Stonington, CT, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Stonington

Bedroom
Excellent
68 reviews
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  • Wifi
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceIt is said, “If you have two pennies, with the first buy bread and with the second buy hyacinths for your soul.” Our 1710 colonial home, offers THREE large guestrooms (each rented separately), private jetted baths, fireplaces, gardens and quiet country setting near the heart of Mystic. NONE of our rooms accommodate more than 2 adults and 1 small child so plan accordingly when requesting your reservation. Within three miles of downtown Mystic, historic Stonington Borough, the Aquarium, and the Seaport, our home sits on 4 1/2 acres of gardens, fields and forest. Excellent opportunities abound for quiet, romantic walks or secluded hideaways for reading. Relax in the ambiance of a home that has for three centuries provided shelter and respite. Our three guestrooms are beautifully appointed including such amenities as WiFi, hair dryers, cable TV/DVD/VCR, individual refrigerators, and irons and ironing boards. All guest rooms are on the second floor accessed by a staircase (no elevator.) Sleeping options include a king bed or two twins in one room, a queen bed in another room and a queen and a twin in the two room suite. All of our guest rooms have private baths. Free off street parking, wander our grounds or walk through the wood at the Avalonia Land Trust trails a quarter of a mile away. The Mystic Train Station is about 4 miles, local cab service is available as well as bike and car rentals. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies and snacks are always on hand. During the week, we offer a continental breakfast (muffins or similar baked goods). On weekends, our deluxe 5-course breakfast is included. There's a great coffee shop (The Yellow House) two miles away in Stonington Borough as well as several great cafes and restaurants for those who want a heartier start to their day during the week. (Lots of Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks, too!) Jim works full-time at Mystic Seaport in the Shipyard, doing antique engine restoration and restoration of various vessels. Sandra is a registered nurse, currently working in assisted living and occupational health. We have a dog named Kelly, two cats, Hobo and Kirby, a horse named Tommy Dorsey and a miniature horse, Inspector Morse. Please let us know why you're visiting the area so that we may better answer your questions. Please note that we favor longer visits and may not accept a one or two night booking more than a couple of weeks in advance. However, it never hurts to ask! Guest AccessBedroom, library, dining room with coffee maker/tea kettle, gardens. Interaction with GuestsIt depends on the day as to how much we're home and also on guest sensibilities. The NeighborhoodQuiet, very country setting but only 3 minutes from the interstate and 5-7 minutes from shops, restaurants, etc. (by car.) Getting AroundUnfortunately, there is no convenient public transportation available. Bike rental is available from a local company or you can bring your own.
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1br Home/Apartment
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  • Breakfast
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The SpaceGlamping at its Best! Situated in my private backyard off a country road, "Ms Amelia" is a 1975 Airstream Trailer. She is a graceful dame who has been thoroughly updated and refurbished. At 30 feet long, there is ample space. She has a private bedroom with a queen size bed on a raised platform. The bathroom has a toilet, basin, a travertine floor and a cozy aromatic cedar-paneled shower. There is a large (well, large for a trailer!) closet to store your suitcase and clothes. In the living area, there is a marbled-topped kitchen counter, small refrigerator, air conditioner/heater and coffee maker. I provide dishes, glasses and a french press coffee maker. There is a small couch, coffee table and a chair. This trailer is probably best for people 6 feet or under - though I was told that those over 6 feet will usually know how to duck around the lights! Please note that Ms Amelia has a camping aspect to her. She is not a hotel room but is a charming trailer with all that that would imply, and is certainly gloried camping! She is 40 years old, which in trailer years is equivalent to 90+ years old. Please respect her and understand that, as with older individuals, she takes some care and kindness! Outside is a table and chairs, a propane grill and garden area for relaxing. Park in my driveway. