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Garden cottage w/ 2 kayaks/gear/dock/parking access on Stonington Harbor nearby!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sweet Pea Cottage is an affordable and charming 2+ bedroom cottage located just a few minutes walk to downtown Stonington & harbor. It comes with the use of two kayaks and gear located on the dock of our other cottage right on Stonington Harbor, about a 10-15 minute walk away, or few minutes drive (vrbo 30315) - including a parking spot. It is just down the street from the popular Friday market. The cottage is warm and charming, decorated in a cozy-cottage style with simple antiques and collectibles - very clean, well supplied, fully maintained and surrounded by gardens and mossy-floored woodlands. Laundry room, workshop, cable tv, internet, outdoor seating, gardens, fire pit, gas grill, picnic table and tiny spring creek, too. Guest feedback has been excellent. While not possessing a direct ocean view, a small path up behind the cottage leads to a hill top which has distant views out of Stonington Harbor, out beyond Isle au Haut, and over to the hills of Camden. It is only a 5 minute drive to nearby Sand Beach. With so much public oceanfront and wide-ranging activities nearby, Sweet Pea Cottage provides a very affordable way to enjoy the amenities of Deer Isle and Stonington, but at one of the most affordable area rentals!

Barbara Wescott
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Barbara Wescott

Although I now reside in Florida, my family is from this region. We bought this home to spend more time in the area.

Barbara Wescott purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Barbara Wescott chose Stonington

We own another house right on the harbor (vrbo/30315) that we rent out, but we wanted another, more affordable home to be able to stay more often. However, work is keeping us away, so now we rent out this home, too!

What makes this cottage unique

While not a fancy place, we really have fixed this place up cute...and it is in a nice and convenient setting, too. It's just a quick walk in to town or the Friday market, and a short path leads to a hilltop with outstanding views across the waters and out to Isle au Haut and the Hills of Camden. Sweet Pea is a great deal, likely you won't find anything of better value!


Stonington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom w/ walk-in shower, pedestal sink, toilet, medicine cabinet, shelving, plenty of towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double bed w/ queen feels bigger than a full.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed, plus comphy foam pull-out mattress underneath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin cot in office
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Outdoor firepit and picnic table to enjoy private back yard


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Garden cottage w/ 2 kayaks/gear/dock/parking access on Stonington Harbor nearby!
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Bad Smell, Uncomfortable Beds

  • 1 of 5

I couldn't have been more disappointed in a vacation rental. The house had an unpleasant smell that made me think of mold. The smell permeated my clothes. Another troubling aspect of the rental was how uncomfortable the mattresses were. The pillows were equally bad. I wish there was something nice I could say about this cottage or the way it was decorated. However, there is not.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yikes! I am completely perplexed to the nature of this review. We have so enjoyed the many appreciative guests who have loved the cottage and enjoyed the VERY MUCH BELOW market pricing, not to mention the free kayaks, dock, beach access, and downtown parking at our nearby oceanfront properties. The cottage has been solidly booked, cleaned thoroughly weekly by my Mom & Sister, with happy customers complimenting the cleanliness and accommodations week after week. Not every home is the perfect fit for all, and I believe these guests were better suited to a higher end / higher priced property. Having said this, I have placed a phone call to this reviewer and will certainly be open to learn any way in which we can improve. But do please refer to our other reviews for a more complete picture.
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Interesting Place--Great Area!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time exploring the Stonington area and staying in our cozy cottage! It is rustic and a little funky, but it was VERY clean and comfortable. We cooked breakfast every day, then left to check out the beautiful coastal towns, and returned with fresh seafood to cook for dinner. We had to do some improvising, because the kitchen pots and pans were a little rustic too, but we made it work! We enjoyed the firepit in the backyard and did walk in to town a couple times. The road to town is not the safest and we never did find a path to the downtown, even though we explored the woods behind the house. It was fun to walk on the rocks in the harbor and the views there are gorgeous. Sand Beach, a short drive away, is a hidden treasure and beautiful at sunset. Don't miss the little place on the dock where you can hold the lobsters (locals don't even know about it) or the Dockside Gifts (where the cute owner gave us all kinds of great tips, like when to go to/avoid Bar Harbor and that we should drive to Castine--loved it!) Acadia/Bar Harbor is only about 75 minutes away and well worth the drive! We went twice, which only cost $25 for the car, because the pass is good for 7 days. We have never seen such beauty, and various types of landscape in one park (beaches, ponds, mountain, rocks, ledges!) All that being said, we had a wonderful week in Stonington at this cottage. The price was very reasonable compared to other places we checked out. If you aren't as adventurous and want to relax on your porch/deck and look at the water, I would recommend looking into Barbara's other property on the harbor. She was very prompt responding to all emails and requests and her mother was charming as we met her when we were checking out. Don't miss a chance to visit Stonington/Acadia/Bar Harbor--it's a treat!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt immediately at home

  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint, cosy cottage, where we very comfortable. Stonington is an interesting working lobster fishing village, which we found fascinating.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy your stay and our area!
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Great little house!

  • 5 of 5

Barbaras house was in a great location, and super clean and accommodating. Great stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing hide away!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Pea cottage exceeded my expectations, it was clean and well appointed. The landlord answers any questions quickly and is very knowledgeable about the area. the provided kayaks were amazing it gave us a whole new way to explore the area. Thank you so much we look forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Basic comfortable cottage which reminded us of when we visited the relatives, which is a good thing. Has most everything you need and the place is clean and neat. Lots of nice shops and had a great meal at the Harbor Cafe just up the street.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25

A really sweet house in a more modest, yet very safe working class neighborhood. Wooded on two sides of home, w/ only a neighbor to one side, and another kitty-cornered across the street. There is a very old and horrible street view from Google....that does not in any way reflect how the street looks. Just a darn bad, inaccurate image. Plenty of pictures of the street to show upon request.

Owner'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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