Oceanfront Cape--Quiet, Secluded Waterfront Home

House and Front YardPink Granite ShorelineKitchen / DiningDownstairs Room--Ocean ViewUpstairs GuestroomLiving RoomShore and Floating Dock
Fire Ln 32, Stonington, ME 04627

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $2,100 - $2,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Stonington vacation home rental
This New England Cape was built in the 1850’s, and has been in our family for many years. It is a pleasing blend of old and new, with wide pine floors, patterned tin ceilings, and comfortable furnishings. Bordered by woods on three sides, and Penobscot Bay to the east, you are given the ultimate in peace, quiet, and serenity. We have 600' of deepwater frontage, and magnificent views of the ocean, the Sunshine Peninsula, and the hills of Acadia National Park in the distance. For those who do want to remain connected to the outside world, we do provide high-speed Internet and Wi-fi.
We provide all appliances and a well-equipped kitchen (complete with lobster cooker!). Our most recent addition is an outside shower, screened for privacy but open to the sunshine and forest views. You'll never want to shower indoors again! Enjoy breakfast on the screened porch, walk on wooded trails adjacent to the property, paddle our canoe or kayaks to numerous islands and bays, take a ferry from Stonington to Isle au Haut, or relax and read a book in the Adirondack chairs on the deck. You can even harvest and eat mussels fresh from our shore!
Being conservation-minded people ourselves, we follow environmentally-friendly practices whenever possible, including recycling, composting, and the use of eco-friendly cleaning products. We have welcomed people to our home for 10 summers, and will do all we can to make this vacation perfect for you!
Area Information
The beauty of Deer Isle and its surrounding islands has been drawing artists and naturalists to the area for many years. Our house is ideally situated in that it offers peace, quiet, and seclusion, with kayaking, canoeing, and nature trails right from your door, as well as restaurants, shops, art galleries, and museums within a 10-15 minute drive. Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, which offer scenic drives, fantastic bicycle riding, hiking, whale watching, and shopping are just 50 min. away. Or--choose to relax and do nothing! Wake to the calls of gulls, watch historic schooners sailing by, read a book in an Adirondack chair on the deck, enjoy lunch on the screened porch, and gather some mussels from our shore to enjoy for dinner with some lobsters from the local seafood coop--the perfect end to a perfect day.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jul 13 2015 Aug 17 2015 - - $2,100 - 2 Weeks
Jul 13 2015 Aug 17 2015 - - $2,200 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: One half of total at time of reservation, remainder 30 days before arrival date.
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: $75 cleaning fee

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Water)
  • Canoe
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Kayak
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (8 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (8 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (8 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (8 miles)
  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (8 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
In addition to two full baths, we have a cedar-enclosed , hot and cold outdoor shower--feels wonderful! House has high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi. Other local attractions: Deer Isle is home to many artists and there is a great variety of nearby art galleries and artists studios that are open to the public.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Stonington, Maine

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Christiane Saada Blume

Wheaton, Illinois

A Lovely Place for a Great Vacation

Our family has stayed here twice for family reunions, and we love it! The best part is sitting out on the adirondack chairs and enjoying the spectacular view, reading a book, or watching the hummingbirds come to the feeder. We've used the house telescope to gaze at the stars, which are spectacular on a clear night. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, where we've done quite a bit of cooking for reunion dinners, and we've enjoyed many evenings on the screened porch. The house has cozy furnishings, and feels like home after a busy day of hiking at Acadia National Park or watching the lobster boat races at Stonington harbor. If we could come to Maine every summer and stay here we would! We really love this house, and Tim and Cathy are so warm and welcoming.

Tim Emerson

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Christiane! It's been great having you and your family come stay, and we'll look forward to seeing you again.

Richard Saada

Sammamish, WA USA

Beautiful spot on the water!

My family has rented this property twice now, in 2010 and 2012, while attending a nearby family reunion. It's a lovely place to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet, while still being close enough to Stonington to be able to pop into town for dinner or groceries when needed. The view from the front deck is amazing, and the side deck is screened so you can sit out and enjoy it even after dark. The kitchen is quite well stocked with cooking equipment, so we ended up doing a lot of our own cooking while we stayed there. I'd highly recommend the house to anyone who's looking for a relaxing getaway.

Tim Emerson

Owner's reply:

It's been great having Rick and his family come stay at the house for their reunion. We've gotten to know quite a few of the family and extended family this way, and they're a really nice bunch!

Art and Jeanne Shea

Worcester, MA

A Maine Paradise

My family rented this house in Oceanville for a number of years. It is a jewel, a quintessential cape built in the "perfect" location on a protective cove with very accessible waterfront for boats and wandering. We were able to moor a sailboat in front. The house provides a lot of room for gathering or sitting alone. Relaxing on the front porch, one can feel the hassles of modern life slip away. Yet, it is close to many art galleries, restaurants, and wonderful places to explore in Deer Isle, Stonington, or even Acadia. This property is part of the "Island Trail System" and is one of the finest areas along the Maine coast for kayaking, sailing, walking, or biking. It feels like a home away from home and the owners are as friendly and welcoming as their house.

Tim Emerson

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Jeanne and Art, for the nice review! We're really happy we can share this spot with others, and help them to unwind and tune in to their family, friends, and nature.

Jeffrey Olson

Sarasota, FL

Killer view!

Wow! What a find! Great people...great hospitality...great view. With 5 bedrooms everyone is very comfortable. This is the real Maine with deep water view and lobster boats going by. Very private with 6 acres and no neighbors in sight and numerous trails through the woods. A lot of nice amenities like gas grill, kayaks, library, screened in dining room. We spent many evenings out there enjoying the breeze off the ocean without the mosquitoes bothering us. Nearby Stonington is the most authentic lobster port on the coast with dirt cheap ($5 a pound!) lobsters at the fisherman's coop. Many, many things to do on this drive-to island. We will be back to see our friends the Emersons.

Tim Emerson

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Jeff! We've always enjoyed having you and Ann. Just to clarify--mosquitos are only around in the early evening (when Jeff and family are enjoying their dinner on the screened porch); we never have a problem with them during the day!

Adam Marcus

Montclair, NJ USA

Perfect Spot

The only downside of this house is that it belongs to someone else! It has everything one would want in a vacation rental: natural beauty (SPECTACULAR views from the house and shore), space, seclusion, amenities ... It's kid- and adult-friendly and very well located on the island. Kathy and Tim are warm and welcoming hosts and do their best to make sure that you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. We've stayed two years running and hope to come back many more times.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

"We had a fabulous time -- enjoyed every minute!"
A.D., Newmarket, NH

"It was a perfect family vacation for us and we will take home many happy memories"
G.F., Dunlap, IL

"Of all the places I stayed in and around Deer Isle, yours was our favorite."
M.H., Little Rock, AR

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