Heart of the Borough. Family friendly 4 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
About Lauren Lewis
We are a family of four who fell in love with Stonington many years ago.
Lauren Lewis purchased this Townhome in 2011
Why Lauren Lewis chose Stonington
We have been visiting Stonington for over 30 years since Stonington was more of a working-class, Portuguese immigrant community. What hasn't changed is the beauty of its setting and how committed its residents are to its preservation.
What makes this Townhome unique
We love how Grey House functions whether we are visiting as a family or whether we are entertaining friends. Whomever wakes first can dash out to Indulge for bagels or egg sandwiches and pick up the paper and a quart of milk at Tom's. Even the young kids can bike or walk around town or to the playground or beach. Daily constitutionals around the Borough are one of our favorite rituals.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful historic seaboard town, lovely location. House is smaller than expected, two stories with 3 smaller BR and “technically” accommodates 8. Downstairs living areas also felt quite small. one TV. Appliances high end. *Follow the house rules. Stonington is a quiet and lovely part of the New England past!
Lovely weekend getaway!
The large galley style kitchen and huge dining table in this lovely home was truly the "hub" of our "Friends-giving" Weekend in the Borough! Perfect for our party of 8 adults. The owner was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. All emails were returned in a timely manner. Thank you, Lauren, for making yet another gathering of long time friends a truly memorable one!
Thanks for your wonderful review, Patty. We truly appreciate it and hope to host you again soon!
What a lovely home in a historic district that's a feast for the eyes. Quaint shops, wonderful restaurants, gorgeous beaches and architectural gems all around. This beautiful home is a gem itself, lovingly restored, impeccably clean and well appointed. It was the perfect place for "girls' weekend". We loved sitting on the pretty garden patio in the afternoon with a cup of tea or glass of wine, thoroughly enjoyed the spacious dining room for meals, and appreciated the bright living room for relaxing and chatting. The kitchen is totally up to date but perfectly in sync with the period in which the house was built. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Altogether it was one of the most delightful and memorable "girls' weekends" we've had. And this was our 44th! So glad we found this captivating house in Stonington!
Thank you for your glowing review, Mary!
We're so glad you chose to celebrate your 44th "girls' weekend" in our home.
Beautiful town. Lovely home.
The property is amazing. It’s a beautiful home. The beds were very comfortable. Clean and quaint. The only thing that could be a negative is that there is no air conditioning. Yes the ocean breeze is cool in the evening however the damp humidity while you are trying to sleep can be uncomfortable. So if your use to air conditioning this is not the place for you. There is no mention of no air conditioning so if you dont read the reviews it will be an unpleasant surprise. The host was very nice and friendly. Checking was made easy and there is a book that helps you with everything you need to know.
Travelers who are familiar with the Eastern Seaboard and Stonington in particular, don't expect air conditioning and appreciate the cool ocean breezes and, in fact, prefer the ceiling fans in every room that our home offers.
In our six years of renting, this is the only time this issue has come up.
The Gray House was a wonderful place to stay. We had everything we needed. It felt like home.
Our family was very happy here. Our first year in the Borough without our own house, this felt like home and had everything we needed.
Kate was wonderful to host. She was a great communicator and left our home spotless. She was even kind enough to keep our plantings flourishing. We look forward to her next visit.
Charming house in Stonington, walking distance to restaurants and shops.
Very clean. House had everything we needed for a fun stay!
Considered the quintessential Connecticut village, Stonington Borough is brimming with history. Walk out the front door and experience life in the heart of a spectacular fishing village, built on a peninsula and surrounded by water. Stroll past perfectly preserved buildings dating from pre-Revolutionary times. Walk to charming Dubois beach, great for kids, picnics, shelling, spectacular sunsets, situated on a point with views to three different states. On your way to the beach, visit the Old Lighthhouse Museum which details Stonington's colorful history. Stonington harbor attracts world-class sailboats and yachts while commercial lobster boats share the waters. At the dock, buy your live lobsters right off the Lady Lynn or pick up seafood at the honor-system shack. Dock your boat at Dodson's or Don's Dock or bring your kayak and launch it right in the Borough. Just around the corner are wonderful restaurants and cafes and some of the finest antique shops and art galleries in the region. Just steps away is a children's playground that abuts a Saturday farmer's market that features organic, local meats, seafood, produce and baked goods. Rent a sailboat, kayak or paddleboat for the day at the Sailing Foundation, just two blocks away. Walk to tennis courts, playing fields, a community center, basketball courts. Excellent options for golfers include the Pequot Golf Club, Weekapaug Golf Course and Elmridge.
Stonington Library, a block away, has wonderful children's programs, reading rooms and periodicals. Just a few miles away is Mystic Seaport, a living museum with a wondrous array of sailing ships and vessels. In addition to an extensive schedule of demonstrations like blacksmithing, knot-tying, bread baking, and wooden ship restoration, listen to storytellers and discover the incredible children’s museum. Close by is the Mystic Aquarium with its amazing exhibits of underwater life and the largest natural habitat of Beluga whales and African penguins in the U.S. Nearby places of historical interest are the Nathaniel Palmer House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Brant Pt. Lighthouse, Watch Hill Lighthouse, the Submarine Force Museum with the USS Nautilus, a WWII submarine. Dennison Pequotsepos Nature Center is five minutes from the Borough with summer programs for kids, interpretive walks and naturalists. Other nearby parks and nature preserves with hiking and biking options include Bluff Island State Park, Haley Farm State Park, Pequot Woods Park, Knox Preserve and the Manatuck Preserve right in the Borough. Just ten minutes north is Westerly, RI, gateway to some of the finest ocean beaches anywhere: Watch Hill, Misquamicut, and Matunick. Summer theater is abundant: Westerly runs its “Shakespeare in the Park” every July, check the programs at the Granite Theater, Theatre by the Sea and the Garde Arts Center. Westerly also hosts the Westerly Pops and the Salt Marsh Opera Compay. The prestigious Eugene O’Neill playhouse in New London presents nightly staged readings of new plays in workshop by playwrights like Theresa Rebeck and Lanford Wilson. For cinema, discover the Olde Mystick Village Cinema showing three screens of art and independent movies. Find the mainstream multiplex cinemas in nearby Stonington and Groton. Take the Connecticut wine trail through picturesque countryside to over 16 local vineyards that offer tours and tastings, starting just outside the Borough at Salt Water Farm Vineyard.
Close by, but far enough away are Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, that in addition to offering vast gaming options, boast world-class restaurants and performances by jazz and pop superstars like Beyonce and Bon Jovi.
There is so much to see and do!