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The Riverhouse - a Riverfront Property on Maine's Midcoast

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The 'Riverhouse', located in Orland, Maine is a furnished 2 bedroom Cape. Located on the Penobscot River, the views of the river and bay are dramatic with beach privileges and boat anchorage available. Conveniently located 10 minutes from historic Castine, 1 hour from Acadia National Park, and 45 minutes from Bangor International Airport, the house becomes an easy commute, centrally located within Maine's mid coast region. Make this the season you spend at a Maine vacation rental property. To view a slide show of my property, please visit:


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Because of the height of deck, this property is not suitable for small children ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom #1: 1 double


  • Bedroom #2: 1 double


  • Bedrooms are identical excepting size of actual room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2015 -- replacing with large walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom is small

Other Amenities

  • Each bedroom has a double bed. Boat anchorage and space provided for helicopter service. Tours, private chefs or chauffeurs can be made available....moreless


  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV is provided...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    a new flat screen is provided...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    On the property or several others within a short drive...moreless

  • Beach View:

    The property sits back with a gentle slope to a private beach on salt water....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    within a short walk on the property...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    10 miles/10 minutes to the ocean...moreless

  • River:

    Penobscot River...moreless

  • Rural:

    This property is in a rural setting with neighbors around....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Eastern Channel of the Penobscot River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    a window unit in the living room is available...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    a laundrymat is available in nearest town - 8 miles away...moreless

  • Heating:

    furnace provides heating to entire house...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet is included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    a new flat screen tv is located in this room which seats 2 separately and sofa is adjacent...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    land line telephone is available...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets per guest per week...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    a laundrymat is available in nearest town - 8 miles away...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full service of china is available in addition to cooking and sundry utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The property has a full kitchen including a dishwasher...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sundry pantry items are furnished including paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    a large open deck is on the back of the house which overlooks the river...moreless

  • Golf:

    2 notable golf courses are nearby in Bucksport and Castine 8 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented in an adjoining town - Castine (8 mi)...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    expansive lawns and perennial gardens are available for all to enjoy...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    a gas grill is provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    tennis courts are available in Castine - 10 miles away...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Off Season #2
Oct 11 - Dec 31, 2015
4 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McLeod's in Bucksport or Dennett's in Castine
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
100 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
McLeod's or several in Castine
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snowbowl

Car: Necessary

The Riverhouse is located in the very versatile 'Mid-Coast' region of Maine. Because of the large influx of summer visitors, many amenities usually uncommon in this small area are now available. A must-see area within our region is Acadia National Park which is located less than an hour away. The property's private beach or public beaches dot the many lakes, river or ocean in the region which provide for swimming, fishing and boating. In addition, many antique shops provide hours of shopping availability.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I'm a retired corporate auditor who grew up 2 houses from my rental property so know the region well. Many hours were spent during my 'growing' years on our beach as that was our playground. I, now, am living in my mother's house which is where I grew up.

Why the Owner Chose Orland:
While growing up near my rental property, I delivered the weekly paper the 'Grit'. After many years of decline, the house was eventually passed down to family members living in New Jersey. After they realized that the distance was too great for them to use the property as a weekend retreat, they offered the property to me as my parents owned all the ajoining property to the water. I bought the house and started renovations which took about 1 & 1/2 years to complete.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most unique benefit for visitors would be the private beach where one can sunbath with or w/out clothing, fish, swim or just walk looking for treasures. A short 5 minute walk will get you there. If that is too much of a challenge, try relaxing on the deck overlooking the river.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Wine and b/eyed susans

    Wine and b/eyed susans

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • View from back lawn

    View from back lawn

  • Front gardens

    Front gardens

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from deck

    View from deck

Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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The Riverhouse - A riverfront property on Maine's midcoast

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