Heart of the Borough. Family friendly 4 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
About Lauren Lewis
We are a family of four who fell in love with Stonington many years ago.
Lauren Lewis purchased this Townhouse in 2011
Why Lauren Lewis chose Stonington
We have been visiting Stonington for over 30 years since Stonington was more of a working-class, Portuguese immigrant community. What hasn't changed is the beauty of its setting and how committed its residents are to its preservation.
What makes this Townhouse unique
We love how Grey House functions whether we are visiting as a family or whether we are entertaining friends. Whomever wakes first can dash out to Indulge for bagels or egg sandwiches and pick up the paper and a quart of milk at Tom's. Even the young kids can bike or walk around town or to the playground or beach. Daily constitutionals around the Borough are one of our favorite rituals.
no gates or window guards
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great place to rent in Stonington
Great property with easy walking to restaurants, shops, beach, etc!!!
Gorgeous house in a perfect location. Lauren was a pleasure to deal with. We can’t wait to go back!
Thanks so much, Kerry. We loved having you. Looking forward to your next visit!
Delightful townhouse in the Borough
The Grey House was a perfect place for my husband, our two teens and a friend to spend a week together. We are former Borough residents and it was a comfortable, aesthetically lovely and roomy home-base for us.
Thank you for your kind comments, Betsy. You were a delight to host!
Beautiful historic seaboard town, lovely location. House is smaller than expected, two stories with 3 smaller BR and “technically” accommodates 8. Downstairs living areas also felt quite small. one TV. Appliances high end. *Follow the house rules. Stonington is a quiet and lovely part of the New England past!
We were surprised to read to that you felt our home was smaller than anticipated. In seven years of renting, we have never heard this. In fact, the adjectives we see most often are “spacious” and “accommodating’,” particularly since we’re located in the historic Borough where most of the homes were built over 150 years ago and our home is probably the largest home available. While we cannot control expectations, we can confirm that our listing is accurate and specific, and that we do have four distinct, good size bedrooms, an oversized kitchen, generous dining, living, a separate 2nd fl common area, and a separate TV room.
Lovely weekend getaway!
The large galley style kitchen and huge dining table in this lovely home was truly the "hub" of our "Friends-giving" Weekend in the Borough! Perfect for our party of 8 adults. The owner was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. All emails were returned in a timely manner. Thank you, Lauren, for making yet another gathering of long time friends a truly memorable one!
Thanks for your wonderful review, Patty. We truly appreciate it and hope to host you again soon!
What a lovely home in a historic district that's a feast for the eyes. Quaint shops, wonderful restaurants, gorgeous beaches and architectural gems all around. This beautiful home is a gem itself, lovingly restored, impeccably clean and well appointed. It was the perfect place for "girls' weekend". We loved sitting on the pretty garden patio in the afternoon with a cup of tea or glass of wine, thoroughly enjoyed the spacious dining room for meals, and appreciated the bright living room for relaxing and chatting. The kitchen is totally up to date but perfectly in sync with the period in which the house was built. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Altogether it was one of the most delightful and memorable "girls' weekends" we've had. And this was our 44th! So glad we found this captivating house in Stonington!
Thank you for your glowing review, Mary!
We're so glad you chose to celebrate your 44th "girls' weekend" in our home.
Considered the quintessential Connecticut village, Stonington Borough is brimming with history. Walk out the front door and experience life in the heart of a spectacular fishing village, built on a peninsula and surrounded by water. Stroll past perfectly preserved buildings dating from pre-Revolutionary times. Walk to charming Dubois beach, great for kids, picnics, shelling, spectacular sunsets, situated on a point with views to three different states. On your way to the beach, visit the Old Lighthhouse Museum which details Stonington's colorful history. Stonington harbor attracts world-class sailboats and yachts while commercial lobster boats share the waters. At the dock, buy your live lobsters right off the Lady Lynn or pick up seafood at the honor-system shack. Dock your boat at Dodson's or Don's Dock or bring your kayak and launch it right in the Borough. Just around the corner are wonderful restaurants and cafes and some of the finest antique shops and art galleries in the region. Just steps away is a children's playground that abuts a Saturday farmer's market that features organic, local meats, seafood, produce and baked goods. Rent a sailboat, kayak or paddleboat for the day at the Sailing Foundation, just two blocks away. Walk to tennis courts, playing fields, a community center, basketball courts. Excellent options for golfers include the Pequot Golf Club, Weekapaug Golf Course and Elmridge.
Stonington Library, a block away, has wonderful children's programs, reading rooms and periodicals. Just a few miles away is Mystic Seaport, a living museum with a wondrous array of sailing ships and vessels. In addition to an extensive schedule of demonstrations like blacksmithing, knot-tying, bread baking, and wooden ship restoration, listen to storytellers and discover the incredible children’s museum. Close by is the Mystic Aquarium with its amazing exhibits of underwater life and the largest natural habitat of Beluga whales and African penguins in the U.S. Nearby places of historical interest are the Nathaniel Palmer House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Brant Pt. Lighthouse, Watch Hill Lighthouse, the Submarine Force Museum with the USS Nautilus, a WWII submarine. Dennison Pequotsepos Nature Center is five minutes from the Borough with summer programs for kids, interpretive walks and naturalists. Other nearby parks and nature preserves with hiking and biking options include Bluff Island State Park, Haley Farm State Park, Pequot Woods Park, Knox Preserve and the Manatuck Preserve right in the Borough. Just ten minutes north is Westerly, RI, gateway to some of the finest ocean beaches anywhere: Watch Hill, Misquamicut, and Matunick. Summer theater is abundant: Westerly runs its “Shakespeare in the Park” every July, check the programs at the Granite Theater, Theatre by the Sea and the Garde Arts Center. Westerly also hosts the Westerly Pops and the Salt Marsh Opera Compay. The prestigious Eugene O’Neill playhouse in New London presents nightly staged readings of new plays in workshop by playwrights like Theresa Rebeck and Lanford Wilson. For cinema, discover the Olde Mystick Village Cinema showing three screens of art and independent movies. Find the mainstream multiplex cinemas in nearby Stonington and Groton. Take the Connecticut wine trail through picturesque countryside to over 16 local vineyards that offer tours and tastings, starting just outside the Borough at Salt Water Farm Vineyard.
Close by, but far enough away are Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, that in addition to offering vast gaming options, boast world-class restaurants and performances by jazz and pop superstars like Beyonce and Bon Jovi.
There is so much to see and do!