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Anna Bell McLanahan

Member since: 2006
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Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks

31 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Stonington holiday house

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna Bell McLanahan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveller reviews

Village townhouse with Gorgeous Water Views and Decks
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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  • 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: May 24, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house has one of the best views in all of the borough.

  • 4 of 5

This is our third year staying in this lovely house in Stonington village. The house has 4 very nicely decorated bedrooms and there are 3 bathrooms. It is an 1830 house and so it has 2 very steep staircases that might be daunting for some. The living room, dining room, kitchen and main deck are on the third level which allows the most gorgeous view of Fishers Island Sound and some breathtaking sunsets. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots, pans etc but there is an unpredictable supply of food staples so you are wise to bring your own, if you are fussy and plan to eat in. Anna is the most accommodating host, always available to answer questions, solve a problem. We love being able to go to the farmers' market on Saturdays or the fish market right down the street. It's possible to leave your car for days and just walk to restaurants or just soak up the New England architecture. In the summer, there is a small beach right down the street.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place is great

  • 5 of 5

The house is terrific. Great location, easy walk to shops and restaurants. The view of the harbor is awesome. We had 5 adults and 2 young kids (and a dog) and had plenty of space. Beds were very comfortable, and the house is stocked, too - everything from plates to tissues to toys for the kids. Anna Bell was very responsive and helpful too. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding close by and stayed for a week, Anna Bell was a great host! The home was beautiful and well appointed! It was close to everything, either within walking distance or a short drive! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week, beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 8 of us who were there for my daughter's graduation from the Coast Guard Academy and her wedding 3 days later. I have never used VRBO before, and I made a quick decision to rent this place although I was concerned about parking and the overall size to accommodate all of us comfortably. Well, the rooms were plenty big and the whole place felt quite spacious for the 8 of us. Because of all the activities we had, we did not spend much time in the beautiful kitchen but did have several people over for dinner one night and still had plenty of space. The top floor where the living space is has the beautiful view of the water and boats along with a nice sized balcony to enjoy. Our guests were quite impressed! And there was never a parking problem. There is one space allotted for the property, but we always found places on the street within a block to park. It just was not an issue at all!

Anna Bell was very helpful. She answered all my questions before we arrived. Yes, there is a washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, plenty of towels! It just could not have turned out better!! Thank you, Anna Bell, for opening your home up to us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was my 1st time in Stonington. What a beautiful little area. The location of this place was perfect for us. Near the pier for fishing, near the wholesale lobster guy, as well as the honor system fish place. You HAVE to try the scallops, hands down the best I have ever had. A little bit of a walk for the beach' you may want to drive, but near the shops. Neighborhood is super safe with super friendly people.

The house it self was well appointed. We did not wish for anything that wasn't there. Kitchen is well stocked with good appliances. I cooked every day. Window over the kitchen sink looks out to the boat piers, making washing dishes much easier. Bedrooms where a good size with comfortable bedding and mattresses. There is a shed full of beach supplies. There are a/c's in each bedrooms and 2 in the main rooms. The only down side would be there stairs which I was aware of when booking. Yes, they are steep.The beautiful original floors are some what uneven on the main floor. Totally expected with the age of this home. For me was worth the effort to be able to stay in such a sweet location and be able to enjoy the charm of this borough and beautiful home.

The owner Anna Bell is a sweet heart. She will do whatever it takes to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I can't thank her enough for sharing her home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Block Island, Long Island and Fishers Island
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Mystic
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!

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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
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$936
A$3,343
 
 
June
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,744
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,011
 
 
Early August
30 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,680
 
 
Late Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$936
A$3,744
 
 
September, October
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$936
A$3,343
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$802
From
A$1,003
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,744
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79
cleaning A$234
Refundable Damage Deposit A$669
Pet Fee A$107

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.

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd fl West BR, private/full bath & deck - 1 extra lg. double bed , king or 2 twins
    Front BR, 1st fl - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , king or 2 twins
    Garden BR, 1st fl - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , king or 2 twins
    2nd fl East BR, private/full bath - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • 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
Notes:
The kitchen includes a Bosch dishwasher, Viking Refrigerator, and GE Profile Range.