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Yesterday's charm, modern conveniences, walk to everything.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Water views, open floor plan, private bath for each of two bedrooms.

We are located within an easy walk to Stonington Village restaurants, shops, library, churches, fishing pier, best scallops available, farmer's market, tennis courts, and Dodson Boat Yard. One queen size and one pair of twin beds on second floor, each with private bath. Small yard with water view of Napatree and Sandy Point. The only requirements for your enjoyment is to unpack your bags and plan your visit.

Joan Rowley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Joan Rowley

Joan started out as a Registered Nurse, and Craig as an Electrical Engineer. Somewhere around 1975 they made a leap of faith and went into businesses of their own. Joan owned Reprographics Unlimited in Glastonbury, CT. Craig provided design services and managed a small crew engaged in restoration of period homes. We're both retired now.

Joan Rowley purchased this townhome in 1985

Why Joan Rowley chose Stonington

We've kept a small boat in Stonington since about 1958. Many memorable days enjoying the beaches and nights of fishing. Our grandchildren now enjoy these same pleasures here.

What makes this townhome unique

It's all about the location and view. Our home is situated on a dead end street with water views to Watch Hill, Sandy Point, and Fishers Island. An afternoon stroll through our historic village brings you to several excellent restaurants and dockside dining. Visit the Stonington Historical Society Lighthouse Museum and see our restored cannons dating from the War of 1812 at Cannon Square. Launch your kayak near the fish dock and tour the harbor. See our fishing fleet while your there. Enjoy the boat traffic and sunsets from Stonington Point.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to Thank you for your generous hospitality ...... and it made our stay so enjoyable. We will definitely return
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Stonington in New London County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom, first floor - Located within laundry room on first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is ensuite with the queen bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is ensuite with the twin bedroom
  • Bath tub/shower with tiled walls and floor (queen double bedroom, second floor). Shower (twin bedroom, second floor) has ceramic tiled floor and fiberglass shower stall. Modern, tastful decor in each. Well lighted and ventilated. Storage drawers in vanities. Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • South bedroom, second floor: Queen size double with ensuite bath. Tub with shower, lavatory, toilet. North bedroom, second floor: Twin beds with ensuite bath. Shower, lavatory, toilet. Each bedroom has closet, dresser, reading lamps. Window air conditioner in each bedroom. Blankets and linens provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This property is a two story duplex style home built in1887. It has been tastfully redesigned, upgraded, and furnished. Owners Joan and Craig Rowley occupy the adjacent unit and are ready to assist with local knowledge and recommendations.


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Yesterday's charm, modern conveniences, walk to everything.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

great place and great owners

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my family and I

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stonington Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week in 'Next Door' after a hectic week in NYC. Joan and Craig saw to our every need and the house was perfect.....and hospitality second to none!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you and you wonderful family here. Joan and Craig
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springfield, vermont, usa

fabulous stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Next Door over Labor Day weekend with friends and it was great! The house is immaculate, the bed and linens comfortable. We took advantage of the backyard, sitting in the setting sun having cocktails. The kitchen has pretty much everything you would need. Joan and Craig were delightful hosts, very helpful with suggestions for dinner out and beaches. We would wholeheartedly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Heights, NJ USA

Wonderful Stay - Walkable to All Stonington's Charms

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful stay at "Next Door" in Stonington, CT. The owners were a pleasure to work with and made the rental process very easy. Upon arrival, we were all so pleased with the obvious care that had been put into the property. We felt very welcome indeed!

The rental is extremely comfortable, "boaty" in many respects (which is a plus and we love that!) and has a great layout with 2 bedrooms and en suite baths upstairs, wireless internet throughout and DirecTv in the living room.......terrific! And "if only" I could keep my house as neat and clean....

Stonington's main street is about a 5 - 7 minute easy walk...check in with Joan and Craig for their recommendations on restaurants. Good advice for sure! The house kitchen is compact but kitted out perfectly so breakfast, lunch and even dinner are an easy task if you want to "eat in".

We had a wonderful but all too short stay......we look forward to returning to Next Door and Stonington soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Stay, Great Service

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two daughters and I stayed at the property for a recent early Spring weekend.

The place was perfectly maintained with a charming feel. There was a lot of space to spread out in during the rainy part of our stay and just chill out without being on top of each other.

The Borough was great to explore - the owners provided excellent recommendations so we quickly felt like locals, hitting great spots for meals and shopping. It seems they have great reputations in town as cool characters, as many of the locals knew of them, spoke highly of them and usually capped it off with a good chuckle.

My older daughter and I enjoyed the late evening moon and the sounds of the ocean from the kitchen window, very late into the night.

We certainly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laconia, N.H.

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two adult children, stayed here for a weekend while attending memorial services for my brother-in-law. We had rented a VRBO home in Utah in Nov 2012, had a good experience and decided to rent rather than book a hotel room. We were not disappointed! The house was lovely, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and was a short walk to all the shops and attractions in Stonington. Joan and Craig were amazing hosts. We felt so welcome there. There were fresh daffodils from their garden on the dining room table when we arrived and we felt welcome to call them or knock on their door if we had a question or concern. A more gracious couple you could not find. We will definitely plan to stay here when we visit Stonington again. Thank you, Joan and Craig, for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Providence (PVD)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dogwatch Cafe
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
New London, to Orient Point, Block I., Fishers I.
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Mystic, CT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dubois Beach, Stonington
Car: recommended

New England charm in a coastal setting. Historic homes, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium. Excellent water quality for swimming, boating, and fishing. Stonington Harbor for beautiful sunsets and yachting environment. Walk to Dodson Boat Yard. A short half hour drive to Watch Hill, RI beaches and shopping.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58

During the time periods not specified in our rate schedule, we welcome inquiries and will be happy to quote other, shorter term rates.. Our property is also available for winter rental and we welcome inquries

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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