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Post & Beam Coastal Mountains Jaw-Dropping Mountain & Ocean Views

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Light everywhere expansive feel 200 ft drop

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking for absolutely breathtaking 360-degree views enjoyed in complete privacy five to eight minutes drive from two quaint harbor towns, then this vacation getaway is for you. Perched high on a mountainside, this house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wrap-around porch, lofts, cathedral ceiling, and with windows and skylights on all sides to let in the truly magnificent, commanding vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guestroom/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, plus a half bath with sunken vessel sink. A country kitchen including a classic cast iron/enameled cook stove, gas range, and slate counter tops with mountain views from the sink. Elegant decor throughout. This house is intimate and romantic, while the views on all sides bring the outside in.


Our View and our Unique Setting:: Forests below you and blueberry fields above, you look down over the lush treetops or pick your own blueberries in season above the house. All neighbors are acres away and almost completely invisible. You will have to crick your neck to see the rooftop of one of them behind you from the wide porch, and then you will only see a part of a roof. You may see bald eagles and hawks soar below you! The peace and quiet and privacy here will amaze you, and there is virtually no traffic near us as we are situated at the turnaround of a small paved road high on the slope, and at the end of a long, steep private drive. On the surrounding mountains to the Ocean, on all sides you will see nothing but forests and meadows dotted by a few fine houses in the distance with their cheerful lights at night. You see dozens of the islands on the Ocean, with Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mt. Desert Island in Acadia National Park 50 miles away as the crow flies.

Sea, Sky, Mountains, the Area:: The sunrise—if you are up for it—will sparkle on the water and sunsets will turn it a deep pink. The area provides infinite possibility for the Nature lover, sailor, historian, art aficionado, birdwatcher or stargazer. For those who long for the water there are day sails, bareboat charters (better be an experienced skipper), lighthouse trips, lobster fishing cruises and eco-tours, lobster-bakes on islands, ferries, whale-watching, kayak and rafting trips, and three to six day nautical adventures on the classic tall ships and wooden schooners known locally and historically as Windjammers. For landlubbers there are hiking trails, starting right outside your door, all over Camden Hills State Park and beyond, as well as on breathtakingly beautiful trails known only to locals, which we will share with you when you come. If you are a bird lover, you will have an overwhelming chorus of birdsong right up at the house. The night sky is amazing.

Dining, Art, Life-style:: There is world-class cuisine and all manner of dining experiences, from waterfront fish-shacks to French to be had in the area, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, home of the Wyeth collection, and historic old harbors and quaint, busy waterfronts everywhere, filled with fishing vessels, luxury yachts from all over the world, and classic wooden sailboats. The house is equipped with wireless access and cable. Outdoor equipment includes Adirondack chairs, barbecue grill and hammock; well-behaved pets allowed upon approval. Children always welcome.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Loft- the futon sofa is a double...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    the queen is a sleep sofa...moreless

  • This house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wraparound porch (from which to count islands or stars or treetops), lofts, cathedral ceiling; windows and skylights on all sides let in the truly magnificent, panoramic vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guest room/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one Full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. Some amenities listed, such as video library, childrens games, toys and books; sandbox (informally from our personal/family colection) available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    the tub is a deep, very large whirlpool; separate shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    elegant drop-in vessel sink and access from two sides...moreless

  • There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, with nautical decor and candles, plus a Japanese-themed half bath with sunken vessel sink. The half bath can function either as a powder room or as an ensuite bathroom for the first floor occupants....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We will be available for advice on activities, dining, excursions etc. throughout your stay. Weekly maid service is complimentary. Being perched high on a mountain-side, our driveway is steep, but accessible year round, paved, with two-three parking spaces at the house and more on the driveway below. The house is suitable for the elderly if they are very fit: my father was 82 years old when he braved the steep wooden steps up to the house and the spiral staircase easily; small children will need supervision negotiating both. If you get here, and need certain additional things, such as toys, children's books, high chair or crib, we will consider sharing our own growing family's personal things on a case by case basis. Boats and Kayaks are easily charted or rented close by, as are every sort of bike. Catering, shopping, delivery, outfitting and additional maid services can be provided upon request. We do have a wood stove and cast iron stove, prefer you use our gas range & propane heat....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    We are on a mountain shoulder 400 feet above sea level. The peak is Mount Pleasant, close to 1500 feet. one of the Camden Hills of Edna St. Vincent Millay fame, including of Camden Hills State Park....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    Sweeping views and stunning setting, mountain views on every side, Ocean to the East. We are completely private, perched high on a mountain, yet we are a four minutes from a charming historic harbor!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Natural Features

  • Private Island

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter & Spring Season
Jan 4 - May 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$350
$1,950 $8,550
Early High Season
May 17 - Jun 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$350
$2,450 $9,330
High Season
Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,550 $9,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$9,330
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 8%

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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knox County Regional Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Goose River or Rockport, Samoset Resort 6 miles
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Rockland
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Junction Routes 17 and 90
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snowbowl Camden
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rockport

Car: Necessary

Your stay on Spruce Head Island will be so unforgettable that you will wish to come back every year. The house itself will be an oasis and retreat in which you will be drawn to spend hours and days. But you will also be torn between staying there, musing or playing on the lawn high on the island crest; embraced by the unique feel of the cozy little house whose original true divided light windows frame the view to perfection…and combing the beaches and coves, sailing the Bay, sea-kayaking or canoeing on charter craft, or having an experienced skipper take you out; you may be drawn to hiking all day, strolling out your front door and exploring the island, or wandering about the authentic historic harbor towns everywhere around. Lighthouses, state parks, mountains, sea, rocky coves and sandy beaches all await you; but also food: fresh catch at a local fish shack, or up to and including establishments with cuisine that rivals any in New York. If summer in Maine is a unique and prized experience, Midcoast Maine lies at its heart, and Spruce Head Island is a prized gem and well kept secret right in the middle of it all. Step into another world when you drive across its causeways….

