Stonington Borough Home - Magnificent Harbor Views in the Heart of the Village(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath house,spacious living areas, great water views (sleeps 6-8).
The house occupies three stories with an elevator and stairs connecting the floors.
The first floor is dominated by a two story open ceiling and large windows. The living area has comfortable seating and both sofas fold out into double beds. The dining area can seat 6 comfortably. A good sized kitchen with "breakfast nook" completes the first floor.
The second floor offers a spacious living area with large windows providing spectacular views of the harbor leading out to Long Island Sound. The room is comfortably furnished with numerous chairs, sofa, loveseat, tables, lamps, plus a large library. There is an additional private "reading" area on the landing, which overlooks the living/dining area on the first floor and the courtyard entrance to the house. The master bedroom with double bed and a full bathroom with shower/tub are also on this floor.
The third floor has two bedrooms, each with floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views. The bedrooms are connected but each are separately accessed by either the spiral staircase or the elevator. One with a single bed (plus pull out trundle mattress), seating area and a bathroom with shower stall. The other with a double bed, seating area, and a half bath (toilet and sink).
The courtyard entry has a charcoal grill, small table and seating, and is ideal for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying the scenery and grilling.
This has been a family home for over 30 years. When my parents retired from the U.S. diplomatic corps they wanted to live in a place that looked out on the water and which offered the charm, culture, and history they experienced during their many years of world travel. They found it in this house and the Borough - panoramic views from the house of Stonington Harbor and Long Island Sound and the surrounding historic houses, museums, shops, restaurants, and cultural events - all literally a short walk away. There are many happy family memories in this house.The house still contains items they collected from travels around the world. We want to share with our guests its very special character and the story it tells.
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Member since: 2012
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Located opposite historic, beautiful Stonington harbor, this house has an ideal view of everything from sailboats, yachts, lobster boats, and other private and commercial craft, as they move in and out of Long Island Sound. Perfect for settling into the comfortable couches, chairs, even beds, with a favorite beverage, a book, or tablet, and watching the daylight water scenes and spectacular sunsets that are a regular feature of living at this location, season-round. At night the lights from the harbor and town, the sounds from the distant fog horn, the moonlight on the water, provide equally romantic and memorable experiences. In the heart of the 'Borough' you are wonderfully situated for strolls through historic neighborhoods, offering a panoply of architecture from Revolutionary times to the present. Or you can stroll to the beach, go antiquing, or sample the many fine dining establishments. Plus much, much more...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
May 20 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 17 - Dec 23, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- One time cleaning fee $150
- Property Damage Protection $59
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
No refund except if reservation is replaced by others
Cleaning fee $150
Manager's cancellation policy:
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There is so much to do, either walking out the front door or getting in the car and travelling a short distance.
Just down the road is Mystic Seaport, with its fabulous historical village, and its wondrous collection of sailing ships, and boats. Next door is the world class Mystic Aquarium. Besides its fabulous collection of underwater life, the aquarium is also home to Robert Ballard’s Institute for Exploration. Ballard of course discovered the wreck of the Titanic.
Other nearby places of historical and/or scientific interest: Old Lighthouse Museum, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Babcock-Smith House, Nathaniel B Palmer House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Gillette Castle State Park, Stonington Old Lighthouse, Brant Point Lighthouse, Watch Hill Lighthouse, Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus, and The Dinosaur Place At Nature's Art.
For gaming of all kinds, Foxwoods Resorts and Casino and Mohegan Sun are just minutes away by car.
Some of the finest beaches anywhere are also close by: Misquamicut Beach, Ocean Beach Park, Westerly Town Beach, and Watch Hill.
Golfers will find a number of excellent options: Weekapaug Golf Course, Foxwoods Resort Casino Golf Course, Elmridge Golf Course, Lindhbrook Golf Club, Pequot Golf Club, Richmond Country Club, and the Winnapaug Golf & Country Club.
Sailing is available just minutes from the house at Dodson’s Boat Yard. It is a prime recreation in Stonington, as all kind of craft navigate Watch Hill Bay, Block Island Sound, Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises are also available at Mystic Seaport as well as elsewhere. The Block Island Ferry operates out of New London during the summer.
If parks and nature are your passion, the area provides many options: Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Pequot Woods Park, Knox Preserve - Avalonia Land Conservancy, Mystic River Park, Rotary Park, Pafford Woods, Napatree Point Conservation Area, and lovely Wilcox Park.
The area features a thriving artistic community. For theater there is Granite Theater, Theatre By The Sea, and the Garde Arts Center. Every July the town of Westerly features “Shakespeare In The Park,” a production of one of the Bard’s plays out in the open at charming Wilcox Park. Music is supplied by the famous Chorus of Westerly. There is also the Westerly Pops, and there are ongoing productions from the Salt Marsh Opera Company. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are year round venues for star musical performers of every genre.
The Florence Griswold and Lyman Allyn museums are famous for their outstanding collections. There are also galleries of all kinds: there is the Mystic Arts Center, Cutwater Marine Gallery, Finer Line Gallery, Kensteincamp Art, Lily Pad Gallery, Scala Studio, Newbury Studio, Finer Line Gallery, and the Red Couch Art Studio, to name a few.
Just around the corner on Water Street in the Borough is one of the best stretches of antique shopping in the region.
Wine making is widespread in the area and the vineyards are very hospitable to visitors. Some of the better known among them: Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Langworthy Farm Winery, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, and Stonington Vineyards.
In the summertime, on the common a block away, the farmer's market offers fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and baked goods every Saturday. Even in the colder months this market is still open, a couple of minutes away at the Velvet Mill. The Velvet Mill is also the home of numerous artists studios and shops of various kinds.
Sailboats at anchor, as seen from the house
First floor living and dining area
Kitchen with small "breakfast nook"
Second floor landing - the "reading room"
Second floor living area - note large window providing view of the harbor
Other side of second floor living area - plenty of reading materials!
Second floor bedroom
Third floor bedroom "two," overlooking the harbor
Dressing area of third floor bedroom "two" leading to bathroom and shower
Third floor bedroom "three"
Third floor half bath, off "bedroom one"
Sunset over Stonington Harbor
Living and dining area, from the second floor landing
First floor living area with view of open "reading room" on second floor landing
Stonington Farmer's Market, just a block from the house
Second floor landing, "reading room," looking over the living/dining area
2nd floor living area - note spiral stairs to 3rd floor - there is elevator too
Daytime view of the harbor, from the walkway just opposite the house
Second floor bathroom, full tub & shower on left, with security handles
Another view of third floor bedroom "two" overlooking the harbor
Third floor bathroom, off "bedroom two", not visible on left, a walk-in show
Seating area, third floor bedroom "three" overlooking the harbor
Early sunset over Stonington Harbor
Sunset over Stonington Harbor
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017
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