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water in my very private backyard. Wifi is available for your laptop or notebook. "Ms Amelia" is on a private country road, quiet and secluded, and my yard is a certified Wildlife Habitat. I feed the birds and have a lovely garden. At night, you may hear the owls hooting or the buoys sounding on the water. Keep a lookout for the hummingbirds that feed outside the door! Pets, smoking, drugs are not allowed. Polite, reasonable behavior is expected. Quiet time is from 11 pm to 7 am. There is a 2 night minimum in the summer months. Off season there is a two night minimum during the weekends, one night during the week (Sunday through Thursday). Ms Amelia is not available to rent in the colder months - Dec. 1 through March 31. In the morning, I will provide muffins or scones and fresh fruit. Coffee, tea, water, and juice are stocked in the trailer. Should you wish, I can provide a delicious dinner (vegetarian or fish) with wine for an additional $20 per person. The Borough of Stonington, chartered in 1651, is a beautiful and historic seaside village that is a couple of miles away. It has great restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries. Mystic is about 5 miles down the road, with shopping, coffee shops, bookstore, restaurants, Amtrak station, and bars. Mystic Seaport and Aquarium are about 5 miles away. There are opportunities for hiking, kayaking, biking, boating and exploring the shoreline. Watch Hill and the beautiful Rhode Island beaches are 20 minutes away. A wonderful vineyard with wine tasting is just down the road. Before booking, I would appreciate you setting up an AirBnB profile. Or send a message - I would like to get to know you a bit and be sure that this is a good fit. I look forward to hosting you! Guest AccessYou are welcome to use our backyard. We have a lovely gazebo to dine in, or you can play one of the many lawn games (Corn hole, Petanque, Croquet). Interaction with GuestsI am available for all your needs. However, I respect people's privacy and will not disturb you unless absolutely necessary. The NeighborhoodMs Amelia is situated in my private backyard/garden on a country road. You will be surrounded by greenery and birds. Getting AroundThere is no convenient public transportation. A car is really needed to get around. Other Things to NoteMs Amelia is located on a country road in a wooded section of Connecticut. Please let aware that there may be ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy on the property. I provide insect repellent and mosquito repellent lanterns.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis cottage is a perfect example of the historic charm and character of Stonington Borough. Built in the early 1900's, it is one of the older cottages in the Village, peering over accents of the harbor from both floors. A 45 foot dock is available across the street with special arrangements if you have a boat you would like to dock. The cottage has a large backyard with a Weber charcoal grill, and includes three bicycles with quick access to the beach and point (about a 5 min bike ride). The house is 1500 square feet and has two floors, with a covered, sunlit front porch. On the main floor there is a large living room with a cozy fireplace, a bedroom and bathroom, and a beautiful, sunlit kitchen, well-equipped for cooking delicious food. You can buy fresh fish and seafood just down the street. The second floor has classic hardwood floors, a reading/play room and two bedrooms and another bathroom. The cottage has three bedrooms and can sleep up to 6. The Borough is a great summer getaway with wonderful amenities - a library, playground, restaurants, marinas and farmer's market every Saturday morning just one block from the house.
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5br house
  • Pets Allowed
This is a spacious, charming, 1920's era house, comfortably furnished, with a variety of gathering rooms. Large living room, family/TV room, large dining room (seats 12) fully equipped gourmet kitchen, library, music room, baby grand piano. There is a bedroom on the first floor with a full bath. In addition, there is a half bathroom on the first floor. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms plus one extra room that adjoins the master bedroom where two extra people can sleep. On the second floor there are two full bathrooms. This is a great house for family gatherings where there is plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable in a beautiful environment. The house is conveniently located - 5 minutes to the supermarket, and many area attractions. There is a deck outside the kitchen with a gas grill overlooking- The park-like grounds with a sloping lawn leading down to a 54 foot diameter 11 circuit Chartres Labyrinth where there is also has a patio with comfortable furniture and an outdoor fireplace. A caretaker lives nearby to assist and help with any needs concerning the property. We do not accept wire transfers and will never ask you for a wire transfer. Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 3 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib Deposits: 50% on booking and 50% sixty days prior to arrival Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check Other Fees: Cleaning fee is 10% of total rental amount Pet fee depends on size of pet There is a $200.00 refundable security deposit Rates apply to 8 occupants additional occupants $35/person/night 5 night minimum applies June-Sept 10 Sept 10-June 1st there is a 2 night minimum - the program won't let me change this item for some reason - thus the note This is a spacious, charming, 1920's era house, comfortably furnished, with a variety of gathering rooms. Large living room, family/TV room, large dining room (seats 12) fully equipped gourmet kitchen, library, music room, baby grand piano. There is a bedroom on the first floor with a full bath. In addition, there is a half bathroom on the first floor. