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Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps 8 +

Enjoy magnificent water views from this historic townhouse in the heart of Stonington Village. Erected circa 1840, the three-story building has been renovated to fit modern standards yet retains its original, gracious character. The highlight of the house are it's views with a dining deck overlooking the bay's many sailboats and Connecticut's last remaining commercial fishing fleet. Completing the package is a charming side yard and another deck off the master bedroom. The owner’s took optimal advantage of the beautiful ocean views and choose an upside-down floor plan (living room, kitchen, and dining room are on the third floor). Every day the living room comes to a standstill when the sun, settling upon the water, fills it with magnificent colors. French doors lead to a fully outfitted deck where dining atop the ocean never fails to please.

This is a detached, three story 'townhouse' with a side yard. It is nestled between other smaller houses, on all but one side, and therefore has wonderful unobstructed views to the ocean. There are two flights of stairs, ten steps each. Keep in mind that they are 1800's 'style' i.e. the rise is a 1/4' steeper. Our experience is that the comfort level has more to do with stamina and physical condition than age. We have an 80 year old couple who love this house, but even a fifteen year old doesn't always like stairs.

More Details

Anna Bell McLanahan
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Stonington, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath 2nd fl - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2, 2nd fl - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 3rd Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd fl West BR, private/full bath & deck - 1 extra lg. double bed
    2nd fl East BR, private/full bath - 1 large double bed
    Garden BR, 1st fl - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , king or 2 twins
    Front BR, 1st fl - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , king made with 2 twins, cannot be taken apart as 2 twins
  • On the second floor are two lovely, sunny bedrooms each with their own full bath. The master bedroom features two sets of French doors that lead to a wonderful shady deck overlooking the garden. On the first floor are two bedrooms that share a full bath. One of the bedrooms has french doors leading to the garden, and serves as a second family room when a 4th bedroom is not needed. Two twins are used to make a King bed, we make a great effort to make them as seamless as possible.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen includes a Bosch dishwasher, Viking Refrigerator, and GE Profile Range.


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Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had in Stonington

Our home away from home was the top two floors of a beautifully restored gracious town home. A beautiful staircase with sparkling planked floors leads you up to the two bedrooms and the next staircase to the living area.

The bedrooms were large and each had a fully equipped bathroom. They each had windows that opened -allowing in lots of wonderfully scented summer sea air. The master even had it's own deck.The top floor had a huge deck with great deck furniture and a view over the Stonington harbour and park. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped. The living room had comfy seats and lots of books and games for our enjoyment. The dining area had a wonderful formal colonial feel - perfect for sitting down to a meal at the end of the day.

And what days we had - strolling the quaint village, enjoying the park, having fun at the beach and attending a local fair. The village has several great restaurants, and we particularly enjoyed the "Skipper's Dock" where we spent an entire afternoon enjoying their fine food , drinks, ambience and good company.

We are looking forward to a return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2007
  • Date of Stay: July 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed in this house and we never felt cramped. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of bathrooms for all. We loved the third floor living space as it has a wonderful view of the ocean. I worried about there only being two parking spaces in front, but there were plenty more a very short walk away. The house is in a great location, close to restaurants, Mystic, New London and Groton. And Stonington is a beautiful walk friendly town.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a most charming town.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner of this property was incredibly accessible and happy to answer any questions I had, which made the whole lead up to our vacation so much less stressful. The home is beautiful, nicely appointed, everything we needed in the kitchen (and more), and beautiful views. The bed linens were amazing and the towels seemed brand new. Our group of 6 adults and one 10 month old had plenty of space to be together as a group or find our own quiet escape. Stonington is absolutely delightful....very charming and everyone we met was friendly. Good restaurants too! This property gets my heartiest endorsement and we are already planning a return visit in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious rooms. Beautiful views in delightful Stonington

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Clean. Kitchen has every utensil you could possibly imagine.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, wonderful town, we shall be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location!

  • 5 of 5

Get family house for a New England vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Block Island, Long Island and Fishers Island
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95, exit 91
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Dubois beach
Car: recommended

This is a true 'Borough' location. The Townhouse is within walking distance to 6 popular restaurants, as well as the beach, the lighthouse, and Stonington's wonderful shops (not just antiques anymore). In fact, our favorite restaurant (less than 2 blocks away) is one of the most popular in the county. With people traveling 45 minutes to dine there, our only complaint is the long wait for a table. If you haven't visited the Borough you're in for a treat. Nestled on a small peninsula, the village had a thriving fishing industry in the 1800's; hence it boasts many grand old homes. Now, an avid sailing community, and Connecticut’s last surviving fishing village, it has the perfect balance of both year rounders and summer vacationers. Everything one needs is within walking distance; fabulous restaurants, antique stores, and clothing boutiques. The new playground can be viewed from our deck!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Stonington, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July & August
1 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
29 Jun 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$235.18
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$671.95
Property Damage Protection AU$79.29

Rates are for occupancy maximum of 8 people. Dinner parties, brunches and gatherings of over 12 people must be negotiated with owner of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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