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Historic, delightful home; water views & easy access to town

Historic, delightful home; water views & easy access to town


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

History, charm, location, and view converge to make "Amy%u2019s

Cottage" a delightful retreat to enjoy Stonington%u2019s picturesque

seaside town. Formerly home to local historian Clayton Gross, the

home itself shares a unique piece of American Architectural

history. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a national population

increase created a large demand for housing. Stonington, too, was

growing quickly. Its flourishing granite industry swelled this

small seaside town into a bustling community that provided granite

to such notable structures as the Rockefeller Center, Smithsonian

Institute, and George Washington Bridge, to name just a few. It was

during this time that a national trend developed of buying kit

houses. "Kit Homes" would be ordered by catalogue, arrive at the

nearest train depot, and then delivered by horse-drawn cart, ship,

or truck. During the period of 1900 to 1939 Sears Roebuck & Company

sold approximately 50,000 kit homes nationally, with "Amy%u2019s Cottage"

being one of these treasured homes--the Sears 1905 Fullerton model.

Many of these homes are now listed on the Historic Registry of Homes.

Sears kit homes were well built and comprised such unique features

as built-in ironing boards, china cabinets, room dividing

colonnades, Hoosier cabinets, telephone niches, high quality wood

flooring and trim, and detailed lighting and hardware. Amy%u2019s Cottage

is no exception. The current owner is a professional decorative

painter and has further heightened the home%u2019s warmth and charm with

faux, antique and hand painted finishes around the home. A nice

array of local collectible, antiques, charming decor and original

art enhance the home's appeal. Retaining the features of the

earlier days, the large, eat-in kitchen still contains the old gas

stove, metal sink, original cabinets and built-ins. An adjacent

living room with French doors opens to the foyer, with its elegant

stairwell leading to the second story. Upstairs three enchanting

bedrooms - two bedrooms with queen sized beds, and the third bedroom

with twin bed and twin sized futon, provide complete comfort.

Situated at the foothill to "Stonington Mountain", Amy%u2019s Cottage

begins the gradual descent of homes which cascade down to Stonington

Harbor. Gazing southward, a small church with its prominent steeple

guides the eye onward to the beautiful ocean vista beyond. The

ocean views and glimpses are enjoyed from several vantage points

throughout the home, with the best views upstairs, or out on the

enclosed front porch or deck along the side of the home. Call or

email us for information on more photos!

Walk to town and to beautiful Stonington Harbor to enjoy so much of

what the former owner, local historian Clayton Gross, sought to

preserve in his writings, including Island Chronicles: Accounts of

Days Past in Deer Isle and Stonington (1977) and Steel over

Eggemoggin: A History of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge (1989).

Enjoy samples of his work displayed in the home, or the multitude of

other books left for guests%u2019 enjoyment.

You%u2019ll treasure your time is this historic home. Its bright and

sunlit rooms provide a cheerful atmosphere to enjoy the beauty of

this spectacular area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $500 - $850

  • Weekly Rates (in US Dollars):

    June $ 750
    July & August $ 850
    September & October $ 650
    November - May $ 500*
    *plus a gas heating surcharge

    $65 Cleaning Fee.
    $300 Fully Refundable Security Deposit
    7% Maine State Lodging Tax.
    Off Season & Last Minute Discounts!!!

    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Property Type

  • house


  • pets not allowed


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

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