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms plus one extra room that adjoins the master bedroom where two extra people can sleep. On the second floor there are two full bathrooms. This is a great house for family gatherings where there is plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable in a beautiful environment. The house is conveniently located - 5 minutes to the supermarket, and many area attractions. There is a deck outside the kitchen with a gas grill overlooking- The park-like grounds with a sloping lawn leading down to a 54 foot diameter 11 circuit Chartres Labyrinth where there is also has a patio with comfortable furniture and an outdoor fireplace. A caretaker lives nearby to assist and help with any needs concerning the property. We do not accept wire transfers and will never ask you for a wire transfer. Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 3 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib
apt. / condo
3br apt. / condo
    Historic yet modern, with Harbor views. Bright and airy, 2nd & 3rd floor living right 'In The Village' (see book by Anthony Bailey, 1971), with a great view of activities on Water Street, yet still very private. Historic 19th century building with modern loft living ... vaulted ceiling, sky-lights, spiral staircase, roof-top deck. Large open-space living, dining, and kitchen space with two bedrooms, a full bath, and a 1/2 bath on the second floor, and one bedroom (sleeps 4) on the 3rd floor. Views of Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island, NY from 2 of the bedrooms. 3 short block walk to the Harbor, Small Boat Ass'n launch area (launch your kayaks at this free public launch space), children's playground, & Fishing Docks. Short walk to the beach. Shopping and restaurants on Water Street, Public Library (1 block), Old Lighthouse Museum & DuBois Beach at the end of the Point (approx. 12 blocks - 'The Borough' is a peninsula). Discounts not available for Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, XMas, or New Years and 3 night minimum stay is required during Holidays. All Holiday weekends (3 nts) are $1500.00 and Holiday Weeks (7 nts) are $2,200.00. SAVE 10% off your 2nd consecutive week rented. Rates 12/17/16 to 1/3/2017 are at summer rates of $2,000.00 per week. Cleaning Fee for full week rental / $100. Cleaning for any rental less than a full week, $150 fee is required.
    Home/Apartment
    Good
    14 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceThis space includes a master suite, a bedroom with a single bed and a small room with bunk beds. Guest Access1 master with Queen Bed 1 single bedroom 1 bunk bed suited room Bathroom Kitchen Living room Interaction with GuestsAvailable to guests as needed. Other Things to NoteWiFi Walking distance to coffee shop and restaurants Walking distance to beach access Cat lives in home *Now have window AC unit if the weather is hot. The sea breeze usually keeps the place pretty cool but the AC is available for guest to use as needed.
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    The SpaceOur house is located in the heart of this fishing village near Little Narragansett Bay, flanked by grand 18th century clapboard mansions yet very private, modest and quiet. Shops and restaurants are within a three minute walk from the house. A three-story Victorian built in 1902, it is a house full of character and recently renovated comforts with two new full bathrooms and a new kitchen. Enjoy breezes off the bay sitting on the rear deck or in the cottage garden. The third floor is an entirely private suite with two sleeping areas divided by a stair case, one containing a comfortable twin bed and the other an antique full-sized bed with a twin trundle roll-out bed beneath it. The space can accommodate three guests comfortably. (Please Note: The staircase is steep by today's standards and can be difficult to navigate for the unsteady.) The sunrise will waken you as the windows on the eastern side face the water directly and the windows let in full sunshine, so pull down the shades to sleep in after dawn. Stunning views of Watch Hill, Little Narragansett Bay, Fisher's Island Sound and Stonington Harbor can be seen from vantage points throughout the space. There is a small yoga and meditation room attached to the sleeping areas via an open doorway complete with a yoga wall with ropes, for those who wish to begin or end their day with yoga practice. Feel free to use the bicycles, kayaks, and beach chairs during your stay. LOGISTICS of NOTE: It is important to be aware that the stairs to the third floor are steep and somewhat narrow with a nautical rope railing. Please see the photo of the staircase if this is a concern. Also, the ceilings in the dormers are 5'11, so one must mind one's head in places. PETS: We recently adopted one short-haired cat named Vance. He is not allowed in any bedroom areas and he keeps to the first floor. Guest AccessWe prefer guests to use the front door. Guests may use the rear deck and garden. Guests have exclusive use of the 2nd floor bathroom which