Downeast Maine Coastal Retreat
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The newly renovated 1850 farm house is set high on a fifty five acre farmstead, surrounded by ten acres of open fields that lead to a spruce-fir forest. In front of the house, across the road, are three acres of field with 450 feet of frontage on Cobscook Bay. The screened porch looks directly at the water and beautiful sunrises. The climate is temperate and offers sea breezes that cool the house on the warmest summer days.
There is a sitting area at the rear of the house, accented by a rock boundary and perennial gardens. Night time in the backyard affords unprecedented stargazing, with zero light pollution. The level lawn on the north side of the house provides a safe and comfortable place for small children to play. The screened and furnished front porch is a great place for morning coffee or evening cocktails.
The shore in front of the house provides access to the bay for kayaking to explore the nearby sheltered coves and islands of the bay. The town landing, approximately 15 minutes away on Hersey Neck, offers deepwater access for larger craft at all tidal levels via a floating dock and boat ramp; ample free parking is provided. There is a public beach at the end of Leighton Neck Road, approximately 1.25 miles from the house.
Leighton Neck is located in the Cobscook Bay, a 40 square mile body of water. The Bay’s 200 miles of coastline embrace nine Maine and two New Brunswick communities. Cobscook Bay is unique among the estuaries of the eastern seaboard, as it is still a pristine marine ecosystem supporting hundreds of species, including the most productive scallop beds in Maine. It provides the nesting area for the largest population of Bald Eagles in the Northeast, and these birds can often be seen feeding or resting along the shore in front of the house. While sheltered by narrow access to both the larger Passamaquoddy Bay to the north and the enormous Bay of Fundy to the east, Cobscook is still subject to the massive Fundy tidal flows; a tidal range of 20 to 28 vertical feet occurs on our shorefront, providing a constantly changing marine environment.
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Two light touring kayaks provided.
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
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7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $136 nightly, 21 nights or more $136 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
50% deposit is required to hold reservation. Deposit is refundable if notice of cancellation is given 60 days prior to arrival. Arrive at 4 pm on Saturday and depart by 11 am the following Saturday.
- Tax Rate 7%
We rent from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 11 am. No pets, no smoking.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The house is set high on the land, affording an excellent water view.
View from East
View from front porch
Rear patio with partial view of the surrounding field.
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Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013