayaking waters. View the array of lobster boats and glorious sailing vessels as they pass in and out of the harbor - easily seen from inside as nearly all rooms have an ocean view.

The open floor plan has ample natural light, with kitchen, breakfast nook, spacious LR and dining room. Large french doors overlook the harbor and open to the deck. The master BR and bath are on the main floor (with glass doors opening to deck) and 4 additional bedrooms and bath upstairs. The home is decorated with antiques and local collectibles while having all the modern appliances to make your stay comfortable and convenient. All wood flooring further accentuates its charm. The home is very well supplied, including quality bedding.

Enjoy time with friends and family as this house accommodates sleeping for nine, yet cozy enough for just two.

Keywords: House, kayaks, Stonington Harbor, dock, beach, deer isle, oceanfront

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Barbara

While originally from Maine, we currently live in Florida. We bought this home in 1998 to be able to spend more time near our family. When not there ourselves, we love sharing the home. It's a great location, a warm environment, and the kayaks are just such a treat. The nearby islands are fantastic to explore. We've worked very hard to make the home enjoyable for our guests, and it is fully supplied with everything you should need. We also try to have laundry, dish and dishwasher detergent, tin foil, baggies,etc....all those sort of things you don't want to have to buy for a short stay. We also put in comfortable and quality bedding. It's a great house!!

Barbara purchased this house in 1998

Why Barbara chose Acadia

Having grown up in Maine, but now living in Florida, I was homesick! So we bought a fixer upper and the whole family pitched in and helped us fully renovate this former 'lobsterman's family home'. With very few homes actually waterfront on Stonington Harbor, this home was unique and really special.

What makes this house unique

This home is right on the harbor, and only a few minutes walk to downtown. And the dock is fantastic....we have 8 kayaks to use! This is the best location for kayaking out to the nearby islands. We have many return I guess they like it as much as we do!


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious w/ w/d, between master br & lr, ample storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom w/ ample counter and cabinet space
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mstr BR w/ harbor view, glass doors opening to deck/harbor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooks harbor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Overlooks harbor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Front facing, w/ views down street to nearby ocean
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Small, sweet bedroom w/ nice closet, some ocean views
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
8 Kayaks with oars located on dock (one is a double so there is seating for 7) & life jackets, picnic table, lobster pot, etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A+ On Stonington Harbor w/ Dock & 8 Kayaks in Top Kayaking Waters, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loaded up and met the rest of our immediate three generations for our annual family vacation at this super getaway. Right there on the water, we were able to purchase lobster right off the boat at the unheard $3 a pound. The residence was a picture of Maine. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fantastic place in a great location. The view was breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great four-day weekend exploring Stonington, Acadia National Park, and Swans Island.

The property was fantastic! Very easy and relaxing.

I highly recommend this property! The harbor view was stunning.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Warminster, PA

New summer tradition

  • 5 of 5

Stonington and this awesome house on the water has quickly become a family favorite. Stonington is such a charming town, beautiful atmosphere with great shops, restaurants, ice cream and specifically The Opera House.

The house is perfect, very comfortable, on the water and equipped with kayaks that we seem to be in almost every day of our stay.

We are looking forward to being there this summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Setting stunning, House quaint

  • 3 of 5

The town of Stonington is magical - and the views of it from the house are the same. We did a day trip to Acadia (very long in time, though not so much in mileage), toured Blue Hill, hiked to Barred Island, went to Sand Beach on Deer Isle. All highly recommended. Nervous Nellies is OK. The ferry to Isle au Haut was gorgeous, but we would not recommend staying on Isle au Haut unless you're up for a long hike. The art gallery in Stonington is spectacular. Not a ton else to do in the immediate area. The house and setting are ideal for lots of time reading and relaxing. Stonington only has one nice restaurant - Aragosta. Fisherman's friend is OK. Grocery stores OK, not anything like a gourmet situation. The house is rather modest for what we're used to paying for this price in high season in Maine. The kayaks were very nice to have and well kept.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brightwaters, NY

Beautiful Harbor Setting/Charming Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this quaint but lovely home on Stonington Harbor this past July. The views were amazing - tranquil setting overlooking lobster boats and islands on the Gulf of Maine. You can spend the day on the deck just watching the harbor activities and the tidal swings. The house is fully appointed and comfortable - everything you need is provided and then some. We enjoyed walks to the little town of Stonington where there are great places to eat any meal of the day, shop or enjoy events at the Opera House. Short day trips to Barred Island, Sand Beach and Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies are highlights to name a few that are close by. A trip to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor were great as well as the boat ride to Isle of Haut which is right down the street. Best of all is the use of the kayaks and going to the nearby islands for a swim in a quarry, relax on a beautiful sandy beach or just enjoy the clear waters. Couldn't be more perfect and look forward to returning! Thanks to owner Barbara Wescott for making this a most enjoyable time!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Harbor-View Perch.

  • 5 of 5

Totally perfect! A week wasn't long enough in this homey house overlooking the working Stonington Harbor! Loved the house, view and town. Weather was beautiful, allowing lots of time on deck watching all the lobster and fishing boat activity from our perch over the harbor. A genuine working harbor, only saw one sailboat and no yachts. The house had everything we needed, including the antique dough board, which I used to make dough for fried apple pies! Watching the huge tides change the view. Days of walking exploration of the town's hills and harbor, painting from the deck, kayaking, or just soaking up the view.

One day trip to Acadia National Park, beautiful! and another to Moosehead Lake. We saw 3 moose! A boat ride to Isle de Haut to deliver the mail and on to Seal Island to see our first puffins. Nervous Nellies Jams & Jellies is a "don't miss it" curious art stop. Checked out Belfast and Camden Harbors on our way home.

The house was clean, open, comfy and beautiful with morning sunlight streaming in the front windows.

All week we were planning our return to this exceptional house and town.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The home is particularly well situated to kayak out to nearby islands beckoning for exploration. Two minute walk to downtown shops, galleries, museum, restaurants and much more.


Rates & Availability

Stonington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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