will only be shared if there is a guest in the Red Room on that floor. Interaction with GuestsWe are relatively new Airbnb hosts and we expect our hosting to evolve as we go along, responding to the needs of our guests. We will be delighted to give you tips about the area but we also respect visitors' need for privacy. Life here is casual and my husband Stuart and I generally leave our guests to their own devices. We are happy to help guests get set up with the kayaks, bikes, beach chairs, etc. During the quieter, slower seasons we often lay out a continental breakfast for our guests, but it is not formally included in our amenities. The NeighborhoodStonington, CT was listed in Yankee Magazine's Top-10 Coastal Towns in 2015. The Borough is a unique fishing village situated on a small peninsula with public access to the shoreline throughout. With its history extending back to pre-Revolutionary times, the houses and architecture here span almost three centuries. Main St. is a charming place to stroll, window shop on Water St., enjoy great restaurants, visit the Point with its vistas of the Harbor, Fisher's Island, Watch Hill, Mystic Seaport and Groton in 270 degree views. Visit the beach or walk out on the old stone pier, take a sailing lesson at NESS, or pull in to Dodson's Boatyard on your own boat. The Lighthouse Museum is down the street and offers walking tours of the historical village. The area is chock full of antiquing, thrift shops, farmer's markets, lobster and seafood shacks, and don't miss the Velvet Mill which contains a whole variety of craft artisans, a brewery, a cheese shop, a bakery, galleries and shops in an old brick textile factory on the village outskirts. Mystic Seaport and Village, Pequot Museum, Mystic Aquarium and the vibrant town of Westerly, RI are all within a few miles of Stonington. And in the Autumn, leaf peepers make a pilgrimage to this lovely area to take in the stunning New England Fall foliage display. The stone walls themselves are numerous and mysterious, and seem to give this magical place its true name. Stunning beaches of Rhode Island are within a 20-minute drive, for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. But boating seems to be the favorite sport hereabouts and there are plenty of coves, harbors and miles of shoreline to explore. Barn Island is a wildlife sanctuary full of trails for hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation, so you will need your own two feet, plus a boat, bike, or automobile to get around. Uber taxis are available, Enterprise car rentals and the Amtrak train stations connecting Boston to DC are close by in Mystic, CT, Westerly, RI, and New London, CT. Southeastern CT Coastal train lines connect to New Haven and NYC. Other Things to NoteIn summer the Borough of Stonington is busy and full of people, cars, especially on the weekends. Street parking can get tight, though we have a driveway which can accommodate two vehicles when necessary. The week days are much more quiet here, especially between mid-October and April, when the pace and population of the village slows down to only its year-round inhabitants.
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    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    The SpaceThe apartment is nostalgic, sweet and "beachy" Guest AccessBikes, kayak, beaches, grill and secret garden. Interaction with GuestsWhen needed The NeighborhoodThe Stonington Borough is true seaside Americana. Come enjoy! Getting Around10 minutes from Amtrack train
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    1br Home/Apartment
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    The SpacePrivate guest house that sleeps 4 ! One bedroom, one studio/living room with a pull out couch makes it comfortable to sleep 4 while still having a little privacy. Property is about 1 acre total, with guest house situated in rear of the property which provides privacy and a view of the beautiful forest behind the house! Guest AccessFire-pit in backyard, private on-site parking & home is located in such a safe/great central location! Interaction with GuestsHomeowners will most likely be present in their private residence on the property during guest's stay. If not, we will communicate that with whomever is staying at the Guest House and arrange for a family member or a friend to greet guests to make sure they have everything they need! The NeighborhoodQuiet street in central location. Everything you need is just a short drive away! Tons of shops and incredible restaurants within 5 minutes in Stonington Borough as well as Historic Downtown Mystic & the Mystic Seaport as well as Mystic Aquarium. We will have a "guide to the area" in the Guest House with all of our recommendations of all of the incredible things to do near-by! This area is such a family-friendly place with tons to do for all ages. Getting AroundThere is private parking on site, but guests must have their own means of transportation. Other Things to Note*Kitchen includes : - Mini fridge/freezer - 4 burner Stove - Microwave - Keurig & K-cups - Double Sink - Storage cabinets (plates, cups, mugs, etc!) - Hot water heater - Portable electric cook top - Toaster - Access to a small outdoor charcoal grill upon request!
