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

Stonington, ME, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
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. While not "fancy" - it's a great house!!

Barbara purchased this House in 1998

Why Barbara chose Stonington

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 guests...so I guess they like it as much as we do!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 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

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Small beach at lower tides, better beaches nearby. Great area for putting in kayaks, looking for shells, sea glass, and sealife.
          • Downtown
            On a side street just before the main downtown area. Only a two minute walk to downtown.
          • Oceanfront
            Located on small side cove that is part of Stonington Harbor. Wide view of harbor, downtown, lobster coop and out to nearby islands.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Unlimited long distance calling, however, no international calling, please.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            Well supplied kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Table w/ extra leafs seats 6, dining nook w/ extra seating for 4. Additional chairs.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        6 kayaks (one is a double, thus seating for 7)
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                20 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Hiked and kayaked all day, ate lobster all night...

                                                                Kirsten B.Rockford, Michigan

                                                                Loved the town of Stonington. We are an active family of four and hiked and kayaked like crazy the week we were there. Other family members that were sharing the house are not active, so the were quickly bored with the limited shopping available. This is not a tourist-trap town, it is a working lobsterman and granite quarry town. The house was in a great location, we would stay here again!

                                                                Great location, clean and convenient mfortable!

                                                                Sylvia G.

                                                                We selected this Cottage as our home away from home to explore Deer Isle, and Acadia. It was a wonderful residence, overlooking the harbor. Beautiful sunsets and at night you could hear the fog horn in the distance, from the point. It is within walking distance from at least three local restaurants and an ice cream store, small park and coastal discovery wharf for the kids. They also enjoyed the kayaks in a small inlet behind the house that was out of the way of harbor traffic. The kitchen had everything you could need and the bedrooms and baths were very comfortable. It was nice also to have a washer and dryer so we could keep up with laundry. It is a quaint, period home with all modern conveniences. We would certainly stay again!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Awe. Just what we hope, happy renters enjoying our home and our gorgeous area. Thanks so much for sharing our home with us and being such wonderful guests!

                                                                Sweet house on the harbor that has 5 Bedrooms!

                                                                Robin S.

                                                                Sweet house with beautiful views of the Stonington Harbor across the entire back of the house. Whether over morning tea or evening wine the combination of assorted boats and Maine sky should not be missed. The bedrooms are small but comfortable (all except the Master- big and spacious on the first floor with stunning views as well). There is a a nice back balcony and deck with large table, as well as a cute little front porch. You can walk everywhere in town from here. Loved our stay!

                                                                Great Stay

                                                                Doris W.

                                                                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.

                                                                Fantastic place in a great location. The view was breathtaking.

                                                                Darryl G.

                                                                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.

                                                                Setting stunning, House quaint

                                                                tara m.Boston, MA

                                                                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.


                                                                Stonington, ME, USA

                                                                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.


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