Charming home on the harbor w/ ocean views, nestled on the shore w/ a large deck
Do you crave balmy summer evenings or frosty winter days that make you feel like you've been transported back to a simpler time? Or long for days spent on the water or experiencing village life with friendly locals in charming pubs tasting local eats?
Experience the simple joys of life with rustic yet modern amenities offered at this coastal 2-story home. Whether daily strolls by the water or taking in the sunset on your deck, you'll fall in love with this lovely New England destination.
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Stonington, Maine, is one of those rare places that has it all - a beautiful and serene coastal setting, interesting history, and plenty of things to do and see. This small town has become a popular tourist destination thanks to its many charms, and it's easy to see why visitors keep coming back to soak up the history, the beauty, and a way of life that gives you the space to breathe, take your time and live at a more relaxed pace.
Whether you're interested in fishing, sailing, hiking, or simply taking in the area's natural beauty, Stonington has something for everyone. And with its convenient location just an hour from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only a few hours north of Boston, it's the perfect place to spend a weekend, weeklong, or more extended-term vacation.
The town is steeped in history and tucked in along the tip of Deer Isle, offering some of the best fishing in New England. You can catch everything from bass to bluefish to mackerel, and there's no shortage of lobster boats in the harbor.
4 Ways to Experience the Beauty of Stonington, Maine:
1. By the Sea
There is no better way to experience the beauty of Stonington, Maine, than by the sea. Situated on the Deer Isle Thorofare, Stonington is a working fishing village with stunning views of Penobscot Bay. Watch the lobster boats come in with their daily catch, stroll the docks, and enjoy fresh seafood right from the source. There’s nothing quite like fresh lobster straight from the dock to your door.
2. On Foot
There are many ways to experience Stonington on foot. Take a leisurely stroll down Main Street and window shop the local boutiques and galleries. Or, hike along Edgar M. Tennis Preserve for breathtaking after breathtaking views from the various rock ledges and discover swimming holes hidden off the beaten path.
3. From Above
For a bird's eye view of Stonington, head to Beech Hill Preserve. This nature preserve offers miles of hiking trails and panoramic views of the town and surrounding countryside.
4. From the Past
This rich-in-history small town also offers the only access to part of Acadia National Park, - Isle Au Haut, a remote island. The island can only be reached by boat, with no cars allowed, making it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Isle Au Haut Mailboat is just a 2 minute walk from the Bayview House! The island is home to miles of hiking trails, scenic vistas, and wildlife, and it is a dream come true for those who love nature and outdoor adventure. While Isle Au Haut is only a short boat ride from Stonington, it feels like a world away, and it is sure to provide you and your group with an unforgettable experience.
To access the property, our team will provide you with a lock code for the electronic keypad prior to your arrival.
Bayview House is a tranquil New England destination with harbor views catered to small families, couples, solo travelers, and even your furry friend if you wish to bring them along.
Get comfortable on the couch with your furry friend at your feet and enjoy the cotton candy color skies along with the beauty of the harbor. In addition, it’s a fabulous spot to curl up with a book and have a drink as you watch the lobster boats pass by.
You can also have your perfect storybook moment snuggled up on the oversized leather chair with room to invite a little one on your lap for story time or a nap. And if you must keep up with your favorite show, there’s also a large flat-screen SMART TV with streaming options, for your convenience. If it's time to share, make sure you check the board games and have fun together!
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen at Bayview House is a dream come true for the cook in your family. With all the appliances you could need and plenty of counter space, you'll be able to prepare your favorite meals easily. The wooden cupboards and floors give the area a warm and rustic feel, while the large window with views of the water lets in plenty of natural light. Whether you're whipping up a breakfast feast or preparing a home-cooked meal to enjoy on the deck, this kitchen is sure to make your vacation even more special.
Oven with gas cooktop
Stainless steel fridge
Tea kettle and coffee maker
Complete set of dishes, pots, and pans with a lobster pot included!