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    Good
    16 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Gym
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    The SpaceA Warm and welcoming cottage that is created to help you relax in between seeing the area attractions of beaches, nature walks, or foliage. Fun spots include lists of local dining in downtown Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT. Plus Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino are very close by. Guest AccessClose to downtown Stonington and Mystic, CT. and Westerly, RI. And RI beaches . Across the cove from Barn Island nature preserve. Close to I95. Local boat ramp across the street at the Stonington Marina or Barn Island. Close to Stonington Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Vineyard and local casinos. Providence RI is only 50 miles away. New York City and Boston 2.5 hours away . Interaction with GuestsAs often as they want or as little as they want. I gladly give you my phone numbers if you need anything you just let me know. The NeighborhoodThe quaint borough of Stonington is just around the corner which has a small beach, great local dining and quaint village shopping. The Mystic Village, downtown Mystic for shopping and site seeing, the Mystic Aquarium and Seaport are all right here within 2 miles. Barn Island Nature Preserve is within two miles. Easy access to Biking, boating and beaching ! Misquamicut beach is 7 miles away. Foxwoods and Mohegan sun casino are very close by. Getting AroundLocal train stations 3 miles out in Westerly RI Other Things to NoteLocated off route one. Busy to some, but very convenient for others. Wonderful bike lane starts right at my house. See historic Stonington and Mystic along with Noank, and beaches in RI. Local boat launch at Barn Island Nature Preserve. Or dock your boat or kayaks at the Stonington Marina directly across the street. I can accommodate your boat or kayaks in my driveway.
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    Excellent
    14 reviews
    2br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceThis space has two bedrooms, a private bath, a small kitchen, and a large living/dining area. There is also a front porch where you can enjoy the relaxing outdoors. Guest AccessGuests have access to front porch/door. Interaction with GuestsHomeowner is available by telephone. The NeighborhoodThis apartment is in the heart of Stonington Borough. Steps away from restaurants and beaches. Getting AroundThe apartment is located near Wadawanuck Square, where the Seat Bus picks up and drops off regularly. There is ample parking on street near apartment. Other Things to NoteThis apartment is located within an owner occupied home.
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    Excellent
    27 reviews
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    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceGreat location, walking distance to great restaurants, 2 minute walk to community beach, only 10-20 minutes from Mystic and Rhode Island beaches, casinos. Three bedrooms, one with 2 twin beds and two bedrooms with one queen bed in each Getting Around10 minutes from shore line east rail Mystic station
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    5 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceTucked away at the end of the street, you will have the privacy you desire yet Stonington Village is just a quick 20 minute walk away. Also the home is located down the street from The Velvet Mill, which has been transformed into artist studios, and houses a variety of small artisanal shops including a bakery, cheese - maker, and brewery and more. Plus, every Saturday in the fall and winter, the Stonington Farmer's Market is held in the Great Hall of the Mill. Talk about convenient! This spacious home boasts 3 bedrooms, a living/dining room, gourmet kitchen and large family room. But wait, that isn't everything. The home also has a private outdoor shower (seasonal) off the back porch and wrap around porch in the front of the home with rocking chairs for evening gatherings. The garden has a lovely pergola with comfortable chairs and a couch for lounging as well. And if you get in the mood for a game, there are horseshoe pits in the front yard. Unlike the borough, this home also has plenty of parking options. We own the slip of property across the street, so not only do you have 2 parking spaces at the top of the hill by the house, there is also plenty of space in the gravel parking area for 2 more cars. No need to bring linens or towels (including beach towels). **note there is air Conditioning downstairs and a window unit in the Master bedroom. The other bedrooms have window fans. Because the home is on a hill and we have such nice breezes we almost never use the AC. Don't seem to need it. Guest AccessYou have access to the entire home. There is a washer and dryer in the basement which you are welcome to use. You are also welcome to use anything in the refrigerator in the kitchen and any food in the pantry if needed. Please let us know when items are depleted though so that we can resupply. Interaction with GuestsMy husband and I live and work in New York City and travel back to Windy Hill as much as possible, But, while we are away, we hope that you enjoy our home as much as we do. With that, we have a manager, Lori Moore, who will be happy to greet you when you arrive (if you choose) and will be available throughout your stay to assist you if needed. Prior to your arrival, we will connect you with her so that your stay will be as smooth and relaxing as possible. The NeighborhoodStonington Village/the Borough are a special place. The village centre has a European feel filled withs boutique stores and restaurants. Just a short drive away is Historic Downtown Mystic, where Mystic Pizza was filmed a long time ago (yes, there really is a Mystic Pizza) and in the other direction you have the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island and Watch Hill where the wealthy and Taylor Swift have their summer "cottages." Our house is a 20-25 minute drive to Rhode Island beaches depending upon when you go. Getting AroundWhile there isn't a lot of public transportation, we are right on the Amtrak line, so it is easy to get here via train from either Boston or New York. You have the choice of arriving here at New London, Mystic, or Westerly. A cheaper way to travel by train from New York is to use MetroNorth to New Haven and then take Shoreline East to New London. Check the schedules since the train only stops in New London periodically. Otherwise, we are a car friendly town, just off I-95 (exit 91) and you will see people walking and riding bikes everywhere. Our home has enough space for two cars at the top of the driveway and 2-3 at the bottom. Please do not park in the dirt road as that does not belong to us. Also, on Thursdays the Landscaping company comes to mow the lawn so the car at the top of the driveway closest to the house will need to be moved to the lower parking area so that the mowers can get into the back yard. Other Things to NoteOnce you arrive, you will find that we have left a manual filled with helpful hints in the kitchen, including instructions on how to run certain appliances, wifi, and suggestions for fun things to do and places to eat.