The area offers a great deal. The traditional summer haunt of old families for generations, the rocky coast of Maine is dotted with over 4000 islands, and a number of them are visible from the cottage. You will be in the very heart of them and on the crest of one. Experienced skippers can charter a boat in one of the nearby harbors, sail to this one, anchor or moor at the marina (upon request), and test their skills in one of the three greatest sailing grounds of the world, matched only by the Aegean and the Caribbean. A beach-comber’s paradise starts just outside your door, or a short drive away with endless coves to explore everywhere; also serious hiking trails among the coastal mountains of Edna St. Vincent Millay fame. Fresh seafood at fish shacks and world-class dining around the corner and within a short drive; museums and galleries for art aficionados; classic tall-ship and schooner trips; whale-watching; lobster-bakes on islands; lighthouses (several a stone’s throw away); sea kayak rentals; ferries to island art colonies and tours of classic harbors with grand summerhouses; the possibilities are endless. Acadia National Park is an easy day trip away.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We, Michael and Melody Talcott, were married in 1999, and have been living on a boat in the heart of Boston Harbor since 2006. Michael is a senior Network Engineer in charge of all communications for a major hedge fund/private investment firm. In his spare time he can be found sanding and painting his boat or rebuilding his marine engine. Melody is a free lance writer and focuses on our successful vacation rental business. We have a nine year old son and a German Shepherd and rescue Pomeranian, three cats and horses. Melody is world-traveled and multilingual, enjoys life in Maine and Boston, Michael is a Coloradan (and Texan) with an insatiable intellectual curiosity and wide-ranging interests.

Why Rockport:
This was our dream house. We knew the man who built it, a friend of ours, Cpt. Rick Miles, former Master of the Pilot Schooner Timberwind out of Rockport Harbor at the time, now Master of the Wanderbird, who built it with his own hands. Its Post & Beam log components are from a kit shipped from Canada, but many of the features are hand-finished by Rick and his wife Karen, some by us. It is minutes from all the activities of the mid coast, but set apart, with a sense of remoteness and freedom from the bustle of the world, sweeping views and with an immense sense of privacy, completely surrounded by nature. The setting is unique, on a steep hill with a very dramatic drop, Mountains & Sea

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love renting our house in part because it has become a resounding success as a business, in part because it is a personal pleasure to us to share it with others. The place is that unique! Having the opportunity to give others the experience of it is very satisfying. The house has a tendency to select its own guests, people for whom it is a perfect fit. It has elements of a Swiss Chalet and a Maine cottage, an Adirondack camp or a Maine summer retreat that might appeal to one of the old families that summer here. It in fact has some appointments that belonged to such a family, my own, At the same time it is decidedly rustic in all the right ways, with a unique air of authenticity and charm, something very hard to find. If you add to all of that the breathtaking way the outside breaks into the house, the way the views pervade every room, the light of dawn or dusk transform the place in new ways each day and each hour, then you have a place unlike any other, a sort of gem that in this day and age is increasingly difficult to find.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, Cherokee Giduwa

 

Photos

  • Light everywhere expansive feel 200 ft drop

    Light everywhere expansive feel 200 ft drop

  • Open Loft Bedrooms: cozy nooks and stunning views

    Open Loft Bedrooms: cozy nooks and stunning views

  • Window Wall from Master Balcony

    Window Wall from Master Balcony

  • Library/Brdm 3 Antiques & Ambiance open or private

    Library/Brdm 3 Antiques & Ambiance open or private

  • Whirlpool Tub with Nautical Charts

    Whirlpool Tub with Nautical Charts

  • Stickley Oak Table Antique Chairs & Soap Stone Stove & Loft

    Stickley Oak Table Antique Chairs & Soap Stone Stove & Loft

  • Favorite Wicker Chair, Ottoman, Wraparound Porch

    Favorite Wicker Chair, Ottoman, Wraparound Porch

  • You Can See Forever

    You Can See Forever

  • 400 feet above sea level dramatic drop

    400 feet above sea level dramatic drop

  • Great Room Style Arrangements with Panoramic Views

    Great Room Style Arrangements with Panoramic Views

  • Treetops

    Treetops

  • Wrap-around Porch: These Days with Flowers, Outdoor Table, Cushions and Barbeque

    Wrap-around Porch: These Days with Flowers, Outdoor Table, Cushions and Barbeque

  • Perched High! 360 degree views and wide porch

    Perched High! 360 degree views and wide porch

  • More Photos available upon request

    More Photos available upon request

  • Delft patterned bedding, orientals, family birds eye maple, shoji, sky lights

    Delft patterned bedding, orientals, family birds eye maple, shoji, sky lights

  • Surrounded by Mountains and Light

    Surrounded by Mountains and Light

  • Yes, Gas Range too, Slate Counters and Cast Iron

    Yes, Gas Range too, Slate Counters and Cast Iron

  • Romanatic Nooks Nautical Decor

    Romanatic Nooks Nautical Decor

  • Don't Get Anything Done!

    Don't Get Anything Done!

  • Part of the View from the Loft 360 Degrees of Mountains; new 3D & HD Surround

    Part of the View from the Loft 360 Degrees of Mountains; new 3D & HD Surround

  • Eagle's Airy

    Eagle's Airy

  • Open Floor Plan

    Open Floor Plan

  • Country Magic English Terrace & Rock Gardens

    Country Magic English Terrace & Rock Gardens

  • You Could Be Sitting Here

    You Could Be Sitting Here

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Speaks: english, french, german, Cherokee Giduwa
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