In the dedicated space for dining, the antique drop-leaf table is the perfect place to gather your family for a meal and take in the views of the harbor. This table style saves room but can be extended for enjoying a home-cooked meal with friends or simply relaxing over a cup of coffee on a lazy morning.
Bedrooms & Baths
The bedroom in this home is just as delightful as the rest of the house, with a cozy and comfortable take on coastal New England which allows you to be transported to a simpler time in maritime history.
Primary Suite: The second-floor room has a comfortable queen-sized bed, perfect for a good night's sleep after taking in all the sights and sounds this beautiful area offers. The large windows let in plenty of natural light and stunning ocean views. Whether you're waking up to watch the sunrise over the water or falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing onshore, this bedroom is sure to make your stay even more special.
The ensuite to this second-floor primary suite is a rustic oasis with a large skylight, shower, and jacuzzi tub. Guests love the natural light and spacious feel of this unique space as they soak the cares of the world away before drifting off to sleep completely relaxed.
Second Sleeping Space: The full-size living room sleeper sofa offers a comfortable place to sleep two additional guests with views of the harbor through the glass pane doors, offering gentle breezes and serene water noises--a wonderful place to relax and destress.
Main floor bathroom and laundry space: The bathroom is large and airy with a shower-tub combo, perfect for a relaxing bath after a long day of sightseeing. There’s also a stacked full-size washer and dryer to keep your clothes clean and linens fresh throughout your stay.
Sleeping accommodations for 4
The rocky and rugged Maine coastline surrounds this home with views that feel like you're living in a storybook. It's hard not to be enchanted by the exterior of this traditional coastal home perched by the water, with its massive deck and BBQ making it the perfect place to enjoy the sun and the sound of the waves as they lap the shore. Besides the white exterior and Tiffany blue front door, the large windows provide plenty of light and breeze. Choosing to stay here, we’re sure you’ll agree there's no better way to enjoy coastal New England than this home - whether you're cooking up a feast on the BBQ, simply enjoying a peaceful evening on the deck, or using the yoga mats and make your body feel great while you breath fresh air!
Stonington is located on Deer Isle and can be reached by car via Route 1 from Bangor or Bar Harbor. The town has its own small airport, Stonington Municipal Airport, which offers daily service to Boston. If you're coming from out of state, the closest airports are Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.
When coming to this property, guests have the option to arrive by boat or car.
We recommend that guests have a personal vehicle for running errands and exploring the area, although Uber/Lyft/taxis are available.
The closest airports are:
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB / KBHB) - 25.3 miles
Bangor International Airport (BGR) - 45.7 miles
Augusta State Airport (AUG) - 57.2 miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM) - 89.1 miles
This home is owned and operated by Ohana Inns. Our full-service vacation rental company means family, and we offer warm and welcoming accommodations for the whole family, including your furry friend.
Please note that this home does not include an elevator for wheelchair access.
Here at BayView House, we welcome your four-legged family member. However, we ask you to help us with the following pet rules while staying with us.
1. Please don't leave your pet in the rooms unattended.
Why? Because they miss you and from our experience of being professional hosts since the 90's, when they are lonely they howl or bark causing others to lose the quiet enjoyment on the property. Lonely pets also use the bed or other furniture to snuggle on while you are away. This is super tough for our housekeepers to remedy because blankets or comforters need to be washed or replaced, also furnishings can take hours to remove hair from so we can present a clean space for the next guest. Maine is a very pet friendly place and since you brought them on vacation we hope you keep them with you so they can enjoy "Vacation Land" as much as humans do.
2. Please pick up all the poop/excrement they may have.
3. Please have your pup on a leash when enjoying the common areas.
4. Please try to refrain your dog from barking.
We have supplied you with a pet basket, which includes the following.
1. A blanket to be used if your pet sleeps on the furniture or with you on the bed.
2. A towel to be used if your pet gets wet.
We have dog treats, extra poo bags and a water bowl in the common room.
*There will be an additional cleaning fee charged if your pet makes a mess of the room or the bedding. We hope that you and your four-legged family member have a great stay here at Inn On The Harbor in Stonington.