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    The SpaceThe house is a graceful three-story Victorian era house which we have recently renovated to make it a comfortable home for us and for our guests. The Red Room is a small 2nd floor bedroom which also serves as a den, accessible easily from the front door at the top of the first flight of stairs. The full bathroom with double sinks is for guests' use. Please note: the bed is a full futon style bed suitable for only one person, so only single guests may use this room. We have another room with more beds which is a bit more spacious on the third floor. That listing is under "Cozy Crow's Nest with Coastal Views" and sleeps up to three people in comfort. Guest AccessWe prefer guests to use the front door. Guests may use the rear deck and garden. Guests have exclusive use of the 2nd floor bathroom which will only be shared with other Airbnb guests if present. Interaction with GuestsWe are relatively new Airbnb hosts and we expect our hosting to evolve as we go along, responding to the needs of our guests. We will be delighted to give you tips about the area but we also respect visitors' need for privacy. Life here is casual and my husband Stuart and I generally leave our guests to their own devices . We are glad to help guests get set up with the kayaks, bikes, etc. The NeighborhoodStonington, CT was listed in Yankee Magazine's Top-10 Coastal Towns in 2015. The Borough is a unique fishing village situated on a small peninsula with public access to the shoreline throughout. With its history extending back to pre-Revolutionary times, the houses and architecture here span almost three centuries. Main St. is a charming place to stroll, window shop on Water St., enjoy great restaurants, visit the Point with its vistas of the Harbor, Fisher's Island, Watch Hill, Mystic Seaport and Groton in 270 degree views. Visit the beach or walk out on the old stone pier, take a sailing lesson at NESS, or pull in to Dodson's Boatyard on your own boat. The Lighthouse Museum is down the street and offers walking tours of the historical village. The area is chock full of antiquing, thrift shops, farmer's markets, lobster and seafood shacks, and don't miss the Velvet Mill which contains a whole variety of craft artisans, a brewery, a cheese shop, a bakery, galleries and shops in an old brick textile factory on the village outskirts. Mystic Seaport and Village, Pequot Museum, Mystic Aquarium and the vibrant town of Westerly, RI are all within a few miles of Stonington. And in the autumn, leaf peepers make a pilgrimage to this lovely area to take in the stunning New England Fall foliage display. The stone walls themselves are numerous and mysterious, and seem to give this magical place its true name. Stunning beaches of Rhode Island are within a 20-minute drive, for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. Or simply walk 2 minutes to DuBois Beach on the Point. Boating seems to be the favorite sport hereabouts and there are plenty of coves, harbors and miles of shoreline to explore. Barn Island is a wildlife sanctuary full of trails for hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. Getting AroundOn and off-street parking are available. There is virtually no public transit, so walking, biking, boating and driving are the main modes of transportation in the Borough and its surroundings. We have bicycles which guests may use to get around the village. Other Things to NoteIn summer the Borough of Stonington is busy and full of people, cars, especially on the weekends. Street parking can get tight, though we have a driveway which can accommodate two vehicles when necessary. The week days are much more quiet here, especially between mid-October and April, when the pace slows down and the population of the village shrinks to only its year-round inhabitants. We live here year-round.