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Brand New Year-Round Vacation Home in Beautiful Stonington Maine

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

New (2012) custom-built year-round home perched on a hillside in Stonington, just up the street from the historic Opera House. The Isabel Rose offers magnificent harbor views and cool ocean breezes. Relax in this gorgeous nautical-themed home with modern amenities including stainless steel appliances and all the items needed to entertain your family and friends. Your day begins with coffee on the double wrap-around deck with panoramic views of the Deer Isle thoroughfare and Penobscot Bay and ends with cool breezes and the sound of the fog horn in the distance. An open floor plan on the main level allows multiple options for entertaining including many board games. The top floor has 3 bedrooms: huge master-bedroom with a King bed; 2nd bedroom with King bed; and 3rd smaller bedroom with Queen bed. All beds, mattresses, linens are top of the line and brand new. Large bathroom on 2nd floor with double shower and double vanity. Main floor has full bath. Basement includes large family room with a twin day-bed and trundle. Other amenities include WiFi, printer access, a grill, beach chairs and three single kayaks. Your Downeast Maine get-away begins in this quintessential Maine lobster village at the Isabel Rose.

Property Manager
Heidi Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Heidi Anderson

For over 15 years now we have been vacationing in Maine. We first found Stonington when visiting our daughter's godmother who relocated there from northern Virginia in 2001. We fell in love with the slow pace of life on Deer Isle and have returned almost every year since. It is truly a place where life slows down. In fact in many areas of town, cell phone service does not work. The only place for a WiFi connection is in front of the town library (don't worry we are connected at our house). We like to spend our days gazing out at the harbor and watching the lobster boats and sailboats and occassionally tall ships sail by, going to sand beach to pick up shells or simply picnic and relax; hiking the many trails on the island; taking the mailboat over to Isle au Haut for the day; kayaking; going to Blue Hill or even Acadia National Park for the day, the list goes on and on but relaxation is key for us! A few years ago, land became available and we decided to build a home so that our children can enjoy the same relaxed family vacations in the years to come. The Isabel Rose House is named for our 14 year old daughter who enjoys running down the hill in the morning to get a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin from the Harbor Cafe or an ice cream cone (mint chocolate chip) in the afternoon. She loves falling asleep to the sound of the fog horn in Penobscot Bay.

We have decorated our home with nautical antiques acquired from my husband's military service (USMC) and having rented for years, have made sure that all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay are available. We hope that you will make many special memories in our Stonington retreat and will return every year. All the Best The Anderson Family

Heidi Anderson purchased this house in 2012

Why Heidi Anderson chose Stonington

A beautiful view of the glorious Penobscot Bay; close to town and steps away from the fun, historic Opera House.


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) One Pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Trundle bed - sleeps two comfortably
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Three single kayaks with paddles are included. Owner assumes no liability for use of kayaks.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great Vacation spot in the heart of Stonington

  • 5 of 5

A REALLY comfortable house. Nice and open for conversation and

food prep with wonderful views from every window. Comfortable couches

for conversation and reading. Really quiet bedrooms for sleeping. And

everything available for all vacationing types whether young and active

or relaxed and readerly.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Isabel Rose house.
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Nicee place with a great kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and enjoyed the view and the close walk to town! The beds ar comfy! As a cook you find everything you need in the kitchen. It was fun to cook with this open floor plan -you are always part of the pary!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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house was comfortable and well furnished. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house fit our needs perfectly, and the location was wonderful, convenient to downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope you will visit Stonington again one day.
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very good

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate. The owner described it accurately. It was quiet but had harbor views and walking access to everything in town. The house was also very thoroughly outfitted. We found nothing lacking.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Isabel Rose house and Stonington vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

Great home - very nicely done and a great location. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope you return to Stonington again sometime. All the Best, Heidi
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Great get-away place, especially for kayakers

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Isabel Rose house. The house was great, everything is new and in great shape. It is conveniently located in Stonington, overlooking the harbour and islands. Enjoyed the views from the balconies.

We had great weather and took advantage to go sea kayaking almost everyday. There a lot of really nice paddling spots all over Deer Isle; Sandy beach, Reach Beach, Naskeug Point, etc. We brought our own kayaks but the house even comes with a few kayaks that can be used for those types of excursions. It will save you from renting.

If it is a nice day, you definitely should plan on visiting Isle aux Haut for the hiking in park.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you liked the house and were able to enjoy all the beauty of Stonington and Penobscot Bay.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Mailboat to Isle au Haut
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Island Country Club, Deer Isle
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Located in beautiful Stonington on Deer Isle, this house is perched atop a hill steps away from the historic Stonington Opera House. Stonington is the lobster capitol of the United States - it is a real downeast fishing village with an eclectic mix of residents including local artists, writers and theater performers. The daily mailboat to Isle au Haut (Acadia National Park) with the headquarters of Black Dinah chocolate is a must see! There is a sand beach just outside town and hiking trails all over the island. Children of all ages will have fun at the lily pond in nearby Deer Isle Village. If you are searching for a vacation off the beaten path with lots of beautiful outdoor activities, this place is for you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Payment by check or money order or bank transfer

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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