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

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Barbara
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 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. While not "fancy" - 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 guests...so I guess they like it as much as we do!

Map

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.

Amenities

Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
8 Kayaks with oars located on dock (one is a double so there is seating for 7) & life jackets, picnic table, lobster pot, etc.

Reviews

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A+ On Stonington Harbor w/ Dock & 8 Kayaks in Top Kayaking Waters, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Rockford, Michigan
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, clean and convenient mfortable!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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5

Sweet house on the harbor that has 5 Bedrooms!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warminster, PA
5

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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Taxes and fees are additional

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.