Nestled in one of the best locations in Stonington, Shipshape is the perfect place to relax and unwind on your Maine vacation. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Penobscot Bay from the cottage's comfortable living spaces, or step outside and explore the beauty of Sand Beach.

Please note that from the last week in June through August, in general and for most properties, there is a 7 – night minimum stay from either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Please call us for assistance or for special requests and we will be happy to accommodate whenever possible.



Apr-2024 Jan-2025


Stonington 6 Guests  2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





Pets are allowed. But please ask for permission first with this property

Cost/Night: from $150

Property Description

Shipshape is a one-level waterfront cottage located in one of the best locations in Stonington. Cozy, charming and unpretentious, this cottage includes a comfortable living and dining area, a small, efficient kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms all on one level. Bedroom one has a queen bed and bedroom two has two twins and a bunk bed. There is a pull-out sofa in the living room. While there is no TV, there is Internet.


Sand Beach Road, close to Stonington Village, is a quiet, somewhat narrow road that runs along the shore, offering spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and the inner islands. Sand Beach is next door, and is a magical area that one has to experience to understand. A good beach for swimming and for children to play and explore, the cove water tends to be a little warmer in that area. Spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Waterfront property located next to Sand Beach in Stonington.


Waterfront, Washer & Dryer, Hot water baseboard heat, Telephone, Hi-Speed Internet.


dishwasher Washer/Dryer Internet Cable/Satellite TV Heat BBQGas Phone In Unit Mooring Private Dock/Pier Deck Furniture

Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Outdoor Shower Outdoor Seating Fireplace Wood Stove Kayak Canoe Lobster Pot

Sleeping Situation

1st Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Queen
2nd Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Twin


We loved it here and would definitely go again!

July 27, 2023

The cottage is so unique and right on a large ocean front property with rock ledges and small private beach. My kids caught crabs every day and we paddle boarded to nearby islands. Stonington was 1.5 miles away where we went to eat and shopped and talked to locals. My kids are ages 9-14 and loved every minute here. The cottage itself was very clean when we arrived and we were in love from the beginning with its private feel. The views are stunning. The bunk room not pictured is in a very small room and more rustic which we didnt end up using. By the end of our trip the twin bedroom was getting a little ‘damp’ and the it began to feel like a cottage in a rustic landscape. But we loved it here and would definitely go again!

$1,000,000 views from a rustic cabin

October 1, 2021

The property is simply amazing. The views are so that you don’t even want to go anywhere else. The property is large and you can walk directly to the waterfront where there is a small private and a larger public beach. The seating area in front of the house is just so lovely.

The property managers were responsive and let us check in early.

When it came to the cabin, I think it depends on what kind of person you are. I thought it was earthy and cozy and looked a little lived-in. My mom who prefers to stay in high(er) end hotels or rentals was struggling a little. She said it was a bit dirty and run down with too much stuff in it. So assess your comfort level.

The kitchen had all you needed to cook including a big pot for steaming lobsters.

Other notes: the internet is not good enough for zoom or google meet. It has a download of about 10 Mbps and an upload of only 0.8 Mbps. It’s ok for emails and web pages but that’s about it.

Bring bug spray.

There were some housekeeping issues. We found green moldy coffee grinds in the coffee maker and old potatoes that approached liquid state in one of the cupboards. There were only two towels, one in each bathroom when we arrived, and no others to be seen. We were just two people so didn’t really care. When we then did a load of laundry, we found lots of towels wet in the dryer. Turned out the dryer was broken and didn’t produce any heat. The hairdryer was broken but we found a second working one. There was only 1 wine glass and two other glasses, the rest were plastic cups. All no big deals, but together just added to a sense it could be managed a little better.

The island is a delight, I would absolutely come back to the island and also stay again at Shipshape cabin, which I thought was good value. My mom is a yes to the island and a maybe for Shipshape. 😀

Sweet Spot

September 15, 2020

This small private and rustic cabin is in a sweet spot with beautiful views and access to a small beach with wonderful rock formations. We had a magnificent stay!

Nice location, great view

June 27, 2020

Just what we needed.


July 11, 2019

This cottage is really special. The location and its view are remarkable. The cottage itself is very charming with lots of history and individual touches, and we felt very much at home during our stay. The convenience of a short walk down to the beach makes the stay even more perfect. Plus, it’s right next to a public beach and trail! I don’t have enough good things to say about this spot or Deer Isle- simply beautiful!


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